Archive for the 'Summer 2010' Category

BRCC Commencement 2010

Over 500 degrees, diplomas, and certificates were conferred at BRCC’s 42nd commencement ceremony on May 15.  Watch for these BRCC grads making a difference in our community!

Charitable Gift Annuity Creates Win-Win Opportunity

“I’ve had a soft spot in my heart for Blue Ridge for a long time,” says Harrisonburg resident Julia N. Grandle. She has been a financial supporter of Blue Ridge for nearly twenty years. Her association with the College started when she was a high school mathematics teacher and continued when the city council named […]

BRCC’s Award Winning Students

“Our students, led by dedicated faculty and staff advisors, are living our college vision through their leadership contributions at the local, state and national levels. We are clearly producing students who, when they graduate, have learned the value of making a difference in the community they live in. Join me in congratulating the wonderful accomplishments […]

BRCC Battle Tale-(As told by John Maxfield, Assistant Professor, Information Systems Technology)

The place, Radford University. The date, Saturday, April 24, 2010. A small group of dedicated students were preparing to do battle—the annual Radford University Programming Competition. The determined programmers entered the field of battle. The BRCC team (James Arlow, Wade Harkins, Ryan Kenney) was initially dismayed as they recognized the icon of the Apple empire […]

BRCC ABG Receives National Recognition

Blue Ridge Community College’s Nu Alpha Chapter of the Alpha Beta Gamma (ABG) International Business Society returned from national conference in Florida in April with several significant awards. ABG leaders wowed the conference audience with a presentation on the topic of Leadership Resilience: How to Recession-Proof Your Career, and as a result won the “Best […]

BRCC SIFE Regional Champions

Despite being the only two-year institution in their bracket, the BRCC Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team left Charlotte Regional Champions and headed to national competition in Minneapolis in May. This was BRCC SIFE’s 6th Regional Championship. Advisor Rebecca Evans felt that the team’s real impact on individuals, especially through their projects in Haiti, is […]

BRCC Honor Society Named Most Outstanding in the Region

During the Virginia Regional Convention this spring, Alpha Xi Xi, BRCC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society took home first place honors for their annual college project – a student art show featuring recycled materials. The art show’s theme, “Finding Our Future: Challenges of the 21st Century,” required students to address the […]

Spring Fling 2010

Robert and Lisa Strickler were the lucky bidders who took home a piece of inaugural year history from Spring Fling this year.  For those of you who have attended Spring Fling before, you have surely been fascinated by the traditional high bidding on what appeared simply to be a stuffed bear footstool.  In years past, […]

Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Strickler Honored

Pictured left to right, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. “Twig” Strickler and Dr. Glenn DuBois, Chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges. Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Strickler of Harrisonburg, Virginia were recognized in April as recipients of the Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. The program is hosted by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education […]