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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, September 19, 2017

Take 5 with VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois on the recent JLARC Report

Posted By Jeffrey Kraus | 0 comments.

The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission – more commonly referred to by its acronym, JLARC – spent more than a year studying the operations of Virginia’s Community Colleges. JLARC’s staff just recently concluded its work with a final report that was accepted by the commission during its regular September meeting. We recently sat down […]

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Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017

PVCC selected to participate in prestigious MentorLinks program to support cybersecurity training development

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Piedmont Virginia Community College has been selected by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to participate in the MentorLinks: Advancing Technological Education (ATE) program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The MentorLinks initiative pairs experienced community college mentors with experience in planning and implementing advanced technology programs with colleges seeking support to build, […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

VFCCE introduces its 7th class of Valley Proteins Fellows

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

Out of the more than 242,000 people Virginia’s Community Colleges serve across the commonwealth each year, only 10 second-year students are selected for the Valley Proteins Fellows Program. This year’s scholarship recipients are: Tewodros “Teddy” Maxson (Central Virginia), Marie Shiraki (Dabney S. Lancaster), Lydia Hodges (Patrick Henry), Samantha Scott (Piedmont Virginia), Mostafa Mohibzadh (Thomas Nelson), […]

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Posted on Monday, September 4, 2017

RCC Culinary Arts program cooking up surprises for Fall 2017

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

“For anyone who has met RCC Culinary Arts professor Hatley Bright, enthusiasm is not something she lacks. Excitement flows from her, spatula-like water over Niagara Falls, and the faucet has been turned up all the way, now that she’ll be getting her space at the Glenns Campus. Construction on the upcoming RCC Culinary Arts Lab […]

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Posted on Monday, September 4, 2017

TNCC Professor Inspires Students in Biology and Life Sciences

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 1 comment.

The ocean made an impression on Biology Professor Shaheem Abrahams. Near his home in South Africa’s Cape Town, people have their choice of oceans in which to swim. There’s the Atlantic, icy-cold due to the Benguela current coming up from Antarctica, or the Indian Ocean, almost bath-like owing to the warm Mozambique current coming down […]

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Posted on Monday, September 4, 2017

Statewide Enrollment Task Force Holds Inaugural Meeting

Posted By Jeffrey Kraus | 2 comments.

Faculty, staff and student representatives from across Virginia’s Community Colleges agree that change needs to occur, but it will take months to determine just how much, and exactly what, needs to change. That’s the conclusion from the inaugural meeting of the Chancellor’s Statewide Enrollment Task Force that recently occurred at the VCCS System Office. Dr. […]

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Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: Life Groomed New Germanna College Board Chair Perfectly For His Role

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

Life Groomed New Germanna College Board Chair Perfectly For His Role Submitted by Mike Zitz-Beckham, public information officer, Germanna Community College In a sense, William E. Thomas has spent his whole life preparing to become the chair of the Germanna Community College Board. A Culpepper County resident, Thomas took over the mantle from Stafford County […]

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