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: Patricia Horne
Graduation Year: 1997
Program of Study: Education and General Studies
Educational News: I earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies w a Licensure in PreK – 6 the grade from Virginia Intermont in 1999. In 2014 I earned a Master’s degree in Education with a minor in Geography.
I am a Kindergarten teacher for Jefferson County Public Schools.
I am also the sponsor of the Rosie Chapman Memorial Scholarship and Heather Keen Memorial Scholarship. I started the Rosie Chapman Memorial scholarship in memory of my grandmother whom dream I would be a teacher. I started the Heather Keen Memorial Nursing Scholarship in memory of my 19 year old niece who died in a tragic car accident. She was a SwCC nursing student.
Name: Betty Cleary
Program of Study: Banking
My name was Betty Musick when I attended college there. My husband Darrell died in 2002. I got remarried in 2010 and now I am a stay at home housewife.
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.