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November 14, 2013

Director of Information and Educational Technololgy

The college is pleased to announce that Shivaji Samanta has accepted our offer of employment to serve as the Director of Information and Educational Technology, effective December 25, 2013. His first official day at VWCC will be January 2, 2014. Shivaji Samanta replaces David Harrison, former Director of IET, who transferred to the VCCS as their Chief Information Security Officer in May 2013.

Shivaji comes to us with a rank of Professor and an impressive work career in information and educational technology, having served as the Chief Information Officer at Piedmont Virginia Community College, since January 2011 and as the Director of Academic and Administrative Computing and the Coordinator of Information Technology Systems at Wytheville Community College from August 1998 through December 2010.

Shivaji holds a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia and a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degree in Solid State Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharapur, India. Prior to his work in the VCCS colleges, he served as an Information Systems Manager and a Computer Systems Engineer in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Virginia Medical System in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Bookstore Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day – Nov 21

The Bookstore will hold a Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day on November 21. Refreshments will be served from 11a-3p, there will be a raffle for prizes, and there will be a 25% discount all day for imprinted merchandise, gifts, general books, and supplies.


Tel: 540.857.7369 | Fax:540.857.6666

Flags for the Fallen

You may have noticed the new "plants" in the community garden. The Armed Forces Student Association has once again taken over the garden to honor fallen soldiers. Each of those flags represents a soldier that has died in service to our country since 9/11. If you watched any of the Roll Call on Monday, each of those names corresponds to a flag in the garden.

This year, donations are being accepted as long as the flags remain in the ground. $1 corresponds to 1 flag. Proceeds will be split between the Virginia Western Veterans Assistance Fund and Mutts with a Mission.

The Veterans Assistance Fund is a new fund being managed by the Foundation to assist our student vets in times of need.

Mutts with a Mission is a non-profit organization that rescues dogs from shelters and trains them as service animals to wounded veterans. They are based in Charlottesville, but Roanoke is within their service area. A donation to this incredible cause will be made in Teddy's name as a way to honor his memory.

Donation stations will be placed around campus in the next few days. Thank you for all your support.

VCCA Black Concerns Commission Conference

Hello Everyone,

Plans are under way for the VCCA Black Concerns Commission Conference to be held Thursday, February 27 – Friday, February 28, 2014 in Charlottesville, Virginia.  This year’s keynote speakers will be Rita McClenny, President and CEO of the Virginia Tourism Corporation and Dr. Dan Wilson, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Services.

For additional information contact:

Arnold Gayles, VCCA Black Concerns Commission Chair


RSVP form for planning purposes.  This form does not replace the official conference registration.  If you are planning to attend, please complete the form as soon as possible.


VWCC Employment Opportunities

Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following position:

  • Trainer & Instructor I (Part-time)
    • *Open to VWCC Employees Only*
    • Deadline:  11/20/2013 by 5pm (EST)

For more details about our application process and/or to complete the online application, please visit our website:  www.virginiawestern.edu/hr and select "CAREER OPENINGS".  Feel free to contact HR, 857.7282, with any questions.

Have students or alumni looking for employment? This upcoming workshop is for THEM!

Did You Know…?

 Workforce Connection can Search for employment for you while you:


 Learn how to use the Virginia Workforce Connection website and the VEC to help you find a job.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

2-4:30pm on Campus

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Sign up at the Hall Associates Career Center - Thomas Center 202
Contact us at careercenter@virginiawestern.edu or 857-7298 to request registration

Get LINKEDIN to Your Job Search: Career Bytes Session


Invite your students or alumni to come learn how to set up a LinkedIn account and use the site for professional networking and job seeking!

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

12:15 – 12:45 pm OR 5:15 – 5:45

To Register: please contact the Hall Career Center at 857-7298 or careercenter@vi​rginiawestern.e​du and provide name, contact number, and student ID to preregister for a session.

TONIGHT is Alumni Basketball Night!

Come out and support the men's and women's basketball teams and the Virginia Western Alumni Association for Alumni Basketball Night. TONIGHT!
Thursday, November 14, 2013 in the Humanities Gymnasium
Women's start at 6:00 P.M.
Men's start at 7:45 P.M.
Hope to see everybody there!

** Update Your Mailing Address!! **

Attention ALL employees (Full and Part-Time, Faculty and Staff):

To make sure Payroll has your current mailing address for W2 purposes, please review and update your address no later than December 13th, 2013.   

To Edit an address:

  • Log-in to PeopleSoft.
  • Click "Main Menu".
  • Click "Self Service".
  • Click "Personal Information Summary".
  • Click "Change Home/Mailing Addresses" button.
  • Then click the “Edit” button to the right of the address which needs to be updated.
  • Fill out the form with your new mailing address information.  You must list the same address in the HOME and MAILING address variables.  Please ensure you are using proper USPS format and abbreviations.  The Postal code MUST be in the nine-digit format. Use this link to find your code: http://zip4.usps.com.
  • Residence/Juris Code should be the city or county location of the corresponding address.
  • List effective date of address change next to “On this date”.
  • Click “Save”.
  • Click “Ok”.
  • Click “Return to Personal Information” when verification of Address is complete.

Additionally, you must submit all address changes to the Human Resources Department. This can be done by emailing Heidi McClintic (hmcclintic@virginiawestern.edu) from your VWCC Employee Email Account (or you can use your VCCS Student Email account if you do not have an Employee Email Account with our college) with the request.

You should also take a few minutes to update all of your personal information.  The Job Aid in on VWConnect (has to be accessed while on campus or thru virtual network).  Go to HUMAN RESOURCES > PEOPLESOFT HRMS > Select the appropriate Checklist based on your position status (full-time or part-time).

No Shave November

Just in case you are wondering why the Campus Police officers are looking a bit scruffy and unshaven during November there is a good reason. Because nearly everyone has been touched by cancer in some way, the Campus Police Department has decided to show our support and make a difference by forming a team to support the American Cancer Society. We are the Virginia Western Campus Police Team ACS. Using the links on this page, you can join our fight against cancer by clicking to Join our Team or Donate. Today, there is more hope than ever for people facing cancer. We hope you will join us.  Click here to view the TEAM page for Virginia Western Campus Police