As an open admissions educational institution, New River Community and Technical College (CTC) provides students the opportunity to improve their academic skills close to home. A certificate or associate degree can lead to improved job prospects or promotions, admission to an affiliated college or university as a sophomore or junior, and a more secure economic future.
We meet students where they are and provide the training – academic as well as life skills – to enable them to succeed in higher education.
Although New River CTC is a West Virginia state institution, state funding comprises less than 40 percent of the College’s budget. In addition to tuition and fees, the balance is provided by grants and gifts from individuals and businesses. The New River CTC Foundation actively engages those in our community as volunteers, donors, and friends of the College to provide the needed support.
Businesses partner with New River CTC to train their workers and prospective employees. We are committed to the economic vitality of our region and take great pride in our alumni serving West Virginians in health care facilities, their own businesses, and automotive, telecommunications and hospitality enterprises among just a few of the fields where they work.
For many of our students, a privately funded scholarship means they can drop a second (or third) job to focus on their studies. Some need assistance with gas or child care expenses, and others are able to purchase textbooks with the extra help of a scholarship. Many times, their confidence also is strengthened when they understand donors have invested in their success.
New River CTC’s four campuses cover a rural, mountainous region the size of Rhode Island. Technology funded by grants, gifts, and community partnerships enables students to overcome geographic obstacles and pursue their studies through online classes, IVN connections among our campuses, and the One Room University in Marlinton, West Virginia. As technology evolves, our donors help us keep pace.
We are fortunate to have recently opened facilities at our Raleigh County campus, Mercer County’s Princeton location, and (soon) the Greenbrier Valley campus in Lewisburg. Funding by individuals helped make that possible. Plans are underway for an additional site in Summersville near the Nicholas County campus, as are renovations of the former USDA building near the airport in Beaver, and the Lee Street Complex in Lewisburg. Naming Opportunities at all of New River CTC’s facilities are currently available.
Donations take many forms, from outright cash donations to real property and estate gifts. Our Online Giving web page makes it easy to contribute, and here’s a link to other Ways to Give. Every gift matters, because the giver has chosen to say, “I’ll help you.” On behalf of our students, thank you.
Ms. Karen Harvey, CFRE
New River CTC Foundation
280 University Drive
Beaver, WV 25813