Legal Office Assisting Graduate – Kristin Hatfield

August 15, 2018 | WVJC Staff

When Kristin Hatfield graduated from Bridgeport High School in 2015, she knew she wanted to go to college. She enrolled at Fairmont State University to study Exercise Physiology. At that time, her goal was to become a physical therapist. Kristin found it difficult to balance being a full time student and working full time. She was also planning a wedding. She left school and...

Scholarships or Grants…Which is better?

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Both are great! Scholarships and grants are FREE money that you don’t have to pay back. The difference is who gives you the money. A grant is a type of financial aid normally given by the government. One example is the Pell Grant. Pell Grants are normally given to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree. Start...

Dental Assisting Student – Ciara Watson

August 14, 2018 | WVJC Staff

Ciara Watson is a student at WVJC-Charleston, enrolled in the Dental Assisting program. She previously attended West Virginia State University and studied education, but soon after she started, she realized that was not her passion. At that point, she decided to step away from school until she found what she really wanted to do. Ciara did some research and noticed...

Business Administration/Accounting Graduate – Jordan Corley

July 24, 2018 | WVJC Staff

As a 2007 graduate of Lewis County High School, Jordan Corley always dreamed of being a police officer.  She even earned an associate degree in Criminal Justice to aid in her goal.  In this world, life can throw curve balls.  The ball that life threw this time was when Jordan learned of her pregnancy. Being a soon to be mother,...

Clinical Medical Assistant Student-Elizabeth Cross

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Elizabeth Cross is set to graduate in June 2019 with her Clinical Medical Assistant Degree from WVJC-Bridgeport.  Her excitement to graduate and begin a career in the medical field is visible.  Prior to Elizabeth attending WVJC, she worked as an assistant pre-school teacher at a local daycare. Even though she enjoyed working with children, Elizabeth knew that she wanted more. ...

Information Technology Graduate-Josh Keely

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Josh Keely is a recent graduate from West Virginia Junior College Charleston. Before attending WVJC, he was working a full time job and working as a bouncer on the weekends.  Working everyday was extremely exhausting and he was ready for a change! Josh came to WVJC and enrolled in the IT program. He originally thought he might be interested in...

Clinical Medical Assistant Graduate – Rachael Farruggia

June 29, 2018 | WVJC Staff

Rachael Farruggia is a recent medical assisting graduate from WVJC Morgantown. Before WVJC, Rachael attended New River Community College, Concord University, and Fairmont State University. “I enjoyed my time at Concord, but they did not have the major I wanted there so I transferred. New River was pretty nice as well, but I moved to Morgantown.” After moving, Rachel transferred...

Business Administration Graduate Highlight – Denise Spitznogle

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Denise Spitznogle earned her associate degree in Business Administration through WVJC Online. A degree in Business Administration from WVJC Online is a versatile degree that offers a foundation in a variety of fields. For many students, this degree provides them the groundwork to progress and further their desires in the professional world. For Denise, her progression into the field of...

Information Technology Student Highlight – Michael Tabor

February 15, 2018 | WVJC Staff

Michael Tabor is enrolled in the Information Technologyprogram at West Virginia College Charleston and is also one of our wonderful work studies! Michael is around and able to help with any IT issues we may have. Michael graduated from Scott High School in 1997. He had not attended college before coming to West Virginia Junior College-Charleston but he did attend an Auto Mechanic...

Medical Assisting Graduate Highlight – Michele Davidson

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Michele Davidson is a Medical Assisting graduate from WVJC Morgantown. She worked as a Paralegal for 10 years before she started the Clinical Medical Assistant program. “I chose WVJC because they seemed to be my best option. They were very nice, credible, and convenient for me. I had originally chosen the phlebotomy program. I liked that program, the instructors, and...