SWCC Academic News & Campus Events
NEW STUDENTS! Two free orientation sessions scheduled for July!
Get started with confidence, learn about:
- managing your MYSouthwest account
- navigating through Blackboard
- monitoring financial aid
- participating in activities and clubs
- utilizing available resources
- ensuring campus safety
Orientation Session Registration You may also call Shelly Musick, 276.964.7675 or Beth Gianato at 276.964.7624.
The scholarships are the Richlands Open Tennis Tournament Scholarship in Allied Health and the Bob Nassif Music Scholarship. Last year’s tournament raised over $10,000 for these two scholarships.
Sponsor contributions may be made to: Richlands Open Tennis Tournament, c/o Mary W. Lawson, Southwest Virginia Community College Educational Foundation, Inc., P. O. Box SVCC, Richlands, VA 24641.
Checks should be made payable to: SWCC Educational Foundation, Inc. Contributions are tax deductible within the guidelines of the IRS. Gifts may also be made in honor or memory of loved ones. Call 276.964.2015 or 276.964.2573 for donor and/or player registration information.
Congratulations 2015 Graduates!
Robert Taylor, chair of the SWCC Local Board, also welcomed the graduates, their families and friends to the event. “We celebrate your accomplishment tonight with each of you,” said Taylor.
Mr. Joshua H. Justus, president of the SWCC chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, introduced the 2015 recipient of the SWCC Distinguished Alumnus Award, Dr. Scott R. Miller. “I cannot tell you how honored I am to be here as the recipient of this award,” said Miller.
Dr. Barbara Fuller, vice president of academic and student services, presented the candidates for graduation. Dr. Estepp conferred the degrees and certificates with the assistance of Mary Ragland, dean of student success; Windell Turner, interim vice president of financial and administrative services; and Phyllis Roberts, vice president of institutional development.
Dr. Michael Henry, project director, student support services, TRIO gave both the invocation and benediction. Professor Douglas Branton served as Marshal for commencement.
Music, Processional, Recessional and National Anthem was performed by members of the SWCC Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Joseph Trivette, the Gaynelle Lockhart Albert Endowed Chair in Music at SWCC. The words of the “Fanfare and Recessional on Alma Mater” were written by Adda Leah Davis and arranged by Dr. Trivette.
In addition, fifteen 9th grade girls will be selected from the southwest Virginia region to attend this year’s SWCC STEM Quest Summer Camp. A counselor at the camp will be assigned to each student to provide mentoring and guidance throughout the camp. Students need to apply now for this summer adventure, as the number of slots are so limited.
During the camp all participants will have the opportunity to experience new state-of-the-art labs and technology with hands on demonstrations. Some of these demonstrations will include: forensics lab/fingerprinting, weapons simulator, emergency medical services simulator, virtual welder, nursing simulators, robots, virtual cadaver lab, computer aided design, and so much more!
And, that’s not all! Participants will also enjoy hiking a trail using geographic information systems technology and GPS, as well as participate in a demonstration of a virtual manufacturing facility.
Participants will get a special treat when SWCC President Mark Estepp and his wife Trish will host a cookout for the class at noon on Friday, June 19 at the SWCC picnic shelters.
Interested? Find out how to apply by contacting Mandy Harris at SWCC, 276.964.7277, or email email@example.com
Complete your FAFSA to apply for financial aid for the 2015-2016 academic year that begins in summer term.
The campaign highlights the important role community colleges play in providing affordable, relevant education and training aligned with the workforce needs in rural America.
“We are excited to be partnering with CMT on this initiative,” said Dr. J. Mark Estepp, president of SWCC. “We were one of only 14 colleges selected nationally to participate in this program.” SWCC is the only college selected from the state of Virginia that will be a partner in the CMT EMPOWERING EDUCATION initiative. CMT Empowering Education