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Professionalism – Part 1

February 7, 2019 | WVJC Staff

Professionalism is a key component to being successful in any work environment, but what exactly is it? In a nutshell, professionalism involves traits such as competence, reliability, honesty, integrity, respectfulness, compartmentalization, and positivity. Let’s break these traits down and evaluate what they mean in a professional capacity. What does it mean to be competent in the workplace? Employers want to...

Employee Highlight – Lisa Frank

February 5, 2019 | WVJC Staff

Greetings!  My name is Lisa Collingwood Frank and here is a little information about me! Education My path to a teaching career began when I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from California University of Pennsylvania in 1992; while there, I also minored in English and psychology.  After many, many, many years, I decided it was time to...

Meet Dental Assisting Program Director, Ariel Alderson!

January 29, 2019 | WVJC Staff

Six weeks come and go quickly, according to one of our newest faculty members Ariel Alderson.  She is new to the teaching field but not new to dental assisting world.  According to Ariel, “having the opportunity to educate in the field she is passionate about is extremely rewarding.”  Even though the six weeks fly by as an educator, the knowledge...

Network Administration/Security – Program Highlight

January 28, 2019 | WVJC Staff

West Virginia Junior College-Charleston offers the Network Administration/Security program. In this networking program, students are able to obtain an 18-month associate degree in a hands-on learning environment. This program covers a wide variety of skills including, securing network infrastructure, understanding core security concepts, managing secure access, VPN encryption, firewalls, intrusion prevention, web and email security, SIEM Technology, Cloud and Virtual...

Nicole Jones – Student Highlight

January 25, 2019 | WVJC Staff

Nicole Jones is enrolled in the Clinical Medical Assistant program at WVJC Charleston. She decided to come here when she learned about the 18-month Associate Degree program. She said, “It was so close to my home and Kellie really sold me on the school. I just love her. She’s so sweet!” Nicole chose her program because she loved the clinical...

Kathryn Dean – Student Highlight

January 24, 2019 | WVJC Staff

Kathryn Dean is enrolled in the Clinical Medical Assistant program. Prior to Kathryn attending WVJC, she worked full time as a certified CNA. Even though she enjoyed working as a CNA, Kathryn wanted a profession that would give her more home time and less physical stress. After discussing with her husband, Kathyrn knew it was time to continue her education....

Sarah Cruz, WVJC Morgantown Campus

Sarah Cruz – Student Highlight

January 14, 2019 | WVJC Staff

Senior year is both exciting and stressful. Many high school seniors are debating over what they want to do with the rest of their lives. The golden question for most seniors is where to attend college. Sarah Cruz, a Pharmacy Technician student at West Virginia Junior College Morgantown struggled with that question. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do...

Meet WVJC Financial Aid Representative, Paula Sullivan!

| WVJC Staff

Hi! My name is Paula Sullivan. I attended Herbert Hoover High School and graduated in 1998. I then attended Marshall University for roughly 1 ½ yrs. Prior to working at West Virginia Junior College, I worked for Frontier Communications, Verizon, and Bell Atlantic for 17 yrs. I am now the Financial Aid Representative at WVJC. I was looking to finish...

Jenny Verbonitz – Graduate Highlight

December 12, 2018 | WVJC Staff

Jenny Verbonitz, who graduated from West Virginia Junior College in 2017, has always been interested in the business field. In fact, she started her business career managing the Sabraton Station.  It is her love of business that lead Jenny to expanding her education. She first attended Pierpont in 2013, which she found to be a bigger school that made her...

Beth Ramsey – Student Highlight

December 10, 2018 | WVJC Staff

Beth Ramsey is a student in West Virginia Junior College’s Dental Assisting program, where she is striving to earn her associate degree in Dental Assisting. She hopes to be able to call herself a Nationally Registered Dental Assistant. Beth began her dental assisting classes at WVJC in June of 2018, right after graduating from high school. She is a Dean’s...