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April 23, 2015

Applications are Now Being Accepted: 2015-2016 Chancellor’s Fellowship for Classified Staff

The Chancellor is pleased to announce a fellowship program for community colleges and system office classified staff for the 2015-2016 academic year. Selected classified staff employees will be named as Chancellor’s Fellows to pursue degree studies that will enhance their ability to contribute to the community college mission.

The Chancellor’s Fellowship includes the following:

  • Financial support for tuition and mandatory fees.
  • One semester or one academic year leave of absence with ¾ pay.
  • Continuation of insurance, retirement, the State’s portion of health insurance, and seniority.

To be eligible to apply, classified employees must:

  • Be employed three (3) consecutive years (as of the date of the application) in a full-time state-funded classified position at a community college or in the system office.
  • Be enrolled or accepted in a degree program from a Virginia state-supported institution of higher education.
  • As an employee of VWCC, be recommended by Dr. Sandel.

To apply:

  • Submit a completed application form. Include:  1.) Three (3) letters of endorsement; 2. ) verification of acceptance in a degree program; and, 3.) transcripts (if currently enrolled in a program).

Application deadline:  May 1, 2015

For questions or to receive an application, contact Denise Schuh in Human Resources at either 857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.


April 22, 2015

Changes Being Made to VWCC Email System – May 15, 2015

Email Archiving: IET (Information and Educational Technologies) is implementing an email archival solution on Friday, May 15!  Everyone with a @virginiawestern.edu email account will be impacted so PLEASE READ this announcement.

Effective May 15, one year of email will be retained in your active Outlook or OWA mailbox and all other email is archived.  ALL YOUR EMAIL WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE TO YOU, THERE WILL JUST BE A DIFFERENT PROCESS TO SEARCH FOR IT.

This change will take care of the overall mailbox size issues and will substantially speed up the search for all your emails from the Archiver search tool that is already available on your Outlook “Home” Toolbar.

Read the information at this link Barracuda Archive Tools to see how to search for emails using the new Archiver plug-in tool for Outlook or from the Archiver Webpage.  You can even search the appropriate app store for ‘Barracuda Archive’ and download an iPhone or Android app to search for emails from your smart phones.

Domain Removal: If you have been at VWCC from before 2009, you still have an active @vw.vccs.edu email address that is receiving emails even though we switched to @virginiawestern.edu in 2008.  On Friday, May 15, IET will be removing the domain @vw.vccs.edu to eliminate the large amounts of SPAM emails being sent to the old domain from your mailbox.  In looking at our Barracuda Spam firewall reports, however, it appears many of you (from before 2009) may still have legitimate emails being sent to this OLD email domain.  For example, Natalie Talbott’s email name was ntalbott@vw.vccs.edu before VWCC changed its domain to @virginiawestern.edu and currently both addresses are valid.  After May 15th, however, only ntalbott@virginiawestern.edu will be valid and any mail sent to the old address, ntalbott@vw.vccs.edu will generate an “undeliverable addressee” message to the sender.

What does this mean: If you provided anyone like a state agency, your on-line banking account, mailing lists etc., with an email address before 2009 with the old domain name (@vw.vccs.edu) and did not update it after we converted to @virginiawestern.edu then after May 15 you will no longer receive these emails.  In addition, if you had created an iTunes account before 2009, that will have to be updated too.

What do I need to do:  If you have been at VWCC from before 2009, you still have an active @vw.vccs.edu email address.  You need to ensure that EVERYONE you receive email from has your current xxxxxxx@virginiawestern.edu email address.

How do you search your email to find out if you have valid emails being sent to the old domain?  Just use one of the 4 Options provided at Barracuda Archive Tools .

If you had an iTunes account with the old address, please contact the Help Desk on what you need to do to update it.

We realize this is a lot of information but it is imperative that you are aware of these changes so you are not caught off guard on May 15 when you search for an email, don’t receive your monthly statement from your bank, etc.

As always, contact the Help Desk if you have any questions or concerns.

CDS Tractor Trailer Training

Class A CDL Licensing Class

This is a 20-Day Program, which can be completed on a full or part-time basis.  This program is designed to get students trained and licensed with the Department of Motor Vehicles.  Throughout the program, students will participate in classroom and hands-on training which will prepare them to meet and exceed all DMV, Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier guidelines.  Career placement is conducted throughout the course of the program.  Students thrive to receive pre-hires from companies throughout the industry, which is experiencing a major driver shortage.  Go from $0 to $40,000 in 20 Days!  Contact CDS Tractor Trailer Training at 540-857-6188 or cpender@virginiawestern.edu.

Horticulture Club Plant Sale

Spring Plant Sale

at the Virginia Western Greenhouse

Friday, April 24, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Saturday, April 25, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Monday, April 27, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Thank you for supporting the the Community Arboretum and the Virginia Western Horticulture Club

You’re Invited to a Reception!

Virginia Western's School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math is holding a reception to honor Sarah Martin and Bob Crawford.

Friday, May 1st,

from 1:00-3:00pm

in the Fralin Center, HP208

Please stop by to congratulate both Sarah and Bob on their retirement and thank them for the many years of service to our students, faculty and staff. Light refreshments will be provided.

Volunteer opportunity sponsored by the VWCAN

We’re looking for a few good volunteers!!

When: Thursday, April 23, 2015 9am-1pm
Where: Bethany Hall: 1109 Franklin Rd SW Roanoke, VA 24016
Why: Clean- up day!! Trust House is working with Bethany Hall to do some spring cleaning! Please join us and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty! Breakfast in the form of coffee and/or doughnuts will be provided! Hope to see you there!!

Please call or email Juli Kent, Development Manager at Trust House with any questions or if you are interested.
540.344.8060 x 105

Planning to be Away?

As we approach the time of year when many of us are out of the office for various reasons, please remember to set your out of office message on your voicemail and email. This will help foster positive communications on campus while you are away.


Bookstore FLASH SALE - 25% off selected items!


Please follow these guidelines when requesting use of a state vehicle.

  • The form to reserve vehicles is NOT the same as reserving a room. Please use this form found on the FMS webpage.
  • NEW - print out the email confirmation and bring with you to pick up the vehicle. You may not be able to pick up a vehicle if you do not have the confirmation.
  • If you are entering a reservation for someone else please put the DRIVERS' name and contact information.
  • If you do not need a reserved vehicle PLEASE use the link in your confirmation email to delete the reservation or contact Tara Nepper at tnepper@virginiawestern.edu.
  • Campus Police will assist with vehicles reserved to be picked up outside of the hours of FMS.

Thank you for your help in making this process as smooth as possible.

Testing Center Extended Hours

For the last two weeks of the Spring Semester the Testing Center will have extended hours.

Beginning April 27th and going through May 9th the Testing Center will be open the following hours:

Monday - Thursday 8am -8pm

Friday 8am - 5pm

Saturday 9am-1pm

We stop handing out tests a half hour before closing. All tests must be finished by closing time. No children are allowed in the Testing Center.

Please let your students know!