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Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Wyoming/McDowell Campus will be hosting the The National Coal Heritage Traveling Exhibit "Architects & Architecture of the Coalfields" art exhibit during the month of November. The National Coal Heritage Area Authority has developed a traveling exhibit that explores the buildings and communities that were developed as a result of the building boom during the growth of the coal fields. The exhibit examines the company housing and company stores of the region as well as looking at the downtowns developed and the public buildings built to serve communities. This exhibit is designed to highlight the work of Hassell Hicks and Alexander Mahood, prominent coalfield architects, but also share examples of other interesting and well-designed buildings within the region. The exhibit will be on display at Southern from November 1st through the 30th. The public is invited to stop by the Wyoming/McDowell campus. For more information, contact Linda Hawkins of - 304.465.3720
Second year nursing students from Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College saw a need and moved into action. The group became aware of some basic needs for the Logan area Child Advocacy Center. The group collected children’s clothes, bed linens, shoes, backpacks, and toys. Southern nursing students often share their time with the community by volunteering for groups such as WECAN, Energy Express and the Child Advocacy Center.
Time to plan ahead! Registering early for college classes helps you beat the crowds and take care of business before the busy holiday season hits. Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College will begin registering for Spring 2017 classes on November 2, 2016. Why register early? 1. You'll get the classes you want at the times you want. Registering early gives you the opportunity to choose your classes while plenty of sections are still available. 2. You won't waste your time waiting in a line. The busiest time for the Student Services and Financial Aid offices is the two weeks prior to classes starting. So if you need to see your advisor or need some one-on-one help, now's the time to get it done before the crowds hit. 3. You'll have time to handle roadblocks. Unexpected hold? Financial aid error? Starting early gives you time to figure out any barriers that might keep you from registering and take care of them in plenty of time to register. 4. You'll get it out of the way. This time of year is super busy, and closes for several weeks for the holidays. Cross this off your to-do list before the hectic holiday season hits. Look through our webpage or visit any campus for more information.
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College will offer EMT-M (Emergency Medical Technician-Mining) Recertification classes in November and December. These classes are for all EMT-M whose card expires on December 31. The classes will be as follows: November 7: this class is for an EMT-M whose card expired December 31, 2015 ONLY (RESA is only allowing EMT-M’s to back up to last year this one time) This will eliminate having to repeat the entire class. November 17: for those whose card expires December 31, 2016 and December 14: for those whose card expires December 31, 2016 The cost of the class is $60.00 plus fees and all classes will be held in B116 on the Logan Campus. For more information and to register contact Cheryl at 304.896.7413.
Run for the hills! Or better yet, join us in the hills as Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College partners with the Tug Valley Road Runners Club for the first Southern Harvest Half Marathon & 5K. The race will take place on Saturday, November 19, in the beautiful hills of West Virginia and Kentucky at the Williamson campus of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. The first 150 people to signup will receive a tech shirt! To register visit us online at or at the Coal House and Williamson Health and Wellness Center #healthyinthehills. The run will support student scholarships through the Southern West Virginia Community College Foundation. The Foundation has distributed $2.2 million in scholarships since 2007.
Radiology technology students from Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College will attend the 64th Annual Conference of West Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa in Morgantown, WV. The convention offers a diverse program covering some of the most up-to-date trends in medical imaging to enhance professionalism and optimize patient care quality. The students will also have the opportunity to participate in a student academic bowl. Southern will enter two teams this year. Those participating will be Autumn Cunningham, Mariah Perry, Macy Craddock, Morgan McCracken, Alexandra Perry, Katie Petry, Amber Hitt, and Tyler Dillon. Students Sarah Blair, Tiffany Chapman, and Vanessa Howell will also be attending and participating in the educational meetings/discussion. The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program at Southern is to meet community and employer needs for medical imaging professionals with high quality, student-friendly and accessible educational opportunities and services. The program strives to instill professionalism and transferable behaviors into the work place. Students planning on applying are encouraged to go on line at for more information.
Second year healthcare professional student, David Paul Lane, was awarded the Michael J. McGraw Memorial Scholarship at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College for the 2016-2017 academic year. The scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional student who resides in Wyoming County and attends the Wyoming Campus. Lane, who is a paramedic, hopes to pursue a career in nursing. The Michael J. McGraw Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament is an annual event to sponsor award. Those pictured are: Patty McGraw, Jeremy McGraw, David Paul Lane, David Lord, Director of Campus Operations for the Wyoming/McDowell Campus and Ron Lemon, Vice President for Development.
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College will host an open house for high school students on the Logan Campus on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. This is a premier opportunity to prepare for the college experience. The continuous event will be between the hours of 5pm and 7pm. You choose the time and the session based on your interests. This event is specifically designed for high school junior and senior students and their parents. Those attending will be able to familiarize themselves with the campus, attend academic sessions and interactive demonstrations, meet current Southern students, and have an opportunity to learn all that a higher education has to offer. This event will connect you and your student with our faculty and staff. Live entertainment and refreshments will be offered. In today’s competitive job market, choosing knowledge and skills acquired through higher education is more important than ever. Choosing the right school is your first step. We would like to share the many opportunities available to students at Southern. Our certificate and associate degree programs offer a variety of career choices including: Business, Technology, Healthcare and Criminal Justice. At Southern, we're focused on providing you with the quality education and focused support you need to pursue success in your chosen career field. Contact Steven Hall for more information.
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College will present a professional development workshop, “How assessment is useful in the classroom.” on Friday, October 28, 2016. Dr. Virginia Anderson, Professor Emerita in the Department of Biological Sciences at Towson University will be the guest speaker. Anderson serves as an assessment consultant both in the United States and abroad, and has presented over 300 grading and assessment workshops for faculty in community colleges, colleges, universities, and allied health institutions. She has also served as a consultant for numerous professional science organizations (NSTA, NABT, ASM, ESA), national accrediting agencies (MSCHE, SACS, and NCA), secondary school state science grants, and Writing Across the Curriculum funded workshops. The workshop will be divided into two sessions. Participants can attend a single session: * Morning Session 9:00am to 12:00pm * Afternoon Session 1:00pm to 4:00pm or attend the complete workshop: * All Day (Lunch will be provided for all day participants.) Contact Kim Hensley for more information.