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Blue Ridge Community College

Annual Report 2016-17

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nce again, we are closing out another year—while beginning to celebrate BRCC’s 50th anniversary—and taking the opportunity to reflect on some of the wonderful accomplishments of our students, employees, and community partners. Many of you have directly, or sometimes indirectly, helped to ensure these kinds of achievements are possible. Assistance and support from the businesses and individuals in our service area are often the deciding factor in making an opportunity reality. Too often, lack of funding is the “nail in the coffin” for a new idea, a proactive training, or a life-changing educational opportunity. Your generous donations allow for those things to come to fruition. For that, we are so grateful! This year your continued support is paramount—as our community needs the training and educational opportunities we offer more than ever. If you’ve already made a donation this year, or decide to give now to the Annual Fund, know that your gift will help sustain and enhance BRCC and the community we serve. I hope that as you read through this Annual Report, you will take pride in the highlights we are sharing, because they are yours as well. Thank you, and best wishes for a wonderful New Year!

Dr. John A. Downey President


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EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION Foundation awarded $346,960 in scholarships to deser ving BRCC students in 2016-17. This represents a 6.5% increase over the scholarships that were awarded in 2015-16. Since the Foundation was established in 1985, $3,216,329 in student scholarships have been awarded.


he BRCC Educational Foundation builds community relationships and secures resources to support Blue Ridge Community College. Your support helped to make 2016-17 one of the best years in Foundation history! The Blue Ridge Annual Fund raised $127,479 in unrestricted funds and surpassed its goal of $125,000 for the first time ever. Another important source of unrestricted funds is the Spring Fling Auction, which was held on April 21, 2017 and netted a total of $66,813. In total, the BRCC Educational Foundation raised $1,195,978, one of the best years on record. The BRCC Educational Foundation celebrated the successful conclusion of the “Student Focus * Community Impact” Campaign for Blue Ridge Community College. A total of $8,552,376 in gifts, pledges, and new planned gift commitments was generated. Funds raised in this campaign—the largest in BRCC’s 50-year history—will support workforce and economic development, increasing access and student support, and facility enhancements. A campaign celebration was held at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport in February.

As of June 30, 2017, the assets of the BRCC Educational Foundation totaled $13,421,128, an increase of more than 7.5% over the June 30, 2016 total. The BRCC Educational Foundation has provided program suppor t to Blue Ridge Community College in an amount averaging $802,733 annually over the past five years. Specific areas of program support in 2016-17 include the following:

• $4,619 in emergency student assistance through the Student Outreach And Resource Center • $20,000 for ESL and Math tutors

Scholarship donor Cynthia Burnett appreciates meeting the recipient of the Dennis O. Burnett Memorial Endowed Scholarship.

Carolyn and Dwight Houff, right, enjoy lunch with two of their scholarship recipients.

• $21,417.16 for a SediVue Dx Urine Sediment Analyzer for our Vet Tech program • $25,000 for Workforce and Continuing Education health technology program development • $28,000 toward the space counter for the new parking deck • $28,031 for updates to the Machining and Welding facility

Dick and Susanne Myers purchase 50/50 raffle tickets from volunteer Dorothy Connelly at the Spring Fling Auction.

• $33,150 toward the Blue Ridge Scholars program • $60,000 for Nursing faculty positions • $90,624 for Career Coach positions Charity Sloan, center, poses with BRCC employees and donors who made her Blue Ridge experience a success.

Working in cooperation with the Financial Aid Office, the BRCC Educational


Greg Godsey and other guests play “Heads and Tails” at the Spring Fling Auction.

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IN THE CLASSROOM Commencement 2017

Altered Spaces For the third year, a project called Altered Spaces challenged students in Colleen Pendry’s Art 132 class to ”transform an ordinary space into an interactive environment.” Using mostly non-traditional materials, students immersed themselves in a single space with a goal of shifting the perception of the viewer. One result was a troll welcoming all to cross the Technology Bridge.

“What you and I hungered for were those things that feed our passions. It was our passions that brought us to BRCC,” said Human Services graduate and student speaker John Butler Jr. Although the ceremony took place in the JMU Convocation Center rather than at the BRCC campus because of the rain, grads and their families didn’t let the weather dampen their spirits. More than 240 grads were there to walk across the stage, and receive their degree, diploma or certificate from BRCC President, Dr. John Downey. “We leave BRCC with tools for our various journeys. We have developed networks and friendships that will last us our individual lifetimes,” added Mr. Butler. The College conferred 897 degrees, which included 596 associates degrees, 4 diplomas, 163 certificates, and 134 career studies certificates. Ms. Holly Rasheed, a 2011 BRCC graduate, and currently the youngest attorney in Virginia, delivered the commencement address. She spoke about the relationship between the elements of a good story and one’s own life. Linking character development in a book, to the lives of the graduates, “After all, that is why you chose to continue your education. You wanted to continue to develop your character and write your story. Keep doing that, always challenge yourself, always grow and develop your character.” The Commonwealth of Virginia passed legislation that offsets the tuition—by 66%—of certain high-demand credential programs at BRCC through the Workforce Credential Grant (also FastForward). Students pay 1/3 of the tuition when they register, and the remainder is paid by the State when the student finishes the course and obtains the credential. BRCC’s Workforce and Continuing Education Division offers FastForward programs in Healthcare, Business, Commercial Driving, Machining, Manufacturing, Teaching License, and Welding. Already, more than 270 Virginians have earned one of these high-demand credentials from BRCC, leading to a career. “I love my new job. I get to travel. I get to make the money I was hoping to make,” said Andrea Davis, BRCC CDL grad.


The installation projects “pushed students to consider how the environment may become the medium for creating ar t,” said Pendr y. Participating students were David Carbajal, Sue Rober tson, Patricia Boyd, Shandon Mullet, Annie Dean, and Nikki Roberts.

Houff Grand Re-Opening The anchor of the BRCC Campus got a facelift, and additions, and opened its “new” doors in August of 2016. The Houff Student Center was partially renovated, but more impor tantly gained two additions, that nearly doubled the size of the original building. The additions include: ten classrooms, four multipurpose rooms (large spaces that can be turned into two classrooms by closing a divider partition), and two chemistry labs. Spaces for studying and gathering in-between classes, and a bright new main entrance were also much-anticipated features of the additions. Student Services, Financial Aid, Advising and Admissions and Records offices all got new spaces to help provide the most efficient experience for students. Architects, contractors, legislators, and employees were on hand to celebrate and take tours of the new spaces at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 8.

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Girls Gravitate Toward Technology at Summer Camps BRCC again offered three free camps for middle and high school age females with a goal of exposing them to the variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers available locally, and allow them to complete hands-on projects. Females in Technology (FIT), Girls Embracing Mechatronics Systems (GEMS2), and Building a Computer for Girls all took place June 12-15, 2017.

In FIT, ninth and tenth grade girls used simple drag-and-drop tools to learn the basics of computer programming to create 3-D animations. Next, under the direction of Dorothy Connelly, associate professor of Information Systems Technology, students designed their own program by creating an original story and storyboard sketches, and then coded it using ALICE progr amming software.

The atmosphere buzzed with excitement in the Advanced Technology Center as faculty member s Matt Goss, Mar k Fitzgerald, and Jim Richerson led middle schoolers in GEMS2 and Building a Computer camps. GEMS2 par ticipants learned about mechatronics, a discipline that combines mechanical engineering, electronics, and systems thinking in the design of products and manufacturing processes. Each day of the camp was devoted to

Study Abroad Trip to China: “A Wonderful, Life-changing Experience” Four Blue Ridge Community College students, along with Art faculty member Jessica Martinkosky, spent May 22 to June 3, 2017, exploring the sights and culture of China. They were joined by four students and two faculty members from Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, Missouri. One of the Ozarks’ professors had visited China nine times, so they were in good hands. All students took an online course, HST 298 History of China. Assignments included readings from a textbook, content in Blackboard, weekly Discussion Board posts, a group project on the cities visited, two class meetings done via Zoom, a report on a favorite artifact, a trip journal, and a paper on selected historical sites and modern China. The group went to the cities of Beijing, Nanjing, Xian, Luoyang and Pingyao. Sightseeing took them to the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, the Terracotta Army, the Great Wall, Mosque Temple, Longmen Grottoes, hutongs (homes surrounding courtyards on alleys,) numerous temples, and the Massacre Museum in Nanjing. “I think we were all very moved by the Massacre Museum, which memorialized the mass murder and other atrocities committed by the Japanese Army against the citizens of Nanjing in 1937,” said Martinkosky. “The Great Wall was amazing as well.”


designing, building, and programming different projects from scratch, which in turn encouraged creative thinking and teamwork. Lastly, the girls in Building a Computer took all the parts of a computer, CPU, motherboard, RAM, hard drive, etc., and put them together to make a fully functioning computer. They also learned about the field of Cybersecurity: how to be safe on the Internet and keep computers running securely.

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Career Connect In an effort to help expose local high schoolers to in-demand, high-tech jobs in health care, the College hosted its third Career Connect event last October.

The Enactus team and advisors on stage at the National Competition.

In partnership with several local businesses and organizations, and with support from all the high schools in the BRCC service area, more than 300 students participated in campus tours, viewed an EMT demonstration, and toured Augusta Health, Sentara RMH, VMRC, Western State, and Bridgewater Retirement Community. Helping students make the connection between kinds of healthcare jobs that exist locally and the training and education required to get those jobs, Career Connect was a success for everyone involved.

The Blue Ridge Community College Enactus team won several awards at the national competition held in May in Kansas City, MO. The team returned with $28,000 in winnings, seven trophies, and one plaque.

BRCC Enactus Team Wins Big

The presentation team finished second in the opening round of competition, and also won or placed in all of the special competitions entered. Special competitions are focused on projects, and BRCC Enactus was the only community college in the country to place in these. BRCC projects included a mentoring program called BRIDGE, poultry farms established in Haiti, a cooking and nutrition project with a special needs group, and several others. “National Competition was eye opening and provided a chance to interact with other Enactus students that are doing great projects all over the world,” said student Abraham Shahswar. “This organization has changed so many lives for the better, and I’m very proud to be part it.” Other students on the competition team are: Pam Simmons, Candace Bickford, Leticia Carrillo, Shinay Geffrard, Timothy Miller, Samantha Neff, and Buslami Akinwumi. Advisors are Dr. Rebecca Evans and Megan Samples.

Civic Engagement is Strong at Blue Ridge In an informal survey to which 63 BRCC employees responded, we learned that our workforce is actively engaged in the community outside the College. Respondents were partnering with 114 organizations across our service region. “That’s quite an accomplishment and something we should be proud of,” said Dr. Dave Urso, the academic dean who conducted the survey. That equates to thousands of hours of volunteer service to make our community a better place. Here, Katie Newman of the Academic Division Office worked as part of a 20-member team doing a packing project at the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank in March.

Of the Haiti project called “Chickens of Hope,” advisor Dr. Rebecca Evans said, “Poul Espwa is projected to generate over $39,000 US dollars in its first full year of operation. Each farm worker will earn $1,200 US dollars annually, which might not sound like a lot of money, but in a country that has a 70% unemployment rate and the average person earns $2 a day, this is life changing!” According to its website, Enactus is an international organization that connects student, academic, and business leaders through entrepreneurial-based projects that empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves and their communities.


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Tenth Year of the Virginia Hunger Symposium Teaming with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank for a decade, Blue Ridge Community College hosted the 10th Annual Virginia Hunger Symposium in late October. The week of education about food insecurity—locally and globally—culminated with a fabulous concert fundraiser by the Jen Chapin Trio. “Through the Hunger Symposium, the student community raises money and collects food donations, and over ten years, that has resulted in more than 290,000 meals for hungry neighbors,” said Michael McKee, CEO of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. “We’re deeply grateful to be a part of this event and to have a strong advocate in BRCC president John Downey.” Since its inception in 2007, the Virginia Hunger Symposium has raised more than $65,500 and 33,600 pounds of food, collectively providing 290,229 meals for hungry men, women, and children in the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank service area. In the Blue Ridge area, one in ten people struggle with hunger, and many have to make dire choices like paying for housing versus food.

Artistic Pursuits Converge at Lit-Salon In the Spring semester, a monthly reading series called LitSalon was unveiled. Sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Committee, it featured words, images, music, and guest authors. “Lit-Salon is a convergence of many artistic pursuits because creative pursuits feed off each other,” said poet Cynthia Atkins who curated the events. The series kicked off in January with poets Dr. Melanie Almeder and Dan Vera. Almeder is an associate professor of English, 2011 Outstanding Faculty Award winner from SCHEV, and holds a Ph.D. in contemporary novel and narrative theory from the University of Florida, and an M.F.A. in poetry from University of Massachusetts. Her first book of poetry, On Dream Street, won the Editor’s Prize at Tupelo Press. Vera is a writer, editor, and literary historian. He is the author of Speaking Wiri Wiri and The Space Between Our Danger and Delight. February’s guests were Jennifer MacBain-Stephens—author of two full-length poetry collections and eight chapbooks, and Grant Kittrell—served as an editor for The Hollins Critic and a poetry editor at Flock. March saw poet Cathy A. Hankla read from her work. The final session in April brought writers Angela M. Carter and Richard Peabody to campus. Musical accompaniment for all the events was provided by Raymond Hebert, who teaches Music Appreciation at BRCC and directs the Staunton Choral Society.


Other highlights included a panel discussion featuring Jen Chapin of WhyHunger, Lindsey Lennon of Project Grows, and hydroponic farmer Shiloka Kachabe discussing their hunger activism efforts; students participated in basketball, billiards, and ping pong tournaments at the Rec Center; and the always popular Empty Bowl Dinner of donated soups and stews raised $2,040 for the BRAFB which provided 8,160 meals to the food insecure.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT Ewing Citation Award for the Phi Theta Kappa literary anthology, Nota Bene. The publication recognizes excellence in writing among two-year college students. “I’m very thankful that my poems were chosen for publication,” Chevalier said. “It is very validating to have other people say, ‘yes, your work is very good.’” Another poem, “Who Knew” was also published.

Mark Chevalier: Awardwinning Poet Although BRCC student Mark D. Chevalier has been a writer and poet for as long as he can remember, it was “a wonderful surprise” to have his poem, “The Lie,” win the

The winning poem, written “about the stresses and weights of the world that press down on everyone,” was judged most outstanding among all 600 entries for the 22nd edition of the journal, and garnered him a $1,000 scholarship. Chevalier is pursuing an accounting degree at BRCC.

Rajan Shore Named a Transfer Champion BRCC Transfer Program Coordinator Rajan Shore received the Bonita C. Jacobs Transfer Champion Rising Star Award at the 5th Annual Conference of the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students in Atlanta in February. Shore, who holds a master’s degree in Counseling and Student Services, is known as a fierce advocate for transfer students. A faculty member wrote in her nomination, “Her visionary commitment has invigorated our whole campus—making college transfer success a chief academic priority.” And another nominator stated, “Under Rajan’s leadership, the needs of transfer students have been elevated on campus. This shift in culture has resulted in greater transfer student retention and success. She has helped create a vision for transfer student success at the College. It is her dedication and expertise that has resulted in the College embracing a model transfer support program.” She coordinates numerous transfer tours to popular fouryear schools such as JMU, Radford, Virginia Tech, and more. She also brings college and university admissions professionals from around the Commonwealth to BRCC twice each year for a College Transfer Fair. In a focused effort toward adult degree earners, Shore brought panelists from EMU, JMU, and MBU to discuss adult degree options available.

Wenger Earns Prestigious Scholarship For the second straight year, a Blue Ridge Community College student has received a national scholarship from the American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC). Loretta Wenger was awarded a $500 scholarship by the AAWCC, which is “an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges, and a leading national organization that mentors women and encourages them to reach their full potential,” according to a news release. Scholarship recipients were selected based on their noteworthy academic accomplishments, civic engagement, and contributions made in support of women’s issues at their respective community colleges. Wenger is active in PTK and works in the President’s Office as a work-study student.

Chancellor’s Commonwealth Professorship-Robert Oliver Robert Oliver is the recipient of a 2015-2017 Chancellor’s Commonwealth Professorship. Each Chancellor’s Commonwealth Professor receives funding for reimbursable expenses and stipends for two summers to help support the individual’s self-directed project. Oliver’s research included: Advancing student understanding of the economic and technological impact of open-source desktop manufacturing; utilizing free and open resource accessibility; and incorporating interdisciplinary and inter-collegiate collaboration. One of Oliver’s classroom projects explored open-source hardware technologies including programmable micro controllers, embedded computing, and 3D printing. Students built sensor data recording devices, wireless speakers, and wrote embedded software. Oliver is also an advisor for the BRCC STEM Club.


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BRCC on Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly® Schools List

BRCC Named a “2016 Great College to Work For” by Chronicle

In Print: Jason Barr Dr. Jason Barr, an associate professor of English at BRCC, appeared on the radio program With Good Reason to discuss his 2016 book, The Kaiju Film: A Critical History of Cinema’s Biggest Monsters, from McFarland Press. On the program, Barr discussed the ways that kaiju, specifically Godzilla, has changed over time, with an emphasis on how “big monster” films are viewed by Japanese and American cultures. Explaining his interest in the subject matter, Barr said, “I’ve been watching Godzilla films since I was about four or five years old.” A review by “DVD Choices” on Amazon states, “Jason Barr’s lively and fun study (subtitled ‘A critical study of the cinema’s biggest monsters’) is both an enthusiastic celebration of an often despised genre, written with both a fan’s indulgence and a scholar’s hardcore grasp of information.” Barr is also co-editing a book called Kaiju and Pop Culture, which explores the role of the kaiju in pop culture across the world. During International Month, he gave a Cultural Affairs-sponsored lecture on his research and writing.

Blue Ridge Community College is a great college to work for, according to a sur vey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results, released by The Chronicle’s ninth annual report on The Academic Workplace (July, 2016), are based on a survey of 281 colleges and universities. Only 93 of the institutions that applied for the program achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with BRCC included among the medium universities with 3,000 to 9,999 students. BRCC won honors in five categories: Collabor ative Gover nance; Job Satisfaction; Professional/Career Development Programs; Teaching Environment (Faculty Only); and Work/ Life Balance. The College was also named to the Honor Role. “Blue Ridge Community College is a wonderful place to work because the people care about what they do and why they do it. The College serves a compelling need in our community, and employees do all they can to help our students achieve great success. As a result, we have an atmosphere of caring that pervades the institution and enriches the relationships we have as colleagues and friends,” said BRCC President Dr. John Downey.


Blue Ridge Community College earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs SM, and Military Spouse. First published in 2009, Military Friendly® Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Militar y Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. “Blue Ridge is dedicated to helping those who’ve ser ved our countr y,” said BRCC President Dr. John Downey. “Our veteran students are such an asset to the College and our community, and we want to do our best to make sure they have the services and support they need to be successful in their higher education experience.” According to Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and Chief Product Officer at Victory Media, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to the majority of colleges gives veterans a comprehensive view of which schools are striving to provide the best opportunities and conditions for our nation’s student veterans. Military Friendly® helps military families make the best use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other federal benefits.”

Distinguished EducatorEmmanuel des-Bordes Emmanuel des-Bordes received a Distinguished Educator award from the Black Concerns Commission of the Virginia Community College Association. Des-Bordes is an assistant professor of mathematics and has been at Blue Ridge since August 2016.



Unity Day


Learning Can Be Fun

LCBF brings hundreds of students in K-12 to campus to learn about art, music, theater, technology, history, science, sports, and more.


Houff Center RibbonCutting

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held August 8 to commemorate the Houff Student Center renovations and additions. The north and south additions doubled the size of the original building.


About two dozen BRCC volunteers joined forces with the United Way of Greater Augusta to do service projects at five locations in the community. Here, students and faculty went to Montgomery Hall Park in Staunton to help maintain a new natural playground area. Left, Faison Dana, biology instructor, washes windows at the Staunton Senior Center.


Worlds of Work

The Blue Ridge Pathways Consortium, which comprises five local school systems, Massanutten Technical Center, and Valley Career and Technical Center, and a number of local businesses participated in the first Worlds of Work career fair, held at the Expo Center in Fishersville. Hundreds of middle school students came to explore a variety of careers, do hands-on activities, and learn how a degree or certification beyond high school can lead to in-demand local jobs.


Fall Fun

Taking a break from their hectic schedules, longtime friends Elizabeth Lopez and Nathaly Lara decided to join in the Pumpkin Painting Contest, sponsored by the Dream, Believe, Achieve (DBA) Club.


Pretty Pottery

Margaret Dunston’s supervised study ceramics project of 100 Asian-inspired teacups (or tikappu) was featured in the Kinetic Gallery at the Fine Arts Center. She was the first BRCC student to have a solo show there.


Martin Luther King Jr. Week

Events included a theater production entitled “Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King, a “candlelight” Dream Walk, and culminated in a Day of Service. About 30 volunteers donned special tee shirts and spread out around campus to clean and pick up trash, both inside and out.


BRCC Gives

Holiday charitable collections abound at BRCC, and we never forget our four-legged friends. The Veterinary Technology Club coordinated an Animal Angel Tree to benefit the Shenandoah Valley Animal Service Center. The final collection more than tripled the amount donated the previous year, with a total item value of over $4,900.


Working It

The Education and Employment Fair connected employers with qualified job seekers. Attendees could also learn how BRCC programs prepare students for many different careers.



BRCC increased its visibility in the community by participating in holiday parades in Harrisonburg and Waynesboro. Santa (a.k.a. Dr. Downey) gets behind the wheel of his sleigh (a BRCC CDL program truck) to toot the BRCC horn.


FAFSA Fridays

The financial aid process can be daunting to parents and students. This year, the helpful folks in Financial Aid offered a series of workshops on Fridays, beginning in February and continuing through April, that gave walk-in help to parents and students who needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

March The lilting tones of Zac Bell’s Irish fiddle could be heard in the Houff Student Center during the “Don’t Leave Transferring to Luck” college fair. Bell teaches fiddle classes for Workforce and Continuing Education.



Sword Play

Black History Month

The MFA company from Mary Baldwin University performed a one-hour version of Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth in the Fine Arts Center Black Box theater. Here, they prepare for the show by doing exciting in-play fight choreography.

Irish Fiddler

The ZuZu African Acrobats from Mombasa, Kenya performed a thrilling show of daring skill and balance.

With winter weather behind us, BRCC students were able to get out on the campus commons to play. The SGA sponsored Spring Fling where students enjoyed food, games, and inflatables. The Rec Center gave students the chance to join in the Knockerball craze.


Ag Day



Fun in the Sun

The Collegiate FFA Chapter celebrated National Ag Day on March 21 with a panel discussion on the theme Agriculture: Food for Life. Panelists included experts on bees, soil quality, and water quality. CFFA also helped stress relief during exam week with a petting zoo.


Innocence Project

The Administration of Justice program brought guest speaker Marvin Anderson to campus to share his story of being wrongfully convicted of rape. Anderson spent 15 years in prison before he was released on parole. Four years later, with assistance from the Innocence Project, he was exonerated.

Student Art Exhibit

More than 30 works by painting, drawing, ceramics, computer graphics, and photography students of faculty members John Bell, Jessica Martinkosky, Colleen Pendry, Claudia Furlow, and Jerome Sturm were featured in the show at the Fine Arts Center.


Forklift Training

Workforce Services debuted a new program to certify forklift drivers. Intensive one-day classes were offered for both stand up and sit down forklifts.


New Horizons

Dean of Student Services Annette Williams made a presentation at New Horizons in Roanoke about the College’s Student Success initiative.


Nursing Program Reaccredited

After months-long accreditation processes that included site visits and public input, BRCC’s Nursing program was fully re-accredited by both the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and the Virginia Board of Nursing. BRCC’s program continues to serve as a best practice example on both the state and national level.


Expenditures General Academic Instruction Remedial Instruction Vocational Education Community Education Academic Support Student Services Institutional Support Physical Plant Sponsored Programs SUBTOTAL

$3,953,431 $213,036 $4,000,302 $904,109 $2,782,047 $1,666,907 $6,105,389 $1,384,295 $699,139 $21,708,656

18.21% 0.98% 18.43% 4.16% 12.82% 7.68% 28.12% 6.38% 3.22% 100.00%

Local Funds

College Board Student Activities

$1,371,676 $258,303



Revenues by Source Tuition and Fees State Appropriations Govt Grants and Contracts Private Gifts and Grants Local Funds TOTAL

$10,952,910 $9,453,943 $229,699 $967,929 $214,100

50.20% 43.33% 1.05% 4.44% 0.98%



2016–2017 Local Board Blue Ridge Community College John A. Downey, President College Board Joyce Colemon, Chair, Waynesboro Linda Reviea, Vice Chair, Staunton John A. Downey, Secretary Rodney Alderfer, Rockingham County Bruce Bowman, Augusta County Lynn Diveley, Augusta County Beverly McGowan, Harrisonburg Dave Metz, Staunton Carl Rosberg, Waynesboro Caroline Sponaugle, Highland County Matt Sunderlin, Rockingham County Frank Tamberrino, Harrisonburg

Virginia Community College System Glenn DuBois, Chancellor State Board for Community Colleges James Cuthbertson, Chair Eleanor Saslaw, Vice Chair Carolyn Berkowitz Nathaniel Bishop Thomas Brewster David E. Broder Benita Thompson Byas Darren Conner Idalia Fernandez Douglas M. Garcia Susan Tinsley Gooden William C. Hall Jr. Joseph Smiddy Senator Walter Stosch Robin Sullenberger

BRCC Educational Foundation Board of Directors 2016-17 Officers: Chair Cathleen P. Welsh Vice Chair Mary Louise Leake Secretary John A. Downey Treasurer Cynthia F. Page Kelly R.S. Blosser Alphonso P. Boxley III Rob W. Cale Denise E. “D.D.” Dawson Douglas G. Driver Silvia T. Garcia-Romero Teresa H. Gauldin Nancy Hulings Elizabeth Jerlinski Camala B. Kite

David L. Ledbetter Martha Livick Mary McDermott Beverly B. McGowan Thomas C. Mendez Karen E. Santos Jerry D. Sheets Alan L. Shelton Linnea J. Spradlin

Blue Ridge Vision Society

1967 Society

The Blue Ridge Vision Society provides recognition for friends who have committed to support the quality of education at Blue Ridge Community College in their estate plans.

The 1967 Society celebrates the cumulative giving of $100,000 or more to the Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation. This society is named in honor of the year of the College’s founding, and recognizes our most generous donors.

Anonymous (2) Ms. Dorothy W. Anderson* Dr. & Mrs. James A. Armstrong* Dan & Nancy Brubaker Mr. Stephen P. Clark* Mr. Charles B. Cook* Dr. John A. and Sandy S. Downey Mr. & Mrs. David R. Eyler Ms. Sally F. Fulton Mrs. Julia N. Grandle Mrs. Ruth B. Grove* Dr. & Mrs. Charles H. Henderson III Mrs. Ola M. Hoover* Mr. & Mrs. John L. Hopkins III Tim & Nancy Hulings Dr. Darrell W. Hurst* and Ms. Lida Hurst Lt. Col. James E. Jordan Jr.* Mary Louise Leake Dr. Paul E. Lee* Mr. Jim Lowdon* and Mrs. Jo Ann Lowdon Mr. & Mrs. Philip T. Moran Mr. & Mrs. John R. Mrotek Mr. William R. Oliver II Mr. Leonard G. Penland* Mr. Robert E. Plecker* and Mrs. Frances W. Plecker Dr. & Mrs. Stuart L. Porter Mrs. Emma M. Ramsey* Ms. Lynn T. Reams Mrs. Jane Ritchie Carl & Cheryl Rosberg Suzi & Jim Russell Art & Jamie Schlappi Ms. Terry B. Showalter Mr. Zane D. Showker* Terry G. and Vickie G. Slaubaugh Mr. Leo A. Thralls Wellford and Nell Tiller Ms. L. Elizabeth Tucker Mr. Edward S. “Chip” Yates Ms. Carol A. Yetzer *Deceased

BRCC Educational Foundation Directors Emeriti In 2003, the BRCC Educational Foundation Board of Directors instituted the “Director Emeritus” program as a way of recognizing former Board members who have truly made a difference for the Foundation and the College. The criteria used to determine this recognition include a demonstration of extraordinary service and generosity to Blue Ridge Community College and the BRCC Educational Foundation.

Robert S. Baldygo DBA Carolyn L. Beam Michael B. Beahm Bruce M. Bowman DVM Gregory W. Campbell Debra Stiles Callison Woodrow W. Carr Peter F. deVaux David W. Didawick Lynn M. Diveley E. Grant Doyle Joan D. Eiland William J. Elliott John W. Flora

Sallie E. Funkhouser Jean F. Gearing Julia N. Grandle Pamela T. Huggins Timothy G. Hulings Kevin D. Humphries Robert G. Knowles Laurel L. “Laurie” Landes Martin F. Lightsey Carl G. Lind Mary N. Mannix Richard L. Manor John L. Matherly Jr. Deborah T. Metz

Beverly S. “Cheri” Moran Richard R. J. “Dick” Morin John N. Neff James R. Perkins PhD William L. Pfost Jr. Stuart L. Porter VMD Carl A. Rosberg Art Schlappi L. Ronald Smith Frank L. Summers Jr. Lynn K. Suter Travis J. “Ty” Tysinger Daniel M. Woodworth DVM Edward S. “Chip” Yates

Anonymous (3) Dr. and Mrs. James A. Armstrong* Augusta Health Avotek Beam Brothers Trucking, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Garland Beam Gerry and Carolyn Beam Mr. and Mrs. Gary G. Blosser Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Bowman Cadence, Inc. Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy Mr. & Mrs. Henry C. Clark* Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County ComSonics, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Crosby Crosby Trucking Service, Inc. Dynamic Aviation Enactus J. Gray and Janet M. Ferguson Mr. & Mrs. John W. Flora Follett Higher Education Group Mrs. Julia N. Grandle A. Wesley Graves VI and Glenna M. Graves Asa and Kathleen Graves Highway Corporation Holtzman Oil Corporation Mr. & Mrs. William B. Holtzman Houff Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Z. Houff Dwight and Carolyn Houff INVISTA John and Cathy Matherly MGW Communications, Inc. The Neall Family Charitable Foundation NTELOS Mr. Leonard G. Penland* Mr. Robert E. Plecker* and Mrs. Frances W. Plecker Ms. Lynn T. Reams Carl and Cheryl Rosberg Sentara RMH Medical Center Shenandoah Landscape Services, Inc. Mr. Zane D. Showker* The Family of Zane D. Showker Mr. & Mrs. L. Ronald Smith Mr. Lyall O. Steger Jr.* and Mrs. Catherine O. Steger Mr. & Mrs. Karl D. Stoltzfus Mr. Karl D. Stoltzfus Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Stoltzfus Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Strickler Transfer Associates, LLC Virginia Foundation for Community College Education Dr. & Mrs. Timothy R. Wade Ms. Roxie Houff White* Mr. Edward S. (Chip) Yates




Financial Aid Awards

Total credit enrollment (Individuals)


(in millions)

6293 5834

2012-13 2013-14


2015-16 2016-17

Dual Enrollment




Tuition & Fees


(BRCC 15 credits)

1554 $6,230



In-state Average Public 4-Year Colleges

2015-16 2016-17

2012-13 2013-14



* includes Blue Ridge Scholars; a change in the implementation of placement testing affected this total


First-Generation to Attend College

$2,049 $2,202

$2,292 $2,397 $2,566

Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016

BRCC Shuttle Ridership

1712 1646






44161 44161



2012-13 2013-14

2015-16 2016-17

2012-13 2013-14


2015-16 2016-17


STUDENT SUCCESS Transfers to In-State Four-Year institutions

Participants in noncredit training, workforce, and special interest programming

(with or without a degree)

3091 3765

Fall 2012


Fall 201 3

27 5

Fall 2014


Fall 2015


Fall 2016

448 2


3024 Total Graduates*










345 280



What are Students Studying


















Foundation Assets

Total assets as of June 30




college transfer








2016-17 BRCC EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION DONORS A special thank you is extended to the following donors who have demonstrated their commitment to Blue Ridge Community College during the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The President’s Council provides recognition for friends who make up the heart of the BRCC Educational Foundation with annual gifts of $1,000 or more in support of Blue Ridge Community College. Diamond Level–$10,000 or more

Riddleberger Brothers

Mr. and Mrs. Garland Beam

Lumos Networks Foundation

Mrs. Donna S. Alexander

Platinum Level–$5,000-9,999

Mrs. Jane W. Ritchie

Bluestone Vineyard

Massanutten Resort

Ms. Linda Alger

Gold Level–$2,500-4,999

Rocky and Brenda’s Gold & Silver Shop

Bowman Family Dentistry

Mr. Thomas E. Mayer

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Alt

Cynthia Q. Burnett

Tom and Lori Mendez


Art and Jamie Schlappi

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Byrd

Neal and Ann Menefee

Jerry and Lindy Sheets

Byrd Family Fund of the Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County

Mr. and Mrs. David R. Metz

American Shakespeare Center– Blackfriars Playhouse

Calvano & LaGrua, PLC

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Morris

Ms. Patricia M. Andes

Mr. Gregory W. Campbell

Janice and Gary Moyers

Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Anson III

Dr. Hilary Campbell and Mr. Josh Campbell

Rosalie M. Nicosia

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar

City of Staunton Government

Ms. Cynthia F. Page and Dr. Raymond Alderfer

Ms. Judy Armstrong

Clark & Bradshaw, P.C. CoBank

Papa John’s Pizza

Mr. Elliott Asbury

Community College Ministries

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan D. Patton

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Conklin

Ashley Furniture Distribution Center

Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper

Mrs. Linda Perkins* and Dr. James R. Perkins

The Curtis Group

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pippert

Augusta Cooperative Farm Bureau, Inc.

Dental Health Associates

Mrs. Frances W. Plecker

Augusta Framecrafters

Degesch America, Inc.

Maggie Ragon and Nick Walge

Augusta Health Lifetime Fitness

David and Cindy Didawick

Mrs. Reba S. Rawley


Graves-Light Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

Diveley Lind & Associates, LLC

Rockingham Cooperative Inc.

Mr. Robert M. Baer

Dave and Lynn Diveley

Rockingham County Government

Baja Bean Co.

E & M Auto Paint & Supply Corp.

Ms. Juanita M. Baker

First Baptist Church

John and Cathy Matherly

Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Henderson III

Rockingham County Public Schools

Ms. Angie Bandy

Bill and Lisa Moore

Houff Family Foundation

Follett Higher Education Group

Mr. Victor M. Santos and Dr. Karen E. Santos

The Neall Family Charitable Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Neil Houff

Ms. Loretta G. Frantz

Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Schilling

Mrs. Cathy B. Barker

Tim and Nancy Hulings

Dr. and Mrs. Rex M. Fuller


Ms. Betty J. Barnett

NTELOS Wireless Foundation

Mathers Construction Co.

Dr. and Mrs. Frank Gearing III

Mr. Jason E. Barr

Ms. Lynn T. Reams

Mary McDermott and Bill Jongeward

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory C. Godsey

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative Shenandoah Valley Kiwanis Club

Mr. and Mrs. Brad Baylor

McGaheysville-Massanutten Lions Club

Mrs. Ann G. Grey


Mr. Michael A. Bayne

Sherando Management Group, LLC

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Beam

Mr. and Mrs. H. Roller Shipplett Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Belcher

Silver Level–$1,000-2,499

Diamond Level Anonymous (5)

Mr. and Mrs. Rocky Simonetti

Augusta Health

Mr. and Mrs. L. Ronald Smith

Boxley Organization

Mr. and Mrs. Karl D. Stoltzfus

Dan and Nancy Brubaker

Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Stoltzfus

Cadence, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Strickler

Debra Stiles Callison

Gold Level

The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County

Anonymous (2)

Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge

Daniel and Kelly Blosser

Mrs. Diane Davis

Col. and Mrs. Jack Bowman

J. Gray and Janet M. Ferguson Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Mr. and Mrs. John W. Flora Holtzman Oil Corporation Mr. and Mrs. William B. Holtzman Houff Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Z. Houff Dwight and Carolyn Houff Houff Foundation

Carl and Cheryl Rosberg Scott Electric Foundation Inc. Sentara RMH Medical Center Service Year Exchange, Inc. Shickel Corporation

Gerry and Carolyn Beam Blue Ridge Aviation Mr. and Mrs. A. Price Boxley IV Dr. John A. and Sandy S. Downey Douglas and Gayle Driver Dupont Community Credit Union Mr. and Mrs. David T. Gauldin II

Moseley Architects John and Linda Neff

Follett #618 / BRCC Bookstore

Mrs. Julia N. Grandle Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hahn Harrisonburg City Public Schools Mr. and Mrs. Curtis D. Hartman

The Shickel Corporation— Colossians 3:17 Fund of the Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County

John and Linda Neff Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County

Swann Construction

Stuart and Terry Porter

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Swann

Rockingham Group

Houff Corporation

Virginia Foundation for Community College Education

Sunnyside Retirement Communities

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. Houff Mr. and Mrs. Kern Houff

Union Bank & Trust

Kevin and Terry Humphries

Ms. Roxie H. White*

United Bank-Harrisonburg

Humphries Family Fund of the Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham

Platinum Level Bruce and Nancy Bowman Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Bowman Mr. and Mrs. Alphonso P. Boxley III Bridgewater Retirement Community ComSonics, Inc.

Drs. Gerald and Audrey Perselay

USPOULTRY Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation— Educational Matching Gifts Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. (Chip) Yates Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Young

Silver Level

Mr. and Mrs. William L. Hausrath Mr. Charles A. Heiner Hershey Chocolate of Va., Inc. The Hershey Company Hollister Incorporated

IDM Trucking Industrial Machine Works, Inc. Dr. Robert F. Jochen John* and Amy Kiger The Honorable and Mrs. Ross W. Krumm

Dynamic Aviation

Anonymous (1)


Anonymous Fund of the Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County

Mr. and Mrs. Dale S. Lam

Alpha Omega Wealth Management

Lawrence Companies

Augusta County Government

Carl and Arnesa Lind

Asa and Kathleen Graves Jim and Pam Huggins InterChange J. Douglas and Linda B. Light Ms. Linda A. Mars MGW Communications, Inc. Mr. Richard R. J. Morin Dennis and Mary Jane Rawley

Augusta County Schools Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Baldygo Mr. and Mrs. Michael B. Beahm

Rick and Laurie Landes Lantz Construction Company Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Laser Mr. and Mrs. Martin F. Lightsey Mrs. Martha S. Livick Lumos Networks Corp.


MillerCoors Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Montgomery

Mr. and Mrs. George W. Pace

Ms. Susie Shomo

American Sportfishing Association Mr. Ryan Amos

Dr. Timothy W. Arnold

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ball Mr. Randy Barbano

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Basinger

The Beauty Spa

Terry G. and Vickie G. Slaubaugh

The Honorable and Mrs. Richard P. Bell

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond D. Smith Jr.


Mr. William F. Sowers Jr.

Beverley Cigar Store

Staunton City Schools

Ms. Susan W. Bevins

Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Strickler

Big “L” Tire Company

Travis and Dottie Tysinger

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald C. Bland

Dr. David J. Urso and Mrs. Carrie Urso

Blue Ridge Equine Clinic

Valley Real Estate Brokers, LLC

Blue Ridge Restaurants LLC

Mr. and Mrs. Paul P. Vames Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians Inc. Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community W. M. Jordan Company

Blue Ridge Lumber Co. Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Bostic Mr. and Mrs. Steven R. Bothof Mr. and Mrs. Gregory S. Botkin Melissa and Rob Bowers Mr. Brian K. Bowman

Cathy Welsh and John Brimmer

Samuel R. Bowman, II Endowed Scholarship (BRCC) of the Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County

Mr. David Wolfe

Mr. and Mrs. Travis Bowman

Ms. Carol A. Yetzer

Chester and Nancy Bradfield

Ms. Rowan Zeiss

Anonymous (7)

Chester & Nancy Bradfield PassThrough of the Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Adams

Mr. Steven K. Bradley

AFP Shenandoah Chapter

Mr. and Mrs. Lee K. Branner

Rodney and Jenelle Alderfer

Mr. J. Andrew Briggs

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ward Waynesboro Public Schools Thomas and Cynthia Weidner


Ms. Jennifer P. Broadbent

Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Fessier II

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred W. Laser

Mr. and Mrs. John Broaddus

Mr. and Mrs. T. Windsor Fields

Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Brown

Fine Earth, LLC

LD&B Insurance and Financial Services

Pepsi-Cola Bottling of Central Virginia

Ms. Shirley I. Steger

Mr. Wiley Perry

Bradley and Velma Bryant

First Bank & Trust Company

Ms. Nicole S. Stephens

Mary Louise Leake

Peterson Enterprises

Mr. and Mrs. Jared Burden

Steven Toyota

First Class Services Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. David Leatherwood

Roger and Kathy Peterson

Mr. Karl Stoltzfus Jr.

Ms. Jane Burgess

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Fitzgerald

Mr. David L. Ledbetter

Mr. and Mrs. William L. Pfost Jr.

Lt. Col. and Mrs. John M. Stone

Mr. James Butler

Mr. Mark S. Fitzgerald

Mr. Jim Leech

Ms. Karen G. Piercy

Stacey Strawn–Silver Gallery

C. C. Rosen & Sons, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. James D. Flower

Ms. Kyle H. Leister

Mr. and Mrs. Robin Sullenberger III

Rob and Debbie Cale

Flowers by Rose

Lemons Jewelry

Mr. and Mrs. G. Leonard Pittman Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Calvano

Fred and Gail Fox

Mr. and Mrs. Phil Lemons

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Poynter

Gail P. and Frederick L. Fox Fund of the Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County

Dr. and Mrs. T. Lowell Lemons

Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Price

Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Summers Jr.


Lenhart Pettit

Ms. Cynthia Pritchard

Dr. Bernard H. Levin

Ms. Samantha Propst Prospect Hill

The Frame Factory & Gallery

Mr. Robert and Dr. Julia A. Lewis Mr. Malcolm H. Livick III

Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Radecke

Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm H. Livick

Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Ratliff

Ms. Cristy A. Long

RDI Family First LLC

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Loomis III

Red Wing Roots Music Festival

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lotts

Ms. Agnes H. Rexrode

LSC Communications

Mr. James B. Richardson Jr.

Luray Caverns Corporation

Mr. and Mrs. Grant A. Richardson

Mr. and Mrs. E. Houston Lynch

Mr. and Mrs. James F. Richerson

Majomi Bags

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ricketts III

Mary N. Mannix and Frank A. Carey

Mr. and Mrs. W. Jon Rife IV

Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Manor Ms. Jessica L. Martinkosky

Dr. Greg Y. Kim and Dr. Janet Rinehart-Kim

Mary Baldwin University

Ms. Hailey Roberts

Mr. and Mrs. John T. Mauzy

Ms. Pamela L. Robertson

Mr. John Maxfield

Rockingham County Fair Association

Mrs. Linda Carver Mr. and Mrs. H. Wayne Cash Central Virginia Woodturners Cici’s Pizza City of Waynesboro Government Mr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Claffey Classic Tuxedos & Suits Mr. Jonathan Coddington Andrea R. Coffman Joyce L. Colemon Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Conley Mr. and Mrs. Robert Connelly Ms. Sally Jane Conner Mr. and Mrs. Gregory C. Cook Mr. and Mrs. Harold C. Cook Cottonwood Commercial Countryside Farm & Nurseries, LLC Ms. Sally L. Crickard Crickhollow Pottery Mr. Michael A. White and Dr. Susan Crosby Mr. Thomas Crow Crown Jewelers Crutchfield Corp. Cuban Burger Cupcake Company Dr. Sandra M. Curry D. Poynter & Company, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Dailey Ms. Faison Dana Danville Community College Educational Foundation Mr. Bruce Davis Mr. and Mrs. Gregory K. Davis Mr. and Mrs. John B. Davis Ms. Margaret A. Davis Ms. Shelby Davis D.D. and Tom Dawson Mr. and Mrs. Emerson L. Deitz Delaware North at Shenandoah National Park Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. DeSmit Mr. and Mrs. Peter F. deVaux Dick Myers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ms. Joyce M. Diehl Mr. and Mrs. Lamine Diop Donovan’s Framery Grant and Claudette Doyle Ms. Colleen Dwyer Mr. Fred D. Dyen Eagle Carpet Dr. John R. Eagle* Mr. and Mrs. Rodney L. Eagle Eavers Tire Pros E-CLECTIBLES Eddie Edwards Signs Inc. Ms. Linda W. Edwards Mrs. Rebecca W. Eller Ms. Elizabeth A. Elsamman Mr. and Mrs. Tom Emerson Mrs. Jeannie Errett Mr. Scott Edward Estes Mr. and Dr. Michael Evans Explore More Discovery Museum Mr. and Mrs. David R. Eyler

Mr. Edward Galante Mr. Hermilo Garcia and Mrs. Silvia T. Garcia-Romero Ms. Mary G. Garris Mr. Fred Gentry and Dr. Jennifer S. Gentry Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Giambra Mr. Arthur R. Giesen III Mark and Angie Glenn Mr. and Mrs. Scott Glenn Mr. and Mrs. Matthew L. Goss Kurt and Dinah Gottschalk Grand Caverns Park Grand Home Furnishings Mr. and Mrs. Chris Grandle A. Wesley Graves VI and Glenna M. Graves Ms. Corrie Greene Mrs. Linda A. Greene Ms. Sandy L. Greene Ms. Phyllis B. Hale Mr. Robert K. Hall Ms. Donna B. Ham Mr. John Hancock and Ms. Mary Sullivan Dr. Reid Harris Harrisonburg Family Fitness Ms. Megan Hartless Chip and Karmen Harvill Ms. Liv Heggoy Heifer Investments, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Philip H. Henning Ms. Sally Henninger Heritage Oaks Golf Course Ms. Lyell E. Hern Mr. and Mrs. Darin C. Hevener Ms. Jeanne T. Hoffman Mrs. Jacquelyn E. Horn Houff Transfer, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Larry O. Howard Jr. Ms. Ruth Hulvey J&N Car Care James Madison University Ms. Marlena Y. Jarboe Mr. and Mrs. Kevin S. Jarvis Mr. and Mrs. David Jerlinski Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jerlinski Ms. Kelly E. Jones Ms. Della S. Kaple Ms. Lisa Kara

Mr. Dwight M. McAllister and Dr. Jeanne Martino-McAllister Mr. and Mrs. W. Kenly McAllister Mr. Kyle McCarrell Mr. and Mrs. Kevin McCormick Mr. and Mrs. John C. McCue III Mr. and Mrs. Steve McDonough Ms. Anne S. McFarland Dr. and Mrs. John A. McGowan Col. Richard K. McNealy Ms. Connie K. Medaris Ms. Constance T. Mercier Mr. Duane K. Miller Ellen and Laurie Miller Ms. Brenda D. Mills Mr. and Mrs. John H. Monger III Ms. Abigail L. Montgomery Mr. and Mrs. Philip W. Moran Mr. Francis J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Morgan Morgan-Miles Picture Frames & Gallery Mr. and Mrs. R. Kennon Morris Mr. and Mrs. James S. Morrison Mr. and Mrs. Edwin B. Morse Mrs. Roxanne Moskowitz Mr. J’s Bagels & Deli Mrs. Rowe’s Restaurant & Bakery Mr. and Mrs. George B. Norris Jr. Museum of American Frontier Culture Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Myers Mr. and Mrs. Rolland L. Myers Ms. Stephanie Nelson

Ms. Elizabeth E. Kaylor

Mr. and Mrs. Randolph I. Nesselrodt

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Keane

Mr. and Mrs. Drew Newman

Ms. Christine Kelley

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Nicely

Dr. Michele L. Kielty and Mr. Tim Smith

Mr. Rusty Noesner

Andy and Tami King

Old Dominion University

Ms. Carole R. Kiroff Robert and Camala Kite Mr. and Mrs. Preston Knight Ms. Shannon Kolecki Mr. and Mrs. David Ladd Dr. and Mrs. James C. LaGrua II Ms. Marcia Langsam Ms. Catherine Lareau

Mr. and Mrs. James A. Noone Mr. and Mrs. Don Olender Mr. William R. Oliver II The Omni Homestead Resort Dr. and Mrs. Roderic L. Owen Parker Compound Bows, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Pascale Peaceful Spirit Massage Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Pease


Mr. and Mrs. Philip F. Riley

Rocktown Bites Mr. Matthew O. Rodgers and Ms. Franki A. Hampton Ms. Jennie R. Romero Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ruleman Suzi and Jim Russell S & W Home Appliance Corp. Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Santangelo Ms. Sara Sasnett Mr. Stephan P. Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Seaman Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. See Mr. H. Fulton Sensabaugh Jr. Sentara RMH Wellness Center Mr. Alan L. Shelton and Ms. Jane Hubbell Shenandoah Caverns Shenandoah Fall Foliage Bike Festival

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Steller

Mrs. Kathleen Sullivan Matthew and Lisa Sunderlin The Supply Room Companies Frank and Charlotte Tamberrino Mr. and Mrs. Raymond D. Taylor II Mr. Robert Tennyson Thomas House Restaurant Ms. Theresa Thomas Ms. Kay Thompson Wellford and Nell Tiller Dr. John W. Todd Ms. Carol A. Tomas Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Tracy Travel Leaders Ms. Diane G. Travis Mrs. Shirley S. Travis Truck & Equipment Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Brent Trumbo Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey L. Tucker Ms. L. Elizabeth Tucker Dr. and Mrs. Francis S. Turnage Mr. and Mrs. Keith L Turner Mr. and Mrs. John L. Tuttle Mr. Phill Ungar and Dr. Pam Ungar Col. and Mrs. Jerry R. VanLear Dr. Bret A. VanLear Dr. and Mrs. T. Keith Vest Via Air Mr. and Mrs. Steven B. Walk Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Wallace Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Ward Ms. Marie Wardle WarPaints Waynesboro Garden Center Mr. and Mrs. Hugh E. Westfall Weyers Cave Women’s Club Mr. Michael A. White White, Withers, Masincup & Cannaday, PC Mr. and Mrs. Toby D. Whitesell

Shenandoah River Outfitters, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Whitmore

Shenandoah Valley Emergency Nurses Association

WHSV-TV Ms. M. Eldora Willford

Shenandoah Valley Pepsi

Williams Brothers Lawn and Tree Service

Ms. Mary C. Sherman Ms. Sue Sherrill Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Shifflett The Shoppes at Mauzy Monty and Rajan Shore Shreckhise Shrubbery Sales & Landscaping Mr. and Mrs. Douglas R. Simmers Ms. Cathy Sliwoski Mrs. Charity Sloan and Mr. Tommy Sloan Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smiley Smooth Day Spa

Mr. Chapman W. Williams Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd L. Willis Mr. and Mrs. Warren E. Wise Mr. and Mrs. Orville Wolters Mrs. Kimberly Wood Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum Dr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Woodworth Ms. Virginia K. Woolf WVPT- Virginia’s Public Television Ms. Pamyla A. Yates

Ms. Patricia M. Snyder

Ms. Lori Y. Yirsa

South Hampton Roads Veterinary Medical Association

Mr. John R. York Mr. and Mrs. David M. Zeiner

Carolyn Painter Spangler

Bob and Bonnie Zickefoose

Ms. Charlene E. Spears Mr. and Mrs. James Sponaugle Mr. and Mrs. Larry Spoon Spotswood Country Club Ms. Linnea J. Spradlin Mr. Steven S. Starick* and Mrs. Kathy S. Starick Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA


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