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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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2022 Commencement: Nursing pinning ceremony and awards

On May 13, 2022, Virginia Western Community College conducted its AAS Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony at the Berglund Center. At the ceremony, nursing faculty announced awards for four students: Dominique Hardy: Spirit of Nursing Award Kara Gerenser: Spirit of Nursing Award, honorable mention From left:...
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2022 Commencement Speaker: Vera Morton

The following is the speech delivered by Virginia Western student Vera Morton during the 2022 Commencement on May 13, 2022, at the Berglund Center: WATCH THE VIDEO: Vera Morton – YouTube Good evening, President Sandel, Virginia Western Faculty, guests, family, friends, and my peers —...
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Virginia Western student awarded prestigious community college transfer scholarship

Lukas Havenstein, a student at Virginia Western Community College, is one of 100 recipients of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s prestigious Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The highly competitive national scholarship will provide Havenstein with up to $55,000 a year to complete his bachelor’s degree. Havenstein is...
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Virginia Western Educational foundation announces recipients of spring 2022 scholarships

The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation announces that it awarded more than $200,000 in general scholarships to 114 students attending the spring 2022 semester at Virginia Western Community College. To learn more about Educational Foundation scholarships, visit virginiawestern.edu/scholarships. Applications will be accepted in September...
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Congratulations to our 2022 Commencement Honorees

The following people are being honored during Virginia Western’s 2022 Commencement Ceremony. 2022 Emeritus Honorees Administrative/Professional Faculty Emeritus: Dr. James Sargent Dr. Sargent began as a full-time Associate Professor of History/Government in September 1977 and was promoted to the rank of Professor in June 1982....
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Students at Virginia Western Community College create campus replica in Minecraft

Project helped gaming club members transition back to campus Virginia Western Community College has a new campus location – this one in the gaming world of Minecraft. Student members of the Gaming Club developed the idea and began construction of the virtual campus during the...
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Berbic, Peters named 2022 Distinguished Alumni at Virginia Western Community College

Awards event included premiere of ‘Follow Your Heart’ film on scholarship recipients The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation has named Elvir Berbic, founder of its Refugee and Immigrant Scholarship, and P. Jason Peters, Roanoke County Board of Supervisors Vice Chair, recipients of the College’s 2022...
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Roanoke’s Ed Hall honored with 2022 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

Edwin C. “Ed” Hall of Roanoke, Va., has received the 16th Annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. He was nominated for the award by Virginia Western Community College. More than two dozen individuals, families, and businesses from around Virginia have earned the 2022 Chancellor’s...
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Virginia Western Educational Foundation announces Patel joining Board of Directors

Kirtesh Patel has joined the Board of Directors of the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation. Patel is President and Chief Operating Officer of Omma Management LLC. Kirtesh Patel The volunteer Board of Directors guides the Educational Foundation’s mission of supporting student scholarships, faculty development...
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