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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, October 19, 2016

Long-time VCCS Employee Receives 2016 Impacto Award

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Aida Pacheco, project manager for the Virginia Community College System, has received a 2016 Impacto Latino Award presented by the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (VAHCC) to people and companies committed to helping shape Virginia’s growing Hispanic community.  Aida was one of 10 individuals statewide to receive the award during the 2016 VAHCC Business Conference […]

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Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Shared Services Center — What You Need to Know: An Interview with Donna Van Cleave

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

Shared Services Center — What You Need to Know: An Interview with Donna Van Cleave As Virginia’s Community Colleges move into an era of shared services, and with the Shared Services Center opening over the summer in Botetourt County, we reached out to Donna Van Cleave, VCCS vice chancellor for Administrative Services, to answers VCCS […]

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Posted on Monday, October 3, 2016

First Hamel Scholarship Awarded

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

First Hamel Scholarship Awarded Submitted by D. Susan Hayden As a tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Virginia’s Community Colleges, friends and supporters have fully endowed the Dana B. Hamel Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship, and the first award has been made to a student at John Tyler Community College. Mercy Mazurek will be the first recipient […]

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Posted on Monday, October 3, 2016

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Posted By Laura Osberger | 1 comment.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Submitted by the Office of Professional Development As Virginia’s Community College celebrates 50 years of progress, it’s natural to ask ourselves who will lead us to the promise our future holds? To answer that question, just look to the graduates of the 2016 Classified Staff Leadership Academy and you will […]

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Posted on Monday, October 3, 2016

WHAT’S BLOGGING?: Talent Search Awarded 5-Year Grant

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Talent Search Awarded 5-Year Grant Submitted by Gail Johnson, DSLCC Dr. John Rainone, President of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, is pleased to announce that the college’s Educational Talent Search TRIO Program has been awarded a five-year $1.7 million grant from the Department of Education that will enable them to continue the program for the […]

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Posted on Monday, October 3, 2016

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: PVCC Named Top Community College for Adult Learners in National Ranking Report

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

Submitted by Leigh-Anne Lawrence Piedmont Virginia Community College has been named a top community college for adult learners in the 2016 College Rankings report released by Washington Monthly in its September-October issue. Washington Monthly’s 2016 College Rankings report evaluates American two- and four-year colleges on a variety of criteria such as accessibility, flexibility of programs […]

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Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016

WHAT’S BLOGGING?

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

Submitted by Steve Vehorn, JSRCC As students at Reynolds Community College, Parham Road Campus, returned this fall, they were greeted by several faculty portraits strategically positioned near key student services areas like Admissions & Records, Enrollment Services, and Financial Aid. As phase one of a faculty marketing campaign, the personal testimonials and portraits are the […]

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