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Drew Morris
Simulation Technologist

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) announce Drew Morris has accepted the position of CNE Simulation Technologist. Drew is responsible for providing operational and technical support for the CNE's clinical learning lab. “I am so excited about adding Drew to the CNE and Workforce Services team.  His technology expertise and enthusiasm for developing our programming are going to make a big difference for us,” said Ann Switzer, Associate Director of the Center of Nursing Excellence.

Prior to accepting the position of Simulation Technologist, Drew served as an SVHEC IT Specialist. Before joining the SVHEC staff in 2010, he was a computer technician with Halifax County Public Schools. He is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional, and an accomplished photographer.

Virginia Bryd

Virginia Byrd
Program Coordinator

Please join me in welcoming Virginia Byrd as the Program Coordinator in the Center of Nursing Excellence. Ms. Byrd began her duties today, August 25th, and comes to us with a wealth of office management experience. Prior to joining the SVHEC family, she was the office manager for the Upside To Youth mental health support agency in Danville, VA. Ms. Byrd has also held the position of Office Services Specialist/Human Resources for the Department of Corrections (South Boston, VA).

A Halifax County native, Virginia holds an Associate of Arts in Secretarial Science degree from National Business College and a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Phoenix. “I’m looking forward to getting to know the staff, providing my input and being an asset to the team,” she said. Ms. Byrd is the proud mother of two sons ages 23 and 16. Virginia loves sports and is an avid fan of her sons’ teams, the Virginia State University Trojans and the Halifax County Comets.

Virginia is located in the Center of Nursing Excellence. She may be reached at extension 5568 or via email at

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