50 Years Anniversary – SWCC

SWCC 50th Anniversary Celebration

Southwest Virginia Community College celebrates 50 years of service to our communities in 2017. Many thanks to all who are joining with us as we honor the past, celebrate the present and look forward to the future together.


Golden Anniversary Gala October 21st

THANK YOU to the Sponsors
of our 50th Anniversary Gala.
This wonderful event would not have been possible without
their generous support.

Corporate Sponsors

Southwest Virginia Community College

The Stelio & Betty T. Corte Charitable Foundation

B. F. Foundation

Priscilla McCall

Gold Sponsors

Clinch Valley Medical Center

John & Patty Brenner

James & Becky Dye

Mark & Trish Estepp

Jereial & Ramona Fletcher

Eddie & Kathy Hannah

Mike & Melanie Henry

Randall Hillman

Charles R. & Mary King

Mary W. Lawson

Tom & Dyan Lester

Kenny & Susan Lowe

Edith Street

Robert “Bob” & Sally Sutherland

Silver Sponsors

Old Dominion University

Doug & Ginger Branton

Randy & Lisa Haywood

Lynn & Charlotte Keene

Jesse & Alta Lewis

Larry & Kathy Mitchell

Michael & Donna Price

Martha Rasnake

John G. Cox & Cathy Smith-Cox

Susan Lowe

Gala Photos by Ryan Magee
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.

50th anniversary

Campus Party Celebrating 50th Anniversary

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

time capsule

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.
View Event Photo Gallery.

Alumni Homecoming

September 23

The 50th Anniversary Homecoming Event was lots of fun for the entire family.  A cornhole tournament raised money for the SWCC 50 Years Forward Educational Scholarship.  Thanks to all who came out and made it a great day at SWCC!