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Beginning fall 2016, Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College transfer students who meet academic criteria will be guaranteed admission to West Virginia University, thanks to a Guaranteed Admissions Agreement signed by the institutions.
One hundred thirteen students from six Potomac Highlands counties achieved Merit List recognition last fall semester at Eastern WV Community and Technical College. To make the list, students must earn a minimum 3.25 grade percentage while taking at least six hours of college credit.
Sixty-one students from the Potomac Highlands and surrounding areas earned academic honors at Eastern WV Community and Technical College for fall semester 2015. With a 4.0 cumulative grade-point-average (GPA) while carrying at least 12 credit-hours, twenty-two students received President’s List honors. Thirty-nine students made the Dean’s List, by achieving a minimum 3.5 GPA with at least 9 credit-hours.
“Nearly 60 percent of the jobs we’re creating in West Virginia will require at least a two-year degree," WV Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and state superintendent of schools Dr. Michael Martirano reported in a column they issued just before the December holidays.
Beginning this spring semester, a new, 24-hour tutoring service that covers a wide variety of classroom subjects will provide a power boost to the learning success of students enrolled at Eastern WV Community and Technical College. Free of charge to all Eastern students, ‘Tutor.com’ assists more than 1.2 million worldwide users each year.
As registration for the spring 2016 semester picks up speed at Eastern WV Community and Technical College, recent studies show that an associate degree can offer knowledge and skills that bring its holder higher wages than a bachelor degree, and for less cost.
On Saturday afternoon, January 9th, in Petersburg, “Basic Training for Fractional to 1 HP Electrical Motors” will provide ready-to-understand solutions to small electric motor maintenance and repair.
A recent Dominion Foundation grant to Eastern WV Community and Technical College will support a student agricultural project at the college’s New Biz Launchpad in Wardensville. The $10-thousand Higher Education Partnership grant will fund equipment purchases for the Launchpad’s Maker Lab where the students will learn by doing
Eastern WV Community and Technical has earned distinction as a Military Friendly® School again for 2016. Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds, and publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse, included the local college in its new 2016 list of Military Friendly® Schools announced November 5.
A nationally-accredited nursing program in the Potomac Highlands is accepting applications through February 1, 2016 from area residents interested in studying nursing. The program prepares graduates for a career as a Registered Nurse (RN). Eastern WV Community and Technical College will admit 20 students to its nursing class of 2018, with courses starting in the fall semester of 2016.