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Student Information AvailableNotice to All Enrolled Students of Virginia College 
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) has been notified that Education Corporation of America, the parent company of Virginia College, has had its accreditation suspended, resulting in the closure of the  Virginia College campus in Midlothian, Virginia. SCHEV has prepared an information sheet for students currently enrolled at Virginia College.

Please monitor the SCHEV website Advisories page for updates.


State effort to coordinate spending on researchSparks fly over emerging state effort to coordinate spending on research, commercialization
A legislative debate already has begun over an emerging proposal to create a new state authority to govern Virginia’s mounting investments in initiatives to fund higher education research that leads to new technologies and startup companies," reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Resources available for Virginia College StudentsResources Available for Virginia College Students After Closure
RICHMOND —  Students affected by the closing of Virginia College have options, says The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), which is working to make resources available for the 434 students at the Midlothian campus. Although all current students will be allowed to finish the current fall term, many students will need to transfer to another institution to complete their studies. To assist in this process, SCHEV will host a College Fair on Thursday, December 13 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Virginia College location (7200 Midlothian Turnpike) specifically for Virginia College students seeking to transfer. 

Fralins Gives 50 Million to Virginia TechFralins Give $50 Million to Virginia Tech to Hire Scientists and Hasten Pace of Roanoke's Economic Growth
"A Roanoke family is giving $50 million to Virginia Tech to be used to attract top-ranked scientists to its Roanoke research center and to hasten the pace of the region’s economic growth," reports The Roanoke Times. The Roanoke Star.



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