News from Virginia Western

VWCC chef named to ACF Culinary Team USA

The American Culinary Federation (ACF) recently announced that Virginia Western’s Ted Polfelt, CEC, CCA, AAC, will be a member of the ACF Culinary Team USA 2024. After three rigorous rounds of tryouts, Polfelt was chosen to compete with the team at the 2022 Culinary World...
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Fab Lab partners with Carilion Clinic, manufacturing PPE devices to help COVID-19 fight

Virginia Western Community College recently completed a project with Carilion Clinic to manufacture PPE devices to help protect healthcare providers in the Roanoke Region during the COVID-19 pandemic. College employees and students collaborated in the STEM Building’s Fab Lab to 3D print almost 600 devices that...
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State Board holds line on tuition/fees

The State Board for Community Colleges, by a unanimous vote, elected to maintain the current in-state tuition and mandatory fees for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Board’s decision means tuition will remain at today’s rate of $154 per credit hour – keeping community college tuition...
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Local Advisory Board and Finance Committee meetings scheduled for May

Virginia Western Community College’s Local Advisory Board will hold an electronic meeting to conduct regular business at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2020, in accordance with § 2.2-3708.2 of the Code of Virginia and Chapter 1283 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly. The Finance...
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Local agriculture leader recognized with Virginia Western’s 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award

ROANOKE – The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation announced that Mary Catherine (Kate) Lawrence has received the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award. Lawrence is Botetourt County’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent for the Virginia Cooperative Extension. She took classes at Virginia Western between 2005 and 2008.  The Distinguished Alumni...
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