Joe Sumner declined to talk about how he might approach the challenges that have faced NCI in recent years but said he plans to work with the community to address any issues.
New College Institute names new director
The New College Institute has a new executive director after officials appointed Joe Sumner to the position. Sumner comes to the Martinsville-based NCI by way of Georgia, where he currently serves as the associate vice president for economic development at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. He will officially start Feb. 28, according to a news release […]
‘Dolly is part of the answer’: Advocates spread Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library free-book program throughout Virginia
The state is helping fund an expansion of the reading program across the state.
Napoleon Hill Foundation and UVA Wise develop online entrepreneurship course for students in far Southwest Virginia
UVA Wise’s “Keys To Success” class is now available online to high school students through the Napoleon Hill Foundation. The course aims to inspire young entrepreneurs in coalfield counties.
$1.24 million will go to train assistant teachers in Southwest Virginia child care facilities
The funding announced by Gov. Glenn Youngkin is part of a larger effort to expand child care in the region.
Mountain Gateway one of three colleges to get state grant for planning lab schools
Mountain Gateway hopes to partner with Amazon to create a program for high school students from Alleghany County to Buena Vista to study computer technology.
Studies show highly processed foods may have addictive qualities, according to Virginia Tech researcher
A recent article from professors at Virginia Tech and University of Michigan likens highly processed food to tobacco. The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute is among those involved.
Ferrum College names interim president
Mirta Martin was previously president at colleges in West Virginia and Kansas.
Virginia Tech students design backpacks for homeless populations
Virginia Tech industrial design students partnered with a Rockbridge County manufacturer to create 50 backpacks for people struggling with addiction and homelessness. The backpacks will be given to people in Roanoke and surrounding communities.
Averett’s airport operation gives students a one-of-a-kind experience
The Danville university is the only school in the state with an aeronautics program and a fixed-based operator at an airport.