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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, May 15, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: Inaugural Aspen Fellow Chosen to Become Mountain Empire’s Next President

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Dr. Kris Westover Hired to Become President of Mountain Empire Community College Dr. Kris Westover will become the next president of Mountain Empire Community College on July 1, 2017. That announcement was made May 15 by Dr. Glenn DuBois, VCCS chancellor. Westover becomes the seventh person, and second woman, to serve as the college’s permanent […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

DCC Precision Machining Students Head to National SkillsUSA Championships

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Three of Danville Community College’s precision machining students will compete at the national SkillsUSA Championships during the week of June 19 in Louisville, KY. Quin Motley of Chatham, Stephen Chambers of Axton, and Artsem Fitsner of the Republic of Belarus will make the trip following their successes in earning first place in their respective competitions […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Community College Students and Local Businesses Participate in Richmond LogistiX Games

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Logistics companies participate in friendly competition highlighting supply chain and logistics industry The RVA LogistX Games returned to the Central Virginia region on April 20, showcasing 10 local companies involved in the movement of goods between source and consumer, in a head-to-head competition. “We’re once again happy to partner with local logistics companies to promote […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

COLLEGE GRADUATIONS: Caps ‘n Gowns – and – Hard Hats and Safety Vests

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COLLEGE GRADUATIONS: Caps ‘n Gowns – and – Hard Hats and Safety Vests As we prepare for another season of commencement activities, keep an eye out for a new group of graduates. An estimated 33,000+ traditional degree- diploma- and certificate-earning graduates will walk across the stages of our colleges. Among them may be more than […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

STUDENT SUCCESS SHOWCASE: Phi Theta Kappa Luncheon Recognizes Top Students

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STUDENT SUCCESS SHOWCASE: Phi Theta Kappa Luncheon Recognizes Top Students The VCCS honored its best and brightest students at the 2017 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Virginia Academic Team Awards Program luncheon on April 19 in Richmond. The elite PTK Honor Society recognizes the high academic achievement of community college students around the country. (A student […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: WCC Begins New Powerline Worker Training Program

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COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: WCC Begins New Powerline Worker Training Program Submitted by Jill Ross, development services coordinator, Wytheville Community College The new Powerline Worker Training Program at Wytheville Community College (WCC) now provides the opportunity for students to complete a 14-week program, earn industry-related credentials, and be prepared for employment with a possible starting salary ranging […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

AWARD-WINNING FACULTY: Outstanding Professors Honored

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AWARD-WINNING FACULTY: Outstanding Professors Honored The 2017 New Horizons Conference has come and gone, but a lasting memory from the event is the recognition of two outstanding faculty members for their superb contributions to the art of teaching. The Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence is presented annually to one teaching faculty member who distinctly represents […]

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