College Locator
If you are in Virginia, you are just 30 miles from a community college.
Here are the community colleges closest to
Home > VCCSBlog

VCCSBlog

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.

Featured Post

Latest Posts

Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019

Increased state funding will benefit VCCS students and employees in the coming budget year

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

During a winter legislative session when much of the public’s attention was focused on non-budget issues, Virginia lawmakers made spending decisions that will have major and positive impacts on VCCS students and employees. While legislative consensus has formed around the numbers in this article, it’s important to remember that lawmakers will return to Richmond in […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019

Virginia Foundation for Community College Education Fellows get life advice about public service: “Do it.”

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

By Caitlin Beckner/Marketing Specialist, Virginia Foundation for Community College Education    When asked by a college student about getting into public service, and weighing the drawbacks of increased scrutiny compared to the advantages of being able to change lives, Virginia Supreme Court Justice William Mims responded with a pointed recommendation: “Do it.” If you believe […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019

Patrick Henry Community College joins NOVA and SWCC in hosting eSports teams.

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Martinsville (population just over 13,000) is Virginia’s newest hotspot for competitive video gaming. Patrick Henry Community College says it’s starting an eSports club team in the current semester and plans to offer PC gaming as a varsity sport by this coming fall. “eSports has emerged as a major competitive event at the collegiate level,” PHCC […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019

DCC students aren’t just playing video games…they’re designing and developing them.

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

A pair of Danville Community College students have launched “Elusive LLC,” a new mobile game development company. Jeremiah Goode and Dayshawn Singletary said what led them to DCC was its Information Systems Technology (IST) – Gaming and Mobile Application Development Specialization associate degree program. “Having the ability to make something that other people and I […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019

Memorial Fund created to honor former Germanna Community College President Frank Turnage

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Dr. Frank Turnage, who led Germanna Community College from 1986 to 2007, died February 20 at the age of 79. Turnage is credited with helping to turn around GCC’s enrollment challenges and setting the stage for growth by expanding the college’s original Locust Grove Campus in Orange County to include campuses in Spotsylvania and Culpeper […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019

Ballet to bookkeeping: NOVA faculty member’s path to accounting pays off with statewide teaching honor

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Associate professor Jill Mitchell, who has taught accounting courses at Northern Virginia Community College since 2008, has been honored as one of Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award winners for 2019. Mitchell is one of 13 faculty members from across Virginia – and the only VCCS instructor — to be honored this year by the State Council […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019

MECC Student is a Faithful Giver with a Servant’s Heart

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

If Christian Hale has his way, the food pantry at Mountain Empire Community College (MECC) will be fully stocked around the clock so no student will suffer the pangs of food insecurity. His conscience and compassion for others simply won’t allow it. Hale says he witnessed the plight of the homeless and hungry first-hand during […]

Read Full Post