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Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

  College was something Geneva Garrett dreamt about but for one reason or another always felt out of reach. When the doors to the company where she spent a 30 year career closed in 2011, Garrett had no luck finding employment in her hometown of Bristol Virginia.   Searching for help, Garrett reached out to the Virginia […]

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Posted on Monday, August 3, 2015

BRCC Professor Uses Grant to Help Bridge Cultural Divide

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

“Three from Iraq” is not the kind of documentary that’s full of action sequences and a rocking soundtrack. But then, it’s not supposed to be. Instead, it’s a very informal on-the-couch interview with three Iraqi women, all former Blue Ridge Community College students, who talk about the lives they’re living now and the ones they […]

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Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

College Transforms Crossman

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Kelsie Crossman began studying at Patrick Henry Community College’s (PHCC) Middle College program in the summer of 2013 with the goal of getting her GED certificate. Crossman excelled in the community college environment, receiving her GED, Career Readiness Certificate at a gold level and an associate degree in science this past May. Homeschooled for much […]

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Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Take Five with New WCC President Dr. Dean Sprinkle

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Formerly the senior vice president of instruction at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC, Dr. Sprinkle holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, a master’s in clinical psychology from Western Carolina University, a bachelor’s from North Carolina State University and an associate degree from Lees McRae College in Banner Elk, NC. He […]

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Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Power of Community College Coaching

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 3 comments.

When Margaret Surber stepped on to the Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC) campus for the first time, she felt like a “grey-headed women among a bunch of teeny boppers.” “It was a nightmare,” she said. “It was overwhelming to me.” For more than 37 years, Surber went to work at the same North Carolina chemical plant, […]

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Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015

5th class of Valley Proteins Fellows begins scholarship and leadership program

Posted By Susan Hayden | 2 comments.

The 5th class of Valley Proteins Fellows began its year this week with a leadership program and orientation to the year-long fellowship. The most prestigious scholarship awarded by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, the program helps promising second-year students pursue their academic goals and strengthen their leadership skills.  Nine students are participating this […]

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Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Former Educator Inducted into CTE Hall of Fame

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

Members of the academic and workforce community recently gathered for the annual Virginia Career and Technical Education Creating Excellence Awards. The awards are given to institutions who promote best practices in education and recognize exemplary contributions to Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. During the program, Mr. Harvey Crone, former director of the CCWA, was […]

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