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Non Profit Org. U. S. Postage and Fees Paid BRCC

Spring 2013

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Spring Fling kicks off at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 12th, and is your one-stop shop for spa and fitness packages, restaurant gift certificates, overnight getaways, fabulous vacations, family fun (including canoeing, camping, and passes for local landmarks and historical sites), landscaping services, artwork, handmade quilts, jewelry, and tickets for plays and sporting events! So come and bid on your favorite items and help BRCC raise funds to respond to educational needs of the central Shenandoah Valley.

Spring Fling Auction Friday, April 12, 2013

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Make plans now to join us for the annual Spring Fling Auction on Friday, April 12th. This year’s theme is Western Hoedown, so breakout the cowboy boots and Stetson and you could win a prize for best dressed! Our Diamond sponsor, Moseley Architects, along with our Platinum sponsors Beam Bros. Trucking and GravesLight Wealth Management of Wells Fargo Advisors, invite you to join them for the silent auction at 6:00 p.m. and the live auction beginning at 7:45 p.m. in the Robert E. Plecker Workforce Center.

In addition to our sponsors already featured, the Foundation would also like to recognize Silver sponsors: Bowman Family Dentistry, Diveley Lind & Associates LLC, Interchange, John L. Matherly CPA, McDonalds/APB Management/APB Restaurants, Riddleberger Brothers Inc., and the Rockingham Group; as well as Bronze sponsors: Dental Health Associates, Frontier Community Bank, Hollister, Houff Transfer, Inc., Lenhart Obenshain PC, Pepsi-Cola Bottling of Central Virginia, REO Distribution, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative, Union First Market Bank, and Thomas and Cynthia Weidner. Tickets for this event are $60, and space is limited. If you would like to attend or sponsor the event, or donate an auction item, please contact Sally Jane Conner at (540) 453-2203 or conners@brcc.edu.

Diamond Sponsor: Moseley Architects

Texas Two-Step quilt. Donated by Cathy Matherly and Larry and Bonnie Spoon

One week getaway to the Florida Keys. Donated by Chris and Julia Bland

Nikon Coolpix S3300 digital camera, with Picture Keeper automatic photo backup device and camera case. Donated by Crutchfield Corporation

One hour musical performance. Jeremy Staubus and either his trio or full band will perform a one hour set for the buyer. Jeremy can sing anything from CCR to Johnny Cash, along with his award winning originals, www. jeremystaubus.com. Donated by Jeremy Staubus

Williamsburg 4-day, 3-night Getaway. Donated by Martha Livick

One-year carwash pass for unlimited cloth car washes at any Peterson’s Car Wash facility. Donated by Peterson’s Car Wash

Mid-week overnight stay for two with breakfast at The Homestead. Donated by The Homestead, Hot Springs

Gourmet cooking class for eight. Donated by Tom and Tassie Pippert

May 11, 2013, 10:00 a.m., Campus Commons

Gift certificate for a classic massage and classic European facial at La Vie Medi-Spa. Donated by Augusta Health, Fishersville

BRCC Commencement Ceremony

April 12, 2013, 6:00 p.m., Robert E. Plecker Workforce Center

Gold Sponsor: RMH Healthcare

18th Annual Spring Fling Auction

Two tickets and a parking pass for a 2013 Washington Redskins home game. Donated by Diveley Lind and Associates, LLC

Save the Date!

Address Service Requested

Platinum Sponsors: Beam Bros. Trucking, Inc.; Graves • Light Wealth Management Group

Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation, Inc. P. O. Box 80 Weyers Cave, VA 24486 (540) 453-2211 www.brcc.edu/EdFound

Spring Fling supporters always embrace the event’s theme, as evidenced by attendees showing their School Spirit last year!

Sampling of auction items:

BRCC Educational Foundation Board Chair Debra S. Callison Vice-Chair Thomas C. Mendez Secretary John A. Downey Treasurer Robert S. Baldygo John S. Barret Tony E. Biller Alphonso P. Boxley III Gregory W. Campbell

Stephen W. Claffey Laura Lee Conklin Denise E. (D.D.) Dawson Lawrence H. Hoover Jr. Nancy Hulings Carl G. Lind

Martha Livick Mary N. Mannix John L. Matherly Mary McDermott Stacey D. Strawn Steven E. Stroop

Don (Robin) Sullenberger III Alan J. Sweet Travis J. Tysinger Cynthia Weidner Cathleen P. Welsh

Community Link is an official publication of the Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation, Inc. It is distributed to friends in the Shenandoah Valley, as well as BRCC faculty and staff, and is published quarterly by the Development Office, Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA 24486. If you have any questions or comments regarding this publication, please contact Angie Glenn, Development Services Coordinator, at (540) 453-2307 or glenna@brcc.edu. Additional articles can be found at http://community.brcc.edu/link/.


If not me, who; if not now, when? -Ronald Reagan

BRCC Enactus Returns to Haiti

. . . you believe that Blue Ridge Community College is a valuable asset in our community; and,

“While visiting legislators I spoke to Delegates Steven Landes and Richard Bell about what BRCC has done for me and why it’s so important in my life.

. . . you personally know of community neighbors, family members, friends, or area businesses that have benefited from the college’s programs; and,

But . . . . . . you are not in a position to make an outright gift commitment just yet; and, . . . you are concerned about how little you are earning on your CDs and money-market accounts;

Jessica Romero, Storm Butler-Hall, Yenny Hevener, Cristyn Filla, and Mitch Grenzabach, members of BRCC Enactus (formerly BRCC SIFE), traveled to Haiti in January. This was BRCC Enactus’ seventh trip to Haiti. According to their faculty advisor, Rebecca Evans, the students “definitely impacted thousands of people in this one trip, and represented BRCC in a way I can only define as exceptional!” Students blogged about their experiences daily. If you would like to read more about their travels, go to http://community.brcc.edu/haiti/.

Then . . . . . . you may be a good candidate for a CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY. Here’s how a gift annuity works: In exchange for your commitment of $10,000 or more in cash or stock to fund a charitable annuity contract with Blue Ridge . . . You will receive a guaranteed income for life. You will receive an immediate income tax charitable deduction; and, At the end of your life (or lives, in the case of a husband and wife), any dollars remaining in the annuity contract will come to Blue Ridge for a Board-approved program area of your choosing.

BRCC Enactus members taught Haitians about bioprocessing and how to use trash to create fuel through the use of a biomass press.

It’s Win/Win

Dr. Bruce Bowman, chairperson of the Blue Ridge Community College Board, was the recipient of the 2012 Chairman’s Award for College Board Member Exemplary Service presented by the State Board for Virginia’s Community Colleges. This award recognizes outstanding service by a currently serving community college board member. Dr. Bowman, a BRCC alumnus, has a long history of service on both the college’s Local Board and the Educational Foundation Board. “Dr. Bowman is one of BRCC’s most effective advocates. As a BRCC graduate, he tells his own compelling story of how the college helped him get started toward his goal of becoming a veterinarian. As someone who has hired graduates of Blue Ridge Community College, he articulates well the important role the College plays in our local workforce. Finally, as our Local Board Chair and donor, he is a strong advocate in the community about the mission of the College and the vital work we do for students and employers,” said BRCC President John Downey.

I mentored at Clymore Elementary School, graduated Fort Defiance High School with honors, and was the first of my family to pursue a higher education. I want to become a first grade teacher and James Madison University was definitely the school of my choice. When I realized how expensive JMU was my education options soon A group of BRCC students and administrators traveled to began to change. I was not going Richmond in January to thank local legislators for their support of BRCC and to encourage their continued commitment to to be able to afford JMU and felt as higher education in the Commonwealth. From left to right: Bob though I wasn’t going to be able to Baldygo, Natasha D’Souza, Janelly Lopez, Steve Landes, Kim achieve my dream. Someone soon Williams, Alejandra Rodriguez, Matt Morris, and John Downey. talked to me about Blue Ridge and said that it was a lot more affordable than a university. So I applied for financial aid, enrolled in Blue Ridge, and was about to begin classes, but was afraid that I wouldn’t like it. As the first week of classes were almost over, I realized that I was surrounded by many new and great friends. I enrolled in a multicultural club called Spectrum and am now secretary of the club. I have about a year left at Blue Ridge and will then transfer to James Madison University as a junior. I will get my Bachelor’s degree then my masters, and plan to become an elementary school teacher.

For details about how a gift annuity arrangement may help you achieve your personal financial goals, and help fund that important work of Blue Ridge Community College, please contact Sally Jane Conner at BRCC, P. O. Box 80, Weyers Cave, Virginia 24486; or contact her directly at 540.453.2203 or at ConnerS@brcc.edu.

BRCC Board Member Garners State Award

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BRCC student, Janelly Lopez (pictured below) blogged about her experience at http:// www.vahighered.com/, a blog dedicated to updating Virginians on the latest news and information about Virginia higher education and Virginia’s Community Colleges. Here is an excerpt from her post:

If . . .

. . . you would like to support the work of the college over time;

BRCC Provides Opportunity

The team helped seven very impoverished women to start their own solar light businesses. The entrepreneurs will rent the lights to villagers, and the lights will provide safe lighting for homes, as opposed to using dangerous (and more expensive) kerosene and coal. These lights will also save the villagers money and dramatically improve their quality of life.

If it wasn’t for Blue Ridge — I would have never had the opportunity to get a higher education.”

BRCC Alumni Quick Quotes

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We recently asked BRCC Alumni to tell us how BRCC made a difference in their life, and we received some wonderful responses! Watch future issues of Community Link for some great BRCC alumni success stories that showcase how your investment in BRCC changes lives.

Enactus members gave away over 150 pairs of shoes and measured another 140 people for future distribution.

Students met with the children at the BRCC SIFE/ Davis School for the Disabled in Riviere Froide and the orphanage in Port au Prince, and even hosted a “Gangnam Style” dance party for hundreds of children.

I started my education at BRCC. I didn’t have the money, high school grades, or study skills to succeed at a four-year institution. After receiving my Associate’s degree from BRCC, I went on to graduate from Virginia Tech in engineering with academic honors, earn a master degree from JMU in education, and complete a doctorate in educational leadership from SU. I’ve published articles in several national journals and written an advanced statistics college textbook. Now, I am a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) coordinator for Harrisonburg City Schools. I also serve as an adjunct instructor for undergraduate science courses at JMU, graduate teacher education courses at Mary Baldwin College, and graduate statistics courses at SU. BRCC allowed me to develop the academic skill set to succeed at various universities in rigorous programs. Success at BRCC allowed me to “prove” myself to the admissions gatekeepers at VT and earn a full academic scholarship to complete my undergraduate degree. -Greg Corder, BRCC ’94, STEM Coordinator, Harrisonburg City Schools


If not me, who; if not now, when? -Ronald Reagan

BRCC Enactus Returns to Haiti

. . . you believe that Blue Ridge Community College is a valuable asset in our community; and,

“While visiting legislators I spoke to Delegates Steven Landes and Richard Bell about what BRCC has done for me and why it’s so important in my life.

. . . you personally know of community neighbors, family members, friends, or area businesses that have benefited from the college’s programs; and,

But . . . . . . you are not in a position to make an outright gift commitment just yet; and, . . . you are concerned about how little you are earning on your CDs and money-market accounts;

Jessica Romero, Storm Butler-Hall, Yenny Hevener, Cristyn Filla, and Mitch Grenzabach, members of BRCC Enactus (formerly BRCC SIFE), traveled to Haiti in January. This was BRCC Enactus’ seventh trip to Haiti. According to their faculty advisor, Rebecca Evans, the students “definitely impacted thousands of people in this one trip, and represented BRCC in a way I can only define as exceptional!” Students blogged about their experiences daily. If you would like to read more about their travels, go to http://community.brcc.edu/haiti/.

Then . . . . . . you may be a good candidate for a CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY. Here’s how a gift annuity works: In exchange for your commitment of $10,000 or more in cash or stock to fund a charitable annuity contract with Blue Ridge . . . You will receive a guaranteed income for life. You will receive an immediate income tax charitable deduction; and, At the end of your life (or lives, in the case of a husband and wife), any dollars remaining in the annuity contract will come to Blue Ridge for a Board-approved program area of your choosing.

BRCC Enactus members taught Haitians about bioprocessing and how to use trash to create fuel through the use of a biomass press.

It’s Win/Win

Dr. Bruce Bowman, chairperson of the Blue Ridge Community College Board, was the recipient of the 2012 Chairman’s Award for College Board Member Exemplary Service presented by the State Board for Virginia’s Community Colleges. This award recognizes outstanding service by a currently serving community college board member. Dr. Bowman, a BRCC alumnus, has a long history of service on both the college’s Local Board and the Educational Foundation Board. “Dr. Bowman is one of BRCC’s most effective advocates. As a BRCC graduate, he tells his own compelling story of how the college helped him get started toward his goal of becoming a veterinarian. As someone who has hired graduates of Blue Ridge Community College, he articulates well the important role the College plays in our local workforce. Finally, as our Local Board Chair and donor, he is a strong advocate in the community about the mission of the College and the vital work we do for students and employers,” said BRCC President John Downey.

I mentored at Clymore Elementary School, graduated Fort Defiance High School with honors, and was the first of my family to pursue a higher education. I want to become a first grade teacher and James Madison University was definitely the school of my choice. When I realized how expensive JMU was my education options soon A group of BRCC students and administrators traveled to began to change. I was not going Richmond in January to thank local legislators for their support of BRCC and to encourage their continued commitment to to be able to afford JMU and felt as higher education in the Commonwealth. From left to right: Bob though I wasn’t going to be able to Baldygo, Natasha D’Souza, Janelly Lopez, Steve Landes, Kim achieve my dream. Someone soon Williams, Alejandra Rodriguez, Matt Morris, and John Downey. talked to me about Blue Ridge and said that it was a lot more affordable than a university. So I applied for financial aid, enrolled in Blue Ridge, and was about to begin classes, but was afraid that I wouldn’t like it. As the first week of classes were almost over, I realized that I was surrounded by many new and great friends. I enrolled in a multicultural club called Spectrum and am now secretary of the club. I have about a year left at Blue Ridge and will then transfer to James Madison University as a junior. I will get my Bachelor’s degree then my masters, and plan to become an elementary school teacher.

For details about how a gift annuity arrangement may help you achieve your personal financial goals, and help fund that important work of Blue Ridge Community College, please contact Sally Jane Conner at BRCC, P. O. Box 80, Weyers Cave, Virginia 24486; or contact her directly at 540.453.2203 or at ConnerS@brcc.edu.

BRCC Board Member Garners State Award

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BRCC student, Janelly Lopez (pictured below) blogged about her experience at http:// www.vahighered.com/, a blog dedicated to updating Virginians on the latest news and information about Virginia higher education and Virginia’s Community Colleges. Here is an excerpt from her post:

If . . .

. . . you would like to support the work of the college over time;

BRCC Provides Opportunity

The team helped seven very impoverished women to start their own solar light businesses. The entrepreneurs will rent the lights to villagers, and the lights will provide safe lighting for homes, as opposed to using dangerous (and more expensive) kerosene and coal. These lights will also save the villagers money and dramatically improve their quality of life.

If it wasn’t for Blue Ridge — I would have never had the opportunity to get a higher education.”

BRCC Alumni Quick Quotes

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We recently asked BRCC Alumni to tell us how BRCC made a difference in their life, and we received some wonderful responses! Watch future issues of Community Link for some great BRCC alumni success stories that showcase how your investment in BRCC changes lives.

Enactus members gave away over 150 pairs of shoes and measured another 140 people for future distribution.

Students met with the children at the BRCC SIFE/ Davis School for the Disabled in Riviere Froide and the orphanage in Port au Prince, and even hosted a “Gangnam Style” dance party for hundreds of children.

I started my education at BRCC. I didn’t have the money, high school grades, or study skills to succeed at a four-year institution. After receiving my Associate’s degree from BRCC, I went on to graduate from Virginia Tech in engineering with academic honors, earn a master degree from JMU in education, and complete a doctorate in educational leadership from SU. I’ve published articles in several national journals and written an advanced statistics college textbook. Now, I am a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) coordinator for Harrisonburg City Schools. I also serve as an adjunct instructor for undergraduate science courses at JMU, graduate teacher education courses at Mary Baldwin College, and graduate statistics courses at SU. BRCC allowed me to develop the academic skill set to succeed at various universities in rigorous programs. Success at BRCC allowed me to “prove” myself to the admissions gatekeepers at VT and earn a full academic scholarship to complete my undergraduate degree. -Greg Corder, BRCC ’94, STEM Coordinator, Harrisonburg City Schools


If not me, who; if not now, when? -Ronald Reagan

BRCC Enactus Returns to Haiti

. . . you believe that Blue Ridge Community College is a valuable asset in our community; and,

“While visiting legislators I spoke to Delegates Steven Landes and Richard Bell about what BRCC has done for me and why it’s so important in my life.

. . . you personally know of community neighbors, family members, friends, or area businesses that have benefited from the college’s programs; and,

But . . . . . . you are not in a position to make an outright gift commitment just yet; and, . . . you are concerned about how little you are earning on your CDs and money-market accounts;

Jessica Romero, Storm Butler-Hall, Yenny Hevener, Cristyn Filla, and Mitch Grenzabach, members of BRCC Enactus (formerly BRCC SIFE), traveled to Haiti in January. This was BRCC Enactus’ seventh trip to Haiti. According to their faculty advisor, Rebecca Evans, the students “definitely impacted thousands of people in this one trip, and represented BRCC in a way I can only define as exceptional!” Students blogged about their experiences daily. If you would like to read more about their travels, go to http://community.brcc.edu/haiti/.

Then . . . . . . you may be a good candidate for a CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY. Here’s how a gift annuity works: In exchange for your commitment of $10,000 or more in cash or stock to fund a charitable annuity contract with Blue Ridge . . . You will receive a guaranteed income for life. You will receive an immediate income tax charitable deduction; and, At the end of your life (or lives, in the case of a husband and wife), any dollars remaining in the annuity contract will come to Blue Ridge for a Board-approved program area of your choosing.

BRCC Enactus members taught Haitians about bioprocessing and how to use trash to create fuel through the use of a biomass press.

It’s Win/Win

Dr. Bruce Bowman, chairperson of the Blue Ridge Community College Board, was the recipient of the 2012 Chairman’s Award for College Board Member Exemplary Service presented by the State Board for Virginia’s Community Colleges. This award recognizes outstanding service by a currently serving community college board member. Dr. Bowman, a BRCC alumnus, has a long history of service on both the college’s Local Board and the Educational Foundation Board. “Dr. Bowman is one of BRCC’s most effective advocates. As a BRCC graduate, he tells his own compelling story of how the college helped him get started toward his goal of becoming a veterinarian. As someone who has hired graduates of Blue Ridge Community College, he articulates well the important role the College plays in our local workforce. Finally, as our Local Board Chair and donor, he is a strong advocate in the community about the mission of the College and the vital work we do for students and employers,” said BRCC President John Downey.

I mentored at Clymore Elementary School, graduated Fort Defiance High School with honors, and was the first of my family to pursue a higher education. I want to become a first grade teacher and James Madison University was definitely the school of my choice. When I realized how expensive JMU was my education options soon A group of BRCC students and administrators traveled to began to change. I was not going Richmond in January to thank local legislators for their support of BRCC and to encourage their continued commitment to to be able to afford JMU and felt as higher education in the Commonwealth. From left to right: Bob though I wasn’t going to be able to Baldygo, Natasha D’Souza, Janelly Lopez, Steve Landes, Kim achieve my dream. Someone soon Williams, Alejandra Rodriguez, Matt Morris, and John Downey. talked to me about Blue Ridge and said that it was a lot more affordable than a university. So I applied for financial aid, enrolled in Blue Ridge, and was about to begin classes, but was afraid that I wouldn’t like it. As the first week of classes were almost over, I realized that I was surrounded by many new and great friends. I enrolled in a multicultural club called Spectrum and am now secretary of the club. I have about a year left at Blue Ridge and will then transfer to James Madison University as a junior. I will get my Bachelor’s degree then my masters, and plan to become an elementary school teacher.

For details about how a gift annuity arrangement may help you achieve your personal financial goals, and help fund that important work of Blue Ridge Community College, please contact Sally Jane Conner at BRCC, P. O. Box 80, Weyers Cave, Virginia 24486; or contact her directly at 540.453.2203 or at ConnerS@brcc.edu.

BRCC Board Member Garners State Award

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BRCC student, Janelly Lopez (pictured below) blogged about her experience at http:// www.vahighered.com/, a blog dedicated to updating Virginians on the latest news and information about Virginia higher education and Virginia’s Community Colleges. Here is an excerpt from her post:

If . . .

. . . you would like to support the work of the college over time;

BRCC Provides Opportunity

The team helped seven very impoverished women to start their own solar light businesses. The entrepreneurs will rent the lights to villagers, and the lights will provide safe lighting for homes, as opposed to using dangerous (and more expensive) kerosene and coal. These lights will also save the villagers money and dramatically improve their quality of life.

If it wasn’t for Blue Ridge — I would have never had the opportunity to get a higher education.”

BRCC Alumni Quick Quotes

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We recently asked BRCC Alumni to tell us how BRCC made a difference in their life, and we received some wonderful responses! Watch future issues of Community Link for some great BRCC alumni success stories that showcase how your investment in BRCC changes lives.

Enactus members gave away over 150 pairs of shoes and measured another 140 people for future distribution.

Students met with the children at the BRCC SIFE/ Davis School for the Disabled in Riviere Froide and the orphanage in Port au Prince, and even hosted a “Gangnam Style” dance party for hundreds of children.

I started my education at BRCC. I didn’t have the money, high school grades, or study skills to succeed at a four-year institution. After receiving my Associate’s degree from BRCC, I went on to graduate from Virginia Tech in engineering with academic honors, earn a master degree from JMU in education, and complete a doctorate in educational leadership from SU. I’ve published articles in several national journals and written an advanced statistics college textbook. Now, I am a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) coordinator for Harrisonburg City Schools. I also serve as an adjunct instructor for undergraduate science courses at JMU, graduate teacher education courses at Mary Baldwin College, and graduate statistics courses at SU. BRCC allowed me to develop the academic skill set to succeed at various universities in rigorous programs. Success at BRCC allowed me to “prove” myself to the admissions gatekeepers at VT and earn a full academic scholarship to complete my undergraduate degree. -Greg Corder, BRCC ’94, STEM Coordinator, Harrisonburg City Schools


Non Profit Org. U. S. Postage and Fees Paid BRCC

Spring 2013

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Spring Fling kicks off at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 12th, and is your one-stop shop for spa and fitness packages, restaurant gift certificates, overnight getaways, fabulous vacations, family fun (including canoeing, camping, and passes for local landmarks and historical sites), landscaping services, artwork, handmade quilts, jewelry, and tickets for plays and sporting events! So come and bid on your favorite items and help BRCC raise funds to respond to educational needs of the central Shenandoah Valley.

Spring Fling Auction Friday, April 12, 2013

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Make plans now to join us for the annual Spring Fling Auction on Friday, April 12th. This year’s theme is Western Hoedown, so breakout the cowboy boots and Stetson and you could win a prize for best dressed! Our Diamond sponsor, Moseley Architects, along with our Platinum sponsors Beam Bros. Trucking and GravesLight Wealth Management of Wells Fargo Advisors, invite you to join them for the silent auction at 6:00 p.m. and the live auction beginning at 7:45 p.m. in the Robert E. Plecker Workforce Center.

In addition to our sponsors already featured, the Foundation would also like to recognize Silver sponsors: Bowman Family Dentistry, Diveley Lind & Associates LLC, Interchange, John L. Matherly CPA, McDonalds/APB Management/APB Restaurants, Riddleberger Brothers Inc., and the Rockingham Group; as well as Bronze sponsors: Dental Health Associates, Frontier Community Bank, Hollister, Houff Transfer, Inc., Lenhart Obenshain PC, Pepsi-Cola Bottling of Central Virginia, REO Distribution, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative, Union First Market Bank, and Thomas and Cynthia Weidner. Tickets for this event are $60, and space is limited. If you would like to attend or sponsor the event, or donate an auction item, please contact Sally Jane Conner at (540) 453-2203 or conners@brcc.edu.

Diamond Sponsor: Moseley Architects

Texas Two-Step quilt. Donated by Cathy Matherly and Larry and Bonnie Spoon

One week getaway to the Florida Keys. Donated by Chris and Julia Bland

Nikon Coolpix S3300 digital camera, with Picture Keeper automatic photo backup device and camera case. Donated by Crutchfield Corporation

One hour musical performance. Jeremy Staubus and either his trio or full band will perform a one hour set for the buyer. Jeremy can sing anything from CCR to Johnny Cash, along with his award winning originals, www. jeremystaubus.com. Donated by Jeremy Staubus

Williamsburg 4-day, 3-night Getaway. Donated by Martha Livick

One-year carwash pass for unlimited cloth car washes at any Peterson’s Car Wash facility. Donated by Peterson’s Car Wash

Mid-week overnight stay for two with breakfast at The Homestead. Donated by The Homestead, Hot Springs

Gourmet cooking class for eight. Donated by Tom and Tassie Pippert

May 11, 2013, 10:00 a.m., Campus Commons

Gift certificate for a classic massage and classic European facial at La Vie Medi-Spa. Donated by Augusta Health, Fishersville

BRCC Commencement Ceremony

April 12, 2013, 6:00 p.m., Robert E. Plecker Workforce Center

Gold Sponsor: RMH Healthcare

18th Annual Spring Fling Auction

Two tickets and a parking pass for a 2013 Washington Redskins home game. Donated by Diveley Lind and Associates, LLC

Save the Date!

Address Service Requested

Platinum Sponsors: Beam Bros. Trucking, Inc.; Graves • Light Wealth Management Group

Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation, Inc. P. O. Box 80 Weyers Cave, VA 24486 (540) 453-2211 www.brcc.edu/EdFound

Spring Fling supporters always embrace the event’s theme, as evidenced by attendees showing their School Spirit last year!

Sampling of auction items:

BRCC Educational Foundation Board Chair Debra S. Callison Vice-Chair Thomas C. Mendez Secretary John A. Downey Treasurer Robert S. Baldygo John S. Barret Tony E. Biller Alphonso P. Boxley III Gregory W. Campbell

Stephen W. Claffey Laura Lee Conklin Denise E. (D.D.) Dawson Lawrence H. Hoover Jr. Nancy Hulings Carl G. Lind

Martha Livick Mary N. Mannix John L. Matherly Mary McDermott Stacey D. Strawn Steven E. Stroop

Don (Robin) Sullenberger III Alan J. Sweet Travis J. Tysinger Cynthia Weidner Cathleen P. Welsh

Community Link is an official publication of the Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation, Inc. It is distributed to friends in the Shenandoah Valley, as well as BRCC faculty and staff, and is published quarterly by the Development Office, Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA 24486. If you have any questions or comments regarding this publication, please contact Angie Glenn, Development Services Coordinator, at (540) 453-2307 or glenna@brcc.edu. Additional articles can be found at http://community.brcc.edu/link/.


Non Profit Org. U. S. Postage and Fees Paid BRCC

Spring 2013

S

Spring Fling kicks off at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 12th, and is your one-stop shop for spa and fitness packages, restaurant gift certificates, overnight getaways, fabulous vacations, family fun (including canoeing, camping, and passes for local landmarks and historical sites), landscaping services, artwork, handmade quilts, jewelry, and tickets for plays and sporting events! So come and bid on your favorite items and help BRCC raise funds to respond to educational needs of the central Shenandoah Valley.

Spring Fling Auction Friday, April 12, 2013

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Make plans now to join us for the annual Spring Fling Auction on Friday, April 12th. This year’s theme is Western Hoedown, so breakout the cowboy boots and Stetson and you could win a prize for best dressed! Our Diamond sponsor, Moseley Architects, along with our Platinum sponsors Beam Bros. Trucking and GravesLight Wealth Management of Wells Fargo Advisors, invite you to join them for the silent auction at 6:00 p.m. and the live auction beginning at 7:45 p.m. in the Robert E. Plecker Workforce Center.

In addition to our sponsors already featured, the Foundation would also like to recognize Silver sponsors: Bowman Family Dentistry, Diveley Lind & Associates LLC, Interchange, John L. Matherly CPA, McDonalds/APB Management/APB Restaurants, Riddleberger Brothers Inc., and the Rockingham Group; as well as Bronze sponsors: Dental Health Associates, Frontier Community Bank, Hollister, Houff Transfer, Inc., Lenhart Obenshain PC, Pepsi-Cola Bottling of Central Virginia, REO Distribution, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative, Union First Market Bank, and Thomas and Cynthia Weidner. Tickets for this event are $60, and space is limited. If you would like to attend or sponsor the event, or donate an auction item, please contact Sally Jane Conner at (540) 453-2203 or conners@brcc.edu.

Diamond Sponsor: Moseley Architects

Texas Two-Step quilt. Donated by Cathy Matherly and Larry and Bonnie Spoon

One week getaway to the Florida Keys. Donated by Chris and Julia Bland

Nikon Coolpix S3300 digital camera, with Picture Keeper automatic photo backup device and camera case. Donated by Crutchfield Corporation

One hour musical performance. Jeremy Staubus and either his trio or full band will perform a one hour set for the buyer. Jeremy can sing anything from CCR to Johnny Cash, along with his award winning originals, www. jeremystaubus.com. Donated by Jeremy Staubus

Williamsburg 4-day, 3-night Getaway. Donated by Martha Livick

One-year carwash pass for unlimited cloth car washes at any Peterson’s Car Wash facility. Donated by Peterson’s Car Wash

Mid-week overnight stay for two with breakfast at The Homestead. Donated by The Homestead, Hot Springs

Gourmet cooking class for eight. Donated by Tom and Tassie Pippert

May 11, 2013, 10:00 a.m., Campus Commons

Gift certificate for a classic massage and classic European facial at La Vie Medi-Spa. Donated by Augusta Health, Fishersville

BRCC Commencement Ceremony

April 12, 2013, 6:00 p.m., Robert E. Plecker Workforce Center

Gold Sponsor: RMH Healthcare

18th Annual Spring Fling Auction

Two tickets and a parking pass for a 2013 Washington Redskins home game. Donated by Diveley Lind and Associates, LLC

Save the Date!

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Platinum Sponsors: Beam Bros. Trucking, Inc.; Graves • Light Wealth Management Group

Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation, Inc. P. O. Box 80 Weyers Cave, VA 24486 (540) 453-2211 www.brcc.edu/EdFound

Spring Fling supporters always embrace the event’s theme, as evidenced by attendees showing their School Spirit last year!

Sampling of auction items:

BRCC Educational Foundation Board Chair Debra S. Callison Vice-Chair Thomas C. Mendez Secretary John A. Downey Treasurer Robert S. Baldygo John S. Barret Tony E. Biller Alphonso P. Boxley III Gregory W. Campbell

Stephen W. Claffey Laura Lee Conklin Denise E. (D.D.) Dawson Lawrence H. Hoover Jr. Nancy Hulings Carl G. Lind

Martha Livick Mary N. Mannix John L. Matherly Mary McDermott Stacey D. Strawn Steven E. Stroop

Don (Robin) Sullenberger III Alan J. Sweet Travis J. Tysinger Cynthia Weidner Cathleen P. Welsh

Community Link is an official publication of the Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation, Inc. It is distributed to friends in the Shenandoah Valley, as well as BRCC faculty and staff, and is published quarterly by the Development Office, Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA 24486. If you have any questions or comments regarding this publication, please contact Angie Glenn, Development Services Coordinator, at (540) 453-2307 or glenna@brcc.edu. Additional articles can be found at http://community.brcc.edu/link/.

Community Link Newsletter - Spring 2013  

BRCC Educational Foundation's newsletter

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