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March 19, 2013

Thank you to Virginia Western!

The Virginia Western Office of Institutional Advancement and the Educational Foundation are grateful to the ENTIRE College community for its support of the Annual Educational Foundation Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 14 and the Trane Music Festival to benefit CCAP on Saturday, March 16.

Special thanks to the Arboretum, FMS and the Media Geeks for helping to facilitate many important aspects of the Awards Ceremony. Hopefully those who were not able to attend were able to see the event on livestream. Thank you also to those who attended the special ceremony recognizing the 2012-2013 scholarship recipients and donors and award recipients.

Additionally, the efforts and talents of the Marketing staff should be commended. The Trane Music Festival received excellent media coverage leading up to and following the festival, and the College and Community College Access Program were well represented in front of an important audience of high school students and community members.

Also, a big thank you to Rhonda Perdue with the Hall Associates Career and Employment Assistance Center, Becky Kraemer with CCAP and Chad Sartini with Financial Aid for spending their Saturday afternoon sharing information at resource booths at the Music Festival. Your committment of time and resources was much appreciated. Thanks also to the many College employees who attended the event.

To everyone, thank you for your support and assistance!


10,000 Steps Registration NOW OPEN

The VWCC Exercise Science Club is excited to bring 10,000 Steps, our Spring 2013 wellness program, to all students, faculty, and staff. Get your pedometer dusted off and let’s start counting! Registration is open through Wednesday March 27th. To register, email Karen Carpenter at kcarpenter@virginiawestern.edu for the form OR stop by the LASS office in Humanities for a copy.
We begin counting steps Monday March 25th and the goal is 10,000 PER DAY.
All participants will be enrolled in Blackboard and get weekly tips and motivators to GET MOVING! Spring is here, get your walking shoes out and make a difference in your health.
Program lasts 4 weeks until Saturday April 20th and our Grand Finale and prize give-aways are on campus Thursday April 25th.
Grab a friend, get your pedometer, get registered, and get healthy!! (Pedometers are available while quantities last).

Give to Mini Baja

Have you ever wondered how you can help Virginia Western’s own Mini Baja Team consistently be the 1st place finishing community college team and finish in front teams from UVA, JMU, and others? Want to help them reach the 1st place team overall?

Two generous employees want to make it easier for you to help, and join them in supporting these outstanding students. These employees have contributed $2,000 to support the Mini Baja Team in their 2013 efforts. They want you to join the team…and give! They are encouraging other faculty, staff, and students to support their efforts and match their total of $2,000 by Friday, March 29. You can give by check, cash, or payroll deduction through the Educational Foundation to support the team. Simply write on your check “Mini Baja” or include a note with your cash contribution, it’s that simple!

To give by payroll deduction, or if you have questions contact Erik Williams at 857-8914 orewilliams@virginiawestern.edu.

Thank you for your support!!

Lunch Leads: Justice & Law Enforcement


Get the inside scoop on what it takes to be a part of the

VIRGINIA STATE POLICE & other LOCAL Police Departments!

Thursday, April 11th


Natural Science Center

FREE lunch will be provided*Space limited

Pre-registration required by Monday, April 8th 

Register in the  HALL CAREER CENTER; Thomas Center G202

*This event qualifies for an HCC passport stamp*

Do You Have A Student Looking for Employment?

The Hall Career Center is hosting a number of events to help students find employment.

1. One of the LARGEST Career Fairs:

The purpose of the Career Premiere Fair  is to share information with college students and graduates about career and internship opportunities at participating organizations.

  • What: Career Premiere Fair
  • When: Thursday, March 28, 2013 From 11:00-3:00
  • Where: Salem Civic Center
  • Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center
  • Open to: ALL Students

Pre-registration required

2. Chamber of Commerce Career Focus Dinners:

The Chamber of Commerce host visits to different companies throughout the Roanoke Valley. This allows students to visit and walk through a company while listening to a presentation from the companies HR department. The presentation includes the hiring process, what departments the company has, a Q & A session and much more..... Sign up in the Hall Career Center TODAY and visit one of the following companies:

*Transportation provided to ALL dinners*

  • WSLQ FM Broadcasting- March 21; 4:30-7:00
  • Western VA Water Authority-April 4; 4:30-7pm

Pre-registration required

3. Recruiters:

  • 3/19 Richfield Retirement Community; 11-4 (3rd Floor Webber)
  • 3/20 Adventure Youth Mentoring; 9-2 ( 3rd Floor Webber)
  • 3/28 Army 11-4 ( 3rd Floor Webber)

4. Resume Power Hours:

  • Every MONDAY 11-12
  • Every THURSDAY 10-11
  • Every FRIDAY 1-2

This is a drop-in, first-come, first-served service! Bring a hard copy of your resume and have it reviewed by one of our professional. Resume Power Hour is a few minute informational session that will help you tweak your resume to the needs of your future employer.

5. Alumni Meet & Mingle:

  • What: Alumni Meet & Mingle
  • When: Tuesday, March 26; 4-6:00pm
  • Where: Natural Science Center
  • Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center
  • Open to: ALL students and Alumni

The Alumni Meet and Mingle is a chance for students to network with business professionals who attended Virginia Western.You’ll gain first person experience networking with business professionals who came from where you are, and have found success in their field.

Pre-registration required by- Friday, 3/22/13

**Please contact the Hall Career Center for registration/information 540-857-7298**

Student Speakers Wanted for Graduation

Do you know of a student who would be a good speaker at graduation?

Send recommendations to publicrelations@virginiawestern.edu from now until noon on March 228. The student will need to provide the following information:

  • Full name
  • Contact information
  • Degree
  • Letter of recommendation from at least one faculty member
  • Synopsis of speech topic

The student speaker will present a 5-10 minute speech in front of approximately 5,000 people at the Commencement Ceremony on May 10, 2013 at the Salem Civic Center. Interviews will be held during the last week of March to determine the student speaker, and the selected speaker must write a speech that will be reviewed and must be available to rehearse it prior to the ceremony.

Workforce Development

Workforce Development http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/index.php

VWCC KIDS College (summer camps) Early registraton $avings!!http://virginiawestern.edu/summercamps/index.html Contact Paulette Parkhill pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu 

Project Management Exam Prep Course (BUSC 2507) 4/11/13 - 06/13/13 - 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of project management as defined within PMI.org, the accreditation body for project management. Instructor Darryl Agee. http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/programs/pmp.php Contact Paulette Parkhill pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu


The next Staff Senate Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 26 at 10 a.m. in the Natural Science Center.