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Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Baliles support and leadership continues to boost community colleges across rural Virginia

Posted By Jim Babb | 1 comment.

Editor’s note: In late September, the family of former Virginia governor Gerald Baliles announced that, after a four-year battle with cancer, Baliles had entered a palliative care program. Newspaper editorials across the state praised the 79-year-old Democrat as one of modern Virginia’s most consequential governors, best known for marshalling support for major transportation improvements and […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

“There are no bucket trucks in Cameroon” – New Virginian trains for power line worker credentials at SVCC

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Born in the central African nation of Cameroon, Terrence Song’s native language is French. So, he admits understanding English with a Southern American accent can be a challenge. His secret: tilt his head and listen hard. Immigrating to the U.S. almost three years ago, Song plans to earn his U.S. citizenship. Currently a resident of […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

College Success Coach Initiative Opens Doors and Helps Students Succeed

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

College Success Coach Initiative Opens Doors and Helps Students Succeed Submitted by Amanda Christopher, workforce communications coordinator, Virginia’s Community Colleges Melanie Harber always dreamt about going to college but it wasn’t until age 34 that she woke up one day and decided to make it happen. She enrolled in online courses at Mountain Empire Community College […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

MECC Joins Pledge to Assist Entrepreneurs

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

Submitted by Amy Greear, Interim Director for Institutional Advancement, Mountain Empire Community College Mountain Empire Community College (MECC) recently pledged to join the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) in promoting and assisting entrepreneurial opportunities in Southwest Virginia. The college joined Big Sandy Community College in Pikeville, Kentucky, in signing the NACCE’s Presidents for […]

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Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Take Five with New River Community College President Pat Huber

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 2 comments.

1.  You’re approaching your first anniversary as president of NRCC. How’s it going so far? You might say I have a biased perspective, but I think things are going well. I am really enjoying the work along with different and new challenges and opportunities. I stay busy, busy, busy and enjoy the variety of activities. […]

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Posted on Friday, March 9, 2018

Take Five with PDCCC President Dan Lufkin

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

1. What is the biggest challenge you’ve encountered since becoming president of PDCCC?   Although there are many challenges associated with being a new president, such as balancing time between family and work; producing more with less; and managing priorities of the College, I find that the toughest challenge is serving the disparate needs of the […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

WCG Student Round Up: A Decorated Combat Veteran Reaps the Benefits of the Workforce Credentials Grant Program

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 1 comment.

Thirty seven-year old Nate Humphrey (a.k.a., “grandpa”) isn’t just strong, he’s physically imposing, too. And the expression on his face is one that could best be described as a standing invitation to “bring it.” It’s the kind of countenance a man wears after seven grueling combat deployments, including one each in Iraq and Afghanistan. Truth […]

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Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017

A Different Kind of Summer Camp for Girls

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Scores of middle school girls will be exercising their intellectual muscles this summer at Paul D. Camp and Patrick Henry Community Colleges. The two community colleges were selected along with three others in Iowa and Tennessee to take part in a pilot project designed to encourage girls from rural America to give STEM careers a […]

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Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016

Southside Man Leverages Training Program to Energize Promising New Career

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Luke Storey has always been something of a ranch hand. Growing up in Southside Virginia, he’s worked the fields and farms that crisscross this rural landscape and become a bit of an agricultural expert in the process. There hasn’t been much else to do. Job opportunities have historically been relatively scarce in this neck of […]

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Posted on Thursday, June 9, 2016

Inaugural SVCC class launches students into ‘higher education’

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A Lineman — More than a Job, It’s a Lifestyle Story and Photos by Bill Sherrod, Editor of Cooperative Living Magazine *Article republished with permission Students in the inaugural class of Southside Virginia Community College’s (SVCC) new Power Line Worker Training School have finished the first phase of their higher education. Literally.  Class members, who completed the course May 12, spent […]

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