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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, August 22, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: Life Groomed New Germanna College Board Chair Perfectly For His Role

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Life Groomed New Germanna College Board Chair Perfectly For His Role Submitted by Mike Zitz-Beckham, public information officer, Germanna Community College In a sense, William E. Thomas has spent his whole life preparing to become the chair of the Germanna Community College Board. A Culpepper County resident, Thomas took over the mantle from Stafford County […]

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Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: Meet Reynolds Advanced College Academy Graduate (’15) Jordan Carrier

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Meet Reynolds Advanced College Academy Graduate (’15) Jordan Carrier Submitted by Steve Vehorn, assistant director of public relations, Reynolds Community College I was fourteen when I made the decision to join the inaugural class of the Advance College Academy (ACA), and I can’t help but look back at that little girl and thank her for […]

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Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

FACULTY PERSPECTIVE: Charlottesville

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FACULTY PERSPECTIVE: Charlottesville An Interview with Dr. Charles Errico We are still trying to make sense of the fatal and violent demonstrations that occurred in Charlottesville more than a week after the fact. We are also trying to understand what it means for our commonwealth, and our country, moving forward. To that end we reached […]

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Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: A Change in Direction for Nursing

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A Change in Direction for Nursing Submitted by Craig Butterworth, PR coordinator, Virginia Community College System The nursing curriculum at Virginia’s Community Colleges is undergoing a transformation. The pursuit of an associate of applied science in nursing degree has historically been grounded in classwork that focused on the disease process, recognizing symptoms and attending treatment […]

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Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: Play Me Some Mountain Music!

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Play Me Some Mountain Music! Submitted by Amy Greear, community relations coordinator, Mountain Empire Community College CAPTION: Students of all ages and abilities learned to play traditional old-time tunes at MECC’s Mountain Music School.   The last week of July, Mountain Empire Community College (MECC) held its 13th annual Mountain Music School (MMS), a weeklong […]

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Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: CVCC Awarded Nuclear Grant

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CVCC Awarded Nuclear Grant Submitted by Ken Bunch, PR and marketing specialist Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) has been awarded a $150,000 Trade School and Community College Scholarship Grant by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The primary objective of this NRC grant is to support scholarships for CVCC students who are studying machining, welding […]

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Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

STUDENT SUCCESS! Where Business Turns To Education, This Student Finds Her Calling

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Where Business Turns To Education, This Student Finds Her Calling Submitted by Joyce Taylor, PR specialist, New River Community College  CAPTION: Serena Moore’s dream of opening a day care center is closer to reality thanks to her degree from New River Community College. When her 18-year career in the banking industry was cut short due […]

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