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Alberta in Brunswick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Southside Virginia Community College

Alberta, Virginia

 

—Brunswick County —

 
Southside Virginia Community College CRIEHT Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
1. Southside Virginia Community College CRIEHT Marker
Inscription. Southside Virginia Community College has two campuses: the Christanna Campus in Alberta, which opened in 1970, and the John H. Daniel campus in Keysville, which opened in 1971. The college is part of the statewide system of community colleges created in 1966 by the Virginia General Assembly. This two-year institution of higher education provides Southside Virginia residents University Parallel degrees, Associate degrees and career and job training skills. Satellite campuses are in Emporia, Fort Pickett, Halifax and other locations.

Community colleges began in the early part of the 20th century to offer access to higher education for people of all economic and social conditions. They received a great boost when President Truman’s Commission on Higher Education recommended that higher education be available to everyone. In the 1950s and 60s community colleges doubled in numbers and enrollment due to the widespread need for a more highly trained workforce, as well as a more economical approach to the first two years of college. Today, all across America community colleges provide a chance for people to attain goals that were previously beyond their reach. They also serve as a source of cultural enrichment for the community.
 
Erected by Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail®
SVCC photos image. Click for full size.
2. SVCC photos
. (Marker Number 38.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail marker series.
 
Location. 36° 50.368′ N, 77° 55.011′ W. Marker is in Alberta, Virginia, in Brunswick County. Marker can be reached from Campus Drive (County Route 378) near Chritanna Highway (Virginia Route 46). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 Campus Drive, Alberta VA 23821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Christanna (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Brunswick Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Danieltown (approx. 5.1 miles away); Sturgeon Creek (approx. 5.6 miles away); Staunton River Raid (approx. 5.9 miles away); Saint Paul's College (approx. 6.5 miles away); a different marker also named Saint Paul's College (approx. 6.6 miles away); Ebenezer Academy (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alberta.
 
Regarding Southside Virginia Community College. On the left panel are three photos with the captions:
"(Top Left) SVCC’s first student, Bill Steed (left) with the college’s first president Dr. Kenneth Dawson."
"(Center Left) A Biology class underway on the Christanna Campus during the mid-1970’s."
"(Bottom
Governor Linwood Holton and Professor Johnnye Thompson image. Click for full size.
3. Governor Linwood Holton and Professor Johnnye Thompson
Left)
Dr. John J. Cavan (left), SVCC president since 1983, congratulates a graduate during a college commencement ceremony."

On the bottom center is a map of the CRIEHT locations.

On the right is a photo with the caption, "(Above) Governor Linwood Holton (left) is greeted by SVCC math professor Johnnye Thompson during the Christanna Campus Dedication Ceremony held October 23, 1970."

All photos courtesy of SVCC archives.
 
Also see . . .
1. Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail. Virginia's Retreat (Submitted on May 19, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC). (Submitted on May 19, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansEducation
 
SVCC CRIEHT Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
4. SVCC CRIEHT Marker
SVCC Christanna Campus image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
5. SVCC Christanna Campus
Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail® Map image. Click for full size.
6. Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail® Map
Appomattox County
1. Winonah Camp/Mozella Price Home
2. Carver-Price School
3. Education in 1800's Rural Virginia

Buckingham County
4. One-Room Schoolhouse
5. Carter G. Woodson Birthplace

Cumberland County
6. Hamilton High School
7. Rosenwald School at Cartersville
8. Jackson Davis

Amelia County
9. Russell Grove Presbyterian Church and School
10. Mrs. Samantha Jane Neil

Chesterfield County
11. Virginia State University

Petersburg
12. Earliest Known Public High School for African Americans in Virginia
13. McKenney Library
14. The Peabody-Williams School

Dinwiddie County
15. Southside Virginia Training Center
16. Rocky Branch School
17. Early Education in Dinwiddie County

Nottoway County
18. Blackstone Female Institute
19. Mt. Nebo Church
20. Ingleside Training Institute

Lunenburg County
21. The People's Community Center
22. St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Christian Day School

Prince Edward County
23. Prince Edward County Public Schools
24. R. R. Moton High School
25. Farmville Female Seminary Association
26. First Baptist Church
27. Beulah AME Church
28. Hampden-Sydney College

Charlotte County
29. Southside Virginia Community College - John H. Daniel Campus
30. Charlotte County Library
31. Salem School

Halifax County
32. Meadville Community Center
33. Mary M. Bethune High School
34. Washington-Coleman Elementary School
35. Mizpah Church

Mecklenburg County
36. Thyne Institute
37. Boydton Academic and Bible Institute

Brunswick County
38. Southside Virginia Community College - Christanna Campus

39. Saint Paul's College
40. Hospital and School of the Good Shepherd
41. Fort Christanna
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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