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Posted on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Big Stone Gap: A Love Letter to Southwest Virginia

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Winding mountain roads, sounds of bluegrass music, ubiquitous coal mines, lifelong friendships and buttermilk biscuits. Big Stone Gap is a story beaming with Virginia pride. Adriana Trigiani, herself a Big Stone Gap native, penned the best-selling novel and directed the movie. In an interview with Jeff Wilson at the Phoenix Film Festival, Trigiani described the […]

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Posted on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Martinsville Man Creating Bright Future at Patrick Henry Community College

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Dontra Penn is in the process of transforming his life. Expected to graduate in May with an associate’s degree in industrial electronics from Patrick Henry Community College and begin a job in the high-demand field of mechatronics, Penn’s sole focus is on providing a secure future for his family. Penn will tell you that his […]

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Posted on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Horseshoe Spotlight: Dabney S. Lancaster Community College

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When the Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative was getting off the ground in 2014, Dr. John Rainone, president of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College (DSLCC), was one of the first of the college presidents wanting to get on board. Established in 1962, DSLCC is a small school whose faculty to student ratio is a noteworthy 15:1; […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Rural Horseshoe gets support from two governors

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

RVHI-Mansion

  The Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative received some high powered attention this month when stakeholders from throughout the region were invited to the Governor’s Mansion to discuss the future of Virginia’s most educationally disadvantaged citizens. Former Governor Gerald L. Baliles, who has chaired the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education for the past two years, […]

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Posted on Monday, September 28, 2015

Virginia’s Community Colleges and VMA Team Up to Create New Generation of Manufacturing Professionals in Rural Virginia

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The future of Virginia’s manufacturing community is critical to the viability of the commonwealth, with 6,000 manufacturers employing more than 200,000 people and contributing $34 billion to the state’s gross national product. A two-year Tobacco Commission grant is paving the way for the Virginia Manufacturing Association (VMA) and the Virginia Community College System to ensure […]

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Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

STEM Student Uses Rural Horseshoe Community College As Stepping Stone

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Keegan Fry is a smart, hardworking young man, focused on a single goal – to begin Drexel University next fall. He hopes to achieve this goal through the help of scholarships, grants, and maybe just a little good luck. Fry is the son of an American-born father and a Thai mother who speaks English as […]

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Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Take Five with Kent Farmer: Energizing Virginia’s Rural Horseshoe

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Kent Farmer is president and CEO of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative which provides electric service to over 160,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. A 2015 recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy, Farmer has been a key supporter of the Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative – a 10-year project that’s designed to raise educational attainment […]

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Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Financial Aid for Non-Credit Training Leading to Industry-Recognized Credentials

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At the August 2014 Chancellor’s Annual Planning Retreat, Dr. Glenn DuBois unveiled the newly proposed strategic plan that will help Virginia’s Community Colleges focus on one goal through 2021: tripling the number of credentials awarded for economic vitality and individual prosperity. The plan contains the single goal, to go from awarding 38,000 credentials to no […]

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Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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

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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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