Entries by Amy Greear

MECC Foundation to Host Diamonds and Denim Scott County Endowed Scholarship Fundraiser

MECC Foundation to Host “Diamonds and Denim” Event Supporting Scott County Scholarships The Mountain Empire Community College Foundation is pleased to present “Diamonds and Denim,” an evening of elegance and entertainment featuring the music of the Jeff Little Trio and Wayne Henderson, at the beautiful Crooked River Farms in Hiltons, Va., Saturday, August 24. All […]

Belcher Named 2019 MECC Alumna of the Year

Big Stone Gap — Alicia Belcher, a resident of St. Paul and math teacher at Ridgeview High School, has been named MECC’s 2019 Alumna of the Year. Belcher, a 2014 Summa Cum Laude graduate of MECC, earned an Associate’s Degree in Pre-Teacher Education. She began at MECC as a non-traditional college student, enrolling as a […]

MECC Foundation to Feature Ron Rash at John Fox Jr. Festival

Big Stone Gap, VA — The MECC Foundation, in partnership with the Lonesome Pine Regional Library and the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Project, is pleased to announce the 43rd annual John Fox, Jr. Literary Festival, featuring a presentation by guest author Ron Rash, on Wednesday, March 6 at 10 a.m. in the […]

MECC Announces New Vice President, Executive Director of Mountain Empire Community College Foundation

Big Stone Gap – Mountain Empire Community College is pleased to announce that Amy Greear has been appointed as Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Mountain Empire Community College Foundation. Ms. Greear has served as MECC’s Coordinator of Community Relations since 2012 and as the college’s Interim Director of the Foundation […]

Turner Establishes New Clinical Health Sciences Scholarship at MECC

Big Stone Gap – Wiley A. “Ike” Turner was so inspired by a relative’s personal struggles and triumphs in obtaining her Registered Nursing degree at Mountain Empire Community College that he decided to make a difference for future clinical healthcare students attending MECC. Turner, of Castlewood, recently donated $50,000 to establish a scholarship fund honoring […]

MECC Foundation Raises More Than $50,000 during Scott County Endowed Scholarship Event

Hiltons, VA – The Mountain Empire Community College Foundation recently raised more than $50,000 at a special event to assist Scott County students attending MECC. The Scott County Endowed Scholarship Event was held Saturday, August 25, at Crooked River Farm in Hiltons, Va. The event featured Grammy nominated bluegrass artists Blue Highway, with catering provided […]

MECC Foundation to Host “Diamonds and Denim” Event Supporting Scott County Scholarships

The Mountain Empire Community College Foundation is pleased to present “Diamonds and Denim,” an evening of elegance and entertainment featuring the music of Grammy-nominated artists, Blue Highway, at the beautiful Crooked River Farms in Hiltons, Va., Saturday, August 25. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Scott County Endowed Scholarship Fund, supporting Scott County […]

2018 John Fox Jr. Festival Contest Winners Announced

Big Stone Gap — The MECC Foundation conducted its 42nd annual John Fox, Jr. Literary Festival on Monday, April 16, featuring a presentation by author Sharyn McCrumb. The winners of the annual writing contests were also announced and recognized at the event. The 31st annual Lonesome Pine Short Story Contest winners middle school category winners include third place, Benjamin Vicars, who attends L.F. Addington Middle […]