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Montgomery joins Eastern to coordinate college’s marketing

December 2, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Trent Montgomery, a resident of Rawlings, Md., has joined the staff at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College to facilitate communications and marketing for the community college.   Montgomery holds an associate degree in art from Allegany College of Maryland, and then completed a bachelor of fine arts degree at Frostburg State University, with a study focus in graphic design and illustration. He also minored in marketing.  Before joining Eastern, Montgomery worked as a graphic designer for The Final Touch Embroidery &…

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Eastern’s business office welcomes five new staff members

November 4, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Five local residents have joined the business office at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College in the last several months. Candice Shockey of Moorefield started working at Eastern in late June as an accounting assistant and cashier for the college. She said she is originally from Spotsylvania, Va., but moved to Moorefield when in middle school. Shockey is married and has a daughter, 13, and a son, 5. She also said that the family is kept busy taking care of their…

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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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Dixie Heavener central to Title III grant progress, development of Eastern’s Career Services

September 13, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – News of Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s $2.25 million federal Title III grant award last October subsequently led to a flurry of activity on campus over the past year and put Dixie Heavener, Title III project director and career counselor, in the middle of the action. Heavener, a resident of Burlington, joined Eastern in February, and her hiring was a critical piece of Eastern’s Title III puzzle. When asked how she would describe the grant’s goals, Heavener replied, “to increase…

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Eddie Mullenax joins Eastern as CDL instructor

August 18, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Eddie Mullenax first climbed into a big rig as a small child and was entranced by the power of the machine. The truck belonged to his uncle, who owned a trucking company, and the experience ended up shaping Mullenax’s life. “It was the sound of the truck and how high I was sitting. It made an impression on me,” Mullenax said. Mullenax fell in love with trucks from that point on, and he spent many hours as an older child and teenager doing…

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Anthony Prato is new math faculty member at Eastern

August 10, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Anthony “Tony” Prato, Ph.D., has joined Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College as its full-time math faculty member. Prato said he understands the stress many feel about learning math. He’s had an opportunity to work with students at high school and college levels, so he has engaged with a wide variety of students over the years, often presenting math in ways that are more practical and more fun. Math is “… more creative than people realize,” Prato said. One of his favorite…

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Nathan Van Vranken joins Eastern as BET program coordinator

August 9, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Nathan Van Vranken has joined Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College as full-time science faculty member and Biological and Environmental Technology (BET) program coordinator. The flora and fauna of the Potomac Highlands and surrounding regions, the geography of the Appalachians and Atlantic Coastal Plain, its unique and ancient geological history and how all these elements intertwine and interrelate is endlessly fascinating to Van Vranken, who investigates these complex relationships. By studying a region and its biogeographic record, Van Vranken is working to…

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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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Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Welcomes Tom Fuhr as new Interim Dean of Community Engagement and Partnerships

July 28, 2020

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College has hired Dr. Thomas (Tom) Fuhr as the Interim Dean of Community Engagement and Partnerships.

As the chief workforce education and community partnerships officer, Dr. Fuhr will be responsible for the development and implementation of instructional systems, credit and non-credit instructional programs, and services in support of employers, economic development professionals, and life-long learning.

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