Eastern Hires Colton Allanson as the Administrative Assistant

March 8, 2024

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Colton Allanson, a resident of Petersburg, West Virginia, has been hired as the Administrative Assistant at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College. He holds a bachelor of arts in music from Glenville State College, where he graduated in the fall of 2022. Before joining Eastern’s team, he worked as a student worker at Glenville State University. “My skills learned during my time as an Office Assistant – Student Worker at Glenville State will translate and help me here at Eastern,” said Allanson.…

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Twelve Romney Middle School Students Explored College Opportunities at Eastern

March 6, 2024

Moorefield W.Va. – A group of 12 enthusiastic students from Romney Middle School, accompanied by their dedicated teacher and guidance counselor, embarked on a career exploration field trip to Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College (Eastern). The purpose of the visit was to expose the students to specific career paths in business management and marketing and provide insights into future educational opportunities at Eastern. Throughout the day, the students engaged in a series of interactive activities designed to showcase Eastern’s array of programs. The students enjoyed hands-on learning experiences with a fun twist including a leadership icebreaker game featuring Mr. Potato Head, a Smart Lego build,…

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Eastern Foundation’s Inaugural Cupcake Soiree: A Sweet Success for Alumni Reunion

March 4, 2024

Moorefield W.VA. – The Inaugural Cupcake Soiree, hosted by the Eastern Foundation at Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College, was a success in bringing alumni together for an evening of networking and indulgence. “I am delighted to resonate with the joy of our first-ever cupcake celebration dedicated to our esteemed alumni. Last evening was more than just a gathering; it was a wonderful testament to the enduring bonds formed within these walls,” said Monica Wilson, Interim Vice President of Academics and Student Services at Eastern,…

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40 & 8 Hardy County Voiture 1623 Grants Scholarships To Eastern WVCTC Nursing Students

March 1, 2024

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – On Tuesday, February 27, 2024, Jeff Fraley, director of nursing education, Warren Kessel, and Ken Bransky, 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 Simon of Hardy County. “I am honored and extremely thankful to have been awarded the 40 &…

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Eastern Develops Cyber Intelligence Degree Program

January 29, 2024

Starting in the Fall of 2024, Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College will begin offering a cyber intelligence program with options to earn a two-year degree, 1-year academic certificate, and two micro-credentials in cyber intelligence. According to Dr. Tom Striplin, Eastern President, “We have been working on the development of this fully online program over the past year and are excited about the options and opportunities the program will provide to prospective students and employers.” All courses in the program including general education can…

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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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300 Attendees to the Community Job Fair, Including WV Treasurer

January 9, 2024

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s Career Services Department, led by Dixie Heavener, career counselor, held a Fall 2023 community job fair on November 14, 2023. This event was attended by fifty employers, such as Northrop Grumman, American Woodmark, Timberline Mountain, Clearway Energy Group, Pilgrim’s, and Workforce West Virginia. There was an abundance of job seekers who attended, plus three hundred high school students from Moorefield, Petersburg, Hampshire, East Hardy, and Hardy were bused in to be able to meet with…

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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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