Learning Gardens

Teachers have always tried to bring the outdoors inside when possible and everyone most likely agrees that for a child, there is nothing better than hands-on learning, especially when it comes to science.

New dorms ready for VSU students this semester, no hotels needed

Virginia State University (VSU) is working on its newest dorm building to be ready for the arrival of new freshman to the school for the first semester this year.

Khokhar graduates from Drexel

Chester resident Sheeri Khokhar graduated from Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions with a Master of Science. More than 5,000 students received degrees from Drexel this year at the University’s 125th Commencement.

Karavis named to Dean’s List at EOU

Noelle Karavis, of Chester, was among more than 500 students at Eastern Oregon University named to the dean’s list for the 2012 spring term. To qualify, students must achieve and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while completing a minimum of 12 hours of graded coursework for the duration of the term.

Forbes announces Congressional Internship Programs in Chesterfield, Chesapeake offices

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) announced today that internships will be available to qualified college students or college graduates in the Chesterfield District Office.

Amber Williams has been named Dean’s List at North Carolina State University

Chesterfield native Amber Williams has been named to the Spring 2012 Dean’s List at North Carolina State University.

Meadowbrook students succeed in academic bootcamp

A challenging program that gives students the opportunity to earn two verified credits before entering their ninth-grade year. Over 70 students are participating in the program at Meadowbrook High School. According to Matt Bland, Success Program coordinator, the Meadowbrook High School Success program is expanding for the school year 2012-2013. He said, “So far, we have over 200 rising ninth-graders enrolled in the program and we expect to add 40 to 50 more students during the school year.”

Registration for fall classes at JTCC begins

Options abound for students who sign up for fall classes at John Tyler Community College (JTCC). Starting with the Fall 2012 semester, JTCC is adding 7 a.m. classes to its daytime schedule, covering subjects such as English, math, history and sociology.