Community News & Events:
On a cool, bright, early spring day that promised weeks of sunshine ahead, more than 100 family, friends and college staff packed the conference room in Moorefield’s South Branch Inn last month to celebrate and honor the college accomplishments of area students.
On behalf of Shell Wind Energy, David Myers, the NEDPower operations manager at Mt. Storm, presents a grant of $2-thousand to Charles ‘Skip’ Landes, the Wind Energy Technology Training instructor at Eastern WV Community and Technical College. Eastern will use the funds to provide safety training for program students learning to climb wind turbines.
A poem that wrests hard-won hope and hints of redemption from the midst of chaos and violence earned a Potomac Highlands college instructor ‘Top 12’ performance honors at the Bridgewater College International Poetry Festival in Virginia last month.
This past fall, Amy Stankwich student-taught five days a week in Robert Nixon’s fifth grade classroom at Slanesville Elementary in Hampshire County. In December, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, K-6.
To celebrate Black History Month, world-renowned actress, musician and story-teller Ilene Evans will bring a free lunch-and-learn return engagement of her one-woman show, General Moses: Stories from the Life of Harriet Tubman to Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College, at 316 Eastern Drive in Moorefield.
For business owners, and people interested in starting-up or learning about Bushiness, Eastern WV Community and Technical College is offering focused explorations of Special Topics of Interest In Business this month on its main campus, at 316 Eastern Drive in Moorefield.
Seventy-five students from the Potomac Highlands and the surrounding area earned academic honors at Eastern WV Community and Technical College for fall semester 2014. With a 4.0 cumulative grade-point-average (GPA) while carrying at least 12 credit-hours, twenty-four students received President’s List honors. Fifty-one students made the Dean’s List, by achieving a minimum 3.5 GPA with at least 9 credit-hours.
An international scholars’ nursing and healthcare learning tour of China last summer brought new professional insights and cultural discoveries to a Maysville registered nurse who took part. Heather Thorne, who works locally as a registered nurse, visited with medical professionals at Chinese hospitals and universities and observed how nurses in China do their jobs. The tour also let her marvel at famous tourist sites and taste everyday Chinese customs, in dining, shopping and living conditions.
Moorefield resident Ryan Zirk, who is quietly building a local reputation as a talented artist, recently donated his painting “Art Matters” to his college. A portrait of an eagle, the painting represents the first ever oil-on-canvas interpretation of Eastern WV Community and Technical College’s new official mascot.
Think a business can’t start at a community college? Think again. In honor of Global Entrepreneurship November 17 through 23, Eastern WV Community and Technical College announced several initiatives it is launching to help spur new businesses, economic development and entrepreneurship.