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Annual Report 2017-18

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uring the past year, Blue Ridge Community College celebrated our 50th anniversary of service to the community. The events that took place throughout the year allowed us to reflect on all of the wonderful things we are so grateful for about this amazing institution of higher education. This year’s annual report features not only the significant events and outcomes of our year, but also highlights the many reasons why the College enjoys such respect in the region. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read about and see the many accomplishments of our students, employees, and community. As you read these stories, I’m certain that you will recognize that these successes are often made possible only through the suppor t of our friends and par tners like you! Whenever your company hires our graduates, or you make an impactful gift to our Educational Foundation, or you attend a performance or visit our art gallery, or participate in a seminar on campus or guest lecture in your area of expertise at the request of our faculty, we experience profound gratitude and our entire mission is more fully realized because of your inspirational help and support. Blue Ridge Community College has benefited from our relationship with you for more than 50 years. We know that our continued success depends on maintaining and growing partnerships and friendships with our community and beyond, and we’re excited to continue to work with you to see where we’ll grow, together!

50th Anniversary Festivities


t a special 50th Anniversary celebration in September 2017, Dr. Downey was presented with a House Joint Resolution by Delegate Steve Landes in recognition of the College’s anniversary. Also as part of the celebration, the campus’s newest road was named in honor of retired BRCC President, Dr. James R. Perkins. Dr. James R. Perkins Way connects the north and sound ends of campus and provides access to the parking deck, Fine Ar ts Center, Plecker Workforce Center, and Technology Building.

BRCC Educational Foundation Highlights


he Blue Ridge Annual Fund raised $138,519 in unrestricted the BRCC Educational Foundation totaled $13,631,094. funds, surpassing its goal of $125,000 by more than 10%. The BRCC Educational Foundation provided significant program Another important source of unrestricted funds in 2017-18 was support to Blue Ridge Community College in 2017-18, including: facthe Blue Ridge Community College 50th Anniversary Gala held at ulty mini grants, student emergency assistance, do-it-yourself 3D CrossKeys Vineyards on September 23, 2017. This event netted printers, equipment for new EMS program and upgrades to old $19,870 and was a lovely evening, celebrating 50 years of BRCC’s equipment in Vet Tech, salaries for tutors, and much more! good work in this community.  In addition, the annual Spring Fling Working in cooperation with the Financial Aid Office, the BRCC Auction was held on April 20, 2018 and netted a total of $62,649. Educational Foundation awarded $379,167 in scholarships to deservIn total, the BRCC Educational Foundation raised $1,133,046, ing BRCC students in 2017-18.  This represents a 9.2% increase over one of the best years on record. As of June 30, 2018, the assets of the scholarships that were awarded in 2016-17!


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EMPLOYEES Student Services Training Sessions Seek to Improve Interactions


everal training sessions for faculty and staff this academic year focused on trends in academic advising and student services. The goal was to improve interaction with various student populations. Appreciative Advising, which received funding from the Education Foundation, examined the important role of academic advising in student success. Participants learned the six phases of Appreciative Advising—Disarm, Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver, and Don’t Settle—along with techniques to implement each phase. The hands-on workshop featured the co-founder of the Appreciative Advising and Appreciative Education movements, Jennifer L. Bloom, Ed.D. Dr. Bloom’s credentials include positions at Florida Atlantic University, University of South Carolina, and University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign.













Another workshop prepared participants to become suicide-alert helpers. Since its creation in 2006, “safeTALK” has been used in over 20 countries around the world. SafeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.



Lastly, Green Zone training sought to educate staff and faculty on Veteran and Military Student-related issues and make BRCC a more welcoming environment for veterans. The two-part presentation used PowerPoint slides pertaining to Student-Veteran issues, followed by a discussion by a Student-Veteran panel. Nearly 40 employees attended training sessions and received Green Zone window clings and resource sheets upon completion.

Theresa Thomas—VCCA award


heresa Thomas received the Excellence in Education Award at the annual Virginia Community College Association conference last fall. The award is voted on by the VCCA Executive Committee, and goes to a faculty member who demonstrates excellence in contributions to education, the community college, and to professional development. Specifically, Theresa was recognized for her work with math redesign for the VCCS, bringing new technologies to the classroom and the VCCA, and her commitment to increasing the potential for student success.

Art Faculty Keeping Busy


RCC art faculty members John Bell, Jessica Martinkosky, and Colleen Pendry all had works in a number of exhibits this year. All three contributed works to an exhibit called “Multifarious” at Court Square in Harrisonburg. John Bell

Jessica Martinkosky

• received the Directors Choice Award for his painting, Seven of Spades, in the 2nd Biennial DECK SHOW in the Wine-Riner Galleries at Larkin Arts in Harrisonburg.

• one of 29 artists featured in the Spitzer Art Center’s “6X6X30” exhibit at VMRC’s Park Gables Gallery in Harrisonburg.

• featured in the 6th Annual National Juried Exhibition at the Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford, VA.

• featured in “Community” at the Augusta County Library

• had a solo show “An Turas: Scotland Journey” at the Smith House in Harrisonburg.


Colleen Pendry

• featured in the 6th Annual National Juried Exhibition at the Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford, VA. • featured in “Community” at the Augusta County Library

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Retreat Designed to Move the College Forward


n late fall of 2017, more than 150 BRCC employees participated in a College Retreat. For two days, employees reflected on the institutional mission, vision, values and strategies, as well as brainstormed how to better position the College to accomplish those important tenets.


driving,” explained Jim Butler, BRCC CDL program director and instructor. He added, “It can also be of benefit to experienced drivers who need to re-sharpen learned skills. The software available on this simulator can test reaction times in braking and facilitate training for drivers to “The Doron Simulator has develop a predictive type of drivquickly become a favorite for ing style.” new students training to get a In the coming months, the Commercial Driver’s License. Real life scenarios can easily be College will be getting a mobile created in a simulated environ- training trailer to incorporate the ment to help students sharpen simulator and allow Blue Ridge to skills like backing, shifting, and deliver on-site training programs learning how to avoid distracted to transportation companies. hat looks like a virtual reality arcade game is actually a state-of-the-art simulator for students in the Commercial Driving program at BRCC. The simulator cost $142,000 and was funded by the Higher Education Equipment Trust Fund (HEETF).

Through the generous suppor t of a BRCC Educational Foundation donor, the keynote speaker for the retreat was Susan Heath Hays, the sister of the authors of the book Switch. Ms. Hays lead a workshop related to the theme of the book, and those themes continued into the remaining retreat activities, led by the members of the Planning Committee. The valuable work and ideas that resulted from the retreat were collected and organized, and currently being used by the Strategic Planning Committee as they review and revise the College’s mission, vision, values and strategic questions.

Downey Receives Chamber Award


RCC President Dr. John Downey was the recipient of the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Business Leadership Award this year. The award recognizes a “longtime

business leader in the Greater Augusta Region who exhibits strength in character, resolve and a commitment to the community and exemplary success in the regional business community.”


Downey was especially recognized for his leadership of the College and commitment to the economic development of the central Shenandoah Valley.

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COLLEGE AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS Energy Demand Green Initiative

BRCC, along with several oth-

er VCCS colleges, participated in an energy-demand response program designed to reduce the load on the electrical grid. The Buildings and Grounds department coordinated the College’s effor t, called “Energy Demand Green Initiative”. (“Green” because of its environmental impact and potential to earn us money. Clever, huh?) During a reduction test in June 2017, the campus community was urged to “turn off lights, unplug electrical appliances and equipment not being used, and to close blinds” for a specified timeframe in order to reach a curtailment goal. In that one-day test, we did it! We reached our curtailment goal, and in November, learned that we’d be receiving a check for $9,120. With such a successful first-time effort, BRCC “got off the grid” again in June 2018, and we’re awaiting the results.

Military Friendly


RCC received the 2018-2019 Militar y Friendly ® School Designation. Institutions earning the Militar y Friendly ® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. For the first time, student survey data was taken into consideration for the designation. More than 1,400 schools participated in the 2018-2019 survey, with 941 earning the designation. The 2018–2019 Militar y Friendly® Schools list was published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com Victory Media’s Chief Product Officer Daniel Nichols stated, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to colleges creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to invest in programs to provide educational outcomes that are better for veterans.”

Blue Ridge Earns Bragging Rights


ew to this year’s Virginia Hunger Symposium was an epic battle of food packing skill held at the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Teams from BRCC and Virginia Department of Transportation had the “appeeling” task of bagging apples. Dubbed the “Boxers Rebellion” by the VDOT participants, the friendly competition taught some “core” values like teamwork and problem solving. Dr. John Downey treated the winning team to lunch at the Valley Pike Farm Market, where perhaps apple pie was on the menu. (Blue Ridge won…not that we’re bragging.) All the volunteers agreed that they were all winners for helping the BRAFB fight hunger in the Valley!

Still a Great Place to Work


RCC was once again named by the The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For”. BRCC was selected in the following categories: Collaborative Governance; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Professional/ Career Development Programs; Work/Life Balance.

BRCC a Certified V3 Educator


lue Ridge Community College was among the first V3 Educator certifications awarded at the Virginia Community College Military Summit in late 2017. The College completed the requirements set forth by the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Educator Program.

Dr. Downey commented on the recognition: “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. Despite the challenges we sometimes face, people want to work here because we know that together, we can overcome any obstacle to support one another and our students as we strive to serve the educational needs of our community.”

“All of us at Blue Ridge Community College are thrilled to receive this certification,” said John A. Downey, BRCC president. “It represents the value the College places on training and educating our dedicated service men and women whose military experience enriches the learning environment here. In turn, what they learn here benefits the entire community as they graduate and work in local business and industry.”

The annual Great Colleges to Work For survey, based on responses from more than 53,000 people at 253 institutions, was administered and compiled by ModernThink LLC for The Chronicle.

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The V3 Educator Program encourages employers and career centers to work together to get Veteran or Military-related students hired out of school, to facilitate partnerships between schools and employers, and to assist Military-related students find resources to secure employment.

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BRCC Vet Tech Grads Provide Comfort After Houston Hurricane


fter connecting through social media, several Blue Ridge Community College graduates of the veterinary technology program came together to volunteer to help animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Jessie Griffin, a 2014 vet tech grad, lives in a Houston suburb. Her home was spared in the storm, so opening it up to others coming to volunteer with Harvey Volunteer Vets and other groups was “the least I could do.” Dj Cannon is an operations director for a veterinary practice in northern Virginia, and a graduate of the Masters in Public Health (Epidemiology) program at George Mason University. Two other grads involved were Jessica Stevens and Brittany Kestner. Why they got involved—

Jessie: My church was turned into an where we helped at a wildlife center afevacuee shelter. [Since] my family was fected by Hurricane Irma for a few days saved from the storm, it was the least I before finally heading home. could do. My husband helped demo and What was most moving— clean houses while I worked with the Jessie: It all was heart wrenching. Just lookanimals. ing at the room full of cages at Houston Dj: I wanted to simply give back and utilize Pets Alive, these animals were scared and skills we are so for tunate to have felt alone. It broke my heart. learned at BRCC. We knew they were About their Blue Ridge education— in dire need and using my own personal Jessie: I appreciated that everything was vacation time, I went down with a few hands on, which helped me because I am colleagues to make any difference we a tactile learner. Every conference I go to, could. or every doctor I speak to in Houston What they did— has heard of the Vet Tech Program at Dj: We really did a little bit of everything. BRCC and how amazing it is. I am incredWe setup temporary clinics to handle ibly proud to be a graduate of BRCC. sick pets, displaced or lost pets, surrenDj: The best part of my experience at Blue dered pets, etc. We assisted with the Ridge was the professors and technicians delivery of hay bales (with the US milithat shared their experience, knowledge, tary) to cattle farms. We were able to and wisdom. They were so suppor tive do vaccines, heartworm testing, parvo and… sincerely love what they do. I owe testing, and deworming. After we left my career success to them because they Houston, we drove straight to Florida challenged us to think further.



Legislative Visits

haring their stories with area legislators, students Loretta Rohrer and Maher “Mo” Al Tayara traveled to the General Assembly in January. Loretta reflected on the day, “It was an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity. For me it was eye opening to meet the legislators and get a small glimpse of the hard work they put into representing us. I was impressed with how personable and down-to-earth they each seemed.” Loretta and Mo met with Delegates Tony Wilt and Dickie Bell and Senators Mark Obenshain and Steve Landes, observed the Senate in action, and visited the Capitol.

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STUDENTS Trailblazers Guide Peers through the College Experience The Trailblazer Program sought to integrate peer mentors into different Student Success departments at BRCC. Participants David Henderson, Abraham Shahswar, Michele Ambrose, and Carolyn Wakeman explored what it means to be an “at-risk” student, investigated best practices for peer-to-peer mentoring, and promoted academic, professional, and personal growth beneficial to its participants.


Advisor Colleen Pendry said, “This group of peer mentors raised the bar academically and professionally. It has been my absolute pleasure to work with them in the development of this student success initiative.”

s the recipient of the Lumina/Challenge Grant, Blue Ridge Community College brought together four students to participate in a pilot Trailblazer Program. The grant invited higher education institutions to create service posiAll four students graduated in May and are tions for students to work with community continuing their studies at UVA, JMU, and partners and college leaders to address social Virginia Tech this fall, and had positive things needs of at-risk students, while receiving credit to say about BRCC and the program: for experiential learning.

Worlds of Work and Future Students Events


he College hosted and/or participated in many events for K-12 children in the service area. Some of these events focused on exposing those in attendance to the community college and exploring how to prepare for college, how to pay for college, and why training and education beyond high school is important. The Worlds of Work event brought hundreds of middle schoolers from throughout the Shenandoah Valley to the Rockingham County Fairgrounds last October. With local businesses and industry on site representing 16 career clusters, students heard from and interacted with employers and employees to

David: “My favorite part… [was] helping veterans continue their education and hopefully move on to fruitful and successful civilian careers.” Abe: “The high level of academics the College provides and all of the professors I have personally worked with impressed me. BRCC has the kindest and most understanding professors.” Michele: “I felt I was able to learn more from my time here since I was learning from people who were in the workforce that I plan on going into, and I have tips and strategies on what people in those fields will be looking for. I loved my experience here!” Carolyn: “Blue Ridge…cares about each student’s success. My best memories of my time here stem from plugging myself into the vibrant clubs and activities the school has available.”

learn more about the skills and education path. BRCC, in partnership with the Central need for, benefits of, and responsibilities of ca- Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy reers in fields such as: (CSCJTA), hosted Career Connect: Criminal Justice in October. • STEM & Information Technology Students from 13 area high schools, total• Health Science, Agriculture, Foods, and ing more than 200 individuals, visited the Natural Resources BRCC campus and the CSCJTA to learn about • Architecture & Construction careers in police departments, crime scene investigation, corrections, forensics, cyber secu• Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics; rity, and as first responders. While learning • Hospitality & Tourism about skills and training needed for these jobs from those currently working in the field and • Manufacturing from educators, students gained an under• Law, Public Safety, and Corrections. standing of how to make sound career deciWorlds of Work was hosted by the Blue sions and about the requirements and opporRidge Pathways Consortium, which includes: tunities of the Criminal Justice field. BRCC, Augusta County Public Schools, Harrisonburg City Public Schools, Staunton City Schools, Rockingham County Public Schools, Waynesboro Public Schools, Massanutten Technical Center, and Valley Career & Technical Center.

Other outreach events included a Homeschool Visit day, Career Expo, and Career Choices to name a few. The College also hosted technology camps for middle schoolers during the summer, offering classes in: 3D Printing, Cyber Security, Drone Another unique event for high school stu- Technology, Animation & Game Programming, dents focused on the criminal justice career and Building a Computer.


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Parking Deck


o help address the most common complaint on campus, BRCC opened its new parking deck in January. The deck took approximately nine months to complete, and offers students and BRCC guests an additional 318 spaces!

BRCC Hosts “WarPaints” Art Exhibit and Lecture


lue Ridge Community College hosted an art exhibit and lecture called “WarPaints: Honoring Veteran Creativity” in Februar y. WarPaints, a non-profit organization in Harrisonburg, is dedicated to empowering veterans to create. The exhibit, which was free and open to the public, featured over 20 pieces from ten veteran artists in a variety of media including acrylic and oil paintings, metal sculpture, and stainless flatware. Many of the pieces were created in a class called “Steel Metal Sculpture: Experiential Journey.” The course taught welding safety and fabrication techniques to create metal art objects. Taught by Vietnam veteran Wiley Perry at BRCC’s state-of-the ar t welding lab, the course received funding through the BRCC Educational Foundation’s Dr. Darrell W. Hurst Endowment for Cultural Enrichment, making it free for veteran participants.

Bioscience Groundbreaking

The College broke ground in May for its latest addition to the

Weyers Cave campus – a biosciences building. The 40,000-squarefoot building will house a state-of-the-art nursing facility, a paramedic program, and clean room technology for food manufacturing and other industries.

In addition, the exhibit and lecture were funded by BRCC Cultural Affairs, Virginia Commission for the Ar ts, and National Endowment for the Arts.

“I think it’ll make the region more competitive in terms of companies thinking about relocating here in the bioscience and manufacturing, especially food manufacturing arenas, and also existing companies that are thinking of expanding,” said Dr. Downey at the groundbreaking. “I think it will really help them as well.”

Rusty Noesner, founder of WarPaints, presented the lecture to about 50 attendees. The former Navy SEAL said,” For soldiers, sometimes dealing with everyday things is a challenge. With art therapy, it’s your world and you can go in and do what you want. Creativity allows you to go and grow slowly. It’s so rewarding and so awesome, we’ve got to share it with other veterans.”

The building is expected to cost $20 million and should be open for the fall semester of 2019. Following building construction tradition, the BRCC community was invited to sign the steel beam that was then set as the final piece of structural steel on July 3.


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EVENTS Lunch[time] and Learn


r avis Messick, Blue Ridge Community College’s adult admissions advisor, took to the road to spread the word about BRCC. During the lunchtime hours, Messick traveled to several libraries (and one restaurant) in the service area to help people apply to the College and discuss degrees and programs offered. The office of Outreach and Enrollment also conducted Fast-Track Registration and Info Sessions for one week in June at local libraries. Attendees could stop by (no RSVP needed) to learn more about BRCC programs, services, financial aid, and even apply and enroll in classes on-site. In addition, members of the College community volunteered at booths at the Augusta County and Rockingham County fair s to showcase our programs.

Bad Weather Cannot Keep BRCC from the Big Apple


ike the Post Office motto, “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night…,” dismal weather could not deter the BRCC spring break trip to New York City. (The word “spring” in “spring break” is a relative term.) When tour leader Martha Livick received an updated forecast that included a winter weather advisory, she decided to accelerate the departure time to the morning of March 7 instead of 5 pm. “The excitement of having another evening in NYC to enjoy the bright lights, sounds, and sites of Manhattan was extraordinary,” wrote Livick. As they traveled north, however, snow flurries began to sprinkle the route in Pennsylvania by mid-afternoon. Because of an accident on the interstate, the bus was re-routed to a smaller highway that was snow packed. Steve Hayes, the driver, had to slow the bus to 35 mph and “maneuver up the hilly highway amongst other small cars, snowplows, and stranded cars along the roadside” in an obstacle course.

Bowman Barn Home to Agribusiness Summit


S. Senator Mark Warner hosted an Agribusiness Summit in the Bowman Large Animal Teaching Facility at BRCC in May. The site is central to two of Virginia’s most impor tant agricultural counties – Augusta and Rockingham. More than 50 individuals representing family farms, transportation, banks, and various other ag-related businesses joined the Senator in lively discussion. The event specifically addressed the challenges facing the local agricultural community as well as touching on what is working for farms and ag businesses. Tariffs, transportation, and technology emerged as some of the most important themes from the event.

“Finally our ‘little engine’ couldn’t get over the last hill leading us back to the reopened interstate, and we were stuck,” Livick noted. “Steve was so patient, maneuvering that big bus back and forth numerous times only to be stalled on the hillside.” With help from the PA State Police and snowplows with chemicals and sand, the bus got back on the interstate, by then covered in 5-8 inches of fresh snow, to continue the journey to Manhattan. What was supposed to be a six-hour trip turned into an 11-hour odyssey! “The passengers endured this lengthy bus adventure with calmness and very good behavior, including three elementary-age children maintaining complete composure,” wrote Livick. The group found very little snow in Manhattan, so some of the travelers ventured to the streets of the Big Apple with wide-eyed excitement. The SGA funded NYC Explorer Passes for students, allowing them to choose three tour experiences from among 75 sites, and dinner at Ellen’s Stardust Diner, where servers entertain by singing and dancing throughout dinner. The Cultural Affairs Committee provided funding for students to see a Broadway show, Phantom of the Opera. Another activity enjoyed by all was a sightseeing luncheon cruise on the Hudson River aboard the New York Spirit. The intrepid travelers returned to Weyers Cave on Sunday in much calmer fashion. In an evaluation of the trip, a community member wrote, “I would like to thank BRCC for allowing me as a member of the Harrisonburg community to be a part of this trip. This tells me you see your institution as a community of learning, which shows you are open to changing aspects of learning to be successful.”


HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS FROM THE LAST 50 YEARS October 2, 1967—At 8 a.m., the first day of classes had arrived. Students came in surprising numbers. By the end of the first week, over 500 students were enrolled. By the end of the first academic year, over 900 students were enrolled. The Daily News-Record recorded the event: “Blue Ridge is enormously important in the Valley’s educational system. Its graduates should play important roles in the region’s progressive economy.” An open house in November drew 1,000 attendees to tour the new facility. Twelve, two-year Associate degree programs were offered.

1972—The Animal Technology program was introduced to train individuals to become veterinary technicians in animal hospitals, animal shelters, wildlife centers, and zoos.


1982-Highland County became the sixth regional sponsoring locality, joining Harrisonburg, Staunton, and Waynesboro and Augusta and Rockingham counties.

1977 1978-Twenty inches of snow caused the cancellation of classes for four days in January. Classes were rescheduled in March during spring break, causing much consternation among students.

1969—John Chiles, a dentist from Staunton, became the first African-American to serve on the College Board.

1984—In cooperation with Germanna Community College, BRCC introduced an AAS degree nursing.

HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS FROM 2017-18 There Goes the Sun


Hot Fun in the Summertime Smiling faces and active young minds in Learning Can Be Fun make the BRCC campus come alive in the heat of summer. Over half of the youngsters who have participated in LCBF over the years have gone on to take at least one credit class at BRCC.

The first day of classes, August 21, 2017, was one for the history books! “The Great American Eclipse,” a total solar eclipse visible in a band spanning the entire contiguous United States from coast to coast, also occurred that afternoon. As part of Welcome Week activities, the whole campus had a chance to view the eclipse using special glasses distributed by the Houff Library staff, or through a computerized telescope using a solar viewing filter supplied by Darrell Ralston, helpdesk technician.

Keep on Truckin’ Andrea Davis, who earned a CDL credential through a FastForward grant, was among a group of Virginia community college students recognized by Governor Terry McAuliffe during a ceremony celebrating the program’s success. Andrea’s compelling story, from incarceration to BRCC’s Enactus BRIDGE Program to earning her CDL to gainful employment with Western Express, is another shining example of how Blue Ridge changes lives.

Shiny Dancer As part of a SPECTRUM Multicultural Club meeting, Darly Giraldo, a student from Peru, showed everyone a traditional Peruvian dance. Learning about other cultures, through events like travel talks by our globetrotting faculty or international food days, is important at BRCC.


Thought for Food The 11th Hunger Symposium featured a variety of events, including fundraisers, a performance by a magician, panel discussions, and shown here, a hunger simulation. Students from two SDV classes were assigned roleplaying scenarios to help them understand what it means to be food insecure.

Thought for Food The 11th Hunger Symposium featured a variety of events, including fundraisers, a performance by a magician, panel discussions, and shown here, a hunger simulation. Students from two SDV classes were assigned roleplaying scenarios to help them understand what it means to be food insecure.

1989—Dr. James R. Perkins became the fourth president, serving from 1989-2009. Dr. Perkins used his two decades of experience in higher education to guide the College into a new decade and into the next century.

1999-G Building was named the Houff Student Center in recognition of continuing support from the Cletus and Charlotte Houff family.

2003—The Robert E. Plecker Workforce Center opened in September. Total financial aid awarded topped $2.7 million.

1987 1990—Dual Enrollment began with five partner schools and 336 students. DE allows juniors and seniors to enroll in BRCC courses taught at their high school and simultaneously earn high school and college credit. The program has grown to 17 participating high schools and over 600 students.

1997 1997—BRCC became the first college in the nation to offer Vet Tech classes via compressed video to a remote site. Twenty students at the Virginia Beach campus of Tidewater Community College tuned in to listen to Dr. Stuart Porter lecture.


2000-BRCC became the first community college in the Commonwealth to sign a Guaranteed Admissions Agreement with James Madison University.


High Hoops Before March Madness captured all the attention, the BRCC Intramural Basketball League kept the campus community’s eye on the bouncing ball. The league played on Sunday afternoons in the Rec Center gym and included co-ed teams of students, faculty, and staff. The 77ers emerged victorious!

On Parade

Plecker Gets Upgrade

BRCC has been participating in area parades for the past couple of year’s as an outreach effort. Here, students get ready to walk in the Staunton Holiday Parade on the Monday after Thanksgiving.

The BRCC Educational Foundation funded the replacement and upgrade to carpet for the multi-purpose room and tile for the conference room in the Robert E. Plecker Workforce Center, for a total of $28,150.


2012—The Center for Academic Vision and Excellence (CAVE) opened. The CAVE addressed the need for improved face-to-face connections with students to keep them engaged academically.

2006—A $1.9 million grant from US Department of Labor established a manufacturing technology simulation lab.

Pretty Pictures

Bikes and Dolls The Staff Association’s annual Angel Tree collection secured hundreds of gifts for the Staunton Salvation Army including several bicycles, games, toys, and clothing. Other holiday collections included petrelated items by the Vet Tech Club and a shoe drive for children in Haiti conducted by Enactus.

2015—The Educational Foundation’s 20th Spring Fling auction raised more than $70K. Fiscal year 2015-16 was the Foundation’s most successful fundraising year in almost a decade.

2011—The $7.2 million Advanced Technology Center opened. It is a LEED Gold certified facility.

Allison Funk, a 2011 BRCC graduate, spent two days on campus as Artist in Residence, showing off her skills in the ancient art of woodcut printmaking. Allison credits her time at Blue Ridge with helping her reconnect with her creative side, enabling her to transfer to William and Mary to study psychology and art.

Magical Transfer Tours In an effort to better prepare students for transferring to four-year schools, the Transfer Center offers free tours to several colleges, such as JMU, and pictured here, George Mason University. Students have the opportunity to meet with admissions staff, take a tour, and sample the dining facilities offered on campus.

Love Story with a Twist Featuring performers from JMU, MBU, and BRCC, and directed by adjunct faculty member Patrick New, the BRCC student production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was set in the years just after the American Civil War. Live Bluegrass music, masks, and a shared regional history helped re-tell this tragic love story in unique fashion.

The Patchwork Project Messages of hope, healing, and justice were part of a quilt that was on display when Sabrina Dorman-Andrew, co-founder and director of New Creation in Harrisonburg, came to campus to discuss one of the most serious human rights abuses in the 21st century: human trafficking.

2017 50th Anniversary Book The anniversary was commemorated and the history was documented in a book, “Blue Ridge Community College: Making a Difference for 50 Years,” written by faculty Julia Bland and Donna Ladd, and designed by graphic designer Lance Foster.

Hold Your Head Up Commencement 2018 was a warm, sunny, and exciting day on campus. Warren Wise, former Mathematics faculty member and BRCC grad, delivered the keynote. Over 1,100 degrees, certificates, and diplomas were awarded. In what has become a tradition over the past few years, many graduates decorated their mortarboards, as shown here.

Sounds of Science Middle school students had the opportunity to explore different types of technology during a free camp in June. They learned about drone technology, animation and game programming, cyber security, building a computer, and 3D printing.



Participants in noncredit training, workforce, and special interest programming

Financial Aid Awards


(in millions)

Total credit enrollment (Individuals)



Transfers to In-State Four-Year institutions (with or without a degree)

6293 5834 2013-14




2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 $14.3

Dual Enrollment


2013-14 2014-15




2015-16 2016-17 2017-18

$8,177 $7,290

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 * includes Blue Ridge Scholars from this year forward; a change in the implementation of placement testing affected this total

First-Generation to Attend College








$2,397 $2,510 $2,566

$2,626 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017

Distance Education

What are Students Studying










Fall 2017



























Total assets as of June 30 occupational/technical





Fall 2016

Foundation Assets







Fall 2015





Total Graduates*

In-state Average Public 4-Year Colleges


Fall 2014


(BRCC 15 credits)




Tuition & Fees

2044 1623



448 2

Fall 2013






$13,421,128 $13,527,827

$9,987,737 college transfer

10% 0

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18








Percentage of students taking at least one distance education course






2017-2018 Operating Expenditures Expenditures General Academic Instruction Remedial Instruction Vocational Education Community Education Academic Support Student Services Institutional Support Physical Plant Sponsored Programs SUBTOTAL

4,017,116 174,012 4,001,012 980,988 2,215,214 1,764,884 6,390,854 1,482,036 839,896 $21,866,013

18.37% 0.80% 18.30% 4.49% 10.13% 8.07% 29.23% 6.78% 3.84% 100.00%


1,368,564 251,433 $23,486,010

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

11,150,500 9,519,557 249,901 1,145,331 195,852 $22,261,140

Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation Board of Directors Cathleen P. Welsh, Chair Mary Louise Leake, Vice Chair John A. Downey, Secretary Cynthia F. Page, Treasurer Kelly R.S. Blosser Martha S. Livick Rob W. Cale Mary McDermott Karen C. Clark Beverly B. McGowan Kenneth S. Cleveland III Karen E. Santos Denise E. Dawson William M. Saxman Jr. Douglas G. Driver Jerry D. Sheets Silvia T. Garcia-Romero Alan L. Shelton Teresa H. Gauldin Matthias N. Smith Nancy L. Hulings Linnea J. Spradlin Camala B. Kite Pamela K. Ungar

Virginia Community College System - State Board for Community Colleges Glenn DuBois, Chancellor Eleanor Saslaw, Chair Robin Sullenberger, Vice Chair Yohannes Abraham Carolyn Berkowitz Nathaniel Bishop David E. Broder Darren Conner Edward Dalrymple Jr. Douglas M. Garcia Susan Tinsley Gooden William C. Hall Jr. Peggy Lane Joseph Smiddy, M.D. Senator Walter Stosch Molly Ward

50.09% 42.76% 1.12% 5.14% 0.88% 100.00%

Blue Ridge Community College Board John A. Downey, President Linda G. Reviea, Chair, City of Staunton Matthew C. Sunderlin, Vice Chair, Rockingham County John A. Downey, Secretary Rodney D. Alderfer, Rockingham County Michael Bedwell, Highland County Debra S. Callison, Augusta County Joyce L. Colemon, City of Waynesboro Lynn M. Diveley, Augusta County John L. Matherly, City of Waynesboro Beverly B. McGowan, City of Harrisonburg David R. Metz, City of Staunton Frank M. Tamberrino, City of Harrisonburg

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. James A. Armstrong* and Mrs. Dolly Armstrong* Dan and Nancy Brubaker Mr. Stephen P. Clark* Mr. Charles B. Cook* Dr. John A. and Sandy S. Downey Mr. and Mrs. David R. Eyler Ms. Sally F. Fulton Mrs. Julia N. Grandle Mrs. Ruth B. Grove* Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Henderson III Ms. Sylvia Honke* Mrs. Ola M. Hoover* Mr. John L. Hopkins III* and Mrs. Helen Hopkins Tim and Nancy Hulings Dr. Darrell W. Hurst* & Ms. Lida Hurst Lt. Col. James E. Jordan Jr.* Mary Louise Leake Dr. Paul E. Lee* Mr. Jim Lowdon* and Mrs. Jo Ann Miller Lowdon* John and Cathy Matherly Mr. and Mrs. Philip T. Moran Mr. and Mrs. John R. Mrotek Mr. William R. Oliver II Mr. Leonard G. Penland* Mr. Robert E. Plecker* and Mrs. Frances W. Plecker Stuart and Terry Porter Mrs. Emma M. Ramsey* Ms. Lynn T. Reams Mrs. Jane Ritchie Carl and Cheryl Rosberg Suzi and Jim Russell Art and 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

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 Michael B. Beahm Carolyn L. Beam Bruce M. Bowman DVM Debra Stiles Callison Gregory W. Campbell 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 (4) Dr. James A. Armstrong* and Mrs. Dolly 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. Debra Stiles Callison Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy Mr. Henry C. Clark* and Mrs. Mary Ann Clark* Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County ComSonics, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Crosby Crosby Trucking Service, Inc. Mr. Richard D. Davis* and Mrs. Diane Davis Dynamic Aviation Enactus J. Gray and Janet M. Ferguson Mr. and 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. and Mrs. William B. Holtzman Houff Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Z. Houff Dwight and Carolyn Houff INVISTA John and Cathy Matherly MGW Communications, Inc. Bill and Lisa Moore 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. and Mrs. L. Ronald Smith Mr. Lyall O. Steger Jr.* and Mrs. Catherine O. Steger Mr. and Mrs. Karl D. Stoltzfus Mr. Karl D. Stoltzfus Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Stoltzfus Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Strickler Transfer Associates, LLC Virginia Foundation for Community College Education Dr. and Mrs. Timothy R. Wade Ms. Roxie Houff White* Mr. Edward S. (Chip) Yates

2017-18 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, 2017 through June 30, 2018. 2017-18 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, 2017 through June 30, 2018. 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 Platinum Level - $5,000-9,999 Gold Level - $2,500-4,999 Silver Level - $1,000-2,499 Diamond Level Anonymous (3) Boxley Organization Augusta Health Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth D. Bowman Mr. & Mrs. Alphonso P. Boxley III Cadence, Inc. Debra Stiles Callison The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge Mrs. Diane Davis Enactus J. Gray & Janet M. Ferguson Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund A. Wesley Graves VI & Glenna M. Graves Holtzman Oil Corporation Mr. & Mrs. William B. Holtzman Houff Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Z. Houff Dwight & Carolyn Houff Houff Family Foundation Jim & Pam Huggins Mrs. Linda B. Light* & Mr. J. Douglas Light W. Price & S&ra Lineweaver John & Cathy Matherly Mary McDermott & Bill Jongeward Bill & Lisa Moore NTELOS Wireless Foundation Pepsi-Cola Bottling of Central Virginia Ms. Lynn T. Reams Robert Hopkins Strickler & Lorraine Warren Strickler Foundation Robert M. Reedy Revocable Trust Sentara RMH Medical Center Shen&oah Valley Pepsi Ms. Catherine Smithson Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Strickler Virginia Foundation for Community College Education Platinum Level Anonymous (2) The Appleseeds Foundation Bruce & Nancy Bowman Bridgewater Retirement Community Ms. Susan E. Buerkel Carr Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell O. Carr ComSonics, Inc. Harry F. Flippo & Margaret M. Flippo Foundation of The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County

Asa & Kathleen Graves Dental Health Associates Higher Education Research & David & Cindy Didawick Scholarship Foundation Endless Horizons InterChange First Baptist Church Rick & Laurie L&es Mr. & Mrs. John W. Flora Ms. Linda A. Mars Follett #618 / BRCC Bookstore MGW Communications, Inc. Follett Higher Education Group Dennis & Mary Jane Rawley Ms. Loretta G. Frantz Mrs. Jane W. Ritchie Dr. & Mrs. Rex M. Fuller Rocky & Brenda’s Gold & Silver ShopMr. & Mrs. Chris Gr&le Mr. & Mrs. L. Ronald Smith Mrs. Julia N. Gr&le Gold Level Anonymous (2) Daniel & Kelly Blosser Col. & Mrs. Jack Bowman Mr. & Mrs. A. Price Boxley IV Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth S. Clevel& III Dr. John A. & S&y S. Downey Douglas & Gayle Driver Dupont Community Credit Union Dynamic Aviation Mr. & Mrs. David T. Gauldin II Graves-Light Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors Dr. & Mrs. Charles H. Henderson III Tim & Nancy Hulings James McHone Antique Jewelry Mathers Construction Co. McHone Brothers, LLC Mr. James C. McHone Mr. & Mrs. Nol& McHone Neal & Ann Menefee The Neall Family Charitable Foundation John & Linda Neff John & Linda Neff Charitable Fund of The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County Dr. James R. Perkins Drs. Gerald & Audrey Perselay Mr. Murry Pitts Stuart & Terry Porter Rockingham Insurance Company Carl & Cheryl Rosberg Mr. William M. Saxman Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Karl D. Stoltzfus Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Stoltzfus Sunnyside Retirement Communities Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Swann Union Bank & Trust United Bank Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. (Chip) Yates Dr. & Mrs. Robert J. Young Silver Level Alpha Omega Wealth Management Augusta County Government Augusta County Schools Dr. & Mrs. Robert S. Baldygo Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund Bluestone Vineyard Bowman Family Dentistry Cynthia Q. Burnett Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Calvano Mr. Gregory W. Campbell Dr. Hilary Campbell & Mr. Josh Campbell City of Harrisonburg Government City of Staunton Government City of Waynesboro Government Clark & Bradshaw, P.C. Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper The Curtis Group Degesch America, Inc.

Mrs. Ann G. Grey H & R, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Howard Hahn Mr. W. John Hall Harrisonburg City Public Schools Mr. & Mrs. Curtis D. Hartman Mr. & Mrs. William L. Hausrath Ms. Carolyn Helmetsie Hollister Incorporated Mr. & Mrs. Dennis W. Houff Mr. & Mrs. Kern Houff Mr. & Mrs. Neil Houff Kevin & Terry Humphries Humphries Family Fund of The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County IDM Trucking Dr. Robert F. Jochen Amy Laser Kiger The Honorable & Mrs. Ross W. Krumm Dr. & Mrs. Daniel LaGrua Mr. & Mrs. Dale S. Lam Lantz Construction Company Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Laser LD&B Insurance & Financial Services Mary Louise Leake Lenhart Pettit Mr. & Mrs. Martin F. Lightsey Lions of Massanutten Foundation Lumos Networks Corp. Lumos Networks Foundation Massanutten Resort Mr. Thomas E. Mayer Mrs. Joyce A. McDonald Tom & Lori Mendez Mental Health America of Augusta Mr. & Mrs. David R. Metz MillerCoors Janice & Gary Moyers Rosalie M. Nicosia Ms. Cynthia F. Page & Dr. Ray Alderfer Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan D. Patton Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Pippert Mrs. Frances W. Plecker The Plecker Family Fund of The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County Mrs. Reba S. Rawley Bob & Linda Reviea Riddleberger Brothers Rockingham Cooperative Inc. Rockingham County Government Rockingham County Public Schools Mr. Victor M. Santos & Dr. Karen E. Santos SFCS Inc. Jerry & Lindy Sheets Mr. Alan L. Shelton & Ms. Jane Hubbell Shen&oah Corporation Shentel


Mr. & Mrs. H. Roller Shipplett Jr. Ms. Susie Shomo Mr. William F. Sowers Jr. Staunton City Schools Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Strickler Mr. Frank L. Summers* & Mrs. Nancy V. Summers Mr. & Mrs. Raymond D. Taylor II Dr. David J. Urso & Mrs. Carrie Urso Valley Real Estate Brokers, LLC Mr. & Mrs. Paul P. Vames Dr. & Mrs. T. Keith Vest Virginia Academy of Small Animal Medicine Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians Inc. Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Ward Waynesboro Public Schools Thomas & Cynthia Weidner Williams Brothers Lawn & Tree Service Mr. H. Joseph Williams V Ms. Carol A. Yetzer Ms. Rowan Zeiss Donors Anonymous (11) Rodney & Jenelle Alderfer Mr. & Mrs. Mark Alt AmazonSmile American Shakespeare Center Blackfriars Playhouse Mr. Ryan Amos Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Arkward Ms. Judy Armstrong Dr. Timothy W. Arnold Arts Council of the Valley Augusta Health Fitness Augusta True Value Avotek Ms. Pamela G. Bailey Baja Bean Co. Mr. & Mrs. Gary Baker Mr. & Mrs. Joe Ball Mr. & Mrs. Larry A. Barber Mrs. Cathy B. Barker Ms. Alex&ra M. Barre Mr. & Mrs. Brad Baylor Ms. Lesley I. Bayne Mr. Michael A. Bayne Gerry & Carolyn Beam Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Beam Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Beard The Beauty Spa Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bedwell Mr. & Mrs. Jim Belcher Mr. John M. Bell The Honorable & Mrs. Richard P. Bell Ms. Stacey Benner Ms. Susan W. Bevins Ms. Tena M. Bibb Big “L” Tire Company Mr. Gale E. Billhimer Captain & Mrs. Mark Black Dr. Tara Y. Blackwell & Mr. Robert Blackwell Mr. & Mrs. Gerald C. Bl& Blue Ridge Equine Clinic Blue Ridge Lumber Co. Blue Ridge Veterinary Medical Association Blue Stone Inn Mr. & Mrs. Steven R. Bothof Mr. & Mrs. Delmer G. Botkin

Mr. & Mrs. Gregory S. Botkin Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth R. Boward Mr. Brian K. Bowman Mr. & Mrs. Darrell S. Bowman Samuel R. Bowman, II Endowed Scholarship of The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County Mr. & Mrs. Travis Bowman Chester & Nancy Bradfield Chester & Nancy Bradfield Designated Pass-Through Fund of The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County Mr. Steven K. Bradley Ms. Jennifer P. Broadbent Broadway Timberville Rotary Club Ms. Loretta Brogan Mr. & Mrs. Robert K. Brown Dan & Nancy Brubaker Bradley & Velma Bryant Ms. Crystal Bryant Mr. & Mrs. Jared Burden Ms. Jane Burgess Mr. James Butler Mrs. Elizabeth J. Calabria Rob & Debbie Cale Camp Horizons Mr. & Mrs. William C. Campbell Dr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Capstack Mr. & Mrs. Henry B. Carey Cargill, Inc. Cargill/Timberville Ms. Krystal L. Carnahan Mrs. Linda Carver Mr. & Mrs. Mike Cash Cedar Hill Pottery Ms. Anne N. Chanthachaem Chesapeake Animal Hospital Ms. Sue Ellen Church Cici’s Pizza Ms. Maria J. Circosta Mr. & Mrs. James D. Clark Mr. & Mrs. William Clark Mr. & Mrs. Paul S. Cline Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Coffman Joyce L. Colemon Commonwealth Veterinary Clinic, P.C. Mr. & Mrs. William H. Conklin Mr. & Mrs. Robert Connelly Ms. Sally Jane Conner Mr. & Mrs. Gregory C. Cook Mr. & Mrs. Harold C. Cook Mr. Will Cottle Cottonwood Commercial Countryside Farm & Nurseries, LLC Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Cox Mrs. Colleen Coyner Mr. & Mrs. Scott Crabtree Cracker Barrel of Harrisonburg Ms. Sheri T. Craun Crickhollow Pottery Mr. & Mrs. Michael M. Cromer Mr. Michael A. White & Dr. Susan Crosby CrossKeys Vineyards Crown Jewelers Crutchfield Corporation Cupcake Company Mr. & Mrs. Michael T. Curran Dr. S&ra M. Curry D. Poynter & Company, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Dailey Daily News-Record Ms. Faison Dana

Mr. & Mrs. John B. Davis Ms. Margaret A. Davis Mr. & Mrs. Kenton B. Dawdy D.D. & Tom Dawson Dayton Tavern Ms. Stacy deCordova Mr. & Mrs. Emerson L. Deitz Delaware North at Shen&oah National Park Mr. & Mrs. Donald M. Denny Mr. & Mrs. Peter F. deVaux Ms. Joyce M. Diehl Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Diloreto Ms. Nichole M. Dimeo Mr. & Mrs. Lamine Diop Mr. & Mrs. Thomas K. DiPaola Dave & Lynn Diveley Dixie Gas & Oil Corporation Mr. & Mrs. James H. Dixon Grant & Claudette Doyle Ms. Shayna Driver E & M Auto Paint & Supply Corp. Eagle Carpet Mr. & Mrs. Rodney L. Eagle Mr. & Mrs. Christopher C. Earhart Eavers Tire Pros Mr. & Ms. Steven Eckstrom E-CLECTIBLES Eddie Edwards Signs Inc. Ms. Linda W. Edwards Mrs. Rebecca W. Eller Ms. Elizabeth A. Elsamman Emilio’s Italian Restaurant Mrs. Jeannie Errett Ms. Nicole J. Estes Mr. & Dr. Michael Evans Explore More Discovery Museum Ms. Elizabeth K. Fairback & Mr. Howard Berninger Ms. Christine M. Fasching-Maphis Mr. & Mrs. Eric Fauerbach Mr. & Mrs. Michael W. Fessier II Mr. & Mrs. T. Windsor Fields Ms. Stephanie O. Findley First Bank & Trust Co. First Bank & Trust Company Mr. & Mrs. Joseph G. Fitzgerald Mr. Mark S. Fitzgerald Mr. & Mrs. James D. Flower Flowers by Rose Mr. & Mrs. Lance Foster Fred & Gail Fox Gail P. & Frederick L. Fox Fund of The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County The Frame Factory & Gallery Mr. & Mrs. Daniel F. Fraser Ms. Joy Frazier-Earhart Mr. Gary Freeburg & Ms. Kathy Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. Michael S. Fulk Mr. & Mrs. David Fuller Ms. Hannah E. Fulton Ms. Sally F. Fulton Mr. & Mrs. Joseph K. Funkhouser II Mr. & Mrs. Aaron F. Furman Gacious Consignment Shop Mr. Hermilo Garcia & Mrs. Silvia T. Garcia-Romero Gardner Food Services LLC Dr. & Mrs. Frank Gearing III Jennifer & Fred Gentry Mr. Darrell E. Gilman Mark & Angie Glenn Mr. & Mrs. Scott Glenn GoMart Inc. The Honorable & Mrs. Robert Goodlatte II Mr. & Mrs. Matthew L. Goss Kurt & Dinah Gottschalk Mrs. Linda A. Greene Dr. Carole Grove Mr. Matthew O. Rodgers & Ms. Franki A. Hampton

Mr. John Hancock & Ms. Mary Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. John D. Hardy Mr. William Larry Harrell Ms. Mary W. Harrington Mr. Price H. Harris Dr. Reid Harris Harrisonburg Electric Commission Harrisonburg Family Fitness Ms. Megan Hartless Heifer Investments, LLC Mr. Jennings R. Heilig Ms. Carol Heizer, LVT Mr. & Mrs. Philip H. Henning Mr. & Mrs. Sterling Herbst Heritage Oaks Golf Course Hermitage Hill Farm Hershey Chocolate of Va., Inc. The Hershey Company High Tech Design & Day Spa Ms. Ashley Hiner Glenn M. & S&ra K. Hodge Ms. Nancy A. Holl& Mr. Brent Holsinger Mr. Ronald E. Holsinger Hometown Grill Hope Charitable Services, Inc. Mrs. Jacquelyn E. Horn Houff Transfer, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Zane Houff Mr. & Mrs. Larry O. Howard Jr. Ms. Maria Huber Mr. Gary W. Huffman Ms. Cathy J. Humphreys Mr. Buddy G. Hutchens The Honorable & Mrs. Bryan Hutcheson J&N Car Care James Madison University Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Ms. Theresea Janosky Ms. Marlena Y. Jarboe JEAN LLC Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan D. Jencks Jerusalem Chapel United Brethren Church Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Johnson Ms. Kelly E. Jones Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Juhasz Sally Justice & Bill Schulz Mr. & Mrs. James K. Kaeli Ms. Lisa Kara Ms. Sarah F. Kauffman Ms. Sarah S. Kay Ms. Elizabeth E. Kaylor Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey A. Keane Dr. Michele L. Kielty & Mr. Tim Smith Mr. & Mrs. John F. Kilby &y & Tami King Mr. Robert Kirby & Mrs. Vicki R. Kirby Robert & Camala Kite Kiwanis Club of Staunton Kjellstrom & Lee Construction Kline May Realty Kristen’s Travels Mr. & Mrs. Troy E. Kurtz Mr. & Mrs. David Ladd Dr. & Mrs. James C. LaGrua II Ms. Carla C. Lam Mrs. Catherine M. Lareau Dr. & Mrs. Eugene R. Lareau Mr. Mark LaRosa Ms. Suzanne H. Latimer Ms. Samantha K. Lawhorne Dave & Ann Leatherwood Mr. James Leech Avra & Kevin Leigh Lemons Jewelry Mr. Matthew R. Lempke Ms. Teresa D. Leonard Mr. & Mrs. Bruce F. Light Robert C. Light, Jr. Family Ms. Molly A. Lilly

Carl & Arnesa Lind Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm H. Livick Mrs. Martha S. Livick Local Chop & Grill House Ms. Cristy A. Long Mr. & Mrs. William C. Loomis III Mr. & Mrs. Larry Lotts LSC Communications Luray Caverns Corporation Mr. & Mrs. E. Houston Lynch Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Lyons Ms. Alohora Magowan Mr. & Mrs. Paul Malabad Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Mannix Mary N. Mannix & Frank A. Carey Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Manor Mr. & Ms. Steven R. Marshall Ms. Jessica L. Martinkosky Mary Baldwin University Mr. Jack Matheny Mr. John Maxfield Mr. William K. McAllister Mr. Kyle McCarrell Mr. & Mrs. Joel A. McCauley Ms. Chris McClintock Mr. & Mrs. John C. McCue III Mr. & Mrs. Steve McDonough Dr. & Mrs. John A. McGowan Dr. & Mrs. Gary McQuain Ms. Connie K. Medaris Mr. & Mrs. T. Carter Melton Jr. Mr. Todd A. Metzger Ellen & Laurie Miller Ms. Margaret M. Miller Mr. William A. Mohler Ms. Ruth D. Molony Mr. & Mrs. John H. Monger III Ms. Abigail L. Montgomery Ms. Marsha Moore Mr. & Mrs. Philip W. Moran Mr. & Mrs. Patrick J. Morgan Mr. Richard R. J. Morin Mr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Morris Mr. & Mrs. Edwin B. Morse Mrs. Rowe’s Family Restaurant Mt. Crawford Creamery Museum of American Frontier Culture Ms. Angela D. Neeper Mr. & Mrs. R&olph I. Nesselrodt Mr. & Mrs. Drew Newman Ms. Mary Sydnor Newman Estate of Charlotte W. Newton Mr. & Mrs. Tim Nicely Dr. & Mrs. Dennis G. Nielson Ms. Trudy E. Norfleet Mr. & Mrs. George B. Norris Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ricky A. Nunnally Ms. Carolyn S. Obaugh Mr. John O’Carroll Mr. Terrence O’Keefe Mr. & Mrs. Don Olender Mr. William R. Oliver II The Omni Homestead Resort Mr. & Mrs. James E. Oppy Mr. & Mrs. George W. Pace Papa John’s Pizza Ms. Karen Pape Parker Bows, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Pascale Mr. & Mrs. Edward C. Pease Mr. Wiley Perry Peterson Enterprises Roger & Kathy Peterson Mr. & Mrs. E. Wayne Pettit Mr. & Mrs. William L. Pfost Jr. Ms. Karen G. Piercy Mr. & Mrs. G. Leonard Pittman Jr. Ms. Patti Plecker Dr. & Mrs. Charles K. Polly Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Powell Ms. Danielle Powers Dale & Ginny Poynter Procon


Prospect Hill Mr. & Mrs. Kent L. Puffenbarger Mr. & Mrs. Mark W. Radecke Maggie Ragon & Nick Walge Mr. Darrell S. Ralston Mr. & Mrs. Russell W. Ralston Ms. Michele L. R&olph Mr. & Mrs. Howard Ratcliffe Dr. & Mrs. Kevin Ratliff Red Wing Roots Music Festival Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Reeks Ms. Agnes H. Rexrode Mr. James B. Richardson Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Grant A. Richardson Mr. & Mrs. James F. Richerson Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Ricketts III Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Ring Mr. & Mrs. Cameron Roberts Ms. Pamela L. Robertson Rocco Building Supply, LLC Rockingham Co-Op Farm Bureau, Inc. Ms. Ann S. Royer Suzi & Jim Russell S & W Home Appliance Corp. Mr. Eugene R. S&y Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy Santangelo Art & Jamie Schlappi Dr. & Mrs. Robert H. Sease Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Stephen B. See Sentara RMH Wellness Center Mr. Christopher Shaw Mr. & Mrs. Lowell H. Sheets Ms. Polly Ashby Sheets Shen&oah River Outfitters, Inc. Shen&oah Valley Kiwanis Club Shen&oah Valley Regional Airport Shen&oah Valley Society for Human Resource Management Ms. Mary C. Sherman Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Shifflett The Shoppes at Mauzy Monty & Rajan Shore Dr. & Mrs. C. Robert Showalter Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Showalter Shreckhise Shrubbery Sales & L&scaping Ms. Jennifer Simmers Mr. & Mrs. Douglas R. Simmers Ms. Jessica L. Sites Mr. & Mrs. Ben Skievaski Terry G. & Vickie G. Slaubaugh Ms. Cathy Sliwoski Mr. Don Flegal & Dr. M. Catherine Slusher Mr. Derek C. Smiley Mr. & Mrs. Frank Smiley Smiley’s Ice Cream Mr. & Mrs. Bill Smith Mr. & Mrs. Craig Smith Mr. & Mrs. K. David Smith Mr. & Mrs. Matthias N. Smith Ms. Morgan Smith Mr. & Mrs. Raymond D. Smith Jr. Smooth Day Spa Ms. Heather D. Soldato Carolyn Painter Spangler Ms. Charlene E. Spears Ms. Rosemary L. Spell Mr. Gerald Spence Mr. & Mrs. James Sponaugle Mr. & Mrs. Larry Spoon Spotswood Country Club Ms. Linnea J. Spradlin Mrs. Kathy S. Starick Staunton Rotary Club Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA Ms. Pat D. Steele Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Ward Steven Toyota Mr. Robert G. Stoddard & Mrs. Thalia G. Stoddard Mr. Karl Stoltzfus Jr.

Ms. Megan Stratford Mr. & Mrs. David W. Strickler Mrs. Judith S. Strickler Mr. & Mrs. Mark W. Strickler Mr. & Mrs. Scott W. Strickler Mr. & Mrs. Robin Sullenberger III Matthew & Lisa Sunderlin Frank & Charlotte Tamberrino Mr. Robert Tennyson Thomas House Restaurant Ms. Theresa Thomas Timberlake Smith Thomas & Moses PC Mr. & Mrs. James D. Todd Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Tracy Travel Leaders Kent Olson & Marsha Trimble Truck-Thermo King, Inc. Mr. Thomas Trykowski Dr. & Mrs. Francis S. Turnage Mr. & Mrs. Keith L. Turner Mr. Maurice Turner & Mrs. Ruth Jones Turner Travis & Dottie Tysinger Mr. Phill Ungar & Dr. Pam Ungar Valley Career & Technical Center Dr. Bret A. VanLear Mr. & Mrs. James H. Vass Mr. & Mrs. William L. Vaughn Verizon Foundation Virginia Community College Association Virginia Well Drilling, Inc. Dr. Daniel Wachspress Walmart Stores, Inc. Washington Redskins/Community Effort Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey D. Watros Waynesboro Garden Center Mr. Scott M. Weisenborn Wells Fargo FoundationEducational Matching Gifts Cathy Welsh & John Brimmer Mr. & Mrs. Hugh E. Westfall Weyers Cave Women’s Club White Oak Lavender Mr. & Mrs. Toby D. Whitesell Mr. & Mrs. Terry Whitmore WHSV-TV Mr. David Wigginton & Dr. Karen Wigginton Mr. Chapman W. Williams Mr. & Mrs. H. Joseph Williams IV Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd L. Willis Mr. Tom Wilson Mr. & Mrs. O. Walton Wine Jr. Ms. Regenia Wine Wintergreen Resort Mr. & Mrs. Warren E. Wise Mrs. Kimberly Wood Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum WVPT- Virginia’s Public Television Ms. Brenda L. Yankey & Mr. Wayne Orebaugh Mr. Michael D. Yankey Ms. Pamyla A. Yates Mr. John R. York Ms. Kristina A. Zaccaria Mr. & Mrs. Mario Zaccaria Mr. & Mrs. Robert Zaccaria Mr. Silvio Zaccaria* & Mrs. Sharon Zaccaria Mr. Nick S. Zawhorodny Bob & Bonnie Zickefoose Mr. & Mrs. Alan D. Zigler *Deceased

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