If Governor Youngkin succeeds in locating a small nuclear reactor in Southwest Virginia, it won’t be the first. From 1960 to 1985, Virginia Tech operated its own small reactor in Robeson Hall, just off the Drillfield.
Ferrum College announces free tuition for some Virginia residents; 39% of returning students are expected to benefit
The Panther Promise program also includes scholarships for all out-of-state students. The move comes at a time when colleges are struggling to attract applicants.
New community college system chancellor kicks off tour of all 23 schools
David Doré started his tour Tuesday with visits to campuses in Lynchburg and Roanoke, where he spoke about his desire to meet students and faculty early.
Liberty University names new president
Liberty alumnus Dondi Costin will join the university from Charleston Southern University, where he has been president for nearly five years.
A biology class changed this former Botetourt County drama kid’s career trajectory
When 14-year-old Skylar Gay enrolled in BIO 101 at Virginia Western Community College, it was just to fulfill a requirement. Now she’s on her way to the U.K. to present a scientific paper on COVID — and she’s still just 18.
Virginia’s first high school for adults will open in Roanoke’s new Goodwill plaza
The Excel Center will offer high school classes paired with child care and support services for adults in the Roanoke region. The Goodwill plaza will also offer a grocery store, bank and wellness center.
Emory & Henry College to become a university starting in fall 2024
Cited among the reasons for the change were the addition over the last decade of new master’s and doctoral programs in health sciences, education and business.
Virginia Highlands Community College gets local last-dollar scholarship program
The Smyth County Promise scholarship will be available to any county resident who enrolls at VHCC or Wytheville Community College. It’s the latest in a trend of local governments and nonprofits volunteering to pay community college tuition.
Roanoke College announces master’s degree partnership with Virginia Tech
Roanoke College students who want to pursue in-demand technology careers have new options for attending graduate school, thanks to a new partnership with Virginia Tech announced today. The schools unveiled two programs that allow Roanoke College students to obtain a master’s degree in engineering from Virginia Tech. Students in the programs can study either computer […]
Students at one Roanoke County school took it upon themselves to organize a club to explore health care careers
The Medical Explorers Club at Hidden Valley High School is devoted to introducing students to career options.