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Diversity & Inclusion - Profiles in Diversity

September 2020

Nguyen Hao

I'm Hao...

  • I am a student at Virginia Western.
  • I was born and raised in Roanoke, VA.
  • I love to travel to new places and read books. I'm also into journalism.
  • I love that Virginia Western is a great steppingstone for those unsure of their path in life.

August 2020

Vera Morton

I'm Vera...

  • I am a student at Virginia Western.
  • I was born in Prince Edward County, Farmville, VA. I moved to Roanoke in June of 2016 from Alexandria, VA.
  • Some of my interests are family gatherings, attending church, being kind to others, decorating and learning new things.
  • What I like most about Virginia Western is that there are some very helpful faculty/staff and students who make learning in my seasoned years enjoyable.

July 2020


I'm Tashara...

  • I am a student at Virginia Western.
  • I was born and raised in Roanoke, VA.
  • I love to spend time with my husband, 3 daughters, and my family. I am very active in my church, where I teach young adult Sunday school, and I am also the Assistant person in our Praise Dance ministry.
  • I love Virginia Western because of the different backgrounds that surround the school. It gives me a chance to connect with individuals and learn their culture, as well as mine. I love the age ranges because I get the chance to connect with students who have just graduated High School and adults who have decided to come back to school to pursue a degree. The teachers and staff at Virginia Western are awesome and I couldn't ask for a better support system to help me reach my goals.

June 2020

Kirk Hubbard

I'm Kirk...

  • I am a Campus Police Officer and student at Virginia Western. I joined the Virginia Western Police Department in 2014 after 24 years with the Roanoke City Police Department.
  • I was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Covington, VA.
  • I moved to Roanoke in 1987.
  • I enjoy exercising, weightlifting competitions, personal training, learning/taking college courses, and spending time with family and friends.
  • I like being a part of our campus community, building relationships with employees and students with a focus on campus safety.

May 2020

Alexander Scott

I'm Alexander...

  • I’m a faculty member in Spanish, Communications, and Marketing and serve as the Program Head for Humanities.
  • I’m from the Dominican Republic.
  • I came to Roanoke in 2011.
  • I enjoy spending time with my family, dancing, exercising, and talking (a lot).
  • I love helping people to improve their lives through education.

April 2020

Roger Widener

I'm Roger...

  • I’m a student at Virginia Western majoring in Management.
  • I’m from Vinton, Virginia.
  • I have lived in this area all my life.
  • I enjoy watching college basketball and reality T.V.
  • What I like best about VWCC is the friendly, welcoming environment and the wonderful interaction between students, faculty, and staff.

March 2020

Joe Nguyen

I'm Joe...

  • I am a faculty member in the Nursing program.
  • I am from Vietnam.
  • I came to Roanoke in 2000.
  • I like the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and building.
  • I enjoy the students and my co-workers. This is my dream job, working with nursing students and a wonderful team of nursing instructors.

February 2020

Jasmin Meneses

I'm Jasmin...

  • I’m a student at Virginia Western pursuing an Associate’s degree in Science. I plan to focus future studies in Psychology.
  • I’m from West Palm Beach, Florida.
  • I moved to Franklin County in 2002.
  • I enjoy learning and am interested in human development and behavior. I like to watch Netflix originals like Big Mouth, Bojack Horseman, and Mindhunter. I also enjoy spending time with my family.
  • I like the programs at Virginia Western that are made to help students get through college like TRiO and the food pantry!

January 2020

Florence Irakoze

I'm Florence...

  • I’m a student at Virginia Western majoring in Human Services.
  • I’m from Tanzania.
  • I came to Roanoke in 2007.
  • I enjoy binge watching, singing in the choir, and spending time with family.
  • I like that the teachers at Virginia Western are welcoming and that we have a diverse campus community.

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