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Montgomery joins Eastern to coordinate college’s marketing

December 2, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Trent Montgomery, a resident of Rawlings, Md., has joined the staff at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College to facilitate communications and marketing for the community college.   Montgomery holds an associate degree in art from Allegany College of Maryland, and then completed a bachelor of fine arts degree at Frostburg State University, with a study focus in graphic design and illustration. He also minored in marketing.  Before joining Eastern, Montgomery worked as a graphic designer for The Final Touch Embroidery &…

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Steven Beard is first recipient of Workforce CDL Scholarship at Eastern

November 11, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – The Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training program at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College has marked several key achievements this year, including its first scholarship, which has been awarded to Steven Beard of Mineral County. Beard is part of the current class of trainees in the CDL program, which has nine students enrolled. Another eight students completed CDL training earlier in the fall. The Workforce CDL Scholarship is managed by the college’s Foundation and was created by donors Stephen…

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A young Black woman standing in front of a single wing, propeller-driven small airplane. The photo is undated, but is probably from the 1940s.

Groundbreaking WW II-era aviator to be portrayed in free presentation at Eastern

November 11, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Rose Cousins, a Black female aviator and West Virginia native, who was belatedly recognized as an honorary member of the Tuskegee Airmen, is the subject of a free living-history presentation at 1 p.m. on Nov. 28 at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College. The free presentation will also be streamed live on Eastern’s Facebook page (@easternwv). Cousins will be portrayed by Ilene Evans, a historian who creates Chautauqua-style living-history conversations where the audience can engage with the historical figure. Evans has…

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Alexis Snyder, MHS student, is Michael Moore Scholarship recipient at Eastern

November 8, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Alexis Snyder, daughter of Todd and Lorena Snyder of Moorefield, is a Michael Moore Scholarship recipient at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College for 2022-23. Snyder, a Moorefield High School student, represents Hardy County in the scholarship program. The Michael Moore Scholarship at Eastern supports early-entrance students from Hardy, Grant, and Hampshire counties. The scholarship covers the recipient’s tuition, books, and fees. Students from the three counties are encouraged to apply for the scholarship by January 12, 2023, for the Spring…

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Eastern’s business office welcomes five new staff members

November 4, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Five local residents have joined the business office at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College in the last several months. Candice Shockey of Moorefield started working at Eastern in late June as an accounting assistant and cashier for the college. She said she is originally from Spotsylvania, Va., but moved to Moorefield when in middle school. Shockey is married and has a daughter, 13, and a son, 5. She also said that the family is kept busy taking care of their…

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Leaders of Eastern, WVU Potomac State College, share collaboration ideas

October 26, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Building on an August meeting in Keyser between leaders of Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College and WVU-Potomac State College, administrators with WVU-PSC traveled to Moorefield on Oct. 25 to return the visit and participate in a session on collaboration projects between the colleges. Thomas Striplin, Ed.D., president of Eastern, and Christopher Gilmer, Ph.D., interim campus president at WVU-PSC, led the discussion. Suggestions for potential joint initiatives were wide-ranging and included the development and streamlining of articulation agreements and dual-enrollment programs,…

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Ceremony held to dedicate five new benches at Eastern

October 24, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – The bright green of the benches at the front and patio entrances of Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College were a perfect complement to the seasonal hues of russet, orange, and gold that surrounded the campus on Oct. 20 during a dedication ceremony on the college’s front walk that honored and memorialized the names on the benches. The Bench Campaign is a project of the community college’s Foundation, which seeks support to purchase benches for the college campus to replace a…

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St. George Medical Clinic Scholarship awarded to Brooklyn Boyce

October 18, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Brooklyn Boyce, a student in Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s nursing program, has been awarded the inaugural St. George Medical Clinic Scholarship at Eastern. Boyce, a resident of Hampshire County, said she has wanted to be a nurse since she was a young child. Her younger brother required care in a neonatal care when he was born, she explained, and she vividly remembers how nice the nurses were that helped care for her brother and that she wanted to be…

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Students and public attend 2-day Ag Innovation Showcase at Eastern

October 17, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. –The two-day Potomac Highlands Ag Innovation Showcase, hosted by Eastern Ag Innovation at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, featured agriculture career options as well as vendor information and demonstrations for area students and the general public. The showcase, held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15, included representatives, displays, and information from federal and state government agencies, agriculture-related vendors and employers, and various departments at Eastern. Student activities Friday for students from Moorefield Middle School, Mineral County Technical Center, and Tucker County…

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Eastern professor finds success as children’s author; next book release is Oct. 25

October 13, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Joe McGee, assistant professor of English and assessment facilitator at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, will celebrate his latest “book birthday” on Oct. 25 for “Curse of the Crummy Mummy!” (Book #6 of “Junior Monster Scouts”), published by Aladdin Books, a children’s-book imprint of Simon & Schuster. The “Crummy Mummy” will be the latest, but not the only recent book birthday McGee has celebrated. On Sept. 6, Aladdin also released “The Squirrels Have Gone Nuts” (Book #4 of “Night Frights”).…

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