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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

West Virginia State Community & Technical College
to Celebrate with Open House April 17

The month of April has been designated as National Community College month in recognition of the vital role the nation's 1,171 community colleges play in providing broad access to higher education, serving nearly one-half of the nation's college students. According to the U.S. Department of Education more than 40 percent of the nation's college students begin their academic careers at a community college. WV State Community and Technical College prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions, provides workforce development and skills training and offers noncredit programs for employment and personal enrichment.

To celebrate the month, the college has scheduled an open house from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 17 at the Cole Complex.

There will be lots of activities and give-a-ways as well as a drawing will be held to give a-way an Apple I-Pod Touch at the conclusion of the Open House.

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.: An “Introduction to Digital Photography Workshop” will be held in 219 Cole Complex. The cost is $49.

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.: In addition to numerous activities, advisors for over 22 associate and one-year certificate degree programs will be available to speak to attendees. “Attended College But No Degree” and “College at Any Age” Information Sessions will be held for Adult Learners in an open walk-in (no appointment necessary) format.

The West Virginia State Community & Technical College Department of Nursing will also offer Free Blood Pressure Checks throughout the day.

Noon – 2 p.m.: 98.7 The Beat Radio Remote- DJ’s from 98.7 will be broadcasting LIVE from the lawn in front of the Cole Complex.

Todd Beane, Communications and Marketing Specialist for the Gus R. Douglas Institute will conduct the following workshops in Room 110:
Noon – 1 p.m.: "Social Media 101 for Business"
4 - 5 p.m.- "Social Media 101 For Parents"
5 p.m. -6 p.m.- "Social Media 101 For Students"

Contact Bertlela Montgomery at or Gayla Doughty at for more information.


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