Community News & Events:
West Virginia First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin will deliver the keynote address May 11 as an expected record number of graduates receive their degrees at Eastern WV Community and Technical College’s Commencement.
Scheduled for 11:00 am at the Moorefield Middle School, the event anticipates “the largest Eastern class of college-completers ever eligible to graduate for the spring,” as Eastern president Charles “Chuck” Terrell noted at a student awards ceremony last month.
The Landes Art Center in Petersburg will host an Entrepreneurship Event 2013 April 25. Open to high school students from throughout the Potomac Highlands, and to college students from Eastern WV Community and Technical College and Potomac State College, the event will feature four dynamic entrepreneurs as speakers. It begins at 10:00 am, with a pizza and networking session to follow at 11:45.
Registration for summer and fall classes opened April 1 at Eastern WV Community & Technical College. Regular summer registration continues through May 17. Most summer classes begin May 20. For more information, check the summer 2013 course schedule on the college’s website, or in person at Eastern’s Moorefield center off Corridor H, at 316 Eastern Drive.
At signing ceremonies on Higher Education Day at the Capitol March 21, Charles ‘Chuck’ Terrell, president of Eastern WV Community and Technical College, signed agreements with two partner colleges to offer Eastern students a four-year pathway for an elementary education degree.
Visiting Moorefield from her home base at Voices-From-the-Earth Theater Arts in Thomas, WV, musician and storyteller Ilene Evans will offer a powerful performance — free and open to the public — of “Harriet Tubman: Behind Enemy Lines.” A featured performer with the West Virginia Humanities Council’s ‘History Alive!’ program, Evans will reenact this unique woman’s story March 26, at 1:30 pm, in the Resource Center at Eastern WV Community and Technical College.
In its new five-year plan, West Virginia’s community and technical college system emphasizes its mission as the state’s “‘first choice’ for workforce development.” That responsibility puts Greg Zirk, in his new job as Workforce Project Manager at Eastern WV Community and Technical College, squarely at the center of action.
Thanks to enthusiastic responses from students in past semesters, Eastern WV Community and Technical College will again present Developmental Steel— a unique experience and event for students. On Thursday, February 7, Jerome Frederick, an “Edutainer,” and the creator of Developmental Steel, will again lead an interactive presentation of the steel drums, guiding participants through a personal and group exploration of fun, communication, diversity and teamwork.
This March, businesses small and large, government offices, doctors, dentists and lawyers, in fact any enterprise that works with the public, can sharpen their customer service skills through new training workshops. Eastern WV Community and Technical College will offer a four-part Customer Service Series at its Moorefield center just off Corridor H, Tuesday and Wednesday. March 12 and 13. The Workforce Education department will host a morning and an afternoon workshop each day for everyone interested in improving their customer service skills.
As registration for the spring 2013 semester enters into full swing at Eastern WV Community and Technical College, a November 26 report from “Community College Week” showed the strength of the college’s recent growth. In a survey of all community colleges with a total enrollment less than 2,500, based on data from the US Department of Education, Eastern ranked 21st fastest-growing nationwide.
Residents of Capon Bridge and nearby settlements will have the opportunity to take college courses at their local library, starting in January, 2013. For the first time ever, Eastern WV Community and Technical College will offer a series of Business classes in the Capon Bridge Library at 2987 Northwestern Pike (Route 50).