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Virginia Western foundation announces more than $160,000 in scholarships awarded
The Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation announces that it awarded $160,762 in general scholarships to 107 students attending the fall 2022 semester at Virginia Western Community College.
The scholarship application for the spring 2023 semester is open until Oct. 31, 2022, at https://www.virginiawestern.edu/scholarships/.
See full list at the end of this post.
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NPR’s Mara Liasson to speak at Roanoke College
Mara Liasson, the national political correspondent for National Public Radio, will speak at Roanoke College on Nov. 2 as part of the Fowler Public Affairs Lecture Series.
The event will be at 7:30 p.m.
During her tenure she has covered seven presidential elections — in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012. 2016, and 2020. Prior to her current assignment, Liasson was NPR’s White House correspondent for all eight years of the Clinton administration. She has won the White House Correspondents’ Association’s Merriman Smith Award for daily news coverage in 1994, 1995, and again in 1997.
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Steve Forbes to speak at Roanoke College
Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media,will speak at Roanoke College on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. His talk is entitled: “The case for free enterprise over socialism.”
In both 1996 and 2000, Forbes campaigned for the Republican nomination for president.
Tickets are required, free of charge, and available at the Colket Information Desk beginning November 7.
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FDA commissioner to speak in virtual talk at Fralin Institute
Robert Califf, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will speak in a virtual talk, “The Role of Translational Science in Addressing the Decline in Health Status in the U.S: A Perspective from the FDA,” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3. Join via Zoom to hear the talk, which is being presented by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC.
Califf, a cardiologist, served his first stint as FDA commissioner under President Barack Obama from 2016-17. He was appointed to the position again by President Joe Biden in early 2022. He has been a strong advocate for better clinical trials throughout his career.
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Speaker set for next Mudd Lecture Series
Oscar Jerome Stewart, an assistant professor of management at the College of Charleston, will present a lecture on Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater as part of Washington and Lee University’s Mudd Center for Ethics’ “Beneficence: Practicing an Ethics of Care” series.
Stewart’s lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled “The Hidden Curricula of Competitive Individualism and its Roots in Business Education.” This event can also be accessed via Livestream.
Stewart’s research is centered around analyzing power within organizations, with an aim of understanding how to create more equitable and cooperative structures that bind members together in a sense of mutual care. He is currently applying this lens toward projects addressing corporate misconduct, discrimination in higher education and critical business pedagogy.
Before joining the College of Charleston’s School of Business, Stewart worked as an assistant professor of sustainable business at San Francisco State University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and African American studies from the University of Minnesota and a doctorate from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte’s Interdisciplinary Organizational Science Program.
Read more about Stewart’s work and accomplishments online at go.wlu.edu/mudd/stewart.
The Mudd Center was established in 2010 through a gift to Washington and Lee from award-winning journalist Roger Mudd, a 1950 graduate of the university. By facilitating collaboration across traditional institutional boundaries, the center aims to encourage a multidisciplinary perspective on ethics informed by both theory and practice. Previous Mudd Center lecture series topics have included Race and Justice in America, The Ethics of Citizenship, Markets and Morals, Equality and Difference, The Ethics of Identity and The Ethics of Technology.
For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit the series webpage at go.wlu.edu/mudd/beneficence.
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Full list of Virginia Western Eductional Foundation scholarship recipients
|Fall 2022 Virginia Western Educational Foundation Scholarship Recipients|
|Madison Atkins||Bedford County||Stanard and Betty Lanford Endowed Scholarship|
|Chloe Eckard||Bedford County||Alice Becker Hinchcliffe Williams Endowed Scholarship & Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation Endowed Scholarship|
|Olivia Pittman||Bedford County||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Josh Reiley||Bedford County||Walter Darnall Vinyard Endowed Scholarship|
|Sandy Saul||Bedford County||Beverly and Leon Harris Occupational/Technical Annual Scholarship & Second Chance Annual Scholarship|
|Trisha Whittaker||Bedford County||Michael E. Warner Memorial Annual Scholarship|
|Riley Beard||Botetourt County||Mike Bassett Memorial Endowed Scholarship|
|Jacob Berry||Botetourt County||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Julia Desai||Botetourt County||Elisabeth (Liz) Reed Carter Educational Annual Scholarship & Smith Mountain Lake Garden Club Annual Scholarship|
|Jared Foutz||Botetourt County||Fred Whitaker Company Annual Scholarship|
|Sydney Harris||Botetourt County||Donald Willson Memorial Scholarship & Kiwanis Club of Botetourt County Endowed Scholarship|
|Zander LeNoir||Botetourt County||Beverly and Leon Harris Teaching and Nursing Annual Scholarship|
|Logan Patterson||Botetourt County||Beverly Day Williamson, Jr. Endowed Scholarship|
|Rebecca Perkins||Botetourt County||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Gabrielle Pickle||Botetourt County||Katherine Futrell Memorial Endowed Scholarship|
|Brianna Pigeon||Botetourt County||David L. Nickerson Honorary Endowed Scholarship|
|Jessica Kimball||Craig County||Michael E. Warner Memorial Annual Scholarship|
|Abigayle Price||Craig County||Dr. J. Andrew Archer Memorial Annual Scholarship & American Sign Language Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Laura Knight Schowe|
|Lisa Daniels||Floyd County||Dr. George K. Bowers Youth Haven-Sanctuary Annual Scholarship|
|Cindy Tueller||Floyd County||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Teresa Carroll||Franklin County||Brown & Sons Farm Annual Scholarship|
|Autumn Clingenpeel||Franklin County||Lucian Y. and June B. Grove Honorary Endowed Scholarship & Judy Hackworth Memorial Annual Scholarship|
|Mackenzie Coombs||Franklin County||VWCC Culinary Scholarship|
|Ethan Davis||Franklin County||Roanoke Electric Steel Corporation Endowed Scholarship|
|Sierra Hamilton||Franklin County||Beverly Day Williamson, Jr. Endowed Scholarship|
|William Hodges||Franklin County||Foot Levelers Endowed Scholarship|
|Eliza Quesenberry||Franklin County||Educational Foundation Textbook Scholarship|
|Jennifer Rider||Franklin County||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Lindsey Smith||Franklin County||Beverly and Leon Harris Teaching and Nursing Annual Scholarship|
|Amanda Southern||Franklin County||Diana D. Good Memorial Scholarship|
|Malory Fisher||Halifax County||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Jenna Carawan||Martinsville County||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship & Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation Endowed Scholarship|
|De’Ja McCain||Martinsville County||Alice Becker Hinchcliffe Williams Endowed Scholarship & Orrin Clifton Annual Scholarship|
|Hannah Martin||Pittsylvania County||Business, Technology & Trades Annual Scholarship in honor of Deborah A. Yancey|
|Ashley Rodriguez||Prince William County||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship & The Neall Family Charitable Foundation Scholarship|
|Bobby Bell||Pulaski County||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Pablo Bailey||Roanoke City||Al Pollard Memorial Foundation Scholarship for the Culinary Arts|
|Zechariah Bennett||Roanoke City||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Melissa Bittner||Roanoke City||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship & Nursing Endowed Scholarship|
|Gia Calloway||Roanoke City||Lorraine Pleasants Memorial Annual Scholarship & Virginia Western BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) Annual Scholarship|
|Leah Chada||Roanoke City||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Geidy Cobas||Roanoke City||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Tulasha Dahal||Roanoke City||Walter Darnall Vinyard Endowed Scholarship & Educational Foundation Textbook Scholarship|
|Monica Davis||Roanoke City||Fred Whitaker Company Annual Scholarship|
|Alexandra Decker||Roanoke City||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Leilani Dibble||Roanoke City||Dr. Kevin Conway Endowed Scholarship & The John Mathis, MD and Krista Crawford-Mathis Endowed Scholarship|
|Sarah Dotson||Roanoke City||Friendship Annual Scholarship & Educational Foundation Textbook Scholarship|
|Troy Fitzgerald||Roanoke City||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Amy Haley||Roanoke City||Michael E. Warner Memorial Annual Scholarship|
|Andrik Mendez Ayala||Roanoke City||Roanoke Valley Academy of Medicine Alliance Foundation Endowed Scholarship|
|Holly Mosconi||Roanoke City||Educational Foundation Textbook Scholarship|
|Serenity Mullins||Roanoke City||Dr. J. Andrew Archer Memorial Annual Scholarship & The Edwin C. Hall Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship|
|Emma Pallotti||Roanoke City||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Rebecca Pelaez||Roanoke City||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Sona Rahmani||Roanoke City||Virginia Western to Virginia Tech Start Up Scholarship & Educational Foundation Textbook Scholarship|
|Negina Rasoli||Roanoke City||Refugee and Immigrant Scholarship|
|Mohamed Sankoh||Roanoke City||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Nadia Schuld||Roanoke City||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Amber Sturms||Roanoke City||Beverly Day Williamson, Jr. Endowed Scholarship|
|Bandana Sutar||Roanoke City||Walter Darnall Vinyard Endowed Scholarship|
|Erika Wekony||Roanoke City||Beverly Day Williamson, Jr. Endowed Scholarship & BB&T Endowed Scholarship|
|Jessica Wintringham||Roanoke City||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Destiny Wray||Roanoke City||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Nyama Yarmah||Roanoke City||Beverly Day Williamson, Jr. Endowed Scholarship & Gertrude Light Hubbard Endowed Scholarship|
|Alexandra Bailey||Roanoke County||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Rebecca Cervelloni||Roanoke County||Rita Halsey David Radiography Endowed Scholarship|
|Hannah Cooper||Roanoke County||African-American Railroad Heritage Annual Scholarship|
|Shellie Falls||Roanoke County||The Flippin Family Endowed Scholarship|
|Justine Fizer||Roanoke County||Educational Foundation Textbook Scholarship|
|Jordan Gearhart||Roanoke County||Beverly Day Williamson, Jr. Endowed Scholarship|
|Jessica Graham||Roanoke County||Glenna H. Hall Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Women in Business established by Edwin C. Hall|
|Noah Hartson||Roanoke County||Brenda D. Roberts Memorial Annual Scholarship & SunTrust Community Service Endowed Scholarship|
|Christina Haynes||Roanoke County||Beverly Day Williamson, Jr. Endowed Scholarship|
|Alison Henson||Roanoke County||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Julia Hrysenko||Roanoke County||The Elizabeth and Harry Sellers Annual Scholarship|
|Bethany Kellam||Roanoke County||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Haaris Khan||Roanoke County||Fred Whitaker Company Annual Scholarship|
|Christopher Kunc||Roanoke County||John Hall and Chris Tucker Honorary Endowed Scholarship|
|Carrie Lawson||Roanoke County||Nursing Endowed Scholarship|
|Joshua Long||Roanoke County||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Sean McGhee||Roanoke County||Beverly Day Williamson, Jr. Endowed Scholarship|
|Kasey McKee||Roanoke County||William Milton Meador Endowed Scholarship|
|Mishawn Merchant||Roanoke County||George T. Wade Memorial Annual Scholarship|
|Eeshan Mushtaq||Roanoke County||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Nathan Patrick||Roanoke County||Al Pollard Memorial Foundation Scholarship for the Culinary Arts|
|Kimberly Piedmont||Roanoke County||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|David Richardson||Roanoke County||Madeline Brown Dearing and Gertrude Brown Logan Endowed Scholarship|
|Enaas Shawkat||Roanoke County||James Mark Mitchell Memorial Art Endowed Scholarship|
|Jackson Simmons||Roanoke County||Educational Foundation Textbook Scholarship|
|Jessica Simmons||Roanoke County||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship & Rita Halsey David Radiography Endowed Scholarship|
|Alicia Slawson||Roanoke County||Beverly and Leon Harris Occupational/Technical Annual Scholarship & Employee Giving Annual Scholarship|
|Neil Snider||Roanoke County||Beverly Day Williamson, Jr. Endowed Scholarship|
|Naomi Suhr||Roanoke County||McFarland Endowed Scholarship|
|Norma Underwood||Roanoke County||Walter Darnall Vinyard Endowed Scholarship|
|Gracie Walker||Roanoke County||Petroleum Marketers, Inc. Endowed Scholarship|
|Madison Williams||Roanoke County||Educational Foundation Textbook Scholarship|
|Hannah Young||Roanoke County||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Ryan Crouch||Salem||Richard J. Gaynor Memorial Scholarship|
|Nicolette Foss||Salem||Dr. Donna Harpold Memorial Annual Scholarship|
|Cordell Haynes||Salem||Fred Whitaker Company Annual Scholarship|
|Rose Joy||Salem||Nicholas E. Janney Memorial Endowed Scholarship|
|Regan Laughlin||Salem||Fralin Futures STEM-H Scholarship|
|Sean Laughlin||Salem||Down Syndrome Association of Roanoke Annual Scholarship & John Morris Roslyn Educational Scholarship|
|Melissa Muse||Salem||Educational Foundation Textbook Scholarship|
|Kyleigh Smithey||Salem||Beverly Day Williamson, Jr. Endowed Scholarship|
|Adam Warren||Salem||J.K. and Donna Speas Annual Scholarship|
|Connor Weeks||Salem||Fralin & Waldron, Inc. Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Craig E. Via|