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XLR8 STEM Academy to Celebrate Class of 2018 Graduates

LYNCHBURG, Va. - May 8, 2018 - PRLog -- The XLR8 Lynchburg Regional Governor's STEM Academy will celebrate the graduation of the twenty-five (25) members of the senior class of students on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 6:00 pm. The event will be held at Central VA Community College in the multipurpose room in Merritt Hall. Invited attendees will include STEM Academy students and parents, STEM Academy Partnership Team members, STEM Academy Board Members, members of the XLR8 faculty and invited guests. The twenty-five students will be recognized for earning a career studies certificates in their specialty area and their Associate of Applied Arts and Science in General Studies from Central VA Community College and receive their senior superlative awards. In addition, the XLR8 STEM Academy staff will be awarding four additional awards for Academic Excellence, Most Improved, Leadership and STEM Academy Student of the Year. Our speakers for the evening will be Spencer Pollock, Director of Clinical Education and Asst. Professor of Physician Assistant Medicine, CENTRA, and out keynote speaker will be Dr. Muriel Mickles, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Central Virginia Community College. The STEM Academy has had a very positive impact in the lives of the students who are attending the STEM Academy. The STEM Academy senior class will graduate this year from CVCC with Career Studies Certificates in Engineering Fundamentals, Biotechnology Fundamentals, Health Science Fundamentals, Cyber Security Fundamentals and/or Mechatronics Fundamentals and 100% of those students will be entering the workforce, continuing their education either at CVCC or at a 4 year college or university in STEM related fields, including Liberty University, Old Dominion University, Randolph College, Sweet Briar College, University of Lynchburg/LC, University of Alabama-Birmingham and Virginia Tech. The vision of the STEM Academy is that all students graduate with multiple options for success in college and post- secondary career opportunities; that vision is being met at the STEM Academy. Corporate Sponsorship The XLR8 STEM Academy would like to thank our sponsors for supporting this event. Presenting Partner: CENTRA; Supporting Partners: AMTI, Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance, Liberty University School of Engineering and Computational Sciences and Framatome; Corporate Partner: Harris Corporation About XLR8-Lynchburg Regional Governor's STEM Academy XLR8: Lynchburg Regional Governor's STEM Academy – is the 16th regional Governor's STEM Academy offering programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (subjects known collectively as "STEM") for High School Juniors and Seniors in Virginia's Region 2000/Lynchburg regional area. Located on the campus of Central Virginia Community College – XLR8 offers academic and technical training related to careers in engineering, mechatronics, biotechnology, health science, and cyber security. Visit us at for additional information.

Contact Susan Cash, Director XLR8 STEM Academy ***

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