SWCC Alumni Office
We are proud of you and your accomplishments! If you are an alumnus of SWCC, please fill out the alumni update form and let us know how and what you are doing.
Name: Gary R. Blankenship
Graduation Year: 1988
Program of Study: Mined Land Reclamation
Update: Groovin’ in North Carolina
with wife, Carolyn and our baby-dog, Kiki.
Name: Courtney Lowe
Firm: valley college
Graduation Year: 2013
Program of Study: Legal Assistant
Update: I am currently attending Valley College to obtain my degree in Business Administration
Name: Jeannie Keen
Firm: Salem, Va
Graduation Year: 1989
Program of Study: A.S.
Update: I completed my bachelors degree from George Mason University in 1991 and graduated summa cum laude (4.0 GPA) with a my masters degree in clinical social work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1996. I completed the licensure requirements to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in 2009 and also obtained a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2010.
After spending a few years in Northern Virginia I now reside in Salem, Va. with my husband of 26 years and our 7 yo son Christian and 11 yo daughter Olivia.
The majority of my career has been in health care administration and the pharmaceutical industry. I am an Alumni of Leadership Roanoke Valley and currently co-chair their Alumni Committee. I am also a current participant in UVA’s Sorensen Institute Political Leaders Program. I have managed several community projects and local campaigns and I currently own a business on the historic Roanoke City Farmer’s Market.
I’m proud to have completed my first two years of college at SVCC and have been able to successfully stack my degrees and certifications in subsequent years.
Name: Hillary Ratliff
Graduation Year: 2016
Program of Study: VATNP
Educational News: Going on for my BSN through Old Dominion University
Update: Working as a floor nurse for Johnson Memorial Hospital
Name: Chrystal Lee Stevens
Graduation Year: 1996 and 2004
Program of Study: Journalism and Administration of Justice
Update: I recently released a YA Fantasy novel entitled The Coming of Jack Walker. It is available as an e-book and paperback. I will also have it in hardcover at a later date. I have a thriller involving a serial killer and an FBI Profiler called Mandrake. Subtitle The Black Leather Belt Murders. I will be releasing it once I have done some promotion for the current book. I’m also working on the sequel to both at this time.