Image from Pixabay I’m so excited to launch Virginia Western’s own Innovation Lab. Of course, this will be a virtual lab …  a digital makerspace where we ask a lot of questions, experiment, and play. Our first project is an asynchronous workshop series: How to Design a Successful Innovation Grant. What are Innovation Grants? These… Continue Reading Welcome, innovators! The Innovation Grant Lab opens Sept. 1
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As you probably know, I’m a big fan of the Future Trends Forum with Bryan Alexander. Every Thursday afternoon, Alexander hosts some really fascinating higher education authors/leaders in a virtual forum that encourages questions from the audience. Back in March, I blogged about his conversation with Dr. Paul LeBlanc, president of Southern New Hampshire University. Years ago,… Continue Reading September: Free professional learning opportunities
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About Shelley

Shelley Lyons - Administrative Officer for Grants AdministrationShelley Lyons is glad to be back on campus as she is a Virginia Western alum, and has served as the Administrative Officer for Grants Administration at Virginia Western since early 2022. Prior to VWCC, her career focus was within the Human Services and Arts fields.  She wrote her first grant in 1996 on a whim and has continued to plan and learn since that time.  She most enjoys  seeing a well-planned project come to fruition, where funder, project manager and beneficiaries can all feel success and see impact.