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Ninth annual corrections banquet held at SVCC

Southside Virginia Community College recently held its ninth annual Corrections Awards Banquet at its Christanna Campus. The event recognized Officer and Employee of the Year for each of the area correctional centers. Lawrenceville Correctional Center (GEO) sponsored the event and the trophies. Those recognized are pictured, from left, front row, Officer Michael W. Hatcher, Halifax Correctional Unit 23; Officer Joshua Affronti, Nottoway Correctional Center; Officer Lisa Williams, Lawrenceville Correctional Center; Katrina Allen, Lawrenceville, Alfonzo Seward; administration of justice program, SVCC; Officer Rebecca Kindred, Deerfield Correctional Center; Linda Smith, Buckingham Correctional Center; Brenda Richards, Lunenburg Correctional Center; back row, Larry Edmonds, guest speaker, warden of Dillwyn Correctional Center; Sgt. Terrell Eppes, Buckingham Correctional Center; Arthur Byrd, Nottoway; Sandra Vass, Halifax; Lt. Tonya Clary, Lunenburg; Astrid Woodson, Dillwyn; Sgt. Duane Parrish, Dillwyn; and Kelly Owens, Baskerville Correctional Center. Not pictured are Officer Paul Arthur, Baskerville; Teresa Porrovecchio, of Deerfield; Lt. Jerry McKnight and Joyce Johnson, of Greensville Correctional Center.