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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, November 14, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: New Online Tool Will Help More Service Members Earn More Credit for Prior Learning

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New Online Tool Will Help More Service Members Earn More Credit for Prior Learning CAPTION: The Veterans Day event began with the Presentation of Colors performed by Marine Corps Color Guard, Bravo Company, 3rd Platoon, Fort Lee, Virginia. Veterans and military students now have an easier time earning credit for prior learning thanks to a […]

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Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: Z-Degree adds up to $1 million in savings plus student retention and better grades at TCC

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Z-Degree adds up to $1 million in savings plus student retention and better grades at TCC Submitted by Marian Anderfuren, associate vice president for communications, Tidewater Community College Tidewater Community College was the first college in the nation to offer a textbook-free Z-Degree. CAPTION: Students enrolled in courses using open educational resources (OER) are saving […]

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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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