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Jul 15 2017

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# Virginia Western Community College – Celebrating 50 Years Beginnings. Per legislation, effective July 1, 1966, Roanoke Technical Institute (RTI) of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) and the Roanoke Center of the School of General Studies of the University of Virginia merged and became Community College of Roanoke. That summer, under the leadership of President Dr. Travis McKenzie, programs and faculty combined and began fall quarter classes with an enrollment of 1,352 students. During the first year of operating, the college was renamed Virginia Western Community College. In 1968, the first true class of Virginia Western students graduated. Growth and …