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Jeffrey Byrd – Graduate Highlight

March 20, 2020 | WVJC Staff

Jeffrey Byrd is a recent graduate from the Network Administration/Security Associate Degree program at West Virginia Junior College Charleston. Jeffrey decided to explore his options at WVJC due to the short length of the program, friendliness of the staff and faculty, hands-on training, and convenience of the location. Jeffrey conducted a lot of research on the job market before selecting...

Olivia Williamson – Graduate Highlight

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Olivia Williamson is a West Virginia Junior College Pharmacy Technician graduate.   Her choice to become a student at WVJC was easy because of the class size and family atmosphere. When making her decision to enroll in school she knew “it would be a challenge” because she is a wife and mother of two small children.  However, she was determined...

Todd Hughes – Student Highlight

March 13, 2020 | WVJC Staff

Todd Hughes is currently studying Healthcare Administration at WVJC Online. He always knew that he wanted to get into the healthcare field and his interest became more prominent when he took an EMT course in 2014. He knew that when the time was right for him to further his education, the healthcare field was the direction he wanted to go....

Samantha Lucky – Student Highlight

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Samantha Lucky is a recent graduate from the West Virginia Junior College’s Practical Nursing program.  Becoming a nurse was always a dream of hers since she was little.  However, in order to make her dream come true, she had to find a school that was the right fit for her. She began her research knowing she wanted a smaller school...

Money Management 101

March 6, 2020 | WVJC Staff

Budgeting and saving money is a critical tool in your everyday life.  It is important to be aware of how much income you have after paying for necessities. Proper money management provides peace of mind and allows you to plan for expected and unexpected expenses. West Virginia Junior College Charleston would like to offer some tips on managing your finances....

Kali Moats – Student Highlight

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Life often presents twists and turns on our path to a career. With every decision, our path is bumped slightly in a new direction. Kali Moats’s, CMA student at WVJC Morgantown and Student Government Association member, path to WVJC fits this mold. Kali attended a college prior to attending WVJC.  She felt she was “just a number” in that environment...

Short Term Degree Benefits

February 28, 2020 | WVJC Staff

In today’s economy nearly all jobs require some form of a credential beyond high school. However, many small businesses find it difficult to find qualified job applicants to fill job openings, particularly those entry to middle skill level jobs that require specific technical skills. These skills are often able to be acquired through a short-term degree program designed in partnership...

Rachael Salvucci – Faculty Highlight

February 21, 2020 | WVJC Staff

Hi everyone!  My name is Rachael Salvucci and I’ve been teaching at WVJC since 2013!  I graduated from Penn State University with a degree in English education in 2005, and then went on to receive my Masters of Education from The University of Pittsburgh in curriculum and instruction and earned my administration certificate in 2011. Teaching is my passion. I’ve...

Six Simple Steps to Budgeting

February 19, 2020 | WVJC Staff

One thing we know for certain in this life is that you can say one word to just about any person (over the age of 16) and produce 1 of 3 reactions.  Like side-effects in a pharmaceutical commercial, one of them tends to happen…. In some cases, slight nausea has been reported. In others, complete apathy- The use of this...

Marlena Salmon – Student Highlight

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Marlena Salmons is a full-time student, full-time mom, and full-time supporter. Marlena is earning her Associate Degree in Medical Office Administration at West Virginia Junior College Charleston. In addition to earning her degree, she is Federal Work Study and assists students with textbook and library needs. Outside of school, she is a mother to three children and is happily married....