COVID-19: Virginia Western answers call to serve

(This story appeared in the Winter 2022 edition of IMPACT magazine, published annually by the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation.) By Karenna Glover In February 2020 when Virginia Western Community College’s Chief of Police, Craig Harris, heard about the coronavirus, he knew it was time...
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Campus update 9/1/20

An individual who attended class on Virginia Western’s campus during the week of Aug. 24-28 has self-reported to college officials that they tested positive for COVID-19. The college worked with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to contact any individuals who were in close proximity...
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Watch “What it Takes to Re-Open Virginia Western”

President Robert Sandel and Vice Presidents Elizabeth Wilmer and Marilyn Herbert-Ashton joined Blue Ridge PBS to discuss the college's fall plans.
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Donor’s gift doubles amount of emergency funds available to students

An anonymous donor’s gift of $10,000 has doubled the amount of funding available in the Virginia Western Rapids Response Student Emergency Fund. The donor is a retired businessman and an alumnus of Virginia Western College who wants to help students struggling to balance school and...
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Virginia Western’s Fall Re-Opening Plan

Virginia Western's Fall Semester Re-Opening Plan has been reviewed by the State Council of Higher Education and has been found to be compliant in containing the required components of the 'Higher Education Reopening Guidance,' which was developed in consultation with the Virginia Department of Health....
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Campus update 7/17/20

We want to ensure that messages related to COVID-19 campus impacts are easily accessible and contained in a single location. In the future, if a positive COVID-19 case necessitates the closure of a facility or portion of a facility, notifications will be posted at
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Campus update 7/16/20

Virginia Western has worked with the VDH in coordinated response to a positive COVID-19 test. The campus remains open for appointments and specified lab classes following thorough cleaning and sanitizing of the area.
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In-person advising, financial aid and tuition payment appointments available

Virginia Western is pleased to announce the availability of in-person appointments for advising, financial aid & tuition payment services.  Advising & financial aid in-person appointments are available now.  In-person appointments to make cash or check tuition payments will be available beginning July 27 as the...
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A message from President Sandel for Independence Day

I am writing to wish you a happy and safe Independence Day and remind you that Virginia Western Community College will be closed on Friday, July 3 to honor the national holiday. Many of us look forward to this time of year to enjoy a...
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Campus re-opening plan for Summer Semester

Dear Virginia Western campus community, During Spring Semester, Virginia Western made unprecedented changes to how we deliver academic courses in order to keep our students, faculty and staff healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. I applaud everyone involved for the efforts to rapidly transform...
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