Southwest Virginia Community College Information

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Southwest Virginia Community College (SWCC) is located outside of Richlands, Virginia, United States, on the border of Tazewell and Russell counties, and is one of the 23 schools in the Virginia Community College System. SWCC was opened in 1968 to serve the residents of Buchanan, Russell and Tazewell counties, as well as portions of Dickenson County. [1]


  • Dr. Tommy F. Wright (January 8, 2018 - present)
  • Dr. J. Mark Estepp (July 2, 2007 – January 7, 2018 )
  • Dr. William Snyder (interim president for the college while a search for Dr. King's replacement was conducted)
  • Dr. Charles R. King (founding president, retired in December 2006)

Campus facilities

  • Buchanan Hall
  • Tazewell Hall
  • Russell Hall
  • Dickenson Hall
  • Davis Hall
  • Dellinger Hall
  • King Community Center
  • Physical Plant
  • National Guard Armory
  • Football field and track
  • Baseball field
  • Walking Trail
  • Campus Bookstore

Notable alumni

  • Jayma Mays (graduate) - An American actress and singer. She starred as Emma Pillsbury on the Fox musical series Glee. She had a recurring role as Charlie Andrews on the NBC sci-fi serial Heroes. She starred, opposite of Kevin James, in The Smurfs and Paul Blart: Mall Cop. In 2013 - 2014, she also played the role of Debbie on The Millers, a sitcom. Mays has starred as prosecutor Carol Anne Keane in the NBC sitcom Trial & Error, since early in 2017. In 2018, Mays guest stars in season two of Great News, as Cat, Greg's girlfriend.
  • Sean Spencer (attended) - professional mixed martial artist, current UFC welterweight [2]


  1. ^ "Southwest Virginia Community College: Purpose". Southwest Virginia Community College. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Sean Spencer UFC Bio". Retrieved 22 September 2016.

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