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The MECC Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit organization that supports the mission of Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. Foundation projects include scholarships, faculty and staff development and recognition programs, cultural programs and events, campus improvements, educational programs, and other projects.

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MECC Foundation to Host 42nd Annual John Fox, Jr. Literary Festival & Lonesome Pine Short-Story and Poetry Contests

Big Stone Gap, VA — The MECC Foundation is pleased to announce the 42nd annual John Fox, Jr. Literary Festival, featuring a presentation by guest author Sharyn McCrumb, on Wednesday, March 21 at 10 a.m. in the Goodloe Center of Phillips-Taylor Hall. In coordination with the festival event, the MECC Foundation will host the 31st […]

Nominations Sought for 2018 MECC Outstanding Alumnus Award

The Mountain Empire Community College Alumni and Friends Advisory Committee is seeking nominations for the 2018 MECC Outstanding Alumnus Award. The award recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions to one or more areas of society, i.e., professional, academic, and personal achievements, civic service, or service to MECC. All living MECC alumni who have completed […]

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Featured Scholars

Alyssa Lasley

Alyssa Lasley, of Clintwood, is a home school student who was unable to complete requirements for her… [View Scholar]

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Dillon Dotson

Dillon Dotson is a 2015 graduate of Lee High School and a resident of Pennington Gap, Virginia.  While… [View Scholar]

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Jordan White

Jordan White, of Pound, graduated from Central High School in 2012.  Immediately after high school,… [View Scholar]

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Sabrina Fox

Sabrina Fox, of Wise, VA, graduated magna cum laude with an Associate’s Degree in Health Information… [View Scholar]

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