Building for a Promising Future

By Dr. Al Roberts

Established in 1970, Southside Virginia Community College is one of 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System. From its humble beginnings, the college has grown to become the leading provider of quality academic and workforce services within the largest community college jurisdiction in our state. The college’s 4,200-square mile service region spans ten counties and also encompasses the city of Emporia.

Meeting the need for education services across such a broad area requires a wide range of diverse options. Consequently, the college serves students from two main campuses, five education centers, and other off-campus sites, as well as through online learning opportunities. The college’s Christanna campus in Alberta currently has six permanent buildings. The John H. Daniel Campus in Keysville has four permanent buildings, including its Learning Resource Center/Student Services building, a 32,700-sqare foot structure completed in 2014. All combined, the college maintains 220,000 square feet of building facilities, 88% of which is allocated for instructional and student use.

And SVCC continues to grow. The college is among the leaders in Virginia’s FastForward workforce credentialing program. Innovative services to help ensure student success continue to be deployed, and connections with area business and industry partners continue to expand.

The college is also growing physically. In September, construction began on a new, two-level Learning Resource Center on the Christanna Campus. The new facility will expand the college’s infrastructure in order to provide exceptional resources for mission-critical activities. When completed in January 2020, the 45,000-square-foot building will house the Christanna Campus library, and it will provide performance space, a food service area, student study and lounge areas, a workout room, and a welcome area. It will also feature a Career Center, a Veterans’ Center, a Credentialing Center, and an IT Training Laboratory. Student services, including financial aid, admissions and records, and IT support, will also be relocated to the new building.

The new Learning Resource Center will play a vital role in the lives of students for semesters and years to come. SVCC offers 23 degrees at the associate level, a host of shorter-term academic and workforce development programs, opportunities for dually enrolled high school students, adult basic education, and other transitional services for non-traditional students. In addition, a comprehensive team of academic advisors, tutors, student services professionals, and counselors are available to help students develop their academic strengths and tackle challenges.

At SVCC, we believe in the transformative power of education to positively impact individual students and the communities we serve. To learn more about how to build your educational future at SVCC, visit the college’s website at Southside.edu or call 434-949-1000. Our team of academic and workforce advisors can help you discover how to create your own promising future.

Dr. Al Roberts is president of Southside Virginia Community College, an institution of higher learning that provides a wide variety of education opportunities to a diverse student population within a service area that spans ten counties and the city of Emporia. He can be reached via email at al.roberts@southside.edu.

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Breast Cancer – Symptoms, Treatment and More

~Community Out-Reach Education~

South Hill – Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women worldwide.  Each year, breast cancer accounts for 12 percent of all cancers diagnosed globally, and is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women.  What are causes, symptoms and stages of breast cancer?  What are current treatments and the newest research related to breast cancer?  What are breast cancer risk factors?

If you are seeking answers to questions like these you should attend October’s C.O.R.E. (Community Out-Reach Education) Program at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital to learn about breast cancer.

This FREE program will be on Monday, October 22nd at 4:00 p.m. in the VCU Health CMH Education Center inside the new C.A.R.E. Building located at 1755 N. Mecklenburg Avenue in South Hill.

The speaker for the program with be Dr. Masey Ross.  Dr. Ross specializes in oncology, the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.  Dr. Ross received her medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, IL.  She completed her residency and internship as well as a fellowship from VCU Medical Center in Richmond, VA.  Dr. Ross evaluates, diagnoses and coordinates care for patients at the Hendrick Cancer and Rehab Center in South Hill; at VCU Medical Center North Hospital and Stony Point 9000 in Richmond.

Reservations are not required for this program; however, they are recommended.  For more information or to register to attend, please call (434) 447-0854 or visitwww.vcu-cmh.org.

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Meherrin River Expected to Crest at 25.5 Feet after Tropical Storm Michael

After all of the rain from Hurricane Michael, especially the rain to the west of us, the Meherrin River is already above Moderate Flood Stage and is overflowing it's banks, flooding parts of Center Street and closing Vetreans Memorial Park and the Meherrin River Park.

At 8:30 Sunday evening, the guage recorded 25.34 feet and the National Weather Service expects a crest of 25.5 feet at 2:00 am on Monday. The estimated flow when the river crests is expected to be over 16,000 cubic feet per second. At a typical depth, the flow of the Meherrin River is less than 500 Cubic feet per second.

The river is expected to be below the 13 foot action stage on Tuesday.

The impact of various water levels is listed below:

34 Feet Water begins to flow across the Hicksford Ave Bridge.
33.5 Feet Water reaches the intersection of Center St and High St.
30 Feet Water reaches the entrance to Meherrin River Park along Hicksford Ave.
25  Feet Homes on Center St between Cleveland Ave and Monroe St are inundated.  Homes along Meherrin Park Rd begin to flood and the ball fields in the EGRA park are flooded.
24 Feet Portions of Center St begin to flood and some residential areas are threatened.
23 Feet Flood waters infiltrate sewer system. The parking lot next to the ball fields in EGRA Park begins to flood.
Water reaches the top of the boat ramp in the Meherrin River Park/EGRA Park.
19 Feet Water covers the walking bridge in the Meherrin River Park.
Meherrin River Park and Veterans Memorial Park are closed to public access.
15 Feet Water begins to cover portions of the walking trail in the Meherrin River Park.
Cautionary stage. Water begins to overflow the banks in the Meherrin River Park.


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