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New College Institute students, staff, and faculty may once again nominate a NCI affiliated teacher for the 2018 Lula White Johnson Distinguished Teaching Award.  This recognition is in memory of Lula White Johnson, a beloved high school English teacher, department chair, and civic leader in Martinsville.  The nominee should be one that exemplifies the characteristics of Johnson such as the ability to incite intellectual curiosity and engage students in active learning and demonstrate a committed to community service.  Nomination Form

February 13, 2018

The Opioid Epidemic is everyone’s concern. Attend the upcoming forum to learn about the issue and how it is being addressed. Also, learn what you can do to be a part of the solution. This event is for agency professionals, heath care providers, school personnel, and the public.  Read More.

2018-2019 Scholarship Cycle is now open for New College Students. The deadline for submitting an application is May 31, 2018.


Introducing the V. Wendell Hylton, ED.D. and Ernestine Hodge Dodson Scholarship Fund


Our newest endowed scholarship was made possible by Dr. V. Wendell Hylton, a native of Henry County.

Having grown up in poverty in rural Virginia, Hylton learned the power of education and the value of supporting and encouraging students in their educational pursuits.

This New College Foundation scholarship was established to assist disadvantaged African American students from the Martinsville and Henry County area who are enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at New College Institute.

Dr. Hylton graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (formerly Maryland State College) with a degree in agriculture, master’s degree in science, master’s degree in education and a Doctorate in Education.  He funded an endowment at his alma mater, UMES in 2006.

 “I have an obligation to help young people go to college,” Dr. Hylton said.

Hylton resides in Henrico County after having an extensive professional career in education as a teacher and administrator at the public school and college levels and director of the Virginia State Department of Education.