VHCC, UVa-Wise Students Collaborate on Green Salamander Research

A collaborative research project conducted by students at Virginia Highlands Community College and the University of Virginia’s College at Wise has resulted in a better understanding of Green Salamander populations and a September article in Herpetological Review. The research began more than a decade ago and was aimed at determining the prevalence of harmful pathogens…

Hiker Encourages Students to Pursue Their Dreams

He took time to celebrate small accomplishments, he said, explaining that he “put down his backpack and danced with joy” when he had completed the first six miles of his cross-country walk. He learned to appreciate breathtaking views, the wonders of Mother Nature and the simple companionship of others he met along the trail. He experienced frozen hiking boots, thunderstorms, and rare moonbows only visible in a few places under special conditions. And, he said, he found time to think about the truly important things in life.

Dan Rogers to Share Lessons from Walk Across America during VHCC Visit

 Dan Rogers, an Eagle Scout and Navy veteran whose 11,000 miles of backpacking experience have included a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail and a 3,400 walk across America, will share lessons learned with the community during a lecture at Virginia Highlands Community College on Sept. 15. “Lessons & Tales from 11,000 Miles of Backpacking”…

Emory & Henry and VHCC Sign Reverse Transfer Agreement

A reverse transfer agreement that makes it easier for students to complete an associate’s degree after enrolling in a four-year program was signed Monday by officials from Emory & Henry College and Virginia Highlands Community College. The agreement is designed to recognize the accomplishments of transfer students and provide them with a valuable credential while…

Loquerisne linguam latinam?

Do you speak Latin? John Walker does and he’s sharing his knowledge with students enrolled in the VHCC Upward Bound summer program. In fact, he’s teaching them to speak Latin and a great deal about the Greco-Roman culture. It’s doubtful, of course, that students will begin having conversations in Latin, but they are gaining some…

Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Visits VHCC

Calling Virginia’s 23 community colleges the “crown jewel” of the Commonwealth, Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John C. Harvey on Tuesday asked veterans at Virginia Highlands Community College to help him promote the educational benefits and training programs offered on the VHCC campus. “This is where so many of you come to find…

YWCA Pays Tribute to Dr. Beth Page

Dr. Beth Page was recently chosen to receive the YWCA of Bristol’s Tribute to Women Award in the education category. Receipents are chosen for their leadership qualities, positive impact on community, and demonstrated growth and achievement. Below is an abbreviated version of the nomination form submitted by VHCC President Gene Couch. Dr. Beth Page has devoted…

Biology Students Trained to Use GPS/GNSS Technology

Biology students at Virginia Highlands Community College recently received hands-on training using geospatial technology to gather scientific data at TVA’s South Holston Weir Dam. The training session was scheduled as part of Expanding Geospatial Technician Education Through Virginia’s Community Colleges (GeoTEd), an initiative coordinated by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium. GeoTEd’s goal is to introduce…

Career Development Center Prepares Students for Workplace

A five-part series designed to prepare students for life after college continued Wednesday with an etiquette luncheon that included a four-course meal and a lesson on proper table manners. “Always pass to the right,” Career Development Center Coordinator Mark Wildman reminded students.”Wait until everyone has been served before you begin eating.” The series – entitled “Understanding…

VHCC Engineering Student Heading to MIT

He’s planning a visit to the MIT campus sometime in mid-April and will become one of about 3,000 students in the nation’s top engineering program in September.