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Pandemic increases student emergency needs at Virginia Western

When spring classes at Virginia Western Community College were abruptly moved online last spring, many students found themselves unequipped to continue learning. Many didn’t have personal computers or internet service, and they didn’t have the finances to pay for these new necessities. That was the...
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Virginia Western announces new cohort of Fralin Futures STEM-H scholarship recipients

After a successful pilot year, the Virginia Western Community Educational Foundation expanded the Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship program, doubling the number of recipients for 2020-21. Twenty-six students were named to the 2020-21 Fralin Scholars cohort and will receive financial and academic resources to assist them...
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Virginia Western announces donations from Kroger and Kraft Heinz to renew support for Student Co-Op

The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation announces a $20,000 combined donation from Kroger and Kraft Heinz to renew support of the Virginia Western Student Co-Op fueled by Kroger. The Student Co-Op, which launched on campus in Fall Semester 2019, is aimed at eliminating student...
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Nursing faculty earn national distinction

Six Virginia Western faculty members have earned the designation of Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), one of the highest distinctions for a nurse educator.
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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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Educational Foundation awards Innovation Grants

The Virginia Western Educational Foundation awarded nearly $24,000 to six Virginia Western faculty and staff members to support innovative initiatives designed to positively impact student success and advance novel ideas.  This year’s awardees received between $500-$7,200 apiece to fund their initiatives. The Educational Foundation’s Innovation...
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Virginia Western presents 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award to Tony Pearman

The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation recognizes Tony Pearman (’10), President and CEO of Access Advertising and Public Relations, with its 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award.  Pearman first attended Virginia Western in 1998, later returning for additional coursework in 2008 and 2010.  Virginia Western’s Distinguished...
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Virginia Western presents 2020 Community College Impact Award to Kroger

The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation presented the 2020 Community College Impact Award to Kroger, in recognition of its monetary and gift in-kind support to advance the fight against student food insecurity. The award was to have been presented publicly on March 25, 2020,...
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Educational Foundation announces Spring scholarship recipients

The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation announces that it awarded $137,395 in scholarships to 83 students enrolled in the Spring Semester 2020 at Virginia Western Community College. Applications are being accepted for Fall Semester 2020 scholarships through May 3, 2020. Students are eligible for...
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Photos from the Virginia Western Chili Cook-Off and Cookie Bake-Off March 9

For more details, see “Winners of Virginia Western Chili Cook-Off and Cookie Bake-Off announced.”
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