Christie Hales, Public Relations Director at Southside Virginia Community College, received a 2016 Excellence in Communications Award from the Virginia Community Colleges Association. Hales won a second place award for writing in the category of Feature Story. The article was "SVCC Student Now Familiar Face on Georgia TV," about Benjamin Billmyer, an SVCC graduate, who landed a job as Multimedia Journalist with a television station in Georgia. Hales lives in Lawrenceville and received a B.A. degree in Journalism from the University of Richmond. She has worked in PR at SVCC for 27 years.
Editor's Note: Christie's words have graced this page many times, and I am grateful for every one of them over the past few years. Congratulations, Christie!