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Educational Foundation Innovation Grant builds community connections in Northwest Roanoke

By Karenna Glover Cheryl Hilton considers two places home, and her hope in 2020 was to bring those homes closer together. Not physically, per se, but for each of her homes to have a larger footprint in the other. Northwest Roanoke, specifically the community in… Continue Reading Educational Foundation Innovation Grant builds community connections in Northwest Roanoke

Vera Morton: Redeeming an early educational injustice with support at Virginia Western

By Karenna Glover When Vera Morton walked across the Berglund Center stage and received her diploma at Virginia Western’s spring 2022 commencement, her age wasn’t the only thing remarkable about her. Morton, 67, earned her Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from the College… Continue Reading Vera Morton: Redeeming an early educational injustice with support at Virginia Western

Cynthia Carter Willis: Member of Virginia Western’s inaugural nursing class eventually finds her niche in the OR

By Beth JoJack Fifty years ago, leaders at Virginia Western Community College welcomed the first cohort of nursing students. About 30 individuals enrolled in the new, two-year program, including Cynthia Carter Willis. At age 16, she was the program’s youngest student when classes began for… Continue Reading Cynthia Carter Willis: Member of Virginia Western’s inaugural nursing class eventually finds her niche in the OR

Celebrating a half-century of nursing at Virginia Western

By Beth JoJack Nursing education has evolved mightily since Virginia Western Community College launched its Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in nursing 50 years ago. That first cohort of nursing students, who began their studies in the fall semester of 1972, christened the College’s… Continue Reading Celebrating a half-century of nursing at Virginia Western

Blue Ridge Partnership for Health Sciences Careers helps Virginia Western students make connections

A student panel addresses attendees of the Health Sciences Career Advisory Conference hosted by the Blue Ridge Partnership for Health Sciences Careers at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institue at VTC on Oct. 20, 2022. Photo courtesy of Clayton Metz, Virginia Tech Students usually are the… Continue Reading Blue Ridge Partnership for Health Sciences Careers helps Virginia Western students make connections

Torc Robotics will bring autonomous-equipped tractor to campus Dec. 3 for Virginia Western students to visit during annual Autonomous Robotics Competition

Saturday, Dec. 3, is the 14th Annual VWCC Autonomous Robotics Competition, this year called “The Star Spangled Defender.” Sixteen robot teams from Virginia Western Community College and valley high schools will be shooting Nerf balls at invading British Man-of-War ships to protect Fort McHenry in a… Continue Reading Torc Robotics will bring autonomous-equipped tractor to campus Dec. 3 for Virginia Western students to visit during annual Autonomous Robotics Competition
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