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An Open House & Community Resource Fair is being held in September on each campus at West Virginia Northern Community College to connect students to campus resources and community members with local resources.
According to CJ Farnsworth, director, Academic Student Support Services at WVNCC, the events will be conducted from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on all campuses on the following dates: Tuesday, Sept. 16, Weirton, Main Entryway; Wednesday, Sept. 17, Wheeling, B&O Building auditorium; and Thursday, Sept. 18, New Martinsville, Library and Academic Support Center. The events are open to the public.
Participating agencies will share valuable information on beneficial programs and services, Farnsworth said. In addition to informational literature, door prizes will be given away.
Community participants include, but are not limited to: Northwood Health Systems, Faith-in-Action Caregivers Inc., Altenheim Retirement Community/Altenheim Resource & Referral Services, WV Employment Service – Workforce WV, United Bank, Youth in Action!, YWCA Family Violence Prevention Program, First National Bank, West Virginia Department of Rehabilitation Services, WVU Extension Service, Seeing Hand.
In conjunction with the event, Northern’s Academic Support Center is sponsoring a Scavenger Hunt open only to students. There will be one student winner on each campus, with the winners receiving a “bouquet” of gift cards, one $100 card for groceries, numerous restaurant gift cards for $50 each, a $25 gas gift card and several others, Farnsworth said.