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Network Admin/Security Student Highlight-Bret Mains

October 26, 2017 | WVJC Staff

Life is about timing and finding your niche. For WVJC Information Technology student Bret Mains, it took some time to find the right college situation. In fact, Bret attended 3 different colleges before settling in at WVJC, where he is now pursuing his passion, and working on launching a career in Network Administration or Cyber Security. At his previous colleges...

Information Technology Graduate Highlight – Jeremy Boggess

October 16, 2017 | WVJC Staff

Jeremy Boggess is a graduate of West Virginia Junior College Charleston. He graduated from Clay County High School and went directly into the Marine Corps where he served for six years. He worked as an Intelligence Analyst in San Diego, Afghanistan, and eventually Okinawa, Japan. When Jeremy returned to the US he enrolled at WVJC. He says, “My brother attended...

Pharmacy Technician Student Highlight – Cassie Hart

October 9, 2017 | WVJC Staff

Cassie Hart is a WVJC student who is expected to graduate from the Pharmacy Technician program in February of 2018. When Cassie graduated high school, she began studying Safety at Fairmont State. She attended FSU for one semester, but knew something was missing. She wanted a college that was smaller, more personable and closer to home. She found WVJC! She...

Information Technology Faculty Highlight – Chris Hefner

| WVJC Staff

Chris Hefner is a valuable asset of the West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport faculty. He is adored by many of our students, and works hard to keep his students engaged in classroom activities. In addition to being highly valuable to our staff, Chris is highly educated. Chris graduated from the Bridgeport campus of WVJC. He earned his associate degree in Information...

Humanizing Distance Education

September 18, 2017 | WVJC Staff

From: West Virginia Executive By:  Amanda Benigni The fact that technological innovations are disrupting traditional business models and digital technologies will continue to transform the economic marketplace is hardly breaking news to members of West Virginia’s business community. Higher education is no exception. Across the nation, online education, or distance education, is rapidly growing in popularity. According to the “Almanac...

Clinical Medical Assistant Student Highlight – Kasmira Kinzer

September 14, 2017 | WVJC Staff

Kasmira Kinzer is a medical assisting student at WVJC Morgantown campus. She attended WVU for a couple years before making the decision to switch to WVJC. “I met some great friends there, but academically, I didn’t have a good experience. Teachers didn’t care whether people came to class or understood the material.” Kasmira also disliked that she was required to...

Medical Assisting Student Highlight – Amber Post

September 5, 2017 | WVJC Staff

Amber Post is set to graduate in March 2018 with an associate degree in Medical Assisting. Her excitement to graduate and begin her career is visible every day at West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport. Amber went to Fairmont State University right after she graduated from high school, but ended up leaving because she felt overwhelmed and unprepared for such a...

Online Medical Office Administration Student Highlight – Lisa Stapleton

August 24, 2017 | WVJC Staff

Students at WVJC Online come from many different backgrounds, but each student possesses a unique story. Lisa Stapleton learned about WVJC Online from a television commercial and was immediately attracted to the “online” component. “I liked the idea of learning online, while at home. Being recently widowed, and with a special needs son, I realized I needed something that had...

Clinical Medical Assistant Student Highlight – Autumn Barnhart

August 21, 2017 | WVJC Staff

Autumn Barnhart is set to graduate in September 2018 with her associate degree in Medical Assisting. Her excitement to graduate and begin her career is visible every day at West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport. Autumn took a year off after graduating from high school to think about the direction she wanted to go in. She graduated from high school in...

Medical Assisting Graduate Highlight – Samantha Murphy

August 7, 2017 | WVJC Staff

Samantha Murphy is a graduate of West Virginia Junior College Charleston. Samantha enrolled in the Medical Assisting program at WVJC after graduating from Clay County High School in 2015. She visited other schools but she loved how WVJC had a career focused schedule and loved that she would be done in 18 months! “The school schedule was awesome! Everyone at...