Student Success Center


The Student Success Center at Blue Ridge Community College assists students in achieving their educational goals. We provide tools and resources to support students in overcoming barriers to success.

We can help you

  • Set academic and personal goals
  • Manage your time wisely
  • Understand your learning style
  • Address challenges related to learning differences or disabilities
  • Develop academic and study skills
  • Improve your work, life, school balance
  • Reduce and manage stress
  • Connect to other campus support services (Tutoring, Financial Aid, etc.)
  • Connect to community resources (Single Stop, Financial, Mental Health, etc.)

Fall 2020- Virtual Student Success Center Workshops

Join on Zoom

Wednesday, 9/2 at 2:00 pmGet in the Game: Planning a Successful Semester
Bring your syllabus to this virtual session to help you map out your semester!
Tuesday, 9/8 at 1:00 pmGet SMART: Set Goals to Get Ahead!
Let us help you set achievable goals for success

Wednesday, 9/16 at 11:00 am

Know your Style: Discover How You Learn!
Explore and apply learning techniques based on your learning style.
Thursday, 9/24 at 11:00 amTake Note: Improving Your Notetaking Skills
Learn effective techniques for taking notes.
Wednesday, 9/30 at 2:00 pmDon’t Be Testy: Managing Your Test Anxiety
Build test taking skills to lessen anxiety and increase success.
Tuesday, 10/6 at 1:00 pmKeep Calm and Study On: Managing Stress
Identify and understand your stressors.
Monday, 10/12 at 3:00 pm
Wednesday, 10/21 at 11:00 am
Tuesday, 10/27 at 11:00 am
Thursday, 11/5 at 11:00 am
Thursday, 11/12 at 2:00 pm
Wednesday, 11/18 at 11:00 am
Getting Back On Track:
Welcome to the Success Zoom Room
Feeling overwhelmed? If you need support check into the Success Zoom Room.
Tuesday, 12/1 at 11:00 amThe Final Countdown:
Managing Your Test Anxiety
Build test taking skills to lessen anxiety and increase success.

Academic Support Services & Resources

Student Success

Student Success Advising

Disability Services

Disability Services

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Single Stop

Single Stop

Single Stop is a national nonprofit organization that helps connect individuals to financial, medical, housing, food, and employment benefits and resources. Single Stop connects individuals with comprehensive resources that alleviate barriers. It only takes about 10 minutes to use the confidential screening tool and a Single Stop staff member will follow-up with individuals once information is submitted.  Free screening tool; contact Wendy Smith for more information.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

A program for students currently, or formerly, in Foster Care.



Emergency Financial Assistance

Student Success Videos

Goal Setting

Time Management

Note Taking

Test Taking

Meet the Team

Student Success

W. Smith

Wendy Smith
Student Success Coordinator
Great Expectations Coordinator
SOAR, Single Stop, and GEAR UP
(540) 453-2325

S. McLennan

Scott McLellan
Student Success Advisor
(540) 453-2537

Disability Services

P. Boyd

Patricia Boyd
Disability Services Coordinator
(540) 453-2298

N. Stephens

Nicole Stephens
Disability Services Specialist
(540) 453-2559