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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 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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Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

College Round Up: Trio of Portsmouth high-schoolers bound for college as juniors thanks to dual enrollment

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Trio of Portsmouth high-schoolers bound for college as juniors thanks to dual enrollment Submitted by Vicki L. Friedman, Campus Communications Officer, Tidewater Community College TCC Governor’s Medallion winners from left to right: Gabrielle Hutchings, Brandi Porter and Jaylyn Richard. Gabrielle Hutchings, Brandi Porter and Jaylyn Richard trade stories about night classes, chemistry homework and not enough […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

College Success Coach Initiative Opens Doors and Helps Students Succeed

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College Success Coach Initiative Opens Doors and Helps Students Succeed Submitted by Amanda Christopher, workforce communications coordinator, Virginia’s Community Colleges Melanie Harber always dreamt about going to college but it wasn’t until age 34 that she woke up one day and decided to make it happen. She enrolled in online courses at Mountain Empire Community College […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

AWARD-WINNING FACULTY: Outstanding Faculty Honored

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The 2018 New Horizons Conference may be over, but a lasting memory from the event is the recognition of several outstanding faculty members for their superb contributions to the art of teaching. The Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) is presented annually to one teaching faculty member who distinctly represents the teaching excellence found at […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

NOVA-Alexandria & “College Steps” offer new program to assist students with disabilities

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Submitted by Kristina Ogburn, Public Information Officer, Northern Virginia Community College Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Alexandria Campus and College Steps has formed a new partnership to enhance the college experience for students living with autism spectrum disorders and learning and developmental disabilities. The joint program, which begins fall 2018, directly aligns with NOVA’s commitment […]

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