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Non Profit Org. U. S. Postage and Fees Paid BRCC Summer 2013 BRCC’s 45th commencement was held at JMU’s Convocation Center on May 11. BRCC President Dr. John Downey, keynote speaker Rosalie Nicosia, and BRCC Local Board Vice-Chair Carl Rosberg take the stage. April 11, 2014, 6:00 p.m., Robert E. Plecker Workforce Center 19th Annual Spring Fling Auction September 26, 2013, 3 p.m., BRCC Grounds BRCC’s 46th Anniversary Celebration September 20, 2013, 12:00 p.m., Robert E. Plecker Workforce Center President’s Luncheon Save The Date Address Service Requested Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation, Inc. P. O. Box 80 Weyers Cave, VA 24486 (540) 453-2211 BRCC Nursing graduates look forward to serving our community. BRCC Veterinary Technology graduates Ashley Balsley and Kristin Seamster. M More than 500 degrees and diplomas were conferred at BRCC’s 45th commencement ceremony on May 11. BRCC’s impact on our community is profound, as we provide a pathway to success for these students and their current and future employers. BRCC students are your family members, friends, neighbors, employees, and our business and community leaders. Rosalie Nicosia, 1993 BRCC graduate and Chief Operating Officer and Compliance Officer of Whitaker Securities in New York City, delivered the keynote address. After graduating from BRCC, she went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from JMU, and then her master’s from Hofstra University. Ms. Nicosia said that the path to her current position, “wasn’t the plan” that she had when she left Blue Ridge, but that life events – motherhood, living through the attack on the World Trade Center, and amazing opportunities – led her in a different route. She told graduates, “If the map doesn’t match the road, draw a new map!” Chair Debra S. Callison Vice-Chair Thomas C. Mendez Secretary John A. Downey Treasurer Robert S. Baldygo John S. Barret Tony E. Biller Alphonso P. Boxley III Gregory W. Campbell Stephen W. Claffey Laura Lee Conklin Denise E. (D.D.) Dawson Lawrence H. Hoover Jr. Nancy Hulings Carl G. Lind Martha Livick Mary N. Mannix John L. Matherly Mary McDermott Stacey D. Strawn Steven E. Stroop Don (Robin) Sullenberger III Alan J. Sweet Travis J. Tysinger Cynthia Weidner Cathleen P. Welsh Community Link is an official publication of the Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation. It is distributed to friends in the Shenandoah Valley, as well as BRCC faculty and staff, and is published quarterly by the Development Office, Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA 24486. If you have any questions or comments regarding this publication, please contact Angie Glenn, Development Services Coordinator, at (540) 453-2307 or Additional articles can be found at

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