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2014-4-8

GREENSVILLE/EMPORIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

LOCAL BOARD MEETING

The Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services Administrative Board will meet on Thursday, August 21, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services located at 1748 East Atlantic Street.  The public is welcome to attend.

Public Schools Seek Your Input

As we Plan for the Future of Greensville County Public Schools, tell us what you believe will enable Greensville County Schools to move forward in providing high quality educational services for the children and youth of our community.

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Please Submit Your Responses on or Before April 18th

Commencement 2014 Fast Approaching

Commencement  for Southside Virginia Community College will be held Saturday, May 10, 2014 on the John H. Daniel Campus in Keysville at 9:30 a.m.  Dr. Glenn DuBois, the Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System, is the guest speaker for the event.

This annual event marks the 32nd and last time SVCC’s graduation will be presided over by Dr. John J. Cavan, President.  His retirement is set for July of this year.

In the summer of 2001 the Virginia Community College System welcomed Dr. DuBois to serve as its new chancellor. Since then, he has led the 23-college system through its first and into its second strategic plan, rising to the challenge of enduring both unprecedented enrollment growth and unprecedented cuts in state operating funds.

During his tenure, Virginia’s Community Colleges have signed groundbreaking guaranteed transfer agreements with more than two dozen public and private universities; become Virginia’s leading provider of workforce development services, helped Virginia close headline-grabbing economic development deals; diversified community college funding sources, doubling foundation-led private fundraising; and have maintained a tuition rate that is one-third of the comparable rate at Virginia’s universities.

DuBois received his doctorate in higher education administration, research and policy from the University of Massachusetts. He began his career at a community college in New York.

An active participant in community college organizations nationwide, Dr. DuBois has chaired the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges.

An avid, year-round cyclist, Dr. DuBois is also an avid reader and lifelong student of history. Past interest include stints as an umpire for National Little League Baseball, performances in numerous theatrical productions, and beekeeping.

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Obituary-William “Billy Ray” Cifers

William “Billy Ray” Cifers, 41, of Emporia, a former human resources manager at Boarshead Provisions, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014. He is survived by a brother, Frank Cifers and wife, Michelle; sister, Jennifer Castro; 5 nieces; 5 nephews; 2 step-nieces; a step-nephew; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and his feline companion, “Fruity B”. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be made at www.owenfh.com.

Obituary-Celia C. Crewe

Celia C. Crewe, 88, of Omaha, devoted Christian, wife, mother and grandmother died March 21, 2014 surrounded by her sons and devoted neighbor, Sandra Aldy. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, T. Guy Crewe, and is survived by sons, Trent (wife, Maetta) of Wytheville, VA and Ron of New York, NY; grandsons, Chris Newman and Tyler Crewe, both of Wytheville, VA; brother-in-law, Tommy Crewe (wife, Ann) of Emporia; sister-in-law, Mary Rose Trippe of Birmingham, AL; many nieces and nephews; and special neighbors, L.M. and Sandra Aldy, all of whom she loved very much. A graveside interment service will held 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, 2014 at Greensville Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Living Faith United Methodist Church, Omaha, Nebraska or the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made atwww.owenfh.com.

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