Board of Governors

News Release 3-20-12 (3)

Find a New Hobby at New River


[Summersville, W. Va.] New River Community and Technical College is offering three community education classes this spring that can put you on the path to a new hobby.

Floral Design

Pam Casto, of City Floral and Gifts in Summersville will be bringing her years of floral knowledge to a Beginning Floral Design class that starts Tuesday, April 17, from 6-8 p.m. at the Workforce WV building in Summersville.

In this four-week class students will learn the basics of the floral color wheel, identifying and incorporating various textures, materials that make a cohesive arrangement, floral design and assembly of floral arrangements.

"This will be a fun class for anyone who was ever wanted to be able to create their own centerpieces or floral arrangements. People will be surprised how quickly they pick it up," Casto says.

Students will all make a floral design to keep. Tuition is $50, and there is also a supply fee.

Sign Language

New River will offer an eight-week starter course that will be a great for anyone wanting to learn sign language. Instructor Ressie Thomas will teach students the alphabet as well as common signs. Students will learn how to converse using sign language and common American Sign Language standards.

This class will be held at the Summersville Public Library beginning Monday, April 16 from 6-8 p.m. Tuition is $80.

Scrapbooking Crop

If you love to scrapbook, or would like to learn how to scrapbook, you won't want to miss the all-day Scrapbooking Crop on Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Workforce WV building in Summersville.

Scrapbooking guru Leslie Baughman will guide students through scrapbook design, concepts and layout while teaching about various materials that can be used and how to incorporate materials for a unified, cohesive look. Students should bring their own supplies, but Baughman will have supplies and scrapbooking products available to try and for purchase. Tuition for this fun-filled course is $25.

Please call the New River Office of Workforce Education at (304) 872-4520 to sign up or to obtain more information about these and other community education classes.

Scholarship Workshops

 The sessions will cover the following topics:

• Completing the application

• What should be included in my personal statement

• Letters of recommendation

• Additional supporting documentation

• The application review process

• The scholarship award process

• How does financial aid affect scholarship awards

There will be a question and answer period at the end of each session. Students interested in receiving scholarships are encouraged to attend.

Beckley Campus

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Annex, Room A-5

11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Greenbrier Valley Campus

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hollowell Auditorium

3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Mercer County Campus

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Location TBA

2:00 p.m.

Nicholas County Campus

Monday, March 19

Room 111

3:00 p.m.

Board of Governors

The contact person for Board of Governors information is Lori Midkiff. She may be reached by calling (304) 929-5472 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The following documents provide additional information about the Board of Governors for New River Community and Technical College:

Meeting Agendas and Minutes




New River Community and Technical College is part of the West Virginia Community and Technical College Education System.

Community and Technical College System of West Virginia

BOG Members


About New River

About New River


New River Community and Technical College provides accessible, affordable, quality education and workforce programs to meet the needs of the region it serves.


Shared values guide New River Community and Technical College in fulfilling its mission. These values influence thoughts, guide decisions, mold policies, and determine courses of action. Our employees are expected to support and enact these values in our daily work.

Community, Integrity, Justice, Service, and Scholarship.

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New River Community and Technical College improves students’ lives and enriches communities.


Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

In view of its commitment to excellence in education, New River Community and Technical College maintains independent institutional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.



Programmatic Accreditation

Information about agencies accrediting specific program offerings at New River CTC is available here.


Student Right to Know

Student Right to Know refers to a Federally-mandated public disclosure of a college's graduation rate and transfer rate. This information is available here.

Board of Governors

Contact information for the New River Board of Governors members, meeting schedules, and agendas for past and upcoming meetings can be accessed here.

Crisis Response

The New River Crisis Response Committee has developed a Crisis Response Manual to provide the New River educational community with guidance in the event of a crisis. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also provides valuable information regarding preparedness for new health threats.

Facilities Master Plan 2007-2017

The Facilities Master Plan, created directly from discussions with community members and college personnel, will link current and future demand for services and programs to the physical development of the College. The Facilities Master Plan matches demands for instructional programs and services and projected growth of the College with the need for new and renovated facilities.

New River's History

New River is the newest community and technical college in the state of West Virginia. Read about the history of the College here.

News and Publications

Publications such as the New River CTC Annual Report, Hawk's Nest newsletter, New River Current, and Press Releases may be found on the Office of Communications page

Organizational Chart

New River's organizational chart depicts the structure of our personnel and offices within the organization.




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