50 Years Anniversary – SWCC

SWCC 50th Anniversary Celebration

Southwest Virginia Community College celebrates 50 years of service to our communities in 2017. Please make plans to join us as we honor the past, celebrate the present and build the future together.

A Challenge Match has been offered of $50,000 if a total of $50,000 in donations is received for the 50 Years. FORWARD  Scholarship Fund, creating a potential endowment of $100,000 for this special scholarship.
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Anniversary – 50 Years Events


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Campus Party Celebrating 50th Anniversary

May 3rd 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Dr. Estepp & Susan Lowe Time Capsule Dedication

This outdoor event was held on the Quad, and included lots of music, food, games and fun. Among the activities was the  placement of a time capsule near the SWCC Community Bell Tower. The time capsule, containing mementos representing the current college community, is to be opened during SWCC’s 75th anniversary festivities.
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Fall Homecoming Week

September 18 – 23

The 50th Anniversary Homecoming Week promises several must attend campus events!  Decades Days events throughout the week will help celebrate each unique decade of SWCC’s 50 years. The Alumni Celebration is the final event of Homecoming Week and is scheduled for Saturday September 23rd.  If you have attended SWCC during the last 50 years and would like to re-connect with the SWCC Community and your fellow alumni, we extend a warm invitation and hope you will attend.


Golden Anniversary Gala October 21st

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This evening of dining, dancing and entertainment will celebrate SWCC’s past, present and future.
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