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 Tuesday, December 13, 2016

COLLEGE FOUNDATION SPOTLIGHT: Anonymous $100,000 donation impacts four PHCC scholarships

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

COLLEGE FOUNDATION SPOTLIGHT:  Anonymous $100,000 donation impacts four PHCC scholarships Submitted by Amanda Broome, Patrick Henry Community College On this year’s National Day of Giving, November 29, one community member presented a gift that will impact the lives and futures of others for years to come. The gift was a $100,000 donation to the Patrick […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: RCC is springboard to medical school for the gifted Zakara Blanding

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: RCC is springboard to medical school for the gifted Zakara Blanding Submitted by Eric Pesolan, Rappahannock Community College “I’m excited to learn, to go to medical school, and to further my education,” says 14-year-old Zakara Blanding, a rising Middlesex High School (MHS) student whose dream is to become a neurosurgeon. The first step in […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016

INITIATIVE UPDATE: Math Pathways Project a Key to Student Success

Posted By Laura Osberger | 4 comments.

Math Pathways Project a Key to Student Success The Complete 2021 strategic plan to triple the number of credentials earned by VCCS students is centered on completion to increase economic mobility and individual prosperity across the commonwealth. According to the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia, only 38% of first-time, degree-seeking students completed a […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Monday, November 28, 2016

Inaugural Leadership Award Recognizes Outstanding Adjunct Professors

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION: Inaugural Leadership Award Recognizes Outstanding Adjunct Professors Front row (l to r): Toby Cook (VHCC), Marci Gale (CVCC), David Warren (TCC), Dr. Kerry Ragno (TCC), Peggy Vaughan, Trina Campbell (GCC), and Dr. Joyce Hurt (SVCC). Back row (l to r): VHCC President Gene Couch, CVCC President John Capps, Chancellor Glenn DuBois, Dr. […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Monday, November 28, 2016

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Student Success Leadership Conference

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Student Success Leadership Conference Submitted by Lauren Burgwyn, Director of Special Events & Conferences They poured into the halls of The Founder’s Inn in Virginia Beach – 450 of the best and brightest students and advisors from Virginia’s Community Colleges – for a weekend of learning and fun at the 2016 VCCS Student Leadership […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Monday, November 28, 2016

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: MECC Foundation Raises $9.5M in Major Gifts Campaign

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: MECC Foundation Raises $9.5M in Major Gifts Campaign Submitted by Amy Greear, Mountain Empire Community College  Mountain Empire Community College Foundation recently announced that $9.5M has been raised in a three-year capital campaign supporting increased student success and developing a highly skilled workforce for the region’s new economy. More than 1,200 individuals participated […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Monday, November 28, 2016

Diversity Faculty Recruitment Webinar – Dec. 3

Posted By Laura Osberger | 1 comment.

diversity-faculty-recruitment-webinar-dec_-3-2016-youtube Diversity & Inclusion News      Did you know that the VCCS has three recruitment resources that can be used to recruit full-time teaching faculty and adjunct professors? One database contains more than 1,000 applicants from all across Virginia. A second repository contains resumes and contact information for hundreds of minority Ph.D. candidates. The third resource […]

Read Full Post