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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

The Paramount Chamber Players

For the Love of Country

The Paramount Chamber PlayersMusic has always played an important part in creating cultural identity. The Paramount Chamber Players presents four composers, each important to the development of a sense of national identity and each created or expanded a musical style that became identified with his home country. Represented are France, Spain, Germany and the United States in the music of Gaubert, Turina, Bloch and Schumann.

Ballade for Piano and Flute, Phillippe Gaubert
Piano Quartet in A Minor, op. 67 by Joaquin Turina
Concertino for Flute, Viola, and Piano by Ernest Bloch
Piano Trio no. 3 in G minor, op. 110 by Robert Schumann

Cost: $10 General Admission

Download the complete Spring 2018 Arts Array Program at

  • All Arts Array activities are free for the faculty, staff and students of Virginia Highlands Community College.
  • Staff members and students of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, including participants in the College for Older Adults who purchase an Arts Array pass, may attend all films and concerts in the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert series at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church for free.
  • All films are free for students and staff members of Emory & Henry College and King University.

For additional information about the Arts Array, please contact Tommy Bryant (276) 739-2451 regarding film and drama events and Mary Munsey (276) 739-2454 regarding concerts

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