Primary Media Contact: Holly Walker, Public Relations Manager, 804-594-1530

Secondary Media Contact: Heather Busch, Creative Services Manager, 804-594-1532

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – John Tyler, which is soon becoming Brightpoint, Community College is holding a series of free, Open House events where community members can explore options for starting or continuing their college education. At the events, being held March 30 – April 5, 2022, attendees will learn about majors that can put them on a path to a bachelor’s degree and programs that can help them prepare for a career in two years or less. They will also be introduced to the college’s hands-on approach to teaching, its personalized support services, the many options available to help students pay for college, and much more. 

Those interested in attending may choose from a virtual session or sessions held at the Chester or Midlothian campuses. On-campus Open Houses will include tours led by students, as well as assistance with completing applications for admissions. 

March 30 – Virtual Session
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

April 4 – Midlothian Campus Sessions
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

April 5 – Chester Campus Session
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

To register for one of the Open House sessions, go to Questions about the Open House events may be emailed to

John Tyler Community College, which is becoming Brightpoint Community College on July 1, 2022, offers more than 75 majors that provide pathways to careers in high-demand fields; transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities; and industry credentials and licensures. The college, with campuses in Chester and Midlothian, online classes, and off-campus classrooms, served more than 12,790 students during the 2020-21 academic year. It also assisted approximately 5,700 learners, including more than 2,700 job seekers, through its workforce development division, Community College Workforce Alliance, a partnership between Tyler and Reynolds community colleges.