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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, February 20, 2018

Postcard from Bermuda

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Submitted by Valerie Palamountain, dean of workforce services, Piedmont Virginia Community College When the Great Recession hit in 2008, it was worldwide, even for Bermuda, a small island nation off the coast of North Carolina. While not in the Caribbean, Bermuda is frequently included in the Caribbean economy. Its palm trees, ocean views and mild […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

LFCC Student’s Artistic Talent Taking Her to Italy

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Submitted by Sally Voth, PR specialist, Lord Fairfax Community College LFCC student Kristin Fiorvanti has spent much of her life running away from her dreams of being an artist. Now, she is chasing those dreams to Florence, Italy. The general studies student, who graduates in May, will study at Academia Riaci after winning second place […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

ESCC Alumni Garcia Writes Her Way Into the Music World

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Submitted by Bill LeCato, marketing & development officer, Eastern Shore Community College Eastern Shore Community College graduate Angelica Garcia (2014) continues to build a following amidst the sustained buzz of her Warner Brothers Records debut, “Medicine for Birds.” The Liberal Arts major, who detoured from her planned path of transferring to the University of Virginia […]

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Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018

General Assembly – Week 6 Update: Feb. 17, 2018

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General Assembly – Week 5 Update: Feb. 17, 2018 Submitted by Ellen Davenport, assistant vice chancellor for governmental relations, VCCS Budget Recommendations To Be Revealed on February 18 The House Appropriations Committee will report out its budget recommendations on Sunday, February 18 at 1:00 p.m. The Senate Finance Committee’s recommendations are currently scheduled to be […]

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Posted on Friday, February 9, 2018

General Assembly – Week 5 Update: Feb. 9, 2018

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General Assembly – Week 5 Update: Feb. 9, 2018 Crossover and Budget Recommendations A lot of activity was swirling this week as the House and Senate committees began dispatching bills since legislation must “cross over” from the house of origin to the opposite house by Tuesday, February 13. Next week, members of the House Appropriations […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018

COLLEGE ROUND UP: Adult Learner Finds Purpose in WCC’s Project AIM Program

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Adult Learner Finds Purpose in WCC’s Project AIM Program Submitted by Jill Ross, development services coordinator, Wytheville Community College When Jessica Phillips decided she would like to go to college, she was both excited and terrified. “I knew I wanted to go to college,” she said, “but I was 39 years old and had been […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018

COLLEGE ROUND UP: DSLCC Student Stays One Step Ahead

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DSLCC Student Stays One Step Ahead Submitted by Jodi Burgess, interim marketing coordinator, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Teanna Sowers has a personal motto: “I like to get all my ducks in a row,” she says with a grin. The 20-year-old Dabney S. Lancaster Community College (DSLCC) student and graduate of nearby Craig County High School […]

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