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2013 Distinguished Alumni Award

Virginia Western proudly announces that Cheryl Cunningham, Virginia Western Radiography faculty, is the 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient. Cunningham was recognized by the Virginia Western Educational Foundation at the recent Scholarship and Awards Ceremony.

Cunningham graduated from Virginia Western Community College in 1986 with degree in radiography. She started her career as a Radiologic Technologist at Lewis Gale Clinic and Pulmonary Medicine Associates.

In 2003, she "came home" as an adjunct clinical instructor at Virginia Western. She said she knew teaching was what she wanted to do, and she pursued a Bachelor in Health Science in 2007 and Master in Community Health Education in 2009, both from Old Dominion University. She has also completed two Digital Radiography for Instructors Seminars at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Cheryl joined the radiography faculty at Virginia Western full-time in 2010, and continues to be active in the Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists as well as at First Christian Church Roanoke and at Virginia Western. She served on the Virginia Western Alumni Council since 2007, chairing the council beginning in 2008 to present.

2012 Distinguished Alumni Award

Anne H. Hogan graduated from Virginia Western Community College in 1976 with degree in nursing. She started her career as a Registered Nurse and is certified as a pediatric nurse and legal nurse consultant.

Anne Hogan

In 2003, Anne started her own private duty nursing business and now employs 20 nurses who care for patients in the home setting.

She graduated from the New York Institute of Photography in 2011 and started a photography business.

Her first children's book "The Three Amigos" was published in 2011 and she is now working on a second children's book.

Both of her children completed their first two years of college at Virginia Western, and went on to further their education.

"I feel very strongly that Virginia Western provides excellent opportunity for education to all ages at affordable cost," she said. "I would not be where I am today if it were not for Virginia Western."

Anne served on the Virginia Western Alumni Council since 2007 and is currently vice chair.

Alumni Events

The Virginia Western Alumni Association holds annual events to bring together students with alumni, like the 2011 Meet and Mingle. For photos from the event, click here.

2011 Student Art Show

Virginia Western Alumni Association Gives Purchase Award at 2011 Student Art Show to Nick Jones. The annual Student Art Show is held during Virginia Western's Spring Fling in April. Congratulations to all our art students on an outstanding show.

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