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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 Monday, October 3, 2016

First Hamel Scholarship Awarded

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First Hamel Scholarship Awarded Submitted by D. Susan Hayden As a tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Virginia’s Community Colleges, friends and supporters have fully endowed the Dana B. Hamel Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship, and the first award has been made to a student at John Tyler Community College. Mercy Mazurek will be the first recipient […]

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Posted on Monday, October 3, 2016

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Submitted by the Office of Professional Development As Virginia’s Community College celebrates 50 years of progress, it’s natural to ask ourselves who will lead us to the promise our future holds? To answer that question, just look to the graduates of the 2016 Classified Staff Leadership Academy and you will […]

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Posted on Monday, October 3, 2016

WHAT’S BLOGGING?: Talent Search Awarded 5-Year Grant

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Talent Search Awarded 5-Year Grant Submitted by Gail Johnson, DSLCC Dr. John Rainone, President of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, is pleased to announce that the college’s Educational Talent Search TRIO Program has been awarded a five-year $1.7 million grant from the Department of Education that will enable them to continue the program for the […]

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Posted on Monday, October 3, 2016

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: PVCC Named Top Community College for Adult Learners in National Ranking Report

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Submitted by Leigh-Anne Lawrence Piedmont Virginia Community College has been named a top community college for adult learners in the 2016 College Rankings report released by Washington Monthly in its September-October issue. Washington Monthly’s 2016 College Rankings report evaluates American two- and four-year colleges on a variety of criteria such as accessibility, flexibility of programs […]

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Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016

WHAT’S BLOGGING?

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Submitted by Steve Vehorn, JSRCC As students at Reynolds Community College, Parham Road Campus, returned this fall, they were greeted by several faculty portraits strategically positioned near key student services areas like Admissions & Records, Enrollment Services, and Financial Aid. As phase one of a faculty marketing campaign, the personal testimonials and portraits are the […]

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Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: Community College Day!

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Submitted by Josh Meyer, VWCC The City of Roanoke and Mayor Sherman P. Lea Sr. proclaimed Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, Virginia Western Community College Day in honor of the College’s 50th Anniversary. Virginia Western, which started its fall semester on Aug. 22, will celebrate its 50th Anniversary and honor the distinction of being the first […]

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Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016

Student Success: Chancellor’s Listening Tour

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Chancellor DuBois has hit the road this fall for a statewide Listening Tour to all 23 community colleges to learn about their Student Success efforts. As you may remember, last year, VCCS established a Student Success Leadership Institute to develop collaborative leadership teams – including leaders from all levels – and empower those teams to […]

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