Community News & Events:
Monday, March 10 is the LAST DAY to apply for Spring 2014 graduation!
If you are planning to graduate this May, see your adviser, or Dean of Admissions Monica Wilson, or pick up a graduation application at the front desk.
A new hair-styling clinic offering economical trims, cuts and services will open its doors to the public Saturday March 1, in Petersburg. The Cutting Edge Student Clinic, located at the South Branch Career and Technical Center, 401 Pierpont Street, will cater to clients both as walk-ins and by-appointment.
The Friends of Lost River Arts cordially invites artists, and anyone interested in the arts, to explore ideas to enliven our arts community in and around Lost River at an open Town Hall Meeting conversation Saturday, March 22, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at the Lost River Guest House Bar & Restaurant, 288 Settlers Valley Way, Lost River.
A February 21 workshop in the “Basics of iPad” launches a series of free skills learning workshops for adults this spring semester, offered by the Adult Basic Education (A.B.E.) program of Hardy and Grant Counties. Led by A.B.E. instructor Amanda Barger, the “Basic iPad” session will meet from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, at Eastern’s Technology Center, 150 Providence Lane, Petersburg, near the Grant County airport.
Nicole Yurcaba, an English instructor at Eastern WV Community and Technical College, will read her poems and sign her books at a Lost River Trading Post poetry presentation February 23, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Dr. Stan Galloway, an English professor at Bridgewater College, will join her as a presenter.
Twenty-seven students at Eastern WV Community & Technical College earned President’s List honors during the fall 2013 semester, while another 34 made the Dean’s List.
President’s List honorees, who each scored a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average (CPA) while carrying at least 12 credit-hours, included 11 students from Hardy County, eight from Grant, five from Pendleton, and one each from Hampshire, Mineral and Tucker counties.
After being recognized last year as the 21st fastest-growing community college nationwide, Eastern WV Community and Technical College achieved a record high enrollment again this fall.
“Registration for spring semester moves into full throttle January 2, 2014, and will remain open through Friday, January 10,” said Monica Wilson, Eastern’s associate director of admissions.
On October, 31, 2013, Eastern WV Community and Technical College hosted the 15th performance of Revelations, a theatrical presentation about Appalachian resiliency in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people, written and produced by folklorist Carrie Nobel Kline. The play explores what it’s like for LGBT West Virginians growing up and living in Appalachia. Nearly 50 people attended the staged reading, including students and members from the community, and many participated in the thoughtful and insightful open forum discussion following the presentation.
A statewide association of financial aid professionals has elected Amanda Sites, director of financial aid at Eastern WV Community and Technical College, as president of the West Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WVASFAA).
State college educators named Eastern WV Community and Technical College’s Kimbra Chirchirillo a ‘2013 Outstanding Contributor to Community College Education’ at an annual conference October 24 in Bridgeport. Honored by the WV Community College Association (WVCCA) for her thoughtful, compassionate and personal involvement with students over many years, Chirchirillo “is the epitome of the ideal staff person in a small college,” noted Eleanor Berg, Eastern’s nursing program director.