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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, July 22, 2015

Take Five with New WCC President Dr. Dean Sprinkle

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Formerly the senior vice president of instruction at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC, Dr. Sprinkle holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, a master’s in clinical psychology from Western Carolina University, a bachelor’s from North Carolina State University and an associate degree from Lees McRae College in Banner Elk, NC. He […]

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Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Power of Community College Coaching

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 3 comments.

When Margaret Surber stepped on to the Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC) campus for the first time, she felt like a “grey-headed women among a bunch of teeny boppers.” “It was a nightmare,” she said. “It was overwhelming to me.” For more than 37 years, Surber went to work at the same North Carolina chemical plant, […]

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Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015

5th class of Valley Proteins Fellows begins scholarship and leadership program

Posted By Susan Hayden | 2 comments.

The 5th class of Valley Proteins Fellows began its year this week with a leadership program and orientation to the year-long fellowship. The most prestigious scholarship awarded by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, the program helps promising second-year students pursue their academic goals and strengthen their leadership skills.  Nine students are participating this […]

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Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Former Educator Inducted into CTE Hall of Fame

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Members of the academic and workforce community recently gathered for the annual Virginia Career and Technical Education Creating Excellence Awards. The awards are given to institutions who promote best practices in education and recognize exemplary contributions to Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. During the program, Mr. Harvey Crone, former director of the CCWA, was […]

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Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Finding Meaningful Careers in Unexpected Places

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By Stephanie Crowe, outreach specialist, Germanna Community College Thomas McNinch of Fredericksburg first visited Michelle Beverage, a Germanna Community College adult career coach, at the Fredericksburg Workforce Center in February of last year. Disappointed at the lack of opportunities to put his B.S. in geography to good use, McNinch was interested in increasing his skills […]

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Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015

Helping others fuels aspiring nurse

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LaRhonda didn’t have an easy start. She was adopted from foster care as an infant and then lost her adoptive parents within a few months of each other when she was just a teen.  However, her faith, her passion, and her dreams have sustained her, and she wants to use her gifts to help others. […]

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Posted on Friday, June 19, 2015

Citizen Leader on Stage

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Shakespeare once observed that “All the world’s a stage”, and for the late Robert “Bobby” Harrell, public service was his window on the world, the stage where he played major roles in business, education and government. According to Bobby, “what you see often depends on where you look.” He looked for opportunities to serve others, […]

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