From left: Becca Linkswiler, Debbie West, Ted Wiseman, Greg Woodruff and Ron Dowd
The staff, faculty and students at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College collected almost 295 pounds of canned goods and other non-perishable items, as well as a monetary donation, and delivered them to the Clifton Forge Food Pantry after a devastating fire last month destroyed much of the pantry’s inventory.
A total of $275 was collected from the DSLCC Classified Staff Committee, DSLCC Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa and the DSLCC Student Veterans Club. West is the manager of the Food Pantry and Dowd is a Food Pantry volunteer. Linkswiler and Wiseman are both DSLCC employees and Woodruff is a DSLCC student veteran.
The 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)