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Craig Butterworth

GE Students Honored for Achievements; Celebrate Milestone


Dozens of Great Expectations students from Virginia's Community Colleges were recognized and applauded during an official ceremony marking their graduation. Joined by their coaches, the students were treated to lunch and a host of inspirational speeches from a variety of speakers, ...


VHCC festival raising funds for foster care students

Author: Susan Hayden

The Bristol Herald Courier on Wednesday featured the Richard Leigh Songwriters Festival, taking place this weekend on the VHCC campus. Check out their story: Grammy award-winning songwriter Richard Leigh has a special place in his heart for kids who have been in ...


Students Shine Light on Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day


(Reposted from John Tyler Community College) A chance to connect, share, learn and hopefully, influence change. That’s what three students from John Tyler Community College’s Great Expectations program say they experienced after being selected to participate in Congressional Foster Youth Shadow ...


Great Expectations students attend presidential inauguration


  Great Expectations students from Virginia Highlands Community College, Tidewater Community College, SWCC, Danville Community College, John Tyler Community College and J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College had the opportunity to attend the second inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden thanks to the Virginia Foundation for Community ...


Former First Lady Anne Holton will become director of Great Expectations program in January


RICHMOND — Former Virginia First Lady Anne Holton is being hired by Virginia’s Community Colleges to work as the program director of the VCCS Great Expectations program. The Great Expectations program began in 2008 to help the commonwealth’s current and former ...

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