New River CTC Foundation Mercer County Advisory Board Holds First Meeting

Pictured at the first meeting of the New River Community and Technical College Mercer County Advisory Board are (front, L-R) Robert Farley, Jeff Lilley, Dewey Russell; Back row (L-R): Sharon Evans, Brian Testerman, Steve Wise, David Kirk, Stacey Hicks, Dr. L. Marshall Washington and Bruce Sneidman.

[PRINCETON, W. VA.] The New River Community and Technical College Foundation has assembled an advisory board of community leaders to assist in its efforts to provide financial support for facilities, scholarships and program development at the Mercer County Campus in Princeton, W. Va.

The board held its inaugural meeting at the offices of the Princeton/Mercer County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, March 4. New River President L. Marshall Washington and Lisa DeLilly, interim director of institutional advancement, welcomed the board members and provided some background about the college and activities of the advisory boards at other campuses.

Mercer County Campus Dean Steve Wise presented information about the campus, including projections on how enrollment will grow if the campus is able to move from its present location at the Mercer County Technical Education Center to the former First Community Bank Building in downtown Princeton. Mercer County Campus faculty members Bruce Sneidman, Brian Testerman and Sharon Evans also were in attendance.

Members of the Mercer County Campus Advisory Board are Linda Cox, director, Mercer County Technical Education Center; Stacey Hicks, CEO, Princeton Rescue Squad; Robert Farley, president and CEO, Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce; David Kirk, secretary-treasurer/licensee-in-charge, Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home; Jeff Lilley, vice president of operations, Princeton Community Hospital; Carol McClaugherty, retired educator, Mercer County Schools; Charles Pace, retired attorney; Dewey Russell, retired banker, at-large member, Princeton City Council; Adam Sarver, member/owner, Main Street Builders; and Steve Wise, ex-officio member.

The Mercer County Campus has 168 students enrolled in the current semester. Programs offered at the campus include Medical Assisting, General Business, Administrative Office Management, Law Enforcement and Paramedic.




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Moving Celebration

In celebration of the new Mercer County Campus, the college will be having a moving celebration outside the new location at 1001 Mercer Street in downtown Princeton on Thursday, July 31 from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on that day.  There will be lemonade and cookies as well as staff available to answer questions about plans for the campus and to assist with registering for classes.