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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, November 13, 2018

Danville Community College rededicates “Time Machine” – workforce training facilities that propel students into a successful future.

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A retired Virginia lawmaker captured the moment as Danville Community College opened up a new building and rededicated renovated facilities to prepare Southside Virginia’s workforce for 21st century. “DCC is not just buildings; it’s a time machine,” said Charles Hawkins, who represented Southside Virginia in the General Assembly for nearly three decades. “This place takes […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Germanna Community College staffer honored for his work with disabled students

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His own struggles with dyslexia in college convinced Win Stevens that he should devote his life to helping students cope with disabilities. “I understand the struggles students with disabilities face,” said Stevens. “I want to lower barriers and make disabilities more like a speed bump they can drive over and keep going instead of feeling […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

VCCS Military and Education Summit Explores Ways of Helping Veterans

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Whenever America’s service men and women receive their discharge papers, the regimentation that has influenced virtually every aspect of their lives suddenly vanishes and the contract that had bound the two parties together is dissolved. They become civilians. In most cases, civilians in search of opportunity. Veterans often find that opportunity at community college. There, […]

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Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Monster movies get a scholarly examination in an upcoming book by VCCS instructor

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Paul D. Camp Community College adjunct English instructor Bill Camp is getting some help in his quest to write the next great book on the enduring appeal of Frankenstein on the silver screen. Camp, in his third year teaching at PDC, won a scholarship this fall from the Horror Writers Association, and is using the […]

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Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

VCCS Coaches to be memorialized at basketball tournament

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Teams and spectators at a two-day basketball tournament at Patrick Henry Community College next month will pause to remember two VCCS basketball coaches who died in separate auto accidents in September. PHCC coach Kenny Wade died September 5. Wade had been with the PHCC basketball program since 2007. He was 45. Thomas Nelson Community College […]

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Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

VCCS faculty turn out in force at Canvas LMS training sessions. Additional sessions this month, and in the spring.

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VCCS instructional designers are taking the lead in the latest round of training sessions for Canvas, the system’s new Learning Management System (LMS). Instructure, the publisher of the Canvas platform, hosted training sessions this month on five college campuses for about 700 VCCS faculty members. By mid-November, another 800 faculty will have been trained at […]

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Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Grant will increase services for at-risk students at CVCC

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Central Virginia Community College will develop plans to use $1.9 million in grant monies from the U.S. Department of Education to boost services for students with academic and financial challenges. “This money will enable us to make improvements to existing areas and also help fund some new initiatives that will benefit the onboarding and retention […]

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