CARC Visit to Averett University

11/14/2023 by Commonwealth Alliance Board

Carthan Currin visited Averett University for A Night of Connection | Fostering Minds, Fostering Tomorrow's Leaders.

"I was honored to represent the The Commonwealth Alliance for Rural Colleges at Averett University for the "A Night of Connection | Fostering Minds, Fostering Tomorrow's Leaders" dinner reception last night! Averett University President Dr. Tiffany Franks and her team… Read More

Small Colleges Turning To These Tuition Deals To Boost Enrollment

11/14/2023 by Commonwealth Alliance Board

As colleges begin the application and admission cycle for next year, they’re turning to various tuition strategies to attract more prospects as they attempt to stem the enrollment losses many have suffered in recent years.

Among the deals being offered, free tuition for students with financial need and tuition resets where the sticker tuition price is lowered for all students are among… Read More

Ferrum College Names Interim President Martin to Permanent Post

11/1/2023 by Commonwealth Alliance Board

Ferrum College has named interim president Mirta Martin as its 13th president.

Martin served as president of Fairmont State University in West Virginia from 2018 to 2022, and Fort Hays State University in Kansas from 2014 to 2016. Prior to Fort Hays, Martin served as the dean of Virginia State University’s Reginald F. Lewis School of Business from 2009 to 2014. Between her… Read More

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.