CCAP celebrates milestone

By Karenna Glover Throughout high school, Scott Bradford wanted to go to college, but no one in his family had previously attended. He had nowhere to turn for help answering the big questions: What was going to college like? How would he pay for it? … Continue Reading CCAP celebrates milestone
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Virginia Western sees enrollment growth continue upward pattern

Virginia Western Community College has witnessed another semester of growth in two key enrollment measures: unduplicated headcount and full-time equivalents (FTEs), at rates that have outpaced the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) as a whole. Enrollment has increased for five consecutive semesters (Summer 2022, Fall… Continue Reading Virginia Western sees enrollment growth continue upward pattern
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More than 600 students attending Virginia Western tuition-free with CCAP scholarship; learn more at upcoming information sessions

Current Virginia Western CCAP students include Hannah Puskar (from left), Thoo Lay Soe and Deepak Monger. More than 600 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,… Continue Reading More than 600 students attending Virginia Western tuition-free with CCAP scholarship; learn more at upcoming information sessions
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Virginia Western honors student success while marking 15 years of Community College Access Program

CCAP students Paris Hobbs (left) and Hannah Puskar celebrate Virginia Western’s 15th anniversary of the Community College Access Program at the photo booth on Saturday, Sept. 23. Virginia Western Community College had 15 reasons for a campus-wide celebration Saturday, Sept. 23: the 15th anniversary of… Continue Reading Virginia Western honors student success while marking 15 years of Community College Access Program
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Virginia Western Educational Foundation announces Elam, Lemon joining Board of Directors

Katherin A. Elam and Stephen W. Lemon have joined the Board of Directors of the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation as at-large members. Elam retired in 2022 as the longtime president of Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia. Lemon is an attorney and principal at… Continue Reading Virginia Western Educational Foundation announces Elam, Lemon joining Board of Directors
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Virginia Western Community College to conduct 3 open houses at Roanoke EnVision Center

Virginia Western Community College invites the public to tour its new outreach location at the Roanoke EnVision Center at any of three open houses in January: Wednesday, January 11; 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, 5… Continue Reading Virginia Western Community College to conduct 3 open houses at Roanoke EnVision Center
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Blue Ridge Partnership for Health Sciences Careers helps Virginia Western students make connections

A student panel addresses attendees of the Health Sciences Career Advisory Conference hosted by the Blue Ridge Partnership for Health Sciences Careers at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institue at VTC on Oct. 20, 2022. Photo courtesy of Clayton Metz, Virginia Tech Students usually are the… Continue Reading Blue Ridge Partnership for Health Sciences Careers helps Virginia Western students make connections
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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 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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