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Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 5

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Budget Status The budgets released by the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee on Sunday have passed the House of Delegates and Senate, respectively.  The House budget has been referred to the Senate Finance Committee, and the Senate budget has been referred to the House Appropriations Committee.  Traditionally, each house will reject the […]

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Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Community Colleges Team Up to Offer High Demand Forklift Training Across Virginia

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

With an eye toward collaboration on future forklift operator training, workforce leaders from Blue Ridge Community College, Central Virginia Community College, Dabney S. Lancaster  Community College, Southside Virginia Community College, and Virginia’s Community Colleges gathered last month at Paul D. Camp Community College (PDCCC) for the chance to learn about this high-demand profession and training. Forklift operators […]

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Posted on Monday, February 9, 2015

DCC Student Ready to Put Talent on Display and Begin Promising Career

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Kierra (she prefers “Key”) Troy has a passion for drawing as well as creating colorful and stylish banners, flags, and t-shirts. She’s a graphic artist and she’s good at what she does. “I’m really talented,” she offered enthusiastically. Troy is now in her second year at Danville Community College. The 20-year old Atlanta native is […]

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Posted on Friday, February 6, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 4

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 3 comments.

Budget Reports and Crossover Fast Approaching The Senate Finance Committee will report out its budget amendments on Sunday at 12:00 noon.  The House Appropriations Committee’s budget amendments will be made public at 1:00 p.m. Information contained in the reports of interest to the VCCS will be communicated to you as soon as possible; the detailed […]

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Posted on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative Aims to Improve Lives

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

A recent report from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) stated that partnerships between schools and their local communities play a major role in educational attainment for low-income students in rural Virginia.

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Posted on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Cap and Mortar then Badge for NRCC Student

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Shane Haupt is a respectful young man. He says “yes sir” a lot and seldom diverts his gaze when engaged in a conversation. Interviewing him was not unlike having a dialogue with a police officer who’s just pulled you over for a minor traffic violation. Very matter-of-fact and did I say polite?

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Posted on Sunday, February 1, 2015

ESCC Student Spreads Optimism During Recent Trip to General Assembly

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

With a population that could best be described as sparse, Virginia’s Eastern Shore can be a lonely place. But, that’s okay with Kirstin Gray. After all, she’s lived there her entire life and the peninsula’s decidedly slower pace suits her to a tee.

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