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January 8, 2014

New York City Trip – Signups Taking Place Now!

Seats are still open for the Spring Break trip (March 1-3) 3 day/2 night trip to New York City trip! The deadline for signing up is January 15th. 

Faculty and staff CAN go on this trip, in addition to students, and can bring a guest!  We will be taking signups from now until January 15th.  The price per person is $366/quad room and $400/double room. Single and Triple rooms are also available.

To sign up, take your first payment ($100) to the Cashier in Chapman Hall. Then bring or send your receipt and your paperwork to Natasha Lee, Thomas Center 208.

Link to paperwork with full details/prices/etc.: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B91IH29cKIa6ai16aXlYMjJPLWs/edit?usp=sharing

The trip is sponsored by the Armed Forces Club and Student Council.F or more information, contact Matthew Jones, President of Armed Forces Club, at mjones0373@email.vccs.edu or Natasha Lee, Student Council advisor, at nlee@virginiawestern.edu.

Math Colloquium

The Math Club is hosting a colloquium on Wednesday, January 22nd at noon in Anderson 211.

The topic will be, "Problems from the Mathematical Contest in Modeling."

This event is free and open to all faculty and students.

LTC Scrap paper

LTC in need of scrap paper, full sheets, must be clean on one side, no student or staff personal information.

New Horizons 2014 Registration Deadline

The deadline for registering for New Horizons 2014 at the early bird rate is February 19, 2014. The College will pay the early bird registration fee for any full-time faculty or staff who requested this on their Professional Development Application.

The website to register is http://www.cvent.com/events/2014-vccs-new-horizons-conference-participant-registration/event-summary-4d69b6a28adf45a3a390c20e2d132b4a.aspx. On the Registration Form, use the name Fred Aaron as the college official authorizing payment and select "College Pay" in the payment window.

Educational Foundation Student Assistance Programs

The Educational Foundation has several options to help students who may need financial assistance, thanks to your contributions to the Employee Giving Campaign.

For ALL Educational Foundation Student Assistance Programs, a student must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be enrolled in six (6) credits or more to receive funding.

EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION BOOK FUND - These funds are designed to help students purchase textbooks.  These funds DO NOT assist students with required items for classes such as art supplies, knives, or other equipment. The application is available on the Educational Foundations VWConnect page.


  1. Request for funding should come to the Educational Foundation from the student's professor or counselor -- NOT THE STUDENT.  The maximum award may not exceed $400.  The Educational Foundation will begin processing book fund applications on Wednesday, January 8.
  2. The form must be completed by the student and by YOU, the student's Virginia Western professor or counselor.
  3. The student must also write a letter of thanks addressed to the Educational Foundation Board noting how these funds will help him/her meet his/her goals.
  4. Please FAX this completed form AND the letter of thanks to the Educational Foundation at 857.6370.
  5. The Educational Foundation will contact YOU, the person recommending the student, so that you can contact the student. The process is usually complete within 24 hours.
  6.  Students will pick up textbooks from the Virginia Western Campus Bookstore and must bring one form of photo I.D.(ex. Driver's license or VWCC I.D).


EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION STUDENT EMERGENCY FUND - These funds are designed to address exceptional financial hardship faced by new and continuing Virginia Western students that could affect their continuing education. Examples of types of emergencies to consider: house fire, medical issues, assistance with temporary housing for a student left homeless, etc. These funds are limited, so please carefully consider each student’s request.


  1. The application for Student Emergency Funds is available on the Educational Foundation’s VWConnect page. Emergency Fund application requests may be made for up to $500. Requests for food gift cards may be made for up to $100. Requests for gas gift cards may be made for up to $50. A student may only apply once for emergency funds within a semester and for only one type of assistance, so please consider which type of funding would best help the student.
  2. The Educational Foundation will begin processing emergency fund applications on Wednesday, January 8.
  3. The student must complete the Student Information section on the reverse side of the application, and attach copies of the bill(s) to be paid, if applicable.
  4. The student’s instructor/counselor must complete the Instructor/Counselor Recommendation section on the reverse side of the application.
  5. Once completed, submit the application to a member of the Student Emergency Fund Advisory Council – Avis Quinn, Chad Sartini or Sheri Meixner. The advisory council member will send the completed form to the Educational Foundation.
  6. The Educational Foundation will contact the advisory council member once the application is processed.