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Foundation Donation

Logan, WV - A gift of $10,000 was presented to the Southern West Virginia Community College Foundation, Inc. by Lieutenant Governor and Senate President Earl Ray Tomblin following the annual Logan County Chamber of Commerce breakfast held at the college. The donation comes as a result of President Tomblin's recent selection as the 2009 Excellence in State Legislative Leadership Award in which he received a $10,000 check to give to his favorite charity.

Senator Tomblin said he believed the money should go to support educational opportunities in southern West Virginia, which is key to a vital work force. He understands the important role of community colleges and workforce development in meeting the training needs of industries across the country.

Southern's President Joanne Jaeger Tomblin expressed her gratitude and announced the college has raised over $7 million during Phase One of the Vision 2020 fundraising campaign. This is a great accomplishment as she celebrates her 10th year as college president.

Senator Tomblin received the William M. Bulger Excellence in State Legislative Leadership Award in July during the 35th Annual National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit in Philadelphia.  President Tomblin is the 23rd recipient of this prestigious award which was founded in 1996.

“Senator Tomblin has a deep loyalty to the legislative institution and exemplifies the highest of legislative leadership that we have in this country,” said NCSL Executive Director William T. Pound. “His personality, coupled with the longevity and variety of his public service, has combined to develop one of the state's foremost political leaders who possesses a great ability to face and overcome the state's continuing financial and economic struggles.”

The William M. Bulger Excellence in State Legislative Leadership Award is presented annually to a leader who has worked to preserve and build public trust in the institution of the state legislature and whose career embodies the highest principles of leadership—integrity, compassion, vision and courage.

Tomblin served in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1974-1978 and then in the Senate from 1980-2004. During that time, he served as the Senate majority whip and chairman and later as president of the Senate. In fact, Tomblin is the longest serving Senate president in West Virginia's history. In addition to be involved in various committee, he has also served on the executive committee for the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

The State Legislative Leaders Foundation (SLLF) first honored William M. Bulger, former president of the Massachusetts State Senate, for his distinguished career in public service and particularly for his commitment to protecting and strengthening the institution of the state legislature. That event was the catalyst for the annual Excellence in State Legislative Leadership Award.

Pictured are l-r, Southern's Vice President for Development Ronald E. Lemon, Southern President Joanne Jaeger Tomblin, Foundation President George Kostas, Senate President Earl Ray Tomblin, Foundation Vice-President Eddie Canterbury, and Senator Ron Stollings (D-Boone).

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College's President Joanne Jaeger Tomblin is pleased to announce that the following students have been placed on the Dean's List for the Fall 2009 semester.  This honor recognizes achievement of a scholastic average of 3.25 or higher in at least twelve semester hours of academic work.  Congratulations on your outstanding academic achievement and best wishes for continued success.

Shawna Adams
Sandra Adams
Nickolas Adams
Kaci Addison
Andrea Adkins
Travis Adkins
Amanda Adkins
Kathryn Adkins
Derek Adkins
Shari Adkins
Sara Alberts
William Aldridge
Steven Alley
Chelsea Anderson
Courtney Ashley
Christopher Atha
Roger Bailey
Harold Bailey
Jimi Bailey
Jeremy Bailey
Tressie Bailey
Patrick Bailey
Rachael Baisden
Chad Baisden
Brian Baisden
Justin Baisden
Kasey Baldwin
Alexis Batausa
Jennifer Baum
Aleshia Beckett
Patrick Beddow
Jessica Bell
Gavin Bias
Gregory Bishop
Zackary Blackburn
Steven Blackburn
Tera Blackburn
Stephanie Blackburn
Courtney Blackburn
Samantha Blair
Kelsey Blankenship
Donna Blankenship
John Botsch
Stacey Bowles
Megan Bowling
Alayne Bowman
Matthew Bradley
Natalie Branham
Shawnee Branham
Devin Brightwell
Brandon Brown
Brenden Brown
Joshua Brown
Barry Browning
Alissa Browning
Jordan Browning
Andrea Browning
Clarkson Browning
Eric Burton
Derek Buzzard
Ashley Byrd
Brandy Calloway
Amanda Cantrell
Shannon Carballo
Kristi Carey
Sarah Carey
Matthew Carter
Katelyn Carter
Isaiah Carter
Barrett Centers
Timothy Chapman
Criste Chapman
Amanda Chapman
Michael Charles
Amanda Chittenden-Blevins
Havilah Chowdhury
Freda Cochran
Kendra Colangelo
Katelynn Colegrove
Courtney Colegrove
Amanda Conley
Erin Cook
Kelly Cook
Tammy Cooper
Noel Cooper
Jessica Cooper
James Crigger
Erick Croaff
Denise Crum
Jaime Crum
Amber Crum
James Cumbridge
Kelli Curry
Megan Damron
Jaclyn Daniels
Courtney Daniels
Bradley Davis
Rachel Day
Shawn Deer
Whitney Dempsey
Stephanie Dempsey
Renetta Deskins
Diana Dillon
Frank Dillon
Wendie Dingess
Lisa Dingess
Brittany Dolin
Christina Dolin
Angela Dotson
Brett Dunlap
Courtney Ellis
Zachary England
Daniel Ewing
Sarrah Farley
Johnny Farley
Lauren Farris
Destinee Feye
Alicia Fields
Elizabeth Fields
Danielle Fink
Justin Fleming
Amanda Fletcher
Brian Ford
Sarah Fowler
Delberta Fowler
Heather Freeman
Amber Gallagher
Susan Garrett
Barbara Gavina
Charlie Gibbs
Madonna Gilco
Mary Gillespie
Meaghan Gillespie
Hollie Goodwin
Debra Gore
Autumn Grove
Stephanie Hager
Katelynn Hagy
Richard Hall
Beverly Hall
Sandra Hammonds
Savannah Harless
Tammathy Harless
Cieara Harper
Lauren Hart
Carrie Hawkins
Brittany Helsel
Elizabeth Hensley
Mariah Herman
Michael Hignite
Crystal Hill
Elisabeth Hitchcock
Marca Hobbs
Sarah Hoffman
Christopher Holstein
Sarah Holzapfel
Lisa Horn
Whitney Horne
Jennifer Howard
Kimberly Irick
Kaitlynn Jewell
Zachary Johnson
Tiffany Johnson
Elston Johnson
Tiffanie Jowett
Rita Keyser
Virginia Kimler
Elisha Kinder
Jennifer Kinder
Rosemary King
Angela Kinser
Phillip Kirk
Sara LaCaria
Donald Lecik
Melissa Lecik
Cassandra Lee
Kacie Legg
Debra Lester
Rebecca Lester
Joshua Lester
Heather Lilly
Morgan Logan
Jacob Long
Samuel Lovejoy
Linda Lovins
Joshua Mahon
Michael Mallory
Zachary Manley
Kayla Marcum
Tammie Marcum
Karen Marcum
Laken Marine
Chassidy Marine
Jeri Martin
Jenelle Martin
Lauren Massey
Mary Mastro
Dakota May
Linda May
Sarah May
Daniel Mayhew
Kristi McCoy
Amanda McDonald
Carrie McGraw
Tanya McKinney
Joyce McKinney
Susan Medlen
Calah Messer
Kelli Messer
Andrea Michael
Joseph Mileto
Jerrica Miller
Lara Miller
Jacob Miller
Emily Miller
Christopher Miller
Brittany Miller
Stephanie Miller
James Mitchell
Glenda Mitchell
Jeanne Modley
Adam Morgan
Joey Morgan  II
Todd Mowery
Ted Mullins
Sherri Murphy
Adam Murphy
Kayla Neace
Angel Neil
James Nelson
Kellie Nelson
Amy Newsome
Shannon Orso
William Osborne
Sara Osborne
Barbara Perkins
Sonja Pack
Kari Parsley
Megan Pauley
Mikaleah Pennington
Nicholas Pettry
Thomas Pettry
John Peyton
Madhavi Pidaparthi
James Pierce
Jessica Plymale
Sarah Podunavac
Aaron Porter
Trisha-Ann Preece
Tiffany Rader
Keisha Ratcliff
April Reed
Kimberlee Richardson
Ada Roberson
Charis Robinette
Jamie Robinette
Andrea Robinette
William Robinson
Vanessa Robinson
Chris Rolen
Jeana Rollins
Teresa Rose
Kayla Rose
Kelli Rozzell
Sandra Runyon
Samantha Sabo
Natalie Salmon
Michael Sansom
Heather Sheppard
Donise Sheppard
Justin Simpkins
Jared Simpson
Sandra Slone
Megan Smith
Joseph Smith
Brittney Smith
Kristyn Smith
Ruby Smith
Amanda Smith
Amelia Smith
Taylor Smith
Robert Sontag
Sara Spaulding
Tyler Spears
Amanda Spry
Amber Spurlock
Natosha Stacy
Richard Starkey
Zachary Staten
Jeffrey Stevens
Dixie Stewart
Sarah Stollings
Brianna Stollings
Matthew Tackett
Jeremy Thompson
Meghan Thompson
Judy Thompson
Whitney Tincher
Leann Toler
Crystal Toppings
Kimberly Toth
Brandon Townsend
Andrea Townsend
Joshua Trent
Candice Vance
Amanda Vance
Betty Vance
John Vance
Joyce Varney
Christina Vaughan
John Venturino
Tina Waldron
Kelli Walker-Pack
Jarrod Walls
James Ward
Carl Wehner
Steven Wellman
Mike Whisenant
Rita White
Brandon Whitt
Sheila Whitt
Nicholas Williams
Kara Willis
Mark Wood
Kaitlin Workman
Sherry Workman
Jessica Workman
Chelsea Wyant
Jason Young
Christopher Zeto

Southern operates four campuses and two sites located in Boone, Logan, Lincoln, Mingo, Raleigh and Wyoming counties. Kentucky students residing in Pike, Martin, Boyd and Lawrence counties are eligible for in-state tuition rates. The college's web site is www.southernwv.edu and the toll free number is 1-866-798-2821.

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is a member institution of the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College conducted an induction ceremony on December 17th for its 2009 Appalachian Leadership Academy fellows.

The six students will receive a full scholarship to attend Southern and up to $500 for books. Mingo County native, Retired General Robert "Doc" Foglesong, USAF was the guest speaker during the induction ceremony held at The Brass Tree. Southern's leadership program is made possible through the continued support of Cotiga Development Company and the college's Foundation.

Pictured are, back row l-r, 2008 Appalachian Leadership Fellows Kevin Whitt, Rita White, and Shannon Carballo, Southern's President Joanne Jaeger Tomblin, Cotiga Development Resource Manager Eddie Curry, his wife Charlotte Curry and ALA Director Pauline Sturgill. Front row l-r, 2009 Appalachian Leadership Academy Fellows Joyce Varney, Kimberly Irick, Shelley Rose, Michelle Ford, Whitney Dempsey and Anita Copley.

Bill Cook, Campus Director of Southern's Boone/Lincoln Campus

Danville, WV - William H. "Bill" Cook has been named as the new Director of Campus Operations for the Boone/Lincoln Campus of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. Cooks joins Southern after holding a position for 10 years as the Town Manager and Community Center Director for the Town of Danville.

He is a lifetime resident of Madison and is actively involved in community, church and civic activities.

President Joanne Jaeger Tomblin stated, "Bill Cook is a perfect fit for the Boone/Lincoln Campus. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge as well as a commitment to education and serving the students in the region. We are all looking forward to working with him, as he brings new visibility and vision to Southern."

Cook was Scott High School's Most Valuable Baseball Player in 1972 and Captain under Coach Robert P. School. After graduation he attended West Virginia State College until he chose a coal-mining career. Bill worked in mining for 25 years. During that time he served as United Mine Workers local Representative, Safety Committeeman and Vice President of Local 1889 for over 15 years.

After deciding to leave the mining industry, he enrolled in college and studied business and communication at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. He also worked as a recruiter to encourage laid off coal miners to train for new careers.

"I am so pleased to be part of Southern's vision for higher education and community involvement. We will continue to shine the light for our community and seek avenues to shine even brighter," Cook said.

He has served for two years on the Boone County HSTA Board of Directors. He was the Job Training and Partnership Act (JTPA) field representative and the liaison for over 125 unemployed coal miners. He was a motivational spokesperson for the program and has made presentations at over 100 civic clubs, churches and public forums.

In addition to serving as the Town Manager and Community Center Director for the Town of Danville, Cook was the FEMA Flood Coordinator for Danville and managed all aspects of the town. In 2003 he was appointed by the Mayor of Danville to serve as the municipal court judge, which he did for three years. Cook created and coordinated the Danville Summer Celebration and the Danville Senior Citizens Day.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Boone County Community and Economic Development Corporation. He also serves on the Advisory Board for Boone Memorial Hospital's Home Health Care (LHC). He is a recipient of the Earl Ray Tomblin Citizen of the Year Award that is granted to outstanding citizens for community involvement.

In 2006, Attorney General Darrell McGraw appointed Cook to the West Virginia Attorney General's Citizens Advisory Committee; a position he has held for the last three years.

Cook has been actively involved in church activities for 32 years. He has served as a deacon, lay preacher, Sunday School teacher and held many church offices. He is a member of the Madison Baptist Church. He formed a gospel group "Living Water" and traveled extensively in the area for over 15 years.

He enjoys fishing, tennis, reading, singing, song writing and has a passion for the history of Hank Williams.Bill is a dedicated family man and has been married to Sheliah for 34 years. His wife is the Human Resources Director and Administrative Assistant for Boone Memorial Hospital. They have one daughter, Crystal Rogers.

Cook can be reached at the Boone/Lincoln Campus by calling (304) 307-0716 or email at billc@southern.wvnet.edu.

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College offers many degree and certificate programs in its Career and Technical Division, including Allied Health, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Mine Management, and Survey Technology. The University Transfer Division offers degrees that prepare students to transfer into upper division programs at four year colleges and universities. Southern operates four campuses and two sites located in Boone, Logan, Lincoln, Mingo, Raleigh and Wyoming counties. Kentucky students residing in Pike, Martin, Boyd and Lawrence counties are eligible for in-state tuition rates.

The college's web site is www.southernwv.edu and the toll free number is 1-866-798-2821.

New Technology Building in WIlliamson

The process of identifying training programs is underway as plans have started for the construction of a new Technology Center at the Williamson Campus of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. The facility will be constructed through bond funding as designated by Governor Joe Manchin III and the West Virginia Legislature.

Southern President Joanne Jaeger Tomblin, accompanied by members of the college's leadership team, met last week with representatives from MBAJ Architecture and ET Boggess to discuss the vision for the project. The group reviewed training programs that are being planned for the new technology facility as well as the actual construction site which is located adjacent to the main campus building.

"This is going to be a technologically designed facility which will provide students with hands-on training to prepare them for the jobs of the future," President Tomblin said. "This project is one that the Tug Valley community can be proud of and its design will change the way students will learn in the future."

A ground-breaking ceremony is planned for late spring or early summer of 2010.

"We continue to work closely with Major General Allen Tackett on the acquisition of the National Guard Armory property. The College still intends to purchase the Armory when it becomes available, however, due to the timing of the bond funds, the College will need to begin construction and complete the new facility within three years of receiving the funds. That is why we are building a new facility on property that the college already owns," President Tomblin explained.

During the 2007 West Virginia Legislative session, the legislature agreed to the sale of bonds for the purpose of constructing new campuses and technology facilities for the state's community and technical colleges. Southern is scheduled to receive between $6 and $8 million dollars for the construction of the technical facility at its Williamson Campus.

Some of the training programs being considered for the new Technology Center include industrial vehicle maintenance, welding and electricity, vehicle operation training and robotic automation technology. College officials are also planning to create a professional testing center where students may complete all state licensure examinations, such as M-CAT, etc.

President Tomblin said the goal is to create a facility with a flexible design, allowing for training to be kept current and programs interchanged as necessary. Before plans are finalized, President Tomblin said she would be asking for input from the faculty and staff at the WiIliamson Campus.

"We are planning to serve a much larger region here, including our neighboring counties in Kentucky," President Tomblin said.

New programs currently being offered at the Williamson Campus include Respiratory Care Technology and a certificate program in Electrocardiology (EKG). The college also houses a day care center on campus which has helped numerous students with their children as they attend classes, according to Williamson Campus Director Rita Roberson.

The West Virginia Community and Technical College System, which Southern is a part of, has focused their efforts on the recruitment of adult learners and retraining the current workforce.

"The new technology center in Williamson will assist the College in attaining these goals. Community and technical colleges have the technology and the curriculum to train workers quickly at an affordable cost, and we are excited to do so," President Tomblin said.

Even though Southern's enrollment is expected to increase this year, President Tomblin pointed out that southern West Virginia still has the lowest college going rate in the state. Dr. Cindy McCoy, dean for university transfer programs, continues to visit area schools in an effort to increase that number by offering dual credit classes, which affords students the opportunity to earn college credit for classes they are taking in high school.

The college's Foundation also helps, by providing scholarships for qualifying students in southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky. The Southern Foundation distributed $142,000 in scholarship monies last year alone, and is expected to increase this year, President Tomblin said.

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College offers many degree and certificate programs in its Career and Technical Division, including Allied Health, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Mine Management, and Survey Technology. The University Transfer Division offers degrees that prepare students to transfer into upper division programs at four year colleges and universities. Southern operates four campuses and two sites located in Boone, Logan, Lincoln, Mingo, Raleigh and Wyoming counties. Kentucky students residing in Pike, Martin, Boyd and Lawrence counties are eligible for in-state tuition rates.

The college's web site is www.southernwv.edu and the toll free number is 1-866-798-2821.

Logan, WV - Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is reaching out to serve local veterans and those applying for the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit that is effective August 1, 2009. The Post-9/11 GI Bill is the most comprehensive education benefit since the original GI Bill was signed into law in 1944.

Individuals with active duty service since September 11, 2001, may be eligible for this benefit. The program provides tuition assistance, a housing allowance, a books and supplies stipend, and the option to transfer these benefits to family members under certain circumstances.

"We are honored to provide a full range of services to veterans who enroll at Southern," said President Joanne Jaeger Tomblin. "We recognize that these men and women have made significant sacrifices for all of us and it's fitting that we assist them in their educational pursuit."

To be eligible for the Post-9/11 benefits, a service member or veteran must have served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty. However, individuals
honorably discharged for a service-connected disability who served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001, may also establish eligibility.

The current Montgomery G.I. Bill, the Survivor and Dependents, and Vocational Rehabilitation benefits all have their own set of rules to navigate. Veterans Coordinator Teri Wells is at Southern to help veterans understand one from another.

There are many variables that come into play when determining the level of benefits a veteran can receive, including length of active duty, Wells said.

"Veterans should consider using the rest of their Chapter 30 G.I. benefits if they only have a few months of benefits remaining. Exhaust them and then
use the remaining months of benefits under the new bill," Wells explained.

Otherwise, if a veteran applied for and received approval for Chapter 33 G.I. Bill benefits before exhausting his or her Chapter 30 G.I. Bill benefits, the veteran would only receive the remaining benefits he or she was eligible for under the Chapter 30 G.I. Bill. That could make the difference between a veteran receiving a few more months of benefits and up to 12 more months of education benefits and a housing stipend, Wells said.

"There's a gap between the military world and the academic world," Wells said. "We're trying to help close that gap."

The Fall 2009 semester will begin on Monday, August 17th.  For more information about veterans services offered at Southern, call Teri Wells at 304-896-7443. or e-mail her at teriw@southern.wvnet.edu.

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College offers many degree and certificate programs in its Career and Technical Division, including
Allied Health, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Mine Management, and Survey Technology. The University Transfer
Division offers degrees that prepare students to transfer into upper division programs at four year colleges and universities. Southern operates
four campuses and two sites located in Boone, Logan, Lincoln, Mingo, Raleigh and Wyoming counties. Kentucky students residing in Pike, Martin, Boyd and Lawrence counties are eligible for in-state tuition rates.

The college's web site is www.southernwv.edu and the toll free number is 1-866-798-2821.

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Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Veterans' Coordinator Teri Wells is shown assisting local veteran Jason Young of Whitman, WV.  Young served four years in the Marine Corps. He plans to begin studies at Southern and later completing a Bachelor’s degree.

 

The recipients of the Shell Family Scholarships for the Fall 2009/Spring 2010 academic year are being announced by Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.

The Shell Family Scholarships were established at Southern in 2008, according to Vice-President for Development and Southern Foundation Liaison Ronald E. Lemon.

Robert Shell, Jr. a successful international businessman and leader, is well known for his philanthropy and support of young people throughout the world.  He and his family have always maintained an interest in education, but more importantly realize the financial hardship students have in attaining a college education.

“The Shell Family Scholarship is an opportunity for our family to provide continuing support of higher education to the citizens of southern West Virginia, and hopefully be a stepping stone for others to follow,” said Shell.

Shell is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. In 1999, he was elected to the Marshall University Business Hall of Fame. In 2002, Shell was elected to the West Virginia University Hall of Fame, and on December 4, 2007 he was honored by the Education Alliance.

The Shell Family Scholarship recipients for 2009/2010 are as follows:

Ian McKenzie is a 2009 graduate of Logan High School where he was active in many school clubs and organizations.  His current plans are to attend Marshall University and be either a History or English teacher.  One of his aspirations is to have his own photography studio.

Justin Simpkins is a 2009 graduate from Logan High School where he was a Promise Scholar.  While at Logan High School, Justin participated in football and  wrestling; the Logan High School Prayer Club; the National Honor Society; TAAD (Teens Against Alcohol and Drugs); and was a class officer.  His educational plans are to complete the Radiologic Technician Program at Southern and possibly transfer to Marshall University and enter the Physical Therapy Program.

Carrie McGraw is a 2009 graduate of Man High School.  Her educational goals are to receive her associate’s degree from Southern and transfer to either Marshall University or West Virginia University to receive her bachelor’s degree in education or the medical field.  While at Man High School, she was active in several clubs and was Historian for the  BETA Club.  She attends the Orville Holiness Church.

Virginia Kimler, a 2008 graduate of Logan High School, was the first Shell Family Scholarship recipient. After completing her education at Southern, she plans to attend Marshall University to pursue her career goal as a secondary school teacher.

For more information concerning the Vision 2020 Major Gifts Campaign at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, contact Mr. Lemon at 304.896.7425 or by email at ronl@southern.wvnet.edu.

Students interested in applying for the Shell Family Scholarship can obtain an application by going to Southern’s website at www.southernwv.edu.

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College offers many degree and certificate programs in its Career and Technical Division, including Allied Health, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Mine Management, and Survey Technology. The University Transfer Division offers degrees that prepare students to transfer into upper division programs at four year colleges and universities. Southern operates four campuses and two sites located in Boone, Logan, Lincoln, Mingo, Raleigh and Wyoming counties. Kentucky students residing in Pike, Martin, Boyd and Lawrence counties are eligible for in-state tuition rates.

New Programs at Southern

Logan, WV - Several new and expanded programs are being offered this fall at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, including an associate degree in Mine Management and a certificate program in Central Sterile Supply/Sterile Processing.

According to Southern's Dean of Career and Technical Programs Pamela L. Alderman, seven new or expanded degree and certificate programs are being made available to students looking for additional career options.

Associate degree programs being offered at the Boone/Lincoln Campus include Accounting and Survey Technology. Due to numerous requests, the accounting classes will be offered in the evenings, Alderman said. For information about the evening Accounting program at the Boone Campus contact Dr. Gail Hall, Department Chair of Business at 304.236.7619 or email her atgailh@southern.wvnet.edu.

Also, an Associate in Applied Science program in Survey Technology is available due to industry demand on the Boone Campus. This program has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Professional Surveyors.  Students may enroll in the Certificate or the Associate in Applied Science degree program.  For information contact Carol Howerton, Department Chair for Technology at 304.896.7337or by email at carolh@southern.wvnet.edu.

A new Mine Management Associate in Applied Science degree will be offered this fall at the Logan Campus and on-line classes. This associate degree program is designed to educate individuals who will be employed as mid-level managers in the mining industry, both surface and underground. This program is being offered in formats to meet the needs of the working adult.  Both weekend and web courses are available.  The Mine Management program was developed in conjunction with the mining industry to meet a growing demand.  For further information regarding Mine Management, contact Coordinator Bill Alderman at 304.896.7381 or at billa@southern.wvnet.edu.

The Cosmetology/Salon Management program has relocated to the Logan Campus for Fall 2009.

"We are extremely excited about this move. Not only have the classes been relocated but the salon clinic has also been moved. We will begin accepting appointments in January," Alderman said. Individuals interested in this growing career field should contact Joan Thompson, Cosmetology/Salon Management Coordinator at 304.896.7372 or email her at joant@southern.wvnet.edu.

The Office Administration program is being expanded to the Logan Campus this fall.  Students can take classes in a traditional classroom setting or enroll in on-line courses.  The Office Administration program prepares students to work in various office settings.  The Executive Secretary is a high demand career and Southern offers an excellent program to prepare students for employment.  This program offers both a Certificate and Associate in Applied Science degree. For further information contact Dr. Gail Hall at 304.236.7619 email her atgailh@southern.wvnet.edu.

A new certificate program, Central Sterile Supply/Sterile Processing Technical program will be offered on the Logan Campus this fall.  This two semester program is designed for individuals who want a career that is in demand in the health care industry. Students will learn how to properly sterilize and package instruments used during surgery and other patient care areas. For more information on this growing career field, contact Judy Curry, Surgical Technology Coordinator at 304.896.7312 or by email atjudyc@southern.wvnet.edu.

For those interested in pursuing an entry level career in allied health, a certificate program in Electrocardiology (EKG) is being offered at the Boone, Logan, Williamson and Wyoming Campuses this fall.  This is a two semester program and gives individuals the opportunity to become employed the health field in a short amount of time.  For information about the EKG program contact Alyce Patterson-Diaz, Department Chair for Allied Health at 304.896.7355 or email her at alycep@southern.wvnet.edu.

For a complete list of class offerings visit the web site at www.southernwv.edu. For more information about any of these programs,  contact Dean Alderman at 304-896-7302 or email her at pama@southern.wvnet.edu.

The final week to register for Fall 2009 classes is Monday, August 10th through Friday, August 14th. Saturday classes will start on August 15th and regular classes will begin on Monday, August 17th.

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College offers many degree and certificate programs in its Career and Technical Division, including Allied Health, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Mine Management, and Survey Technology. The University Transfer Division offers degrees that prepare students to transfer into upper division programs at four year colleges and universities. Southern operates four campuses and two sites located in Boone, Logan, Lincoln, Mingo, Raleigh and Wyoming counties. Kentucky students residing in Pike, Martin, Boyd and Lawrence counties are eligible for in-state tuition rates.

The college's web site is www.southernwv.edu and the toll free number is 1-866-798-2821.

Southern is offering a new technical certificate program, Central Sterile Supply/Sterile Processing, this fall at the Logan Campus. This is a two semester program designed to train students in sterilizing and packaging instruments used during surgery and well as other patient care areas. Wanda Cook, a CSS worker at Williamson Appalachian Regional Healthcare, is shown packaging instruments used during surgery. A central sterile supply technician can work in areas where instruments, supplies, and medical equipment are processed, sterilized or disinfected. Central service is an emerging occupation and will expand as health-care becomes more specialized and the volume of surgeries increase.

Cedar Donation

Representatives for CEDAR (Coal Education Development and Resource) presented a check for $5,000 to fund scholarships in partnership with the Southern West Virginia Community College Foundation following a recent Logan Rotary Club meeting.  The CEDAR Scholarships are funded by the West Virginia Development Office, CEDAR of Southern West Virginia, Inc., and the Southern West Virginia Community College Foundation, Inc. The scholarships are designated to high school seniors in Mingo, Logan, Boone, McDowell, and Wyoming counties.

Pictured are l-r, Southern's Foundation Accountant Crystal Hensley, Vice President for Communications Cindy Crigger, Foundation Vice President Eddie Canterbury, CEDAR representatives Georgene Robertson, Debbie Mudd and Helen Curry. The 10 annual CEDAR Scholarships support education, the development and the use of the largest natural resource in West Virginia - coal. For a complete list of scholarships, visit the college web site at www.southernwv.edu. Click on Quick Links, then Foundation and the scholarship link is located on the left of the web page.

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