PVCC to Host Getting Started Information Sessions in February and March 2020

Charlottesville, Va. – January 27, 2020 – Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) has set February and March "Getting Started" information sessions for prospective students. Outreach Manager Denise McClanahan will introduce degree and certificate programs and provide information on placement tests, student services and other resources to help students get started at PVCC.

Community college philanthropists Gordon and Mary Beth Smith honored with 2019 Chancellor’s Award

Charlottesville resident Mary Beth Smyth, and her late husband Gordon, have received the 14th Annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. The Smyths were nominated for the award by Piedmont Virginia Community College. The award was presented at a special ceremony in Richmond on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

PVCC Early College Scholar Kamdon Early receives Gates Scholarship

PVCC Early College Scholar student Kamdon Early was recently selected by the Gates Scholarship program to receive a $301,480 scholarship. A resident of Stanardsville, Kamdon is a graduating senior from William Monroe High School. The scholarship was established by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to promote academic excellence by providing an opportunity for outstanding minority students with financial need to reach their highest potential.

PVCC program to highlight American chestnut tree restoration

PVCC will host the presentation, “Restoring the American Chestnut: Considerations on the Reintroduction of a Species Effectively Removed for Over a Century,” Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Main Building Auditorium (M229). This program is presented by the Ballyshannon Fund Forum, an occasional series of lectures at PVCC. The public is invited at no charge and a dessert reception will follow with the presenter.

PVCC receives grant from Walmart to support the Early Scholars Program

In December 2018, the PVCC Educational Foundation received a $5,000 grant from Walmart Community Grants to support the Greene County Early College Scholars Program. The scholars program was created in 2013 to provide scholarship opportunities for students at William Monroe High School in Greene County to attend PVCC’s Early College Program.

PVCC announces $1.35 million match gift to create support for Network2Work program

PVCC President Frank Friedman announced on Tuesday a transformative gift from Dorothy Batten in support of the Network2Work program at PVCC. Ms. Batten has made a financial commitment that will result in the Network2Work program receiving $1.35 million over the next three years. Her commitment includes an outright gift of $150,000 per year for the next three years, and a dollar-for-dollar challenge gift of $150,000 per year for the next three years matching additional contributions from community members made to Network2Work.