“While there are problems, education is the vaccine that can prevent these problems from continuing,” Varia said.
According to information provided by the Floyd County Board of Education, Varia, along with her husband, Mahendra, have been part of the “Fulfilling the Promise” campaign by donating their time and resources to facility improvement, faculty enhancement, a new opportunity fund and student success. For their work, the Varias were honored by having the student lounge on the Prestonsburg campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College named after them.
“We are privileged to have Dr. Varia on our board team,” said Supt. Henry Webb. “The dedication of the student lounge is a tribute to her devotion to children.”
Varia was recognized for her contributions during a special event to celebrate the successful campaign on Dec. 2.
The “Fulfilling the Promise” campaign raised over $2 million for Big Sandy Community and Technical College, and over $98 million in total for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.