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Quentin Johnson, Author at Farmville

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Opinion — Teamwork and gratitude

As leaves and temperatures fall, people bundle up in sweaters and jackets. Warm camaraderie overcomes the chill in the air. This seasonal change provides an ... Read more

by Quentin Johnson, Saturday, November 20, 2021 8:31 am

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Creating paths for opportunity

The United States has been called a land of opportunity, a place where all people have the chance to increase their income, improve their circumstances ... Read more

by Quentin Johnson, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:00 am

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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, Friday, September 17, 2021 6:00 am

Columns

Opinion — REV initiative offers training assistance

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 15, 2021 8:18 am

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Virginia’s community colleges bring unparalleled 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, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 6:00 am

Columns

OPINION — The SVCC Class of 2021 is stupendous

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

by Quentin Johnson, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:29 pm

Guest Columns

COLUMN — 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 2:20 pm

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Don’t procrastinate, take the first tiny step

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

by Quentin Johnson, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6:00 am

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COLUMN — 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 6:00 am

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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, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:42 am

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November is a great time for a gratitude challenge

In 2015, National Day Calendar established November as National Gratitude Month in the United States and Canada. The designation had been advocated by Stacey Grewal, ... Read more

by Quentin Johnson, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:00 am

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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, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:00 am

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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 6:00 am

Education

SVCC to reopen with options

Southside Virginia Community College will reopen its doors Monday, Aug. 24, with a full schedule of offerings and a range of attendance options that incorporate ... Read more

by Quentin Johnson, Wednesday, August 19, 2020 6:00 am