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Southern Harmony 365 will present a free concert at the Savas Kostas Theater on the Logan Campus of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College on Wednesday, April 22 featuring award-winning songwriter, speaker and writer, David LaMotte. LaMotte has performed over 2500 concerts and released eleven full-length CDs of primarily original music, touring in forty-eight of the fifty states, as well as extensively in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Boston Globe writes that his music “pushes the envelope with challenging lyrics and unusual tunings, but he also pays homage to folk tradition,” while BBC Radio Belfast lauds his “charm, stories, humour, insightful songs, sweet voice and dazzling guitar ability.” LaMotte suspended his eighteen-year music career at its peak in 2008 to pursue his other passion by accepting a Rotary World Peace Fellowship to study International Relations, Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. As part of that study, he also spent three months in rural Andhra Pradesh, India working with a Gandhian development organization. In 2004, David and his wife Deanna founded PEG Partners, a small non-profit organization that supports schools and libraries in Guatemala. He continues to volunteer as the Director for PEG. He is also a consultant on Peace and Justice at the North Carolina Council of Churches. David has published two illustrated children’s books. The first based on his award-winning children’s song SS Bathtub and the second, White Flour, which tells the true story of a creative and whimsical response to a Ku Klux Klan march in Knoxville, Tennessee by a group called the Coup Clutz Clowns. His next book, a non-fiction title for adults, is tentatively titled Worldchanging 101: Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness. LaMotte serves as Clerk (Chair) of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Nobel Peace Prize Nomination Task Group, working with twelve people on three continents to determine the AFSC’s nomination each year. AFSC is qualified to make an annual nomination as a laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize, having accepted the prize in 1947 on behalf of Quakers everywhere. Touring full-time for over two decades, LaMotte developed a large and loyal following around the world. His music has been honored with numerous awards and grants as well as artist sponsorships from Taylor Guitars and John Pearse Strings. David’s music has been featured on dozens of artist compilations. Notably, his song Dark and Deep was included on Songs Inspired By Literature, Chapter One, a benefit CD to raise money for adult literacy. Other artists on that CD include Suzanne Vega, Aimee Mann and Bruce Springsteen. Several independent films feature David’s music, and it has been heard on the Today Show and the Showtime television series This American Life. LaMotte is a public speaker and workshop leader, offering Worldchanging 101 workshops around the world for more than a decade. As a result of his work with schools in Guatemala, he was nominated as a “Hero of Humanity” in the Heifer Project’s magazine World Ark and named a “Madison World Changer” by his undergraduate alma mater, James Madison University. David LaMotte makes his home in Black Mountain, North Carolina, with his wife Deanna and son Mason. He is currently touring extensively, speaking and performing, and turning his attention toward a new recording project. The concert will begin at 6pm and is free and open to the public.
DegreeWorks a web-based tool to help students and advisors monitor a student's progress toward degree completion will be available to Southern students beginning April 6th. DegreeWorks combines Southern’s degree requirements and a student’s completed coursework into an easy-to-read worksheet that helps students see how completed courses count toward degree requirements, and helping students see what courses and requirements still need to be completed. Along with the DegreeWorks worksheet, students may also take advantage of two other areas of DegreeWorks. One is the “What If” audit; the other is the GPA calculators. The What If audit, which is similar to the worksheet in format, gives students the opportunity to explore other degree options based on the courses the student has completed. The GPA calculators may help students and advisors plan for GPA requirements with three settings: graduation calculator, term calculator, and advice calculator. All currently-enrolled students who first attended Southern after Fall 2011 and who are using the 2010-2011 or a later catalog to fulfill their degree requirements can use DegreeWorks to check their progress toward degree completion.
Anita Messer is being recognized as the Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College April Employee of the Month. A graduate of Southern, Messer also attended Bluefield State College earning a Regents Bachelor of Arts degree. Messer joined the staff of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College as Library Technical Assistant I during evening hours then moved to the day position. Her current position is Library Technical Assistant II. She is responsible for cataloging, purchasing library materials and supplies, compiling information for statistical reports, orientations and interlibrary loans. She explains that one of the best parts of her job is, “helping patrons who are experiencing computer issues and offering suggestions on how to do things. I have helped several students and community patrons with projects that have been somewhat challenging and creative. Because I enjoy being creative, I guess that makes the challenge more appealing to me.” Messer states that an unusual aspect of her job is her participation with the local area elementary/high school orientations. Instead of doing an official orientation like those for college students, she sometimes has created games in order to teach students about the library. “I try to make learning fun and entertaining for potentially new Southern students. I want them to feel comfortable. Just recently, there were about 70 seventh graders from Lenore who came for a tour at the college. I created a “Library Bingo” game which seemed to go over very well. It was educational and fun at the same time. Some of the teachers that accompanied the students had positive comments on the game.” Messer serves on several committees at Southern and feels that her greatest accomplishment is serving on the Williamson Campus Crisis Emergency Team. “I have been serving on the Williamson Campus Emergency Crisis Team for nearly a year now and I am thoroughly enjoying it. I enjoy coming up with ideas that I feel can strengthen our team. I feel like I am actually contributing to the team.” Messer said the recognition as Employee of the Month came as a complete surprise and attributes her success at Southern to being faithful to her job and helping others.
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College President Joanne Jaeger Tomblin and Vice President of Development Ronald Lemon recently released updated totals for the Vision 2020 Major Gifts Campaign. Since the inception of the campaign, a grand total of $16.4 million in fundraising dollars has been raised through community donations, Foundations, and grants. Southern employees have donated over $250,000. The Foundation has distributed $2.2 in scholarships since 2007and provided over $700,000 to Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College in aid and educational support. Southern West Virginia and Technical College launched the multi-year Vision 2020 Major Gifts Campaign on September 7, 2006. The third phase of the campaign started in January 2015.
Martha Paige is being recognized as the Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, March Employee of the Month. Paige is a graduate of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College where she earned an associate of Arts. She joined the staff of Southern in November 1981 as a Library Assistant. She then moved to the Williamson Business Office/PBX Operator and has remained in this department. She currently holds the position of Accounting Clerk II. Paige describes her job as being responsible for the receipt of all revenue coming into the Williamson Campus and preparing daily bank deposits. This includes bookstore, television, room rentals, tuition, and others. She is also responsible for distribution of student checks from financial aid, invoice student refunds for dropped or cancelled classes and assist students with any questions or problems about their student account or in general. Paige enjoys serving the students at Southern, “I can still remember the first time I came to enroll in classes at Southern. It was scary as well as intimidating when I first walked through the doors,” she said. “When I started working for Southern, I wanted anyone who came here that I encountered to feel comfortable making this important step in their lives. It might be a small thing but it meant a lot to me to have that welcoming (don’t be afraid to ask me) person to break the ice.” She shares her time by serving on several Southern committees such as, Strategic Planning Committee, Harmony 365 and Classified Staff Council. In the community she also participated in King Coal Festival events. Paige and her husband Dennis, have two sons, Dennis Jr. and Jordan. Surprised and humbled are the words she uses to describe this honor. “I love the people I work with and the people, friends—I have met here at Southern. There is a family atmosphere that makes coming to work a pleasure. Southern is my home away from home.”
Mount Gay, West Virginia- At the February 26, 2015 regular meeting of the Southern West Virginia Community and Technical Board of Governors, President, Joanne Jaeger Tomblin announced her retirement effective June 30, 2015. President Tomblin has been employed at Southern for 33 years, with more than 15 years as its President. Tomblin stated, “The decision was most difficult and emotional, but with less than two years remaining in Governor Tomblin’s term of office, I want to devote the remaining years as a full-time First Lady for West Virginia. I hope my experience as a college president will enable me to compliment the Governor’s focus on education, the economy and workforce development.” Southern’s Board Chair and Managing Partner of Bowles Rice Law Firm, Mr. Thomas Heywood said, “President Tomblin has served Southern with great distinction. She has a record of remarkable accomplishment and achievement and has literally transformed the College during her tenure. One of President Tomblin’s many legacies is that she leaves Southern in a position of enormous strength and vitality, well positioned for success into the future.” Mr. Heywood went on the say, “I know I speak not only for the Board of Governors, but also for the faculty, staff, students and members of the communities served by Southern when I say a hearty “thank you” to President Tomblin for all that she has accomplished. We wish her all the best in her upcoming and well-deserved retirement, and we look forward to her continued service to the citizens of West Virginia as First Lady.” President Tomblin expressed her appreciation to the Board members stating that her life had been enriched from working with and having the support of so many wonderful administrators, faculty, staff and students, not only at the college, but throughout the state, nation and internationally. Tomblin added, “I have been more than been rewarded in watching our students receive degrees each year at commencement. A majority of students would never have the opportunity to attain a higher education degree if it were not for Southern. I have been blessed in more ways than I could ever express. This has been an opportunity of a lifetime” In the coming weeks, the Board of Governors in collaboration with the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education will initiate the search process for a new president, including recommendations for an Interim President while the search is being conducted.

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is pleased to announce that the following students have been placed on the Dean's List for the Spring 2014 semester.  This honor recognizes achievement of a scholastic average of 3.25 or higher in at least twelve semester hours of academic work.  A total of 369 are being recognized for this academic distinction. Listed are the honor students from the Logan Campus.


Boone Campus

Adkins, Ashley N. Branchland, WV

Anderson, Megan A. Danville, WV

Bailey, Taylor D. Chapmanville, WV

Ball, Katelynn A. Danville, WV

Ball, Shanley K. Danville, WV

Browning, John N. Ranger, WV

Brumfield, Viola Marie Branchland, WV

Burgess, Taylor E. Madison, WV

Butler, Jennifer M. Julian, WV; Clendenin, Ashley M. Julian, WV

Cline, Ashley N. Hanover, WV

Coffman, Randy Scott Alum Creek, WV

Cunningham, Autumn N. St Albans, WV

Donnally, Cody J. Fayetteville, WV

Donohue, Jennifer L. Seth, WV

Eversole, Kylee B. Bob White, WV

Farris, Darrell Madison, WV

Fisher, Joshua L. Charleston, WV

Godbey, Timothy Ray Danville, WV

Hager, Vanessa L. Midkiff, WV

Hays,Jonathan T. Jeffrey, WV

Hudson, Kaden J. Yawkey, WV

Huffman, Faith A. Hamlin, WV

Hughes, Michael David Van, WV

Isaacs, Brandi A. Branchland, WV

Jeffrey, Joshua C. Turtle Creek, WV

Jones, David Benjamin Julian, WV

Keyser, Amber N. Logan, WV

Lambert, Amy R. Spurlockville, WV

Lambert, Emily M. Julian, WV

McComas, Brady W. Griffithsville, WV

Mosley, Kyle B. Madison, WV 

O'Neill, Jessica Sara Danville, WV

Pennington, Sarah E. West Hamlin, WV

Pepper, Halle Van, WV

Reynolds, Robert J. Branchland, WV

Searls, Matthew W. Alkol, WV

Slone, Alexandria J. Madison, WV

Smith, Braydon T. Danville, WV

Smith, Dakota R. Sumerco, WV

Stark, Skylar C. Van, WV

Thomson, Andrew C. Orgas, WV

Tully, Megan E. Hamlin, WV

Watts, Madison Hamlin, WV

White, Brenna Hamlin, WV


Logan Campus

Addair, Mary M. Avondale, WV

Adkins, Chelsie E. Delbarton, WV

Adkins, Morgan L. Peach Creek, WV

Adkins, Rhonda S. Harts, WV

Bailey, Aaron R. Harts, WV

Bailey, Tyler E. Chapmanville, WV

Baldridge, Alison B. Amherstdale, WV

Balentine, Brittany N. Kermit, WV

Barker, Seth W. Mount Gay, WV

Belcher, Barbara Leann Whitman, WV

Belcher, Brian A. Clearfork, WV

Belcher, Kishia L. Chapmanville, WV

Belcher, Thomas J. Chapmanville, WV

Bell, Julianna G. Chapmanville, WV

Bennett, Dana G. Stollings, WV

Berkley, Christian Kermit, WV

Bias, Kaitlyn S. Delbarton, WV

Blankenship, David Edward Lynco, WV

Blankenship, Jackie Lynn Logan, WV

Boling, John Davin Harts, WV

Booth, Chelsea N. Chapmanville, WV

Bradley, Kathy R. Chapmanville, WV

Brewer, Allyson N. Logan, WV

Brewer, Kabrina P. Fort Gay, WV

Broom, Brandi Marie Chapmanville, WV

Brown, Charles Everett Mt. Gay, WV

Browning, Eric D. Cora, WV

Brumfield, Megan Lynn Harts, WV

Bryant, Alecia D. Chapmanville, WV

Bryant, Gregory J. Harts, WV

Bumgarner, Haley J. Pecks Mill, WV

Cain, Lisa M. Mallory, WV

Carter, Taylor L. Man, WV

Chafin, Kirsten Nichole Holden, WV

Chambers, Brandon Stollings, WV

Chambers, Emily J. Madison, WV

Charles, Derrick S. Pecks Mill, WV

Church, Morgan L. Man, WV

Clemens, Zachary Levi Chapmanville, WV

Cline, Katelyn B. Baisden, WV

Cline, Shawna A. Gilbert, WV

Coburn-Adkins, Ashley DaNee Chapmanville, WV

Compton, Amy Beth Chapmanville, WV

Conley, Justin K. Chapmanville, WV

Conley, Nicholas B. Chapmanville, WV

Crum, Courtnie N. Lorado, WV

Curry, Jessica Dawn Omar, WV

Curry, Samantha L. Whitman, WV

Dalton, Amanda Michelle Harts, WV

DeRamcy, Haiden Lee Kermit, WV

Dingess, Adam D. Chapmanville, WV

Doss, Erika K. Mallory, WV

Dotson, Elizabeth D. Kermit, WV

Dotson, Kala A. Pikeville, KY

Dye, Randy Cody Verner, WV

Ebersohl, Tayla Rose Pecks Mill, WV

Edmonds, Megan L. Hamlin, WV

Edwards, Melinda I. Delbarton, WV

Eldridge, Lindsay P. Davin, WV

Farley, Brandon N. Chapmanville, WV

Ferguson, Tabitha P. Amherstdale, WV

Fowler III, William Franklin Chapmanville, WV

Frazier, Katilyn Nena Mallory, WV

Frye, Justin Jeffrey, WV

Gillispie, Kortney Danielle Man, WV

Godby, Nikki J. Logan, WV

Gore, Ryder D. Chapmanville, WV

Grimmett, Jennifer Nicole Bruno, WV

Grimmett, Katelyn Leann Henlawson, WV

Grove, Robbie M. Logan, WV

Hall, Katelynn Gail Chapmanville, WV

Harless, Tiara M. Dunbar, WV

Hatfield, Bethany D. Naugatuck, WV

Hatfield, Carly Diana Chapmanville, WV

Hatley, Haley Nicole Bruno, WV

Hawkins, Allison Deidra Chapmanville, WV

Hawkins, Kelsey B. Davin, WV

Hensley, Anna M. Chapmanville, WV

Hensley, Denessa R. Chapmanville, WV

Hepler, Preston Edward Logan, WV

Herndon, Tyler S. Delbarton, WV

Hill, Gabrielle N. Harts, WV

Hitt, Amber M. Lynco, WV

Holbert, Danny J. Belington, WV

Holbrook, Presley A. Switzer, WV

Hunter, Nathan A. Chapmanville, WV

Jeffery, Elizabeth M. Accoville, WV

Jeffrey, Abigail Pecks Mill, WV

Jeffrey, Peyton A. Pecks Mill, WV

Johnson, Joshua L. Baisden, WV

Johnson, Shelbi Nicole Omar, WV

Jude, Megan Brooke Amherstdale, WV

Jude, Tara L. Delbarton, WV

Justice, Jason Michael Alum Creek, WV

Justice, Tierra R. Delbarton, WV

Kenneda, Tia LaShae North Spring, WV

Kennedy, Marion A. Logan, WV

Kennedy, Summer Paige Davin, WV

Kirk, Brittani A. Delbarton, WV

Kirk, Katie Jean Lyburn, WV

Kirk, Shellie L. Chapmanville, WV

Kitchen, Erica R. Logan, WV

Kolovich, Hannah Nickola Logan, WV

Lamb, Krisa M. Logan, WV

Lambert, Kaitlyn R. Pecks Mill, WV

Lawrence, Printess John Logan, WV

LeFevers, Kristen Nachelle Justice, WV

Lee, Sarah Nicole Chapmanville, WV

Lester, Christina A. Oceana, WV

Lewis, Dustin M. Chapmanville, WV

Lovejoy, Jayla J. Mt. Gay, WV

Lowe, Ronnie O. Inez, KY

Lukacs, Elisabeth A. Holden, WV

Lusk, Leslee Ann Cyclone, WV

Martin, Mackenzie Curg Chapmanville, WV

Mathis, Brooke A. Man, WV

Maynard, Hollie Logan, WV

Mayo, Matthew T. Omar, WV

Mazzola, Jessica Marie Chapmanville, WV

McCloud, Shelby B. Chapmanville, WV

McCoy, Keri E. Luburn, WV

McDonald, Zachary T. Delbarton, WV

McRae, Crystal L. Harts, WV

Meade, Haley D. Chapmanville, WV

Meece, Jonathan C. Beauty, KY

Meek, Linda R. Majestic, KY

Morrison, Mollie M. Mt. Gay, WV

Mounts, Melissa Susanne Matewan, WV

Mullins, Brandy Dawn Logan, WV

Mullins, Eric J. Man, WV

Muncey, Brittany Rachelle Accoville, WV

Muncy, Sabrina Louise Chapmanville, WV

Murray, Tori L. Chapmanville, WV

Napier, Sydney T. Chapmanville, WV

Napier, Sylest O'Neil Chapmanville, WV

Neace, Brandi M. Verdunville, WV

Nelson, Hillary M. Logan, WV

Nelson, Katilyn Rochelle Amherstdale, WV

Nelson, Sydney Brooke Lake, WV

Newsome, Christopher K. Chapmanville, WV

Nisbet, Miranda Jean Logan, WV

Paris, Emma Maryann Harts, WV

Paris, Joseph E. Harts, WV 

Parsons, Joshua G. Man, WV

Paynter, Kayla M. Oceana, WV

Perry, Laura Beth Dingess, WV

Perry, Megan P. Whitman, WV

Poole, Heather R. Harts, WV

Porter, Alysa M. Stollings, WV

Preece, James Casey Kermit, WV

Reynolds, Jocelyn Jolene Delbarton, WV

Roach, Andre Trumaine Gilbert, WV

Robinson, Sabrina Dawn Foster, WV

Sabo, Hannah E. Chapmanville, WV

Sada, Kaitlin S. Chapmanville, WV

Shell, Meghan R. Logan, WV

Sheppard, Samantha D. Logan, WV

Sigmon, Darin M. Stollings, WV

Sizemore, Roger A. Lyburn, WV

Smith, Kaitlyn Briana Big Creek, WV

Smith, Kelsey Dawn Hanover, WV

Sonier, Timothy J. Harts, WV

Spears, Heather Lynn Mt Gay, WV

Sperry, Shani B. Chapmanville, WV

Sullins, Kenneth R. Lake, WV

Thompson, Katelyn S. Holden, WV

Thompson, Kourtney B. Davin, WV

Toler, Brooke S. Man, WV

Toler, Latasha Jo Coal Mountain, WV

Toth, Jaysonna Raye Chapmanville, WV

Trent, Larry Zandall Oceana, WV

Tucker, Tonya L. Harts, WV

Van Meter, Cory Dru Logan, WV

Vance, Darian P. Danville, WV

Vance, Jimmy N. Mt. Gay, WV

Vance, Katlin Amber Chapmanville, WV

Vance, Paul David Lorado, WV

Vance, Ronni Beth Verdunville, WV

Vinson, Emily K. Logan, WV

Walls, Bretney M. Gilbert, WV

Wesselink, Rachel Lenore, WV

Woods, Jaysn M. Man, WV

Woody, Teddy J. Lake, WV

Wooten, Olivia Paige Logan, WV

Workman, Chelsey D. Holden, WV

Workman, Kelly F. Chapmanville, WV

Workman, Morgan Paige Omar, WV

Workman, Savannah J. Chapmanville, WV

York, Shaina J. Chauncey, WV


Williamson Campus

Adkins, Audrey Lynn Dingess, WV

Baisden, Michael Badley Lenore, WV

Ball, Christopher Michael Williamson, WV

Belcher, Glenna S. Matewan, WV

Belcher, Savannah T. Gilbert, WV

Bevins, Casie M. Williamson, WV

Bevins, Kendra Jillnell Forest Hills, KY

Bevins, Mary A. Belfry, KY

Blankenship, Andy D. Freeburn, KY

Blankenship, Michaela I. Gilbert, WV

Blankenship, Tommy Gene Williamson, WV

Blevins, Kaylee Belfry, KY

Boyd, Angela R. Williamson, WV

Boyd, David Williamson, WV

Carroll, Johnny L. Hatfield, KY

Cassell, Joshua G. Delbarton, WV

Cavins, Tyler G. Fort Gay, WV

Chapman, Kenneth B. Freeburn, KY

Chapman, Olivia Deshae Kermit, WV

Colegrove, Kayla D. Lenore, WV

Collins, Amanda Lynn Huddy, KY

Cox, George C. Red Jacket, WV

Crank, Lakin D. McCarr, KY

Dempsey, Kristin J. Delbarton, WV

Deskins, Nathan K. Kermit, WV

Diamond, Cecil F. Williamson, WV

Evans, Eddie Brandon Delbarton, WV

Fields, Morgan J. Stone, KY

Fluty, Tiffany Dawn Lovely, KY

Ford, James Arthur Williamson, WV

Goff, Latosha KA Williamson, WV

Hall, Joseph W. Delbarton, WV

Hatfield, Elisha M. Williamson, WV

Heath, Kelly D. Fort Gay, WV

Jarrell, James Todd Huddy, KY

Jones, William Belfry, KY

Justice, Bryce W. Williamson, WV

Justice, Christine Elizabeth SaraAnn, WV

Kinney, Travis Blaine Kimper, KY

Lester, Heather A. McVeigh, KY

Meadows, Marissa D. Williamson, WV

Messer, Johnna G. Crum, WV

Meza, Emily A. Gilbert, WV

Meza, Megan G. Gilbert, WV

Moore, Jessica P. Kermit, WV

Moore, Kansas Valencia Williamson, WV

Murphy, Kendra D. Williamson, WV

Musick, Eva J. Chattaroy, WV

Owens, Loretta M. Hardy, KY

Parsley, Sandra K. Williamson, WV

Perry, Alexandra B. Dunlow, WV

Perry, Mariah L. Dunlow, WV

Pinson, Justin Paul Kermit, WV

Pridemore, Tiara L. Chapmanville, WV

Ray, Jennifer Ann Delbarton, WV

Ray, Michael B. Canada, KY

Ray, Timothy Lee Delbarton, WV

Riffe, Jennifer N. Williamson, WV

Runyon, Jamie Lea Delbarton, WV

Scott, Nicki L. Pinsonfork, KY

Sherpinskas, Brandy Jo Matewan, WV

Simon, Zack Cain Williamson, WV

Slone, Angela C. Williamson, WV

Smith-Bowling, Brenda K. Lenore, WV

Sparks, Kristy Hope Gilbert, WV

Stevens, Goldia M. Williamson, WV

Sturgill, Barbara J. Kermit, WV

Thaxton, David A. Williamson, WV

Thompson, Jessica Brooke Kermit, WV

Vanover, Duston R. Williamson, WV

Webb, Kelly M. Belfry, KY

West, Jason Varney, WV

White, Angela D. Lenore, WV

Whitt, Allison Brooke Matewan, WV

Wolford, Crystal Phelps, KY

Wolford, Melinda L. Kimper, KY


Campus: Wyoming/McDowell Campus

Bowles, Corey A. Oceana, WV

Bragg, Taylor A. Oceana, WV

Brooks, Jaime L. Kopperston, WV

Burrell, Alex T. Mullens, WV

Cantley, Kegan N. Mullens, WV

Coleman, Laura Louise Corinne, WV

Cook, Jonathan Mark Pineville, WV

Copley, Tyler L. Cyclone, WV

Counts, Cortnee E. Pineville, WV

Dixon, Karmen M. Oceana, WV

Foley, Aaron Nelson Lee Herndon, WV

Greene, Hunter Legacy Glen Fork, WV

Gunnoe, Cameron Blake Oceana, WV

Hager, Brittany R. Oceana, WV

Hale, Dennie Wayne Welch, WV

Hale, Holly M. Oceana, WV

Hall, Candice Brooke Covel, WV

Hash, Kristin P. Glen Fork, WV

Hatfield, Carla D. Mullens, WV

Haynes, James Raymond Wyoming, WV

Houck, Mckayla L. Mullens, WV

Huffman, Erik D. Saulsville, WV

Irick, Tyler G. Oceana, WV

Jenkins, Shawn S. Brenton, WV

Justus, Hunter B. Pineville, WV

Kenneda, Kesha N. Clearfork, WV

Lambert, Selena D. Brenton, WV

Lusk, Kanisha Michelle Herndon, WV

Marcum, Tammy A. Mullens, WV

Maynor, Leslie N. Oceana, WV

McCoy, Hollie Renee Oceana, WV

McCracken, Alisha D. Oceana, WV

McCracken, Morgan B. Oceana, WV

McKinney, William Edward Helen, WV

Milam, Brooke T. Glen Fork, WV

Morgan, McKenzie Rae Pineville, WV

Neace, Cortnei Pineville, WV

Poindexter, Emily F. Mullens, WV

Poindexter, Thomas Josh Mullens, WV

Presley, Aaron C. Mullens, WV

Reynolds, Courtney C. Wyco, WV

Roberts, Sabrina Nicole Iaeger, WV

Scarbro, Hannah N. Rock Creek, WV

Scarbro, Shelley J. Rock Creek, WV

Scarlett, Tiffany A. Lynco, WV

Shell, Katie Welch, WV

Short, Sherry M. Clear Fork, WV

Spears, Kayla N. Matheny, WV

Stump, Lori B. Pineville, WV

Tilley, Jonathan Pineville, WV

Tilley, Katie Ann Mullens, WV

Toler, Amber Oceana, WV

Vance, Patti Brenton, WV

Vann, Anna Celeste Brenton, WV

Walker, Lakyn Brooke Oceana, WV

Walls, Ivan M. Stephenson, WV

Williams, Courtney R. Oceana, WV

Wood, Nicole M. Oceana, WV



Foundation Vice President and LB&T President Eddie Canterbury present the Southern West Virginia Community College Foundation with a check to support the Adult Basic Education/Eddie Canterbury Scholarship. The recipient of the scholarship must be a G.E.D. recipient. The scholarship was established by Canterbury and is awarded annually to students who have received their G.E.D. This scholarship recognizes the importance and value of adult basic education and in assisting students obtain a higher education. Pictured is: Ron Lemon, Joanne Tomblin, Phyllis Osenton, Eddie Canterbury, George Kostas, Eddie Joe Canterbury, Ryan Thorn, and Clell Peyton.
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College will begin an Accelerated Medical Assistant program this summer on the Williamson campus. Medical assistants perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices and clinics of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and optometrists running smoothly. Southern offers a medical assisting program designed to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment as a medical assistant in a medical office or clinic. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow much faster than average nationally; ranking medical assistants among the fastest growing occupations over the 2008-2018 decade and job prospects for skilled medical assistants should be excellent. Contact the office of Allied Health for more information.