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Sign up now for 12- and 8-week courses in Fall Semester

Virginia Western Community College is currently offering open enrollment in its slate of short-term, late start classes for Fall Semester 2018. The 12-week and second 8-week courses include a wide variety of options in the classroom and online for those students looking to get started in a program, earn teacher recertification, learn to ride a motorcycle, gain certification in CPR and first aid, and much more.

 To learn more about registering for classes and get help applying for financial aid, call 855-874-6690 or visit the enrollment center in Chapman Hall (map and directions). To view Fall classes still open for registration, visit: http://apps.virginiawestern.edu/classes_new/scheduleDetail.php?term=2184&type=DYN2&longterm=Fall%202018&bookstoreTermID=2184&shortTerm=Fall.

Virginia Western’s Fall 12-week session is from Sept. 17-Dec. 13, 2018. The second 8-week session is from Oct. 15-Dec. 13, 2018. Don’t let this opportunity slip by, register today!

“I Persist” panel discussion on Sept. 19

Virginia Western Community College invites the public to attend a free discussion, I Persist, where panelists will share inspiring stories of how they overcame obstacles to gain their education and build fulfilling careers and lives.

Members of the panel will share their journey, answer questions and interact members of the audience.  The purpose of the event is to motivate students early who may feel alone or contemplating whether or not school is for them. By connecting students with the panel of individuals who have shared similar experiences will encourage and provide the confidence to persist and overcome their challenges to succeed academically.

WHAT:                                 I Persist panel discussion

WHEN:                                 Noon, Wednesday, September 19

WHERE:                               Whitman Theater, Virginia Western Campus (Directions and parking)

PANELISTS:

Anita Price – Member, Roanoke City Council, City of Roanoke; Virginia Western Alum
Annette Lewis – School Board Member, City of Roanoke
Elvir Berbic – Students Affairs Manager, Virginia Tech; Virginia Western Alum
Tracey Giordano – Culinary Arts graduate and Military Veteran; Virginia Western Alum
Cheryl Cunningham – Educator, Staff Technologist at Carilion Clinic; Virginia Western Alum

MODERATOR:

Bianca Holman – WDBJ7 Reporter

For more information on the I Persist panel, please contact Cheryl R. Hilton, TRiO Pathways Academic Success Coach, at 540-857-7289 or chilton@virginiawestern.edu.

Virginia Western Campus Police accept national Lip Synch Challenge

The Virginia Western Community College Campus Police accepted the national police Lip Synch Challenge and released a video displaying their own singing and dancing skills around campus on Thursday. Viewers can see the video on all of Virginia Western’s social media accounts or directly at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HSSSmsHGVI&t=15s.

The video features the songs “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” by Randy Newman, “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers, “Gonna Fly Now” by Bill Conti and “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor. Jim Underwood from Virginia Western’s Media Geeks filmed and produced the video.