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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, June 26, 2018

National recognition for FastForward

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The state’s innovative FastForward workforce training initiative at Virginia’s Community Colleges is garnering attention around the country. The story below was posted June 18 on the website of Jobs for the Future (JFF), a non-profit organization working in 25 states to transform the nation’s workforce development and education systems to help people find good jobs, […]

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Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Excerpts from 2018 Commencement speeches at Virginia’s Community Colleges:

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  “Whether you are young and just starting out, or just young at heart and reinventing yourself, change is rarely an easy thing to do. It takes courage, you have to dare greatly, to step out into new territory. But as Virginians we have always been explorers, revolutionaries, and innovators. I saw a great graphic […]

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Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

VCCS takes action on lower student enrollments

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Virginia’s Community Colleges are taking steps to address several years of declining student enrollments. In May, the VCCS Board accepted recommendations from a blue-ribbon task force that spent the past several months studying the issue. The panel developed recommendations aimed at reversing the trend. “We recognize enrollment declines are a threat to our ability to […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

It’s Destiny! WCC Student Overcomes Homelessness, Graduates from WCC’s Nursing Program

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Submitted by Katherine Asbury and Jill Ross, Wytheville Community College Statistically speaking, she shouldn’t even be in college. After all, children who’ve been in foster care as teenagers have about a three percent chance of ever earning a college degree. But Destiny Moody refused to be another statistic. In fact, she’s defied the odds most […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Twin Sisters Tackle Support Tech Programs at DCC

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Submitted by Bobby Allen Roach, PR & marketing specialist, Danville Community College Chanette and Chantel McCain share a birthday and, as of this year’s commencement ceremony, a matching set of degrees from Danville Community College. Identical twin sisters Chanette and Chantel McCain recently graduated from Danville Community College’s (DCC) general office studies, medical office studies, […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Paula P. Pando Named Next President of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

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Dr. Paula P. Pando, of Atlantic Highlands, NJ, will become the next permanent president of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. That announcement was made May 24 by Dr. Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges. Pando’s selection concluded a national search that attracted 102 applicants. “Paula Pando’s life is a uniquely American success story,” said […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

VCCS Great Expectations program celebrates 10 years of growth and success

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“Great Expectations advocated for my needs – emotional, financial and academic. And my program mentor is truly the reason I am still in school.” Ana Tello-Druan’s testimonial came during the milestone Tenth Anniversary graduation ceremony for Great Expectations students, held May 18 in Richmond. Tello-Duran is a former Great Expectations student at John Tyler Community […]

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