Community News & Events:
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.
Open Auditions for a theatrical presentation about Appalachian resiliency are scheduled for Wednesday, October 16 at 5:00 pm in the Resource Center of Eastern WV Community and Technical College’s Moorefield campus.
On Monday, September 30, Eastern WV Community and Technical College will host a special Information Session about a new program that allows students to transfer many of their community and technical college credits towards a B.A. degree from West Virginia University.
Local college students interested in jobs in fashion, cooking and design, now have a new career preparation and learning opportunity available. Eastern WV Community and Technical College is partnering with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh to allow large numbers of Eastern courses to transfer as whole credit into four-year programs there.
Adults who are interested in becoming licensed hairstylists and beauticians can now get professional training at a nearby learning center.
Fifty area students from Grant, Hardy and Pendleton Counties earned their GED high school equivalency diploma this past year, and a formal graduation ceremony this month in Petersburg honored their achievement. Except for six home-schoolers, all of the graduates earned their diplomas through the tri-county Adult Basic Education (A.B.E.) program administered by Eastern WV Community and Technical College, which hosted the event at its Technology Center in the Grant County Industrial Park near the airport.