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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, January 19, 2018

General Assembly Week 2 Update: Jan. 19, 2018

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General Assembly Week 2 Update: Jan. 19, 2018 Submitted by Ellen Davenport, assistant vice chancellor for governmental relations, Virginia’s community colleges Bills capping tuition and fees to be carried over and studied In the Higher Education subcommittee of the Senate Education and Health Committee yesterday afternoon, five bills to cap tuition and fees at Virginia’s public […]

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Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018

Weekly General Assembly Round Up – Week 1 (Jan. 10-14, 2018)

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General Assembly Convenes Submitted by Ellen Davenport, assistant vice chancellor, governmental relations, Virginia’s Community Colleges The General Assembly convened on January 10 for the first day of the session, and it has been an interesting week. Delegate Kirk Cox was elected as the Speaker of the House on the opening day of the session on a […]

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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

INITIATIVE UPDATE: 2018 Legislative Priorities & Perspectives

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2018 Legislative Priorities & Perspectives The opening gavel fell yesterday for the 2018 session of the Virginia General Assembly. The session will be different from those of recent years as the majority of the House of Delegates members have four or fewer years of government experience, and a new governor and lieutenant governor will be […]

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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

COLLEGE ROUND UP: PVCC biology class creates protein molecules using 3D printer

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PVCC biology class creates protein molecules using 3D printer Submitted by Leigh-Anne Lawrence, director, marketing and media relations, Piedmont Virginia Community College Students in PVCC’s BIO 106 class recently partnered with faculty in the Electronics and Computer Technology Program to create three-dimensional molecular models of several pigment-related proteins using PVCC’s 3D printer. “Molecules like DNA […]

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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

COLLEGE ROUND UP: BRCC Nursing: “Where Art and Science Meet”

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BRCC Nursing: “Where Art and Science Meet” Submitted by Cathy Sliwoski, PR assistant, Blue Ridge Community College Blue Ridge Community College graduate Emily Starks received an Emerging Nurse Leader award from the West Virginia Future of Nursing Action Coalition as part of their inaugural 40 under 40 leadership campaign. The award recognized nurses who are […]

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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Initiative Update: 2018 Legislative Priorities & Perspectives

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2018 Legislative Priorities & Perspectives The opening gavel falls today for the 2018 session of the Virginia General Assembly. The session will be different from those of recent years as the majority of the House of Delegates members have four or fewer years of government experience, and a new governor and lieutenant governor will be […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

PDCCC graduate transitions from high school to Huntington Ingalls in few months: Franklin man first in family to enter the trades sector

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Tyrick Erquhart wouldn’t trade his experience for anything else. In four weeks and with no prior exposure, he successfully learned to lay the perfect bead. “I would tell anyone to stick with it,” the 18-year-old advised about the Fast Track Welding Program at Paul D. Camp Community College. “It starts off hard, but you can’t […]

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