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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 Thursday, April 24, 2014

DCC Academic Superstar Refuses to Settle for Average

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Courtney Hill has a very active social life. Not. Her pursuit of academic excellence is practically an all-consuming proposition. “The sacrifice I make in order to keep up my grades is probably my social life. I basically have none. I work and sometimes study while I am at work.” Not surprisingly, her list of hobbies […]

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Posted on Monday, April 21, 2014

For LFCC Scholar, Hard Work and Sacrifice Go Hand in Hand

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The 2013-2014 academic year has shone very brightly on Joseph Zink. The Northern Virginia native and Phi Theta Kappa member made the All U.S.A Academic Team as well as the All Virginia Academic Team. He was also selected as a Coca Cola Bronze Medal scholarship winner. More recently, he won the Martin Luther King, Jr. […]

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Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014

VCCS New Horizons Conference Bigger and Better than Ever!

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April 9-11 saw the sun shining, spring flowers blooming, and approximately 900 VCCS faculty, staff and administrators arriving at the historic Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, Virginia. New Horizons 2014 may break attendance records, with just under 900 registrants, 180 hours of professional development programming, 18 hours of hands-on computer lab training, 12 Excellence in Education […]

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Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014

Adult Career Coaches: A Profession that Transforms Lives

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Angela Lawhorne, an adult career coach at Paul D. Camp Community College (PDCC) in Franklin, Virginia, rarely has a “typical” day. Her team is prepared to help anyone who walks through their door with training and job placement. Adult career coaches and the individuals they help act as a team to set an end career […]

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Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014

Isaac Grunstra – VHCC’s Man of Steel

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Isaac Grunstra has received the Congressional Gold Medal for Youth Award, hiked 100 miles through the wilderness, and he’s also an Eagle Scout. Not too shabby for a guy who only recently turned 16. “He’s a great kid,” says his mother, Ruth Grunstra. “He is very purposeful in the choices he makes.” Isaac, who has […]

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Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

How Virginia Tracks the Education and Training of Its Workforce

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

All States gather high-level, state-wide data on a variety of measures such as education, productivity, salaries, wages, and employment. These measures allow a comparison at a national level of the general health of a State. Virginia tracks progress on these indicators through Virginia Performs – the Commonwealth’s performance leadership and accountability system. The Council on […]

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Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014

The Faculty Perspective: Inside CFAC

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by Dr. Charles Errico, CFAC Chair The Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC) consists of elected representatives from each of the twenty-three community colleges. Twice during the academic year, they meet in Richmond with the Chancellor and his administrative staff for a collegial and free-flowing discussion that addresses faculty concerns and issues related to student success. […]

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