FY 23 SWVHEC Annual Report


A memorandum of understanding signed on December 15, 2022, between the Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) and the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center (SWVHEC) marks the official start of a partnership that will see ACP classes offered at the Higher Ed Center in addition to being offered at the college’s Oakwood campus. ACP offers the Commonwealth’s only accelerated three-year program leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. A cohort of approximately 20 students will be chosen to participate in the distance learning initiative provided through the ACP Announces Partnership to Offer Classes at SWVHEC

Pictured (L-R): David Matlock; Michael McGlothlin, J.D. President, ACP; Shamley Abdelfattah, PharmD, faculty, ACP; Susan Mayhew, Ph.D., Dean, ACP.

partnership. Current students completing their first year of pharmacy school will be given the opportunity in February to apply for the distance learning option, and if selected, will begin classes at the Abingdon facility in the Fall of 2023. Emory & Henry College Joins SWVHEC as Full Partner Education leaders came together to sign a partnership agreement on February 7, 2023, between Emory & Henry College (E&H) and the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center (SWVHEC) to expand educational opportunities for the region at the SWVHEC. E&H signed this agreement with the Center to bring new programs to the Abingdon campus in healthcare and business. As a partner, E&H will have

its own office at the Center to work with prospective and current students, and to plan courses at the Center utilizing its state of the art technology. The College has recently opened a School of Business and a School of Nursing in addition to its Schools of Health Sciences and School of Arts & Sciences. The parties will work collaboratively in the allocation of resources to achieve the greatest advantages in service to the higher educational needs of the region’s citizens, and to encourage expansion of higher education in the region.

Pictured (L-R): Adam Hutchison, Ph.D., President, VHCC; David Matlock; John W. Wells, Ph.D., President, E&H; Michael Puglisi, Ph.D., Provost, E&H.


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