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NAACP Committee Helps Students, Teachers

For the founding members of the Transylvania NAACP Education Committee, it’s hard to believe the first meeting took place almost six years ago. Chairperson Sheila Mooney has headed the group since its formation. “Our goal quickly took shape. We...

 

BRCC Holds Spring Transfer Fair – Brevard, NC

Blue Ridge Community College students learned about programs, scholarships and admissions requirements from popular transfer destinations, including Brevard College, Liberty University, Lenoir-Rhyne...

 

TCS Students Enjoy Sharing Their Projects

Students from different county schools participated in a Science Fair at the county library last week....

 

Award Winning Books For Youth Announced

Every year I wait with excitement to learn which books for youth will be named the best of the best and this year was no different. Publishers, educators, readers and librarians such as myself eagerly await the day that the Youth Media Awards are ann...

 

Students To Display Science, Technology Prowess

Children and adults of all ages are invited to the Science & Technology Expo Thursday, Jan. 30, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Rogow Room in the Transylvania County Library. Light refreshments and a heav...

 

Schumacher Named Staff Person Of The Year

Blue Ridge registrar Sara Schumacher was recently named recipient of the 2020 North Carolina Community College System Staff of the Year Award. Schumacher was chosen after an application and interview...

 

Golden LEAF Scholarship Applications Due March 1

Golden LEAF Scholarship information and applications for 2020-21 are now available at CFNC.org/goldenleaf. A total of 215 awards will be offered to first-time recipients from qualifying counties for the 2020-21 academic year. Applications are due...

 

Blue Ridge To Offer SHRM Exam Prep Course In February

Continuing to help its students reach their summit, Blue Ridge Community College now offers a Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) exam prep course taught by its very own human resources director, SHRM member and SHRM-SCP, Lorri Allison....

 

RES Is Collecting Used Books

Rosman Elementary School (RES) is currently collecting new and gently used books for its seventh annual Give 5, Read 5 book drive. Books collected go home with RES students to build their personal, at-home libraries. The hope is to collect at least...

 

Teaching: A Circus With No Time For Clowns

Every job has its obstacles, and most every job has some benefits—perhaps only pay if nothing else. It’s easy to misunderstand or be ignorant of all the requirements of any job unless you yourself have done it or intimately know someone who has....

 

Gardner Institute Receives Gates Foundation Grant

The John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, located in Brevard, has been selected by, and will receive a grant from, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to serve as an Intermediary for Scale. The designation and related...

 

Understanding The Read To Achieve Program

If you are a parent of a third grader in North Carolina, you have more than likely heard about the North Carolina Read to Achieve Program. You might have been invited to a parent night explaining this program or received monthly communication...

 

BRCC Offers Spring Continuing Education Classes

Blue Ridge Community College has released the continuing education classes they are offering this spring. They are: Art Drawing Fundamentals meets Feb. 3-March 23 on Mondays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Registration fee is $65. Automotive And Transportation A...

 

Holocaust Survivor To Address Audience Of All Ages

Holocaust survivor Walter Ziffer will address an audience of all ages in Ingram Auditorium at Brevard College, this Thursday, Jan. 16, from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Thanks to Brevard Middle School with support from Brevard College and the Brevard Jewish...

 

Brevard Academy Students Participate In Mock Trial

The Brevard Academy middle school AIG (Academically or Intellectually Gifted) students took to the courtroom earlier last month in their first ever mock trial. Due to high profile case proceedings...

 

Dr. Monica Flippin Wynn Joins The Gardner Institute

The John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (Gardner Institute), a national nonprofit focused on helping higher education institutions improve teaching, learning, success,...

 

Blue Ridge Offers Leadership Course

Gain the skills to be a better leader in an ever-changing economic business environment through the new Blue Ridge Community College course, “Leading Forward in the 21st Century.” Learn to coach, inspire and build an effective team. This course...

 

Schenck Students Graduate

Blue Ridge Community College’s Adult Education and Literacy Department celebrated the accomplishments of its 2019 graduates from the High School Equivalency and Adult High School programs Thursday...

 

Program Provides $111,000 In Scholarships

On Dec. 18 the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program presented checks to Transylvania County Schools, Brevard College and Blue Ridge Community College. Each received $37,000, representing...

 

Working To Help Children In Need Of Hope

Imagine trying to navigate your world at 16 when your mother has moved to a neighboring county to live with her boyfriend. Or having to maintain a relationship just so you have somewhere warm to sleep at night. Imagine having to go live with your...

 

BRCC Announces Employee Awards For 2020

At Blue Ridge Community College, employees play a significant role in their students' lives - as teachers, advisors and mentors. The faculty and staff assist students in finding purpose and direction...

 

Wellness: A Needed Investment In Teachers

Classrooms across our community are a buzz with teachers and students eagerly entering their final week before winter break. The almost two weeks will offer a break from the early morning hustle out the door, a break from the carline pick up, a...

 

BES Awarded Go Outside (GO) Grant

The NC Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council (OHAC) has awarded a NC Schools Go Outside (GO) Grant to Brevard Elementary School. The $1,000 grant is for the fifth-grade students to participate in the Muddy Sneakers program. Deanna Campbell, one of the...

 

Honoring Promise Of Equity For All Students

In a recent article I wrote for The Transylvania Times, I outlined the Transylvania County School System's efforts to offer students, particularly high school students, a variety of course and...

 

BRCC Students Prepare For Exams

Blue Ridge Community College fall semester ends Dec. 11, and spring semester starts Jan. 7. Spring admissions are happening now through Dec. 20. Call (828) 883-2520 or visit www.blueridge.edu for...

 

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