Entries by Jason Kilgore

(SHRM) Announced the Presentation to MECC’s Business & Information Technology Division

Big Stone Gap, VA— The Southwest Virginia Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management announced the presentation of a Belk Gift Card to Mountain Empire Community College’s Business & Information Technology Division, enabling the Division to purchase MECC Business Graduates with needed job interview attire. “This gift is a chance for our next generation… Continue Reading (SHRM) Announced the Presentation to MECC’s Business & Information Technology Division

2018 Summer Classes

Are you a university student looking to ease your fall course load & save money at the same time? Summer classes available at MECC starting June 1. For more more information and class options, visit www.mecc.edu or call 276-523-2400 Click Here to View 2018 Summer Classes

Big prizes and golfing fun on tap at Auto World – MECC Golf Classic on May 17th to provide scholarships at MECC

Big Stone Gap – One lucky golfer will go home with a $500 prize, and other great prizes will be awarded, as well, at the Auto World – MECC Golf Classic on Friday, May 17, at Lonesome Pine Country Club to benefit scholarships at Mountain Empire Community College. All players hitting a hole-in-one on Hole… Continue Reading Big prizes and golfing fun on tap at Auto World – MECC Golf Classic on May 17th to provide scholarships at MECC

Dr. Kristen Westover Fund Established at MECC

Big Stone Gap – The Mountain Empire Community College Foundation is pleased to announce that a new fund, the President Kristen Westover Fund, has been established to provide resources for learning and professional development.    The Fund, established by members of Dr. Westover’s family, will be specifically used to assist with faculty, staff, and student professional… Continue Reading Dr. Kristen Westover Fund Established at MECC

MECC & Slemp Foundation Partner to Help Blackjewel Families

BIG STONE GAP – Mountain Empire Community College and the Slemp Foundation are partnering to assist families impacted by the Blackjewel mine closures with tuition and college expense assistance. Qualifying families living in Lee and Wise County are encouraged to visit www.mecc.edu/blackjewel to submit their contact information. An MECC representative will work with individuals to… Continue Reading MECC & Slemp Foundation Partner to Help Blackjewel Families

MECC Accepting Applications for Phlebotomy Cohort

Big Stone Gap, VA — Mountain Empire Community College is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2019 Phlebotomy cohort. Students interested in completing this two-semester, 25 credit program are encouraged to apply online at www.mecc.edu/forms.  The deadline to apply for the next phlebotomy cohort at MECC is July 15. Students who need to complete pre-requisite courses for… Continue Reading MECC Accepting Applications for Phlebotomy Cohort

MECC and EntreEd partner to bring entrepreneurial training to local K-12 educators.

Big Stone Gap, VA – Mountain Empire Community College and the National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education (EntreEd) recently partnered to deliver a hands-on workshop for local K-12 educators to learn about, experience, and integrate entrepreneurship education into their classrooms this upcoming school year. A total of 16 educators, ranging from school principals to classroom teachers,… Continue Reading MECC and EntreEd partner to bring entrepreneurial training to local K-12 educators.

MECC Announces Honor’s List for the Fall 2018 Semester

The following students have been named to the Mountain Empire Community College Honor’s List for the fall 2018 semester. Students are eligible for the Honor’s List if they have at least 12 credits and a GPA of 3.5 to 3.79 during the semester with no incompletes, re-enrolls, unsatisfactory or failing grades.   APPALACHIA: Peyton Hylton… Continue Reading MECC Announces Honor’s List for the Fall 2018 Semester

MECC Announces Summer Semester Honor’s, Merit & President’s List

  MECC announces summer semester Honor’s List The following students have been named to the Mountain Empire Community College Honor’s List for the summer 2019 semester.  Students are eligible for the Honor’s List if they have at least 12 credits and a GPA of 3.5 to 3.79 during the semester with no incompletes, re-enrolls, unsatisfactory… Continue Reading MECC Announces Summer Semester Honor’s, Merit & President’s List

MECC Career & Transfer Services to hold Two Informational Fairs

MECC Career & Transfer Services will host two Informational Fairs next week. The Annual Fall Transfer Fair will be on Tuesday, October 22 and the Inaugural Program Fair will be on Wednesday, October 23. The purpose of the Transfer Fair is to allow students and graduates the opportunity to meet with representatives from various institutions… Continue Reading MECC Career & Transfer Services to hold Two Informational Fairs

MECC Foundation Raises $100,000 to Support Scott County Students

Hiltons, VA – The Mountain Empire Community College Foundation recently raised an estimated $60,000 at a special event to assist Scott County students attending MECC. With this year’s total, the Scott County Endowed Scholarship Committee has raised more than $100,000 in two years to support the Scott County Endowed Scholarship Fund. More than 70 percent… Continue Reading MECC Foundation Raises $100,000 to Support Scott County Students

MECC Foundation to Host “Diamonds and Denim” Event Supporting Scott County Scholarships

The Mountain Empire Community College Foundation is pleased to present “Diamonds and Denim,” an evening of elegance and entertainment featuring the music of the Jeff Little Trio and Wayne Henderson, at the beautiful Crooked River Lodge in Hiltons, Va., Saturday, August 24. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Scott County Endowed Scholarship Fund,… Continue Reading MECC Foundation to Host “Diamonds and Denim” Event Supporting Scott County Scholarships

MECC Foundation to Host 42nd Annual John Fox, Jr. Literary Festival & Lonesome Pine Short-Story and Poetry Contests

Big Stone Gap, VA — The MECC Foundation is pleased to announce the 42nd annual John Fox, Jr. Literary Festival, featuring a presentation by guest author Sharyn McCrumb, on Wednesday, March 21 at 10 a.m.in the Goodloe Center of Phillips-Taylor Hall.   In coordination with the festival event, the MECC Foundation will host the 31st Annual… Continue Reading MECC Foundation to Host 42nd Annual John Fox, Jr. Literary Festival & Lonesome Pine Short-Story and Poetry Contests

MECC Foundation to Host Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers in Clintwood

Clintwood, VA — The Mountain Empire Community College Foundation is pleased to host Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at Clintwood’s Jettie Baker Center.  Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at the Clintwood Town Hall or the Ralph Stanley Museum in Clintwood (cash or check… Continue Reading MECC Foundation to Host Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers in Clintwood

MECC Governor’s School 2018 – June 11th – 22nd

Governor’s School is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the counties of Lee, Scott, Wise, and Dickenson, and the City of Norton, who have a 3.0 GPA or higher. The two-week program, held annually on MECC’s campus in June, features a variety of hands-on activities in one of several subject areas selected by… Continue Reading MECC Governor’s School 2018 – June 11th – 22nd

MECC Hosts 48th Annual Home Craft Days Festival

Big Stone Gap, VA – Mountain Empire Community College will once again welcome thousands of visitors to the campus this fall for the 48th Annual Home Craft Days Festival held Oct. 18-20. Celebrating the rich music, culture, and artistry of Southwest Virginia, the Home Craft Days Festival features two full days of concerts, craft vendors,… Continue Reading MECC Hosts 48th Annual Home Craft Days Festival

MECC Important Announcement: Class Registration Deadline

Students who have not yet enrolled for the Fall 2018 semester are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an advisor and register for classes by Tuesday, August 21. Classes begin Wednesday, August 22. New students who enroll after Tuesday, August 21 will only be enrolled in late-starting classes and MECC’s Quick Start program. To schedule… Continue Reading MECC Important Announcement: Class Registration Deadline

MECC participates in the United Way of SWVA Careers Expo for Youth

Mountain Empire Community College recently participated in the United Way of SWVA Careers Expo for Youth held at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Abingdon on September 25 and 26. More than 4,000 students participated in the event. The college was represented by Health Science Recruiter and Retention Specialist Sarah Clarkston, CTE Recruiter Vicki Pearcy, and… Continue Reading MECC participates in the United Way of SWVA Careers Expo for Youth

MECC Receives $2.2M Federal Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant

Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College is pleased to announce the College has been awarded a $2.2M Department of Education Title III Strengthening Institutions grant.  MECC’s Pathways to Student Success grant will support expansion of academic programs, renovation of classroom spaces, and additional student advising support. The goal of MECC’s Title III grant… Continue Reading MECC Receives $2.2M Federal Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant

MECC students earn five of top six scores at regional cybersecurity competition.

Wise, VA – On Thursday, October 24, MECC cybersecurity and software development students competed in UVa-Wise’ second annual BSides Capture the Flag competition, a computer-based individual competition that tests participants ability to problem-solve with regards to information technology and security. MECC students Macarthur Inbody and Noah Sturgill were two of three competitors who tied for… Continue Reading MECC students earn five of top six scores at regional cybersecurity competition.

MECC to Hold Inauguration of College’s Seventh President

Mountain Empire Community College will host the Inauguration of the college’s seventh president, Dr. Kristen Westover, on Friday, October 19 at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will take place in MECC’s Phillips-Taylor Hall Goodloe Center. A reception will immediately follow the inauguration in the Slemp Commons. Invited guests, students, and members of the public are asked… Continue Reading MECC to Hold Inauguration of College’s Seventh President

Mountain Empire Community College to Host Trip to England, Ireland, & Scotland in 2020

Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College will lead an international travel excursion to England, Ireland, & Scotland in May 2020. The trip is open to students and community members. This 10-day trip will feature stops in London, Dublin, Edinburgh and visits to Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, St. Andrews and much more. The majority of… Continue Reading Mountain Empire Community College to Host Trip to England, Ireland, & Scotland in 2020

Nominations Sought for 2019 MECC Outstanding Alumnus Award

Nominations Sought for 2019 MECC Outstanding Alumnus Award The Mountain Empire Community College Alumni Advisory Committee is seeking nominations for the 2019 MECC Outstanding Alumnus Award, which recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions to one or more areas of society, i.e., professional, academic, and personal achievements, civic service, or service to MECC. All living… Continue Reading Nominations Sought for 2019 MECC Outstanding Alumnus Award

Virginia Women Veterans Week – March 18-24, 2018

The General Assembly has designated March 18-24, 2018 as Virginia Women Veterans Week. Please tag us at #VETEServices and  #VirginiaWomenVetsWeek.   Thank you for your continuous support of Virginia’s Veterans, Service members and their families. Click this link to learn more. Virginia Women Veterans Week 2018