Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Blue Ridge CTC Board of Governors Meeting December 5, 2018

Blue Ridge CTC Rotaract Club Sponsoring Pictures with Santa

Blue Ridge CTC Students Proceed to Semifinals for State-Wide Business Plan Competition

Blue Ridge CTC Board of Governors Meeting: November 7, 2018

Blue Ridge CTC Board of Governors Meeting 10.4.18

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Offering Free CyberSecurity Seminars in Berkeley Springs, WV.

Blue Ridge CTC Board of Governors Meeting September 12, 2018

Blue Ridge CTC Partners with Morgan County Office of Emergency Management to offer Drone Operations Training

Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Holding Fourth Annual Bluegrass & BBQ Event

Blue Ridge CTC Board of Governors Meeting August 1, 2018

Blue Ridge CTC Board of Governors Meeting December 5, 2018

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

Berkeley Springs, WV.  Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Board of Governors met at the Morgan County Center in Berkeley Springs on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The meeting was called to order at 11:59 am by Board Chair, Keith Unger.

Mr. Unger began the meeting by introducing Mr. Keith Novak, Principal from CliftonLarsonAllen, who presented the audit report for fiscal year 2018. Mr. Novak reported the audit uncovered no findings and no deficiencies to report.

Mr. Unger continued with approval of the November 2018 minutes.

Dr. Checkovich continued the meeting, introducing Delegate Daryl Cowles, who provided an overview on a variety of legislative topics.

Dr. Checkovich presented the President’s Report, highlighting recent media articles pertaining to the Institution.

Dr. Ann Shipway, Vice President of Workforce and Engineering Technology, presented the Workforce Development report. Dr. Shipway introduced Cynthia Hull-Miller, Associate Dean of Career Advancement who provided an overview of training opportunities located at the Morgan County Center. Dr. Shipway introduced Jane Peters who provided an update on the SpringTech Innovation Lab. Ms. Peters highlighted the new business incubator is now operational and accepting tenant applications. Dr. Shipway concluded her report by providing an update on additional opportunities for growth at the Morgan County Center.

Ms. Vickie Wiles presented the annual security report. Ms. Wiles highlighted there were no significant security occurrences reported. Ms. Wiles concluded her report with a summary of the safety and security procedures used by the College.

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

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 about 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 Rotaract Club Sponsoring Pictures with Santa

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

Blue Ridge CTC Rotaract Club Sponsoring Pictures with Santa

Martinsburg, WV. The Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Rotaract Club is sponsoring Pictures with Santa, Saturday, December 1 from 10am-3pm located at the Main Campus in Martinsburg, WV.

This free community event is open to children of all ages and provides the opportunity for families to have free portraits taken with Santa. Rotaract is also providing snacks, drinks and other holiday themed characters during the event. Donations are welcomed and used to support the Rotaract Club of Blue Ridge CTC. For more information, contact: rotaract@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 about Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, please call 304-260-4380 or visit our website at www.BlueRidgeCTC.edu.

Blue Ridge CTC Students Proceed to Semifinals for State-Wide Business Plan Competition

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

Martinsburg, WV. The 13th Annual Collegiate Student Business Plan Competition hosted by the College of Business & Economics at West Virginia University received 281 business plans from students throughout West Virginia. Students submitted plans within three categories, including Lifestyle and Innovation, Hospitality and Tourism, and STEM. Students compete for a grand prize of $10,000, in addition to receiving free legal and accounting advice, and the opportunity to start a new business in the state. The competition was open to any full-time student at a West Virginia college or university in any major.

This year, six Blue Ridge CTC students competed. Roxanne Roach and Caroline Thorp, both Agribusiness students at Blue Ridge CTC, are moving forward to the semi-final round. These students were two of ten selected from 122 participants in the Lifestyle and Innovation category. Roach’s plan, Roxanne’s Garden and Farm Stand, and Thorp’s, Hydro Sustainable, LLC, both move on to the semifinal event hosted in Sutten, WV on November 16th.

This is the second year students from Blue Ridge CTC participated in the business plan competition. Faculty advisor Todd Cimino-Johnson stated, “This business plan competition allows Blue Ridge CTC students to showcase the Eastern Panhandle. We had six great ideas this year. Next year we hope to submit more entries. The goal is for these students to begin successful businesses located in the Eastern Panhandle.”

The final competition will take place April 12th, 2019 in Fairmont, 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 about 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 7, 2018

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

Martinsburg, WV. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Board of Governors met at the Technology Center in Martinsburg on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. The meeting was called to order at 12:04 pm by Board Chair, Keith Unger.

Mr. Unger began the meeting with approval of the October 2018 minutes.

Dr. Checkovich continued the meeting with the President’s Report, highlighting recent media articles pertaining to the Institution.

Dr. Checkovich introduced Ms. Necole Liowns, Site Education and Training Leader for the Procter and Gamble Tabler Station Site. Ms. Liowns provided an overview of the partnership between Blue Ridge CTC and Procter and Gamble. Ms. Liowns noted there are currently 550 employees at the Tabler Station plant. Once fully operational the plant will have 900 employees. As part of the partnership with Procter and Gamble and Blue Ridge CTC, employees receive specialized training to prepare for employment at the plant.

Ms. Leslie See, Vice President of Enrollment, presented the enrollment report. Ms. See noted the official enrollment reported for the Fall 2018 semester was 6273.

Ms. Kristy Scarlata, Comptroller, presented the Finance Report with an overview of FY 19 quarter financials, noting a strong financial position.

Executive Session was not held. The meeting adjourned at 1:04 pm.

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 10.4.18

10/4/2018

Media Contact
Jennifer Barrett-Smith
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 3, 2018. The meeting was called to order at 12:03 pm by Board Chair, Keith Unger.

Mr. Unger began the meeting by introducing Michele Morrison, Associate Dean, Division of Information Technology and Mathematics. Ms. Morrison introduced Harpers Ferry Job Corp representatives Ralph DiBattista, Center Director; Robert Clark, Academic Manager; and Perfecto Cobian, IT Instructor. Blue Ridge CTC and the Harpers Ferry Job Corp signed a new articulation agreement allowing students who complete information technology courses and exams to transfer courses into Blue Ridge CTC.

Mr. Unger continued the meeting with approval of the September 2018 minutes.

Dr. Checkovich continued the meeting with the President’s Report highlighting recent media articles pertaining to the Institution.

Dr. Ann Shipway, Vice President of Workforce and Engineering Technology, presented the Workforce Development report. Dr. Shipway introduced Jane Peters, who provided an overview of the new Business Incubator now located in the Morgan County Center in Berkeley Springs, WV. The incubator, SpringTech Innovation Center, is designed for community members who have a strong business model, but are in need of a location to begin operations.

Ms. Leslie See, Vice President of Enrollment, presented the enrollment report. Ms. See highlighted unofficial fall enrollment of over 6200 students. Ms. See concluded her report noting plans for expansion in high school programming and degree seeking partnerships for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Ms. Kristy Scarlata, Comptroller, presented the Finance Report with an overview of FY 18, noting a strong financial position. The Board passed a motion to approve the Financial Report.

Executive Session was held; no public vote was held. The meeting adjourned at 1:16 pm.

(pictured: Dr. Peter Checkovich, Blue Ridge CTC Founding President, Perfecto Cobian, Harpers Ferry Job Corp IT Instructor, Ralph DiBattista, Harpers Ferry Job Corp Center Director, Michele Morrison, Blue Ridge CTC Associate Dean Division Information Technology and Mathematics, Keith Unger, Blue Ridge CTC Board Chair, and Robert Clark, Harpers Ferry Job Corp Academic Manager.)

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 Community and Technical College Offering Free CyberSecurity Seminars in Berkeley Springs, WV.

9/18/2018

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

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Offering Free CyberSecurity Seminars in Berkeley Springs, WV.

Berkeley Springs, WV. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is participating in CyberSecurity Month by offering two free seminars to the community. Offered at the Morgan County Center located at 109 War Memorial Drive in Berkeley Springs, the seminars are presented by Blue Ridge CTC Assistant Professor of Information Technology, Anthony Hanners.

The first seminar, scheduled for October 9 from 3-5pm, is CyberSecurity Tips for Seniors. Information includes securing a home wi-fi network and a mobile device. Mr. Hanners explains virus and hacker prevention and also examines the most dangerous internet cyber-attacks.

The second seminar, scheduled for October 16, 2018 from 4:30-6:30pm, is CyberSecurity for Parents. Mr. Hanners provides simple techniques for protection on the Internet, securing home wi-fi networks and mobile devices.

Seating for seminars is limited, and participants must pre-register. To register: 304-260-4380 ext.  2404 or email 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.

Blue Ridge CTC Board of Governors Meeting September 12, 2018

9/12/2018

Media Contact
Jennifer Barrett-Smith
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, September 12, 2018. The meeting was called to order at 12:03 pm by Board Chair, Keith Unger.

Mr. Unger continued the meeting with approval of the August 2018 minutes.

Dr. Checkovich continued the meeting with the President’s Report highlighting recent media articles pertaining to the Institution.

Dr. Ann Shipway, Vice President of Workforce and Engineering Technology, presented the Workforce Development report. Dr. Shipway updated Board Members on the preparations underway for the Higher Learning Commission visit scheduled for 2020. Dr. Shipway continued her report with training updates occurring at the Technology Center.

Ms. Leslie See, Vice President of Enrollment, presented the enrollment report. Ms. See highlighted unofficial fall enrollment of over 6000 students. Ms. See concluded her report noting growth in multiple enrollment areas, including new students and dual enrolled high school students.

Executive Session was not held. The meeting adjourned at 12:53 pm.

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 Partners with Morgan County Office of Emergency Management to offer Drone Operations Training

August 13, 2018

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

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, in partnership with the Morgan County Office of Emergency Management, recently offered a 21 hour training program in Drone Operations and FAA Licensing for EMS personnel.

Students attended the training at the Blue Ridge CTC Morgan County Center located in the Pines Opportunity Center in Berkeley Springs, WV. The course provided training to students who are interested in becoming a remote commercial pilot for small unmanned aircrafts (UAVs), more commonly referred to as “drones”.

A total of 12 participants completed the training and received a voucher to take the remote commercial pilot examination for UAVs. The course was taught by V1 Aeronautics of Hagerstown, MD. V1 Aeronautics also administered the FAA examinations. For more information about upcoming UAV courses, visit the Career Advancement website at http://blueridgectc.augusoft.net or call 304.260.4380 ext. 2411.

Attached and Pictured: Dick Myers, Stephanie Allemong, and Bruce Miner discussing details of the Drone Operations course. 

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 Holding Fourth Annual Bluegrass & BBQ Event

August 7, 2018

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

Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Holding Fourth Annual Bluegrass & BBQ Event

Martinsburg, WV. Join the Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Foundation for their 4th annual student scholarship Bluegrass and BBQ event on Friday, August 24th, 5:30pm-8pm; featuring delicious food and exciting entertainment. The event, held at the Purple Iris in Martinsburg, WV, offers live music featuring Ernie Bradley & the Grassy Ridge Band, Laura Busey, singer/songwriter, and the Blue Ridge CTC Bluegrass class.

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

To purchase a ticket online, visit www.blueridgectc.edu/foundation events.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Blue Ridge CTC Scholarship Fund; helping local students train for high paying jobs in the community.  For more information: foundation@blueridgectc.edu, 304-260-4380 ext. 2423

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 August 1, 2018

8/1/2018

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

Media Contact
Jennifer Barrett-Smith
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 1, 2018. The meeting was called to order at 12:03 pm by Board Chair, Keith Unger.

Mr. Unger continued the meeting with approval of the June 2018 minutes.

Dr. Checkovich began the meeting by introducing Dr. Bondy Shay Gibson, Superintendent of Jefferson County Schools (JCS). As part of her contract renewal as Superintendent, Dr. Gibson requested her pay increase be used to fund a scholarship for one JCS personnel employee to earn an associate degree at Blue Ridge CTC. The board approved scholarship will cover the cost of tuition and books for the selected individual.

Dr. Checkovich also introduced Mikaela Nelson, former JumpStart student who returns to the College this fall to pursue a degree in nursing. Ms. Nelson was awarded a $1000 scholarship from Breast Cancer Awareness of Cumberland Valley. Dr. Checkovich announced that Ms. Nelson’s scholarship money will be matched, bringing her total scholarship award to $2000.

Dr. Checkovich continued the meeting with the President’s Report highlighting recent media articles pertaining to the Institution.

Dr. Ann Shipway, Vice President of Workforce and Engineering Technology, presented the Workforce Development report. Dr. Shipway updated Board Members on recent developments with industry partners. The College is currently working with Technimark and Logoplaste to identify skillset training that can be provided by the College. Dr. Shipway concluded her report with a grant application update.

Ms. Leslie See, Vice President of Enrollment, presented the enrollment report. Ms. See highlighted continued growth in fall enrollment. Ms. See also noted a continued increase of high school students enrolled. For 2018-2019, the JumpStart program currently has 170 seniors from Berkeley County high schools enrolled. Ms. See concluded her report by noting that from the pilot 2017-2018 JumpStart program, 36 of the 70 students are now enrolled for Fall 2018.

Executive Session was held. No public vote was made. The meeting adjourned at 1:21 pm.

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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