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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, May 9, 2018

College Success Coach Initiative Opens Doors and Helps Students Succeed

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College Success Coach Initiative Opens Doors and Helps Students Succeed Submitted by Amanda Christopher, workforce communications coordinator, Virginia’s Community Colleges Melanie Harber always dreamt about going to college but it wasn’t until age 34 that she woke up one day and decided to make it happen. She enrolled in online courses at Mountain Empire Community College […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

AWARD-WINNING FACULTY: Outstanding Faculty Honored

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The 2018 New Horizons Conference may be over, but a lasting memory from the event is the recognition of several outstanding faculty members for their superb contributions to the art of teaching. The Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) is presented annually to one teaching faculty member who distinctly represents the teaching excellence found at […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

NOVA-Alexandria & “College Steps” offer new program to assist students with disabilities

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Submitted by Kristina Ogburn, Public Information Officer, Northern Virginia Community College Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Alexandria Campus and College Steps has formed a new partnership to enhance the college experience for students living with autism spectrum disorders and learning and developmental disabilities. The joint program, which begins fall 2018, directly aligns with NOVA’s commitment […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

RCC Faculty Member featured in PBS Special on Tredegar Iron Works

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Submitted by Eric Pesola, director of marketing & communications, Rappahannock Community College Joshua LeHuray, an adjunct history professor at Rappahannock Community College, appeared in the new documentary How the Welsh Changed the World: The Tale of Two Tredegars, which aired on WCVE on Thursday, April 26 (and will be rebroadcast several times: click here for […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Students & Admissions Departments Rejoice: The New Student Admissions Application is Here!

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

A project nearly three years in the making launched on Saturday, April 28 to great fanfare. The old VCCS student admissions application process was so cumbersome and outdated that a report revealed that each academic year, more than 10,000 prospective students begin our online application but never complete it. However, the newly launched, web-based VCCS […]

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Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Great Expectations Alum Accomplishes Much and Inspires Many

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Brittany Fuller has a lot to be proud of given her many accomplishments over the past few years. Since 2015, Fuller has obtained an associate degree from Southwest Virginia Community College (SWCC), completed a bachelor’s degree from Liberty University in 2017, is raising her three-year-old daughter, recently purchased her own home and is employed. Brittany […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Voices from Virginia Connects Students with Local Elderly for Unique History Project

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Submitted by Belinda A. Baker, Communications and Marketing, Thomas Nelson Community College Thomas Nelson Community College students got a special take on history when the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority reached out to the College to partner on Voices from Virginia, a project that allowed elderly residents to share their stories in one-on-one interviews […]

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