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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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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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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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Foundation’s Farm-To-Table Dinner Raises $27,000 for Students and Scholarships

July 10, 2023

FISHER, W.Va. – The Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation held the annual farm-to-table dinner at the Misty Mountain Event Barn on June 28—garnering $27,000 in support from attendees through the evening’s activities to support students and scholarships at Eastern. The farm-to-table dinner celebrates the unique traditions surrounding food and agriculture in West Virginia, from the production and preparation to the stories surrounding it. This event also highlights the story of the local producers, the land, the food, and the culture of the…

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Eastern Foundation Supports Local Students For The Ham, Bacon, & Egg Auctions In The Potomac Highlands

April 4, 2023

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation helped to support students exhibiting egg products for the Ham, Bacon, and Egg Auctions in the Potomac Highlands Region, including Mineral, Tri-County, and Hampshire counties in March. Eastern’s Foundation was excited to be able to support several students including Elijah Rexrode of Mineral County FFA who exhibited eggs that were purchased for $200; Kelsey Clark of Grant County FFA who exhibited eggs that were purchased for $350; Malachi Holliday of Moorefield FFA in Hardy County who exhibited…

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EASTERN WVCTC FOUNDATION TURNS TO iGIVE AFTER AMAZONSMILE SHUTDOWN TO RAISE MORE TO DO MORE

February 28, 2023

Moorefield, W.Va. – Millions of nonprofits, fundraisers, and hundreds locally, relied on AmazonSmile to provide a source of unrestricted revenue. The company recently announced the closure of AmazonSmile as of February 20, 2023. To offset the unfortunate loss of donations the shutdown will cause, Eastern WVCTC Foundation is now working with iGive.com, the originator of the shop-for-good model, which actually offers shoppers up to 26% in donations back to their chosen nonprofit, compared to AmazonSmile’s .05%. To further assist nonprofits, iGive announced an additional $5…

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Ceremony held to dedicate five new benches at Eastern

October 24, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – The bright green of the benches at the front and patio entrances of Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College were a perfect complement to the seasonal hues of russet, orange, and gold that surrounded the campus on Oct. 20 during a dedication ceremony on the college’s front walk that honored and memorialized the names on the benches. The Bench Campaign is a project of the community college’s Foundation, which seeks support to purchase benches for the college campus to replace a…

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Jennifer Rexroad is serving as Title III advancement services specialist at Eastern

September 27, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Following a career working with a variety of nonprofit organizations in roles that focused on meeting needs for individuals and communities, Jennifer Rexroad is now applying those skills to higher education in the Potomac Highlands as Title III advancement services specialist at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College. The advancement services specialist is a newly created position funded by the college’s federal Title III – Strengthening Institutions Program grant, and Rexroad believes that one of her primary tasks is building relationships…

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The Misty Mountain Event Barn was the venue for the 2022 Farm to Table Dinner.

Foundation’s Farm to Table Dinner a Success

July 8, 2022

Fundraising event raised money for scholarships and featured local agricultural products MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – The Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation held its Farm to Table dinner at the end of June, and the event featured a variety of the region’s agricultural products and producers, while also raising money to support students at the community college. The dinner is the college foundation’s largest fundraising event each year. Rob Burns, director of nonprofits at Eastern, said preliminary figures indicate this year’s Farm to Table…

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