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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 Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Helping Laid-Off Coal Industry Workers in Southwest Virginia

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The POWER Grant Initiative is a multi-faceted approach designed to address the impact of the decline of the coal economy in Southwest Virginia. The initiative seeks to build on the collective energy among workforce, economic, education, and community development partners in the region. Through the efforts of the core grant partners*, there are short and […]

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Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016

Great Expectations Graduates Celebrate with Trip to Virginia Beach

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

For dozens of GE students from eleven of Virginia’s Community Colleges, a recent all-expenses-paid trip to Virginia Beach was much more than a well-deserved getaway. It was an attractive return on an investment made years ago; an investment in their own futures. And for some, it was the first time they had seen the Atlantic ocean. For three […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New Horizons Conference Shines for Golden Anniversary

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

VCCS Director of Faculty Development Dr. Abigail Stonerock says the feedback she’s been getting suggests the 2016 New Horizons conference in Roanoke was one of the best in recent memory. “We rolled out our best conference website ever. And of course, everyone is talking about the app and the ease and ability to evaluate sessions […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

EleVAte SNAP E&T Pilot Program

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The EleVAte SNAP Employment and Training Pilot Program is a three-year grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service awarded to ten states nationwide. The largest award went to the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS), with the VCCS as the primary official sub-recipient.  The pilot program was created to serve […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May 16th Deadline Rapidly Approaching for Foundation Scholarships

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Attending a Virginia community college next fall or know someone who is?  There are some GREAT scholarship opportunities from the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education.  Applications are due Monday, May 16th ! Students can apply for the scholarships directly at https://vccsscholarships.awardspring.com and the opportunities include: Valley Proteins Fellows Program:  Open to rising 2nd year students […]

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Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016

“Comprehensive” man took the helm of VCCS on May 9, 1966

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

  On May 9, 1966, Governor Mills Godwin asked Dana Hamel to become director of the newly created Virginia Community College System that would begin operation on July 1 of that year.  It was a natural choice, as Dr. Hamel was already director of the fledgling technical college system. He had moved to Virginia to […]

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Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016

Take Five With LFCC English Professor and This Year’s Susan S. Wood Professorship Winner Brent Kendrick

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Dr. Brent Kendrick, a longtime English professor at Lord Fairfax Community College, was presented with the first Susan S. Wood Professorship award (and a check for $3,000) at this year’s New Horizons conference in Roanoke. With final exams now behind both him and his students, Dr. Kendrick was eager to take part in our Take Five series. […]

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