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A blog dedicated to the latest news and information about Virginia’s Community Colleges. We have a stable of great contributors who will offer legislative updates, workforce updates, and an inside look at Virginia’s Community Colleges and the work we do.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Virginia Community Colleges Association aims to break down silos

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“I know that at work, I’m in my own cyclone of activity, so it’s a real benefit to be able to come to an event like this and get a more statewide perspective.”   Lisa Shiflett McDaniel, president of the Virginia Community Colleges Association sees a definite up-side to annual conferences that give college faculty, staff […]

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Posted on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Top scholars at Virginia’s Community Colleges offer a glimpse into the future

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  Editor’s note:  Predicting the future is always risky business, but inexorable demographic trends are all but certain to change the makeup of students at American colleges in the years to come.  Perhaps it was a coincidence that this year’s cohort of VCCS top scholars already seem to resemble our students of the future. Students […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

RSVP program helps students at Mountain Empire Community College find new careers

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By Mallory Hill, Education Support Specialist, Mountain Empire Community College Where do you turn when your once steady career is obsolete? Just a few weeks ago, Greg Seals and Rodney Tritt were employed as coal miners in Kentucky. This reality came to an abrupt halt when their employer suddenly closed the mine without warning and […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Central Virginia Community College starts fall semester with a bang…frames-up Habitat for Humanity project right on campus

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The lawn in front of CVCC’s Learning Commons was transformed into a construction site earlier this month as more than 100 students, faculty and staff converged for the day to frame-in a Habitat for Humanity house. “The best efforts are collective efforts,” said CVCC President John Capps. “That’s what we have witnessed again and again […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

VCCS colleges join in expansion of cloud computing degree programs using Amazon Web Service teaching platform

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Virginia high schools, community colleges and four-year universities are adopting AWS Educate, the educational platform created by Amazon Web Services, as a foundation for expanding cloud computing educational programs statewide. The announcement September 20 drew a host of educational, government and economic development leaders to the Woodbridge campus of Northern Virginia Community College. “The need […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

First Germanna Community College facility named for a woman honors business trailblazer and advocate for the rights of disabled people.

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Barbara Fried was one of just a handful of women in her class at the University of Chicago Law School in the 1950s, and she was described as a fierce advocate for the rights of disabled people before the Americans with Disabilities act was passed. Later, with her lawyer husband, she got into the real […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

A faculty viewpoint: more diversity among VCCS instructors boosts student and institutional success

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Nikki Hicks, a native of Petersburg, Virginia and a graduate of Petersburg High School is an Associate Professor of Business at John Tyler Community College. She holds a B.S. in Marketing and Fashion Merchandising from Hampton University, a MBA from Averett University, and DBA from Walden University. With more than 20 years of retail experience […]

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