News Column

Deadline Extended for prePAID Tuition

April 2, 2013

Sarah J. Pawlowski, Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)

-The Virginia529 College Savings Plan has extended the deadline to enroll in its prePAID tuition program at 2013 prices through April 5.

The extension is in response to heavy interest in the program in the final weeks of the annual enrollment period.

Undergraduate tuition and fees can be prepaid for children from newborns through ninth grade. Account earnings grow free from state and federal taxes and distributions are exempt from tax when used for qualified higher education expenses. Payments may be made in a lump sum or installments.

To enroll or for more information, visit Virginia529.com

Music education

Hampton was recognized for the second year as a "Best Community for Music Education."

The NAMM Foundation acknowledges schools and districts across the U.S. for commitment to and support for music education in schools. In all, 373 communities were recognized, including 307 school districts and 66 schools.

Employer summit

The Peninsula Workforce Development Center at Thomas Nelson Community College will host Connecting the Dots, a summit aimed to assist local companies with staffing needs.

The event will introduce employers to free state and regional resources and provide information about connectivity opportunities, training, apprenticeships, and layoff aversion initiatives.

"In a time of cutting costs, increasing efficiencies, and smart business decisions, employers want the easiest way to cut through the red tape and find solutions," said Curtis Wray, a coordinator with the Southeast Virginia Rapid Response, an event sponsor.

The Peninsula Council for Workforce Development is cosponsoring the summit.

"The worst thing for a displaced worker to hear an employer say is 'had I known these services were available, I would have done things differently,'" Wray said.

"The goal is to empower employers and workers to make the best decisions possible, as early as possible."

The event is planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 11 at the workforce development center, 600 Butler Farm Road.

To register visit http://www.sevarapidresponse.org or call 757-825-3453.

Lecture series

The College of William and Mary will host "Finding Faults in Old Virginia," the latest talk in its Tack Faculty Lecture Series.

Chuck Bailey, chairman of the geology department, will talk about the geology of Virginia at the presentation, scheduled for 7 p.m. April 17 at the Kimball Theater in Williamsburg.

"We are excited to continue the Tack Faculty Lecture Series and celebrate the intellectual life of William & Mary by showcasing the excellence of our faculty," said Provost Michael R. Halleran. "Chuck Bailey has a way of explaining the intricacies of the earth's movements in intriguing and fun ways."

The Tack Faculty Lecture Series offers an opportunity each semester for the campus and broader community to attend a lecture by a faculty member on a topic related to his or her research. The series began in spring of 2012.

The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required but those planning to attend are asked to register at http://www.wm.edu/lecture.



Source: (c)2013 the Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) Distributed by MCT Information Services


Story Tools