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March 26, 2014

Faculty/staff photos on April 4

The Marketing Office will have a professional photographer on campus from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, April 4. Please plan to visit the Marketing Suite in Fishburn Hall, F001, if you wish to have an updated professional photo taken.

M228 reservations on calendar

Beginning on April 14, Room M228 in the Business Science Building will no longer be available for reservations on the calendar. Please reserve different conference rooms for your meeting needs.

Full Time Friday Cohort Fall 2014

  • Do you want to improve your life through education?
  • Don’t have time to come to school daily?
  • Do you want to save gas and time?
  • Finish  your career in two years?
  • Maintain a full time student status?
  • Be eligible for Financial aid?
  • There’s no excuse.

Full Time Friday is here for you.

Virginia Western's Full-Time Fridays (ftf) program allows students to earn an Associate of Science degree in General Studies.

For more information, please visit: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/academics/fridays.php , or contact coordinator Alexander Scott at ascott@virginiawestern.edu or 540-857-7247.

Alliance for Excellence Awards Program

The Alliance for Excellence is in the process of planning its 28th Alliance for Excellence Awards Program for African American students. For 27 years, AFE and Virginia Western have joined together to honored students for outstanding achievement.

We are currently taking nominations from faculty and staff for African American students who have excelled academically OR while not at the top of the class have provided outstanding service in the community. Please nominate students by April 11 at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BSDFTWN. If you have any questions, please contact Melinda Hill at mhill@virginiawestern.edu.

Congratulations Chief Harris, Distinguished Alumni

Please join the Virginia Western Educational Foundation and Virginia Western Alumni Association in congratulating Chief Craig S. Harris,2014 Distinguished Alumni. Chief Harris was recognized during the annual Educational Foundation Awards ceremony on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Thank you Chief Harris for everything you do to serve the College community and for being an excellent testament to the benefit of an education at Virginia Western.

Chief Craig Harris, Virginia Western Community College class of 2000, became Chief of Police at the College in 2005 and works tirelessly for the benefit of the entire community.

He started his police leadership career with the Vinton Police Department in 1999. He worked as a police detective until 2003 and was promoted to Sergeant of the Investigations Division.

While with the Vinton Police, he enrolled at Virginia Western with the goal of furthering his career in police leadership. He pursued an Associate of Science in General Studies and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice from Bluefield College in 2002 and a Master of Science in Business Management from Liberty University in 2009.

In addition to leading the campus police force, he began teaching as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Associate of Science in Administration of Justice program.

In 2011-12, he served as the Secretary for the Blue Ridge Association of Chiefs of Police, and is a member of several professional organizations including the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, Blue Ridge Association of Chiefs of Police, Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, Virginia Forensic Science Academy Alumni Association, and the Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy Governing Board.

He led Virginia Western to be ranked as the safest college of 2012 in Virginia and eighth safest college or university in the United States by stateuniversity.com. A recipient of the Classified Staff Outstanding Achievement Award in 2009, and two Police Officer of the Year awards in 2001, Chief Harris has long proved his commitment to professionalism in his field.

Chief Harris has been married 19 years to his wife Jill, and they have a beautiful daughter named Anna who is 10-years-old.

Proud to be named a 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award, Chief Harris continues to serve the Virginia Western and Roanoke community as a consummate professional and dedicated servant of the law.

CCAP Jazz Honor Band April 5

Make College Possible and plan to attend the CCAP Jazz Honor Band presented by Trane. All proceeds benefit Virginia Western's Community College Access Program. Reserve your ticket today!

WHAT: CCAP Jazz Honor Band Concert presented by Trane

WHEN: Saturday, April 5 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: The Jefferson Center--Shaftman Performance Hall

COST: $12, special rates available for students and groups of 10 or more

TICKETS: Available online at http://www.jeffcenter.org/ccap-jazz-honor-band

INFO: Selected high school jazz students from Roanoke Valley high schools participating in CCAP will perform. Brandon Lee, a renowned jazz trumpeter will be the guest conductor.


Health Professions Open House this weekend!

Join the Virginia Western Alumni Association for an Open House at the Fralin Center for Science and Health Professions. Come and learn about all the health professions programs housed in the Fralin Center, speak with Roanoke Valley health professions service providers at the vendor fair, and enjoy free refreshments and prizes. The event is open to the public. Please invite your students and others who are interested in attending! 

What: Virginia Western Alumni Association Open House

Date: Saturday, March 29

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Location: Fralin Center

College Budget Process

The college budget process for Fiscal Year 2014 -2015 is now open.  All college employees are encouraged to participate in the process by communicating with their respective Dean or Department Head to identify funding needs and to facilitate the submission of such requests.  Requests may be submitted from now through the deadline of April 18, 2014.

All requests for funding regardless of the source, including equipment trust fund (ETF) must be submitted through the budget process.

-Cheryl Miller, Vice President of Finance

Bookstore Sale!

Clearance Week Event at the Virginia Western Bookstore! From March 24th-28th, save big on clearance-marked items which include tanks, tees, sweatshirts and more! Stop by and shop!