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Virginia Western Community College to host free family movie nights in Community Arboretum

Virginia Western Community College will host a series of free family movies nights in its Community Arboretum starting July 23 with a showing of the 2013 animated film, “Epic.” Based on William Joyce’s 1996 children’s book, “The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs,” the...
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Virginia Western Community College acquires virtual technology to train future radiologists

Virginia Western Community College has purchased a new state-of-the-art virtual technology to prepare students to deliver life-saving cancer treatments. The Virtual Environment Radiation Trainer (VERT), purchased this year using pandemic relief funding, creates a virtual radiation lab environment where students can practice skills and complete...
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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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2022 Commencement Speaker: Vera Morton

The following is the speech delivered by Virginia Western student Vera Morton during the 2022 Commencement on May 13, 2022, at the Berglund Center: WATCH THE VIDEO: Vera Morton – YouTube Good evening, President Sandel, Virginia Western Faculty, guests, family, friends, and my peers —...
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Virginia Western student awarded prestigious community college transfer scholarship

Lukas Havenstein, a student at Virginia Western Community College, is one of 100 recipients of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s prestigious Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The highly competitive national scholarship will provide Havenstein with up to $55,000 a year to complete his bachelor’s degree. Havenstein is...
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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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Students at Virginia Western Community College create campus replica in Minecraft

Project helped gaming club members transition back to campus Virginia Western Community College has a new campus location – this one in the gaming world of Minecraft. Student members of the Gaming Club developed the idea and began construction of the virtual campus during the...
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Chancellor is keynote speaker at Virginia Western Community College’s in-person commencement May 13

Event returns to Berglund Center after two-year pandemic hiatus ROANOKE — Virginia Western Community College will hold its graduation ceremony May 13 at the Berglund Center, its first in-person commencement after a two-year pause because of the pandemic. The ceremony, which will honor graduates from...
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Virginia Western Engineering Professor Dr. Rick Clark receives 2022 Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Richard L. “Rick” Clark Jr., Engineering professor at Virginia Western Community College, received the Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence April 6 at the VCCS New Horizons Conference at the Hotel Roanoke. The award is given annually to one teaching faculty member in the Virginia...
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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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