Appalachian Heritage Arts Evening with The Steel Wheels a Success

The Steel Wheels in concert at BRCC

For some, it was “Girls Night Out.” Others came from afar or just passing through, while others were from down the road a piece. Some learned about it months ago; others heard about it mere hours before the concert began. One thing is for certain: all 900+ in attendance at The Steel Wheels concert enjoyed a picture-perfect Valley “almost fall” evening of great Americana music. Continue reading

Welcome Week 2014

All Week

Open play corn hole, disc golf, volleyball.

Monday 8/25

  • 10 a.m.-noon:  “Be Calm & Get Fit”, Rec Center (Complete 4 fitness activities for giveaways.)
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Music by DJ Derek Frye, Campus Commons
  • 11 a.m.-2  p.m.: Therapy Dogs, Library
  • Noon-2  p.m.: FREE pizza and giveaways Campus Commons

Tuesday 8/26

  • 10-11 a.m.: Drunk Driving simulator-VA State Police, P/T Courtyard
  • 11 a.m.-1  p.m.: FREE sno-cones/College bingo, Plecker Patio
  • 1-1:45  p.m.: Mountain Heritage Cloggers, Black Box-V135
  • 2-3  p.m.: Pottery demonstration, T Bldg. Bridge
  • 3-3:45  p.m.: Mountain Heritage Cloggers, Black Box-V135

Wednesday 8/27

ALL DAY Spirit Day-Wear your BRCC pride for door prizes BRCC Campus

  • 10 a.m.-noon: FREE cookies & coffee, Coffee Corner
  • 11 a.m.-1  p.m.: FREE popcorn, Plecker Patio
  • Noon-2  p.m.: Chin Hamaya Daiko Drumming/Dance, Campus Commons

Thursday 8/28

  • 9 a.m.-4  p.m.: Free snacks and KEY card Student Activities  (Complete an information “tour” for prizes.)
  • 10-11 a.m.: Drunk Driving simulator-VA State Police, P/T Courtyard
  • Noon-2  p.m.: FREE hot dogs and drinks, Plecker Patio
  • Noon-3  p.m.: “Be Calm & Get Fit”, Rec Center (Complete 4 fitness activities for giveaways.)
  • 1-2  p.m.: Blue Ridge Mountain Dulcimer Players, Black Box-V135
  • 3-4  p.m.: Blue Ridge Mountain Dulcimer Players, Black Box-V135

Friday 8/29

7 a.m.-noon FREE snacks at all Information Tents

BRCC Garners 6 “Great College to Work For” designations

The Chronicle 2014 Great College to Work ForBRCC recently participated in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 survey of “Great Colleges to Work For.”  The final results were released on 7/21/2014 and BRCC was once again recognized as a “Great College to Work For.”  BRCC achieved recognition in 6 of the 11 two-year college categories.  The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received Great College to Work For recognition was employee feedback.  According to the Chronicle’s criteria, BRCC was recognized in the following areas:

  • Collaborative Governance
  • Teaching Environment
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Respect and Appreciation
  • Professional & Career Development Programs
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship

This is the 6th consecutive year that BRCC has achieved this “Great College To Work For” designation. Continue reading

BRCC Plans Career Expo on April 3

Job seekers are encouraged to attend a Career Expo at Blue Ridge Community College on Thursday, April 3, 2014, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Plecker Center.

The event features 40 business and industry representatives offering guidance and information about job openings and internships.

Participants can get assistance with writing résumés, as well as advice about using LinkedIn and other social media in job searches.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Career Services at (540) 453-2523 or careers@brcc.edu.