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2019-2020 Catalog/Student Handbook 
  
2019-2020 Catalog/Student Handbook

State and Local Organizations, Administrators, Faculty and Staff



State Board for Community Colleges

Eleanor B. Saslaw, Chair
Robin Sullenberger, Vice-Chair
Glenn DuBois, Secretary

Yohannes A. Abraham
Carolyn S. Berkowitz
Nathaniel Bishop
Thomas M. Brewster, Ed.D.
David E. Broder
Darren Conner
Edward Dalrymple, Jr.
Douglas M. Garcia
Susan Tinsley Gooden
William C. Hall, Jr.
Peggy Layne
Joseph Smiddy, M.D.
Senator Walter Stosch
Molly Ward

Local Board for Southside Virginia Community College

Sid M. Smyth, Chair, Lunenburg County
Elizabeth B. Sharrett, Vice-Chair, City of Emporia

Al Roberts, President and Secretary

Marc L. Finney, Brunswick County
Raymond A. Thomas, Brunswick County
Ronald Thornhill, Brunswick County
Velma P. Jones, Buckingham County
Thomas E. Locke, Charlotte County
Gerald W. Watts, Charlotte County
Brenda N. Parson, Greensville County
Brenda Tune-Fuller, Halifax County
Lawrence T. Wilkerson, Sr., Halifax County
Amanda L. Bowen, Mecklenburg County
La-Freda F. Ogburn, Mecklenburg County
Jeffrey C. Scales, Cumberland County
J. Wesley Shepherd, Nottoway County
Lisa Frazier Tharpe, Prince Edward County

Honorary Degrees in Humane Letters

Mr. Julian M. Howell – 1992
Mr. W. E. ‘Gene’ Thomas – 1993
Dr. Dana B. Hamel – 1995
Mr. Bryant L. Stith – 1997
The Honorable Howard P. Anderson – 1998
Dr. Robert F. Snead – 1999
Mr. Paul D. Stapleton – 1999
Dr. Patricia P. Cormier – 2001
Dr. Thomas M. Law – 2001
Mr. F. Randolph Jones – 2002
Mrs. Florence D. Kalbacker – 2002
The Honorable J. Paul Councill, Jr. – 2003
The Honorable Frank M. Ruff – 2003
Mr. Richard O. Harrell, III – 2004
The Honorable Virgil H. Goode, Jr. – 2006
The Honorable Mark R. Warner – 2006
The Honorable Thomas C. Wright, Jr. – 2006
Dr. Earl C. Currin, Jr. – 2007
Dr. Ronald E. Mattox – 2007
Dr. George B. Vaughan – 2007
The Honorable L. Louise Lucas – 2008
Ms. Joyce I. French – 2009
Mrs. Jean Clary Bagley – 2010
Ms. Doris Buffett – 2011
The Honorable Cleo E. Powell – 2012
Mr. Chris A. Lumsden – 2013
The Honorable Dr. Dietra Y. Trent – 2016
Mr. R.B. Clark – 2018

Administration

Battle, Bernadette P. (1999) Administrative – Instructor/Director of Counseling; B.S., M.Ed., Virginia State University.

Blackwell, Tara Y. (2015) Administrative – Professor/Vice President for Academics and Student Affairs; B.A., Johnson C. Smith University; M.A., University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D., Walden University.

Clatterbuck, Katherine K. (2013) Administrative - Instructor/Coordinator of Dual Enrollment Instruction; B.S., University of Mary Washington; M.S., North Carolina State.

Dalton, Dixie W. (2010) Administrative – Professor/Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences and Business; B.S. and M.S., Virginia Tech; Ph.D., Duke University.

Dunn, Matthew S. (1996) Professional – Instructor/Counselor; B.S., Auburn University; M.S., Longwood University.

Eanes-Walton, LaRoya C. (2016) Administrative – Lecturer/Coordinator for SNAP E&T Program; A.A.S., Southside Virginia Community College; B.A. Saint Paul’s College; M.B.A., Strayer University

Edmonds, Michelle K. (2009) Administrative –Associate Professor/Dean of Nursing, Allied Health and Natural Sciences; B.S.N., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.S.N. and DNP, Old Dominion University.

Elkins, Mary Jane (2000) Administrative – Instructor/Director of Institutional Advancement; B.A., Virginia Intermont College.

Feinman, Shannon V. (2005) Administrative – Instructor/Vice President of Finance; B.S., James Madison University; M.B.A., Old Dominion University.

Harkins, Keith A. (2015) Administrative – Assistant Professor/Vice President of Workforce Development and Continuing Education; B.A. and M.Ed., Lynchburg College; Ph.D., Old Dominion University.

Hicks, John D. (1999) Professional – Professor/Counselor; B.S., Hampton University; M.Ed., American Intercontinental University; Ed.D., Virginia State University.

Laben, Rebecca B. (2010) Professional – Instructor/Health Science Counselor; B.S., Old Dominion University; M.A., College of William and Mary.

Patton, Robert C. (2000) Administrative – Professor/Dean of Career and Occupational Technologies; A.A.S., Virginia Highlands Community College; B.S., Radford University; M.S., Longwood University; Ph.D., Old Dominion University.

Peterson, Marika B. (2007) Professional – Assistant Professor/Librarian; B.A. and M.Ed., Virginia State University; M.L.S., North Carolina Central University.

Roberts, Alfred A. (1995) Administrative – Professor/President of Southside Virginia Community College;B.A., Michigan State University; M.Ed., Virginia State University; Ph.D., Old Dominion University.

Sizemore, Dorothea G. (2001) Administrative – Instructor/Dean of Enrollment Management; A.A.S. and A.A.&S., Southside Virginia Community College; B.S., Old Dominion University; M.A., City University

Smiley, Debra K. (1997) Administrative – Associate Professor/ Director for Workforce Development & Continuing Education; B.S., Longwood College; M.S., Central Michigan University.

Smith, Dennis W. (1991) Administrative – Associate Professor/Director for Workforce Development & Continuing Education; B.A., Averett College; M.Ed., Virginia State University.

Talbott, Tonia R. (2013) Professional – Instructor/Counselor; B.S., Park University; M.S., Texas A&M.

Tharrington, Sally W. (2007) Administrative – Assistant Professor/Director of Financial Aid; B.M. and M.S., Longwood College.

Thompson, Jeanette (2016) Professional - Instructor/SNAP E&T Counselor; M.S., Lincoln University

Townsend, Rosa I. (2000) Professional – Assistant Professor/Librarian; A.A.S., Southside Virginia Community College; B.S., Saint Paul’s College; M.Ed., Virginia State University; M.S., North Carolina Central University.

Westerman, Gloria E. (2010) Administrative – Lecturer/Director of Transitional Programs ; B.A., Purdue University.

Wilkinson, Billi Jo (2014) Administrative – Instructor/Coordinator for Nursing Sim Lab; Diploma, Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing; B.S.N. and M.S.N., Western Governors University.

Wood, Melissia T. (2007) Professional – Associate Professor/Counselor; B.S. and M.Ed., Virginia State University.

President Emeritus

Dr. John J. Cavan

Professors Emeriti

Mr. Thomas L. Baldwin
Mrs. Barbara Beard
Mr. Norman E. Caine
Mr. G. Terry Clarke
Mrs. Henrietta J. Coleman
Dr. Earl C. Currin, Jr.
Mr. Dennis L. Daniel
Mr. John B. Finch
Mr. John W. Harris
Mrs. Karen D. Jones
Miss Lillie B. Munford
Mrs. Annie Lee Owen
Mrs. Susan L. Slayton
Dr. Robert F. Snead
Dr. John D. Sykes, Jr.
Mrs. Johnnye T. Thompson
Dr. Charles G. Vaughan
Dr. K. George Verghese
Mrs. Beatrice Wallace
Dr. William E. Webb
Dr. Albert Yoder

Faculty

Anderson, Elizabeth R. (2014) Associate Professor of Associate Degree Nursing; M.S., Chamberlain College of Nursing; B.S., Chamberlain College of Nursing

Archer, Patricia B. (2010) Associate Professor of Practical Nursing; A.D.N., Vance Granville Community College; B.S.N., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.S.N. Ed., Walden University.

Arthur, Melissa P. (2005) Assistant Professor of Associate Degree Nursing; RN Diploma, Danville Memorial Hospital School of Nursing; B.S.N., Regents College University of New York; M.S.N. and F.N.P., Old Dominion University.

Back, Melissa D. (2000) Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences; B.S. and M.S., Longwood University; M.T., University of Virginia.

Beaver, Douglas (2014) Instructor of Precision Machining; A.A.S., Wayne Community College

Braun, David (2010) Professor of Welding; B.S., University of Virginia; M.F.A., University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Brown, Vincent A. (2004) Associate Professor of Industrial Technology; A.A.S., Southside Virginia Community College; B.S.E.T., Old Dominion University; M.B.A., Strayer University.

Carr, Detra L. (2002) Instructor of Truck Driving Training; A.A.S., Southside Virginia Community College.

Cline, Leslie A. (2007) Associate Professor of Humanities; B.A., Converse College; M.F.A., University of South Carolina.

Downing-Gardner, Mary C.. (2012) Assistant Professor of English; A.A., Bucks County Community College; B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.A., Virginia Commonwealth University.

Edmonds, Thomas S. (2013) Assistant Professor of Industrial Technology; A.A.S., Southside Virginia Community College.

Evans, John T. (2014) Assistant Professor of Welding.

Fisher, Karen W. (2007) Instructor of Biological Sciences; B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.S., Longwood University.

Freeman, Sharon P. (2001) Associate Professor of English; B.S., M.S.A., & Certification, Longwood University.

Gadiyaram, Pardha S. (1984) Associate Professor of Mathematics/Physics; B.S., SSN College; M.S., Andhra University; M.S., North Carolina State University.

George, Rufus B. (1979) Associate Professor of Human Services; B.S. and M.A., University of Virginia.

George, Teresa G. (2011) Associate Professor of Psychology/Sociology; A.A.S., Southside Virginia Community College; B.S. and M.S. (2), Longwood University.

Hays, John A. (2006) Instructor of Psychology; B.A., Case Western Reserve University; M.S., Yorktown State University.

Henderson, Patricia D. (1990) Professor of Accounting & Economics; B.S., Virginia Tech; M.B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University; Certified Public Accountant.

Hicks, Russell A. (2008) Instructor of Diesel Technology; Certificate In Diesel Technology, Southside Virginia Community College.

Hines-Bentley, Stacy N. (2005) Professor of Practical Nursing; B.S.N., University of Virginia, M.S.N., Old Dominion University.

Hopkins, Karen G. (2009) Assistant Professor of Associate Degree Nursing; B.S.N., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.S.N., Old Dominion University.

Horne, Sarah E. (2012) Professor of English; B.A., Longwood University; M.A., Longwood University; Ed.S. and Ed.D., Liberty University

Jackson, Leslie M. (2012) Assistant Professor of Associate Degree Nursing; B.S., Western Governor’s University; M.S., Western Governor’s University.

Jones, Crystal (1999) Associate Professor of Administrative Support Technology/Information Systems Technology; A.A.S., Southside Virginia Community College; B.S., Longwood University; M.Ed., Virginia State University.

Jordan, Lisa V. (2013) Associate Professor of History; B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University.

Kemerer, Douglas E. (2009) Assistant Professor of Truck Driving Training; B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Kendall-Maxey, Shayna A. (2013) Assistant Professor of Mathematics; B.S., Tennessee State University; M.S., Tennessee State University.

LaPrade, Kelley B. (2004) Associate Professor of Information Technology; B.S., Old Dominion University; M.S., Old Dominion University.

Lester, Bobby C. (2011) Instructor of Emergency Medical Technician; A.A.S., Southside Virginia Community College; B.S., Old Dominion University.

Lowery-Carter, Christy R. (2006) Professor of Mathematics; B.S. and M.A.T., Averett University;Ed.S. and Ed.D., Liberty University.

Lyles, Arthur R. (2005) Instructor of Emergency Medical Technician; Certificate, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. Holds certifications in Hazardous Materials and Fire Science; National Association of EMTs: Instructor in Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support and Instructor in Pediatric Emergency Care; Commonwealth of Virginia: Emergency Medical Technician Basic Instructor; American Heart Association: Instructor in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

McGraw, William H. (2011) Assistant Professor of Diesel Technology; A.A.S., Southside Virginia Community College

Moore, Leigh W. (2002) Associate Professor of Associate Degree Nursing; L.P.N., Greensville Memorial Hospital; A.A.S., Halifax Community College; B.S.N. and M.S.N., Old Dominion University.

Noblin, Emily M. (2007) Assistant Professor of Psychology; B.S., University of Richmond; M.S., Longwood College; Ed.S., James Madison University.

Omick, Felicia V. (2001) Associate Professor of Associate Degree Nursing; B.S.N., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.S.N., Old Dominion University.

Parenti, Jeremy M. (2017) Assistant Professor of Automotive Technology; Holds National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence Certifications in: ASE-Master Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Technician, Master Automotive Technician, Advanced Level Specialist

Quicke, Courtney D. (1996) Assistant Professor of Truck Driving Training.

Reed, Martha B. (1993) Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences; B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman’s College; M.S., Virginia Tech.

Richey, Brent E. (1991) Associate Professor of Mathematics; B.S., Liberty University; M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University.

Scales, Thomas R. (2004) Associate Professor of Economics/Business; B.S., Virginia Tech; M.A., University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Seward, Alfonzo R. (2015) Associate Professor of Administration of Justice/Lead Instructor; B.S., Saint Paul’s College; M.S. University of Cincinnati.

Slagle, Tiffany S. (2007) Instructor of Accounting; B.S., North Carolina Wesleyan College; M.A., College of William& Mary.

Smith, Gunay (2001) Professor of Biological/Chemical Sciences; B.S., Robert College; M.S., Bogazici University; Ph.D., Cerrahpasa Medical School.

Stinson, Charles M. (2000) Professor of Biology and Humanities ; B.A., College of William and Mary; M. Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.S., Ph.D., University of Louisville.

Talbott, Jonette I. (1993) Professor of Practical Nursing; R.N., Diploma, Danville Memorial Hospital School of Nursing; B.S.N., Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia; M.S.N. Old Dominion University.

Tuck, Joan (1998) Professor of Information Systems Technology; B.S., Averett College; M.B.A., Lynchburg College.

Vance, Jeffrey T. (2013) Instructor of Welding; Welding Career Studies Certification, Southside Virginia Community College.

Walker, Stephen D. (2003) Assistant Professor of History; A.A.S., Southside Virginia Community College; B.A., Longwood University; M.A., Virginia Commonwealth University.

Wells, Katrina C. (2006) Professor of Certified Nurse Aide; R.N., Richmond Memorial School of Nursing; B.S.N., Liberty University; M.S.N., Old Dominion University.

Wilkerson, James W. (2003) Associate Professor of Mathematics; A.A.S., Dabney S. Lancaster Community College; B.S., James Madison University; M.S., Old Dominion University.

Wright, Thomas C. III (2003) Associate Professor of Information Systems Technology; A.A.S., Southside Virginia Community College; B.S., Longwood University; M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University.

Classified Staff

Adams, Robin N., Education Support Spec II – Admissions Support / Daniel

Allen, Linda G., Info Technology Specialist II – Network Services Manager / Christanna

Allgood, Bessie G., Education Administrator I – Regional Adult Ed. Program Manager / Christanna

Andrews, Debra P., Education Support Spec III – Recruiter/Apprenticeship Coordinator / Daniel

Bacon-Brodnax, Tiffany, Education Support Spec III – LCAKC Coordinator / LCAKC

Bennett, Edward S., Trades Manager I – Buildings and Grounds Superintendent / Daniel

Bishop, Kellie P., Education Support Spec II – Admissions Support / Christanna

Blackwell, Robert J., Trades Technician III – Buildings and Grounds Worker / Daniel

Blackwell, Rodnita B., Housekeeping Worker I – Buildings and Grounds Worker / Daniel

Canning, David P., Housekeeping Worker I – Buildings and Grounds Worker / Daniel

Capon, Stephen, Trades Technician II – Buildings and Grounds Worker / Daniel

Chappell, Lydia G., Info Technology Specialist II – Network Services Manager / Daniel

Da Silva, Mora L., Education Support Spec II – Adult Ed./Middle College Support / Daniel

Daniel, Robin C., Info Technology Specialist III – Applications Support Administrator / Christanna

Davis, Jennifer, Human Resource Analyst I – Human Resource Analyst I / CHRIS

Dickerson, Christopher D., Housekeeping Worker I – Buildings and Grounds Worker / Daniel

Dix, Shana K., Education Support Spec III – Assistant Registrar / Daniel

Duty, John W., Trades Technician III – Buildings and Grounds Worker / Daniel

Early, Susan W., Admin and Office Spec III – Occ/Tech Center Administrative Support / Occ Tech

Elder, Brenda W., Admin and Office Spec III – Financial Aid Support / Christanna

Eulert, Linda J., Housekeeping Worker I – Buildings and Grounds Worker / Daniel

Ezell, Wendy C., Info Technology Specialist II – Institutional Research Coordinator / Daniel

Ferguson, April L., Computer Operations Techn I – Peoplesoft Support / Daniel

Fogg, Ingrid N., Housekeeping Worker I – Buildings and Grounds Worker / Christanna

Giles, Le’Tina A., Education Support Spec III – Student Activity Coordinator / Daniel

Hales, Christie C., PR & Marketing Specialist IV – Public Relations Specialist / Christanna

Harris, Bethany W., Human Resource Manager II – Director of Human Resources / Christanna

Henderson, Theresa J., Admin and Office Spec III - Administrative Assistant to VP of Finance / Christanna

Hudson, Lisa, Education Support Spec III – Campus Within Walls Coordinator / Daniel

Irby, Katherine E., Education Administrator I – Regional Adult Ed. Program Manager / Daniel

Jackson, Angela L., Gen Admin Supv I/Coord I - Executive Assistant to President / Christanna

Jackson, Christin D., Program Administrator I – Coordinator of WIA Programs / Daniel

Jackson, Pamela S., Info Technology Specialist I – Network Services / Christanna

Jenkins, Timothy D., Trades Technician III – Buildings and Grounds Worker / Christanna

Jones, Rhina C., Education Support Spec II – Admissions Support / Christanna

Kunath, Lauren E., Education Support Spec II - Financial Aid Support / Daniel

Lambert, Bradley H., Procurement Officer I – Purchasing Officer/AP Spec / Christanna

Lambert, Toni C., Financial Services Manager II – Business Manager / Christanna

Lanier-Arnold, Kelly, Education Support Spec III – Apprenticeship Coordinator / SVHEC

Lewis, Marysue S., Info Technology Specialist II – Network Services Manager / Christanna

Malone, Makiko A., Admin and Office Spec III – Academic Administrative Support / Christanna

Martin, Leonard E., Housekeeping Worker I – Buildings and Grounds Worker / Daniel

Mason, Cynthia P., Admin and Office Spec III – Administrative Assistant to VPASA / Daniel

Mason, Landon R., Education Support Spec III – One Stop Coordinator / Daniel

McCargo, LaTrisha M., Library Specialist II – Library Specialist / Daniel

McCarthy, Denis J., Education Administrator I – Regional Adult Ed. Program Manager / Christanna

McClintock, Angela W., Admin and Office Spec III – Workforce Development Support / Christanna

McMillan, Monica D., Education Support Spec II – OSY Case Manager / LCAKC

Milroy, Teresa L., Trainer & Instructor III - Coordinator of Educational Technology / Christanna

Myrick, Jennifer D., Finan Svcs Spec I – Accountant / Christanna

Ogburn, Louise N., Admin and Office Spec III – Receptionist / Christanna

Overby, Charles A., Trades Technician II – Maintenance Worker / CHRIS

Pegram, Kathy M., Education Support Spec II – Adult Ed./Middle College Support / Christanna

Perkins, Leslie B., Education Support Spec II – Student Services Support / Daniel

Phillips, Janice P., Admin and Office Spec III – Admin.Assistant for IT / Christanna

Pinnell, Diane L., Education Support Spec II – Financial Aid Support / Christanna

Ragsdale, Sardis I., Housekeeping Worker I - Buildings and Grounds Worker / Christanna

Randolph, Erica A., Education Support Spec III – Coordinator of Southern VA Education Center / SVEC

Rogers, Raymond C., Trades Technician III – Buildings and Grounds Worker / Christanna

Shelton, Jessica R., Admin and Office Spec III – Academic Administrative Support / Daniel

Shook, Suzanne, Education Support Spec II – Admissions Support / Daniel

Smiley, Misty S., Computer Operations Techn I – Peoplesoft Support / Christanna

Smith, Michelle J., Education Support Spec II – Financial Aid Support / Daniel

Smithers, Vondrenna N., Education Support Spec III – Recruiter / Christanna

Southall, Lisa M., Admin and Office Spec III - Cashier / Daniel

Stegall, Thomas A., Housekeeping Worker I – Buildings and Grounds Worker / Daniel

Sydnor, Brittney L., Education Support Spec II - OSY Case Manager / Daniel

Taylor, Anthony M., Info Technology Specialist I – Network Services / Christanna

Taylor, Pamela N., Education Support Spec III – Coordinator of Business & Industry Services / Daniel

Thomason, Sheryl ., Admin and Office Spec III - Payroll/Business Office Tech. / Christanna

Tolbert, Robert L., Housekeeping Worker I – Buildings and Grounds Worker / Christanna

Vaughan, Wanda S., Education Support Spec II – Workforce Development & WIAO Support / Daniel

Wallace, Mary A., Education Support Spec II – Assistant Coordinator for DE / Daniel

Watkins, Patricia A., Admin and Office Spec III – Accounts Receivable Specialist / Daniel

White, Anita C., Admin and Office Spec III – Workforce Development Support / Daniel

Whitt, Kathryn N., Admin and Office Spec III – SVHEC Support / SVHEC

Williams, Joshua A., Education Support Spec II - ISY OSY Case Manager / Daniel

Williams, LaDelta, Education Support Spec III – LRC Coordinator / Christanna

Williams, Michael A., Housekeeping Worker I – Buildings and Grounds Worker / Christanna

Williams, Sabrina M., Admin and Office Spec III – Academic Administrative Support / Christanna

Williams, Vitorria D., Education Support Spec II – Assistant Coordinator for DE / Christanna

Winfield, Mary A., Library Specialist II – Library Specialist / Christanna

Wollenberg, Chad W., Info Technology Specialist III – Chief Information Officer / Christanna

Worley, Donna W., Admin and Office Spec III – Foundation Support / Christanna

Wray, Roger H., Trades Manager I – Buildings and Grounds Superintendent / Christanna