Community News & Events:
Eastern students who are undecided about their college major, or who feel unsure about whether or where to transfer to continue their education, can find a listening ear and sound advice Wednesday, March 19. Autumn Perry, from CFWV (College Foundation of West Virginia) will on hand in the Eastern foyer from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm to help sort out those decisions.
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.
Baker, WV’s Chris Windley expects to graduate community college next year with a double major in business and wind energy turbine technology, and purposeful future goals. “I want to go into research and development,” he said, “and get on the ground floor to help with cancer research.”
To offer all Potomac Highlands children up to the age of 12 a safe, fun and adventurous event this October 31, students at a Eastern WV Community and Technical College will host ‘Trunk-n’-Treat,’ that evening from 5:30 to 7:30. From the trunks and hatchbacks of their vehicles in the college parking lot, they will hand out goodies, greet the treaters, and enjoy the laughter of children as they skip delightedly from trunk to trunk fishing for treats.