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February 26, 2014

2014 You Make the Difference Award Recipients

The following employees are the recipients of “You Make the Difference” awards:

Pottery Set (matching plate, bowl, and mug) – hand thrown and donated by Barbara Wright

Pam Woody

Pottery Mugs – hand thrown and donated by Barbara Wright

Ray Braley

Pottery Vase – hand thrown and donated by Barbara Wright

Michele Hilts

Premier Earrings – donated by Natalie Talbott, Independent Distributor

Dana Asciolla

Premier Necklace – donated by Natalie Talbott, Independent Distributor

Brent Via

Avon Goody Bag – donated by Becky Chauncey, Independent Consultant/Distributor

Debbie LaRocca

2013 Spring Fling T-Shirt – donated by Sue Thomas

Carly Johnson

$20 Gift Certificate to the 2014 VWCC Plant Sales – donated by Clark BeCraft, Horticulture/Arboretum

Lane Compton

House Plant – donated by Clark BeCraft, Horticulture/Arboretum

Debra Thomas

Tara Nepper

Kathy Holland

Brandon Pearson

Darlene Foley

Edyee Bernier

VWCC Logo Mugs

Josh Meyer

Marty Sullivan

Nicole Bell

Debbie Mayo

Dr. Sandel

$25.00 Gift Card

Wendy Holmes

Heidi McClintic

William Alexander

Angela Webb

Two Movie Tickets to Regal Grande Theatres

Heather Hunter

Sue Clark

Bonny Wheeler

Craig Harris

Lacey Carey

Tommy Amos

Tony Maiolo

Butch Sink

Lynn Hurt

Dan Semones

Special One-Month Parking

Permits must be displayed on your dashboard.  Lost permits will not be replaced.  Recipients of the parking passes must contact either Pat Rhodes or Craig Harris to make arrangements and have approval for a parking place of your choice.  Permits are non-transferrable.  If you do not intend to utilize your parking pass, please return the pass to Human Resources.

March 2014 - Dorrisa Williams

April 2014 – Becky Chauncey

May 2014 – Mary Powers

June 2014 – Laura Overbay

July 2014 – Doug Parsons

August 2014 – Shivaji Samanta

September 2014 – Jason Garnett

October 2014 – Pam Conner

November 2014 – Hillary Holland

December 2014 – Cheryl Hilton

January 2015 – Mark Dudley

February 2015 – Martha Richardson


Please pick up your award in the Human Resources Office.

A sincere thank you to the donors of awards, and to everyone at the college for making a difference then, now, and every day!


Thank You

I would like to say “Thank You” to the Virginia Western administration, faculty and staff for sending a beautiful peace lily to me and my family at the recent passing of my father. Your care, concern and support is really helping me-an only child-get through a very hard time in my life. I have always known the Virginia Western family to be special but to get to experience it on a personal level is even more powerful. Again, my sincere Thanks.

Mary Loritsch


Full Time Friday Fall 2014

  • Do you want to improve your life through education?
  • Don’t have time to come to school daily?
  • Do you want to save gas and time?
  • Finish  your career in two years?
  • Maintain a full time student status?
  • Be eligible for Financial aid?
  • There’s no excuse.

Full Time Friday is here for you.

Virginia Western's Full-Time Fridays (ftf) program allows students to earn an Associate of Science degree in General Studies.

For more information, please visit: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/academics/fridays.php , or contact coordinator Alexander Scott at ascott@virginiawestern.edu or 540-857-7247.

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Movies this week…

Thursday, February 27:  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theater

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. Rated PG-13.


Friday, February 28: Oscar-Nominated Short Films

Animated - Noon and 4 p.m.

Live Action - 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theater

Virginia Western is the only venue in Roanoke showing these Oscar-nominated short films (as of printing this flyer!)! View trailers and descriptions at http://oscar.go.com/nominees. Unrated.

See a review from the LA Times of these movies here : http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/moviesnow/la-et-mn-ca-oscar-shorts-notebook-20140202,0,791692.story#axzz2tbR06FAb


Remember Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend and bring family and friends! Contact Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu for more information.


Registration Deadline 2/16/14!!!!!! Eric Stiles, a former supervisor and head tailor/fitter for Giorgio Armani, Polo Ralph Lauren is coming to Roanoke! Sewing/Construction & Pattern Drafting classes (LLRN 2700 - 6 sessions, one per week for 6 consecutive weeks on THURSDAYS) 3/6/14 - 4/10/14 Must meet 20 minimum registrations. Click this link for more details- http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/sewing.php  Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

KIDS College - Food for Thought Family Night Out Cooking Classes (KIDS 2437) 6:00pm - 8:00pm. You will not want to miss out on this fun and exciting class!http://virginiawestern.edu/kidscollege/classes.php Wednesday 3/12/14, 3/26/14, 4/9/14 http://www.virginiawestern.edu/workforce/docs/familynightoutflyer.pdf Contact Paulette Parkhill pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu for more details (540-857-6514).

KIDS College Summer Youth Programs - Registration is now open! http://www.virginiawestern.edu/kidscollege  Contact: Paulette Parkhill pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu or (540) 857-6514

Project Managment Professional Exam Prep Certification (BUSC - 58672 AC2)  Thursday  (6:00pm-9:30pm) 3/27/14 - 5/29/14
http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/programs/pmp.php (visit http://www.pmi.org/CareerDevelopment/Pages/Obtaining-Credential.aspx for more information). Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Intro to Basics, Families Creation and Advanced Revit Techniques (CADD 2153 AC1) Thursday (6:00pm-9:45pm) 3/20/14 - 5/8/14  http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/programs/business_professional.php  This (8) week non-credit course will expand on the knowledge of the Foundations of Revit and further develop integrated floor plans, coordinate systems, drawing families, massing, extruding, dimensions, creation and editing. Pre Req: CAD drafting experience. Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Home Inspection Training Course now available! Online Home Study Course or 3-day in classroom course includes online Home Study Course; Class dates: March 14-16, 2014; 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM  Follow this link for more details: http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/programs/homeinspection.php

QuickBooks for Business Workshop (ACCT 2195 - AC1) Thursday 5/1/14 - 5/15/14 (6:00pm-9:00pm) http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/conted/quickbooks.php - Learn tips and tricks for using QuickBooks to manage your accounting records, freeing up time for you to grow your business. This in-depth workshop will help you succeed! Pre-Req: ACC-110 or prior experience using QuickBooks. Interested in the summer session; please contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Help us defend our Championship!

The 2014 Stars vs. Staff Basketball Jam will be played on Friday, April 11 at 5:00 PM.  With the Faculty & Staff All Stars beating the Virginia Western Athletics players 98-93 in last year's game, we need players to defend our championship!  Any part-time or full-time, faculty or staff member is eligible to play.

This year, we are collecting dontations for the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia's 9th Street Chapter.  It will be a really fun time for a really great cause.

Interested in playing, email Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu.

Health Care & Wellness Fair TODAY!

Focused Career Fair open to majors in:


What:  Health Care & Wellness Job Fair
When: Wednesday, February 26th, 2014; 12-3:30 (come & go event)

Where: Multipurpose Room - Fralin Center
Register for this event  at the door - Fralin Center Multipurpose Room
Students & Alumni can come learn about current openings in the Health Care & Wellness fields in the Roanoke Valley, how to apply and get a chance to meet with employers face-to-face!  Don't forget to come by the Career Center for information on Resume Writing or a Resume Power Hour for a quick critique prior to the event. For more information on Resume Power Hour times check out http://www.virginiawestern.edu/career_center/

You Make the Difference Employee Recognition Event

Join in as the college collaboratively celebrates and recognizes your contributions that lead to the success of the college and the students that we serve!

 “You Make the Difference” Employee Recognition Event
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Natural Science Center
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

All employees are invited to stop by to socialize and praise their peers at this event.  Catered by A Cut Above Catering, an assortment of hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and beverages will be provided.

Following the ceremony there will be award drawings!  Awards are limited to employees that have received a “You Make the Difference” card issued by their peer(s) or supervisors from March 2013 through February 2014. Remember to bring your cards with you to the ceremony.  If you prefer, you may deliver the cards prior to the ceremony by placing them in a collection box located in Human Resources.

A supply of “You Make the Difference” are located in the Human Resources Office.