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Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Training at Your Fingertips: VCCS Launches Online Registration for Career Courses

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 1 comment.

The Germanna Community College implementation team attends WES training in March.   Signing up for training courses to improve workplace skills and obtain credentials just got one step easier at Virginia’s Community Colleges. Online registration for these courses is now available at three community colleges with the rest following in waves over the next few […]

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Posted on Monday, June 8, 2015

GE called one of top 10 foster youth programs nationally

Posted By Rachel Strawn | 0 comments.

Nationally Recognized Program Great Expectations was launched as a pilot program in the fall semester of 2008 at five community colleges: Danville, Germanna, J. Sargeant Reynolds, New River, and Southside. The program served 119 foster youth in its first academic year. Since that time, Great Expectations coaches have worked with over 3,000 students and the […]

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Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2015

Great Expectations Ignites Graduate’s Future

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

Community colleges are often described as a launch pad, helping people ascend to heights beyond their dreams. Great Expectations graduate Gary Hall is the embodiment of that. Hall is spending the summer capping off an impressive academic career that includes a GPA of 3.958 and membership in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He is heading […]

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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015

Great Expectations Students Graduate with Big Plans Ahead

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Great Expectations Student Leaders pose with their certificates accompanied by Virginia’s Adoption Champion, Deb Johnston, keynote speaker Dr. Terry Morris of NASA, and Virginia’s Secretary of Education, the Honorable Anne Holton.   Thursday, May 21 was a day of celebration when Virginia’s Community Colleges graduated its 2015 Great Expectations students – a program that helps […]

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Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015

Rosenwald Schools projects link faculty, students with community

Posted By Susan Hayden | 1 comment.

Faculty members at John Tyler Community College have found a project that is engaging students, fellow faculty and the community as well: preserving the history of early 20th century Rosenwald Schools. A group from John Tyler outlined their initiative to the State Board for Community Colleges last week, and found supporters as well as those with connections […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Community Colleges: A Bright Choice

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Two frequently asked questions this time of year are “What are your plans after you graduate?” and “What college are you attending next year?” If you know a soon-to-be high school graduate, chances are you have asked these questions (maybe even for a few years now).  And while we celebrate the acceptances to in-state and […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Take Five with WCC President Charlie White

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 1 comment.

June 30th will signal the end of an era at Wytheville Community College. After nine years as president, Charlie White will be stepping down. White began his career with VCCS at New River Community College 43 years ago. All those decades of experience prompted us to take a closer look at the man and his thoughts […]

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