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ROANOKE, WV August 16, 2017 – New Board of Governors members from West Virginia’s nine community and technical colleges, as well as new members of the Council for Community and Technical College Education, made their way to Stonewall Resort and Conference Center last week for training for new board members and as an opportunity to share new ideas.

August 17, 2017- Pierpont Community & Technical College is proud to announce that the Veterinary Technology Program has been ranked as a top thirty program in the United States by VeterinarianEDU.org 
 

August 15, 2017– Pierpont Community & Technical College, following the lead of the West Virginia Community and Technical College System (CTCS) has launched a new initiative to help boost the college-going rate of high school graduates in the mountain state. All recent West Virginia high school graduates have been automatically accepted into their local community and technical college.

Pierpont is honored to announce our partnership with FirstEnergy has taken another major step forward. Through the FirstEnergy Foundation’s generosity and firm commitment to our partnership, the Foundation has awarded a grant to Pierpont for $200,000, with half awarded this year and the other half awarded next year. This follows FirstEnergy’s investment of nearly $240,000 of in-kind contributions to support Pierpont programming in the past five years.
 
Mon Power has hired 20 new line and substation employees from the Power Systems Institute program it has with Pierpont Community and Technical College in Fairmont. The 18 line workers and 2 substation electricians are from West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
 
Pierpont Awarded Scholarships Eliminating Completion Barriers in Coal-Impacted Communities
Fairmont, WV- The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded Pierpont Community & Technical College a $1,017,308 Power Up grant for the Aerospace Workforce in Coal-Impacted Communities of West Virginia project. The ARC grant will help increase the number of former coal miners who graduate from workforce training and two-year degree programs at the Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center (NAEC) in Bridgeport, WV.  Pierpont’s RCB NAEC provides the state’s only FAA-certified aerospace training, degrees, and certifications.
Pierpont Students Named to Spring 2017 President's List and Dean's List
 
Fairmont, WV- Pierpont Community & Technical College has released the Dean’s List and the President’s List to recognize high-achieving students for their academic distinction. Full-time students who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time students achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the President’s List.
 
President’s List  
Pierpont Community & Technical College has earned national recognition as one of only eleven Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges according to a study released by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Pierpont is one of only eleven community colleges recognized nationwide, and the only one named to the list in West Virginia.
 
Michael Waide
Michael P Waide
 
Michael is a graduate of West Liberty University with a degree in Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science and has his license as a Medical Technologist in the state of West Virginia. He received his Master’s in Divinity from Emory University and a Master’s in Philosophy from Syracuse University. Michael is currently an Associate Professor in the Medical Laboratory Technology and Laboratory Assistant Programs.
 

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