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2022 Commencement: Nursing pinning ceremony and awards

On May 13, 2022, Virginia Western Community College conducted its AAS Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony at the Berglund Center. At the ceremony, nursing faculty announced awards for four students: Dominique Hardy: Spirit of Nursing Award Kara Gerenser: Spirit of Nursing Award, honorable mention From left:...
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Virginia Western Educational foundation announces recipients of spring 2022 scholarships

The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation announces that it awarded more than $200,000 in general scholarships to 114 students attending the spring 2022 semester at Virginia Western Community College. To learn more about Educational Foundation scholarships, visit virginiawestern.edu/scholarships. Applications will be accepted in September...
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Berbic, Peters named 2022 Distinguished Alumni at Virginia Western Community College

Awards event included premiere of ‘Follow Your Heart’ film on scholarship recipients The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation has named Elvir Berbic, founder of its Refugee and Immigrant Scholarship, and P. Jason Peters, Roanoke County Board of Supervisors Vice Chair, recipients of the College’s 2022...
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Roanoke’s Ed Hall honored with 2022 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

Edwin C. “Ed” Hall of Roanoke, Va., has received the 16th Annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. He was nominated for the award by Virginia Western Community College. More than two dozen individuals, families, and businesses from around Virginia have earned the 2022 Chancellor’s...
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Virginia Western Educational Foundation announces Patel joining Board of Directors

Kirtesh Patel has joined the Board of Directors of the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation. Patel is President and Chief Operating Officer of Omma Management LLC. Kirtesh Patel The volunteer Board of Directors guides the Educational Foundation’s mission of supporting student scholarships, faculty development...
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Registration open for Virginia Western’s 2nd annual Nurses Run for Education Virtual 5K

Runners or walkers encouraged to participate during Nurses Week May 6-12 Nursing student and runner Kara Gerenser The Virginia Western Community College nursing program announces the second annual Nurses Run for Education Virtual 5K race to support the program, students and future front-line workers. Participants...
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Winners announced in Virginia Western’s Sidewalk Chalk Art Show

Virginia Western’s Radiography Club earned the top honors from a judging panel in the College’s first Sidewalk Chalk Art Show on April 11. Sidewalk Chalk Art show judges Bryce Cobbs (from left), Mike Allen, Maggie Perrin-Key and Josh Nolan-Shafer review the winning entry by the...
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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...
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Sidewalk Chalk Art Show scheduled for April 11

Student clubs and campus departments are invited to create around the theme of “Opportunity” The Student Activities office is collaborating with the Virginia Western Educational Foundation to offer an exciting contest and club fundraiser this spring. The Sidewalk Chalk Art Show will be held Monday,...
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Applications now accepted for Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship at Virginia Western

Merit-based program provides tuition, coaching and living expense stipend Applications are now being accepted for the Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarships, providing eligible Virginia Western Community College students enrolled in any STEM-H (science, technology, engineering, math and health) program with the opportunity to receive full tuition...
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