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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, April 25, 2018

Great Expectations Alum Accomplishes Much and Inspires Many

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Brittany Fuller has a lot to be proud of given her many accomplishments over the past few years. Since 2015, Fuller has obtained an associate degree from Southwest Virginia Community College (SWCC), completed a bachelor’s degree from Liberty University in 2017, is raising her three-year-old daughter, recently purchased her own home and is employed. Brittany […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Voices from Virginia Connects Students with Local Elderly for Unique History Project

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Submitted by Belinda A. Baker, Communications and Marketing, Thomas Nelson Community College Thomas Nelson Community College students got a special take on history when the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority reached out to the College to partner on Voices from Virginia, a project that allowed elderly residents to share their stories in one-on-one interviews […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

MECC Joins Pledge to Assist Entrepreneurs

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Submitted by Amy Greear, Interim Director for Institutional Advancement, Mountain Empire Community College Mountain Empire Community College (MECC) recently pledged to join the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) in promoting and assisting entrepreneurial opportunities in Southwest Virginia. The college joined Big Sandy Community College in Pikeville, Kentucky, in signing the NACCE’s Presidents for […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Celebrating VCCS Philanthropists

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Each April, Virginia’s Community Colleges honor leading philanthropists from each of our 23 community colleges and the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) at a special luncheon in Richmond. This year, the 13th annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy recognized outstanding contributions made to the growth and development of Virginia’s Community Colleges and […]

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Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Take Five with New River Community College President Pat Huber

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 2 comments.

1.  You’re approaching your first anniversary as president of NRCC. How’s it going so far? You might say I have a biased perspective, but I think things are going well. I am really enjoying the work along with different and new challenges and opportunities. I stay busy, busy, busy and enjoy the variety of activities. […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

NRCC accounting grad counts her blessings

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Submitted by Kelly Kaiser, public relations assistant, New River Community College This year is full of exciting new chapters for New River Community College graduate Emily Woolwine. In December she received an associate degree, and this year she landed a new job and will begin classes at Radford University. Woolwine, of Blacksburg, graduated from NRCC […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Family support drives artist’s passion

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Submitted by Holly Walker, PR manager, John Tyler Community College  From a young age, Tallie Frost knew she was an artist. It’s how she saw herself. As a child, she dreamed of becoming a cartoonist, but over time, her goals shifted. She joined the military and spent six years serving in the Army National Guard, […]

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