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 Community College forecasts increased enrollment for fall 2022

Virginia Western Community College started its fall 2022 semester with a projected 5.9 percent increase in the key enrollment category of FTEs, or full-time equivalencies. This follows a summer semester that also saw a 6.4 percent increase in overall student enrollment. “The trendlines are looking… Continue Reading Virginia Western Community College forecasts increased enrollment for fall 2022
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Virginia Western’s first Sidewalk Chalk Art Show on April 11 highlights scholarship opportunities

More than 20 campus groups will compete April 11 in Virginia Western Community College’s first Sidewalk Chalk Art Show, located in the new STEM building courtyard. The theme of the artwork will be “OPPORTUNITY,” highlighting the estimated $1.4 million in scholarships offered by the Virginia… Continue Reading Virginia Western’s first Sidewalk Chalk Art Show on April 11 highlights scholarship opportunities
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Virginia Western radiography graduate credits clinical experience, responsive faculty for her bright future

(This story appeared in the Winter 2022 edition of IMPACT magazine, published annually by the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation.) By Karenna Glover When Sheridan Saunders found herself quarantined at home in fall 2020 for a COVID exposure, she was concerned about missing two… Continue Reading Virginia Western radiography graduate credits clinical experience, responsive faculty for her bright future
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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… Continue Reading Community partnership propels success of CCAP
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Educational Foundation announces new board leaders

Virginia Western's Educational Foundation announces that William J. Farrell II, President of Berglund Automotive Group, has been named Chair of its Board of Directors. The Foundation's CCAP is still accepting student applications until Feb. 1, 2021. Continue Reading Educational Foundation announces new board leaders
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CCAP scholarship awards grow 12 percent

Virginia Western’s Community College Access Program (CCAP) is making college possible, tuition-free, this fall for 494 recent graduates of Roanoke Valley high schools. That number represents a 12 percent increase from the prior academic year’s enrollment. The number of first-year students alone jumped up 13… Continue Reading CCAP scholarship awards grow 12 percent
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Dantzler, James join Educational Foundation Board

David Dantzler and Rick James have joined the Board of Directors of the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation. Dantzler is District Manager of Kroger Mid-Atlantic and a member of the Foundation’s Scholarship and Grants Committee. James is Executive Vice President of Adams Construction Company… Continue Reading Dantzler, James join Educational Foundation Board
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With CCAP, homeschool family finds easy transition to college

The Richards Family of Franklin County has sent three of their homeschooled children to Virginia Western, thanks to the Community College Access Program. From left, Hannah (’17), her father Allen, her mother Sonja, brother Lucas and sister Sarah (’19). (Published in the Winter 2020 Edition… Continue Reading With CCAP, homeschool family finds easy transition to college
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