Colleges and universities nationwide will seek to replicate the New College Institute’s model in uptown Martinsville as they expand or modernize their facilities in the future, a federal official anticipated Friday as the institute dedicated its new building.
The New College Institute’s ultramodern new building has made the head of another higher education institution in Southside a little envious.
“It’s like ... an educational resort,” Betty Hope Adams, executive director of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston, said after she toured NCI’s building before a dedication ceremony on Friday.
As it prepares for the future, the New College Institute (NCI) is not letting area residents forget about the past.
A “living history wall” in the lobby of NCI’s new building features displays about Martinsville’s West Side neighborhood and the history of the Baldwin Block where the building was constructed. It also has photos of the block’s namesake, the late physician/philanthropist Dr. Dana Olden Baldwin.
Godwin: Higher ed credentials should be goal for each family
By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer
No longer do people have to leave Martinsville-Henry County to earn higher education degrees that will enable them to pursue rewarding careers, speakers and visitors at this weekend’s New College Institute (NCI) festivities noted.
The skies cleared Saturday and the Bassett Heritage Festival went on as scheduled. The event featured vendors at the field next to EMI Imaging, a pancake breakfast, crafts, inflatables a parade and more. At right, the Bassett High School marching band walked on Main Street in Bassett. (Bulletin photo by Mike Wray)
The area’s two congressmen on Friday echoed many in Congress who showed support for President Barack Obama’s plans to initiate new air strikes and training of rebels fighting Islamic State forces in Syria, but they were cautious about how much approval Congress should give the president.
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as “an act of pure evil.”