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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, December 11, 2018

TNCC does good works in a short time span. One-day clothes closet provided warm clothing for dozens of students.

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It started with pressure from a faculty member’s spouse who wanted to clear out some closet space at home. And when all was said and done, Thomas Nelson Community College had gathered enough warm clothing to donate to 64 people in need…and have enough leftover clothes to take to the local Goodwill. TNCC’s Care Team […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Veteran Community College Leader Named Interim President of Danville Community College

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The New Year will mark the return of a familiar face Danville Community College. Betty Jo Foster will assume duties as interim president while the VCCS conducts a national search to find a permanent replacement for Dr. Bruce Scism, who is retiring after five years at the helm of DCC. “We’re incredibly fortunate to be […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

$100,000 grant from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation will boost student food pantries and start new food stations at VCCS Rural Horseshoe colleges.

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The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to supplement local efforts to alleviate student hunger at 14 community colleges that serve Virginia’s “Rural Horseshoe.” “Eastern Virginia localities along the Interstate 95 and 64 corridors have enjoyed growth and prosperity in recent decades,” said Dorcas Helfant-Browning, chair of the Virginia […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

$5.8 million Harvest Foundation grant will boost workforce training at Patrick Henry Community College

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Patrick Henry Community College will increase the number of graduates who enter the local workforce in several fast-growing sectors with a three-year, $5.8 million grant award from The Harvest Foundation. The grant will focus on satisfying employer needs in Southside Virginia, providing students with the skills and credentials needed to obtain a living wage job […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

“We need to change.” VCCS leaders cite state policy shifts and demographic trends transforming Virginia’s Community Colleges.

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If you like change, you’re going to LOVE the next few years at Virginia’s Community Colleges. In the near term, the governor’s office is calling on VCCS to redesign its Career Technical Education degree programs to front-load skills training before students take general education courses. The makeover is the result of Governor Ralph Northam’s “G3” […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Top Five Blog Posts for 2018

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1. Great Expectations Alum Accomplishes Much and Inspires Many                    2. Take Five with New River Community College President Pat Huber   3. VCCS takes action on lower student enrollments (No image)   4. Virginia’s Community Colleges fight hunger on campus             […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

DuBois, Morrissey outline Change Agenda for VCCS during 2018 Hire Education Conference

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VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois and Vice Chancellor Sharon Morrissey bookended this year’s Hire Education Conference with speeches that focus on major transitions in store for Virginia’s Community Colleges. Dr. DuBois spoke as the conference began; Dr. Morrissey spoke as the gathering was concluding. Below, you can read the full texts of their remarks. Dr. Glenn […]

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