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2023 Christmas Dinner Project

9 Jan

On Monday, December 25th, twelve Giles ACCE students participated in the annual Christmas Day Dinner, by decorating, cooking, serving food, and filling to-go containers for deliveries. Around 30 meals were served at KJ, and 220 meals were delivered. Approximately 250 Giles County residents were served a warm, delicious Christmas dinner. What an impactful event! Thank you to […]

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Mya Robertson

12 Dec

I am currently a freshman at NRCC. My educational goals are to complete my Associate Degree in Science, and then transfer to Radford University to receive my degree in Medical Laboratory Science. ACCE is playing a huge part in helping me to achieve my goals. Thanks to ACCE, I have attended NRCC with little to no expense to myself or my family. ACCE has also allowed me to work within my community. I have been able to help people in ways that I would never have been able to do without this program. I have delivered supplies to community members in need. To see their faces light up because of my visit and gifts is something that has touched my heart. I was also a part of the New River Clean Up. Volunteerism is such a crucial part of Giles County's story and being a small part of that story was eye-opening. I never knew how much trash was in our area and how much of a difference volunteers made in correcting that problem. One person and one group can make a difference. While earning my hours and working at the Admin Building, I learned how to use my people skills more efficiently. I learned to speak more clearly and to maintain eye contact, both skills that I needed more practice with. In the end, ACCE has not only allowed me to attend college with no debt but has helped me mature and be a better person through the community service projects that I have been a part of. I am very appreciative of the ACCE program and the opportunities it has given me.

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Grace Ellison

13 Nov

My name is Grace Ellison and I am a second year ACCE student at New River Community College. I have been working at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute as a Heavy Vehicle Simulator Technician since October of 2022. Without the ACCE program and our amazing sponsors I would not be the person I am today. Their dedication to the program and to the success of the students of NRCC allows for a prominent change in the future of Giles county.

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Abigail Kitchens

11 Nov

I am currently attending New River, pursuing a General Studies Degree. I plan on continuing to a four year university where I will be earning a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies. ACCE has been a great experience in many ways. I have learned much about my community’s history, people, and it’s overall general theme. I have met many people throughout my community. I have had the opportunity to serve many different parts of the community.

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Levi Duncan

9 Nov

My career path is software engineering. I have been with the ACCE program for two years, and it has benefited me in many ways. Serving my community has humbled me in great ways. It has been an honor to serve and work for my community. Last summer I had the privilege to work for the Town of Pearisburg. My tasks included mulching and planting flowers, cleaning and organizing files, and watering flowers. It was an honor to work for and with the people who make Pearisburg so special.

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Jonathan Lloyd

4 Nov

I am currently attending NRCC working on my degree in secondary education. I hope become a history teacher and work locally, teaching the next generation. ACCE has helped me tremendously in my pursuit of higher learning and has let me give back to the community I’ve known my whole life.

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Ethan Orey

1 Nov

My career path will be in the electrical field, I will finish instrumentation this may and plan do go back and get my electrical engineering degree and hvac certificate. My experience in acce has been very good and I am very glad to be able to help the community.

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Kaylee Hopkins

30 Oct

Where are you now? Intern at Giles County Administration Testimonial: My name is Kaylee Hopkins, and I’ve been a part of the ACCE Program since I graduated from Giles High School in 2022. I will be graduating from New River Community College with a general studies degree and a police science degree in the Spring […]

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Paul “Chase” Journell

30 Oct

Where are you now? NRCC Testimonial: I am currently at New River Community College getting a degree in instrumentation, with it I will have the opportunity to have a great career and hopefully will be able to give back to the community that has gave me this opportunity at a college education.

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Aaliyah Epling

30 Oct

Where are you now?  Hub Blacksburg Name of College attended: New River Community College Testimonial: I currently work at a Leasing Office in Blacksburg, Va. I want to go into Real Estate after I graduate from New River. ACCE has helped me tremendously by paying for my tuition and meeting people around my community. ACCE […]

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