Thank you for electing me as your 2024 Staff Emeritus! I was completely surprised, overwhelmed and honored by your support for this award. Since leaving the college in January 2023, my mission has been orienting myself to the new role as “retiree”, and I have finally accepted the title. What I have missed the most (Read the full article…)

For the 2023-2024 annual year, which runs summer 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024, Virginia Western welcomed 922 people to its growing alumni network. These students earned a total of 1,194 awards. Of note, 39 percent of the graduates were adult learners (defined as 25 years of age or older), 11 percent were first generation (Read the full article…)

On Thursday, May 17, 2024, the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service was held at First Baptist Church in Roanoke.  This service is dedicated to honoring the lives of the forty-five law enforcement officers in our region who have been killed in the line of duty dating back to 1892.  Our area suffered this loss as (Read the full article…)

Annually, Virginia Western’s Strategic Plan is reviewed and updated to meet the needs of the College.  This year’s updates are reflective of the VCCS’ Opportunity 2030 Strategic Plan and the incorporation of its goals.  The Local College Board approved these updates at its May meeting.  To check out the Strategic Plan, please visit the Strategic (Read the full article…)