Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation is the fundraising arm of the SVHEC. With the generosity of donors, we raise funds for student scholarships, faculty program support and areas of greatest need, within the Center.

This corporation is organized and operated exclusively to promote and enhance continuing educational opportunities for the citizens of Southern Virginia, and surrounding areas and to carry out other exclusively charitable, educational, and scientific purposes.

Operating as usual

03/04/2022

Women make history everyday. Whether it's preparing a dinner that everyone likes or marching for equality! #womenshistorymonth #girlpower #buildeachotherup #sistersunite

Photos from Southern Virginia Higher Education Center's post 03/02/2022

Scholarship opportunities are still available. The application deadline for Welding III is next Thursday March 11. Applications for Summer classes are due 30 days prior to the class start date. Thank you to everyone @SVHEC and College Partners for assisiting students to make a better future for themselves and our community.

02/25/2022

Hats & Horses 2022

Who's ready for Hats & Horses 2022 with A Casino Night? Find that perfect hat and best dressed man and enjoy a night of dinner, dancing, and classic casino games! Tickets on Sale @ https://square.link/u/aQr7X8xR

Foundation Feed February 2022 02/23/2022

Foundation Feed February 2022

Check out the [email protected] V H E C newsletter for the latest about Hats & Horses our annual fundraiser, and other exciting news! Click the link to read more and sign up to join our e-blast.
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Foundation Feed February 2022 New Scholarship, Hats & Horses 2022 info... Brand New [email protected] We are excited to announce a new scholarship opportunity for Southern Virginia Higher Education Center students, The Dr.

Photos from Southern Virginia Higher Education Center's post 02/23/2022

Photos from Southern Virginia Higher Education Center's post

Financial Aid Saturday is returning to SVHEC 02/22/2022

Financial Aid Saturday is returning to SVHEC

Scholarship applications will be available this Saturday from 10am to 2pm @SVHEC. Applicants for Financial Aid need to bring tax records for 2019 and 2020.

If you're under 24 years old and do not have children, please bring your parents tax records. Also, bring your photo ID.

Financial Aid Saturday is returning to SVHEC The TRIO Educational Opportunity Center and Southern Virginia Higher Education Center are hosting “Financial Aid Saturday: Get Money for School” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at the

02/21/2022

Game Time:-Student Knowledge Quest! All students @SVHEC, be on the lookout for Black Historical Figures in the building. Find one and bring it to the office and win a prize. Tuesday Feb 22nd to Thursday Feb 24th. (one prize per Student)
#blackhistorymonth #foundation #scholarship #svhec

Foundation names associate director 02/17/2022

Foundation names associate director

Welcome aboard Liza Fulton! Let's continue to help others build a strong FOUNDATION!

Foundation names associate director After an extensive search for an associate director of philanthropy, Liza Fulton was recently hired by the FOUNDATION @ SVHEC for the position.

02/14/2022

Remember to tell yourself,
"I Love You!"
A great way to spread love, starts with loving yourself. So while you're at it, give yourself a hug!
XOXOX,
FOUNDATION Staff @SVHEC

Global Center for Automotive Performance Simulation | Virginia Tech Transportation Institute 02/11/2022

Global Center for Automotive Performance Simulation | Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

The Global Center for Automotive Performance Solutions (GCAPS) offers internship and $5,000 scholarship to Virginia Tech students.

Qualified students are those enrolling in their Junior year at Virginia Tech and are a resident of the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County, or Halifax County.

The internship will be held the summer prior to Junior academic year. For more information visit https://www.vtti.vt.edu/national/gcaps/index.html

#scholarships #halifaxvirginia #residents

Global Center for Automotive Performance Simulation | Virginia Tech Transportation Institute GCAPS provides advanced tire research, vehicle simulation, and mathematical modeling for virtual vehicle technology development.

02/08/2022

NEW DATES: Intro to Stick Welding will be held March 1-31st. Learn the basics of this popular welding process in a few short weeks! Call 434-572-5566 to get started.

02/07/2022

Danville Community College's popular hands-on EMT training program is returning to the SVHEC February 15th!! Call 434-797-8573 to get started.

Alice H. Parker - An American Inventor 02/07/2022

Alice H. Parker - An American Inventor

African American Alice H. Parker invented the first design for gas heat. Her design led to the invention of forced air and the thermostat. #AfricanAmericanHistory #FOUNDATION #SVHEC #Scholarships

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Alice H. Parker - An American Inventor In 1919, Alice H. Parker received a patent for the world's first Gas Heating Furnace.

02/02/2022

You've Got This!

So, push on through Hump Day, and whatever Punxsutawney Phil predicts. #groundhogsday #spring #snow #thestruggleisreal

Eugenia P. Deas, the only African-American female welder at Charleston Naval Shipyard during WWII 02/01/2022

Eugenia P. Deas, the only African-American female welder at Charleston Naval Shipyard during WWII

While most women found work cooking and cleaning, Eugenia Powell Deas was the first African American welder during WW II at Charleston Naval Shipyard. Deas was tasked with welding little plates on the ship to protect it from leaks.
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#blackhistory #highereducation #scholarships

Eugenia P. Deas, the only African-American female welder at Charleston Naval Shipyard during WWII Eugenia Powell Deas was the only African-American woman who worked as a welder in the Charleston Naval Shipyard during World War II.

01/23/2022

We're looking for a well-rounded communications assistant who can help tell the story of the AMAZING things happening at the SVHEC. This is a full-time position with state benefits. Visit www.svhec.org/careers for complete details.

01/21/2022

We are extending our very best wishes to Ricky Gordon, SVHEC Mechatronics Program Leader/Acting Director of Workforce Training Programs, on his retirement. Ricky played an instrumental role in building the Mechatronics/Industrial Maintenance program and delivered thousands of hours of hands-on instruction. Thank you for your incredible service, Ricky. Enjoy a well-deserved retirement. 🥳

01/20/2022

Devin Chandler is a proud parent of five high school graduates. As a Hope-Tone Scholarship recipient for the Spring 2022 semester, Chandler is able to return to college to follow her passion to care for people as a Registered Nurse.

The Hope-Tone Scholarship is available to students who pursue a career in the nursing/ medical field.

01/17/2022

Stay safe!

Due to poor road conditions, SVHEC will be closed on Tuesday, January 18th. Stay safe & warm.

Timeline photos 01/17/2022

An opportunity to take the first step... with many options to follow. Nursing a very solid career choice if you have the heart and passion to help others 👨🏿‍⚕️👩🏼‍⚕️🧑‍⚕️

Are you looking for a career that matters? Then we are looking for you! Come join the growing community of healthcare providers by signing up for Nurse Aide Training at Danville Community College at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center. 820 Bruce Street, South Boston, Virginia 24592 For more info, contact

Chadrick Younger
434-797-8573
[email protected]

Classes run: February 1 - March 24 | Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Monday - Thursday

01/17/2022

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education," Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. @SVHEF @SVHEC Longwood University Old Dominion University Danville Community College Southside Virginia Community College

How a community in Southern Virginia is helping locals develop digital skills 01/16/2022

How a community in Southern Virginia is helping locals develop digital skills

Reaching for the 🌟 🌟 🌟 !
Southern Virginia Higher Education Center

How a community in Southern Virginia is helping locals develop digital skills    

01/06/2022

🔔NEW CLASS ALERT!🔔
Introduction to Stick Welding starting Feb.1st will cover welding safety, oxyfuel cutting, and SMAW (stick) welding. The class is ideal for individuals interested in learning the basics of one of the most commonly used welding processes. Seats are extremely limited.

Scholarship applications are under review, and recipients will be notified soon. #rest #relax #scholarships #highereducation 01/04/2022

Scholarship applications are under review, and recipients will be notified soon. #rest #relax #scholarships #highereducation

Scholarship applications are under review, and recipients will be notified soon. #rest #relax #scholarships #highereducation

Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation updated their business hours. 12/17/2021

Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation updated their business hours.

Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation updated their business hours.

12/16/2021

Holiday Door Decoration Winners Revealed! Congratulations to everyone who participated and Kudos to Virginia Barksdale and Meagan Owen on their Snowman ⛄️

-Runner-up was The Gnome Winter Wonderland by the FOUNDATION, followed by The 12 Days of Nursing in 3rd place.

See photos of all 8 doors in the comments.

12/15/2021

Thank you.... Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, Longwood University, Old Dominion University, Danville Community College and Southside Virginia Community College for your dedication to the job and participation in the 1st Winter Wonderland Wednesday Celebration, hosted by the FOUNDATION!

There were lots of tasty treats and one incredible Ugly Sweater Prance Off in the FOUNDATION suite.

Check back at noon tomorrow to see which office door won for most creativity - there’s still time to vote for door #8 🎄'no pressure'

Mobile uploads 12/09/2021

Liza Fulton, the new Associate Director of Philanthropy with Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation and Shea Chism a local nurse in the county volunteer their time to give back by shopping for the Sheetz Christmas with Salvation Army of Halifax County, VA.
#volunteersmakeadifference
#bethechangeyouwanttosee

Mobile uploads 12/09/2021

Katrina Powell Executive Director of Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation volunteered as a shopper for the Sheetz Christmas with Salvation Army of Halifax County, VA and other organizations to help put smiles on some children's faces on Christmas morning.
#successbeginswithastrongfoundation
#volunteersmakeadifference

Photos from Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation's post 12/08/2021

It was a Wonderful Wednesday with gourmet southern comfort food served up with southern hospitality from Southern Belle Food Truck! Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation

Photos from Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation's post 11/30/2021

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Success Begins with a STRONG Foundation!
Join our mission by making a donation on this "GIVING TUESDAY!"
#successbeginswithastrongfoundation
#bethechangeyouwanttosee
#onedonationtwicetheimpact

Photos from Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation's post 11/25/2021

It was Halloweenie Time in October 2021 when students and staff members from Southern Virginia Higher Education Center , Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation , Southside Virginia Community College, Danville Community College and Old Dominion University and Longwood University had a *Halloweenie Time*, dressing in costumes, eating 🌭 🌭 hotdogs and enjoying great fellowship with one another in the Courtyard at the Center.
We had a HOTDOG TIME!
#SuccessBeginsWithAStrongFoundation

09/29/2021

SVHEF Board Treasurer, Jeff Davis supports our youth during Opening Day with the Halifax Soccer Club.

Photos from Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation's post 09/29/2021

SVHEF Executive Director Katrina Powell supports our youth during Opening Day for the Halifax Soccer Club.

With academy, custodian launches new IT career at Sydnor Jennings Elementary School 09/29/2021

With academy, custodian launches new IT career at Sydnor Jennings Elementary School

CONGRATULATIONS are in order.🎉 It's NEVER too late to ACHIEVE 🎓when you are willing to put in the work!

With academy, custodian launches new IT career at Sydnor Jennings Elementary School When students at Sydnor Jennings Elementary School returned to school this fall, they were greeted by a familiar face in a new position.

Our Story: Changing Lives, Daily.

This corporation is organized and operated exclusively to promote and enhance continuing educational opportunities, for the Southern Virginia region and surrounding areas, on behalf of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC).

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Each year, more and more students are seeking access to non-traditional modes of post-secondary education. Southern Virginia students need affordable, accessible and substantive instructional programs in healthcare, business, technology, as well as the arts and sciences.
Thanks to the vision and ongoing support of the HEF, the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) in South Boston, VA has provided for student needs in Southern Virginia for more than 25 years.

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South Boston, VA
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Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 12pm

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The Southern VA Higher Education Center (SVHEC) provides access to affordable educational opportunities in southern Virginia. Students access hands-on job training and programs from GED to Ph.D