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Sloan Williams Joins Eastern College as Potomac Highlands Producers Coordinator

June 8, 2023

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Sloan Williams, a resident of Old Fields, West Virginia, and a tenth-generation farmer, has been hired as the AGEE PHP Coordinator to work in Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s Ag Innovation Department. He is the son of Sam and Kelly Williams, who own and manage South Branch Potomac Lanes Bowling Center, Strikers Grill & Pizza, South Branch Cinema 6, South Branch Inn Moorefield & Romney, Old Fields Country Store and Boot Outfitters, South Branch Cattle & Meat Company, Sweet Rose…

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Stockmanship & Stewardship Event Coming to Petersburg

June 7, 2023

MOOREFIELD, W.Va.—Join livestock handlers and producers for the upcoming Stockmanship & Stewardship and Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)-Transportation training program hosted by Eastern Agriculture Innovation on Friday, June 16 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Petersburg. The presentations and hands-on demonstrations will be led by industry experts and representatives from Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, West Virginia University Extension Service and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. More than a dozen vendors will be in attendance and participants will be entered into…

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First Annual Walk 100 Miles Event Held at Eastern College

June 5, 2023

Moorefield W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College (Eastern) kicked off the first annual Walk 100 Miles event by tie-dying shirts on May 26. For the first half of the event on May 26th, the attendees showed up at 11 a.m. to tie-dye shirts with an array of colors to choose from. Light refreshments were provided to everyone once they were finished. Then on June 1, everyone was able to come back wearing their tie-dyed shirt to walk the first mile, where Ed Cole,…

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Family Game Night Event Held at Eastern College

May 25, 2023

Moorefield W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College (Eastern) held Family Game Night on the evening of Wednesday, May 24. Many families showed up to enjoy the games set up and food prepared by the Eastern team, as well as cookies made by Cakes N More. The games ranged from cornhole and frisbee throwing outside to playing board and card games inside. Each attendee was able to enter their name in a drawing for prizes, which were drawn at the end of the night.…

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Holistically You “It’s All About Me: Battling Compassion Fatigue” Presentation Held at Eastern

May 19, 2023

Moorefield W.Va. – Dreama Kelly, Life Skills Coach and owner of the Your Life Coaching WV, LLC in Petersburg, WV, did a presentation at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College (Eastern) on the topic of battling compassion fatigue, otherwise known as vicarious trauma and burnout. Kelly gave examples from her life, detailing ways she could have taken on the trauma of others from horrific stories she was told by patients while working as a nurse’s aide at seventeen, however, somehow she didn’t, but talked about how there is no guarantee…

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Eastern holds 2023 Graduation Ceremony at Moorefield High School

May 11, 2023

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College honored 55 Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 graduates at the college’s commencement ceremony on May 6 at Moorfield High School; twenty-five of the graduates participated in the ceremony. Speakers for the graduation ceremony included President Thomas Striplin, Ed.D.; Board of Governors chairman Greg Greenwalt; Board of Trustees president Joe Miller; invocation was student Stacey Hose; student speaker Shelby Westfall; benediction Emma Snyder; and Vice Chancellor for West Virginia Community and Technical College Education Systems Dr.…

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Check Presented to Tucker County High School For C.N.A. Dual Enrollment Program

May 4, 2023

Thomas W.VA. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College presented a check of $13,170 to Alex Cork, Principal of Tucker County High School, and pictured are partners, Courtland Acres. Eastern is thankful for this partnership that allows Tucker County high school students to enroll in the Certified Nursing Assistant Program (C.N.A.). These students have enrolled in Tucker County High School’s dual-enrollment program with Eastern to advance progress toward a career pathway in healthcare. The C.N.A. dual-enrollment allows student completers to increase their likelihood of…

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Solar Training & On Campus Solar Education Advancement Grant Approved for Eastern College

May 1, 2023

Moorefield, W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College (Eastern) applied and was granted $157,614 for the Solar Training & On Campus Solar Education Advancement through West Virginia State Advance Grant. The program’s main goal is to provide affordable and accessible education of solar technology to the Potomac Highlands region of West Virginia. This will allow easier access to completing the Photovoltaic Installer–Level 1 (PVI1) Certification, which will help both industrial and agricultural workers from the increased usage of solar technology in these fields. Initiation…

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Hospitality Training on Leadership, Led by Debra Frank through Eastern, was Held at South Branch Potomac Lanes Bowling Center

April 28, 2023

Moorefield, W.Va. – A hospitality training on leadership was taught by Debra Frank, experienced program director in the hospitality sector, at South Branch Potomac Lanes Bowling Center on Monday, April 17. Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s (Eastern) Workforce Education Department hold free hospitality lunch and learn trainings, provided to the public thanks to the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation in partnership with the Appalachian Regional Forest Heritage Area. Frank covered topics of how to improve employee morale, reduce staff turnover, and how being a leader…

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Learn and Earn Program Allows Eastern Automotive Technology Students To Intern at Weimer Automotive Group

April 27, 2023

Moorefield, W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College (Eastern) offers a learn-and-earn program for second-year students enrolled in the automotive technology program to participate in paid internships. Outgoing graduates, Shelby Westfall and Johnathon Kalp have been utilizing this initiative at the Weimer dealership in Moorefield. “The learn-and-earn program has been a welcomed experience for us at the Weimer Automotive Group. We were able to get two great candidates that have been able to come in here and get the hands-on learning experience needed to…

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