Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Blue Ridge CTC Foundation to host Merry and Bright Fundraiser

Blue Ridge CTC Holding Brick Dedication Ceremony Honoring Denise Burditus

Blue Ridge CTC Student Attends State-Wide Business Plan Competition

Blue Ridge CTC Signs New Articulation Agreement with Ohio Valley University for Forensic Investigative Accounting Degree

Blue Ridge CTC Board of Governors Meeting: November 3, 2017

Blue Ridge CTC Offers Free Seminars in Newly Renovated Morgan County Center

Blue Ridge CTC Board of Governors Meeting: October 4, 2017

Blue Ridge CTC Sign Transfer Agreement with First International School

Blue Ridge CTC Foundation to Host Annual Bluegrass & BBQ

Blue Ridge CTC Board of Governors Meeting 8/2/17

Blue Ridge CTC Foundation to host Merry and Bright Fundraiser

Media Contact
Anne Myers
Foundation Director
304.260.4380 ext 2410
amyers@blueridgectc.edu

Martinsburg, WV. The Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Foundation will host the sixth annual Merry and Bright fundraising event, Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Main Campus located at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Martinsburg, WV. This annual event features scrumptious delights created by our Culinary Academy, magical carriage rides, and enlightening student demonstrations. In addition to these activities, the Culinary Academy prepares beautifully decorated cookie boxes, gingerbread Christmas trees and gourmet chocolate macaroons for purchase.

This event enables the Foundation to grow a scholarship fund that assists students attending Blue Ridge CTC. Community members interested in purchasing tickets or sponsorships can do so by visiting www.blueridgectc.edu/foundationevents or by contacting the Foundation, 304.260.4380 ext. 2423, foundation@blueridgectc.edu

The Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Foundation, established March 2012, is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. All fundraising efforts assist students attending or planning to attend Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. One of the most critical needs at this time is to provide scholarships to a diverse population of students. All contributions toward this campaign are tax deductible and assist the Foundation in providing funding to the Blue Ridge Community and Technical College community in the form of scholarships.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College offers more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development training. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is conveniently located on Route 45 West past the Commons Center, at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive. For more information on Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, please call 304-260-4380 or visit our website at www.BlueRidgeCTC.edu.

Press Welcome to Attend.

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Blue Ridge CTC Holding Brick Dedication Ceremony Honoring Denise Burditus

Media Contact Jennifer Barrett 304.260.4380 ext. 2111 jbarrett@blueridgectc.edu

 

Blue Ridge CTC Holding Brick Dedication Ceremony Honoring Denise Burditus

Martinsburg, WV.  Blue Ridge Community and Technical College will honor the life of Denise Burditus, victim of the Las Vegas shooting, by holding a brick dedication ceremony on November 28th, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. on the Main Campus in Martinsburg, WV.

Denise Burditus attended Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, pursuing a degree in Business Administration. Burditus was a dedicated student and beloved family member to her husband, children and numerous grandchildren. The ceremony will honor her legacy by placing a brick in the walkway of the Main Campus, dedicated to her memory.  The ceremony is open to faculty, staff, students and community members.

Press welcome to attend.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College offers more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development training.  Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is conveniently located on Route 45 West past the Commons Center, at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive. For more information on Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, please call 304-260-4380 or visit our website at www.BlueRidgeCTC.edu.

Blue Ridge CTC Student Attends State-Wide Business Plan Competition

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Media Contact Jennifer Barrett 304.260.4380 ext. 2111 jbarrett@blueridgectc.edu

Blue Ridge CTC Student Attends State-Wide Business Plan Competition

Martinsburg, WV. The 12th Annual Collegiate Student Business Plan Competition hosted by the College of Business & Economics at West Virginia University received 292 business plans from students throughout West Virginia. Students submitted plans within three categories, including Lifestyle and Innovation, Hospitality and Tourism, and STEM. Students are competing for a grand prize of $10,000, to receive free legal and accounting advice, and for the opportunity to start a new business in the state. The competition is open to any full-time student at a West Virginia college or university in any major.

Four Blue Ridge CTC students participated in the competition this year. Eileen Kusnirak, business administration major, will be moving on to the semi-final round. The plan submitted by Kusnirak, The Gaming Zone, LLC, was reviewed by judges as well as by her peers. The Gaming Zone, LLC, will create a one-stop shop for game enthusiasts of all ages. Kusnirak attended the semi-final event hosted by West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, West Virginia. The event consisted of one on one interviews and elevator pitches. On December 5th, five out of the ten student winners will be notified that they have been selected to participate in the final round.

For the first time in the history of the business plan competition, Blue Ridge CTC students were participants. Faculty advisor Todd Cimino-Johnson stated, “This business plan competition is a way for the students of Blue Ridge to show what the Eastern Panhandle brings to the table. We had four great ideas this year. I hope next year we can submit many more entries and start seeing these businesses open up and become successful.”

The final competition will take place on April 20th, 2018 in Morgantown, West Virginia. The winners for each category will be announced at that time.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College offers more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development training.  Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is conveniently located on Route 45 West past the Commons Center, at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive. For more information on Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, please call 304-260-4380 or visit our website at www.BlueRidgeCTC.edu.

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Blue Ridge CTC Signs New Articulation Agreement with Ohio Valley University for Forensic Investigative Accounting Degree

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Media Contact Jennifer Barrett 304.260.4380 ext. 2111 jbarrett@blueridgectc.edu

Blue Ridge CTC Signs New Articulation Agreement with Ohio Valley University for Forensic Investigative Accounting Degree

Martinsburg, WV. Blue Ridge CTC and Ohio Valley University (OVU) have signed a new transfer agreement for students interested in pursuing a degree in Forensic Investigative Accounting. The articulation agreement, signed fall of 2017, allows Blue Ridge CTC students to earn an Associate of Science in General Studies and then seamlessly transfer all coursework to Ohio Valley University’s Bachelor of Science in Forensic Investigative Accounting.

The goal of the new transfer agreement is to minimize the time necessary to earn a four-year degree and prevent repeat course work. Students are able to enter the workforce more quickly while also reducing tuition costs associated with pursuing additional studies.

“We are excited to announce the new partnership with Ohio Valley University,” said Dr. Peter Checkovich, Founding President of Blue Ridge CTC. “Transfer agreements, such as this, promote lifelong learning by providing clear transfer pathways to students who intend to earn a four-year degree upon graduating from Blue Ridge CTC.”

At OVU, the Forensic Investigative Accounting program is under the direction of Peter Ianniciello, CPA, CIA, CMA, formerly an IRS Revenue Agent, an auditor for U.S. Department of Defense, and an auditor with the international CPA firm, Price Waterhouse Coopers. According to Ianniciello, the Ohio Valley University Forensic Investigative Accounting curriculum was developed in conjunction with the goal of passing the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) test. The CFE designation is a prestigious title administered by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

“What is distinctive about OVU’s degree is the caliber of professors that will be teaching in our program, particularly in the higher level investigative and forensic based classes,” Ianniciello states.

“OVU designed its Forensic Investigative Accounting degree program to exceed the material studied at master’s level programs available at large colleges and universities. By offering it as a bachelor’s degree program, it will immerse the student in accounting, information technology, and forensic investigation for four years. This level of exposure to all the relevant disciplines is simply not available in a 30-credit graduate program. OVU’s program is for the serious-minded student that wants to get into this exciting field upon graduation. It also enables employers to find the critical help they need sooner,” Ianniciello explained.

Successful students in Ohio Valley University’s forensic investigative accounting program graduate prepared to take and pass the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). There may also be additional courses offered to forensic investigative accounting students during the summer or winter breaks that will provide them with the coursework and knowledge base required to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.

Forensic accountants are hired by a wide-range of employers including government and law enforcement agencies, accounting firms, financial institutions, insurance companies, law firms, and large corporations.

For more information, or to enroll, contact: Blue Ridge CTC Admissions: 304.260.4380 or visit the website at www.blueridgectc.edu. Students may also contact the Program Director at OVU, Peter Ianniciello, at 304-865-6158 or peter.iannaciello@ovu.edu.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College offers more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development training.  Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is conveniently located on Route 45 West past the Commons Center, at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive. For more information on Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, please call 304-260-4380 or visit our website at www.BlueRidgeCTC.edu.

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Blue Ridge CTC Board of Governors Meeting: November 3, 2017

Media Contact Jennifer Barrett 304.260.4380 ext. 2111 jbarrett@blueridgectc.edu

Martinsburg, WV. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Board of Governors met at the Main Campus in Martinsburg on Friday, November 3, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 9:13 a.m. by Board Chair, Keith Unger.

Mr. Unger began the meeting with approval of the October 2017 minutes.

Mr. Unger and Dr. Ann Shipway, Vice President of Workforce and Engineering Technology continued the meeting by reviewing recent media articles pertaining to the Institution.

Mr. Jim Devino, Director of Security, presented the Annual Security Report. The Board approved a motion to accept the Annual Security Report.

Ms. Jackie Griggs, Academic Program Specialist, presented the Series 51 – Textbook Affordability Review, highlighting efforts to ensure textbooks are both accessible and affordable to students. The Board approved a motion to accept the Series 51 – Textbook Affordability Review.

Dr. Ann Shipway, Vice President of Workforce and Engineering Technology, began the Workforce Development report by introducing Ms. Laura Busey, Director of Workforce Operations. Ms. Busey provided an update on the partnership with the Procter & Gamble project.

Dr. Shipway continued her report by providing an update on the Morgan County Center, which is scheduled to return to normal operation Spring 2018. Dr. Shipway concluded her report with an update on the recent Higher Learning Commission offsite visit.

Ms. Leslie See, Vice President of Enrollment Management provided an Enrollment Report showing an increase in overall enrollment and full-time equivalency for the Fall 2017 term. Ms. See noted Spring 2018 enrollment is now underway and a snapshot will be provided to Board members during the December 2017 meeting.

Ms. Kristy Scarlata, Comptroller, presented the Finance Report noting financials on track with quarter projections.

Executive Session was not held. The meeting adjourned at 10:12 a.m.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College offers more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development training.  Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is conveniently located on Route 45 West past the Commons Center, at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive. For more information on Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, please call 304-260-4380 or visit our website at www.BlueRidgeCTC.edu.

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Blue Ridge CTC Offers Free Seminars in Newly Renovated Morgan County Center

Berkeley Springs WV. Blue Ridge CTC launched a new series of free seminars located in the newly renovated Morgan Counter Center at 109 War Memorial Drive, Berkeley Springs, WV. Michelle Cox, nearby resident and distinguished businessperson, presented the first seminar, titled “Business Etiquette”, covering topics such as phone etiquette, resume tips, proper handshake, and other skills necessary to be a successful businessperson.

The next free seminar, scheduled for November 8, 2017 from 9-10:30 am covers the “Top Ten Customer Service Tips for Any Business.” Presented by Tiffany Hine, Blue Ridge CTC Business Trainer, this course provides the perfect introduction for employees, as well as business owners, to implement positive customer service changes.

The free seminar series continues from November 2017 through January 2018 and includes courses such as Introduction to Computers and Microsoft Office training. For more information on these courses, or to reserve a seat in a free seminar, contact Tracy Truax, 304.260.4380 ext 2411 or ttruax@blueridgectc.edu.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College offers more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development training.  Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is conveniently located on Route 45 West past the Commons Center, at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive. For more information on Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, please call 304-260-4380 or visit our website at www.BlueRidgeCTC.edu.

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Blue Ridge CTC Board of Governors Meeting: October 4, 2017

Media Contact Jennifer Barrett 304.260.4380 ext. 2111 jbarrett@blueridgectc.edu

Martinsburg, WV. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Board of Governors met at the Main Campus in Martinsburg on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 12 pm by Board Chair, Keith Unger.

Mr. Unger began the meeting with approval of the September 2017 minutes.

Dr. Checkovich continued the meeting by welcoming Brandon Crouch, Economic Analyst from Emsi. The College recently partnered with Emsi, an independent contracting agency, who performed an economic impact study to determine the value of Blue Ridge CTC within the local economy.

Mr. Crouch presented a review of the study, which included the College’s economic impact analysis and investment analysis. Highlights of the presentation included the College’s direct impact upon students, taxpayers and society. (see fact sheet).

Executive Session was not held. The meeting adjourned at 1:07 p.m.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College offers more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development training.  Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is conveniently located on Route 45 West past the Commons Center, at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive. For more information on Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, please call 304-260-4380 or visit our website at www.BlueRidgeCTC.edu.

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Blue Ridge CTC Sign Transfer Agreement with First International School

Media Contact Jennifer Barrett 304.260.4380 ext. 2111 jbarrett@blueridgectc.edu

Blue Ridge CTC Sign Transfer Agreement with First International School

Martinsburg, WV. Blue Ridge CTC signed a transfer agreement with its first international school, Rennes School of Business located in Rennes, France. Founded in 1990, and located about an hour west of Paris.  Rennes has an international reputation of having 90% of its faculty being non-French, 53% foreign student enrollment, 4,300 students enrolled and over 260 partner universities.

Students from Blue Ridge CTC who desire transfer must meet a minimum of a 3.0 GPA at graduation, complete the Associates in Business Administration and apply directly to Rennes. Once accepted, students take only one year to complete the International Bachelor Program in Business and are guaranteed a spot in the Rennes School of Business Master’s Degree Program. The third-year bachelor program is taught completely in English.  The master’s program takes a year and a half to complete. In total, students can earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Rennes in two and half years.

For more information about this new transfer program, contact Business Program Coordinator, Todd Cimino-Johnson 304-260-4380 extension 2327 or tciminoj@blueridgectc.edu.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College offers more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development training.  Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is conveniently located on Route 45 West past the Commons Center, at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive. For more information on Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, please call 304-260-4380 or visit our website at www.BlueRidgeCTC.edu.

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Blue Ridge CTC Foundation to Host Annual Bluegrass & BBQ

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Media Contact Jennifer Barrett 304.260.4380 ext. 2111 jbarrett@blueridgectc.edu

Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Holding Third Annual Bluegrass & BBQ Event

Martinsburg, WV. On Thursday, August 24, 2017, community members have the opportunity to enjoy delicious food and exciting entertainment during the Bluegrass & BBQ event offered by the Blue Ridge CTC Foundation. The event, held at the Purple Iris in Martinsburg, WV, offers live music featuring Ernie Bradley & Cooking with Fire, Laura Busey, singer/songwriter, and the Blue Ridge CTC Bluegrass class.

Tickets are $40 and include dinner, beer sampling from Reid’s Distributor, and desserts prepared by the Blue Ridge CTC Academy of Hospitality and Culinary Arts.

To purchase a ticket, visit www.blueridgectc.edu/bluegrass&bbq

All proceeds from the event benefit the Blue Ridge CTC Scholarship Fund.

Press welcome to attend.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College offers more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development training.  Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is conveniently located on Route 45 West past the Commons Center, at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive. For more information on Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, please call 304-260-4380 or visit our website at www.BlueRidgeCTC.edu.

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Blue Ridge CTC Board of Governors Meeting 8/2/17

 

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Media Contact Jennifer Barrett 304.260.4380 ext. 2111 jbarrett@blueridgectc.edu

Martinsburg, WV. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Board of Governors met at the Main Campus in Martinsburg on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 12:01 pm by Board Chair, Keith Unger.

Mr. Unger began the meeting with approval of the June 2017 minutes.

Dr. Checkovich began the President’s Report by welcoming two new Board Members to the meeting. Kerri Namolik, Faculty Representative and Keisha Hicks, Student Representative, will serve on the Board of Governors for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Dr. Checkovich continued the meeting by recognizing Eileen Kusnirak, BRCTC Alumni, for her achievements at the Future Business Leaders of America National Conference. In June 2017, Kusnirak attended the competition in Anaheim, CA where she competed and brought home second place.

Dr. Checkovich concluded his report by reviewing upcoming College events and media articles pertaining to the Institution.

Dr. Ann Shipway, Vice President of Workforce Engineering Technology, provided the Workforce Development report, updating Board members on the College’s economic impact study. Dr. Shipway also highlighted receipt of funding that will be used by the College to provide a variety of customized training to the Martinsburg Police Department. Dr. Shipway completed her report with an update on the Morgan County Center located in the Pines Opportunity Center in Berkeley Springs, WV.

Ms. Leslie See, Vice President of Enrollment Management, presented the Student Handbook for review prior to formal adoption by the Board. The Board approved a motion to place the handbook in the 30-day comment period.

Ms. See continued the meeting presenting the Enrollment Report for the fall semester, highlighting continued growth in enrollment. Ms. See cited enrollment trends similar fall-to-fall.

Executive Session was not held. The meeting adjourned at 1:08 p.m.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College offers more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development training.  Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is conveniently located on Route 45 West past the Commons Center, at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive. For more information on Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, please call 304-260-4380 or visit our website at www.BlueRidgeCTC.edu.

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