New College Foundation News New College Foundation News Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:46:35 EST HD CMS en daily 1 Distinguished Teacher Award Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:00:00 EST Friday, 16 February 2018 12:00:00 EST New College Institute students, staff, and faculty may once again nominate a NCI affiliated teacher for the 2018 Lula White Johnson Distinguished Teacher 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. Public Forum: The Opioid Crisis Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 13 February 2018 12:00:00 EST 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.  Panelists featured will be Joan Rogers, Director of Patrick County Department of Social Services, Bonnie Favero, Prevention Specialist, Piedmont Community Services, Ann Gibson, Coordinator, Partnerships for Success Initiative, Robert Fincher, Deputy Chief, Martinsville City Police Department, and Sharon Ortiz-Garcia, District Epidemiologist, Western Piedmont Health District.  This event is presented by New College Foundation and New College Institute on March 19th at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Foundation Awards Scholarships Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 28 December 2017 12:00:00 EST New College Foundation recently awarded $52,500 in scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year to twenty-four (24) students enrolled in NCI programs through Longwood and James Madison universities. The awards were made possible by generous donors who have contributed thirteen endowed scholarships. Students who received awards are enrolled in Longwood’s Elementary Education and Social Work programs and JMU’s Education Leadership Endorsement Program. The foundation will begin another scholarship cycle in the spring for the 2018-19 academic year. Look for details coming soon.