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Board learns of mental health support structures, new initiatives for student well-being | VTx
Health

Board learns of mental health support structures, new initiatives for student well-being | VTx

As part of its recent quarterly meeting this week, the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors discussed what is nationally a very hot topic in higher education: student mental health and well-being. Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Frances Keene provided an overview of mental health support structures in place at Virginia Tech, and introduced two new initiatives for students aimed at developing habits of wellness and accessing help when they need it. The context Nationwide, the need for mental health counseling services on university campuses continues to surge, with the demand at Virginia Tech increasing each year. While Virginia Tech scores highly in measures of student retention, graduation rates, graduate employment, and diversity and inclusion, the university’s data on student w...
Pamplin’s Inspiring Possibilities Academy offers Virginia high school students pathways to business education | VTx
Business

Pamplin’s Inspiring Possibilities Academy offers Virginia high school students pathways to business education | VTx

Students participated in professional headshots, business etiquette luncheons, and team-building exercises, and they received introductions to different departments and programs within Pamplin College of Business. The participants engaged with Pamplin faculty, alumni, and corporate partners and interacted with current Pamplin students. They toured Blacksburg campus facilities and attended special sessions in professional development, admissions, financial aid, study abroad, and wellness. “I have enjoyed my experience here at Virginia Tech and my time in this program immensely,” said Kaitlyn Couvillon, a student at Gainesville High School. “This experience has offered me incredibly helpful insight into my college and even professional career, and everyone at this program was genuinely in...