Community News & Events:
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.
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.
Many adults have acquired a wealth of experience and learning through their lives, and some of that prior learning experience may apply towards credits for a college degree. To explore how to earn such learning credit, come to a free workshop November 12, beginning at 6:00 pm, at Eastern WV Community and Technical College in Moorefield.
Evening classes that will start in November are forming now at the Cutting Edge Hair Design School in Petersburg to prepare adult learners for the WV state hairstylist exam and licensure.
Two computers donated by Eastern WV Community and Technical College now allow Wardensville Community Library users direct and dedicated access to the college’s online courses. To allow clients more flexibility in scheduling course attendance, the Library has also extended its hours.
More than 40 area residents expressed their views about how to improve conditions for small businesses and entrepreneurs to a bi-partisan panel of eight state legislators. Visiting Easern September 25, the panel included local delegates Allen Evans, Gary Howell and Isaac Sponaugle, as well as Senator Bob Williams.
A $4,450 ‘Diversity for Equity’ grant will sponsor a series of interactive theatrical presentations in Moorefield that focus on Appalachian-American and African-American culture. Planned for this fall and next spring, the activities at Eastern WV Community and Technical College, aim to increase awareness of cultural diversity on campus and in the community as they promote equal access to higher education opportunities.