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.

Vietnam Veterans to Visit VHCC

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the war in Vietnam, a group of local veterans will visit VHCC next week to share their wartime experiences and answer questions about life back in the states. The event is being sponsored by the VHCC Student Veterans Association and will include Vietnam veterans from various branches of the U.S. military. Members of the group…

Spelling Bee Was ‘Nerve-Racking,’ Winner Says

 The words weren’t as difficult as Jamie Brown feared they might be, but the experience of competing in VHCC’s first annual Spelling Bee still was “nerve-racking” because all eyes in the Keyser-Aday Theatre were focused on her while she was at the microphone. “I don’t even remember the word I won with,” she said. “That’s…