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May 19, 2014

Upcoming Blood Drives

Carlton Mabe has asked his Virginia Western co-workers to give blood while he is fighting like a champion through cancer treatment. Here are some opportunities to support Carlton!

On Campus:

  • Tuesday, May 27th, noon - 3 p.m. in the Natural Science Center
  • Sign up online at www.vablood.org (preferred) or contact Natasha Lee (nlee@virginiawestern.edu)

At Carlton's church:

  • Monday, June 9th, 1-6 p.m. at Vinton Baptist Church
  • Sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org  (watch Daily Bulletin for more info on when link is available)

Interested in getting healthy after the Staff Senate Meeting?

Were you inspired after the Staff Senate Meeting on Friday? Today is the first day of the summer semester so click here to take a look at the available PED classes to jump start your healthy lifestyle!

Click this link to find out more information about Training and Professional Development offered to Virginia Western employees.


Summer Add/Drop Dates

10- Week Session

  • May 26~ Last Day to Register/Add a Class
  • May 29 ~ Last Day to Drop and Receive a Refund
  • June 30 ~ Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty

First 5-Week Session

  • May 21~ Last Day to Register/Add a Class
  • May 27 ~ Last Day to Drop and Receive a Refund
  • June 8 ~ Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty

Second 5- Week Session

  • June 29 ~ Last Day to Register/Add a Class
  • June 30 ~ Last Day to Drop and Receive a Refund
  • July 15 ~ Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty

Open Enrollment Ending Soon!

Open Enrollment ends at 5 p.m. on May 23, 2014:

  • If you are happy with your health care elections and plan provider you do not need to do anything during open enrollment. If you would like to make a change in providers, or the optional buy-ups, you must make this change during open enrollment.
  • If you want to add or remove eligible family members, you must take action during open enrollment.
  • You may also waive health care coverage during open enrollment.
  • If you have a medical or dependent care flexible spending account and want to continue (or initially participate) in the next plan year, you must re-enroll and/or enroll during open enrollment.

Changes or enrollments you make to your plan during open enrollment will take effect July 1, 2014.

There will be an employee meeting to discuss open enrollment and changes to the plans, which are minimal this plan year. The meeting will be held in the Human Resources Training Room located in Fishburn Hall:

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

10:00 a.m.

If you have any questions or need an enrollment form, please contact Denise Schuh at 857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.  Employees may also use EmployeeDirect to make their election changes at http://edirect.virginia.gov.

COVA Care Plan Members: 

NEW plan ID cards will be mailed to your home address.  The new cards will not be valid until July 1, 2014.  Be sure on July 1, 2014 to destroy your old plan id card!!

Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation

BEBRF Bi-AnnuaI Meeting: Roanoke, VA
Locations: Duncan Hall room D106, Roanoke, VA Dates: Saturday, May 31,2014

Managing Your Dystonias (s) - In Your Hands: Acceptance, Coping & Remission
From Then to Now! This dialogue will include the stories of how four (4) patients with a combination of various  Dystonias: Blepharospasm, Meige & Torticollis, found their way back to a manageable quality of life - how they came  into their own by finding what worked for them and their families. They will also speak about how their quality of life was improved with a combination of traditional medical practices & non-traditional methods and life style changes.  They will share their struggles, their successes, how they coped with their disabilities and finding their way back to a healthier mind and body. And finally, how some of them have come to enjoyed their remission. Read the rest of this entry »

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.

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

Summer ID Office Hours

Summer ID Office Hours (Drop In)

Effective May 19, 2014

Dates and Times:

May 19 - 22

11 am - 5:30 pm

June 25-26

11 am-5:30 pm


Thomas Center, Second Floor Lobby area

All students must bring a Government Issued Photo ID (i.e., Driver's License) AND a copy of their current class schedule.

Faculty and staff need to bring their ID Request form filled out and signed by their supervisor.

Appointments can be arranged May 26-June 23, June 27 and June 30 with Nick Owens (nowens@virginiawestern.edu) or Natasha Lee (nlee@virginiawestern.edu)

Dean of Business, Technology and Trades

I am excited to announce that Debbie Yancey has accepted the position of Dean of Business, Technology, and Trades (BTT). Debbie holds a Masters in Business Administration from Averett University. She has served as Interim Dean of BTT for two years. Prior to serving as Interim Dean, she served as the program head of the Interior Design, Horticulture, and Paralegal programs and has been a full-time faculty member teaching business, finance, and accounting since 2005. She has been involved with the ACBSP accreditation process and worked extensively with dual enrollment. Debbie has both a broad and an in-depth understanding of each of the programs in BTT.

There were several very qualified applicants for this position. In the end, Debbie’s experience, understanding of the programs in BTT, and ability to articulate her leadership ideas distinguished her among this group.

Please welcome Debbie to her new position!

Dr. Elizabeth Wilmer

Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

A Note of Thanks from the Vice President of ASA

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of those that contributed to our graduation ceremony this year. Mary Loritsch did a wonderful job coordinating this event. The Commencement Committee, Student Services staff, and many other volunteers did a tremendous amount of work to make the whole ceremony flow smoothly. Thank you also to the deans and Jenifer Kurtz for your efforts to pronounce all of those names correctly. We had a fabulous event and the hard work all involved made it happen. Thank you!


Dr. Elizabeth Wilmer
Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

VWCC Employment Opportunity

Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following position:

    • Vice President of Workforce Development Services
      • Deadline:  06/13/2014 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.