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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

Academic Support

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

Faculty Adviser Listing by Program

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.


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

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.

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.

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




Student Affairs Manual

College Success Coaches

Jacob Richardson, 276.964.7763, Room B-165

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.

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

The name “trio” was first used in the late 1960’s to describe the first three federal outreach programs – Upward Bound, Talent Search, and Student Support Services. The label TRIO applies to those programs contained in Title IV of the regularly amended Higher Education Act of 1965.

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

Tutoring/Study Skills – Mary Margaret Thompson, B-153, 276.964.7399

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 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

Donna Price, T-104, 276.964.7287, See more information at the Veterans Affairs Office webpage

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