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EMT to Intermediate Program Offered at DSLCC

The Emergency Medical Services program at Dabney S Lancaster Community College will offer an EMT to Intermediate program beginning in July. An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 3, at 5 pm in Room 422, Warren Hall, on the DSLCC Clifton Forge campus. Any current EMT who is interested in advancing to the Intermediate level should attend.

For more information contact EMS Program Head Jeanette Mann at (540) 863-2832 or email jmann@nulldslcc.edu.

DSLCC Holds 47th Commencement Exercises

A total of 162 students received associate degrees, certificates and career studies certificates during the 47th annual commencement exercises at Dabney S Lancaster Community College Tuesday evening on the Clifton Forge campus.

“Community college graduates are a hot commodity in the global marketplace,” said guest speaker Elizabeth Creamer, advisor for Workforce Development in the office of the Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade. “You showed up, you finished, better and bigger jobs are in your future.”

Creamer relayed her own story of finding herself a single mom in her 20s with only 3 years of high school. “I didn’t walk, I crawled, to the community college. There has been nothing as challenging in my life as going back to school and getting that degree.”
She asked the graduates to thank “that faculty member, that coach, that administrator, that family member, who has made a difference in your life.”

This was the first commencement for DSLCC President Dr. John Rainone, who took office last July. He gave the graduates an overview of the class of 2014: Twenty-five percent were dual enrollment students, attending college classes while still in high school; one third traveled more than 30 miles to and from classes; 30 percent attended classes at the DSLCC Rockbridge Regional Center in Buena Vista; almost 80 percent finished on time; 95 percent plan to continue their education; 67 percent have been accepted to four-year colleges at 14 different institutions; and 60 percent are already employed.

David Shofstahl of Clifton Forge was named the recipient of the Gary Lee Miller Outstanding Student Award, given to a graduating student who demonstrates academic excellence, leadership and active participation in campus and community activities. It is named after a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, who died in combat in Vietnam.

Dr. Rainone recognized Dr. Michael Scott, Vice President for Instruction, Student Services and Research, who is retiring after 42 years of service. Dr. Scott has served as master of ceremonies for commencement for many years.

Student speakers were Emanuel Alfred and Shofstahl.

A gallery of photos from the event are available on the DSLCC Flickr Site.

The following received diplomas:
Alleghany County
Jonathon Matthew Aldridge, Associate of Applied Science, Administration of Justice; Certificate, Law Enforcement; Career Studies Certificate, Private Security Services
Asbury, West Virginia
Crystal Elaine Cole, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing
Auto, West Virginia
Jordan Duane Sheets, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing
Bedford
Dustin T. Boyles, Certificate, Welding
Buchanan
Kristin Ashley Noel Brammer, Certificate, Practical Nursing; Joshua N. Christie, Associate of Applied Science, Forest Management Technology; Career Studies Certificate, Urban Forestry; Patrick Pentecost, Associate of Applied Science, Forest Management Technology
Buena Vista
Jonny Lee Ayers, Career Studies Certificate, Massage Therapy; Tammy Brown, Certificate, Practical Nursing; Rita M. Carter, Certificate, Advanced Health Care; Katie Elizabeth Clark, Career Studies Certificate, Massage Therapy; Kelsey Bray Cole, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies; Joshua Ryan Cranston, Career Studies Certificate, Welding; Brittany E. Fitzgerald, Certificate, Practical Nursing
Jordan Marie Fitzgerald, Associate of Arts and Sciences, Science; Kirsten Gibbons, Certificate, Practical Nursing; Karla K. Hamilton, Certificate, Practical Nursing; Joshua Jamerson, Associate of Arts and Sciences, Science; Chrystal H. Knick, Certificate, Practical Nursing; Jordan Lewis, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies; Jon Conrad Patterson, Jr., Associate of Applied Science, Information Systems Technology; Melinda K. Ramsey, Associate of Applied Science, Business Management; Christian Lynne Schley, Certificate, Culinary Arts; Certificate, Hospitality Services; Career Studies Certificate, Hospitality Management; Jeffrey Lee Tomlin, Associate of Applied Science, Information Systems Technology; Kasey Lin Tomlin, Associate of Applied Science, Information Systems Technology; Career Studies Certificate, Office User; Milea Webb, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies; Jacob Marino Wheeler, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies
Carlisle, PA
Henry M. Fox, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing
Chantilly, VA
Daniel James Bluntzer, Career Studies Certificate, Urban Forestry
Chesapeake, VA
James Thomas Ramsay, Associate of Applied Science, Forest Management Technology
Churchville
Victoria Peyton Hevener, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing
Clifton Forge
Michael Austin, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing; Wesley Travis Broughfman, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing; Jordan Isaac Carroll, Associate of Applied Science, Information Systems Technology; Tyler Edward Crance, Associate of Arts and Sciences, Education; Thomas James Deisher, Associate of Applied Science, Forest Management Technology; Monroe Newton Farmer, Jr., Associate of Applied Science, Forest Management Technology; Logan Rae Figgers, Associate of Arts and Sciences, Science; Amber Marie Haley, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing; Benjamin Edward Haynes, Career Studies Certificate, Welding; Heather Nicole Hinebaugh, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing; Christopher Scott Hoke, Career Studies Certificate, Emergency Medical Services – Intermediate; Dustin Jones, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies; Weston Jones, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies; Christy Kay Lanahan, Associate of Applied Science, Information Systems Technology; Asheby Lheay Auztin Leach, Associate of Applied Science, Administration of Justice; Certificate, Law Enforcement; Career Studies Certificate, Private Security Services; Tyler Drew Linkenhoker, Associate of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration; Lisa Marshall, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing; Chad Algon Nicely, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing; Tara Katherine O’Conner, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing; Whitley A. Blayne Oliver, Career Studies Certificate, Massage Therapy
David J. Shofstahl, Associate of Arts and Sciences, Education; Associate of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration; Associate of Arts and Sciences, Science; Amber Jayne Stephens, Certificate, Practical Nursing; Ashby Ray Taylor, Associate of Applied Science, Forest Management Technology
Michael Ryan Underwood, Associate of Applied Science, Information Systems Technology; Ronnie L. Underwood, Jr., Certificate, Culinary Arts; Brent Walker, Associate of Arts and Sciences, Science; Tawnya Lee West, Associate of Applied Science, Culinary Arts and Management
Covington
Thomas W. Andrews, Career Studies Certificate, Emergency Medical Services – Intermediate; Trena Maile-Burton Arritt, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing; Wesley Allen Baker, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies; Candon R. Bates, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing; Alissha Angel Bazzrea, Associate of Applied Science, Business Management; André Booker, Certificate, Welding; Jonathan A. Brumit, Associate of Applied Science, Business Management; Certificate, Business Leadership and Communication; Certificate, Office Management; Career Studies Certificate, Business Leadership; Career Studies Certificate, Small Business Management; Benjamin Lloyd Butler, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies; Joseph Payne Campbell, Certificate, Welding; Megan Marie Colón, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing; Whitney Caitlynn Crawford, Associate of Arts and Sciences, Education; Jessica Leigh Givens, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing; Katie May Hepler , Associate of Applied Science, Business Management, with Specialization in Administrative Support; Certificate, Administrative Support Technology; Beverly J. Hodgdon, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing; Ryan Todd Holley, Associate of Applied Science, Culinary Arts and Management; Tyler Knick, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies; Richard Camell Knick, III, Career Studies Certificate, Emergency Medical Services – Intermediate; Erich Ryan Mann, Associate of Applied Science, Administration of Justice; Certificate, Law Enforcement; Morgan Danielle McCallister, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing; Cole Andrews Murray, Certificate, Welding; Morgan E. Murray, Career Studies Certificate, Emergency Medical Services – Intermediate; Clara M. Neal, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing; Cody Ryan Nida, Associate of Applied Science, Administration of Justice; Certificate, Law Enforcement; Bryder C. Osbourne, Jr., Associate of Arts and Sciences, Science; Jason Persinger, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing; Shawn Renee Persinger, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing; Clifford Brooks Persinger, Jr., Career Studies Certificate, Emergency Medical Services – Intermediate; Damon A. Reynolds, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies; Joy Beth Slayton, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing; Kaitlin Tallman, Associate of Applied Science, Administration of Justice with Specialization in Forensic Science; Certificate, Forensic Science; Jared Adam Thrasher, Associate of Applied Science, Culinary Arts and Management; Vicki Tremblay, Associate of Applied Science, Culinary Arts and Management
Craig County
Brandon R. Dudding, Certificate, Welding
Eagle Rock
Jacob Hunter Fairburn, Associate of Applied Science, Forest Management Technology; Jordan Alexander Saville, Associate of Applied Science, Forest Management Technology; Terri Ellen Garrison Slusser, Associate of Arts and Sciences, Education; Virginia Lee Wimbish, Associate of Applied Science, Business Management; Certificate, Business Leadership and Communication; Certificate, Office Management; Career Studies Certificate, Small Business Management
Hide, Manchester, England
Hilary Bergmann, Associate of Applied Science, Business Management, with Specialization in Administrative Support
Fairfield
Michael W. Coss, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies; Damien Zachary Carlton Farris, Certificate, Practical Nursing; John H. Posten, Certificate, Welding
Fincastle
Kyle Tyree Bostic, Associate of Applied Science, Business Management
Frankford, WV
Tara Nicole Brammer, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing
Frenchtown, NJ
Marco Ramirez, Certificate, Wind Turbine Service Technology
Glasgow
Caleb Anthony Brumit, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies; Cynthia M. Lively, Certificate, Advanced Health Care; Certificate, Practical Nursing
Grottoes
Seth David Stoutamyer, Career Studies Certificate, Welding
Harrisonburg
Belén Martinez, Associate of Applied Science, Culinary Arts and Management
Holland, MI
Laura Lynn White, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing
Iron Gate
Jopeph Alexander Stull, Associate of Applied Science, Information Systems Technology; Adam Michael Sweet, Associate of Applied Science, Information Systems Technology
Knoxville, TN
Michael Jay Kosta, Associate of Arts and Sciences, Science
Lexington
Jessica Lynn Alt, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies; Charlene G. Bryant, Career Studies Certificate, Massage Therapy; Adam Carter, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies; Sierra Love Clark, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies; Claire Elizabeth Cornwell, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing; Dian Davis, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies; Erin Deacon, Associate of Applied Science, Business Management; Erica Nicholé Fitzgerald, Certificate, Practical Nursing; George N. Gates, Jr., Associate of Applied Science, Information Systems Technology; Bradley Gardner Goodbar, Associate of Applied Science, Administration of Justice; Jessica K. Hamm, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies; Stephanie Nicole Higgins, Associate of Arts and Sciences, Education; Jacob Scott Holstein, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies; Stephanie Rose Hostetter, Certificate, Practical Nursing; Jacob Dylan Deacon Kramer, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies; David Owen Martin, Associate of Arts and Sciences, Science; David Reese McCormick, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies; Anthony Leighton Nix, Certificate, Welding; Thomas Oxendine, Certificate, Wind Turbine Service Technology; Dustin Shane Parker, Associate of Applied Science, Administration of Justice; Ashley Nicole Potter, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing; Megan Wieringa, Associate of Applied Science, Business Management; Certificate, Office Management
Low Moor
Roxana DePriest, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies
Luray
Travis Gregg, Associate of Applied Science, Culinary Arts and Management
Marlinton, WV
Kimberly Dawn Moore, Career Studies Certificate, Massage Therapy
Millboro
David R. Dujardin, Associate of Applied Science, Information Systems Technology; Jessica D. Frady, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies; John L. Wolfe, III, Certificate, Welding
New Castle
Dylan M. Hurley, Associate of Applied Science, Forest Management Technology; Brianna M. Martin, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing
Norfolk
Tina Shannon Lowen, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies
North Amityville, NY
William Garrett Stowell, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies
North Pole, Alaska
Nathaniel Levi Meadows, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing
Organ Cave, WV
Tiffany Alexis Sansom, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing
Powhatan
Nicholas Beckley, Associate of Applied Science, Forest Management Technology
Queens, NY
Emanuel Alfred, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies
Raleigh, NC
Ariella Mejia, Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Studies
Redding, CA
Christopher Allan Mailliard, Associate of Applied Science, Information Systems Technology
Rockbridge Baths
Avis Elizabeth Troxell, Associate of Applied Science, Administration of Justice; Certificate, Law Enforcement; Career Studies Certificate, Private Security Services
Second Creek, WV
Tanya Ashlee Boggs, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing
Selma
Shawn Matthew Wolfe, Certificate, Welding
South Haven, MI
Holly Renee Norman, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing
Staunton
Christopher Porter, Certificate, Culinary Arts
Stuarts Draft
Lynzey Alane Whitlock, Associate of Applied Science, Culinary Arts and Management
Swoope
Devyn Nicole Kiser,  Associate of Applied Science, Nursing
Virginia Beach
Stephen J. Demma, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing
Warm Springs
Rebecca Leigh Chaplin, Certificate, Practical Nursing
Waynesboro
Jonathan Dakota Rose, Certificate, Culinary Arts
West Monroe, LA
Lauren Hope Antommaria, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing
Williamsburg
John Paul Ewan, Associate of Applied Science, Forest Management Technology; Career Studies Certificate, Urban Forestry
Winchester
Kathy Michelle Atkins, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing

2014 Practical Nursing Program Graduates

practical nursing RRC pinning group_May 2014Ten students graduated and received their pins during the Pinning Ceremony for the Practical Nursing Program at the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Rockbridge Regional Center on May 7th, 2014. Front row, from left: Rebecca Chaplin of Warm Springs; Karla Hamilton of Buena Vista; Kristen Brammer of Buchanan; Brittany Fitzgerald and Kirsten Gibbons, both of Buena Vista. Back row: Amber Stephens of Millboro; Chrystal Knick, Damien Farris and Stephanie Hostetter, all of Lexington; Cynthia Lively of Glasgow; and Program Head Penny Fauber, RN. Guest speaker was Marlene Cooper, RN, Nurse Manager of ICU and Medical-Surgical at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital.

Each student also received a Certificate in Practical Nursing during commencement exercises May 13 on the DSLCC Clifton Forge campus.

New Massage Therapy Program Graduates

massage-therapy-grads-2014_2Students who successfully completed the Massage Therapy program at the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Rockbridge Regional Center this year were recognized recently during a brief ceremony. From left:  Katie Clark of Buena Vista;  Lance Fujiwara, Director of Virginia Military Institute’s Department of Sports Medicine, where the students performed many clinical hours; Massage Therapy Program Head Gloria Lawrence; Jonny Ayers of Buena Vista; Charlene Byrant of Fairfield; and Blayne Oliver of Clifton Forge. The students each received a Career Studies Certificate in Massage Therapy during commencement exercises on May 13 on the DSLCC Clifton Forge campus. Lawrence is holding DSLCC’s National Certification from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork certifying that the program has met and exceeded the high standards put forth by the NCBTMB. DSLCC is an ” Approved and Assigned School” until March 15th, 2018. DSLCC was advanced to that status as a result of Lawrence obtaining Board Certification and the NCBTMB visiting and reviewing the curricula.

For more information about the program, contact Lawrence at (540) 261-1211 or email glawrence@nulldslcc.edu.

PTK Clean Up

Phi Theta Kappa students and faculty/staff advisors at workThe Phi Theta Kappa organization at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College recently spent an afternoon cleaning up the I-64 exit ramps near the college campus in Clifton Forge. From left: Neil Seldomridge of Covington, Chris Ryder of Hot Springs, Ralph Sass, Kathy Smestad, David Shofstahl of Clifton Forge and Dr. Stan Willenbring. Sass, Smestad and Willenbring are staff and faculty advisors for the group; Seldomridge, Ryder and Shoftstahl are student members. Phi Theta Kappa is the honor society for two-year colleges and encourages volunteerism throughout the community in addition to promoting and acknowledging academic excellence.

DSLCC poetry contest winners

Poetry winnersThe winners of the first annual Poetry Contest at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College were recognized during a reception at the DSLCC library April 22. The contest was sponsored by the DSLCC Writing Center in honor of National Poetry Month. From left: James Robinson of Clifton Forge, first place; Taylor Goodwin of Natural Bridge, second place; Blair Thomas of Raphine, third place; and Samantha Hale, lead tutor for the Writing Center. Not pictured: Brandon George of Covington, honorable mention.  Services of the new Writing Center are available for all DSLCC students. For more information, contact Hale at (540) 863-2903 or email shale@nulldslcc.edu.

Poetry contest winners announced

On behalf of the judges and facilitators of the 2014 National Poetry Month Contest at Dabney S Lancaster Community college, we are pleased to announce the winners of the DSLCC Poetry Contest!

1st Place: “Gaia” — Written by James Robinson
2nd Place: “Intent” — Written by Taylor Goodwin
3rd Place: “Lasting Ride in the Country” — Written by Blair R Thomas
Honorable Mention: “Fixing Me” — Written by Brandon George

Congratulations to each and every one of our writers, and thank you all so much for sharing your lovely works with us! All are welcome to attend the National Poetry Month Celebration and Reading on Tuesday, April 22nd at 2:00 pm at the DSLCC Library. Our winners will be honored with gift baskets, certificates of award, and a reading of their poem, if they choose. All will be welcome to share their poems during this celebration. Light refreshments will be served.

Again, congratulations to our winners, and thank you all for the amazing response to our Poetry Contest! See you Tuesday!

New Horizons 2014

New Horizons Conference Bigger and Better than Ever!

April 16, 2014: April 9-11 saw the sun shining, spring flowers blooming, and approximately 900 VCCS faculty, staff and administrators arriving at the historic Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, Virginia. New Horizons 2014 may break attendance records, with just under 900 registrants, 180 hours of professional development programming, 18 hours of hands-on computer lab training, 12 Excellence in Education Award presentations, 32 Exhibitors, and 10 Live-streaming sessions. The Opening Session brought attendees to their feet, as Dr. Adolph Brown wowed the audience with his message, “We’ve Gotta Reach Em’ to Teach Em!” With music, motivation, and a profound message, the keynote address inspired, ignited, and excited the audience, demonstrating how the connective capacity of good educators leads to student success and retention.

There were lots of buzz-worthy items this year: The 2013 OER grant recipients who were recognized by the Chancellor for breaking new ground and paving the way for 2014; the live-steaming sessions for those who could not attend; the use of QR codes for assessing sessions; the ability to create your own personalized schedule from the New Horizon’s webpage; the fact that for the first time we needed 3 hotels and a shuttle running between them to accommodate all of the attendees; and of course, the candied bacon!

Of particular note this year was the buzz about the quality of the sessions. Professional development seems to be on everyone’s minds, and New Horizons provides the perfect venue for continuing faculty professional development. There was also a large turnout this year to support The Excellence in Education Awards Program finalists. Each year at New Horizons, The Excellence in Education Awards Program finalists are showcased and celebrated. Finalists are given the opportunity to share ideas and innovations that contribute to student success and the directives of Achieve 2015. Judges assess each project before and during the conference, and award recipients are announced at the culminating event, The Excellence in Education Awards Program Banquet. The 2014 award recipients are:

Best Practices in Teaching Face-to-Face, Online and Student Success

1st Place:
The “Z Degree”: Removing Textbook Costs as a Barrier to Student Success through an OER-based Curriculum
Diane Ryan, Tidewater Community College
Team Members: Linda Williams, Lisa Carter, Sean Lacroix, Pamela Dale, Debra Porter, Okema Bowers, Lynnette Hauser, Natalia Kuznetsova, Maura Lansing, Elizabeth Lohman, Lynn Rainard, and Darlene Stoll
Administrators: Kimberly Bovee, Daniel DeMarte

2nd Place:
In Their Steps
Stephen Walker, Southside Virginia Community College

Improving Student Success ─ Institutional

1st Place:
Learning to Communicate
Teresa Galyean, Wytheville Community College
Team Members: Kent Glindemann, Tracy McAfee, Elaine Smith, Lorrie Coe-Meade, and Patsy Muncy

2nd Place:
CDL001: Orientation to Learning Online
Ghazala Hashmi, Reynolds Community College
Team Members: Meg Foster, Marian Macbeth, Denise Woetzel, and David Cloer

Innovative Use of Technology ─ Face-to-Face & Online Classroom

1st Place:
CampusNav
Sandy Stephenson, Southwest Virginia Community College
Team Members: Cherie Aukland, David Webb, Wen Andrews

2nd Place:
Leveraging Blackboard to Introduce New Faculty to Essential Technologies
Kimberly Evans, Reynolds Community College
Team Member: Kenyada McLeod

Field Ecology Summer Governor’s School Gears up for the 30th Summer With New Schedule

Recruitment activities are underway for the 2014 Field Ecology Summer Regional Governor’s School to be held in two separate sessions this summer at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge. Applications and information have been sent to all participating school divisions.

Important changes are being implemented in the governor’s school schedule for this summer, the 30th for this governor’s school. Jane DeGroot, a director and instructor for the program explains the changes. “This summer, instead of one, three-week session, we will have two independent sessions, June 16 – 25 and  June 30 – July 9. Both sessions have 3-day camping trips with the first session conducting  salamander research in Laurel Fork area of Highland/Pocahontas counties and the second session conducting forestry studies in the Greenbrier State Forest. In both sessions, students are required to create digital field guides. Students may sign up for both sessions, but each session is limited to 16 participants.  Second year participants are only eligible for the second session. We hope that qualified applicants who could not commit to a three week program will be excited to have the flexibility of two seven-day sessons.”

Any current eighth or ninth grade student who demonstrates potential for excelling in biology is eligible to be nominated. Former Governor’s School students who are in ninth or tenth grade may apply to be considered for the advanced program during the second session. The student must be enrolled in a public or private school, including home schooling, in the counties of Alleghany, Bath, Botetourt, Highland, and Rockbridge, and the cities of Buena Vista, Covington, and Lexington. Participants may be nominated by their superintendent, administrator of gifted programs, principal, counselor, or science teacher on the basis of academic potential, positive attitude, good citizenship, and maturity of judgment.

Students are eligible to attend if (1) they are academically gifted and/or show potential for excelling in biological field studies; (2) their overall achievement in school work is acceptable; (3) they have been a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia for at least one year and live within the counties and cities served by Dabney S. Lancaster Community  College; and (4) they are nominated from their schools or school division. All students, including private school and home-schooled students, must meet the Governor’s School selection criteria. Applications are available in each school’s guidance department, or on the Governor’s School web site, www.fieldecology.org

Deadline for the submission of completed applications to the student’s school is at the discretion of the individual schools, but will likely be by the end of the first week of April.

For further information, contact Ms. Jane DeGroot at jdegroot@nullalleghany.k12.va.us or Dr. Susan Rollinson at amrollinson@nullgmail.com or visit the Governor’s School web site at www.fieldecology.org. Those interested may also contact their school division’s Administrator of Gifted Programs, school principal, or guidance counselor.

April is National Poetry Month

To celebrate, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College’s Writing Center is sponsoring a Poetry Contest.

Open to all DSLCC students, the contest is open now for submissions with the winner to be announced Friday, April 18th. Deadline for submissions is April 8th

Poems may be submitted:

Guidelines:

  • All entries must be the contestant’s original, previously unpublished work
  • Entries must not exceed 1 page (single or double-spaced)
  • No personal attacks/bullying
  • Use clean, clearly legible fonts/copies for submission

Winners will receive gift baskets and a poetry celebration/reading/awards ceremony in their honor on April 22nd at 2:00pm in the Library.