Virginia Western Corporate Training workshops help employers provide for professionals’ growth 

In today’s employment climate, workers are increasingly vocal about their desire to be valued in their work. Organizations can invest in employees by giving them resources through corporate training — but to be effective, this training must be relevant and applicable to their daily lives.… Continue Reading Virginia Western Corporate Training workshops help employers provide for professionals’ growth 
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Virginia Western Nursing Program achieves 100% pass rate on NCLEX  

Virginia Western Community College’s Nursing Program has unlocked an achievement: 100 percent of graduates sitting for the NCLEX-RN exam in 2023 passed on the first attempt.  Virginia Western’s 2023 Associate of Applied Science in Nursing graduates all passed the NCLEX-RN exam on the first attempt… Continue Reading Virginia Western Nursing Program achieves 100% pass rate on NCLEX  
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Magazine’s 40 Under 40 series features honorees connected with Virginia Western

Three alumni and one faculty member were featured among The Roanoker magazine’s 40 Under 40 cohort for 2024. The Roanoker has featured the series annually since 2019 and honors young professionals working tirelessly to affect positive change across the community. Nominees are evaluated not only… Continue Reading Magazine’s 40 Under 40 series features honorees connected with Virginia Western
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service reaches community needs

Feeding Southwest Virginia staff member James Andrews (front center) with volunteers on Jan. 12. The Day of Service included morning and afternoon shifts at the warehouse, and volunteers also prepared meals for the Children’s Kitchen at the Solutions Center. Virginia Western volunteers worked alongside volunteers… Continue Reading Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service reaches community needs
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New historical marker sheds light on Virginia Western’s role in state history

A brisk morning set the scene for the unveiling of the new historical marker at Virginia Western Community College. Dr. Nelson Harris applied for the historical marker through the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. The marker describes Virginia Western’s role in the founding of the… Continue Reading New historical marker sheds light on Virginia Western’s role in state history
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Virginia Western seeks nominations for 2024 Distinguished Alumni Award

The Virginia Western Educational Foundation and the Virginia Western Alumni Association are calling for nominations for the 2024 Distinguished Alumni Award. The annual recipient or recipients will receive the award at a special Scholarship Awards Ceremony in the spring, and a plaque will be placed… Continue Reading Virginia Western seeks nominations for 2024 Distinguished Alumni Award
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Student veterans network at NatCon

Two Virginia Western students recently attended the 16th annual Student Veterans of America National Conference, known as SVA NatCon, which was held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 4-6, 2024. Virginia Western student veterans Michael Taylor (left) and Tyler… Continue Reading Student veterans network at NatCon
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Great Expectations helps students attain success after foster care

Students enrolled in Great Expectations graduate at three times the national rate for foster youth. By Erica Myatt The name “Great Expectations” might evoke a long-ago reading assignment, Charles Dickens’ novel about an orphan. In Virginia, the title applies to an outreach program for youth… Continue Reading Great Expectations helps students attain success after foster care
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Why I give:  A conversation with Russ and Lucy Ellett about family ties

The Ellett family has a long history of service — to the Commonwealth, the Roanoke Valley and, with generational impact, the Virginia Western community. Lucy and her son, Russ, were kind enough to sit down on the patio overlooking their beautiful Deyerle farmland and reflect… Continue Reading Why I give:  A conversation with Russ and Lucy Ellett about family ties
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Experience can translate into college credit 

Credit for Prior Learning helps nontraditional students accelerate their education with credit for knowledge gained through work and life. By Karenna Glover Over her nearly two decades of caring for 3- and 4-year-olds at daycare, Aleasha Phillips hadn’t really considered college. But a few years… Continue Reading Experience can translate into college credit 
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