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Mountwest welcomes new students

January 11, 2013

Huntington, W.Va. - Nearly 200 new students were welcomed by Mountwest Community & Technical College President, Dr. Keith Cotroneo, and staff on Friday at Mountwest’s new campus atop Fifth Street hill.

This is the first time the college has held orientation for the spring semester, and Billie Brooks, Dean of Student Services, was pleased with the response.

“We are thrilled and overwhelmed with the response,” Brooks said. “Our enrollment is up, and we’re very excited to welcome these new students to begin their journey at Mountwest.”

Dr. Cotroneo congratulated the incoming students, and said, “This is the best investment you can make in your future.”

He spoke about the importance of time management and how anyone is capable of obtaining a college degree if they stay committed and allot the appropriate amount of time to study.

The spring 2013 semester will be the second semester Mountwest will offer classes on its new campus at 2205 Fifth Street Road, Huntington. Spring classes begin January 14. For more information, please call (866) 676-5533 or go to