Virginia Western Community College launches in-demand Physical Therapy Assistant program in fall 2022

Over the next several years, Virginia Western Community College will launch three healthcare programs formerly offered by Radford University Carilion (RUC) to provide continuity for students and continue to feed the talent pipeline for these in-demand fields. When the fall semester starts Aug. 22, the...
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Body Pump and lunchtime workouts at the Fitness Center

Looking for a lunchtime workout? Starting this semester, the Fitness Center will offer free lunchtime classes open to students, faculty and staff. Les Mills Body Pump will be offered every Wednesday starting August 24 from noon to 12:45 p.m., taught by Carole Tarrant. Body Pump...
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Want to represent Virginia Western in the community?

Virginia Western will have outreach tables at two major community events this fall: Olde Salem Days on Saturday, Sept. 10, and the Henry Street Heritage Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17. If you’d like to help represent the College at these events, contact Sandy Shelton (
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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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State Board for Community Colleges May Consider 2022-23 Tuition and Fees at July Meeting

In accordance with Section 23.1-307 (D) of the Code of Virginia, the State Board for Community Colleges provides notice that it may consider tuition and mandatory fee increases for Virginia’s Community Colleges, effective fall 2022, at 9 a.m. on July 21, 2022, at the Virginia...
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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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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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