Monthly Archives: December 2013

Clifton Forge School of the Arts (CFSOTA) receives Chancellor’s Award

cfsota_awardThe Clifton Forge School of the Arts, represented by Mrs. Helen Kostel (second from left), was honored as the recipient of one of only four state-wide Virginia Community College System’s Chancellor’s Awards for Workforce Development, during the annual VCCS HIRE Ed Conference, held at the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs December 12. The CFSOTA won the award in the category of “Community Services” for its partnership with Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in offering credit and non-credit courses. From left: Gary Keener, DSLCC Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Services; Mrs. Kostel; DSLCC President Dr. John Rainone; and George Kostel, who also attended the awards ceremony. VCCS Chancellor Dr. Glenn DuBois presented the award to Mrs. Kostel, who serves as coordinator of planning and development for the CFSOTA. (Photo Courtesy of Virginia’s Community Colleges)

February is a Super Time to learn more about Financial Aid

Super Thursday is coming!

On February 20th at the Main Campus and on February 27th at the Rockbridge Regional Center (RRC), Dabney S. Lancaster Community College and Talent Search, a federally-funded TRiO program housed at DSLCC to serve selected public school students and families in our area, will host an evening of service to the community to help with filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Let us help you with navigating web sites and interpreting files, forms and formulas — and help you and your family begin the process of seeking assistance with paying for the cost of higher education.

It’s easier than  you may think with DSLCC and the Talent Search staff!  Call 863-2874 for more information.

Note: You must bring the 2013 Tax forms that you have filed in order to complete the FAFSA.

Health Care Online Courses for Entry-Level Employment

Earn a Career Studies Certificate or a Certificate/License through online healthcare related credit courses beginning this spring! Select Health Information Technology, Health Information, Medical Coding, or Electronic Medical Records Specialist.  Two non-credit options are Certified Billing and Coding Certificate and Certified Professional Coder Prep Course, both on line. For more information about these courses and referrals for help with applying for financial aid for selected options, contact Gary Keener at after January 1.

Start job searching in the New Year with new skills!