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Students

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The departments & individuals who comprise Student Services have a common goal — to provide students every opportunity to succeed in their academic and personal growth while at Southwest.

Dyan Lester, Dean of Student Success, DE-220, 276.964.7677

Admissions

Alta Lewis, Education Administrator I, Admissions Office, T-112, 276.964.7293

  • Application & Program Assistance
  • Graduation 
  • Program changes, name changes, or other personal data updates in your student record cannot be made online.  In order to make changes to your personal data profile, bring your identification to the Admissions Office and staff will verify and update your information in the system.
  • Transcript Processing – Submit the Transcript Request Form to Admissions

Admissions & Transfer Counselor/Academic Appeals, Dionne Cook, T-105, 276.964.7301

One Stop offices on first floor of Tazewell Hall: see the Admissions, Financial Aid & Tuition Payments pages for more information.

Career Services

Dellinger Hall Room 101, See Career Services Website for more information.

Disability Services

Visit the Disability Services website for more information.

Recruitment, Retention & Student Affairs

The goal of SWCC’s faculty and staff is to provide quality education for our students in a friendly, relaxing and safe environment.  The YMCA offers campus athletic opportunities such as Basketball and Weight Lifting in our Community Center Facilities.
Student Clubs such as the PTK and PBL, International Friends Club and others as well as faculty led trips to various countries, enable our students to learn and enjoy time with friends traveling, playing and learning…together!

Student Government Association

Clubs

Senators

Sports

Student Affairs Manual

College Success Coach

Jacob Richardson, 276.964.7763, Room B-165

STUDENT SUPPORT

If you need assistance at any time while a student at SWCC, some of the resources available to you are listed on this page. You can contact the Dean of Student Success office at (276)964.7675, OR see Dionne Cook in Tazewell Hall Room 105, connect with her by phone at (276)964.7301or email dionne.cook@sw.edu .

— Advising Center

Program advisors are available during selected hours Monday-Thursday in T-124.

Food for Thought

For those times when you have skipped a meal before coming to classes or just need an energy boost, the Food for Thought program is available to provide you with a meal or a snack when you need it. Stop in and see Lisa Haywood in Buchanan Hall Room 163 or call 276.964.7220.

— Student Emergency Funding

SWCC student emergency funding is dedicated to helping students with temporary, short-term financial assistance. Emergency funding is not intended to provide ongoing relief of recurring/routine expenses or as a consistent supplement for educational expenses.

— S.A.N.D.  = Southwest Access to Neighborhood Discounts

Student discounts are provided by local restaurants and businesses when you show your Student ID. See website for details.

–Student Resource Guide

The Student Resource Guide – Great Expectations was prepared by the Great Expectations Office, and is a complete listing of programs and services in our region that are available for you to use.

–Tutoring/Study SkillsMary Margaret Thompson, B-153, 276.964.7399

Student Support Services

If you find you need tutoring or have concerns about your ability to complete your coursework, let your instructor know right away, or contact Student Support Services for assistance.

— Academic Preparation Video Tutorials

Need help with the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) or the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) for nursing and allied health? Been out of school for a while and need a refresher course? WE CAN HELP! Find out how at the Academic Preparation page.

–TRIO Programs, Dr. Mike Henry, Project ACHIEVE Director, B-152, 276.964/7233

Project ACHIEVE Counselor (Counseling/Advising) – Dr. Susie Mullins, B-152, 276.964.7231

Upward Bound Director, April Quesenberry, B-126, 276.964.7336

Administrative Support: Barbara Elswick, Amanda Osborne
Instructors: Terry Butcher, Brandon Honaker

The WALL – Writing Assistance Learning Lab

Email thewall@sw.edu for info and to schedule an appointment.

Veterans Upward Bound

Director of Veterans Upward Bound,
Gwendalyn Slone, R-120, 276.964.7363 See website for Academic Enhancement Programs

Advisers: Denise Miller & Martha Strouth

Veteran’s Certifying Official

Christopher Reynolds, T-104, 276.964.7290, See more information at the Veterans Affairs Office webpage

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