For the Record: Shenandoah Valley, July 2010

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Eastern Mennonite University began taking applications for a new master’s degree in nursing leadership and administration. The 24-month program is structured to allow nurses to keep working while continuing their studies. (Daily News-Record)

James Madison University’s East Campus Dining Hall received a gold rating by the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first LEED-certified building on the JMU campus. (The News Leader)

Moshe Khurgei, of Bridgewater College, and Adam Katz, of the University of Virginia, received a patent for a technique to grow and use adult stem cells isolated from human fat, allowing for optimal cell survival and the harvesting of cells from patients themselves. (The News Leader)

Mary Baldwin College joined 11 other private Virginia colleges in forming a consortium to provide health insurance for 3,000 employees of the schools. The consortium hopes to save money in the long run while offering health-care coverage for their workers. (The News Virginian)

Rockingham Memorial Hospital received a $2.9 million gift from the Burgess & Julia Nelson Endowment fund, one of its largest gifts ever. The funds will be used to pay for charity care, including indigent and uninsured patients. Burgess Nelson was a former state senator from Mount Jackson. (Daily News-Record)

Shenandoah Telecommunications Inc., an Edinburg-based provider of telecom services, bought JetBroadband for $148 million. JetBroadband provides high-speed Internet to 16 counties in the Lynchburg area. Shentel plans to invest $30 million in upgrades to the JetBroadband network. (News & Advance)


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