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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 5, 2014

Television Celebrity and SWCC Alum Jayman Mays Shows Support for Her Alma Mater

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Southwest Virginia Community College recently held its first alumni phonathon to raise funds to scholarship deserving students who cannot afford a college education. This was the first time one of the VCCS colleges has attempted to conduct a phonathon and the response was overwhelming. “We are so proud of the way our alumni stepped up […]

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Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Reskilling and Reemploying Virginia’s Workers

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  Forrest Whitney is a man who doesn’t like idle hands. So, when he lost his job in the closure of Radford’s Grede Foundry, he was anxious to find a new opportunity. That’s when he discovered that he was eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance program (TAA) funding that would help him become a student in […]

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Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014

DCC Academic Superstar Refuses to Settle for Average

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Courtney Hill has a very active social life. Not. Her pursuit of academic excellence is practically an all-consuming proposition. “The sacrifice I make in order to keep up my grades is probably my social life. I basically have none. I work and sometimes study while I am at work.” Not surprisingly, her list of hobbies […]

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Posted on Monday, April 21, 2014

For LFCC Scholar, Hard Work and Sacrifice Go Hand in Hand

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The 2013-2014 academic year has shone very brightly on Joseph Zink. The Northern Virginia native and Phi Theta Kappa member made the All U.S.A Academic Team as well as the All Virginia Academic Team. He was also selected as a Coca Cola Bronze Medal scholarship winner. More recently, he won the Martin Luther King, Jr. […]

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Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014

VCCS New Horizons Conference Bigger and Better than Ever!

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April 9-11 saw the sun shining, spring flowers blooming, and approximately 900 VCCS faculty, staff and administrators arriving at the historic Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, Virginia. New Horizons 2014 may break attendance records, with just under 900 registrants, 180 hours of professional development programming, 18 hours of hands-on computer lab training, 12 Excellence in Education […]

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Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Art of Giving: the 9th Annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

“Some things you just don’t tinker with.” – Hunter Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation Dominion Foundation’s partnership with Virginia’s Community Colleges to provide student scholarships in honor of the annual class of philanthropy leaders from across the commonwealth is one of those things. “The original no-brainer,” he said. “A bankable asset.” “The gift that […]

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Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014

Adult Career Coaches: A Profession that Transforms Lives

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Angela Lawhorne, an adult career coach at Paul D. Camp Community College (PDCC) in Franklin, Virginia, rarely has a “typical” day. Her team is prepared to help anyone who walks through their door with training and job placement. Adult career coaches and the individuals they help act as a team to set an end career […]

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