Message from the President

On behalf of the faculty and staff, let me welcome you to Blue Ridge Community College and congratulate you on your decision to further your education. You are beginning a new chapter in your life here at Blue Ridge. It will be an exciting journey for you.

This orientation will provide you valuable information that you will need as a student. It will include College policies that are important to know as well tips and tricks to make your time here as successful as possible. We are here to work with you hand in hand to maximize your potentials and prepare you to land your dream job or transfer to a four-year college or university. Be sure to use all of the of the student success resources that are available. This ranges from free tutoring in the Student Success Center to assistance finding a job or internship while you are a student. We have staff who can help you identify ways to pay for College and trained faculty advisors to help you plan out our course schedule.

I encourage you to set goals for your college life and work hard to achieve them. Study hard and be sure to explore and enjoy some of our student clubs and activities along with your studies. It's a great way to make new friends and develop contacts for study groups.

We want your educational experiences to be positive and rewarding. I wish you every success as you begin one of the most important journeys of your life.

Laura B. Leatherwood, Ed.D.