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News Release

Dr. William Fiege Joins John Tyler Community College

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Holly Walker
Public Relations Manager
804-594-1530
hwalker@jtcc.edu

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Heather Busch
Creative Services Manager
804-594-1532
hbusch@jtcc.edu

Released on May 10, 2012

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – John Tyler Community College welcomes Dr. William “Bill” Fiege as the institution’s new vice president of Academic Affairs. Fiege brings with him more than 15 years of higher education experience. Before coming to John Tyler, he was an academic dean at Germanna Community College, taught speech communication at Germanna, and held numerous positions at Longwood University, where he gained experience in development, alumni relations and teaching. He has served in many professional and community groups and has conducted dozens of presentations, workshops and keynote addresses on topics ranging from advising and communications skills to customer service and humor in the workplace. Fiege holds a Doctorate in Community College Leadership from Old Dominion University, a Master of Arts in Speech Communication from Bloomsburg University, and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a Minor in Speech from Longwood University.

Fiege says he is excited to be at John Tyler Community College, which he describes as a fast-paced, energetic environment, dedicated to meeting the needs of its students and its community. “People here genuinely care about students and their successes,” says Fiege. He says he looks forward to working with the College’s faculty, staff and administrators to “help students meet their personal and professional goals.”

John Tyler Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education and is the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian and off-campus classrooms throughout the area, John Tyler offers quality and economical opportunities for students who want to earn a degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year college or university, train for the workforce, or switch careers. The College, which served more than 14,522 students during the 2010-11 academic year, offers 17 associate degrees, eight certificates, and 35 career studies certificates. The institution also serves 15,000 non-credit students and more than 1,000 companies and government agencies annually through the Community College Workforce Alliance. The College also is committed to sustainability. In July 2010, it received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for its Midlothian Campus Science Building, becoming the first in the Virginia Community College System to receive such recognition. John Tyler Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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