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State Board for Community Colleges to Set 2019-20 Tuition and Fees at May Meeting

In accordance with Section 23.1-307 (D) of the Code of Virginia, the State Board for Community Colleges provides notice that it will consider tuition and mandatory fee increases for Virginia’s Community Colleges, effective fall 2019, at 9 a.m., May 16, 2019, at 300 Arboretum Place, Richmond, Va.  

The State Board will consider tuition and mandatory fee increases of between 0 percent and 2.4 percent for all undergraduate students, subject to provisions of the 2019 session of the General Assembly.   The community colleges will use revenue generated from any increase in tuition and mandatory fees to pay for:

  • Increased state employee compensation and fringe benefit costs;
  • Operation and maintenance of new buildings;
  • Technology infrastructure upgrades;
  • Contractual obligations; and
  • Investments in strategic initiatives to improve student access, engagement, and success.  

Virginia Western to host free Law Enforcement Career Expo on May 1

Virginia Western Community College’s Hall Associates Career Center, part of the college’s Workforce Solutions division, will host a Law Enforcement Career Expo that is free and open to the public. Individuals interested in finding and applying for law enforcement career openings, or learning more about educational requirements and higher education options should plan to attend.

WHAT: Law Enforcement Career Expo

WHEN: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2019

WHERE: Fralin Center for Health Professions, Room HP210, 3091 Colonial Ave., Roanoke, VA 24015 (Map and directions)

WHAT: Representatives from local, state and federal law enforcement, criminal justice, corrections agencies and higher education institutions will be on hand to recruit and provide information on job openings and educational requirements.

INFO: For more information, contact the Hall Associates Career Center at careercenter@virginiawestern.edu or 540-857-7298.

Virginia Western Singers to host spring concert April 27

The Virginia Western Singers announce they will host a spring concert at 7 p.m. on April 27 at Whitman Theater on the campus of Virginia Western Community College. The show will feature a wide variety of popular songs and include a “Kids Take the Stage” segment where children can join the group in a family-friendly sing-a-long. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children not singing, and free for children who sing or Virginia Western students with student IDs.

The Virginia Western Singers is a group of 10 singers who perform pop, country, rock, showtune and a capella styles of music. The Singers travel throughout the Roanoke area serving as representatives for the college and lending their talents for many events in the area.  The group began with auditions in September, they performed nine Christmas shows in December, they opened their spring concert series last week with a performance for over 1,000 people during the New Horizons conference at Hotel Roanoke.

“We can’t wait for the community to see the amazing talent that Virginia Western has to offer,” said Laura Hall, director of the group and Virginia Western faculty member.  “I am so proud of them and the hard work they have put into their school work and to our singing group. I invite everyone to come out and join us, and to celebrate the success of our community college students and hear some wonderful music.”

The concert will include music such as “Seasons of Love,” from Rent; “A Million Dreams, from The Greatest Showman; “Living on a Prayer,” by Bon Jovi,” Castle on the Hill” from Ed Sheeran; “Wagon Wheel,” by Old Crow Medicine Show; “Fire to the Rain,” by Adele, and much more. During “Kids Take the Stage,” children ages 4-12 can come up to sing “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana along with the members of the Singers. 

People who wish to reserve group seating (of 6 or more) or who have questions can contact Hall at (606) 471-9913 or lhall@virginiawestern.edu.