Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

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 Sign Transfer Agreement with First International School

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: 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 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 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.

 

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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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