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Student Highlight – Cortney Brown

It had never been her thing – showing up to school, dealing with classmates, and everything else that goes hand-in-hand with earning a high school degree.   So when high school graduation finally came, college was the last thing on Cortney Brown’s mind, but five years later, she decided to dip her toes into academia […]

Staff Highlight – Ashley Stinnett

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Junior College Charleston is excited to introduce our new Academic Dean, Ashley Stinnett! Ashley chose to come to WVJC to help others. “I wanted to help individuals achieve their dream of a better quality of life by getting a great education.” So far, Ashley’s favorite part of the job is […]

Student Highlights: Brianna Harlan & Missy Helmick

MORGANTOWN – The separation of some 60 miles doesn’t keep Missy Helmick and Brianna Harlan, two medical assisting students at the WVJC eCampus, from engaging in a lively class discussion about drug testing. As part of their Anatomy and Physiology III class, both learners participate in the latest week’s discussion forum. Helmick poses her opinion […]

WVJC Charleston Student Highlight – Joshua Bias

CHARLESTON, WV – Josh Bias chose to come to WVJC Charleston for the IT program in summer of 2013. Not only was he looking for a program that interested him, but he was also looking to better his education. Josh knew that the IT program would be a great fit. He said, “I’ve always been […]

WVJC Hosts Career Fair

  CHARLESTON, WV – On March 20, 2014 WVJC Charleston hosted its first Career Fair of the year. Students and alumni descended upon the campus to speak with area employers about part-time and full-time job opportunities. Local companies from the healthcare, business, legal, customer service and IT fields were willing and excited to meet with […]

WVJC Morgantown Student Services Director: Brittany Arruda

Brittany Arruda joined the West Virginia Junior College, Morgantown Campus, as an instructor in 2012. In 2013, she was promoted to Student Services Director. Born in Ohio, Brittany moved to Pennsylvania and then to New York before she made Morgantown her home.  Her husband, Brandon, works as a psych nurse at WVU Healthcare. Three weeks […]

WVJC Bridgeport Dental Student Highlight

Marissa Poling is a student in the Dental Assisting program at West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport. She chose WVJC Bridgeport because it was close to home and several individuals recommended the school to her. “I chose to study Dental Assisting because I have always wanted to do something in the dental field,” explained Marissa. “When […]

WVJC Bridgeport Career Management Director: Kristy Cunningham

Kristy Cunningham is the Career Management Director for West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport Campus. She loves her job and says that it is the most rewarding job she has ever had. “I enjoy the interaction with my students and I love helping them attain their career goals,” she said. Kristy’s favorite part of her job […]

WVJC Morgantown Faculty Highlight: Becki Monti

Becki Monti’s time at the West Virginia Junior College, Morgantown Campus, began a year ago when she was hired as Director of the Pharmacy Technician Program.  The pharmacist is a native of Beckley, W.Va., and a WVU graduate. She adopted on the WVJC’s Pharmacy Tech program as her “baby.”  “I wanted to teach, and the […]

WVJC Business Program Instructor Highlight: Sharon Kubica

Sharon Kubica is a new Business Instructor at West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport Campus.   She is new to West Virginia and explained, “The birth of my 5lb 6oz grandbaby helped direct me in this life-changing adventure to become an instructor at WVJC. I believe I have made the right decision because I am thoroughly […]

The Best Job Tips for 2014 From Your Career Management Directors

“I think you have to remember that job searching is sometimes likes a full time job in itself. Stay positive, organized, and focused.  Most importantly, never give up!” – Gina Roman, Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology “Be positive in your social media!  No one wants to hire someone that is a “Debbie Downer” – […]

WVJC Morgantown Faculty Highlight: Bethany Jackson

Bethany Jackson joined the admissions team at the West Virginia Junior College in Morgantown in early January as the College’s High School Admissions Representative. Bethany, who is originally from Connecticut, said she enjoys seeing each student’s potential and seeing that they really want to attend college and change their lives. “We’re helping them to succeed,” […]

WVJC Bridgeport Student Highlight: Jamie Ogden, Medical Assisting

Jamie Ogden is currently enrolled in the Medical Assisting Specialized Associate Degree Program at West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport Campus. Jamie has several reasons for attending WVJC Bridgeport, but convenience was definitely a deciding factor. She explained, “WVJC Bridgeport was closer to home and it only takes 18 months for me to complete my program. […]

WVJC Bridgeport Graduate Highlight: William Smith, Medical Assisting

William T. Smith is a Medical Assisting Graduate from West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport Campus. One week after he completed his Medical Assisting program, he was hired at Biolife Plasma Services where he was hired as a screener which is responsible for taking patient vitals, iron and protein levels. After a few months, he was […]

West Virginia Junior College Honors Teacher of the Year

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Junior College’s winter graduation ceremony was a very special day for students, but it was also a great day for the school’s IT Program Chair, Tom Pinkerton. Tom was surprised with the honor of “WVJC Teacher of the Year”. The award is given to an instructor with outstanding class reviews, […]

WVJC Online Instructor Highlight: Jenica Frye

Jenica Frye is an instructor for West Virginia Junior College Online and loves the emphasis WVJC puts on success in the programs. “WVJC Online cares about the success of each individual student,” she explained. “Everyone from the Academic Dean to the Instructors really do want to see each student succeed in their field of study.” […]

WVJC Charleston Holds Second Annual Jingle and Mingle

CHARLESTON, WV – On Wednesday, December 18 WVJC Charleston hosted their second annual Jingle and Mingle Holiday Networking Event. This holiday party was open to staff, students, alumni, and their families. The event offered foods, drinks, cookie decorating and pictures with Santa! “We really enjoy hosting this event” stated Kayla Donathan, Career Management Director. “It […]

WVJC Charleston Celebrates Winter Graduation Ceremony

CHARLESTON, WV – On Saturday, December 7 the newest class of graduates from West Virginia Junior College Charleston Campus were honored with a special winter graduation ceremony. The event took place at Christ Church United Methodist located in downtown Charleston. Thirty-seven graduates walked and 49 were honored. The ceremony began by honoring two students with […]

A Christmas Message from WVJC Charleston!

WVJC Charleston wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas!              

A Christmas Tribute from WVJC Bridgeport!

Merry Christmas from WVJC Bridgeport! Click here to view a special holiday message!   For a complete list of WVJC Bridgeport programs, click here! 

8 Etiquette Tips for Company Holiday Parties

‘Tis the season of the company holiday parties – the perfect time to meet, greet and leave a lasting impression.  Below are eight tips you help you successfully navigate the do’s and don’ts of your company holiday party: 1.     Do not over indulge. Try the old trick, for every alcohol beverage, drink a […]

West Virginia Junior College Charleston Joins the National #GivingTuesdsay Movement

CHARLESTON, WV – On December 3, West Virginia Junior College joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that harnesses the power of a variety of partners to transform how people think, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday is designed to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, […]

WVJC Bridgeport Student Highlight: Denise Hayes, Medical Assisting

Denise Hayes is enrolled in the Medical Assisting program at West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport. “My favorite part of school is learning the knowledge of my classmates and the excitement of attending college as an older student,” she said. Denise loves meeting new people and enjoy working toward a goal of obtaining her Medical Assistant […]

West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport Campus Hosts Non-Perishable Food Drive

BRIDGEPORT, WV – The West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport Campus Medical Club organized a non-perishable Food Drive to benefit The Mustard Seed in Clarksburg. Students collected over 500 individual donations which were taken to The Mustard Seed location on November 21st. Rhoda Leeson, Medical Coordinator at WVJC Bridgeport said, “The Mustard Seed was extremely grateful […]

WVJC Online Instructor Highlight: Ryan Langley

We can call him iRyan…Meet Ryan Langley, your Lead Course Developer and Instructor for West Virginia Junior College Online. Ryan loves working with the great staff at WVJC Online. He has a strong passion for developing and building the online courses and he loves what he does. “Online offers flexibility for our students, and our […]

WVJC Bridgeport Hosts No Shave November Event!

WVJC Bridgeport hosted a NO SHAVE NOVEMBER fundraiser for Prostate Health Awareness Month! 20 male students, staff and faculty signed up to participate in No Shave November. For each participant, $25 was donated to the Wings of Hope Foundation to assist patients at UHC with needs associated with the treatment of their cancer.   WVJC […]

WVJC Bridgeport Adjunct Instructor Highlight: Debbie Mullins

Debbie teaches the Student Success Strategies course at WVJC Bridgeport. She grew up in McDowell County, WV in a town called Welch and graduated from both Bluefield State College and West Virginia University. She worked in Doddridge County as a teacher and recently retired with 30 years of experience in the classroom. Additionally, she has […]

WVJC Charleston Instructor Highlight: Brandon Hicks

CHARLESTON, WV – WVJC Alumni turned IT Instructor and System Technician Brandon Hicks is a great example of what hard work and dedication to school can do for an individual. Brandon graduated from West Virginia Junior College Charleston in June of 2011 and now serves as a faculty member. “I enjoy teaching others IT and […]

WVJC Charleston Staff Highlight: Erik Engberg, Campus President

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Junior College Charleston is excited to introduce our new Campus President, Erik Engberg! Erik chose to work with WVJC because the school truly believes in the success of the student above all else. “While it requires a lot more work on our part than you might see at a traditional […]

WVJC Morgantown Staff Highlight: Diane Hevner

The face of the front office will celebrate her 16th anniversary Nov. 7, with the West Virginia Junior College, Morgantown campus. In Sept. 1997, Diane Hevner graduated from the WVJC with a diploma in Office Technology and Office Processing. “Diane is the first person our potential students hear and see,” said Jessica Nuckles, High School […]

A Face Behind WVJC Online Admissions: Marion Guesman

Meet Marion Guesman, an Admissions Representative for WVJC Online. Marion believes in online learning because of the flexibility offered to students. She said, “The online students are still a part of the campus school resources, but they can fit education into their schedule.” Helping students take the next step toward the future and career they […]

WVJC Charleston Holds Breast Cancer Awareness Event

CHARLESTON, WV – October is a month of awareness for many diseases and organizations, but on Wednesday October 23, WVJC was painted pink to create awareness for breast cancer. Current statistics say that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. It is important to recognize the disease, those who […]

WVJC Bridgeport Instructor Highlight: Lisa McDonald

Lisa McDonald is an adjunct instructor at WVJC Bridgeport.  She teaches courses in Pharmacology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Medical Terminology.  She said, “I was recruited to teach at WVJC by Mrs. Frye (WVJC- Bridgeport Academic Dean).”  Lisa said that the students and small class size were appealing to her when she considered this position.  In […]

WVJC Morgantown Information Technology Graduate Highlight: J.D. Keith

A week before he graduated, AccuWeather hired West Virginia Junior College’s Information Technology Student Jonathan (J.D.) Keith as a Network Operations Technician. J.D., who graduated from the WVJC in May, ensures that the computer and network system at AcceWeather is running efficiently. When it’s not, an alarm sounds, and J.D. responds to fix the issue. […]

WVJC Online Instructor Highlight: Scot Mensch

Scot Mensch is an instructor for the WVJC ECampus and his favorite part of teaching is learning from his students as much as they learn from him!   He said, “That moment where students experience the ‘ah ha’ light is what led me into education from the corporate world.” Scot obtained his PhD online and […]

WVJC Online Instructor Highlight: David Grimes

Through about 10 years, David M. Grimes, Director of Academic Operations, has found himself on the other side of the online classroom environment. While attending The Ohio State University, he took the opportunity to take the fairly new initiative of online learning and enrolled in some virtual classes. Today, Grimes has switched roles from student […]

WVJC Charleston Graduate Highlight: Roxie Dillard, Medical Assistant

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Junior College Charleston Medical Assisting graduate, Roxie Dillard, decided to attend WVJC Charleston due to convenience. “The hours and school schedule were convenient for my situation at the time” she stated. While in school, Roxie appreciated the small size of the campus. “It made one-on-one teaching a lot easier.” Roxie […]

A Face Behind WVJC Online Admissions

Meet Melody Thomas! Melody is an Online Admission Representative for the West Virginia Junior College ECampus. She enrolls students into any of the three Specialized Associate Degree programs offered online only to West Virginia residents including: Medical Assisting, Medical Office Administration and Business Administration. She says that the best part about online programs is that […]

WVJC Bridgeport Medical Assisting Student Highlight: Megan Stone

“I chose to come to WVJC because I wanted to do something to better myself. The idea of always having to rely on someone to take care of me was terrible. I also wanted to be a good role-model for my future kids and any kids in my life; explained Megan.” She loves WVJC Bridgeport […]

WVJC Bridgeport’s Atmosphere Makes the Difference for Graduate Shelaina Jones

Shelaina Jones is a recent graduate of West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport Medical Office Administration program.  She chose this program because of its solid future career outlook. Shelaina tried other colleges before coming to West Virginia Junior College and explained that the atmosphere is what helped her make her decision. She said, “At the other […]

WVJC Charleston IT Students Attend Information Security Conference

CHARLESTON, WV – IT Students at West Virginia Junior College Charleston attended an Information Security Conference on October 2, 2013 at the Charleston Civic Center. The event featured a variety of presentations delivered by experts in the areas of cyber threats, effective practices to safeguard systems and data, with an emphasis on individual accountability, risk […]

WVJC Charleston Holds Inaugural Dean’s List Reception

CHARLESTON, WV – WVJC Charleston has implemented a new practice that honor’s students that make the Dean’s List every quarter. On October 2, students from all programs gathered in the library to receive certificates and enjoy gourmet cupcakes courtesy of the school. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must maintain a minimum […]

WVJC Morgantown to Graduate Inaugural Nursing Class

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia Junior College’s first class of nurses will graduate Oct. 12, at the Metropolitan Theatre in downtown Morgantown. The ceremony begins at 1 p.m.  Dr. David Lawrence, Mon General Emergency Department’s medical director, will be the keynote speaker. The graduates completed their two-year Nursing Associate’s Degree program Sept. 19. “We’re so […]

WVJC Bridgeport Staff Highlight: Tim Withrow

West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport Campus introduces Tim Withrow, a a man who wears many hats at the campus. He is currently an Instructor, Technician and Administrator. He loves his job at WVJC Bridgeport because it is rewarding and challenging and enjoys that no two days are the same. He explained, “This is the work […]

WVJC Morgantown Staff Highlight: Nancy Regalbuto

As the West Virginia Junior College Nursing Admissions Representative, Nancy Regalbuto said her favorite part of the job is being able to develop relationships with people who truly care about their careers and futures. “It excites me when they (are accepted), and it makes me so happy to see them fulfill their dreams,” Nancy added. […]

WVJC Charleston Graduate Highlight: Stephanie Schaible, Business Administration

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Junior College Charleston Business Administration graduate, Stephanie Schaible, decided to attend WVJC Charleston for a few reasons. “The school was close to home and they got in touch with me very quickly. They were also very helpful throughout my time there.” While in school, Stephanie really enjoyed working with the […]

WVJC Morgantown Graduate Highlight: Brian Colebank

For West Virginia University graduate Brian Colebank, hard work is something to which he’s grown accustomed. During school, Brian maintained a great GPA while serving as class president, working part-time at Radio Shack and spending whatever time he had left with his family. The hectic schedule left him well-prepared for a position in the IT […]

WVJC Charleston Staff Highlight: Krista Brogan

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Junior College Charleston Campus introduces Krista Brogan, our new Adult Admissions Representative. Krista chose to work with WVJC Charleston because she was the first person in her immediate family to graduate from college. She explained, “I believe working in admissions is my way of assisting students in graduating college and […]

WVJC Bridgeport Graduate Highlight: Lisa Burner, Medical Assistant

West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport Campus Medical Assisting Graduate, Lisa Burner, says she decided to attend WVJC Bridgeport for a few reasons. “I liked that I could get my degree in a shorter amount of time,” she explained. “Also, I liked the class size being smaller with more one-on-one assistance with instructors or a free […]

WVJC Bridgeport Student Highlight: Denise Nicolette

Denise Nicolette is a Pharmacy Technician student at West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport Campus. “The WVJC Bridgeport Campus was easy to get to and I they offered the Pharmacy Technician Program, which is what I was very interested in,” Denise explained. “Unemployment statistics quoted an increasing need and growth for Pharmacy and the program sounded […]

WVJC Charleston Medical Assisting Graduate Embarks on New Journey!

West Virginia Junior College Charleston Campus Medical Assisting Graduate Dee Lewis embarked on a new journey today! She began Nursing School at Kanawha Valley Community and Technician College and said that she attributes much of her success to her time at West Virginia Junior College. Dee stated, “WVJC prepared me for what a college setting […]

WVJC Charleston Kicks off Fall with a Huge Orientation!

CHARLESTON, WV – Summer is coming to an end for everyone, but many recent high school graduates find themselves ready to enter college. Today, West Virginia Junior College Charleston welcomed many of these students as they attended orientation to begin classes on Monday. The group of over 60 students was comprised of all ages, but […]

WVJC Morgantown: Students Helping Students

When students begin on the path to their new careers at the West Virginia Junior College, Morgantown Campus, help is just around the corner. Each year, Academic Dean Leanne Cardoso rallies the student government to host events benefiting Students Helping Students, a fund created to offer small amounts of financial support, in the form of […]

West Virginia Junior College, Morgantown Campus Kicks off “Meet and Mingle” Networking Event

West Virginia Junior College, Morgantown Campus, kicked off what will become a bi-annual tradition Thursday, July 25, as alumni, students, faculty and staff gathered for the first “Meet & Mingle” networking event. The event, which was hosted by the school, was held at the Hilton Garden Inn, in Morgantown, where attendees enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and […]

WVJC Bridgeport Medical Assisting Graduate Enjoys New Career

Tiana Morgan decided West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport Campus was the right choice for her because it gave her the opportunity to get an education while still caring for her son and working. She explained, “The schedule was flexible and the program was only 18 months. I felt that this program was made for people […]

WVJC Bridgeport Dental Assisting Club Creates Commercial and Wins Grand Prize

Wilson Martino Dental held an online competition for anyone to produce their next 30 or 60 second television commercial. Once submitted, videos were posted on the Wilson Martino Facebook Page where individuals were encouraged to vote for their favorite video. The winner received $1,000 and the runner-up received $400 for their school, student organization, club […]

WVJC Charleston Celebrates Students with a Summer Picnic!

CHARLESTON, WV – As an act of student appreciation and early Fourth of July celebration, WVJC Charleston held a summer picnic on Tuesday, July 2. The festivities took place at Coonskin Park, just a few minutes outside downtown Charleston. Students were encouraged to bring their families for an afternoon of food and fun. The school […]

WVJC Bridgeport Staff Highlight: Paige Peters

Paige Peters Welcome, Paige Peters! West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport Campus is happy to welcome a new, friendly face to the campus as a High School Admissions Representative. “The best part about being a High School Admissions Representative is playing an important role in the beginning of a student’s life,” Paige explained. “I also like […]

WVJC Morgantown Staff Highlight: Angie Wise

She was used to changing lives. But with a career change, West Virginia Junior College Morgantown Campus Adult Admissions Representative Angela (Angie) Wise is affecting more than just her clients’ outward appearance; she’s helping them to change their lives. Wise was previously employed as a cosmetologist, which she loved. “I didn’t go to school to […]

WVJC Morgantown Graduation

Following 18 months of schooling, soon-to-be graduates, their families and their friends visited the historic Metropolitan Theater in downtown Morgantown Sunday, June 23, for the West Virginia Junior College Commencement. Students transitioned to graduates earning their Specialized Associate Degree in the following areas: Business Administration, Information Technology, Legal Office Assisting, Medical Office Administration and Medical […]

WVJC Charleston Celebrates WV’s 150th Birthday!

CHARLESTON, WV – Students of West Virginia Junior College Charleston spent Wednesday and Thursday reflecting on what living in the state means to them. Anyone who wanted to participate was asked to log on to the WVJC Charleston Facebook page and comment with their favorite thing about West Virginia. There were many answers, but one […]

WVJC Charleston Instructor Highlight – Dental Coordinator Rebecca Hale

CHARLESTON, WV – Rebecca Hale serves as the Program Coordinator and Lead Instructor for the WVJC Charleston Dental Assisting Program. Rebecca joined the staff earlier this year and has truly enjoyed her experience so far. “My favorite part of being an instructor is the joy that I get knowing that I am molding these wonderful […]

Medical Assisting Student Highlight – Colleen Phillips

CHARLESTON, WV – When Colleen Phillips finished her last day of school on June 20, she was confident she would be prepared for a great career. She had been studying to become a certified medical assistant at West Virginia Junior College – Charleston and is ready to put her skill set to good use. Colleen […]

WVJC Charleston Professional Clothing Sale Fundraiser

CHARLESTON, WV – On Thursday, May 2, 2013 the WVJC Charleston Career Management Department hosted the school’s first professional clothing rummage sale. The goal of this sale was to assist students in affordably building their professional wardrobe. Proceeds and left over items from the sale benefited Covenant House, a local organization that assists people with […]

Graduation Press Release – May 2013

West Virginia Junior College – Bridgeport held a commencement ceremony honoring their most recent graduates on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at the Bridgeport Conference Center. Delegate Tim Miley, was the commencement speaker. West Virginia Junior College – Bridgeport offers six specialized Associate Degree programs designed to meet the need for a qualified workforce. The following […]

WVJC-Bridgeport Student Highlight: Andrew Ross

Student Highlight: Andrew Ross Program/ Campus: Pharmacy Technician/WVJC-Bridgeport 1.     Why WVJC? I decided to go to this college because of the accelerated program. Before I started school at WVJC I just graduated high school at Buckhannon Upshur High. The challenges that I’ve had have been overwhelming. I was homeless while going to college at one […]

WVJC- Bridgeport Graduate Student Highlight: Brandi Skinner

Graduate Student Highlight: Brandi Skinner Program/ Campus: Medical Assisting / WVJC Bridgeport 1. When did you graduate? Graduated Feb 2013 2. Current Job Title and company if applicable: RMA/MOA at Williams Family Practice 3. Brief description of your current job: Blood draws, vaccines, vitals and front desk duties 4. What were you doing before you […]

Relay for Life

The West Virginia Junior College Morgantown campus students are gearing up for this year’s Monongalia County Relay for Life. The Relay will be held May 31, beginning and 4 p.m. and lasting through the night, at the Hazel and JW Ruby Community Center (Mylan Park Expo Center). A team of students and staff will be […]

Day of Caring

Last week, West Virginia Junior College students and staff got “down and dirty” for the 2013 United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties’ Day of Caring. Each year, United Way hosts a Day of Caring where local United Way agencies submit much-needed projects.  Community volunteers are assigned to complete specific projects based on the agency […]

Mills family awards the Matt Mills Memorial Scholarship to WVJC- Bridgeport student.

On Tuesday, May 7, 2013; Mr. And Mrs. Dennis Mills awarded a very special scholarship to a student at WVJC.  The Matt Mills Memorial Scholarship was established to assist a current WVJC- Bridgeport student with the cost of certification testing associated with the IT field.  Matt Mills was a graduate of WVJC in the IT […]

WVJC- Bridgeport is now offering CLEP exams

WV Junior College-Bridgeport Campus is now a CLEP Test Center. CLEP, or College Level Exam Program, is an exam program that can help a student: Earn Full-time credit as a part-time student, Reduce the time it takes to complete your degree, and achieve your career goals. WVJC- Bridgeport will offer CLEP exams are on the […]

Learn More about Our Programs at WVJC Bridgeport – Dental Assisting

BRIDGEPORT, WV – West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport Campus offers a Dental Assisting Specialized Associate Degree program which can be completed in as little as 18 months. This short-term and hands-on program teaches skills necessary for a position as a Dental Assistant including Dental Radiology, Dental Material Handling and Manipulation, Dental Practice Management and Chair-Side […]

West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport Campus Students Serve at Clarksburg Mission

BRIDGEPORT, WV – West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport Campus students served meals to the less fortunate members of the community on March 14, 2013 at Clarksburg Mission. WVJC Bridgeport recognizes the importance of serving not only as an educational institution, but as citizens of their local community. Students are passionate about helping others and enjoy […]

WVJC Morgantown to Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days! Join Us!

MORGANTOWN, WV -Walk 100 Miles in 100 days with the West Virginia Junior College, Morgantown Campus, faculty, staff and students. Jessica Nuckles, the WVJC’s High School Admissions Representative, heard about the program during a visit to Preston High School. “Many of our students are from Preston County, so this is a great way for us […]

WVJC Charleston is Under Construction!

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Junior College’s Charleston Campus is getting a face lift. While students are enjoying a week off from classes, faculty and volunteers are working hard to give the school a new, fresh feel for the start of classes on April 1. Changes include new computers and bulletin boards. However, the biggest […]

West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport Campus Highlight: Breanna Shingleton

Breanna Shingleton – Pharmacy Technician BRIDGEPORT, WV – Breanna Shingleton graduated from the Pharmacy Technician Specialized Associate Degree program at West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport Campus on February 7, 2013. She is now employed at Mon General Hospital as a Pharmacy Technician. Her current position entails a wide variety of responsibilities including filling pyxis machines […]

Spring Break! Rest, Relax & Rejuvenate!

An 18-month program goes by quickly. Students at West Virginia Junior College follow a strict skill-based program with courses changing every six weeks, so a little time off can most be a time to relieve stress, relax and recharge the batteries. Here are a few tips for students on spring break: 1. Make time for […]

Check Out WVJC Students Highlighted!

Visit this link and check out page 5 to see West Virginia Junior College graduates James DuBose and Michael McDonald featured! http://www.wvnet.edu/documents/newsletters/WVNET%20Newsletter%20March%202013.pdf

Leadership West Virginia Announces the Class Of 2013

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Junior College Regional Director of Career Management, Julie Warden accepted to Leadership West Virginia – Class of 2013. Through this experience, Julie looks forward to networking and meeting new individuals around the state to gain an in-depth knowledge of items that will strengthen the opportunities for WVJC students. Fifty-two leaders […]

Buckhannon-Upshur High School tours WVJC Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT, WV – On March 1, 2013, students from Buckhannon-Upshur High School toured the West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport campus. The touring high school seniors got to participate in hands-on activities and learn about financial aid. Below are some pictures from the tour: Bridgeport For more information on graduation rates, median debt of students who […]

West Virginia Junior College Charleston Campus Hosts Career Fair

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Junior College Charleston Campus hosted a career fair welcoming more than 10 employers from the greater Charleston area. Current students and alumni visited the fair to learn more about career opportunities in their direct field of study. “This is an incredible opportunity for our students and graduates as they begin […]

WVJC Charleston Runs Pet Supply Drive

CHARLESTON, WV – The West Virginia Junior College Charleston Campus has been collecting donations for local area animal shelters. The drive was headed up by the WVJC Legal Club, but got all of the school’s students and organizations involved. “We wanted to focus on something different,” said legal instructor Patty Link. “There are a lot […]

Charleston students raise money with Valentine’s Day health fair

CHARLESTON, WV – Valentine’s Day was very sweet on the West Virginia Junior College Charleston Campus. The new Hardy Heart’s medical club sponsored a healthy heart fair and bake sale to raise money for the American Heart Association. During lunch, members of the Hardy Hearts club sold cookies, pepperoni rolls, candy, fruit and red carnations […]

Matt Mills Memorial Scholarship announced

BRIDGEPORT, WV – On behalf of the Mills’ family and friends, West Virginia Junior College – Bridgeport is honored to announce a scholarship opportunity for students studying in IT and related fields. This scholarship will be provided to two students who are currently attending WVJC – Bridgeport, or plan to attend in 2013, and are […]

Family, college mark 55 years

The following article appeared in Morgantown’s local newspaper, The Dominion Post. Morgantown For more information on graduation rates, median debt of students who have completed their programs, and other important information, please visit our website at www.wvjc.edu/morgantown-programs. Our programs are equal opportunity employer/programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Medical Office Administration Graduate Highlight – Stacy Graham

MORGANTOWN, WV – Five and a half years ago, Stacy Graham decided to begin taking school seriously. She began the Medical Billing and Coding Program, now Medical Office Administration, at West Virginia Junior College in Morgantown in August 2007. “I didn’t take high school seriously in high school,” Stacy said. “I went to school to […]

Morgantown Staff Highlight – Coordinator of Online Learning and Technology Jim Morley

MORGANTOWN, WV – Morgantown native Jim Morley, the West Virginia Junior College’s Coordinator of Online Learning and Technology, once sat in the seats of the students he now instructs. “Success at the WVJC takes hard work, showing up for class, getting into different activities and projects and becoming involved with the school,” Jim said. Jim […]

Medical Assistant Graduate Highlight – Amber VanTassell

MORGANTOWN, WV – Since graduation, life has been bellies and babies for Amber VanTassell, an August 2012 graduate of the West Virginia Junior College Medical Assistant program. Amber graduated August 10, 2012 and started working Sept. 10, 2012 as a Certified Medical Assistant for the West Virginia University Hospitals Cheat Lake Physicians OB-GYN. Amber began […]

Dental Assisting Student Highlight – Katherine Ireland-Taylor

CHARLESTON, WV – Dental Assisting student Katherine Ireland-Taylor decided to attend West Virginia Junior College to better her future with a career she would enjoy. The school offered a program she was interested in and she knew she could get a degree in a reasonable amount of time. “Before I came to school I was […]

Medical Assisting Student Highlight – Ashley Fought

BRIDGEPORT, WV – Medical Assisting student Ashley Fought decided to attend West Virginia Junior College to further her career. “After attending college before but not completing my degree, I felt down and disappointed in myself,” she said. “After meeting and talking with the staff at WVJC and planning with my family, I felt confident to give college […]

Business Administration Graduate Highlight – Debbie Shrock

BRIDGEPORT, WV – West Virginia Junior College graduate Debbie Shrock considers losing her old job as a “blessing in disguise.” Debbie worked in the security department for Western Union at Aegis Communications in Elkins, W.Va., but Western Union outsourced its business to India, she said. “Because our jobs were sent out of the country, we […]

Medical Office Administration Student Highlight – Keturah Frye

BRIDGEPORT, WV – Since she first called to ask questions about the school, West Virginia Junior College has just “felt right” to Medical Office Administration student Keturah Frye. “I could tell, right away, that this was the school for me,” she said. Keturah said WVJC is approved by the Veteran’s Administration, so she was able […]

Legal Office Assisting Graduate Highlight – Jessica Hall

MORGANTOWN, WV – Four months into the Legal Office Assisting program at West Virginia Junior College in Morgantown, Jessica Hall found out that she would be a mother. Previously a Certified Nursing Assistant, Jessica decided that she no longer wanted to be in the medical field. But she didn’t want to attend a four-year school, […]

Bridgeport Staff Highlight – Academic Dean Jenica Frye

BRIDGEPORT, WV – As the Academic Dean, Jenica Frye is able to teach along with her administrative duties. “My favorite part of being an instructor at WVJC-Bridgeport is when I get to help students make connections between classroom theory and discussion to real world experiences and examples,” Jenica said. “That moment when a student has […]

Staff Highlight – Leanne Cardoso

MORGANTOWN, WV – As the academic dean for West Virginia Junior College in Morgantown, Leanne Cardoso’s favorite part of her job is interacting with the students and helping them overcome obstacles. “A reoccurring theme that makes my job worthwhile is watching students change their lives over the course of 18 months and seeing them successful,” […]

Pharmacy Technician Graduate Highlight – Tessa Cain

BRIDGEPORT, WV – For Pharmacy Technician graduate Tessa Cain, her favorite part of being a student at West Virginia Junior College was the friendships she made because of the smaller class sizes and being with the same group of students through all of her pharmacy classes. “My pharmacy class was tight-knit,” Tessa said. “Jenica Frye […]

Business Graduate Highlight – Sasha Peggues

MORGANTOWN, WV – When Sasha Peggues wakes up in the morning, she thinks, “Wow! Is this my life?” “Loving my job is an understatement,” she said. “It’s so amazing.” Sasha decided during summer 2010 to attend West Virginia Junior College and major in business. “My mom had been battling cancer, so I pushed off school. […]

Staff Highlight – Kayla Donathan

CHARLESTON, WV – Career Management Director Kayla Donathan’s favorite part of her job is having students run excitedly into her office informing her of the new job they just landed. “It’s really exciting, and the feeling never gets old. I have worked with these students on their resumes, interview skills and professional image,” Kayla said. […]

Network Software and Solutions Student Highlight – Casey Ball

CHARLESTON, WV – Network Software and Solutions student Casey Ball decided to attend West Virginia Junior College Charleston because he was looking to make a significant change in his life. He felt WVJC was genuinely interested in his education as a student and the school offered a program he was interested in pursuing. “I have […]

Medical Office Administration Student Highlight – Robbie Sigley

MORGANTOWN, WV – Robbie Sigley, a 20-year-old from Preston County, decided to attend West Virginia Junior College directly after high school. Nearly 18 months later, he is six weeks away from obtaining his Medical Office Administration degree. Robbie chose Medical Office Administration because he enjoys the office environment and the diversity of the patients who […]

WVJC Student Body Embraces the Christmas Spirit

BRIDGEPORT, WV – Christmas is a time of giving. It is a time to show others love and compassion. West Virginia Junior College’s student body, and the six student organizations that they are associated with, have been extremely generous in assisting the needy in our area and around the globe. Club Donation Projects have included: […]

WVJC Charleston is proud to announce the formation of their Alumni Association!

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Junior College, Charleston is excited to announce the formation of its official Alumni Association! The group was initiated by the Regional Director of Career Services Julie Warden. “We wanted to find a way for students to stay connected to the school after they graduate,” Julie said. “I think this is […]

Staff Highlight – Adam Pratt

BRIDGEPORT, WV – Regional High School Coordinator Adam Pratt loves that he gets the opportunity to assist students and their families through one of the most exciting times in their life. “I meet these students as they are entering into a time of transition and my job is to help them become a college student […]

Medical Office Administration Student Highlight – Teirra Harris

BRIDGEPORT, WV – West Virginia Junior College student Teirra Harris decided to attend the school because it’s close to home and she liked that she could complete a program in 18 months instead of two to four years. Teirra’s favorite part about attending WVJC is having only two or three classes every six weeks. She […]

New Short-Term Healthcare Training Opportunity in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN, WV – Enrollment is now officially open for the new Pharmacy Technician Degree Program at West Virginia Junior College Morgantown Campus. While other schools offer a certificate or diploma in Pharmacy Tech, this is the first Associate Degree program in the area. In 18 months, WVJC trains students for a career in the pharmacy […]

Gear Up for Holiday Employment! Visit Your Career Management Department

It’s holiday season and West Virginia Junior College Career Management Departments are ready to help students find part-time employment! Students who need help finding a position for a little extra cash this season can contact or visit the Career Management Director at their campus. Career Management Directors have current seasonal job leads in the local […]

High School Senior Survival Guide

It’s here. You are in midst of a time in your life that you have only thought about for the last four years. As a freshman, you muddled your way through halls, trying to adjust to a new place. As a sophomore, you were adjusted to your surroundings, trying to find your place. As a […]

Staff Highlight – Michelle Riggs

BRIDGEPORT, WV – Michelle Riggs, an instructor at West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport Campus, sees herself as a facilitator and a cheerleader for her students. “I am there to guide them through this educational experience and to cheer them on,” she said. “I love watching the students grow and thrive. There is nothing more rewarding […]

Business Student Highlight – Sydney Fairburn

BRIDGEPORT, WV – Business student Sydney Fairburn decided to attend West Virginia Junior College because it’s close to home and a small school, she said. “I get a lot of one-on-one attention from instructors, and everyone is so willing to help,” Sydney said. “(I feel) like I am a part of something. I love it […]

Medical Assistant Graduate Highlight – Larissa Sauvageot

CHARLESTON, WV – Larissa Sauvageot decided to attend West Virginia Junior College Charleston Campus by consulting with a fellow student. “I chose to go to WVJC after I had my daughter,” Larissa said. “I had checked into it a few times with my friend, Lauren. I figured it would work out great since I stayed […]

Medical Assisting Student Highlight – April Brown

MORGANTOWN, WV – April Brown knew at 10 years old that she wanted to be in the medical field. In May, she is expected to graduate from the West Virginia Junior College, Morgantown Campus, with her Associate’s Degree in Medical Assisting. “I used to enjoy going to the doctor,” April said. “I liked to be […]

Staff Highlight: Career Management – Holly Hildreth

MORGANTOWN, WV – Holly Hildreth began her journey as the West Virginia Junior College Career Management Director in June 2012. “It’s the most amazing feeling when I get to see a student’s career ambitions come true,” she said. The path to job placement begins in Holly’s office where she meets each new student to talk […]

MHS Band Donation

MORGANTOWN, WV – Morgantown High School band director Keith Reed (right) offers his thanks after accepting a $7500 donation to the band’s 2013 Rose Bowl trip fund from Jessica Nuckles (left) and Jessica Ewing, of the West Virginia Junior College, on Friday evening. WVJC recently hosted a fundraiser to help the band raise money for […]

West Virginia Junior College – Developing Qualified, Employable Students in Your Area!

In a tough economy, employers are striving to make smart decisions on new hires. Did you know that you have a local, community-oriented college training students in skill-specific programs that meet your hiring needs? Before you pay the money to run an advertisement in the newspaper or online, call the Career Management Director at your […]

Medical Assistant Graduate Highlight – Julie Bernet

BRIDGEPORT, WV – Julie Bernet, a medical assistant graduate who now works at Whitehall Medical, chose to attend West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport because she said she believed she could get good training in a reasonable amount of time. “I heard good things about the MA program and always wanted to be in the medical […]

Network & Software Solutions Students Attend Cyber Security: Our Shared Responsibility Conference

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Junior College Charleston Campus Network and Software Solution Program students attended a conference recently regarding cyber security at the WV Cultural Center at the State Capitol Complex. The conference featured key speakers in the information technology field including Patrick Gray of Cisco Systems, Doug Robinson of the National Association of […]

West Virginia Junior College Raises Funds for Alzheimer’s Association

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Junior College Charleston Campus partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association West Virginia Chapter to raise funds in support of World Alzheimer’s Action Month and the Walk for Memories, which will be held in Charleston in late October. The school hosted a “GO PURPLE” day to show their support. They sold pizzas, […]

Staff Highlight: Career Management – Kristy Cunningham

BRIDGEPORT, WV – Kristy Cunningham is the Career Management Director at West Virginia Junior College’s Bridgeport campus. As the Career Management Director, she assists students in finding a job upon graduation, as well as teaching Career Prep. Kristy is also a liaison between local businesses and the school. She said she strives “to maintain a […]

West Virginia Junior College Charleston Campus Dental Assisting Program

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Junior College Charleston Campus in downtown Charleston, West Virginia has officially graduated its first class of students from the new Dental Assisting Specialized Associate Degree Program! The Dental Assisting program at WVJC prepares students to work alongside dentists and hygienists to provide assistance in a variety of patient care and […]

Medical Assisting Student Highlight – Kaitlyn Persinger

CHARLESTON, WV – Kaitlyn Persinger decided to attend West Virginia Junior College Charleston Campus because the staff helped her decide on a specific career path within the medical field. “I definitely knew I wanted to be in the medical field, I just wasn’t sure what position. When I learned about Medical Assisting at WVJC, I knew it […]

West Virginia Junior College’s Legal Program

The West Virginia Junior College Morgantown campus offers students who are interested in the legal field an opportunity to not only learn about what really goes on in a law office, but also prepares students for a career as a Legal Office Assistant. The WVJC legal classes have a limited number of students and are […]

Legal Office Assisting Spotlight – Christina Johnson

MORGANTOWN, WV – For Christina Johnson, the Legal Office Assisting (LOA) program at the West Virginia Junior College is a family affair. It began when her sister, Laura Johnson, began the program at the Charleston Campus. “I’d talk to my sister, and she’d be so excited about the program that I would think, ‘I want […]

Current Nursing Student Highlight – Lindsay Bible

MORGANTOWN, WV – With over a decade of healthcare experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant, it was a West Virginia Junior College (WVJC) Nursing Program radio ad that finally convinced Lindsay Bible to take her first steps in becoming a Registered Nurse(RN). She said she applied for the nursing program the day she heard the […]

Fundraiser held for MHS Pasadena trip

West Virginia Junior College (WVJC) Morgantown joined in with community members Thursday evening at the Monongalia Arts Center to help pave the way to Pasadena, Calif., for the Morgantown High School Red and Blue Marching Band. Morgantown For more information on graduation rates, median debt of students who have completed their programs, and other important […]

WVJC Bridgeport Alumni Highlight – Elizabeth Blake

BRIDGEPORT, WV – After attending Fairmont State University for two years studying for a major she didn’t enjoy, Elizabeth Blake decided to transfer to West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport for the dental program. “I chose the dental program because I have always been very interested in everything the dental field has to offer,” Blake said. Her […]

WVJC Morgantown Medical Assisting Students Receive Hands-On Experience During Mock Disaster

MORGANTOWN, WV – For West Virginia Junior College students working toward an Associate’s Degree in Medical Assisting, earning a diploma is about more than burying a nose in a book. It’s about gaining hands-on experience. Medical students participated in a mock disaster July 25. A makeup artist decorated the students with life-like wounds, and the […]

West Virginia Junior College Charleston Campus to Host Open House for Mountain State University Students

CHARLESTON, WV – The West Virginia Junior College Charleston Campus announced today that it will host a special Open House for Mountain State University students on Thursday, August 2nd from 5pm – 7pm. The event will be held at the West Virginia Junior College Charleston Campus on Virginia Street. Current students from MSU will have […]

WVJC Bridgeport Graduate Highlight – Pharmacy Technician Sarah Hribar

Sarah Hribar completed the Pharmacy Tech Associate Degree Program in February at the West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport Campus and is currently enjoying a career as a Pharmacy Technician in the area. Sarah’s current job holds many responsibilities including entering, labeling and filling prescriptions in a very fast-paced environment. “Jenica Frye, Pharmacy Technician Coordinator at […]

West Virginia Junior College Morgantown Campus School of Nursing

The West Virginia Junior College Morgantown Campus School of Nursing offers quality training in a personalized learning environment to help you achieve your dream of becoming a Registered Nurse! WVJC thrives on a mission to provide students with quality training, education and skills they need for success through specialized training. With a “Students Come First” […]

WVJC Student Receives Mon General Healthcare Scholarship

The Foundation of Monongalia General Hospital presented $32,500 in scholarships to 33 students pursuing degrees in health care fields at its 22nd annual Health Career Scholarship Awards Program. The Foundation distributed 32 scholarships worth $1,000 each and one worth $500. The presentation took place Wednesday, in the Hazel Ruby McQuain Conference Center at Monongalia General […]

WVJC Finds Strength in Small Size

“We want to be able to maintain the small-school atmosphere,” said Patricia Callen, who goes by Patty. “We know everybody by name. You’re not a number here. We know about their families. That’s who we want to be.” With a continuous enrollment, averaging about 180-200 students at any one time, the junior college’s offerings change […]

A New Career and Your Finances

Landing your first career is such an outstanding achievement. Many times, individuals begin making money after they have been out of the workforce for a long period of time, so it is important to make sure you manage your finances completely and carefully! Don’t Be Frivolous Making money comes with responsibility. If you went into […]

How do I make my SCRUBS look professional?

Scrubs…You can’t exactly toss them on with a pair of heels, throw your hair back and walk out of the house in the morning, can you? While they seem casual and simple enough, here are a few tips in making sure your scrubs meet the “Professional Dress” criteria. 1. Make sure they are wrinkle-free and […]

Now That you’ve Graduated – Professional Steps for your Contact Information

Now that you have completed your program and graduated in a professional field of study, take a few minutes to make sure your contact information is updated from a ‘student’ to a ‘professional’. Here are a couple of ideas for contact information you need to update when you finish school. Your Email While you were […]

Surround Yourself with Success

Have you ever gathered a basket of fresh apples and stuck a rotten one in there with them? Do you know what the outcome is? I’ll give you a hint… no one survives. When you decide to enroll in school, especially higher education where you are paying money to receive a degree in a particular […]

WVJC Charleston Alumni Highlight – Donnie Ingram

Program: Computer Information Technology / Technical Emphasis Specialized Associate Degree Graduation: 2010 CHARLESTON, WV – When Donnie Ingram was asked why he chose to attend West Virginia Junior College, his answer was blunt and honest. He said, “I woke up one day and realized I was nearly 30,  had no career and that I was […]

West Virginia Junior College Raises Money for Labor of Love Ministries

By Kelly Rippin, Monongalia and Preston County Reporter http://www.wboy.com/story/17114250/wv-junior-college-raises-money-for-labor-of-love-ministries The West Virginia Junior College raised more than $800 at its first benefit dinner and dance and presented a check to the Labor of Love ministries Thursday. The school chose Labor of Love Ministries because of the influence the group had on one of its students. […]

West Virginia Junior College Student Government Holds Fundraiser

By Kelly Rippin, Monongalia and Preston County Reporter http://www.wboy.com/story/17066805/wv-junior-college-student-government-holds-fundraiser The West Virginia Junior College Student Government wanted to give something back to its students while benefiting the community at the same time. For the first time, the college held a dinner and dance for students, faculty and alumni. Proceeds from ticket sales were donated to […]

West Virginia Junior College Expanding Programs and Classes

By Kelly Rippin, Monongalia and Preston County Reporter http://www.wboy.com/story/16665209/2012/02/02/west-virginia-junior-college-expanding-programs-and-classes Four year colleges aren’t for everyone and the West Virginia Junior College has adapted its programs to accommodate more people and more professions. Students at West Virginia Junior College range from high school graduates to people in their 50s who were recently laid off. They all […]

West Virginia Junior College Hosts Blood Drive for American Red Cross

By Kelly Rippin, Monongalia and Preston County Reporter http://www.wboy.com/story/16643646/2012/01/31/wva-junior-college-hosts-blood-drive-for-american-red-cross The West Virginia Junior College hosted a blood drive Tuesday for the American Red Cross. The Red Cross has reported a desperate need for donations during a time of year that is already challenging. The Junior College has hosted a blood drive every few months to […]

West Virginia Junior College Holds Job Fair

By Kelly Rippin, Monongalia and Preston County Reporter http://www.wboy.com/story/16610798/2012/01/26/wva-junior-college-holds-job-fair The West Virginia Junior College is responding to community reaction to Sear’s decision to close its call center in Morgantown. Several of its students were affected by the decision and Thursday, WVJC hosted WVU Healthcare representatives at a mini-job fair. “WVU Healthcare was advertising that they […]