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
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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 Stone Gap — Alicia Belcher, a resident of St. Paul and math teacher at Ridgeview High School, has been named MECC’s 2019 Alumna of the Year. Belcher, a 2014 Summa Cum Laude graduate of MECC, earned an Associate’s Degree in Pre-Teacher Education. She began at MECC as a non-traditional college student, enrolling as a… Continue Reading Belcher Named 2019 MECC Alumna of the Year
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
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
Join us Friday, October 19, 2018, at 10:30 A.M. in the Goodloe Center of Phillips-Taylor Hall for the Inauguration of Mountain Empire Community College’s Seventh President – Dr. Kristen Westover.
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
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
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.
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 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 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
Big Stone Gap – The Mountain Empire Community College Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Debra Rene Greene Memorial Endowed Scholarship benefiting MECC students interested in careers in social work and counseling. Debra was the daughter of Charles R. Greene and the late Mary Roberts Greene. The scholarship was created by her… Continue Reading MECC Foundation Announces Debra Rene Greene Memorial Endowed Scholarship
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
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
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
Big Stone Gap, VA — The MECC Foundation, in partnership with the Lonesome Pine Regional Library and the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Project, is pleased to announce the 44th annual John Fox, Jr. Literary Festival, featuring a presentation by guest author Silas House, on Wednesday, March 4 at 10 a.m. in the… Continue Reading MECC Foundation to Host 44th Annual John Fox, Jr. Literary Festival & Lonesome Pine Short-Story and Poetry Contests
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
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
Big Stone Gap, VA – Mountain Empire Community College held its 46th commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10 at 6 p.m. at the Big Stone Gap campus. The Class of 2019 includes 570 graduates. MECC awarded 118 Associate of Arts & Sciences degrees, 182 Associate of Applied Science degrees, and 147 Certificates and 271 Career… Continue Reading MECC Holds 46th Annual Commencement Ceremony
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Big Stone Gap, VA – MECC will welcome more than 130 students to the 15th Annual Mountain Music School on campus July 22-26. MECC’s Mountain Music School is a week-long event dedicated to the preservation and continuation of Appalachian music and culture. Students from age 10 and up learn to play an instrument of their… Continue Reading MECC To Host 15th Annual Mountain Music School
MECC’s “Capture the Flag” (CTF) team finished 12th out of 326 competing teams from universities and high schools across the country in Radford University’s annual “RU Secure” CTF competition. CTFs are online challenges that test teams’ ability to solve challenges that relate to the cybersecurity industry. With each challenge solved, a team acquires a “flag,” and… Continue Reading MECC’s “Capture the Flag” (CTF) team finished 12th out of 326 competing teams in Radford University’s annual “RU Secure” CTF competition.
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 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
Big Stone Gap – The Mountain Empire Community College Alumni Advisory Committee is seeking nominations for the 2020 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 MECC alumni who have… Continue Reading Nominations Sought for 2020 MECC Outstanding Alumnus Award
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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
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