Wytheville Community College’s (WCC’s) Summit Center location in Marion at the Henderson offers Smyth County residents the opportunity to take classes and access college resources close to home.
Conveniently located in downtown Marion on the upper level of the Henderson building, the Summit Center provides opportunities for students to work toward their educational and career goals. The space includes several classrooms that are equipped with some of the latest educational technologies. Educational advising and library services are also offered, along with access to desktop computers. Students can even take advantage of the space to study and relax in the student lounge area.
Steven Hutton is a Marion resident who has taken full advantage of the resources at the Summit Center. Hutton is a Computer Science student at WCC who found that the Henderson location was beneficial to his educational goals.
“I have received a tremendous amount of support from the staff at WCC’s Marion location,” says Hutton. “With WCC being in Marion, I have been able to get much of my degree finished close to home.”
Hutton attributes much of his success at WCC to the outstanding instructors that have been supportive of his goals. Hutton will graduate this spring and plans to continue working toward a Bachelor of Science at Virginia Tech in Computer Science.
“WCC is committed to unsurpassed student success and is a leader for innovative, accessible programs that are responsive to community and regional needs,” noted Dr. Dean Sprinkle, quoting one of WCC’s core values. “We are pleased to be able to offer classes and related resources at the Summit Center. The entire community has been very welcoming, and we continue to work with WCC College Board members Charles Clatterbuck and Malcom Brown, as well as with Town officials and local leaders, to identify ways that WCC can better serve Smyth County residents and enhance economic development.”
The Summit Center is open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Emily Darlington, On-Site Coordinator for the Summit Center, at 276-783-1777.