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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

Kruger Brothers

Kruger BrothersOriginally from Switzerland, where the trio first formed, Jens Kruger and Uwe Kruger later moved to Wilkes County NC. The brothers began playing North American folk music at an early age and were particularly inspired by recordings of Doc Watson, Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe, and other progenitors of country, bluegrass and folk music. They teamed up with American bass player Joel Landsberg, inaugurating a trio that has been playing professionally together since 1995.

The Kruger Brothers song writing and composition draw closely from their personal experiences. The result is a catalog of songs distinguished by rich detail and an insight into the delicacy and complexity of everyday life. The honesty of their writing has become a hallmark of the trio's work.

Another important hallmark of the Kruger Brothers sound is the banjo playing and composition of Jens Kruger. Jens is one of the world's most musically sophisticated and technically accomplished five-string banjo players. Most recently their music has ventured further into the themes and forms of classical music, as in their 2011 release, Appalachian Concerto.

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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