Torc Robotics will bring autonomous-equipped tractor to campus Dec. 3 for Virginia Western students to visit during annual Autonomous Robotics Competition

Saturday, Dec. 3, is the 14th Annual VWCC Autonomous Robotics Competition, this year called “The Star Spangled Defender.” Sixteen robot teams from Virginia Western Community College and valley high schools will be shooting Nerf balls at invading British Man-of-War ships to protect Fort McHenry in a… Continue Reading Torc Robotics will bring autonomous-equipped tractor to campus Dec. 3 for Virginia Western students to visit during annual Autonomous Robotics Competition
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Mobile Dairy Classroom visits Virginia Western Community College

Mobile Dairy Classroom Instructor Morgan Cole and Honey Southland Dairy Farmers brought the Mobile Dairy Classroom to Virginia Western Community College on Thursday, Nov. 10. Mobile Dairy Classroom Instructor Morgan Cole led education sessions and milking demonstrations with Honey, a Jersey cow, which is the… Continue Reading Mobile Dairy Classroom visits Virginia Western Community College
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Virginia Western Community College culinary professor to compete at Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg

Chef Ted Polfelt Virginia Western Community College Chef Ted Polfelt is preparing to compete at the highest levels of international competition as part of the American Culinary Federation’s Culinary Team USA. This team assembles an elite cadre of chefs who train and compete over the… Continue Reading Virginia Western Community College culinary professor to compete at Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg
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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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Virginia Western sees benefits of improved TransferVA portal

The TransferVA portal has been upgraded to help students who aim to transfer to four-year institutions. This web-based tool lets students explore majors and programs, build an academic portfolio and see where their credits can transfer. TransferVA provides a direct line for students to connect… Continue Reading Virginia Western sees benefits of improved TransferVA portal
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