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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, March 9, 2018

Take Five with PDCCC President Dan Lufkin

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1. What is the biggest challenge you’ve encountered since becoming president of PDCCC?   Although there are many challenges associated with being a new president, such as balancing time between family and work; producing more with less; and managing priorities of the College, I find that the toughest challenge is serving the disparate needs of the […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Modern Day Renaissance Man Says It All Began at Germanna Community College

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Submitted by Mike Zitz, director of marketing and media relations, Germanna Community College Once Dr. Juk Ting decided to believe in himself, the sky was literally the limit. His parents brought him to Orange County, Va., from Taiwan when he was 14 years old. It took him two years to learn English. As a consequence, […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

College Roundup: Aspiring Pharmacist Attributes Success to “Amazing” SWCC Faculty Members

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Submitted by Sara Fairchild & Pat Bussard, Southwest Virginia Community College Public Relations Like thousands of other Virginians across the state, Tyler Ball will graduate from his community college in May 2018. The Southwest Virginia Community College science major, pre-med specialization student already has the next step of his college education set; he will attend […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Outstanding Faculty

Posted By Laura Osberger | 1 comment.

Two VCCS Faculty Members Earn Outstanding Faculty Awards The first day of March saw Governor Ralph Northam congratulating 12 recipients of the 32nd annual Outstanding Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, research, and public service. Two of those recipients hail from the VCCS. Jennifer Martin serves as professor of biology at Thomas Nelson Community College. […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Redeveloping VCCS Professional Development

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by Shauna Davis, executive director, VCCS Student Success Center and Office of Professional Development Often in the VCCS, we discuss the aspirations and value of our credential programs, the impact of changing the lives of our students and the role of higher education in shaping the communities we serve. Our goals are lofty, our mandates […]

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Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018

General Assembly Round Up: Week 8 – Mar. 2, 2018

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General Assembly Round Up: Week 8 – Mar. 2, 2018 Submitted by Ellen Davenport, assistant vice chancellor for governmental relations, VCCS Budget Goes to Conference Conferees on the “caboose” budget bill and the biennial budget bill were named this week. Senators Saslaw, Howell, Norment, Hanger, Wagner, Ruff and Newman were named Senate conferees; all have been […]

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Posted on Monday, February 26, 2018

General Assembly – Week 7 Round Up: Feb. 23, 2018

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General Assembly Week 7 Round Up: Feb. 23, 2018 Submitted by Ellen Davenport, assistant vice chancellor for governmental relations, VCCS Budget The House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee released their versions of the budget on Sunday afternoon, February 18. Each house passed its budget on February 22.  The budgets will now cross over to […]

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