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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, May 22, 2015

Rosenwald Schools projects link faculty, students with community

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

Faculty members at John Tyler Community College have found a project that is engaging students, fellow faculty and the community as well: preserving the history of early 20th century Rosenwald Schools. A group from John Tyler outlined their initiative to the State Board for Community Colleges last week, and found supporters as well as those with connections […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Community Colleges: A Bright Choice

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Two frequently asked questions this time of year are “What are your plans after you graduate?” and “What college are you attending next year?” If you know a soon-to-be high school graduate, chances are you have asked these questions (maybe even for a few years now).  And while we celebrate the acceptances to in-state and […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Take Five with WCC President Charlie White

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 1 comment.

June 30th will signal the end of an era at Wytheville Community College. After nine years as president, Charlie White will be stepping down. White began his career with VCCS at New River Community College 43 years ago. All those decades of experience prompted us to take a closer look at the man and his thoughts […]

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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2015

Chancellor’s Fellows Look Back on Academic Achievements

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Even though a year has elapsed since the 2014-2015 Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship awards were announced, the afterglow continues to burn brightly for this particular group of instructors. “I can honestly say, I still am humbled and honored to be chosen for the award,” said Valeria Burge-Hall (center), assistant professor of health at Thomas Nelson Community […]

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Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2015

2015 PTK All-Virginia Academic Team Celebrated

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Nearly 70 students from Virginia’s Community Colleges were honored Wednesday for their commitment to academic excellence and public service. In his welcoming remarks, VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois told the students the grades they’ve earned are real. “But your commitment to public service is what makes you a leader.” After receiving a rousing pep talk from […]

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Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

An Apprentice Profile: Sarah Canclini

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

For Sarah Canclini going into the BAE Systems Registered Apprenticeship program should have been a type of homecoming. She joined the Navy straight out of high school but her experience was limited to working on ships’ decks. “I never went into the engine room the entire time I was a sailor!” she laughs. Sarah first […]

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Posted on Friday, April 3, 2015

Jill Biden energizes 1,000 or so colleagues at New Horizons 2015

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

The 2015 New Horizons conference for faculty members across Virginia’s Community Colleges began with a flurry this week when a Northern Virginia Community College faculty member arrived as the keynote speaker.  Not just any faculty member, but Dr. Jill Biden, a full-time career community college educator – and wife to Vice President Joe Biden. When […]

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