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swcc

Cedar Bluff, VA

#1 Nov 18, 2011
would it be considerd academic fraud if you pay for and are given credit for a class , yet no class , syllabus, nor instruction were ever given ?
beth

North Tazewell, VA

#2 Nov 18, 2011
swcc wrote:
would it be considerd academic fraud if you pay for and are given credit for a class , yet no class , syllabus, nor instruction were ever given ?
I am not from SWCC but I agree with you it should be academic fraud. Did the person get a degree due to passing this class? i go to college and i have never been given credit for a class i did'nt take, the only way you dont have to take a required class is if you can test out; it cost 125.00 to do this.
fed up

United States

#3 Nov 18, 2011
I work at the college and I am fed up. The current president may have his dr degree but he has no common sense. The amont of students attending southwest is way down and continuing to drop. The current president mark estepp is a critic of dr king who is the former president. Its kind of funny that a person who is new like mark estepp would be a critic of dr king considering in dr kings 38 year reign, which includes building the college and making it proftable, would act like an ass considering his failure. I can personally tell you working under mark estepp is very hard. I promise everyone else feels the same way. He runs the college like his own personal plya ground and refuses to listen to reason. He discriminates against those who are physical fit. Maybe its casue he is a fat ass who could care less about working out? Or maybe its because he is the type of person who throws a problem over board instead of deal with it? Or maybe its because he is guilty of academic fraud, due to the fact he knowingly allows people to pay for a class using the gym when it doesn't exist and they receive fte payments from the state to repay for the expenses of a fake class? That's ok though because several people and myself have reported him to the stae. Currently I am working with faculty and staff to make a vote of confidence on this ass hole and remove him. He thinks he owns the campus including the weight room. And we are waging war against this ass hole to show he will not push around the community that he works for. Mark estepp you are no dr king, you are merely a shadow that wishes he could be as great as dr king. You say you don't have any money to make the weight room or any other part of the college better, yet you hqve the money to cut all of dr kings trees down and paint the campus gurad rails. You are a fakeand I personally gurantee you as an employee that I won't stop until your ass is fired. I know you read topixs and you think your in control. But just wait and see, your ass will be disposed of. You and your wife both. I hsve already notified several politicians that vote on your budget as well as the governor and chanclor. So just wait wait ass hole your time is coming. I will fight you until your gone, dead, or I die.
sad

Richlands, VA

#4 Nov 19, 2011
This thread is ironic (to me anyway). Love SVCC. Husband and I graduated there. I would love nothing better than to study more there but am truly afraid to call & ask, if I or we could take more classes because, I might hear a resounding NO & not be approved for grant/assistance.
If these things are true, this is sad, really sad. How bad has enrollment dropped fed-up? Why is it dropping? Is it just on campus total? Maybe more are taking classes online. You said the trees were cut down. Why? They made that campus unique & beautiful.I'm thankful now that I took a hundred pics of them when I attended.
hmmm

Cedar Bluff, VA

#5 Nov 19, 2011
I rarely ever comment on topix, but this is a subject that strikes a nerve with me. I'll tell you what's truly sad, sad (HA!) There are staff members who work at Southwest who seem to be able to jet off on (I imagine) college-funded trips whenever they feel like it. To beaches ... to out-of-state cities etc... I would like to know who is funding these trips and what benefit they are to both the college and the community. I know nothing about the current president or what the state of affairs is at the college, but it seems to me that it's now one big happy playland for the employees. Oh, well. I mostly likely will never give the college another dime. So, I'm not paying into it.
swcc

Cedar Bluff, VA

#6 Nov 19, 2011
it has also been mentiond in richmond times " the salary of the pres here is 165,000 a year? and enrollment on this campus is in a downward spiral, and the work days have been cut back to 4 days a week? so we cant afford to function 5 days a week, and we cant afford to keep a community funded community center open to the public but we can pay a man well over the salary of most in this region to run the place to an all time low?what happend to the funds that built this place? what happend to the reasons those that donated to build it? as a tax payer this sickens me to know what my money is truly going for.
like I said

Cedar Bluff, VA

#7 Nov 19, 2011
From what I've seen, if you work at the college you get to go frolic on the beach once a month. I guess that's where the money is going, then, isn't it?
Wallflower

Cedar Bluff, VA

#8 Nov 20, 2011
fed up wrote:
I work at the college and I am fed up. The current president may have his dr degree but he has no common sense. The amont of students attending southwest is way down and continuing to drop. The current president mark estepp is a critic of dr king who is the former president. Its kind of funny that a person who is new like mark estepp would be a critic of dr king considering in dr kings 38 year reign, which includes building the college and making it proftable, would act like an ass considering his failure. I can personally tell you working under mark estepp is very hard. I promise everyone else feels the same way. He runs the college like his own personal plya ground and refuses to listen to reason. He discriminates against those who are physical fit. Maybe its casue he is a fat ass who could care less about working out? Or maybe its because he is the type of person who throws a problem over board instead of deal with it? Or maybe its because he is guilty of academic fraud, due to the fact he knowingly allows people to pay for a class using the gym when it doesn't exist and they receive fte payments from the state to repay for the expenses of a fake class? That's ok though because several people and myself have reported him to the stae. Currently I am working with faculty and staff to make a vote of confidence on this ass hole and remove him. He thinks he owns the campus including the weight room. And we are waging war against this ass hole to show he will not push around the community that he works for. Mark estepp you are no dr king, you are merely a shadow that wishes he could be as great as dr king. You say you don't have any money to make the weight room or any other part of the college better, yet you hqve the money to cut all of dr kings trees down and paint the campus gurad rails. You are a fakeand I personally gurantee you as an employee that I won't stop until your ass is fired. I know you read topixs and you think your in control. But just wait and see, your ass will be disposed of. You and your wife both. I hsve already notified several politicians that vote on your budget as well as the governor and chanclor. So just wait wait ass hole your time is coming. I will fight you until your gone, dead, or I die.
Sounds to me like your just another member of the "ol boys club" dr king had running who he gave out favor after favor too and basically let you do whatever you felt like. Now that someone new is in who is trying to get away from that, trying to get to treating everyone fair all you can do is bitch and moan because your no longer being pampered like a little baby.
beth

North Tazewell, VA

#9 Nov 20, 2011
Wallflower wrote:
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Sounds to me like your just another member of the "ol boys club" dr king had running who he gave out favor after favor too and basically let you do whatever you felt like. Now that someone new is in who is trying to get away from that, trying to get to treating everyone fair all you can do is bitch and moan because your no longer being pampered like a little baby.
or maybe they have a valid point they are trying to make because it is what they have noticed going on at the college. i knew a teacher there that brought family members to class, that is unprofessional and caused problems but nothing was done about it either.
Investigate

Richlands, VA

#10 Nov 20, 2011
Wallflower wrote:
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Sounds to me like your just another member of the "ol boys club" dr king had running who he gave out favor after favor too and basically let you do whatever you felt like. Now that someone new is in who is trying to get away from that, trying to get to treating everyone fair all you can do is bitch and moan because your no longer being pampered like a little baby.
But you do agree if something unethical is going on it needs to be addressed. Dont you? Or are you a member of the new kid on the block club?
how funny

United States

#11 Nov 20, 2011
Wallflower wrote:
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Sounds to me like your just another member of the "ol boys club" dr king had running who he gave out favor after favor too and basically let you do whatever you felt like. Now that someone new is in who is trying to get away from that, trying to get to treating everyone fair all you can do is bitch and moan because your no longer being pampered like a little baby.
Sounds like to me that must have struck a nerve. Everyone this might even be Dr. Estepp himslef. Let's not forget he is devout christian and feels the need to use his office to push his relgious agends on all who are at the college. I don't think using words like bitch are very good christian example there mark. Trust me we all understand that you feel some what beneath Dr King, as you should with this horrible job performance, but if you want to talk about the good ol boys club then let's. Now you would never show any type of favortism now would you? Like aloowing art and music students to come and go as they please at all hours of the day and night. So I wonder if they will be allowed to use the facilities during the break? For your sake I hope not because it will be published in all the local papers. Discrimination does not look good for a man of your position. Also considering the new info regarding your wonderful salary of 165,000 a year makes me wonder how there is no funding available to make sure all aspects and departments are taken care of? There are more programs than just nursing. Although everyone I'm sure has heard of the tongue lashing you got for blasting another college for starting a nursing program. Now that wasn't very nice, you would think a man such as yourself would want to promote education everywhere not just at SWCC. Regardless I think you may want to take a step back and look at your problems cause I'm pretty sure you is at the end of its rope. Maybe you could call Dr. King, I'm sure he could give you some advice to turn this ship around and save your ass. Let's not be prideful now
who do you contact

North Tazewell, VA

#12 Nov 20, 2011
Investigate wrote:
<quoted text>But you do agree if something unethical is going on it needs to be addressed. Dont you? Or are you a member of the new kid on the block club?
i am not who you sent this question to but do believe its academically and morally unethical and there appears to be several who have felt the same way so who do they file a complaint with? it appears that this has been going on for quite some time and apparently he is getting away with it and the college enrollment, credibility. and possibly educational standards are suffering greatly for it.
how funny

United States

#13 Nov 20, 2011
who do you contact wrote:
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i am not who you sent this question to but do believe its academically and morally unethical and there appears to be several who have felt the same way so who do they file a complaint with? it appears that this has been going on for quite some time and apparently he is getting away with it and the college enrollment, credibility. and possibly educational standards are suffering greatly for it.
If you want to file a complaint, go to google tyoe in virginia fraud and abuse line and it should pop up with number and email adress. It is confidential either way.
very funny

Richlands, VA

#14 Nov 23, 2011
Who really cares?
for this i blame

Cedar Bluff, VA

#15 Nov 24, 2011
barack obama
barack

Cedar Bluff, VA

#16 Nov 26, 2011
nope i dont care either.
Concerned Citizen

Cedar Bluff, VA

#17 Nov 28, 2011
if the president is making 165,000 a year you would think he would make the facilities at swcc more community friendly. he needs to realize he does not own the college. If he stays 10 years this community that half time he will not even speak to has made him a millionaire. swcc needs a change. they could get a dam good leader for that much money.
THE________SNIPE R

Roanoke, VA

#18 Nov 28, 2011
I'm a on neither side of this watching this unfold over this lenght of Time I've noticed certain things I mean I'm a educated individual and this needs to be said I mean I find it my duty OK where do I start and remember this is strictly opinion no need to get your feathers ruffled and start bringing up ass kicking and half baked threats that being said I SMELL JEALOUSY in its purest form my guess is that a certain employee or employees look up the ladder and see a high place they will never Reach and now have attempted to start a uprising against this man I don't even know his name lol call me stupid but if you had proof of all this fraud you would think that you would expose it by now if you really care about the school or are you no better then the man you are trying to incriminate? Trying to blackmail him supposing your story is even true that is give up ur exposed if you had any concert evidence it would be turned in to the state police which if you need directions its in POUNDING MILL VA they would love to investigate this or is it a made up story that your money hungry mod is spreading that's my opinion you and your associates are sad and lairs and that's the Truth til I see SWCC SCANDEL ON NEWS CENTER 5 LOL have a nice day
atleast

Richlands, VA

#19 Nov 28, 2011
You want to see higher education falling apart? Go read up on mountain state university over in beckley. Now that is big mess.
phil

Cedar Bluff, VA

#20 Nov 29, 2011
atleast wrote:
You want to see higher education falling apart? Go read up on mountain state university over in beckley. Now that is big mess.
Are you saying MSU prez is making big time money while the school's enrollment keeps decreasing? Has MSU gone to a 4 day work week with no cut in pay. Do the MSU professors show up on fridays?

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