CVCC Announces Class of 2019 Commencement Speaker

Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) has announced that Lynchburg City Mayor Treney Tweedy will be the Commencement Speaker for its 51st graduation ceremony on Wednesday May 15, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Liberty University Vines Center.

Mayor Tweedy said of the announcement, “CVCC was the start of my educational career and it is the same for my daughter Kouri, who recently received her Clinical Medical Assistant credential. So to me, the college is like a member of my family. And in that respect, I feel CVCC is a catalyst for many other families in our region who find they can achieve a great beginning straight from high school, or a new career later in life through advanced education.”

CVCC President John Capps stated, “It is wonderful to have one of CVCC’s own, who is also our mayor, serve as our commencement speaker. She is the perfect role model for our students, for she is living proof they can do whatever they want to do and be whoever they want to be.”

Mayor Tweedy’s career experience includes working for both the public and private sectors, as well as higher education in the Lynchburg community. She is also a former CVCC student having attended classes beginning in 1990.

Currently, she is the Executive Director at Treney Tweedy Consulting Services, LLC, specializing in communications management and public relations consulting.

Regarding public service, Tweedy has served six years on the Lynchburg City School Board as a District 3 representative and served two of those years as the Vice Chairman of the Lynchburg City School Board. At the July 2, 2018, city organizational meeting, City Council elected Council Member Tweedy as Mayor for the 2018-2020 term.

Treney Tweedy is a native citizen of Lynchburg. She grew up in Rivermont and is a graduate of E.C. Glass High School. Following graduation, she served as a journalist in the United States Navy. After returning home, Treney graduated from Lynchburg College where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English.

Treney also serves on the Lynchburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority, Horizon Behavioral Health Services Advisory Board, Step with Links Board, the Hill City Youth Football & Cheerleading Association Board and is a member of the Lynchburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Treney received a gubernatorial appointment by former Governor Terrence McAuliffe and currently serves on the New College Institute Board in Martinsville, VA.

Treney has three adult children and is a grandmother. She has a strong Baptist faith and believes that helping others is a lifetime priority. She enjoys home decorating, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

At this year’s exercise, CVCC expects to graduate 1,009 students for 2019, at its commencement exercise on Wednesday, May 13, and confer a combined total of 1,390 credentials for associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, career study certificates, and workforce credentials.

Central Virginia Community College is a two-year state college located in Lynchburg, Virginia and is part of the Virginia Community College System. Established in 1966, CVCC serves students at its main campus in Lynchburg, and at its off-site centers in Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell counties.