New River CTC and GEARUP SWV Organize “Learning Beyond the Classroom” Event for Oceana Middle School Students at The Greenbrier Resort

[LEWISBURG, WV] – New River Community and Technical College in partnership with GEAR UP SWV, is proud to present the “Learning Beyond the Classroom” event, offering students from Wyoming County an exciting opportunity to explore West Virginia history in a unique setting.

On March 28, 2024, with the support of New River CTC and GEAR UP SWV, provided approximately 48 eighth grade students from Oceana Middle School the chance to participate in the Bunker Tour and History Tour at The Greenbrier Resort Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, receiving an immersive educational experience outside of the traditional classroom setting.

“The ‘Learning Beyond the Classroom’ event was designed to enrich the educational experiences of students from Oceana Middle School by offering them the opportunity to learn about West Virginia history in a hands-on and engaging way,” said Tammy Mills, New River CTC Gear Up Campus Event Coordinator and Community Outreach.

The event was free of charge for GEAR UP SWV students, making it accessible to all participated.

GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs and is part of a national grant program funded through the U.S. Department of Education. GEAR UP Southern West Virginia (GEAR UP SWV) is a Concord University program, in partnership with New River Community and Technical College, that helps students graduate from high school and succeed in postsecondary education. GEAR UP SWV is helping the classes of 2028 and 2029 in Mercer, Monroe, Summers, Raleigh, and Wyoming Counties to ensure high school graduation. The program also informs students and families of ways to succeed in a postsecondary education and ways to help fund it. GEAR UP SWV supports teachers, administrators, students, and families on

this educational journey.

For media inquiries and further information, please contact:

Mykah F. Price

Director of Communications

New River Community and Technical College

Phone: 304-929-5450

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeast and south-central West Virginia: Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers and Webster. The College offers classes online, in Beaver at the Raleigh County Campus, in Ghent at the Advanced Technology Center, in Hinton at Summers County ARH Hospital, in Lewisburg at the Greenbrier Valley Campus, in Marlinton at One Room University, in Princeton at the Mercer County Campus and in Summersville at the Nicholas County Campus.