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Winners of Virginia Western Chili Cook-Off and Cookie Bake-Off announced

Congratulations to these winners of the Virginia Western Chili Cook-Off and Cookie Bake-Off. The March 9 event raised nearly $700 to benefit the Virginia Western Student Food Co-Op, Fueled by Kroger: Ladles & Linens door prize: Marla MookSweepstakes prize of 50-inch TV, donated by Kroger: Gayle ClaryNon-traditional...
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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...
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Fralin Futures scholarship recipients tour Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Virginia Western Community College students who received the first-ever Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship were invited to tour the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC on Nov. 22, 2019. Executive Director Dr. Michael J. Friedlander met with the students and described the Research Institute’s target areas...
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Student spotlight: Showing the courage to step off the edge

(Published in the Winter 2020 Edition of IMPACT magazine, a publication of the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation.) As a 10th-grade English teacher at Cave Spring High School, Colleen Morrison enjoys every chance to encourage and inspire her students. However, she’s noticed that some...
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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...
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New STEM Building is a hub of collaboration

(Published in the Winter 2020 Edition of IMPACT magazine, a publication of the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation.) By Karenna Glover Returning students in the STEM program at Virginia Western Community College didn’t recognize their learning space when classes began in Fall 2019. The...
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Investing in their futures

A new Virginia Western scholarship program aims to address unforeseen life events that can derail students’ success as they approach the finish line to graduation. (Published in the Winter 2020 Edition of IMPACT magazine, a publication of the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation.) By...
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Why I Give to Virginia Western: A Q&A with William Farrell, President of Berglund Automotive Group

(Published in the Winter 2020 Edition of IMPACT magazine, a publication of the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation.) In 2018, William J. Farrell II, president of the Berglund Automotive Group, established the Farrell Family Fund at the Virginia Western Educational Foundation. Farrell joined the Foundation’s...
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Foundation announces Fall 2019 scholarship recipients

The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation announces that it awarded 94 scholarships to students attending the Fall Semester 2019 at Virginia Western Community College. Recipient Locality Fall 2019 Award(s) Raegan Glenn Augusta County Orrin Clifton Annual Scholarship & Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation Endowed...
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Educational Foundation announces CCAP students for 2019-20

Virginia Western’s Community College Access Program (CCAP) is making college possible this fall for 440 recent graduates of Roanoke Valley high schools. The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation, a nonprofit affiliated with Virginia Western Community College, raises support for CCAP through a public/private funding...
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