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Quentin Johnson, Author at Kenbridge Victoria Dispatch

Guest columns

Opinion — Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Take a look at your surroundings. Are you inside your home, office or classroom? Are you at a coffee shop? Perhaps you are in a ... Read more

by Quentin Johnson, Sunday, September 19, 2021 1:32 pm

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Unemployment data for Virginia paints a complicated picture

Employment data for Virginia presents a complicated picture. In 2019 before COVID-19 shutdowns impacted the economy, Virginia reported an unemployment rate of only 2.7%. During ... Read more

by Quentin Johnson, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:29 pm

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Virginia’s community colleges bring unparalled value

For the fourth year in a row, tuition at Southside Virginia Community College will remain unchanged. The State Board for Community Colleges made the decision ... Read more

by Quentin Johnson, Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:58 pm

College

The SVCC Class of 2021 is stupendous

Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) will honor its 2021 graduates in a virtual celebration to be released May 15 at 9:30 a.m. Students, their families, ... Read more

by Quentin Johnson, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:30 pm

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SVCC students impact many aspects of daily life

Have you recently had a medical appointment? Conducted business online? Needed your electricity restored after storm damage? If so, you may have benefited from the ... Read more

by Quentin Johnson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 1:17 pm

College

Don’t procrastinate, take the first tiny step

A popular adage advises, “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” Mangled comic versions go something like this: “Never put off till ... Read more

by Quentin Johnson, Thursday, March 18, 2021 5:16 pm

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Black history and America’s future

Black History Month, sometimes called African American History Month, occurs every year in February. Officially recognized by then-President Gerald Ford in 1976, the commemoration grew ... Read more

by Quentin Johnson, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:57 pm

College

Mentors provide a valuable service

January is National Mentoring Month, an observation led by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with support ... Read more

by Quentin Johnson, Friday, January 22, 2021 2:14 pm

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COLUMN — Success at SVCC is transferable

Every October, the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students celebrates National Transfer Student Week. This year Southside Virginia Community College will participate with ... Read more

by Quentin Johnson, Friday, October 16, 2020 1:55 pm

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COLUMN — Impact study highlights SVCC’s contributions

A recent Economic Impact study undertaken by Dr. Vincent Magnini, a researcher at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business in Blacksburg, examined the impact Southside ... Read more

by Quentin Johnson, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:48 pm