Virginia Western Community College students to connect with NASA astronauts on space station

February 10 event will include live Q&A via Earth-to-space question-and-answer session. ROANOKE — Virginia Western Community College has been awarded an In-Flight Education Downlink from NASA, providing a unique experience connecting students with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei During… Continue Reading Virginia Western Community College students to connect with NASA astronauts on space station
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Virginia Western seeks nominations for 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award

ROANOKE – The Virginia Western Community College Alumni Association is calling for nominations for its 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award. The annual recipient or recipients will receive the award at a special Scholarship Awards Ceremony in the spring, and a plaque will be placed on the… Continue Reading Virginia Western seeks nominations for 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award
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Belton joins Virginia Western Educational Foundation Board of Directors

Kenneth Belton has joined the Board of Directors of the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation. Kenneth “Kenny” Belton Belton is owner of Your Church Partner, LLC, and is a Roanoke College alumnus now serving on the college’s Board of Trustees. The volunteer Board of… Continue Reading Belton joins Virginia Western Educational Foundation Board of Directors
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Back in Business – 2022 Bright Ideas Innovation Grant Application is Open!

The Virginia Western Educational Foundation is pleased to announce that its Bright Ideas Innovation Grants program for faculty and staff is returning for 2022. The application is now open for Virginia Western faculty (full-time and adjunct) and staff to apply for grants up to $10,000 for their… Continue Reading Back in Business – 2022 Bright Ideas Innovation Grant Application is Open!
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New funding helps Virginia Western students pursue technology certifications

(This story appeared in the Winter 2022 edition of IMPACT magazine, published annually by the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation.) By Karenna Glover Amazon’s second headquarters (HQ2) has already started bringing an influx of new jobs to Northern Virginia. It’s also made more money available… Continue Reading New funding helps Virginia Western students pursue technology certifications
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Virginia Western’s new Agriculture Program is stocked with potential

(This story appeared in the Winter 2022 edition of IMPACT magazine, published annually by the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation.) By Karenna Glover For most of his senior year, Andrew Tuck was planning for his next chapter — starting college at Virginia Tech. Throughout his… Continue Reading Virginia Western’s new Agriculture Program is stocked with potential
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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… Continue Reading COVID-19: Virginia Western answers call to serve
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Virginia Western tutoring services morph into hybrid setting

(This story appeared in the Winter 2022 edition of IMPACT magazine, published annually by the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation.) By Karenna Glover When the pandemic first started during the spring semester of 2020, Virginia Western Community College’s tutoring center abruptly shifted online. Within a… Continue Reading Virginia Western tutoring services morph into hybrid setting
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Virginia Western’s Community Arboretum serves a living laboratory for students and community

(This story appeared in the Winter 2022 edition of IMPACT magazine, published annually by the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation.) By Karenna Glover Virginia Western’s Community Arboretum serves as a living laboratory for the school’s horticulture students. Students spend hours walking the gardens as they… Continue Reading Virginia Western’s Community Arboretum serves a living laboratory for students and community
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Virginia Western nurtures green-collar workforce

(This story appeared in the Winter 2022 edition of IMPACT magazine, published annually by the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation.) By Karenna Glover Sean Beckner’s voice cracks when he talks about the time he interviewed for a job at a corporate lawn care company and… Continue Reading Virginia Western nurtures green-collar workforce
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