All math and science majors enroll in SDV 101 (Orientation for Science majors) in the first fall semester. SDV 101 is a two credit course taught by Dr. Susie Mullins on M-W from 12-1:00.
The SLC exposes students to career choices and broadens knowledge of what is available in science education through field trips, guest speakers, mentoring and job shadowing. The SLC provides help to students intending to transfer. SLC faculty members are on-hand to help students through the process. Students can also take advantage of the many resources the SLC offers such as loan of Dell laptop computers and Texas Instruments Voyage 200 multifunctional calculators.
Kristen Lester, Southwest Virginia Community College alumna, was elected president of the first year pharmacy class by her classmates at the Bill Gatton School of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. Lester is a member of the Dean's Student Advisory Council and Student/Faculty Relations Committee.
SWCC recently hosted the Tazewell County Science Fair. Judges were Jason Osborne, Professor of Biology and Dr. Robert Jones, Professor of Environmental Science. Assistant judges were members of the Science Learning Community. Science Learning Community students and advisors from left to right: Lonnie Ray Thomas, Jr, Barrett Cunningham, Jasmine Hagy, Casandra Addair, Professor Georgia Householder, Professor Jason Osborne.