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December 10, 2012

Student Success Program Mentors Needed

Did you know that typically the more interaction students have with Virginia Western faculty and staff the more likely they are to successfully complete their educational and career goals.  The Student Success Program is currently looking for faculty and staff members to serve as mentors to a select group of students who are on academic probation, warning and suspension.  Responsibilities include meeting with mentees at least three times during the semester and generally providing a network of support. 

Unless requested otherwise, faculty members are assigned to students who are enrolled in their classes and staff members are assigned based upon common interests. 

For information and to sign up to be a Student Success Program mentor for the Spring 2013 academic term, please contact Cheryl Hilton (7-7583) or use the following link to register.  Click here.

Passport WINNERS!!!!

Congratulations to the Fall 2012  Hall Career Center Passport winners!!!


Michelle Simmons- Walmart Gift Card

Shamarie Marshall- VWCC Tote bag

Shemeka Legans- 2 week Hall Career Center Parking Pass

Check out  the Hall Career Center website for details about Spring 2013 Passport Events!!



Do you want to know how we are progressing on our SACS reaffirmation? Would you like to get an overview of our preliminary implementation plan for our Advising Teamwork Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and provide feedback? 
Come to the Natural Science Center at noon on Wednesday, 12/12/2012.  This session is open to all faculty, staff, and students. We welcome your thoughts about the QEP and the next steps in the process.

Holiday Luncheon

Thank you to the wonderful members of the Holiday Luncheon Committee for a great event again this year!

  • Dana Asciolla
  • Amy Balzer
  • Joe Bear
  • Clark BeCraft
  • Becky Chauncey
  • Joe Collins
  • Jeffrey D. Demers
  • Jason Garnett
  • Sarah Grubb
  • Jordan Leet
  • Megan Lineberry
  • Rhonda Perdue
  • Richard Robers

The time we spend together serving is what truly makes a difference in the lives of others. We really are more than co-workers or friends here at Virginia Western, we are family. We are knitted together with a bond that makes us strong enough to weather the ups and downs that work and life throw at us. The commitment these individuals showed during the planning process, during setting up, decorating and cleaning up reveals their true passion – serving others. They go beyond themselves and find ways to improve the life of others and that dedication is invaluable to our students, community and campus family.

Through everyone's efforts our college family gave over $170 to the Roanoke Valley SPCA, over $790 to the family of Mariam Ndarugiriye, and over $250 to our own Office of Pregnant and Parenting Student Services! These cash and gift cards are in addition to the abundant donation of items given. Through your efforts and giving spirit you have improved the lives of others on campus and in our community.

Thank you again for making this day a fun, amusing, and relaxing beginning to the holiday season! I look forward to hearing your feedback and invite anyone interested to help on the committee next year. Below you will find the many fun Jib-Jab videos we enjoyed this year.

Happy Holidays!

Tara Nepper

We Are Western because We Are Family


Using Financial Aid at the Bookstore

 1st day to charge books with financial aid is January 3rd

Thank you

My family and I would like to offer our most sincere thanks for the flowers and support sent during the loss of my husband Thomas Aaron.  The love and  concern of so many friends at VWCC was truly overwhelming.  There are simply no words to express my heartfelt thanks.  We are truly grateful to you.

Fred Aaron

Let your voice be heard! – QEP Survey

Please complete the following survey to choose which title for our Advising Teamwork Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) that you like best. The survey will be open through 5 pm on Friday, December 14, 2012.  http://survey.vccs.edu/wsb.dll/s/41ge71

Thank you in advance for completing this survey.  If you have questions or concerns related to the QEP, please contact Kristel Clark at kclark@virginiawestern.edu or 540-857-6218.

Student Spring Payment Plan

For distribution to students:

Spring 2013 Tuition Payment Plan – Sign Up TODAY! Payment plans may be set up through January 13th.

Nelnet Payment Plan - For a non-refundable fee of $25.00, Nelnet allows monthly, interest-free tuition payments. The earlier students enroll the more payment options they may have. The payment plan for Spring 2013 will begin on November 12, 2012 and may be set up through January 13th.

Payment plan sign-up instructions and deadlines will be posted on the Student Bulletin, Facebook, Twitter, www.virginiawestern.edu and on the VWtvs located across campus.

Step by step directions on how to enroll in a payment plan are available at http://www.virginiawestern.edu/studenthelp/student/tuitionpaymentplan.php