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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 Friday, November 11, 2016

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: Letter Campaign Supports Veterans

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COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT:   Letter Campaign Supports Veterans Submitted by Bobby Allen Roach, Danville Community College More than 250 letters are on their way to veterans and active duty service members, thanks to Danville Community College’s first Letters for Veterans campaign. Danville Community College (DCC) students, faculty, and staff recently participated in the Letters for Veterans […]

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Posted on Friday, November 11, 2016

VCCS Honors Veterans

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VCCS Honors Veterans On Friday, Americans honored the bravery, dedication and sacrifice of our country’s nearly 22 million veterans on Veterans Day. According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Virginia is home to more than 781,000 of those veterans, many of whom turn to Virginia’s Community Colleges to help them carve a career path […]

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Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2016

ESCC “Teaching Tangier” Initiative Utilizes Innovative Technology

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ESCC “Teaching Tangier” Initiative Utilizes Innovative Technology “Teaching Tangier” is an initiative where Eastern Shore Community College utilizes innovative technology to deliver college instruction to Tangier Island high school seniors. This fall, ESCC will offer a dual enrollment college composition course in a hybrid format.  The “face to face” portions of the class will be […]

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Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2016

STEM Takes Flight with Community College Students

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STEM Takes Flight with Community College Students On weekdays, Patricia Jackson pursues an associate degree in mechanical engineering technology at Thomas Nelson Community College. Once a month on weekends and for two weeks every summer, Jackson is a senior airman in the Air Force Reserves. The discipline and training she exhibits as a member of […]

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Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2016

Diversity, Inclusion and Student Success Conference

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Diversity, Inclusion and Student Success Conference Submitted by Kate Haselhorst, HR  On October 6 and 7, the System Office hosted more than 130 VCCS leaders, faculty and staff at the inaugural Diversity, Inclusion, and Student Success Conference. The goal of the conference was to build capacity and advocacy for the success of our diverse student […]

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Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Long-time VCCS Employee Receives 2016 Impacto Award

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Aida Pacheco, project manager for the Virginia Community College System, has received a 2016 Impacto Latino Award presented by the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (VAHCC) to people and companies committed to helping shape Virginia’s growing Hispanic community.  Aida was one of 10 individuals statewide to receive the award during the 2016 VAHCC Business Conference […]

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Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Shared Services Center — What You Need to Know: An Interview with Donna Van Cleave

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Shared Services Center — What You Need to Know: An Interview with Donna Van Cleave As Virginia’s Community Colleges move into an era of shared services, and with the Shared Services Center opening over the summer in Botetourt County, we reached out to Donna Van Cleave, VCCS vice chancellor for Administrative Services, to answers VCCS […]

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