Four SVCC students named to All-Virginia Academic team

Published 11:15 am Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Virginia is one of 38 states participating in the All-State Academic Teams program introduced in 1994 as a way to provide scholastic recognition to Phi Theta Kappa members while promoting excellence at two-year colleges.

Students nominated to the National All-USA Academic Team are automatically named to the All-State Academic Teams. Four students from Southside Virginia Community College were selected to the 2016 Phi Theta Kappa All-Virginia Academic Team. The students are Wade Bagley, Elizabeth Dunn, Kaylin Weise and Jacob Cook.

The students were recognized in Richmond at a luncheon attended by Virginia Community College System Chancellor Glenn DuBois, college presidents and others. Idalia Fernandez, Virginia’s Community Colleges State Board chair, was guest speaker, and students received medallions at the event.

Bagley, of Lunenburg County, is an agribusiness major with a 4.0 G.P.A. Following graduation, he hopes to transfer to either Virginia Tech or N.C. State. His goal is to contribute his share of growing America’s agriculture industry through production, education, leadership and advocacy.

Cook, of Clarksville, is an applied mathematics major with a 3.943 G.P.A. After graduation he plans to pursue additional classes at SVCC ,and then transfer to Cornell University. He has the ability to help other students view their world critically, through the objective lens of logic, mathematics and science.

Dunn, of Lunenburg County, is a general studies major with a 4.0 G.P.A. She plans to transfer to Virginia Tech to study fashion merchandising and design. Following graduation her goal is to become a sales manager or buyer in the apparel industry.

Weise, of Baskerville, is a general studies major with a 3.5 G.P.A. After graduation, she plans to transfer to ODJ and major in human services/counseling and then to VCU for a master’s degree in social work. Her goal is to work with the mentally and physically disabled or in hospital administration.