Entries by Amy Greear

MECC Foundation Participates In Giving Tuesday Now Campaign

Big Stone Gap — The Mountain Empire Community College Foundation is participating in a national fundraising effort, Giving Tuesday Now, to benefit MECC’s Student Emergency Assistance Fund. More than 84% of MECC students qualify for the highest level of federal need as determine by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Often, student have […]

MECC to Host Lee County Endowed Scholarship Valentine’s Fundraiser

The Mountain Empire Community College Foundation and the Lee County Endowed Scholarship Committee will host a special Valentine’s Day Dinner on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7 p.m., in the Goodloe Center at Mountain Empire Community College. There will be a silent auction, along with delicious locally-sourced food and beverages from North Fork Catering Company […]

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 […]