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March 10, 2014

VWCC Employment Opportunities

Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Administrative and Office Specialist III
    • Deadline:  03/14/2014 by 5pm (EST)
  • Coordinator of Development
    • Deadline:  03/21/2014 by 5pm (EST)
  • Radiation Oncology Faculty
    • Deadline:  03/28/2014 by 5pm (EST)

For more details about our application process and/or to complete the online application, please visit or website:  www.virginiawestern.edu/hr and select "CAREER OPENINGS".  Feel free to contact HR, 857.7282, with any questions.

Professional Development

In the information provided about professional development opportunities, we listed the link to the VCCS’s new webapage and the information that is provided there on professional development. There is current information located at that site on New Horizons, but many of the other links are still inactive. The link to the old VCCS webpage on professional development is http://old.vccs.edu/FacultyStaff/ProfessionalDevelopment.aspx. This will provide you with some historical information that may be helpful in completing your application. Please keep in mind that this site is being phased out and that in the future the new webpage at http://www.vccs.edu/careers/office-of-professional-development/ should be your resource. However in this time of transition, you may need to refer to both.

Dr. Elizabeth Wilmer
Interim Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

Virginia Master Teacher Seminar

Virginia Western supports its faculty in attending the Virginia Master Teacher Seminar.   The seminar is held each summer on the campus of Hampden-Sydney College and is sponsored by Southside Virginia Community College.  This year, the Seminar will take place July 6 -10, 2014.  For additional information, please visit www.vamasterteacher.com.  If you are interested in attending, please make your Dean aware of your interest no later than Monday, March 17, 2014.

Questions about what you need to do BEFORE traveling? All travel information is located on VWConnect or contact Becky Chauncey with questions.


New Program Advisors

In an important step forward in our Navigate initiatives, Virginia Western has hired three Program Advisors to support the team advising efforts in the Schools of Business, Technology & Trades (BTT), Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (LASS), and Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).

Lacey Carey has been selected to fulfill the Program Advisor position for the School of Business, Technology & Trades (BTT). Lacey earned an Associate of Arts from Brevard Community College and a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Central Florida. Lacey has been serving the School of BTT as an Administrative Office Specialist for seven years and, in that time, has demonstrated the ability to develop effective relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, and students. In her current position, Lacey has also assisted with the start-up of a new academic program, guiding students through the application, placement testing, financial aid, enrollment, and academic planning processes. Lacey has also participated in group advising initiatives, like Discover, further deepening her experience advising in a community college setting.

Eric Vanover has been chosen to fulfill the LASS Program Advisor role. Eric earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in English Literature from the University of Virginia-Wise and a Master of Arts in History from Virginia Tech. Additionally, Eric is currently completing his Ph.D. in Community College Leadership with Old Dominion University. Throughout his professional career, Eric has served as a faculty member for the history department at Tidewater Community College. Eric has also served Mountain Empire Community College as an academic advisor and Student Development (SDV) instructor. Eric’s combined experiences as a faculty member and an academic advisor in a community college setting provide him with a unique perspective that will benefit Virginia Western’s team advising structure. Eric will join the Virginia Western advising team on March 25, 2014.

Yvonne Campbell has been selected to serve as the Program Advisor for the School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM). Yvonne earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Radford University, a College Professional License in Education from the University of Virginia, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Averett University. Yvonne has extensive experience working in a helping profession serving diverse populations through her experiences with the Alleghany County Department of Social Serves and the Wake County Department of Child Support & Social Services. Additionally, Yvonne possesses community college advising experience through her service to Virginia Western as a Career Coach and, most recently, as a New Student Advisor in the Advising Center. In her role as a New Student Advisor, Yvonne has taught Student Development (SDV) courses and participated in group advising programs, like Discover.

Please welcome these three professionals to their new positions at Virginia Western!

Gospel Choir Informational Table

The Gospel Choir will be on the third floor lobby of the Webber Hall on Wednesday 3/12 to seek new members and promote its activities. Stop by to get some sweets and learn how you can be a part of the sweet sounds of the gospel choir. Contact Melinda Hill with questions at mhill@virginiawestern.edu or 857-7583.

Transfer Fair!

Know someone who is thinking about transferring?

Invite them to come to Virginia Western's Transfer Fair, March 19, from 9:30am - 2:30pm in the Fralin Center (HP210).

Meet with admissions counselors from schools all across Virginia like, Virginia Tech, Radford University, Liberty University, Old Dominion, VCU, Roanoke College, Ferrum College, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Hollins University, and many more!

Come learn about specific programs offered at four-year schools and have your questions about transferring answered by representatives from the schools you are interested in attending.

Contact Steven Chichester in Chapman 105 with any questions.

Come Meet the International Students Club

The International Students Club will be hosting a table in the 3rd floor lobby of Webber on Monday, March 10 and Tuesday, March 11. Please stop by to meet members, learn about all the fun stuff this club is doing, or to become active in this vibrant group.

Salsa Dancing Lessons

Salsa Dancing Lessons!  Come check it out!

Humanities Gym, H100

Every Tuesday - Starting After Spring Break

March 11 to April 29

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

All experience levels welcome - No partner needed!

Any questions, contact nlee@virginiawestern.edu

Free movie: Frozen

Friday,  March 14: Frozen

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theatre

(Free Frozen treats and hot chocolate provided!)

Encountering Everest-like conditions and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from an eternal winter. Rated PG.


Remember Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend and bring family and friends! Contact Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu for more information.

Stars vs. Staff Basketball Jam

The 2014 Stars vs. Staff Basketball Jam will be played on Friday, April 11 at 5:00 PM.  Faculty & Staff All Stars verses Virginia Western Athletics players.  Any part-time or full-time, faculty or staff member is eligible to play.  Food provided after the game.

This year, we are collecting dontations at the game for the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia's 9th Street Chapter.  A really fun time for a really great cause.

Interested in playing, email Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu.