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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 Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Dana B. Hamel Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship: The Right Thing To Do

Posted By Karen Petersen | 0 comments.

  At a recent Town Hall, Chancellor DuBois announced he and Karen Petersen will match contributions to the Dana B. Hamel Fund dollar for dollar in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Virginia’s Community Colleges. Here below are Karen’s comments about her friend and mentor, Dana B. Hamel, who of course greeted VCCS employees with […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 7

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Legislation Will Help Educational Foundations With Bond Market Access SB 313 (Petersen) and HB 1012 (Massie) will allow foundations of public institutions of higher education in Virginia to use the Virginia College Building Authority as a conduit issuer to access the tax-exempt bond market for financing foundation-sponsored capital projects. Currently, foundations of public higher educational […]

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Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 6

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

House and Senate Workforce Credentials Bills Clear Committees of Origin A substitute for HB 66 (Byron) passed out of the House Education Committee on February 10.  The bill was unanimously reported from the Higher Education Subcommittee on Feb. 9.  All House workforce bills (HB 792, HB 793, HB 1206) have been tabled, and those bills’ […]

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Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

For Student Ambassador, Academic Achievement and Soft Skills are Essential for Success

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Sofia Duarte is wrapping up her second year at Reynolds Community College. She’s an engineering major and wants to transfer to either VCU or Virginia Tech next year. “Since I was very young, I really liked working with design. I even liked playing with Legos even though that’s very simplistic.”  But, the way forward wasn’t […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Virginia’s First Community College Chancellor Helps Kick Off 50th Anniversary Celebration

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Dr. Dana Hamel was large and in charge back in 1966. You could say that he helped give birth to Virginia’s Community Colleges. Like a proud father, he was there to cut the cord. Hamel was chancellor when Northern Virginia Community College was christened in 1967 – the first of nearly two dozen community colleges that […]

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Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 5

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

January revenue numbers due next week will influence revenue reforecast for the bienniumAt some point during the latter part of next week, state officials will receive the January revenue report. The week of February 8, the Secretary of Finance will announce a revenue reforecast for the upcoming biennium, based upon the January report. The Senate […]

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Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2016

Excellence in Education Award Finalists Selected

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

The VCCS Office of Professional Development and the New Horizons Executive Committee have announced the 2016 Excellence in Education (EIE) Award finalists. Thirteen projects were chosen by the New Horizons Awards Committee as finalists out of a total of 27 projects nominated (the largest number of entries ever received). A special congratulations goes out to Blue Ridge […]

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