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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, May 30, 2017

Did You Know? Great Expectations

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DID YOU KNOW? The 2017 class of GE students earned 105 credentials, including: 13 GEDs, 43 Certificates & Workforce Credentials, 36 Associate Degrees, Eight Transfers to four-year colleges & universities, and five Bachelor’s Degrees Among this year’s class of workforce credential earners are Medical Assistants, Administrative Assistants, HVAC Technicians, Phlebotomists, Welders, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Nursing […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: Great Expectations Program Exceeds Them

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INITIATIVE UPDATE: Great Expectations Program Exceeds Them An initiative of Virginia’s Community Colleges, Great Expectations (GE) is a nationally recognized program that helps Virginia’s foster youth earn the postsecondary credentials they need to achieve an independent and successful life. Created in 2008 as a partnership between Virginia’s Community Colleges and philanthropists supporting the Virginia Foundation […]

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Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPOTLIGHT: Peer Conferences: VCCS Nucleus for Faculty Engagement

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPOTLIGHT: Peer Conferences: VCCS Nucleus for Faculty Engagement Submitted by the Office of Professional Development For more than 15 years, VCCS peer groups have served as a systemwide nexus for disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge sharing, providing an arena for faculty to remain current in their respective fields, as well as connected and informed […]

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Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: The Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC): Wrapping Up AY 2016-2017

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FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: The Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC): Wrapping Up AY 2016-2017 Submitted by Charles Errico, Ph.D., professor of history at NOVA, and chair of the Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC) The Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC) convened twice in April, once for its spring semester two-day meeting with the Chancellor and his staff, and […]

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Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017

College Round Up

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College Round Up From top-notch academic programs to life-changing workforce career opportunities, Virginia’s Community Colleges are continually making news. Check out some of the incredible things Virginia Western, Danville and Rappahannock Community Colleges are doing for their students and communities. Virginia Western joins international project that will provide biology students with hands-on research experience     Submitted […]

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Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017

Now Hear This! New Online Portal Will Bring Better Service to Veterans and Military Students

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Now Hear This! New Online Portal Will Bring Better Service to Veterans and Military Students Virginia’s Community Colleges are proud to serve veterans and military students. Doing so can be complicated, however, even with the best intentions. Translating one’s in-uniform experience to post-service career aspirations can be a lengthy, frustrating process. That’s about to change. […]

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Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: Inaugural Aspen Fellow Chosen to Become Mountain Empire’s Next President

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Dr. Kris Westover Hired to Become President of Mountain Empire Community College Dr. Kris Westover will become the next president of Mountain Empire Community College on July 1, 2017. That announcement was made May 15 by Dr. Glenn DuBois, VCCS chancellor. Westover becomes the seventh person, and second woman, to serve as the college’s permanent […]

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