Double Your Donation During The Twelve Days of Giving with a $1 to $1 Match

November 28, 2023

Moorefield, W.Va. – This Giving Tuesday marks a special occasion for Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, as the Eastern Foundation kicks off the Twelve Days of Giving. In October of this year, Nellie Heavener Nelson generously donated $30,000 to Eastern to be used for student scholarships. This was a significant contribution to the college, which received the Title III Award to match the amount donated to the college with a $1 to $1 match. The $1 to $1 match is through the Department of…

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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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New program at Eastern to support regional agribusiness sustainability

October 2, 2023

MOOREFIELD, W.Va.—A new project at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College will support agriculturalists in obtaining resources for long-term sustainability of their businesses and reduce stress among owners and employees. On Aug. 30, 2023, Farm Credit of the Virginias announced Eastern Workforce Opportunity Regional Center and Services as the recipient of a $10,000 award for the Agriculture Business Modeling For Reduced Stress and Mental Health Management project. The project’s objective is to help sustain production agriculture in the Potomac Highlands region of West Virginia…

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Eastern Foundation Holds Bench Dedication Ceremony for John C. Jack Welton

September 28, 2023

Moorefield, W.Va. ­– A bench dedication ceremony for John C. Jack Welton was held at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College. This event was hosted by the Eastern Foundation for Mr. Welton’s family and friends with over thirty in attendance, including his wife, Mrs. Fran Welton, his children, and grandchildren. Mr. Welton’s bench is located next to the Ag Innovation suite at the Moorefield campus. The ceremony began with opening remarks from Dr. Megan Webb, dean of advancement and continuing education, the blessing from…

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Successful Juried Art Show was Juried By Robert Singleton

September 11, 2023

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College (Eastern) is currently holding a juried art show in the Charles D. Terrell art gallery at their main campus. This show was juried by Robert Singleton, who is considered a master artist by the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts with over sixty-five years of working experience as an artist. Artists were able to submit up to two of their artworks and it was open to all mediums of art. Artworks created using oil, watercolor, and…

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