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The Virginia Highlands Community College Board is comprised of nine community members who serve as an advisory board to the State Board for Community Colleges. Board members play a key role in the development and evaluation of programs and services that ensure VHCC remains responsive to community needs.

As the list below indicates, the Board includes three members appointed by the Bristol Virginia City Council, four members appointed by the Washington County Board of Supervisors, and two members appointed by the Smyth County Board of Supervisors. Each member is appointed for a four-year term and can serve for two consecutive terms.

Appointed by the City of Bristol

Ms. Catherine Brillhart, Vice Chair
Mr. Joe Kerr
Mr. James (Jamey) F. Rector, Jr.

Appointed by Smyth County

Ms. Kimberly R. Clark

Appointed by Washington County

Mr. Thomas (Tom) M. Hicok
Mr. Tony Miller
Mr. Joseph C. Straten, Chair
Dr. John Lentz

Spelling Bee

  • Date: 02/06/2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 VHCC Spelling Bee 2018 

VHCC is hosting the 4th Annual Spelling Bee “For the Bees” on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Keyser-Aday Theater. Due to seating capacity and time constraints, only the first 30 contestants to sign up are guaranteed a spot in the competition.

Contestants must sign in on the day of the event in the lobby of LRC before 1:45 p.m. in order to secure their spot in the Spelling Bee. If you are late your spot will be given to the next person on the registration sheet. You must be a currently enrolled VHCC students to be eligible to participate.

1st Place: $150 |  2nd Place: $100 | 3rd Place: $50


Free pizza and drinks will be provided by Student Services beginning at 1:30 pm outside the Theater in the LRC Lobby.

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