• Dana Legere
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    When Dana Legere started at Brightpoint, she couldn’t conceive how far her college connections would take her. Before transferring to James Madison University, Brightpoint’s 2018 Trailblazer of the Year amassed a sterling leadership résumé — including Student Government Association president, Governor’s Task Force delegate and General Assembly representative — which led to a niche role with a government consulting firm that merges her passions for science and politics.

  • Jason Taylor writing an equation on a glass wall
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    Jason Taylor, an Air Force veteran and a single father, cashed in his GI Bill at Brightpoint to grow his real estate business and be a role model for his 3-year-old son.

  • Billy Whorley
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    When Billy Whorley interviewed at Church & Dwight and learned the company was willing to make an investment in his education, he was sold on the job. Soon after starting, Billy earned Lean Practitioner certification through Church & Dwight’s partnership with the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA). A year later, he’s earned two additional certifications and enrolled in Brightpoint’s industrial electricity CSC to keep advancing his career.

  • Daytime external view of academic building on Midlothian Campus
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    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.

  • Erica Mokun, journalist
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    Through her involvement in our campus community, Erica Mokun discovered her passion for illuminating other people's stories through journalism.

  • Geovany Chavarria, education specialist
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    The connections Geovany Chavarria made at the college helped him reimagine what was possible for his future and include a bachelors degree in his career plan.

  • Jeremy Collins
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    After making a career jump from electrician to designer, Jeremy Collins returned to the college to complete the electrical engineering technology degree he started 25 years earlier.

  • Daniel McCloud, entrepreneur
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    Daniel McCloud started his associates degree in machining while still in high school, and then scored an internship with Rolls Royce that turned into a full-time job. Now he has returned to the college to build his business skills as he starts his own business.

  • Yvonka Weaver, social worker
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    Two weeks after enrolling at the college to become a social worker, Yvonka Weaver was diagnosed with 3 brain aneurysms. She persevered through her health challenges, and with her college support network, completed her degree and transferred to VCU.

  • Alex Ritchie, VCU student
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    After a NASA internship, leading campus groups, and earning her associate degree in engineering at the college, Alex Ritchie is completing her bachelor's degree at VCU and winning awards for her research.