Josh Meyer


Community partnership propels success of CCAP

Nearly 500 students are attending Virginia Western 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 largest “free college” program at...
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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 Fralin Futures cohort benefits from coach and enhancements

The Virginia Western Community Educational Foundation has enhanced its Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship program in fall 2021 by hiring a new success coach and offering targeted career planning and mentorship opportunities to recipients. Thirty-six students were named to the 2021-22 Fralin Futures Scholars cohort and...
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Educational Foundation announces fall scholarship recipients

The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation announces that it awarded $108,965 in general scholarships to 76 students attending the Fall Semester 2021 at Virginia Western Community College. For information on donating to or establishing a scholarship at Virginia Western, contact Donor  Relations Coordinator Amanda...
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Virginia Western to host Local Advisory Board meeting on Sept. 16

Virginia Western Community College announces that it will host its Local Advisory Board meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, in the college’s STEM Building, Room ST114. The meeting is open to the public. Individuals interested in attending are asked to contact Amy Balzer...
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Dean of STEM garners regional leadership award

Virginia Western Community College’s Amy White, Dean of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, was honored recently with the Regional Leadership Award at The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council’s TechNite program at The Inn at Virginia Tech. TechNite is an annual celebration of the local...
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VWCC to allow full classroom capacity in Fall

Virginia Western Community College announces it will operate at full classroom capacity for Fall Semester, which begins on Aug. 23, 2021. There have never been more opportunities to attend Virginia Western through a variety of funding resources. Students may enroll now online at By...
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VWCC chef named to ACF Culinary Team USA

The American Culinary Federation (ACF) recently announced that Virginia Western’s Ted Polfelt, CEC, CCA, AAC, will be a member of the ACF Culinary Team USA 2024. After three rigorous rounds of tryouts, Polfelt was chosen to compete with the team at the 2022 Culinary World...
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Fab Lab partners with Carilion Clinic, manufacturing PPE devices to help COVID-19 fight

Virginia Western Community College recently completed a project with Carilion Clinic to manufacture PPE devices to help protect healthcare providers in the Roanoke Region during the COVID-19 pandemic.¬†College employees and students collaborated in the STEM Building’s Fab Lab to 3D print almost 600 devices that...
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State Board holds line on tuition/fees

The State Board for Community Colleges, by a unanimous vote, elected to maintain the current in-state tuition and mandatory fees for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Board’s decision means tuition will remain at today’s rate of $154 per credit hour – keeping community college tuition...
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