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Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014

Navy Veteran Offers Copious Amounts of Praise for Reynolds Community College

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Before she became a student, Tiwana Simon was a sailor. She spent six years in the Navy circumnavigating the globe. With the exception of the Indian Ocean, she has traversed every sea and walked on just about every continent. “My favorite places were Africa, São Tomé, and Japan – Japan because it was so peaceful. […]

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Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014

Self-Styled “Country Boy” Sees NRCC as Springboard to Career in Manufacturing

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When Dustin Dishon speaks, his accent betrays him. You quickly realize that the New River valley is his home; the rolling hills that help distinguish this rural landscape from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Cumberland Mountains to the west are his backyard.   “I grew up on a farm (in Pulaski […]

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Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 6

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

It has been an interesting and challenging week! More snow and ice led to the Governor’s declaration of a state of emergency, and the rescheduling of the February 12 legislative reception until February 26. This week’s and last week’s combined snow caused nine colleges to cancel their planned visits to Richmond over the last two […]

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Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

PHCC Softball Player Pitches Community Colleges to State Lawmakers

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To say Samantha Barton is underhanded would be an accurate statement.    The 20-year old Botetourt County native is a pitcher for the PHCC women’s softball team. She knows how to bring it. Her fastball clocks in at around 60 m.p.h. Barton is fast with the praise too, especially when it comes to the instructional […]

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Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014

GCC Student Urges Lawmakers to Keep the Dollars Flowing

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The first thing you notice when you meet Qarahn (pronounced Kur-ron) Anbiya is that he’s very articulate. Words seem to flow effortlessly from his mouth. And he likes to talk – a lot. By his own admission, Anbiya is very “social.” “I love to be outgoing. I just like to get out there and meet people,” […]

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Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014

For MECC Student, Opportunity is Only a Keystroke Away

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20-year old Kayla Miller readily acknowledges her good fortune. The second-year student at MECC will be able to get her associate’s degree then transfer to UVA Wise to pursue her bachelor’s without taking out a loan or spending a dime of her own money (or her parents’) on tuition, thanks to the college’s AIMS scholarship […]

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Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 3

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Chancellor  Addresses Education Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee Chancellor Glenn DuBois made a dynamic presentation before the Education Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, January 21.  DuBois highlighted the challenges faced by Virginia to replace and train workers in high-demand professions, the Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative, the need for new and renovated […]

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Posted on Sunday, January 26, 2014

BRCC Student Juggles Multiple Commitments to Achieve Career Goal

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Josh Abshire is built like a tank.  Although he’s never played football, people automatically assume he has because of his imposing size (6’1”, 275 pounds).  If you were a running back, you’d definitely want him clearing a path for you.  But Abshire is laying the foundation for a different sort of career far away from […]

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Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2014

Military Experience Helps Former Soldier Take Aim at Career

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You’ve just spent eight years in the U.S. Army. So, what do you do now?       A.   Take a few odd-jobs and blend into society        B.   Leverage your military skills and experience and jump headlong into a professional career        C.   Further your education If you’re Calvin Linnette, you select option A.  […]

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Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014

Anne Holton: A Profile in Leadership

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“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” ― John C. Maxwell Anne Holton influenced many lives as director of the Great Expectations (GE) program while dispensing copious amounts of hope to scores of foster youth around Virginia. Since joining the organization in early 2013, Holton led fundraising efforts […]

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