Carissa Beard stands in front of a horse that needs some dental care.

Farming roots motivate Eastern’s Carissa Beard to grow agriculture

June 29, 2022

It’s been a busy couple of months for Carissa Wilson Beard, Eastern’s new director of agriculture innovation, but managing life on her farm in Burlington with her husband Steven, caring for her two children, her entrepreneurial turn as a business partner of the relaunched Arthur Mart Liberty in Grant County, and her varied educational and work experiences have already prepared her for the quick pace of the job. Beard started working at Eastern in late April, and she immediately dove into preparations for some of…

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Grant, Hardy and Tucker County Students Win Big in BRITE Challenge STEM Competition

June 3, 2022

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, in partnership with the National Youth Science Center, awarded over $13,000 to middle and high school students at the first annual BRITE Challenge.  Held on May 6 at the National Youth Science Center in Davis, the challenge showcased 19 teams’ Business Startup Ideas or STEM Innovations inspired by state-of-the-art equipment donated to classrooms as part of Eastern’s Makerspace Project, which was implemented in the 2021-2022 school year.   More than 60 students in fifth through 12th grades presented their innovative ideas…

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Eastern Foundation and Clearway Creating Wind Energy Scholarship Fund

June 2, 2022

The Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation has received a $20,000 grant from the Clearway Community Benefit Fund to establish a scholarship fund to support students enrolled in the wind energy technology program at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College.  The Clearway Community Benefit Fund was created by Clearway Energy Group to support charitable projects and programs in the communities surrounding the Black Rock wind farm near Elk Garden, which began operations earlier this year. The community fund is managed by the US Wind…

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Members of the 2022 Nursing Cohort at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College stand at the front of the auditorium and read the Nightingale Pledge at their Pinning Ceremony in May 2022.

Eastern Awarded $278,500 Through Gov. Justice’s Nursing Workforce Expansion Program

May 25, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College has been awarded $278,500 through West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s Nursing Workforce Expansion Program, which is designed to address the state’s nursing shortage through a multifaceted approach to attract, train, and retain nurses in the Mountain State. Representing a fundamental part of this approach, an award program was established to fund nursing program expansion projects at colleges, universities, schools of nursing, and career technical education centers across West Virginia.   Through Eastern’s award, the college…

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Student government officers stand for a portrait at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College.

Student Government Association Officers Selected

May 20, 2022

Eastern’s Student Government Association (SGA) announces its trio of officers, who are serving for the upcoming school term. President – Trevor Southerly – Trevor Southerly is a business major and has been an Eastern student since the fall semester of 2021. Trevor was formerly the project manager of Hardy United Community Development Project, is a 2017 recipient of the Golden Horseshoe Award, and is currently running for Hardy County Clerk! Southerly said he is proud to serve the students of Eastern and the great people…

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Maggie Parsons and Martha Waybright

Eastern to Recognize 2022 Farm Fellows and Mentors at Annual Farm to Table Dinner Fundraiser

May 10, 2022

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Agriculture Innovation’s prestigious Farm Fellowship Program connects students of all ages with local farmers to bolster the agriculture workforce and economy over a one-year farm apprenticeship, mentoring and learn to earn opportunities.  The Farm Fellow Program, supported by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Agriculture Workforce Training Award, offers an in-depth intensive training experience that combines classroom training with hands-on practical experience and mentoring. “This is an excellent program that fosters agricultural entrepreneurship with skill…

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Pollinator garden seminar participants stand behind the new raised-bed pollinator garden that was planted on Eastern's campus.

Pollinator Seminar Held at Eastern

April 26, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. — Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College hosted a hands-on pollinator seminar on April 20, led by West Virginia University Extension team members Dr. Dave McGill, forest resource management specialist, and Dr. Seldon Owen, wildlife specialist. McGill and Owen explained the benefits of biochar and pollinator gardens for the seminar, which was open to Eastern students, staff, and community members. Topics covered the importance of pollinators and their role in creating and maintaining habitats, as well as their links to increased crop…

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Eastern Meets New Nationwide CDL Training Requirement

April 14, 2022

As of February 7, 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration now requires any new driver pursuing a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or specified endorsement for the first time to complete the Entry-Level Drive Training (ELDT) from a registered provider.  Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s Workforce Education Department is able to assist new drivers in meeting this qualification. Individuals subject to the ELDT regulations include those applying to obtain a Class A CDL for the first time or those…

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Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation and St. George Medical Clinic Announce Donation to Establish an Endowment for Medical Education

March 29, 2022

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation (EWVCTCF) and the St. George Medical Clinic (SGMC) have partnered to create a permanent endowment to provide medical education scholarships to Eastern students. The St. George Medical Clinic Scholarship Fund will award a scholarship to a student attending Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College who are pursuing education in a medical field. The scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded by the Foundation in the form of a tuition waiver to cover related educational costs such as…

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Important Information for March 19 HESI Admission Assessment Exam

March 1, 2022

Applications for the next nursing cohort (Fall 2022) are now ready to be mailed, picked up or downloaded. The application deadline has been extended to 4:30 pm (ET), June 1, 2022. Eastern adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Eastern admits new students to a nursing cohort every two years. The next admission cycle will open in 2021. Eastern uses a point system to determine admissions to the nursing program, which the…

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