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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, June 12, 2018

VCCS takes action on lower student enrollments

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Virginia’s Community Colleges are taking steps to address several years of declining student enrollments. In May, the VCCS Board accepted recommendations from a blue-ribbon task force that spent the past several months studying the issue. The panel developed recommendations aimed at reversing the trend. “We recognize enrollment declines are a threat to our ability to […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

It’s Destiny! WCC Student Overcomes Homelessness, Graduates from WCC’s Nursing Program

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Submitted by Katherine Asbury and Jill Ross, Wytheville Community College Statistically speaking, she shouldn’t even be in college. After all, children who’ve been in foster care as teenagers have about a three percent chance of ever earning a college degree. But Destiny Moody refused to be another statistic. In fact, she’s defied the odds most […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Twin Sisters Tackle Support Tech Programs at DCC

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Submitted by Bobby Allen Roach, PR & marketing specialist, Danville Community College Chanette and Chantel McCain share a birthday and, as of this year’s commencement ceremony, a matching set of degrees from Danville Community College. Identical twin sisters Chanette and Chantel McCain recently graduated from Danville Community College’s (DCC) general office studies, medical office studies, […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Paula P. Pando Named Next President of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

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Dr. Paula P. Pando, of Atlantic Highlands, NJ, will become the next permanent president of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. That announcement was made May 24 by Dr. Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges. Pando’s selection concluded a national search that attracted 102 applicants. “Paula Pando’s life is a uniquely American success story,” said […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

State Board Meeting Recap

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On May 17, 2018, the State Board gathered at the System Office in Richmond for its sixth and final meeting of the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Highlights of the meeting included the following Action and Information items: Approved Action Items: 1. Tuition Rate Increase: Details here 2. Chancellor’s Task Force on Applying the Community College Mission […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

State Board Sets Tuition for 2018-2019 Academic Year

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

The State Board for Community Colleges established the 2018-2019 academic year in-state tuition and mandatory fees rate at $154 per credit hour at its regular meeting on May 17. Beginning this fall, in-state students will pay an additional $3.75 per credit hour – an increase of 2.5 percent – meaning the cost of a typical […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

College Round Up: Blue Ridge Scholar is Harvard Bound

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

Blue Ridge Scholar is Harvard Bound Submitted by Cathy Sliwoski, PR assistant, Blue Ridge Community College See how this sounds: graduate with an associate’s degree from Blue Ridge Community College in May, receive a high school diploma from Harrisonburg High in June, and top it off in August by enrolling … at Harvard University. Sarai […]

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