News from Virginia Western

Virginia Western Community College launches in-demand Physical Therapy Assistant program in fall 2022

Over the next several years, Virginia Western Community College will launch three healthcare programs formerly offered by Radford University Carilion (RUC) to provide continuity for students and continue to feed the talent pipeline for these in-demand fields. When the fall semester starts Aug. 22, the...
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Body Pump and lunchtime workouts at the Fitness Center

Looking for a lunchtime workout? Starting this semester, the Fitness Center will offer free lunchtime classes open to students, faculty and staff. Les Mills Body Pump will be offered every Wednesday starting August 24 from noon to 12:45 p.m., taught by Carole Tarrant. Body Pump...
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Want to represent Virginia Western in the community?

Virginia Western will have outreach tables at two major community events this fall: Olde Salem Days on Saturday, Sept. 10, and the Henry Street Heritage Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17. If you’d like to help represent the College at these events, contact Sandy Shelton (
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Virginia Western Community College to host free family movie nights in Community Arboretum

Virginia Western Community College will host a series of free family movies nights in its Community Arboretum starting July 23 with a showing of the 2013 animated film, “Epic.” Based on William Joyce’s 1996 children’s book, “The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs,” the...
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Virginia Western Community College acquires virtual technology to train future radiologists

Virginia Western Community College has purchased a new state-of-the-art virtual technology to prepare students to deliver life-saving cancer treatments. The Virtual Environment Radiation Trainer (VERT), purchased this year using pandemic relief funding, creates a virtual radiation lab environment where students can practice skills and complete...
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