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Healthy eating on a budget

Make propagation work for you! Bring your bagged lunch and join us for a short workshop about healthy eating on a budget! Community Arboretum horticulturist, Chantal Mullen, will feature tips and tricks to get more out of your grocery produce. A few demo stations for hands on learning, and a free gift to get you started and encourage you on your healthy habits journey!

Wednesday, February 25th, 12-1 p.m., Webber Hall room 225.

Brought to you by the Wellness Workshop Series in conjunction with the Horticulture Department at Virginia Western.

Posted on January 28, 2015 in Campus News | Permalink

Call for nominations for VWCC Distinguished Alumni Award

For many, the road to lifetime achievement started at Virginia Western Community College.  The Virginia Western Alumni Association established the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006 to recognize those alumni who have achieved outstanding success and made a lasting impact on their community. The award is intended to showcase the diversity of Virginia Western graduates and their impact on the community.

The 2014 Distinguished Alumni honorees were J. David Wine (’73), a Roanoke entrepreneur and founder of Advanced Healthcare Services; and Craig S. Harris (’00), chief of police at Virginia Western Community College.

Anne Hogan (’76), a previous honoree, serves as chairwoman of the Virginia Western Alumni Association.

Eligibility requirements:

To be eligible for nomination, the candidate must:

  • Be a graduate of or have completed a minimum of two semesters at Virginia Western Community College.
  • Have attained extraordinary distinction and success in his or her profession or life.
  • Be a person of such integrity and stature that the College will take pride in his or her recognition.
  • Have attained regional, statewide or national prominence and significant involvement in civic, cultural or charitable affairs.

How to nominate:

Anyone may nominate a Virginia Western Community College alumni for this award by completing a nomination form.  This form can be copied or downloaded from the College’s website at www.virginiawestern.edu/alumni.  Two letters of reference are also required.

Deadline:

Nominations must be received by Feb. 28, 2015.

For more information, contact Amanda Mansfield, Donor Relations Coordinator, Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation, at amansfield@virginiawestern.edu or (540) 857-6962.

 

 

 

Posted on January 21, 2015 in Campus News | Permalink

The Great FAFSA Fill Out to be held Feb. 21

Virginia Western Community College announces that it will host a special workshop for the public, the Great FAFSA Fill Out, to assist students applying for financial aid. Individuals seeking funding for postsecondary education will receive free, professional, one-on-one assistance in completing the federal financial aid form, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the form used by colleges, universities, and career-technical schools across the country to determine eligibility for student federal and state financial aid.

WHAT:         The Great FAFSA Fill Out, workshop to help individuals apply for financial aid

WHEN:         10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, February 21, 2015

WHERE:        Webber Hall, W311-312, Virginia Western Community College (Directions/Map)

COST:           Free; open to anyone regardless of college choice

At the Great FAFSA Fill Out, computers will be available for students and parents to apply for federal aid electronically, along with Virginia Western financial aid representatives available to assist. This event is open to all individuals who plan to attend college or a university in the upcoming year.

Once the student leaves this event, he or she will have initiated the financial aid process for any college they are interested in attending. Virginia Western staff will help students navigate the financial aid application process.

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Virginia Western Educational Foundation announces 2015 Board of Directors

The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation is pleased to announce new members and officers for its 2015 Board of Directors. The board members, who offer guidance and expertise on campaigns such as the Community College Access Program (CCAP), include leaders from a wide array of Roanoke Region titans such as Advance Auto Parts, Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech, Rockydale Quarries, Optical Cable Corp., Hall Associates and more.

Eight new at-large members have joined the Board of Directors:  Nancy Howell Agee, Chief Executive Officer and President, Carilion Clinic; J. Spencer Frantz, Principal, Graham White Manufacturing Co.; William Farrell, Chief Executive Officer, Berglund Automotive Group; Leon Harris, President,  Keltech Inc.; Drew Parker, Executive Vice President, Carter Machinery; Garnett Smith, CEO, Advance Auto Parts (retired);  Dr. Charles W. Steger, President Emeritus, Virginia Tech; and Nicholas F. Taubman, President, Mozart Investments.

The Board of Directors officers for 2015 are:  President, J. Kenneth Randolph, Rockydale Quarries Corp.; Vice President, Warner Dalhouse; Secretary, Bertram Spetzler, M.D.; Treasurer, Neil D. Wilkin Jr., Optical Cable Corp.; and Immediate Past President, Edwin C. Hall, Hall Associates Inc.

“Each of these individuals has contributed much to our region as they have pursued their distinguished careers,” said Dr. Angela M. Garcia Falconetti, Executive Director of the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation and Vice President of Institutional Advancement. “I am certain their collective insight, governance and leadership will propel us forward as we address Virginia Western’s strategic mission and goals for 2015 and beyond.”

The new at-large board members began their terms with the Educational Foundation’s new fiscal year, January 2015. Existing members completing the at-large board are: James W. Arend, Glen C. Combs, Nick Conte, Steve Cronemeyer, David Dantzler, Tammy Moss Finley, Randy Foley, W. Heywood Fralin, Maryellen F. Goodlatte, Kent S. Greenawalt, Jeffrey A. Marks, Tom M. Robertson Jr., J. David Wine and Barton J. Wilner.

"The leadership of the Educational Foundation board members will open doors of opportunities for thousands of Virginia Western's students," says Dr. Robert H. Sandel, President of Virginia Western Community College.

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