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The Wyoming County Community Fund Scholarship is now accepting applications. The scholarship is for any Wyoming County resident that is looking to attend the Wyoming County Career & Technical Center or the Wyoming County Campus of Southern WV Community and Technical College. Applications are due on April 12, 2017. This scholarship is a one time award of $2,500 to be used in the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 term. The application is available for download at .
CHARLESTON – West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has appointed Latisha “Tish” Marcum of Williamson to the Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Board of Governors. Marcum recently accepted a job as assistant principal at Logan High School. For the past six years she served as a counselor at Mingo Central High School. Marcum holds a B.A. in Psychology from West Virginia University, and an M.A. in Counseling and an M.A. in Special Education from Marshall University. She is a candidate for a Ph. D in Education Leadership from Capella University. ”We are excited that Latisha Marcum will become part of the governing body for SWVCTC,” Governor Jim Justice said. “She has a strong background in education and we look forward to her input and contributions.” Marcum said, “I am excited about the opportunity to serve on the Board of Governors for our local Community College. I am very honored and humbled by the trust that Governor Justice has me in to serve in this capacity. As an educator, parent, and a person who is dedicated to success, I promise to pursue this opportunity to the best of my ability. It is a wonderful opportunity and I again, thank Governor Justice for his confidence in me as I humbly accept this leadership role.” Her term on the board of directors is until June 30, 2018.
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College and University of Pikeville’s Kentucky College of Optometry officials have signed a memorandum of understanding allowing qualifying students the opportunity for direct entry into the program. Students may complete as many as 90 credit hours at Southern to fulfill the requirements for entry. The Kentucky College of Optometry at the University of Pikeville is committed to honoring these courses and will guarantee the admittance of three Southern students to the program annually. This agreement is one of many ways that Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is committed to extending opportunities to students throughout the region. Southern also has MOUs in place with a number of other regional institutions.
Looking for something fun and creative to do on these wintery evenings? Join us for “Play & Paint" classes on the Logan and Williamson Campuses. Williamson Campus - Room 433 Feb 1: 6-8p - “BUT FIRST, Coffee" Feb 10: 6-8p - "I Love You More" Logan Campus - Room116 B Feb 3: 6-8p - “BUT FIRST, Coffee" Feb 8: 6-8p - "I Love You More" Feb 11: 3-5p -"Key to My Heart-for Couples" Course fee - $35 Contact Rita Roberson at 304-236-7648 for more information.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — College students in Kentucky and West Virginia who train for the rapidly growing drone industry are getting some financial backing from the Appalachian Regional Commission. U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins of West Virginia says in a news release that students from Maysville Community and Technical College in Kentucky and Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College will benefit from the $1.3 million grant. The grant involves the Regional Drone Technology Workforce Project involving the two schools. Under the grant, the schools will be able to enroll 100 students and give them the chance to study the drone industry.
Members of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s Harmony 365 committee and members of the Williamson NAACP recently met to discuss upcoming Harmony events. Willene Moore announced the signing of the 2017 NHM/ Harmony 365 Proclamation with Williamson Mayor Robert Carlton on Wednesday, February 1st at 4:30 p. m. in the Council Chambers. On February 19th the Black History Month/”Harmony 365” Program, “Harmony and Peace” will be presented at the Logan Street First Baptist Church Williamson, WV at 3pm with the theme The Crisis in Black Education. Those pictured: Willene H. Moore, Member, NAACP Program Committee Chairman, Rev. Frank Jones, President, Williamson Branch NAACP and Youth Council, Richard Wright, Past President NAACP , Michael Johnson, Member NAACP, Virdell Banks, Member NAACP, Jada Hunter, Member NAACP Program Committee, Juanita Hooks, Member, NAACP Program Committee and NAACP Scholarship Fund Chairman. Attending, but not seen in photo: Zada Hairston, Member NAACP Program Committee / Immediate Past NAACP Treasurer, Prestine Warren, Member NAACP Program Committee and Henry R. Moore, Member, NAACP.
Think that just because spring classes have already started it’s too late to start college this year? Wrong! We have a new twelve-week session of classes beginning February 13 and there’s plenty here to get you started on your way to a college or technical degree. If you or anyone you know is interested in continuing their education, finding an exciting career or just improving their competitive edge, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is your partner for success! With more than 40 programs, Southern proudly offers academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. Financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify. Visit us online at for a complete list of classes and more information. Find your direction at Southern.
Shawntel Hunter and Randal Johnson have been selected to represent Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College as nominees for the Phi Theta Kappa All-USA Community College Academic Team. The All-USA Community College Academic Team recognizes high achieving two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. Twenty team members are named annually with each receiving a $5,000 scholarship, a total of $100,000 in scholarship awards. In addition to scholarships, team members are featured in the USA TODAY newspaper and presented at the annual President’s Breakfast held during the American Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention. Judging criteria include academic excellence and intellectual rigor; leadership and service; and how students have extended their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. It is a merit award based on what students have done while attending community college, rather than a need-based scholarship. Phi Theta Kappa notifies students selected as team members in March each year. The program is sponsored by Follett Higher Education Group and presented by USA TODAY with additional support provided by the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa.
You're invited! The Logan Campus of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College will be the location for a free Small Business, Big Brand Workshop on January 24th. In today's highly competitive small business climate, business owners need to develop a brand that makes their companies stand out from the competition. More than just an eye catching logo, a brand is about everything your business does to attract and serve clients. This workshop will help small business owners and entrepreneurs understand the basics of building a brand for their company and why it is important to consider in all aspects of your business interactions. Participants also will have an opportunity to meet local business owners who can help them in their brand development during a networking luncheon. Each workshop runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Training will be conducted by Lillian Graning of Graning Associates. There is no cost to attend but seating is limited, so participants are encouraged to register early by clicking the Register Now button below or by calling 800.469.7224. . The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), Hatfield McCoy Trails and Mingo County Redevelopment Authority are hosting the workshops as part of the Third District Accelerator, a partnership to spur economic development across southern West Virginia. The initiative is funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration.