Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Blue Ridge CTC Foundation to Host Annual Bluegrass & BBQ

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

Blue Ridge CTC Student Recognized with Top Honors at PBL National Leadership Conference in Anaheim

Blue Ridge CTC Board of Governors Meeting 6/7/17

Blue Ridge CTC Students travel to Charleston, WV for Recognition

Blue Ridge CTC Board of Governors Meeting 5.3.17

Blue Ridge CTC Offers NEW Drone Operations Training

Blue Ridge CTC Hosting 9th Annual Career Fair Friday, April 28, 2017

Blue Ridge CTC Offers Quality Control Technician Training at Reduced Cost

Blue Ridge CTC Board of Governors Meeting 4/5/17

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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Blue Ridge CTC Student Recognized with Top Honors at PBL National Leadership Conference in Anaheim

Martinsburg, WV. More than 2,000 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Southern California to establish their own Legacy of Leadership as they competed for the opportunity to win more than $95,000 in cash awards.

The Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference was held June 24–27 in Anaheim. Participants from across the United States attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in 60 business and business-related competitive events.

Eileen Kusnirak from Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Martinsburg received national recognition at the PBL Awards of Excellence Program on June 27. Kusnirak competed in the Community Service Project and brought home second place. The Community Service event is a pre-judged report of a community service project put together by the student and the club.  The event consists of a fifteen-page report followed by a presentation at nationals.  The event chosen by Kursnriak was the Attire for Hire Clothing Drive and Clothing Closet.  This project asked for lightly worn business attire donations from the community.  Over 116 participants received clothing from the drive with an estimated collected value of over $15,000.

“It was an extraordinary opportunity.  Being able to place second in the nation was overwhelming.  In a good way.” said Eileen Kusnirak, student and PBL-BRCTC Vice-President.

Advisor Todd Cimino-Johnson said, “This is the first year Blue Ridge has been represented at both the state and national level of PBL.   It is a great opportunity for students to not only network with their peers, but also possible future employers.  I am very proud of Eileen and all the students from West Virginia that competed.”

The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and heard from motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.

 

About FBLA-PBL, Inc.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., the premier student business organization, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. For more information, visit fbla-pbl.org.

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 6/7/17

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, June 7, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 11:59 am by Board Chair, Keith Unger.

Mr. Unger began the meeting by thanking Dr. Kathy Cox, Faculty Representative and Cassandra Long, Student Representative, for their service as members of the Board of Governors for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. Mr. Unger introduced Keisha Hicks, the newly elected Student Representative joining the Board for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

Mr. Unger continued with the approval of the May 2017 minutes.

Dr. Checkovich continued the meeting with the President’s report, beginning with an overview of recent media stories regarding the College.

Dr. Ann Shipway, Vice President of Workforce Engineering Technology, provided the Workforce Development report, updating Board members on the development of a new degree in Drone Technology. Dr. Shipway also highlighted a partnership with the Jefferson County School Service Personnel for employees eligible for prior learning assessment opportunities with the College. Dr. Shipway completed her report with a review of funding secured by the College, which will be used for faculty development.

Mr. Justin Ruble, Vice President of Human Resources, presented a request to repeal Board Rule 42.1 Staff Work Shifts, Board Rule 44.1 Staff Development, Board Rule 45.1 Classified Employees, and Board Rule 46.1 Salary. Each of these Rules are no longer necessary due to the upcoming implementation of House Bill 2542 and forthcoming Rule replacements during the 2017-2018 Academic Year. The Board approved a motion to repeal the Rules.

Dr. Craig Miller, Chief Financial Officer, presented the Finance Report, which included an overview of the current FY 17 budget and proposed FY 18 budget. The Board approved a motion to adopt the proposed FY 18 budget.

Dr. Checkovich concluded the public session with a review of the 2017-2018 Board meeting schedule.

Executive Session was held. One public vote was made approving the contract for President Checkovich for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

The meeting adjourned at 1:41 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 Students travel to Charleston, WV for Recognition

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

Martinsburg, WV. Students from Blue Ridge Community and Technical College were recognized in Charleston, WV for their academic efforts in higher education. On Friday, April 28, 2017, of the Beta Omicron Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College attended the All-State Academic Team induction ceremony. Accompanied by PTK Advisor Ashley Sturm, the students were honored at the event, which included a speech from WV First Lady Cathy Leigh Comer Justice and concluded with a luncheon with fellow inductees. Each member of the West Virginia All-State Academic Team received a certificate signed by the First Lady along with a medallion to recognize exceptional scores during the PTK National Competition. Four Blue Ridge students received this designation for the 2016-2017 academic year: Eileen Kusnirak (pictured), Ronald Willis (pictured), Karli Henss (not pictured) and Thomas Brumbaugh (not pictured).

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society with over 1250 chapters around the world. Membership requires a 3.5 GPA and membership provides numerous scholarship opportunities to students. Phi Theta Kappa membership also provides an avenue for students to perform services opportunities. For more information about Phi Theta Kappa’s mission or membership, visit their website at www.PTK.org

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 5.3.17

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, May 3, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 11:59 am by Board Chair, Keith Unger.

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

Dr. Checkovich continued the meeting with the President’s report, beginning with an overview of recent media stories regarding the College.

Dr. Checkovich welcomed seven special guests from Shentel: Ed McKay, Senior Vice President-Wireline and Engineering, Becky Nucilli, Director-Human Resources, Cara Lord, Fleet Coordinator, Jeffrey McCarson, Senior Maintenance Technician-Field Operations, Tim Byerly Safety Coordinator, Bill Siford, Director of Building and Grounds, and Lee West, Graphic Designer-Cable and Wireline Marketing. Blue Ridge CTC provides a variety of training options to Shentel, including bucket truck safety, pole climbing and ladder training. As a result of this partnership, Shentel donated a bucket truck to the College (picture attached). This generous donation will be used to provide high quality training to students within the utility industry.

Dr. Craig Miller, Chief Financial Officer, began the finance report by introducing Kristy Scarlata, Comptroller, who presented the third quarter financial performance report. Ms. Scarlata reported strong financials for the conclusion of the third quarter.

Ms. Leslie See, Vice President of Enrollment Management, presented the Enrollment Report for the 2017 Summer term. Ms. See concluded her report by highlighting an increase in summer enrollment in comparison with previous years.

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 Offers NEW Drone Operations Training

*****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*****

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

Blue Ridge CTC Offers NEW Drone Operations Training

Martinsburg, WV. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is now offering Drone Operations training. The first class, Drone Operational Procedures, meets May 30-July 11, 2017 from 3-6 pm at the Blue Ridge CTC Technology Center. This course includes 20 hours of instruction for a total cost of $399.

The exciting new training is designed for agencies and individuals interested in becoming certified as a remote commercial pilot for small, unmanned aircrafts (UAVs). Instruction covers a wide range of topics including FAA regulations, weight balance concerns, sensor types, registering for FAA testing and more!

Limited seating exists for this new training opportunity. Register today by calling 304.260.4380 ext 2411 or register online by visiting http://blueridgectc.augusoft.net

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 Hosting 9th Annual Career Fair Friday, April 28, 2017

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

Blue Ridge CTC Hosting 9th Annual Career Fair Friday, April 28, 2017

Martinsburg, WV. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is excited to host their 9th Annual Career Fair on Friday, April 28, 2017, from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the main campus located at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Martinsburg, WV.

Blue Ridge CTC’s Office of Career Services organizes the Career Fair each year to assist students, alumni and community members in their pursuit of employment.  All members of the college and community are invited to participate, encouraged to dress professionally and bring an up-to-date copy of their resume to be distributed to potential employers.

Annually, the number of companies represented continues to grow and this year will be no different. The Office of Career Services is expecting over 50 regional employers to attend the event.  With over 50 regional employers present, job seekers will be able to explore a range of industries and opportunities. In addition to the College’s outreach for this event, Career Fair sponsors assist in promoting this opportunity to the public. This year’s Career Fair sponsors include, Talk Radio WRNR, Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce, The Journal, and WV Radio Today’s 97.5.

Individuals who would like more information or companies that would like to register for the fair can contact the Office of Career Services at CareerServices@BlueRidgeCTC.edu and 304.260.4380 extension 3335.

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.

Blue Ridge CTC Offers Quality Control Technician Training at Reduced Cost

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

Blue Ridge CTC Offers Quality Control Technician Training at Reduced Cost

Martinsburg, WV. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is offering Quality Control Technician training at a reduced tuition rate of $199. The course, usually bearing a $1900 tuition fee, is being offered as a one-time reduced rate thanks to funding provided by the Department of Labor Heroes for Hire grant.

Laboratory technicians conduct routing product testing and analysis. The curriculum introduces terminology and basic laboratory procedures. Potential students should have good math aptitude and attention to detail. This 180-hour course allows students to begin training for a career as a Quality Control Technician. With a pending demand for laboratory technicians in the Eastern Panhandle, opportunities continue to become available for high earning careers.

This Quality Control Technician course meets daily from May 1 through August 3, 2017. Limited seating exists for this one-time opportunity. Students must register by April 28, 2017. To register, call 304.260.4380 ext. 2405 or 2411. Students may also register online by visiting http://blueridgectc.augusoft.net

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 4/5/17

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, April 5, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 12:04 pm by Board Chair, Keith Unger.

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

Dr. Checkovich continued the meeting with the President’s report, beginning by welcoming Anthony Hanners, Cyber Security Program Coordinator. Mr. Hanners introduced Garrett Renner and Lowell Tyson, two Computer Technology students who have successfully transitioned into the industry after attending Blue Ridge CTC.

Mr. Renner is currently seeking degrees in Cyber Security and Computer Networking Engineering Technology. The advanced training offered within these programs has allowed Mr. Renner to secure a position working for a federal contractor prior to graduating this May.

Mr. Tyson earned four technology degrees with the College, which included Computer Networking Engineering Technology, Information Technology, Cyber Security, and Applied Technology. Mr. Tyson has also secured employment with the federal government and has transferred to West Virginia University at Parkersburg to complete his Bachelor’s degree.

Dr. Checkovich concluded the President report by updating Board members on several news articles highlighting the Institution.

Dr. Ann Shipway, Vice President of Workforce Engineering Technology, provided the Workforce Development report, focusing on the receipt of West Virginia Advanced Grants. The College is using these funds to employ faculty for various advanced manufacturing courses aligning with industry partner needs. Dr. Shipway concluded her report with an update on capital projects underway to expand facilities at the Technology Center.

Ms. Leslie See, Vice President of Enrollment Management, presented the Enrollment Report, showing enrollment for the Spring 2017 exceeds figures from Spring 2016. Ms. See highlighted an increase in overall headcount enrollment and strong projections for final spring enrollment.

Dr. Craig Miller, Chief Financial Officer, began the finance report with a discussion about the budget proposals for higher education currently under review in Charleston, WV. Dr. Miller indicated that a full finance report would be presented at the May 2017 meeting.

Dr. George Perry, Vice President of Instruction, presented Board members with program reviews for 12 certificate and degree programs. The Board passed a motion to approval all of the programs.

Executive Session was held. No public vote was made. The meeting adjourned at 12:59 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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