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Virginia Western announces new Surgical Technology program

Virginia Western Community College announces the establishment of a new Associate of Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology. The program, which will prepare students to serve as surgical technologists, has been transferred from Radford University to Virginia Western following the merger of Jefferson College of...
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New funding helps Virginia Western students pursue technology certifications

(This story appeared in the Winter 2022 edition of IMPACT magazine, published annually by the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation.) By Karenna Glover Amazon’s second headquarters (HQ2) has already started bringing an influx of new jobs to Northern Virginia. It’s also made more money available...
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Virginia Western’s new Agriculture Program is stocked with potential

(This story appeared in the Winter 2022 edition of IMPACT magazine, published annually by the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation.) By Karenna Glover For most of his senior year, Andrew Tuck was planning for his next chapter — starting college at Virginia Tech. Throughout his...
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COVID-19: Virginia Western answers call to serve

(This story appeared in the Winter 2022 edition of IMPACT magazine, published annually by the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation.) By Karenna Glover In February 2020 when Virginia Western Community College’s Chief of Police, Craig Harris, heard about the coronavirus, he knew it was time...
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Virginia Western tutoring services morph into hybrid setting

(This story appeared in the Winter 2022 edition of IMPACT magazine, published annually by the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation.) By Karenna Glover When the pandemic first started during the spring semester of 2020, Virginia Western Community College’s tutoring center abruptly shifted online. Within a...
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Virginia Western’s Community Arboretum serves a living laboratory for students and community

(This story appeared in the Winter 2022 edition of IMPACT magazine, published annually by the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation.) By Karenna Glover Virginia Western’s Community Arboretum serves as a living laboratory for the school’s horticulture students. Students spend hours walking the gardens as they...
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