Next Up: Becoming Brightpoint

On July 1, 2022, the college officially changes its name to Brightpoint Community College. This new name celebrates the heart and energy of our institution; connects to the experiences people have here; and reflects the uplifting and welcoming environment we strive to create for all.


Starting July 1, 2022, our college officially becomes Brightpoint Community College. This new name is as vibrant as the work we do; the people and communities we serve; and the employees who dedicate themselves to our students’ success. It is forward-looking and speaks directly to our mission, vision and values, while also encompassing our history and our more than 50 years of being an institution that’s a bright point for our community and those we have served.

Although our name is changing, what is at our core is not. We continue to be our community’s college, opening doors to opportunity for all; providing a top-notch education and experience to our students; and working closely with area employers to support their workforce needs.

Over the coming months and throughout the summer, you will see Brightpoint emerge on our campuses and in our digital spaces as we transition to our new name, and we look forward to celebrating this change with you as we head into the upcoming academic year.

To learn more about the college’s name change and see answers to some frequently asked questions, visit our Becoming Brightpoint page.

Related News

View All News
  • Almost 10 years after her first college attempt, Tiandra Threat returned to Brightpoint with a clear vision to grow her business career and leveraged every possible opportunity to build her network and experience, as a campus leader, mentor and mentee. 

  • Although she had a bachelor’s degree in hand, Clarissa Perry was unsure about her career path. A soul-searching six months of hiking the Appalachian Trail connected her with tradespeople who sparked her next move: learning how to weld.

  • A single dad of two girls, Kenneth Pritchett had accomplished a lot as a medical records technician for nearly 25 years and as a local school board member. But there was one thing he didn’t have: a college degree. Brightpoint helped him change that.

  • During the pandemic, Chrishelle York enrolled at Brightpoint in search of a career change and more stability. She juggled coursework, homeschooling her daughter and managing her salon. Now, she’s transferring to VCU in pursuit of a career in human resources.

View all News