Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

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 Board of Governors Meeting 3/1/17

Blue Ridge CTC Clubs and Organizations Provide Clothing to Students Seeking Employment

Blue Ridge CTC Board of Governor’s Meeting – 2/1/17

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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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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Blue Ridge CTC Board of Governors Meeting 3/1/17

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, March 1, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 12 p.m. by Board Chair, Keith Unger.

Dr. Craig Miller, Chief Financial Officer introduced Mr. Keith Novak, Principal from CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP. Mr. Novak presented the Board with the FY16 Financial Audit report.

Mr. Unger continued the meeting with the approval of the February 2017 meeting minutes.

Dr. Checkovich continued the meeting with the President’s report, beginning with a review of recent news articles highlighting the institution. Dr. Checkovich concluded with a summary of recent legislative sessions in Charleston, WV.

Dr. Ann Shipway, Vice President of Workforce Engineering Technology, provided the Workforce Development report, which included an overview of the College’s upcoming Institutional Effectiveness project.

Dr. Craig Miller, Chief Financial Officer, presented an update to the rule related to business travel performed by institutional employees. This rule will complete the 30-day comment period on March 3, 2017. The Board passed a motion to approve this rule, contingent upon no further comment submissions by March 3, 2017.

Dr. Craig Miller, Chief Financial Officer, and Kristy Scarlata, Comptroller, presented the finance report with a review of the FY17 proposed budget. Dr. Miller concluded his report with a proposal of program specific fee changes for FY17. The Board passed a motion to approve the program fees for FY17.

Dr. George Perry, Vice President of Instruction, presented program reviews for 14 current academic programs. The Board will review the programs and a vote will be held at the April 2017 Board meeting.

Executive Session was held. No public vote was made. The meeting adjourned at 1:37 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 Clubs and Organizations Provide Clothing to Students Seeking Employment

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

Martinsburg, WV. Blue Ridge Community and Technical Colleges’ first “Attire for Hire”, a professional clothing drive, was a tremendous success. A partnership between Clubs and Organizations at Blue Ridge CTC served students and local community members through a professional attire clothing drive. Thanks to collaboration between the Blue Ridge CTC Rotaract club, Phi Beta Lambda organization, Student Activities Board, and Career Services Department, the first “Attire for Hire” Clothing Drive successfully assisted in meeting the clothing needs of 120 students.

Held February 13th through 17th 2017, the clothing drive was created to assist students seeking employment opportunities by providing professional clothing essentials. Through numerous community and business donations, roughly 1000 items were collected, which included apparel, shoes, and accessories for men and women. Clothing distribution occurred February 20-21, 2017 on the Blue Ridge CTC Main Campus in Martinsburg, WV. Over half of the donated items were selected by students to assist in their employment search. Remaining items collected through the clothing drive were donated to the Martinsburg VA Medical center to assist community members.

“We had a remarkable number of students who volunteered their time and effort to make this an extraordinary experience for all involved,” said Eileen Kusnirak, VP of the Phi Beta Lambda Organization and President of the Rotaract Club at Blue Ridge CTC. “I could not be happier with what we achieved during this drive.”

The College, along with the clubs and organizations, would like to recognize the generosity of community members, which included local merchants such as Gabe’s, Bon-Ton, JCPenney, and Kohl’s. A sincere thank you is also extended to the Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce and the Women’s Networking Committee, The Rotary Club of Martinsburg, and Talk Radio WRNR for promoting the event.

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 Governor’s Meeting – 2/1/17

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, February 1, 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 December 2016 meeting minutes.

Dr. Checkovich continued the meeting with the President’s report, beginning by updating Board members on the status of the Morgan County Center and other projects. Dr. Checkovich concluded with a review of recent news articles highlighting the Institution.

Dr. Ann Shipway, Vice President of Workforce Engineering Technology, provided the Workforce Development report, beginning with a review of the grants recently received by the Institution. Dr. Shipway concluded her report by updating Board Members on the status of the Procter and Gamble project.

Ms. Leslie See, Vice President of Enrollment Management, presented the Enrollment Report, showing strong enrollment for the spring semester. Ms. See highlighted that enrollment will continue to climb as the semester advances. Ms. See concluded her report with an update on the high school programming offered to students located in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan County.

Dr. Craig Miller, Chief Financial Officer, presented an official rule related to business travel performed by institutional employees. The Board passed a motion to move this rule into the 30-day comment period.

Dr. Craig Miller, Chief Financial Officer, and Kristy Scarlata, Comptroller, presented the Finance report. Dr. Miller began the finance report with an update on the official audit report, which is anticipated to be presented to Board members in an upcoming meeting. Ms. Scarlata continued the Finance report, showing strong financials on track to meet the projected budget for Fiscal Year 17. The Board passed a motion to approve the Finance Report.

Executive Session was not held. No public vote was made. The meeting adjourned at 1:17 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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