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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, October 24, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: DSLCC Grad Now Working for College’s Workforce Solutions Division

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DSLCC Grad Now Working for College’s Workforce Solutions Division Submitted by Rachael G. Thompson, director of Institutional Advancement and executive director, Educational Foundation, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College David Shofstahl’s dream of laying bricks and working construction while at the same time helping to develop similar skills in other people has come full circle.   […]

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Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: Chancellor’s Retreat Challenges Community College Leaders to “Do the Impossible”

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Chancellor’s Retreat Challenges Community College Leaders to “Do the Impossible” Hundreds of community college leaders throughout Virginia are being challenged to think big thoughts, ask tough questions, and help their institutions find ways to attract more students and ensure more of them complete a credential. CAPTION: Chancellor DuBois discussed the findings of the JLARC report […]

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Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: Achievement of JTCC Alum Celebrated at Rolls-Royce Crosspointe

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Achievement of JTCC Alum Celebrated at Rolls-Royce Crosspointe Submitted by Holly Walker, PR Manager, John Tyler Community College CAPTION: JTCC alum put his degree and apprenticeship skills to work for Rolls-Royce’s plant in Prince George County. Rolls-Royce Crosspointe in Prince George County is celebrating a first thanks to Jonathan Donner. Donner, who is both a […]

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Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: DCC Garden Project Consolidates Study Disciplines, Feeds Community

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DCC Garden Project Consolidates Study Disciplines, Feeds Community Submitted by Bobby Allen Roach, Public Relations & Marketing Specialist, Danville Community College   CAPTION: Danville Community College Assistant Professor of Biology Christopher Pantazis and his BIO 256: Genetics class pose with their vegetable yields from the campus garden on the second day of classes this semester. […]

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Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017

Diversity Spotlight: VCCS Diversity Conference Proposals

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VCCS Diversity Conference Submitted by Kate Haselhorst, Diversity Officer, VCCS Last October, all 23 colleges participated in the inaugural Diversity, Inclusion and Student Success Conference. The overarching feedback was positive, and we have received many inquiries since regarding when our next conference will take place. Although we do not have an exact date as of […]

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Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017

STATE BOARD MEETING RECAP

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On September 21, 2017, the State Board gathered for its second meeting of the new fiscal year. Highlights of the meeting include: JLARC Report: The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) issued its final report on the VCCS on September 11. The report confirmed that our community colleges are the most affordable higher education […]

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Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017

What You Always Wanted to Know About Dual Enrollment But Were Afraid to Ask

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What You Always Wanted to Know About Dual Enrollment But Were Afraid to Ask   CAPTION: This directional sign shows that high school and college classes can be accomplished at the same time! More than 40,000 high school students were dual enrolled in Virginia’s Community Colleges during the 2016-17 Academic Year (AY). Dual Enrollment (DE) […]

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