Dozens of Scholarship Recipients Honored During Special Ceremony

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RICHMOND – Fifty-seven students representing Virginia’s 23 community colleges were honored Tuesday, November 18, at a luncheon in honor of scholarships they received. Shawn Boyer, chairman of the board of Snagajob and keynote speaker for the luncheon, told students to “throw the word failure out of your vocabulary.” “You are going to make lots of […]

State Board for Community Colleges November 2014 Business Meeting

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    RICHMOND – The State Board for Community Colleges will convene its regular meeting on Thursday, November 20, at 9 a.m. in the Godwin-Hamel Board Room, James Monroe Building, 101 N. 14th Street, 15th floor, Richmond. Prior to the regular business meeting, the State Board will hold its Annual Meeting at the Richmond Marriott […]

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Donates $50,000 to Fund Adult Literacy through the Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative

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  RICHMOND, Va. – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is donating $50,000 to the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) to promote adult literacy efforts through the foundation’s Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative (RVHI). The retailer’s gift, which will be matched on a one-to-one basis, will fund $1,000 incentive scholarships for adults who earn their […]

Outstanding New Opportunities for Virginia’s Community College Students Pursuing STEM Degrees

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Virginia’s Community College students pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields statewide have access to new scholarships, research experiences, internships and courses thanks to a NASA grant awarded to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium. The Consortium’s newly announced program, STEM Takes Flight at Virginia’s Community Colleges, is designed to provide scholarships as […]

Governor McAuliffe Announces $11.9 million Workforce Innovation Fund Grant

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September 30, 2014 ~ Grant will advance employment and financial literacy for 1,800 Virginians with barriers to higher education and employment ~ RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia has been selected by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to receive an $11.9 million grant to advance employment and financial literacy for 1,800 […]

State Board for Community Colleges September 2014 Business Meeting

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Sept. 15, 2014   RICHMOND – The State Board for Community Colleges will convene its regular meeting on Thursday, September 18, at 9 a.m. in the Godwin-Hamel Board Room, James Monroe Building, 101 N. 14th Street, 15th floor, Richmond. An orientation session for new board members will begin at 8 a.m. and […]