Eastern Develops Cyber Intelligence Degree Program

January 29, 2024

Starting in the Fall of 2024, Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College will begin offering a cyber intelligence program with options to earn a two-year degree, 1-year academic certificate, and two micro-credentials in cyber intelligence. According to Dr. Tom Striplin, Eastern President, “We have been working on the development of this fully online program over the past year and are excited about the options and opportunities the program will provide to prospective students and employers.” All courses in the program including general education can…

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$3500 in Donations to Bolster Student Programming and Scholarships

January 11, 2024

Moorefield, W.Va. – The Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation is pleased to announce a generous donation of $3500 in support of student programming and scholarships. This noteworthy contribution comes as part of the Twelve Days of Giving campaign, which commenced on Giving Tuesday and saw donors rally together to make a significant impact. During this campaign, donors of the Eastern Foundation contributed a total of $1750, with an additional $625 generously matched by the Department of Education through the Title III Award. The…

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300 Attendees to the Community Job Fair, Including WV Treasurer

January 9, 2024

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s Career Services Department, led by Dixie Heavener, career counselor, held a Fall 2023 community job fair on November 14, 2023. This event was attended by fifty employers, such as Northrop Grumman, American Woodmark, Timberline Mountain, Clearway Energy Group, Pilgrim’s, and Workforce West Virginia. There was an abundance of job seekers who attended, plus three hundred high school students from Moorefield, Petersburg, Hampshire, East Hardy, and Hardy were bused in to be able to meet with…

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Eastern Faculty, Nathan Van Vranken, Part of Team to Name New Species of Mosasaur

November 27, 2023

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – At Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, the Biological and Environmental Technology program coordinator, Nathan Van Vranken, served as co-author on a research paper for a recent discovery of a brand-new species of mosasaur, they named, Jormungandr walhallaensis. Other co-authors were Amelia Zietlow of the Richard Glider Graduate School and Division of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History, and Clint Boyd of the North Dakota Geological Survey. Throughout the paper, they describe and name the new genus and species…

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Quality Matters Course Reviews Successfully Completed by Eastern Faculty

November 17, 2023

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College (Eastern) was awarded a $2.25 million Title III grant in 2021 from the United States Department of Education. One of the main objectives of the grant is to improve admission, retention, and graduation rates. Eastern realizes an important component of advancing the institution is continuous improvement in course design and program offerings. To meet this need, select faculty members are revising and implementing a new curriculum structure for 36 online gateway courses over four years of the grant. The process…

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Morgan Armentrout Hired as the Hospitality & Tourism Management Program Specialist

November 16, 2023

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Morgan Armentrout has been hired at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College as the Hospitality & Tourism Management Program Specialist. Local to the Moorefield area, she lives with her two Miniature Australian Shepherds and one cat. Armentrout received her associate of arts in general studies from WVU Potomac State College in the Fall of 2021. Then, she attended Eastern, where she received her associate professional in human resources in the Fall of 2022. Armentrout has been in the hospitality & tourism…

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2023 Youth Ag Innovation Showcase and Challenge

November 7, 2023

Moorefield W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College hosted West Virginia educators and high school students on Friday, October 13 for the ninth annual Potomac Highlands Agriculture Technology and Innovation Student Challenge. The showcase gave students the chance to network with specialists in their field. Students could attend educational sessions presented by representatives from various organizations including WVU Extension, Farm Credit Knowledge Center, and other state, local, public, and private ag organizations, and businesses. The challenge consisted of students developing solutions for issues…

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Nellie Heavener Nelson Donates $30,000 in Support of Eastern College

October 27, 2023

Moorefield, W.Va. – Nellie Heavener Nelson has generously donated $30,000 to Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College on the heels of her 89th birthday, which was earlier this month, on October 3. She visited the main campus with her brother, Estil Heavener, to talk with Jennifer Rexroad, Advancement Specialist, and Dr. Megan Webb, Dean of Advancement and Innovation, who secured the donation. “It is significant contributions such as this that help change and transform lives for students and their families seeking to improve their life…

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Nursing Students Receive Scholarship from 40 & 8 Voiture 1623

October 5, 2023

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – On Monday, September 25, Jeff Fraley, director of nursing education, Warren Kessel, Ken Bransky, and Steve Vaughn, representatives from 40 & 8 Hardy County Voiture 1623, presented four $500 checks from their nursing scholarship to Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College nursing students. The nursing student recipients were Michelle Adkins of Pendleton County, Jodee Crites of Grant County, Crystal Goodwater of Hampshire County, and Whitney Hall of Hardy County. “I am honored and extremely thankful to have been awarded the 40…

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