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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, May 2, 2017

STUDENT SUCCESS SHOWCASE: Phi Theta Kappa Luncheon Recognizes Top Students

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STUDENT SUCCESS SHOWCASE: Phi Theta Kappa Luncheon Recognizes Top Students The VCCS honored its best and brightest students at the 2017 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Virginia Academic Team Awards Program luncheon on April 19 in Richmond. The elite PTK Honor Society recognizes the high academic achievement of community college students around the country. (A student […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: WCC Begins New Powerline Worker Training Program

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COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: WCC Begins New Powerline Worker Training Program Submitted by Jill Ross, development services coordinator, Wytheville Community College The new Powerline Worker Training Program at Wytheville Community College (WCC) now provides the opportunity for students to complete a 14-week program, earn industry-related credentials, and be prepared for employment with a possible starting salary ranging […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

AWARD-WINNING FACULTY: Outstanding Professors Honored

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AWARD-WINNING FACULTY: Outstanding Professors Honored The 2017 New Horizons Conference has come and gone, but a lasting memory from the event is the recognition of two outstanding faculty members for their superb contributions to the art of teaching. The Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence is presented annually to one teaching faculty member who distinctly represents […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: Dr. Pat Huber to Become President of New River Community College

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INITIATIVE UPDATE: Dr. Pat Huber to Become President of New River Community College After a national search that attracted more than 90 candidates, New River Community College (NRCC) has a new president. Effective July 1, 2017, Dr. Pat Huber will become the sixth person, and the first woman, to serve as the college’s permanent president. […]

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Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: Meet Some Students Who Transferred After Earning Their Associate Degree and Saved Big $ In the Process

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In 2007, Virginia’s Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program (CTG) was enacted allowing qualifying students who complete their associate degree at a Virginia two-year public college and then transfer to a participating Virginia four-year college or university to receive up to $3,000 annually. Students must have an associate degree with a 3.0 grade-point-average and meet financial […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: Learning from the Mistakes Others Have Made Can Translate into Big Savings

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1.  Not starting at one of Virginia’s Community Colleges: Tuition and fees at Virginia’s Community Colleges are 1/3 less than Virginia’s public four-year universities. Students who first complete their community college associate degree save as much as $45,000 on the cost of earning a bachelor’s degree when they transfer to one of Virginia’s public four-year […]

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Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: Associate Before Bachelor’s Can Save You a Ton of Money. Here’s How.

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1.  Tuition: Save on tuition and fees by getting an associate degree at one of Virginia’s 23 community colleges before transferring to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Average yearly tuition and fees at community colleges are about 1/3 than at Virginia’s public four-year schools!   2. Room and Board: Community college students who live at home […]

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