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SVCC gets accolades

KEYSVILLE — Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) was recently named a “2017 Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education, a trade publication for colleges and universities.

According to a press release, the results, released July 17, are based on a survey of 232 colleges and universities.

“Only 79 of the institutions that applied for the program achieved ‘Great College to Work For’ recognition,” officials said in the release. “Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions, with SVCC included among the 22 two-year institutions that made the cut.”

According to the release, SVCC took honors in two categories this year — facilities, workspaces and security and work/life balance.

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies and a survey administered to faculty, administrators and professional support staff.

“Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most comprehensive workplace studies in higher education,” officials said in the release.