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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 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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Posted on Friday, January 30, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 3

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

The subcommittee members of the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee are currently deliberating and finalizing recommendations for the HAC and SFC budgets that will be released on Sunday, February 8.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Using Education to Create a Secure Future

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Joshuah Russell was a high school dropout at 16. He remembers hating high school and didn’t believe education was important in his life. As time passed, though, Joshuah began to worry about his future.

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Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015

For MECC Student, Community College is a Lifeline

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

When he was a younger man, David Hall couldn't resist the temptation to travel west and try his hand in theater. After all, he had a degree and the only thing standing between him and a successful career in film was opportunity.

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