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Kerstin Plunkett

Virginia Western Educational Foundation Participates in Roanoke Valley Gives

March 14 is Roanoke Valley Gives 2018, a day of giving throughout the community and of friendly competition on Virginia Western’s campus as students raise money for the Virginia Western Educational Foundation.

The Armed Forces Student Association, as the GOLD stars, challenges all other student clubs, represented as the BLUE stars, to a fund raising challenge to cross the bridge first. Bring your competitive spirit, loose change, and show of support for Virginia Western and the Virginia Western Educational Foundation by purchasing a star to display on the bridge, 50 cents for 1 star; $1 for 3 stars. Larger donations receive a thank you gift and membership in the annual student giving campaign.

All contributions from today and throughout the student giving campaign will be matched by Dr. Charles Steger, Chair of the Virginia Western Educational Foundation Board and former Virginia Tech president. Donate in person at the campus bridge on the March 14, 10 AM – 2 PM, or online at https://rvgives.givebig.org/c/rvgives/a/virginiawesternedu

Rapids Revenge

Roanoke City CCAP and TRiO offices had an idea that turned into a campus wide event. On October 31, 9 AM – 3 PM, there will be a campus-wide scavenger hunt in the spirit of the holiday encouraging students to continue to get to know the resources available to them.

Each stop on the scavenger hunt has a theme. For example, Library is Harry Potter, and the Testing Center is The Riddler. Students will visit a list of stops on campus and incorporate social media throughout the challenge, #VWRapidsRevenge2017 or #VWRR17. In addition to resource stops, all of campus is encouraged to participate and be part of a “bonus stop” for students on the scavenger hunt. Participating students will have the opportunity to win prizes. The best-decorated area on campus will also receive recognition.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to decorate, dress-up, and be ready to direct students to stops. Please contact James Cabiness, 540-857-6644 or Rhonda Campbell-Kay, 540-857-6643 for more more information.