Marion, Virginia

THE SUMMIT Center for Higher Education

Location: Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts Building

Physical Address: 115 North Church Street, Marion, VA 24345

The Summit Center
The Summit Center for Higher Education is located in 6,512 square feet on the second floor of the recently renovated Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts. Virginia Highlands Community College and Wytheville Community College share the space, which which consists of five classrooms, one 75-seat auditorium, reception, and office spaces. The classrooms are equipped with the latest technology, including two computer labs and two video conference rooms that allow the colleges to provide two-way video conferencing between their main campuses and The Summit Center.

2018 Programming

The Summit schedule moving ahead into June 2018 is a busy one. The Summit opens at 8:00AM each day Monday through Friday. On Monday through Thursday the Summit closes at 9:00PM and on Fridays closes at 5:00PM. All WCC classes and activities in the Summit classrooms are over by the closing times and the second floor is secured. One exception would be if an outside group is scheduled by the town or the Henderson staff to use room 217 beyond the WCC closing times.

This doesn’t happen often but in that case a person with responsibility for closing would secure room 217.The WCC schedule lists the last day of spring 2018 classes as April 30, 2018. The last day of exams for either day or night classes is May 7, 2018.

Schedules for Summit activities through May/ June:
April 26, May 24, June 28 – Rebecca Beaty to use room 207, parenting classes from 5:00PM – 8:30PM, or as needed per case load.
April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14– Lavada Jessee, Occupational enterprises, Department Social Services to use room 214, job search, resumes, and applications from 10:00AM – 11:00AM.
April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10 Vivian Hill, Coding Certification Class in room 215 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.
April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17 Olivia McDonald, Town of Marion “Pop-Up” small business workshops in room 207 or 217 from 5:30PM – 8:00PM.
April 12, Monica Hoel, Emory and Henry College use room 200, Virginia Master Naturalist program from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.
April 9, 23, May 7 Mary Bolt, Director of Transfer and Graduate Admissions Emory and Henry College visits the Summit and students.
April 11 Pat Farmer use room 200, Virginia Highlands Community College meeting at the Summit from 10:00AM – 12:00PM.
April 18 Olivia McDonald, Town of Marion, Virginia Main Street “Rev-Up” program. Use room 217 from 10:00AM – approximately 12:00PM.
April 18, May 16 Lori Ringley, Chamber of Commerce use Summit room 200 or 207 from 11:30 to 1:30.
April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11 Southwest Virginia Home School use the Summit, room 217 from approximately 9:00AM – 3:00PM. I don’t know when their last day of class is in May.
May 3, Emily Mayo, Tourism and Recreation Specialist, use room 217, afternoon meeting times to be decided.
May 21 begin summer 2018 classes.

Other outside activities not yet finalized include Andrea Clevinger visits from Lindsey Wilson and the Walker Mountain Grotto outdoors group plans to use the Summit. The Chamber is working on plans for a meeting June 12.  Also being planned in July is Smyth County teacher in-service for pre-kindergarten teachers and in June the Smyth County School Administrator’s summer in-service.