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“Knowledge is a powerful gift that no one can take from us, and today each of you should be proud of the achievements and knowledge you have gained,” class Commencement speaker Krista Thorn told her fellow graduates at a college ceremony May 11 in Moorefield.
Some 300 students, friends, family and college staff joined that morning in admiring applause as Eastern WV Community and Technical College awarded a record 115 certificates and associate degrees to 91 individual Eastern graduates, some of whom earned more than one diploma.
9:00 am Tuesday, May 28, is the local collection deadline for non-perishable item donations to the victims of Monday’s tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. The Student Government Association (SGA) at Eastern WV Community and Technical College is joining “Operation Do Moore" to collect and deliver necessary, non-perishable basics for the desperate people ravaged by the disaster. Pastor Daryl Dunsmore of the Moorefield Church of God is organizing the local drive.
Eastern WV Community and Technical College's Commencement Saturday May 11 will start at 10:00 am, not 11:00 as some earlier reports mistakenly said. West Virginia First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin will deliver the keynote address
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.
At twinned morning and afternoon ceremonies last month, a local college celebrated its best and brightest students, recognized its staff and faculty, and awarded its most traditional honor — the Harold K. Michael Founders Award — to WV Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick.
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.