Public service, leadership fuel dreams for VFCCE scholarship recipients

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  Graciela Billingsley is looking for a lifetime of public service. So it’s only fitting that this high-achieving sophomore at Northern Virginia Community College is the recipient of the Eva Tieg Hardy Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship. Named for the retired Dominion public policy executive who also had an extensive career in state government, the Eva Tieg […]

State Board Chair a champion for 1st generation students

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  Idalia Fernandez still remembers her first day in a fourth-grade classroom trying to understand the flurry of English around her. Just when she thought she was getting it, everyone suddenly stood up, put their hands on their chests, and began reciting. “I just moved my lips because I didn’t know the words.” Then and […]

State Board for Community Colleges July 2015 Business Meeting

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      State Board for Community Colleges July 2015 Business Meeting RICHMOND – The State Board for Community Colleges will convene its regular meeting on Thursday, July 16, at 9 a.m. in the offices of the Virginia Community College System at 300 Arboretum Place, Richmond, Virginia, 23236. State Board Committees will meet on Wednesday, […]

State Board Sets Tuition for 2015-2016 Academic Year

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    State Board Sets Tuition for 2015-2016 Academic Year~ Approves Pilot Programs to Reduce Tuition and Textbook Costs for Select Programs~ RICHMOND —  The State Board for Community Colleges established the 2015-2016 academic year in-state tuition and mandatory fees rate at $142.50 per credit hour at its regular May meeting. Beginning this fall, in-state […]

State Board Holds May Business Meeting

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  RICHMOND – The State Board for Community Colleges will convene its regular meeting on Thursday, May 21, at 9 a.m. in the offices of the Virginia Community College System at 300 Arboretum Place, Richmond, Virginia, 23236. State Board Committees will meet on Wednesday, May 20, also at 300 Arboretum Place. The Academic, Student Affairs […]

Virginia’s Community Colleges Receive Grant to Cut Textbook Costs

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RICHMOND – More community college students in Virginia soon may be able to earn a degree with little to no textbook costs, thanks to a grant to Virginia’s Community Colleges from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The $200,000 grant will be used to fund a pilot program at 15 of Virginia’s Community Colleges. The […]

Dominion Foundation Invests $500,000 in VFCCE’s Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative

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Funds to support workforce development at seven community colleges in rural areas Weyers Cave, Va. – The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) has received a major financial grant of $500,000 from the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, to benefit the VFCCE’s Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative (RVHI). The announcement was made […]

Community College Philanthropists Honored with 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

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Community College Philanthropists Honored with 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy   Richmond – Leading philanthropists selected by community colleges across the commonwealth were honored this week with the Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. Hosted by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, the 10th annual event honors philanthropists from the statewide foundation and […]

Dr. Dean Sprinkle tapped for Wytheville Community College presidency

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  RICHMOND – Dr. Dean E. Sprinkle, of Statesville, North Carolina, will become the next president at Wytheville Community College, announced Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges. Sprinkle will begin his new post July 1, replacing retiring president Charlie White. “Dr Sprinkle will be a tremendous fit for Wytheville Community College,” DuBois said in […]

Dr. Scott Ralls to become next president at Northern Virginia Community College

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 ~ Ralls currently leads North Carolina Community College System ~  RICHMOND – The next president of Northern Virginia Community College is Dr. Scott Ralls, currently president of the North Carolina Community College System, VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois announced today. Ralls will assume his new post in early September, replacing Dr. Robert G. Templin, who retired […]