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 […]

Whitney Madere directs Internal Audit for Virginia’s Community Colleges

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  RICHMOND — Whit Madere brings a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes as he takes over as director of internal audit for Virginia’s Community Colleges. And he’s eager to get down to business. “The first big task of our Internal Audit team will be […]