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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, April 23, 2019

National experts drive home the point at VCCS New Horizons conference: student hunger and homelessness are growing…and keeping community college students from succeeding.

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Two leading national experts in student hunger and poverty told VCCS faculty and administrators in clear terms that they must do more to help students cope with serious issues they face outside the classroom. Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab and Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart bookended New Horizons, the annual VCCS faculty conference that brought more than 900 instructors […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Medaling in Excellence: Academic rock stars recognized for exceptional achievment in and outside of the classroom

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Dozens of students from Virginia’s Community Colleges were honored this month for their commitment to academic excellence and public service during a celebratory luncheon in Richmond. They’re now members of an elite group, having been formally inducted into Phi Theta Kappa — the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs. And membership has […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

SWCC hosts Hollywood memorabilia collection

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Mapquest says the distance from Hollywood, CA to Cedar Bluff, VA is 2,362 miles, but this month, the gap will seem a bit smaller with a collection of items from the golden era of movies on public view at Southwest Virginia Community College. As part of SWCC’s Festival of the Arts, and exhibit of film […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Serving a higher purpose – students from Mountain Empire Community College donate their time and energy during Spring Break

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Five Mountain Empire Community College students put their Spring Break to good use this year, participating in MECC’s first annual Alternative Spring Break service trip. The team traveled to Greensboro, NC in the college-sponsored project and partnered with Habitat for Humanity to rehab an existing Habitat house. Over the course of five days, the team […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Take Five with Kim Hobert: The one to follow in the event of an emergency

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

1. Can you tell us about the duties and responsibilities associated with your role as Director of Emergency Planning, Safety & Security Services? My position is to work with the colleges, the system office and shared services to plan for emergencies of all types. That planning involves developing emergency response procedures that focus on the […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Leadership in Philanthropy luncheon April 16 honors VCCS faculty members and others who have supported the mission of Virginia’s Community College

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By Caitlin Beckner – Marketing Specialist, The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education Now in its 14th year, the Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy recognizes outstanding leaders who have helped support Virginia’s Community Colleges and their respective foundations. This year, among those to be honored are four members of VCCS faculty, all of whom […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

State Board Travels to Consider Tuition, Credit for Prior Learning, and Presidential Hiring Policies

Posted By Jeffrey Kraus | 0 comments.

The State Board for Community Colleges met on March 20 and 21 at The Madison Hotel in Harrisonburg, continuing the tradition of holding the March meeting in the Board chair’s home community college region. Dr. Jonathan R. Alger, the president of James Madison University welcomed the Board with brief remarks, highlighting the transfer relationship JMU […]

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