Since people are not born with navigation systems installed, the road to success is not always straight, fast, and without bumps along the way. Dixie Walker, who has a cool job as the new Tourism Coordinator for Brunswick County, took such a journey in her educational pursuit.
While attending high school, Walker enrolled in Dual Enrollment classes at Southside Virginia Community College as early as the ninth grade. These classes, combined with summer and online courses, enabled her to complete an associate’s degree in General Studies from SVCC along with graduating high school the same year.
After a brief stay at Virginia Tech, Walker decided to transfer her esteemed SVCC associate’s degree to Radford University where she earned two Bachelor of Science degrees which included a minor in Marketing. During her time at Radford University, Walker also served three years as a Radford University Ambassador.
Upon graduation, she returned to Southside Virginia where she utilized her creative talents. She has worked for locally owned small businesses in our surrounding community. Walker used her creative skill set to help promote and market these businesses through several different medias. She’s held a job since she was 15 serving the public and gaining customer service expertise. Walker has also served as President of the South Hill Junior Women’s Club for two years and is still an active member. She recently was recognized as “Member of the Year” by her fellow club members. After becoming a member of the club, she was able to further use her talents to promote the club through social media, raise money hosting special events for the community, and inspire her follow club members.
To read the entire article pick up the March 20, 2019 edition of the Brunswick Times-Gazette.