More Hispanic and Latino Students Attending and Succeeding at Virginia’s Community Colleges

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Angelica Garcia was a featured performer at the 2013 Valley Proteins Dinner, and has signed a record contract with Warner Brothers Records.

  Richmond — Angelica Garcia faced a tough decision. The 2014 graduate of Eastern Shore Community College could attend the University of Virginia this fall or the aspiring artist could sign the record deal Warner Brothers Records offered her. While everyone’s options are different, Garcia says attending community college is a big part of her […]

New Chair Says State Board Facing Significant Challenge

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RICHMOND – Dorcas Helfant-Browning, whose mother was a “Rosie Riveter” during World War ll, says she’s honored to begin her one-year term as chair of the State Board for Community Colleges. “Whenever you have the opportunity to serve, your job is to direct traffic and solve the goals of the system and stay on target.” […]

State Board for Community Colleges July 2014 Business Meeting

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 14, 2014   State Board for Community Colleges July 2014 Business Meeting  RICHMOND – The State Board for Community Colleges will convene its regular meeting on Thursday, July 17, at 9 a.m. in the Godwin-Hamel Board Room, James Monroe Building, 101 N. 14th Street, 15th floor, Richmond. State Board Committees […]

Dr. Alfred A. Roberts Named Southside Virginia Community College’s Next President

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  RICHMOND –The next president of Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) is Dr. Alfred A. Roberts, of Emporia, Virginia. Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges, said Roberts will assume his new post on or about Aug. 1, 2014, replacing retiring president Dr. John Cavan. “I’ve known Al for a long time and I have […]

State Board Sets Tuition for 2014-2015 Academic Year

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RICHMOND —The State Board for Community Colleges established the 2014-2015 in-state tuition and mandatory fees rate at $136 per credit hour by unanimous vote at its regular May meeting. Beginning this fall, in-state students will pay an additional $6.00 per credit hour, which means the cost of a typical three-hour class will increase by $18.00 […]