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NCI Celebrates Mentorship from Local Leaders


As NCI’s internship program winds down and interns prepare to go back to school in Blacksburg, Harrisonburg, and other far-off locations, NCI celebrated their successful completion of their internships and thanked the generosity of leaders from regional organizations who offered students jobs that provided experience related to their fields of study.

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Experts Combine the Best of Academics and Applied Learning at NCI for Local Manufacturers

Local manufacturing experts received five days of specialized training at New College Institute (NCI). NCI and Optimation Technology, Inc. teamed up to develop and provide Eastman employees instruction about best-in-class web handling techniques involved in performance film manufacturing. “The class really helps us diagnosis issues and identify defects,” said Paul Miller, a manager at Eastman.

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Open House for New College’s Robotics Team

New College Institute extends a special invitation to the public and media to attend NCI’s Robotics Team 1262 Open House February 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The team is comprised of high school students from Martinsville and Henry County. Team members will facilitate a live demonstration of their current competition robot and share a preview of 2019 opportunities.

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City Intern Makes Big Impact

Carrie Denny is making a big impact at the City of Martinsville this summer through her internship in the telecommunications department. This department operates MINet Solutions, a city-owned telephone and internet service provider for local businesses. As an intern, Carrie has helped institute a new invoicing system that is saving time and money for the department.

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Local Donor Helps Establish New Program at New College Institute

New College Institute is honored to announce a new initiative, LIFE — Learning Is ForEver, made possible by the generous donation of Martinsville resident Barbara Matthews. The goal of the LIFE program is to create engaging learning opportunities for adults of all ages, particularly those above fifty.

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NCI Announces Assistant Director

New College Institute (NCI) is pleased to announce Melany Stowe will be the Assistant Director of Academics and Communications. Melany is a lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County who has dedicated her professional and personal time to creating meaningful learning opportunities for students.

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