Michael Asbury – Graduate Highlight

Michael Asbury was a senior at Riverside High School when he learned West Virginia Junior College offers an associate degree in Information Technology. Michael always had an interest in learning about computers, specifically hardware. He scheduled a college visit to learn more about the program and during that visit, he realized WVJC was a great fit for him. Michael chose WVJC because of the short-term programs, small school environment, and hands-on training.

One of Michael’s favorite classes at WVJC was his server course. During this class, he learned how to install and manage a Microsoft server. Michael said, “Mr. Pinkerton really knows what he is talking about and always made class very interesting.”  Michael graduated from the Information Technology program at WVJC in February 2019.  He said the best part about attending WVJC is “the community feeling. The staff and classmates are all supportive and willing to help.”

Less than a month after graduating with an associate degree, Michael started a job as a technology service desk agent. His career in technology has provided him financial security, IT and customer service experience, and a job that he enjoys going to daily. Michael said, “I enjoy helping customers resolve their technology issues.”

When asked if Michael would refer a friend or family member to WVJC, he said, “Yes. WVJC is a great way to earn your education in a short amount of time and receive training for a career.” If you would like to know more about the IT field or another program at WVJC, please visit wvjc.edu for more information and apply today!

Stephanie Kapp – Student Highlight


Stephanie Kapp graduated from Riverside High School in 2018. She learned about WVJC when Stephanie the high school admissions rep, visited Riverside to set up a lunch table and share information about the school. After learning about the school, Stephanie thought it would be a perfect fit. She would be able to remain close to her family, gets to graduate with a degree in 18 months, and liked the small atmosphere.

Stephanie is enrolled in the Clinical Medical Assistant program and loves every minute of it. “I have always helped the elderly and I want to continue to do so in my career as a Medical Assistant!” Her favorite teacher is Mrs. B. “She is an inspiration because she graduated from WVJC and has worked as a medical assistant. I feel like we can learn so much from her. My favorite part about attending here is the teachers. They really do care about your success in the classroom and are willing to go above and beyond to help you with anything you need help with.”

In 5 years, Stephanie sees herself working in geriatrics, either in a hospital or doctor’s office. She would like to have her own house and have a couple of kids.