A holiday message from Virginia Western

Virginia Western Community College President Dr. Robert H. Sandel and his wife, Jane, gathered in their Roanoke home recently to wish everyone a happy holiday season. Their video greeting also features Virginia Western students expressing holiday wishes in a variety of languages. Did you know… Continue Reading A holiday message from Virginia Western
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Virginia Western Educational Foundation awards record number of CCAP scholarships in fall 2022

ROANOKE – A record-high 630 students are attending Virginia Western Community College tuition-free this fall, thanks to the private-public community partnership that funds the Community College Access Program (CCAP). Since 2008, public localities and private donors have united in support of CCAP, which is the… Continue Reading Virginia Western Educational Foundation awards record number of CCAP scholarships in fall 2022
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Meet Frank Tyree, Roanoke City CCAP Success Coach

Frank Tyree is the Success Coach for Roanoke City students participating in Virginia Western’s Community College Access Program (CCAP). Tyree joined Virginia Western in 2021 and previously worked for Roanoke City Public Schools at Westside and Garden City elementary schools. Prior to RCPS, he was… Continue Reading Meet Frank Tyree, Roanoke City CCAP Success Coach
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Virginia Western Educational Foundation announces fall 2022 scholarship recipients

The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation announces that it awarded $160,762 in general scholarships to 107 students attending the fall 2022 semester at Virginia Western Community College. The scholarship application for the spring 2023 semester is open until Oct. 31, 2022, at https://www.virginiawestern.edu/scholarships/. “Follow… Continue Reading Virginia Western Educational Foundation announces fall 2022 scholarship recipients
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Virginia Western’s first College Affordability Navigator draws on her own educational journey to propel students forward

By Bianca Moorman When Nickole Toler was a student at Virginia Western Community College, she remembers how as an adult learner she was unable to find resources that would help her succeed.   Free tutoring, laptop loaners, a food pantry, special advising for first-generation students, crisis… Continue Reading Virginia Western’s first College Affordability Navigator draws on her own educational journey to propel students forward
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Virginia Western Community College to offer career advising, financial aid assistance and job training at Roanoke EnVision Center

In a new outreach initiative, Virginia Western Community College will offer career advising, financial aid assistance and job training starting this fall at the newly renovated Roanoke EnVision Center. The College joins other community resource providers moving into the Roanoke EnVision Center, which is operated… Continue Reading Virginia Western Community College to offer career advising, financial aid assistance and job training at Roanoke EnVision Center
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Virginia Western Community College helps Steel Dynamics invest in employees’ development

When Regina Cook, Administrative Officer for Training Solutions for the School of Career and Corporate Training at Virginia Western Community College, met with Steel Dynamics regarding Mechatronics courses, she didn’t realize the educational partnership would balloon into a program that serves as a model for… Continue Reading Virginia Western Community College helps Steel Dynamics invest in employees’ development
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Golf tournament raises more than $20,000 for Virginia Western Community College students affected by addiction

After losing a loved one to addiction, Darla Summers created a scholarship to keep the loved one’s memory alive, while also showing support to those who have been affected by an addiction. “I hope this initiative would make her happy, and I am sure that… Continue Reading Golf tournament raises more than $20,000 for Virginia Western Community College students affected by addiction
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Join Virginia Western for “I Persist” panel discussion on Sept. 21

ROANOKE – Virginia Western Community College invites the public to attend a free discussion, “I Persist,” where panelists will share inspiring stories of how they overcame obstacles to gain their education and build fulfilling careers and lives. Members of the panel will share their journey,… Continue Reading Join Virginia Western for “I Persist” panel discussion on Sept. 21
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Virginia Western to host Local Advisory Board meeting on Sept. 15

Virginia Western Community College announces that it will host its Local Advisory Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, in the College’s Natural Science Center, Room N101. The meeting is open to the public. Individuals interested in attending are asked to contact… Continue Reading Virginia Western to host Local Advisory Board meeting on Sept. 15
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