CARC Tour of Virginia

10/2/2023 by Commonwealth Alliance Board

I spent part of last week touring Virginia on behalf of The Commonwealth Alliance for Rural Colleges! The trip began Wednesday at Eastern Mennonite University, where the Alliance presented President Susan Schultz Huxman with a check for $50,000 in funds from the S. Frank Blocker, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, which will enable more students from Hampton Roads to attend EMU! We even got to see EMU'… Read More

CARC Fall 2023 Newsletter

9/25/2023 by Commonwealth Alliance Board
Commonwealth Alliance for Rural Colleges Fall 2023 Newsletter

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Ferrum College Junior Spends Summer in Portugal

8/30/2023 by Commonwealth Alliance Board

FERRUM, VA, August 25, 2023 – Ferrum College junior Thabelo Nemulodi completed a three week summer internship in Viana de Castelo, Portugal with Atlantis, a shadowing program for pre-med students. Atlantis provides students the opportunity to shadow medical professionals in different areas of medicine abroad.

Atlantis has partnered with over 100 hospitals worldwide for this unique… Read More

New Board Member Telfon Logan

8/16/2023 by Commonwealth Alliance Board

We welcome our newest member of the CARC Board, Telfon "Tee" Logan. Ms. Logan was confirmed for board membership at our annual board meeting in June.

Telfon Logan, a native of Gretna, Virginia, is an author, ordained minister, and serial entrepreneur residing in Henrico County. As the CEO of Life Abundantly Outreach Ministries Inc., a nonprofit organization committed to embracing the… Read More

NOVA Chamber of Commerce C-Suite Event

8/10/2023 by Commonwealth Alliance Board

The Commonwealth Alliance's President Carthan Currin attended the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce C-Suite Event at Patsy’s American. The event featured guest speaker College of William & Mary President Katherine A. Rowe discussing how Liberal Arts & Sciences can best prepare and drive Virginia’s future workforce.



PRA Group to Close Danville Call Center

7/20/2023 by Commonwealth Alliance Board
The Closing Will Affect 123 Employees

A Norfolk-based debt-collection firm will close its Danville call center effective Oct. 20, impacting 123 workers.

PRA Group notified employees Tuesday that the company will consolidate its collection activities across other locations.

Affected employees in Danville will be considered for open positions elsewhere, the company said in a… Read More

CARC Chairman’s Reception and BOD Meeting

6/30/2023 by Commonwealth Alliance Board

The CARC Chairman’s Reception at McGuireWoods took place on Tuesday, June 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The CARC Board of Directors meeting, also at McGuireWoods, took place from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, June 21st. Attached are photos from both events.

Ferrum Football Annual Hank Norton Golf Tournament

6/5/2023 by Commonwealth Alliance Board
Ferrum Football gathers for annual Hank Norton-Black Hats golf tournament Botetourt Golf and Swim club hosts the annual event

It’s more than just a program fundraiser. The annual Hank Norton-Black Hats golf tournament brings together decades of Ferrum football, thanks in large part to one man.

The Black Hats turned out ‘in force’ at Botetourt Golf and Swim Club to support the program… Read More

CARC Visit to Christendom College

5/23/2023 by Commonwealth Alliance Board

Commonwealth Alliance for Rural Colleges President Carthan F. Currin, III met with Christendom College’s leadership team in his first visit to the school since it’s becoming an Alliance member. We are excited about working together to provide greater access to higher education in Virginia, and the Alliance looks forward to hosting Christendom College at our June 21st board meeting in Richmond… Read More

Meet With George Mason

5/15/2023 by Commonwealth Alliance Board

The Commonwealth Alliance for Rural Colleges Special Project Manager Toni Clark and I met with George Mason University School of Business Dean Dr. Ajay Vinze and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Global Engagement Dr. JK Aire to discuss opportunities for collaboration between CARC member institutions and GMU! CARC Loves partnerships and is always looking for new opportunities!… Read More