A campus-wide goal at West Virginia Junior College Charleston is to see every student succeed in their academic programs. This is top priority for WVJC faculty and staff but students often get involved to mentor fellow students.
To show appreciation and recognition of the student body’s hard work this past winter and into spring, the administration organized a Spring Potluck for students. With over 150 students to feed, campus employees rallied with the student body to cook up a delicious meal.
On Wednesday, March 23rd, students from all programs and their instructors joined together for a delicious lunch and insightful conversations. This was also the day of finals so it was a nice stress reliever for students who finished their exams. Students who still had exams to complete utilized the time to study in groups over lunch.
This student activity made for a very successful afternoon complete with all the fixings. Students enjoyed honey ham, meatballs, mashed potatoes, a variety of cooked vegetables, various pasta and fruit salads, and tons of dessert options.
These efforts are to enhance student engagement and ensure students feel a sense of home while attending the college.
“Our college is very unique in comparison to other institutions in the area. We want to know every one of our students on an individual basis and what their goals are,” said Campus President Michelle Miles, “by knowing those goals and getting students involved we can better serve their individual needs. This should be a place they feel at home and they know we are ultimately here to help them succeed.”
The goal of this event was not only to have a nice dinner together before the students’ Spring Break, but also to serve as a stress reliever and a sign of gratitude to the students for a great ending to the term.
Students enjoyed the afternoon, and campus faculty and staff are very proud of their students’ hard work and dedication to their own education.
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