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Shell Scholarship Family

Shell Family Scholarship Established

The Southern West Virginia Community College Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of The Shell Family Scholarship, by native Logan Countian and Huntington resident, Robert Shell, Jr., his wife Lena, mother Doris and other Shell Family members. The scholarship is being established through a major contribution of bank stock valued at more than $100,000, however, the family plans...

New Kevin Ball Memorial Scholarship

New Kevin Ball Memorial Scholarship

The Logan County Deputy Association has established the Kevin Ball Memorial Scholarship at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. The scholarship funds will be administered through the Southern West Virginia Community College Foundation.

Graduates of Man, Chapmanville and Logan high schools will be eligible for the scholarship in May 2008. Scholarship...

Appalachian Leadership Academy 2008 Cotiga Chapter Fellows

General Robert "Doc" Foglesong returned home to Mingo County on December 17 to participate in a ceremony honoring the first members of the Appalachian Leadership Academy, Cotiga Chapter which has been established at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. To become a true leader, Foglesong stressed the importance of integrity and courage.

The five Williamson...

Williamson Branch of NAACP Turns 60

The Williamson Branch of the NAACP celebrated its 60th birthday with a ceremony held on Saturday, December 1st at Williamson High School. Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College President Joanne Jaeger Tomblin, announced the college's commitment to become a Diamond Level Sponsor of the NAACP. She also announced the establishment of the Willene Moore, Woman of Inspiration...

Appalachian Leadership Academy

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College will become the fifth institution of higher learning to join the partnership of the Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation, founded by Mingo County's own General (Ret) Robert H.Foglesong, USAF. Southern is in the process of establishing a leadership chapter, in cooperation with Cotiga Development Company, to be launched this fall...

Robert C. Byrd

A Warm Handshake

U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd made an appearance in Raleigh County on October 8th for the dedication of the new Erma Byrd Center located at Beaver, WV. The educational center, which serves eight public colleges and universities, was named after Byrd's late wife. The new facility is the first building to be dedicated as part of the Public Higher Education Center which is located on a 33 acre...

Community Appreciation Day 2007

Community Appreciation Day 2007

Southern President Joanne Jaeger Tomblin recognized retired radio personality George Warren during Community Appreciation Day 2007 activities held on September 16th at the Williamson Campus. The community was served a free dinner of pinto beans, cornbread, fried potatoes and dessert as the 35th Annual King Coal Festival wrapped up a weekend of events.

2007 Pardee Winners

Logan, WV - The Southern West Virginia Community College Foundation has selected the four recipients of the Pardee Resources Company scholarships for 2007, according to Ronald E. Lemon, vice-president of development.

The students selected and the county in which they reside are: Elston Johnson, Logan County; Amie Hylton, Wyoming County; Suzana Vance, Boone County; and Max...

2007 Employee of the Year

Ted Williams, student services specialist at the Williamson Campus, was recognized as the 2007 Employee of the Year by President Joanne Jaeger Tomblin during Southern's Employee Recognition Awards and Reception held on May 4th in the Savas-Kostas Theater at the Logan Campus. Ted has been an employee at Southern for nearly 26 years.