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Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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

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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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Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tapping the Power of Rural Virginia

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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 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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