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TRIO students master etiquette with mentorship from the Alumni Association

Together with the Hall Associates Career Center and the Virginia Western Alumni Association, TRIO Support Services organized a Mix & Mingle Etiquette Dinner designed to prepare first-generation college students for the professional world. The dinner, which took place on May 1 at 419 West restaurant,… Continue Reading TRIO students master etiquette with mentorship from the Alumni Association

Virginia Western welcomes 922 new alumni

Virginia Western Community College celebrated Commencement 2024 on May 10. For the 2023-2024 annual year, which runs summer 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024, Virginia Western welcomed 922 people to its growing alumni network. These students earned a total of 1,194 awards. Virginia Sen. Chris… Continue Reading Virginia Western welcomes 922 new alumni

Virginia Western educators honored at TechNite

Virginia Western Community College celebrated several honors on Wednesday, May 8, at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council’s TechNite 2024. Dr. Robert Sandel, Virginia Western president, was named to the RBTC Hall of Fame, and faculty members Dr. Heather Lindberg and Dr. Kristylea Ojeda received the STEM-H… Continue Reading Virginia Western educators honored at TechNite

Dental Hygiene Program celebrates 100% pass rate on board exam

For the second year in a row, the Virginia Western Community College Dental Hygiene Program has a 100% pass rate on the CDCA/ADEX clinical board exam. The examination for the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA)/American Board of Dental Examiners (ADEX) evaluates students’ clinical skills and… Continue Reading Dental Hygiene Program celebrates 100% pass rate on board exam

State senator is keynote speaker at Virginia Western Community College’s commencement May 10

Virginia Western Community College will hold its graduation ceremony Friday, May 10 at the Berglund Center.   The ceremony, which will honor graduates from the fall 2023 and spring and summer 2024 semesters, starts at 6:30 p.m. There are 425 students expected to attend, with 555… Continue Reading State senator is keynote speaker at Virginia Western Community College’s commencement May 10

Roanoke College presents honorary degree to Dr. Robert Sandel

Malon Courts (from left), chair of Roanoke College Board of Trustees; Dr. Robert Sandel, president of Virginia Western Community College; and Dr. Frank Shushok Jr., president of Roanoke College, take part in the honorary degree presentation at Roanoke College’s Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4.… Continue Reading Roanoke College presents honorary degree to Dr. Robert Sandel
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