Community News & Events:
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.
Learners can register for Eastern’s fall semester through August 15. Classes begin August 18. For more information about financial aid opportunities, programs of study and workforce training, call 304-434-8000, or toll-free: 877-982-2322. Or check the College’s website: ‘www.easternwv.edu’.
At Eastern WV Community and Technical College, area residents can learn the skills necessary for CNA and phlebotomy work. Depending on interest, Eastern will offer the trainings this fall in Keyser at the Mineral County Technical Center. The courses will prepare learners to earn certificates that mean ‘job-competent’ to employers.
A Petersburg grandmother received top honors as an “outstanding student” last month from one of the nation’s best-known online universities. American Public University named Cindy Alt one of only six Academic Scholars among more than 5,000 bachelor degree graduates in the class of 2014.
Seven Potomac Highlands graduating high school seniors won scholarships from Eastern WV Community and Technical College that will cover the school’s tuition costs and most student fees for one year.
The recipients include Wardensville’s Shyane Constable, Augusta’s Savannah Jenkins, Parsons’ Andrew Kisamore, Burlington’s Jacob Mellott, Moorefield’s Dillon Ruddle, Petersburg’s Robyn Shirk and Brandywine’s Salena Weese
New college graduates heard two classmates and a guest speaker encourage them last week to overcome fear, take advantage of opportunities and continue learning throughout life, as Eastern WV Community and Technical College held its 2014 Commencement ceremonies in Moorefield, May 10.
“Nurses are repeatedly recognized as the most trusted profession in the United States,” keynote speaker Susan Rogers (RN, MSN, FNP) told nineteen area nurse graduates, as they assembled last month in Moorefield for a pinning ceremony that recognized their successful completion of a two-year associate degree program in nursing.
A dreary day of rain did not deter some 50 devotees from dropping by the 2014 Annual Art Show at Eastern WV Community and Technical College, April 25, to discover and drink in the 50 works of art on display. Oil paintings, ink drawings, sketches, collages, sculptures, installations and more draped the College’s resource center from wall to wall, and did not disappoint.
Floods and fires, tornadoes and toxic spills — thankfully, such heart-rending events have touched most of us only through movie screens, TV footage and newspaper headlines. But what if a huge calamity, of natural or human cause, would burst upon us right here in the Potomac Highlands? Will we be ready?
The Lost River Trading Post will host an “Open Mic Poetry Reading” Sunday, May 18th, from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at 295 Main Street, Wardensville. “All Eastern students are invited to attend, as are members of the community,” said Nicole Yurcaba, instructor of English at Eastern WV Community and Technical College and author of Backwoods and Back Words, a new book of poetry.