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Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Mountain Empire Community College Instructor Leads Community College Drone Education in VA

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Life can take you on interesting paths that you never imagined. Just ask Mountain Empire Community College (MECC) instructor Fred Coeburn who has found himself in the middle of nationwide buzz surrounding Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as “drones.” Coeburn is part of a movement that is quickly putting Wise County, Virginia on the […]

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Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

VCCS Includes RVHI in State Budget Request

Posted By Jeffrey Kraus | 0 comments.

Virginia’s Community Colleges are asking state budget writers to include some matching money for the Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative. The request is part of the overall budget plan pursued by the VCCS. The RVHI proposal is for $2 million over the two-year budget. That plan was presented in August to a collection of state leaders […]

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Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tapping the Power of Rural Virginia

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Like so many boomers, thousands of power-line workers are getting ready to pull the plug. Their professional careers are nearing an end and they’re ready to embrace retirement. But, who will replace them? When the economy tanked in 2008, many Virginians looked to technology as the quickest way to expand their skill set and increase […]

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Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015

Patrick Henry to observe moment of silence Aug. 31 for Alison Parker

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

The Patrick Henry Community College community is sponsoring a moment of silence today at 12:15 p.m. in memory of Alison Bailey Parker, who was killed last week on the job as a broadcast journalist for WDBJ7 in Roanoke.  Parker had an associate’s degree from Patrick Henry that she earned in 2009 as a dual enrollment […]

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Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2015

ON-THE-JOB TRAINING LEADS TO BRIGHT NEW CAREER

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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