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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 Friday, February 24, 2017

Weekly General Assembly Round Up – Week 7 (Feb. 20-23, 2017)

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

The budget conference report was released Wednesday night, and the vote on the budget will take place on Friday, Feb. 24.  Additional information was available in a briefing by the House Appropriations Committee staff to members Thursday afternoon.  Amendments are being analyzed carefully by VCCS’s budget experts and will be communicated at a later date.  […]

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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Great Expectations Student Gets Serious About His Education and Helping Others

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

David Mata of Glade Spring Virginia appreciates second chances, especially when it comes to the importance of his education. Hoping to earn an associate degree this spring at Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC), Mata plans to enter the police academy or find employment in the security industry. “I initially started off in college right after high […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: PDCCC graduate wants to inspire others to make a difference

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: PDCCC graduate wants to inspire others to make a difference Submitted by Wendy Harrison, Paul D. Camp Community College Astronomer Carl Sagan once noted, “We’re made of star stuff…We long to return,” And while realizing our aspirations can be much like reaching for the stars, 2014 PDCCC graduate Kenya Smith advises, “Do not […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

DIVERSITY SPOTLIGHT: NOVA receives Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award for third consecutive year

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

DIVERSITY SPOTLIGHT: NOVA receives Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award for third consecutive year Submitted by Kathy Thompson, Northern Virginia Community College Northern Virginia Community College was recently awarded the prestigious 2016 HEED Award by the owner and publisher of Insight into Diversity Magazine, Lenore Pearlstein. The HEED—Higher Education Excellence in Diversity—Award is in […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: Helping Virginians Achieve the American Dream

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Submitted by Jim Babb, Office of Strategic Communications “We’re at a turning point in realizing our mission as community colleges.” – Craig Herndon Considering recent events, it is no surprise that Craig Herndon is excited about the role of workforce training as Virginia’s Community Colleges enter our second 50 years of strengthening lives and communities […]

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Posted on Monday, February 20, 2017

Weekly General Assembly Round Up – Week 6 (Feb. 13-17, 2017)

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

With the scheduled “sine die” adjournment date of February 25 approaching next weekend, the 2017 General Assembly is heading down the home stretch. There has been no talk yet of adjourning early, but luckily there has also been no interest of a deadlock on the budget, adjourning later, or having to call a special session in […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

GE Students at JTCC Express Heartfelt Thanks on Valentine’s Day

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

They come from various backgrounds and ethnicities; a veritable rainbow of color and ambition. And now that they’ve aged out of foster care, they’re looking to make their own way. But, aging out of foster care is like stepping off a cliff – one day, your basic needs are covered and the next, you’re on […]

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