Southwest Virginia Community College

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Coordinates: 37°0′19.7″N 81°47′48.2″W / 37.005472°N 81.796722°W / 37.005472; -81.796722

Southwest Virginia Community College (SWCC) is located outside of Richlands, Virginia, 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. Dickenson County is also partially served along with Mountain Empire Community College. On average, over 4,000 students are served during the Fall and Spring semesters.


  • Dr. J. Mark Estepp (July 2, 2007 – present)
  • 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[edit]

  • Buchanan Hall
  • Tazewell Hall
  • Russell Hall
  • Beavers Hall
  • Dickenson Hall
  • Davis Hall
  • King Community Center
  • Booth Hall
  • Earl and Dorthy Dellinger Learning Resources Center .
  • National Guard Armory
  • Football field and track
  • Baseball field

Notable Alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Sean Spencer UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014. 

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