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Loyal Order of the Moose Recognized for more than $180k in VHCC Scholarships

Post Date:11/06/2019
Moose Recognized for ScholarshipsABINGDON, Va.Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC) recognized the Loyal Order of the Moose of Washington County, Va., during a presentation on Wed., Nov. 6 for contributing more than $180,000 over the past ten years for student scholarships. In addition to scholarship funds, the Loyal Order of the Moose has contributed in support of VHCC’s library and academic mentoring center, which has been renamed the Moose Academic Resource Center.

“We’re grateful for the Order’s commitment to community service and charitable giving, and we particularly thank them for their generous support for scholarships and academic mentoring services for our students,” said Laura Pennington, vice president of Institutional Advancement. “The scholarships and services enabled by the support of the Loyal Order of the Moose impact hundreds of students each year and provide the resources these students need to succeed in college.”

Scholarships are available to eligible full-time students through the VHCC Educational Foundation and are awarded through an application process each spring.

“The Washington County Moose is an incredible organization and its generosity toward our students is well-appreciated,” said Dr. Charlie White, interim president of Virginia Highlands. “The men and women of the Moose work diligently to make a difference right here in our community. They’re certainly making a difference on our campus and in the lives of our students.”

The Moose Academic Resource Center is located in VHCC’s Learning Resource Center and provides free academic mentoring in most subjects. All students currently enrolled in at least one class can schedule face-to-face or online academic mentoring services.

The Loyal Order of the Moose is a fraternal and service organization founded in 1888 with nearly 650,000 members in approximately 1,600 Lodges in 49 US states, four Canadian provinces, Great Britain, and Bermuda. The Order provides $70 million worth of volunteer community service and financial donations each year and prioritizes services for at-risk youth and senior citizens. The Order’s Lodges are renowned for community involvement and frequently host events including live music, community dinners, bingo nights, and holiday celebrations.

Moose Lodge 1966 is located on Porterfield Highway in Abingdon.

About Virginia Highlands Community College
Virginia Highlands Community College is one of the 23 comprehensive community colleges in the Virginia Community College System. VHCC has become a dynamic leader in Southwest Virginia with a primary goal of providing comprehensive and quality education and related services for residents throughout its region. We proudly serve the residents of Bristol Virginia, Washington County and the Western Part of Smyth County. The College is committed to teaching, learning & community building, and serves more than 2500 students, offering more than 80 academic areas of study.
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