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2012 Community Appreciation in Williamson

Williamson, WV, September 17, 2012:  The Williamson Campus of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College opened its doors to welcome the community to the annual Community Appreciation Day.

For nearly 20 years, Southern has hosted the event in conjunction with the King Coal Festival. According to Rita Roberson, Director of Operations/Williamson, “this is a way to...

New McDowell Office Opening

New McDowell Office Opening

First Lady/President of Southern WV Community and Technical College Joanne Jaeger Tomblin,  local dignitaries, college staff and community members  cut the ceremonial gold ribbon today to officially open Southern’s office located at 92 McDowell Street in Welch.

McDowell County Commission President Gordon Lambert said that opening the new location "is another great day for McDowell...

Dr. Anne Cline, September Faculty of the Month

Dr. Anne Cline is Southern's September 2012 Faculty of the Month. Read her nomination below:

I would like to nominate Dr. Anne Cline for faculty of the month.  Anne is a true asset to our institution as she brings an exceptional level of expertise from the University of Columbia and the University of Chicago.  Southern couldn't ask of a more dedicated and inspiring...

Ruby Runyon

Ruby Runyon, September Classified Staff of the Month

Ruby Runyon has been nominated for Southern's Classified Employee of the Month for September 2012.  Read her nomination letter below:

I would like to nominate Ruby Runyon for employee of the month.  She is the administrative secretary for the Department of Natural Science on the Williamson campus.  Ruby is a valuable asset not only to her department, but everyone.  Years ago, as a newly...

Southern Partners With Shanxi Province and WVU

Southern Partners With Shanxi Province and WVU

Charleston, WV - Southern West Virginia Community and Technical recently partnered with WVU and the Shanxi Province of China.  This partnership will allow Southern's Academy for Mine Training and Energy Technologies to provide training to Shanxi Province miners.

Pictured from left to right: WVU President Clements, Southern President/First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin, and Li Zhengwen. ...

Ginny the Rescue Dog at Southern's Mine Academy

Alpha Natural Resources returned to Southern's mine training Center with Ginny the Rescue Dog for further practice and training. Ginny is the only Mine Rescue Dog in the world today. Pictured Above- Ginny the Rescue Dog and Carl Baisden, Director for the Academy for Mine Training and Energy Technologies.

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Credit Bureau of Virginia Donates to Southern

Credit Bureau of Virginia Donates to Southern

Credit Bureau of Virginias recently presented a check to Southern for $4000

August 2012 Classified Staff Employee of the Month

Jo Lynn Lacek is Southern's Classified Staff Employee of the Month for August 2012.  Read her nomination letter below.

I would like to take this opportunity to nominate Jo Lynn Lacek as our classified staff employee of the month. There are many great things to be said about this employee. She is dedicated to the welfare of all Southern students as well as her...

Naomi Blankenship

Naomi Blankenship - June Classified Staff Employee of the Month

Naomi Blankenship is June's Classified Staff Employee of the Month. Read her nomination below:

"I would like to nominate Naomi Blankenship as the Classified Staff Employee of the Month.  Naomi is always willing to lend a hand with events going on here at the college.  She volunteers her time every year to help with the Southern Samaritans and encourages her fellow...

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