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Dr. Al Roberts, Author at Kenbridge Victoria Dispatch

Guest columns

Transferring success

In March of this year, 250 representatives from more than 60 educational institutions across Virginia met to discuss potential obstacles facing students with plans to ... Read more

by Dr. Al Roberts, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:54 am

Guest columns

Education can be transformative

Earlier generations considered high school completion the key to success. Many viewed postsecondary education an extravagance because folks with high school diplomas could secure good-paying ... Read more

by Dr. Al Roberts, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:40 am

Guest columns

College community connection

Audrey Williams June, writing in the October 2018 issue of Chronicle of Higher Education, reported, “Having a mentor can make a big difference in student’s ... Read more

by Dr. Al Roberts, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:29 am

Columns

Reading is important

The One World Literacy Foundation explains, “Reading is how we discover new things and how we develop a positive self-image. The ability to read is ... Read more

by Dr. Al Roberts, Wednesday, February 20, 2019 11:05 am

Guest columns

A gift in winter

The 20th century British poet Edith Sitwell wrote, “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly ... Read more

by Dr. Al Roberts, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 3:46 pm

Guest columns

Alumni in the spotlight

One of the most gratifying aspects of my position as President of Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) is receiving feedback from former students and hearing ... Read more

by Dr. Al Roberts, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:26 pm

Guest columns

Building for a promising future

Established in 1970, Southside Virginia Community College is one of 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System. From its humble beginnings, the college has ... Read more

by Dr. Al Roberts, Wednesday, October 17, 2018 9:55 am

Columns

Back to school

Fall is in the air, and students are back to work. The hallways at Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) teem with a mix of new ... Read more

by Dr. Al Roberts, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 9:15 am

Guest columns

Teachers needed for tomorrow

Nationwide, schools are experiencing a scarcity of qualified job candidates for teaching positions. Declining enrollment in programs that prepare students for licensure as teachers is ... Read more

by Dr. Al Roberts, Wednesday, August 15, 2018 11:57 am

Guest columns

Keeping your cool

As temperatures outside rise, indoor thermostats often respond by calling for cooler air. This ability to control the indoor environment helps people be more comfortable. ... Read more

by Dr. Al Roberts, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:24 am

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