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Pilgrim’s Provides Team Members Free Tuition to Eastern

July 26, 2021

Today, Pilgrim’s Moorefield announced a partnership with Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College to provide free tuition to qualifying team members and their dependents.

The nationwide program, Pilgrim’s Better Futures, removes a major financial barrier to college attendance and stands to become the largest free community college tuition program in rural America. Pilgrim’s and Eastern advisors will also help team members – many from first-generation American families – navigate the application process, which can be a deterrence to people applying to college for the first time.

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Eastern Announces Partnership with Western Governors University

July 7, 2021

The agreement extends online, competency-based learning opportunities to all community college graduates and employees while establishes a 3+1 transfer program in Nursing. Western Governors University (WGU) and Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College today announced a new partnership with Western Governors University (WGU) that allows Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College graduates to seamlessly transfer their coursework to the accredited, online university.  Through this collaborative effort, WGU will provide Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College students and its employees flexible, personalized learning…

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Welcome Message From Dr. Striplin, Eastern’s New President

June 30, 2021

Welcome to Eastern! Eastern provides you an affordable and high-quality pathway for career advancement. Whether you choose to pursue an academic degree or one of our many certificate programs, Eastern will be here to support you through the completion of your goals. Our excellent workforce development training programs provide numerous options to support technical and trade-skill advancement that meet a variety of community, corporate, and individual needs. At Eastern, we are proud to offer programs that will help you enrich your life and livelihood.

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Virtual Panel Discussion on Legislative Actions To Be Held June 17

June 7, 2021

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Workforce Education Department will be holding a webinar on June 17 at 6:00 PM that will focus on reviewing and discussing the major legislative bills that were passed by the West Virginia Legislature in the spring 2021 session and their impact on the hospitality, lodging, and travel industries in West Virginia. The event will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Richie Heath, Executive Director of the West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association will lead the panel discussion. As Executive…

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Students Throwing Graduation Caps with Green Overlay and Text "Eastern Celebrates #CCMonth"

Eastern Celebrates Community College Month!

April 30, 2021

April is Community College Month. Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College joined #CCMonth, a monthlong grassroots education and stigma-busting campaign coordinated by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) to improve awareness of the value and need to support community colleges. The primary goals of #CCmonth are to improve awareness of the economic, academic, and equity advantages of attending community colleges and to bust longtime stigmas wrongly associated with public two-year colleges.

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Eastern Welcomes Robert Burns as Director of Non-Profits, Expanding Foundation and Workforce Opportunity Regional Center and Services

April 20, 2021

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College has hired Robert Burns to serve as Director of Non-Profits. In this role, Burns will be responsible for the coordination and continued development of internal and external stakeholders, fundraising efforts, and grant opportunities to benefit the Eastern Foundation and Eastern Workforce Opportunity Regional Center and Services, Inc. (WORCS).  Burns has dedicated much of his life to the Tucker County area and currently serves as the Cultural Coordinator for the Tucker County Cultural District Authority. He has also served as the Executive Director of the Tucker Community Foundation, where he directed all…

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Eastern Welcomes Jay Crites as Automotive Technology Faculty

April 12, 2021

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College has hired former student, Jerimiah (Jay) Crites, as an Instructional Specialist/Automotive Technology Faculty.



As Automotive Technology Faculty, Crites’ primary duties include teaching and assessing learning, institutional service, and advising. He will also oversee the overall development, coordination, implementation and scheduling in the area of automotive technology, recruit, mentor, evaluate and schedule adjunct faculty and teaching assistants for automotive technology courses, and recruit students throughout the six-county district.

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Virtual Panel Discussion for Lodging Owners/Operators to be Held April 21

April 12, 2021

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Workforce Education Department announces an upcoming webinar that will focus on the current challenges facing the West Virginia lodging industry, and what marketing and promotional strategies can be used as the world moves into the post-COVID tourism economy. The event will be held via Zoom on April 21st from 6:00-7:30 PM.

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Announcement of Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s Next President

March 17, 2021

Eastern is pleased to announce that the Board of Governors has asked Dr. Thomas Striplin to assume the position of President of Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College. He is expected to assume the office on June 30, 2021, pending final negotiations and Council approval. We welcome Dr. Striplin’s leadership as we enter the next chapter of Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s history.  Dr. Striplin is a community college graduate and is well-versed in academics.  He brings strong leadership skills and years…

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Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Expands Agricultural Innovation, Awarded Major USDA Grant

March 9, 2021

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College has expanded its agricultural initiatives with the hiring of a Director of Agriculture Innovation and the recipience of a major grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for Agriculture Workforce Training. This new Agricultural Innovation initiative joins the continued development of the Potomac Highlands Producers Co-operative, within Eastern’s Institute for Rural Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (IREED).

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