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May 9, 2014

2014 Diploma Campaign

2014 Diploma Campaign

During the month of May, Kroger and Stop In Food Stores are partnering with Virginia Western Community College to support the Community College Access Program (CCAP) and make college possible for local high school graduates.

Stop by any local Kroger or Stop In Food Stores location and donate $1 or $5 when you check out. All proceeds directly benefit CCAP and help bolster the economic base of the Roanoke Valley.

For more information, see  http://www.virginiawestern.edu/foundation/ccap/index.php

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS!

TELL YOUR STUDENTS ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS!

Deadline: 4 p.m., May 16, 2014

Requirements: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, high school graduate or have a GED, and be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits at Virginia Western in Fall 2014.

Apply Online: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/foundation/scholarship/index.php

Many scholarships have additional requirements, so it is important to read each scholarship descriptions carefully when applying.

The Virginia Western Educational Foundation has over $140,000 in scholarship funds available for academic excellence or financial need to help you reach your educational goals.  You don’t have to receive federal financial aid to qualify for financial need scholarships.

CCAP 2014 Diploma Campaign

2014 Diploma Campaign

During the month of May, Kroger and Stop In Food Stores are partnering with Virginia Western Community College to support the Community College Access Program (CCAP) and make college possible for local high school graduates.

Stop by any local Kroger or Stop In Food Stores location and donate $1 or $5 when you check out. All proceeds directly benefit CCAP and help bolster the economic base of the Roanoke Valley.

 

Graduation Live-Streaming

Virginia Western will be live-streaming Commencement, along with the Dental Hygiene Pinning ceremony today. If you or someone you know cannot attend but would like to view the ceremonies online, please share the following web address.

Commencement: 6:30 p.m., TODAY

Dental Hygiene: Noon, TODAY

Virginia Western Live-Streaming for Commencement, Practical Nursing and Dental Hygiene Pinning

https://new.livestream.com/vwcc

GREAT THINGS ARE COMING OUT OF THE CLAUDE MOORE KITCHEN!

The School of Business, Technology and Trades is proud to share the following news of awards, accomplishments, and happenings in the Al Pollard Culinary Arts Program.

•             One VWCC graduate and two current students from the culinary program recently received ACF certifications! Darla Mehrkens received the ACF’s Certified Executive Chef designation and current students Dawn Kirby and Tanita Custer both received the ACF’s Certified Working Pastry Chef certification. Congratulations on these accomplishments!

•             The Roanoke chapter of the ACF (Southwestern Virginia chapter) received the Chapter of the Year award at the regional conference. All three full-time faculty – Chefs Zeisler, Polfelt and Schopp – are very active members of the chapter and are leaders in many of the activities (i.e. Chocolate Sunday Festival, Chef and Child program). Through chapter activities, Chef Zeisler has lead the "Chef and Child" program volunteering with our students every Friday in four local elementary schools. The chapter won the Little Oscar award for two years from the National ACF for the “Chef and Child” activities.  Chef Schopp was the invited chef for James Madison's "food for thought" working along with student volunteers doing day-long demonstrations for three classes on Thursdays of every month during spring semester. Thanks to Western’s chefs who are doing their part in placing the chapter on National’s radar.

•             Chef Polfelt recently won a GOLD medal “Best of Show” at a recent culinary competition in NC.

•             The State Skills USA competition was held at the Claude Moore Complex during the spring semester. Chef Schopp chaired the commercial baking, Chef Zeisler chaired the prep assistant, and Chef Polfelt chaired the culinary categories. Outside guests were very complimentary of Western’s planning and oversight.

•             Virginia Western’s Al Pollard Culinary Arts Program has applied for accreditation through the American Culinary Federation, and a site visit is scheduled for September, 2014.

Stay tuned for more exciting developments from Culinary Arts and the School of Business, Technology and Trades!