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Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Seeking Input for 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Mount Gay, W.Va. – In 2021, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College will be celebrating its 50th year serving residents of Boone, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mingo, and Wyoming counties. The college is making preparations to celebrate this milestone, and is seeking community input.

“In order to do justice by this celebration, we need your help,” Rita Roberson, Southern’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement, said. “We will need folks willing to serve on a planning committee to come up with ideas of ways we can celebrate this milestone in each of our campus communities. If you are willing to serve, or would like to nominate someone you know, please reach out to me.”

The college is seeking alumni, former employees, and community members who have a special stake in Southern who would be willing to serve on committees or provide stories and/or documents that help explore Southern’s rich history in the coalfields.

“Above all, we want to share the remarkable story of our college,” Roberson said. “It’s a unique story, and we each play a special role therein. We want your input, and we need your help to make this happen.”

If you are interested, or know someone who is, or for more information, please contact Rita Roberson at 304-896-7425, or


Southern’s 50th Anniversary Press Release