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- In Virginia & Across the U.S.A.

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In Virginia

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Shentel announces winners of 2015 Virginia’s Future Leaders Scholarship Awards
Roanoke Times (7/16/15)
Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel), in partnership with the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association and the Donald A. Perry Foundation, recently announced that nine outstanding students in the Shentel service area have been selected as recipients of the 2015 Virginia’s Future Leader’s Scholarship Awards. These scholarships are among 77 awarded to Virginia students this year by cable systems like Shentel across the commonwealth.

Virginia State University named in top HBCU list
WTVR (7/16/15)
Virginia State University has been ranked number 12 out of 104 Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCU) in America.

Colleges in Virginia are getting more crowded
WUSA (7/20/15)
Universities and colleges in Virginia expect enrollment to increase by more than 7 percent in 2021.

In less than two weeks, almost 300 students enrolling at Sweet Briar
The Washington Post (7/15/15)
When a court-approved deal to keep Sweet Briar College open was signed last month, many had just one question: Will students come back?

Boom in Academic Poaching Is Fueled by Visions of Economic Development
The Chronicle (7/23/15)
The U. of Texas’ M.D. Anderson Cancer Center used a $10-million package to recruit James Allison, a professor of immunology, from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The move was part of a $250-million spending spree that has lured more than 80 top cancer researchers to Texas.

Area schools receive $1 million in grants
Bluefield Daily Telegraph (7/17/15)
Bluefield State College, Marshall University and West Virginia University Institute of Technology have received a total of $1 million in grants to help first generation and low income college students.