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When Maysville’s Danielle Nettles stepped across the stage at her college Commencement last May to receive her diploma, she joined some 35 other graduates of Eastern WV Community and Technical College who have earned the associate degree in Wind Energy Turbine Technology since the program opened in 2010 — and became only the second woman to do. With that training part of her skill set, her diploma can open new job possibilities for her in the new economy.
Three years ago, Petersburg’s Denese Harold kept her husband of 23 years company when, four decades distant from any classroom learning, he decided to strengthen his job-market credentials and returned to study for his high school equivalency diploma through Adult Basic Education (A. B.E.) in Moorefield.
Beyond the skills and knowledge they acquired at Eastern, a mother-and-daughter duo of graduates came to new recognitions of their interests, abilities, and goals, and new understandings about their own future possibilities.
Eighty students from the Potomac Highlands earned spring semester 2016 academic honors at Eastern WV Community and Technical College. Thirty-two students received President’s List honors by earning a 4.0 cumulative grade-point-average (GPA) while carrying at least 12 credit-hours. Another forty-eight students made the Dean’s List by achieving a minimum 3.5 GPA with at least 9 credit-hours.
Fourteen Potomac Highlands graduating student nurses received special dedicatory pins from their three nurse instructors last month at Eastern WV Community and Technical College’s third Nurse Pinning ceremony.
Rising CMT artist Courtney Cole will bring her unique musical style to the Potomac Highlands on May 20 for a free concert. The concert is presented by Eastern WV Community and Technical College and CMT’s Empowering Education initiative, which aims to inspire viewers to further their education.
For the first time ever, West Virginians are now participating in a scholarship-funded, nationwide small business growth and jobs-creation program run by an international banking colossus in partnership with the nation’s top business college.
With a line-up of family-friendly activities for the youngsters, and a unique assortment of vendors and products for home and family, the fifth annual, free admission Spring Extravaganza returns to the Potomac Highlands April 30. The fun starts at 10:00 in the morning and runs to 2:00 pm in Moorefield on the grounds of Eastern WV Community and Technical College at 316 Eastern Drive, just off Corridor H’s mile marker 107.6, two miles east of Route 220.
A grey and drizzly sky did not dampen or diminish the pride and joy of their families and friends, as 121 students received recognition for outstanding college achievements March 13. Eastern WV Community and Technical College’s annual Founders Day Awards & Recognition Ceremony at Moorefield’s South Branch Inn also celebrated its 2016 Founders Day Award winner, Penny Reardon, and honored American Woodmark as an Active Partner in Educational Excellence (APEX).
The first annual Eastern Film Festival, scheduled for Friday April 22, invites all student and community aspiring film/video makers to submit their five-minute (or less) creations for public screening. The free Festival, open-to-the-public and sponsored by the student Eastern Arts Society, welcomes all film and video formats that are viewable on a computer screen, including smartphone productions.