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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 Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Data is Power

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

As a parent of a three-year old, planning for her education is foremost on my mind. While my husband and I will support her in whatever makes her happy, as parents, we still need to make plans to help set her on a path to success. To that end, we live within walking distance of […]

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Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014

Self-Styled “Country Boy” Sees NRCC as Springboard to Career in Manufacturing

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

When Dustin Dishon speaks, his accent betrays him. You quickly realize that the New River valley is his home; the rolling hills that help distinguish this rural landscape from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Cumberland Mountains to the west are his backyard.   “I grew up on a farm (in Pulaski […]

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Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 6

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

It has been an interesting and challenging week! More snow and ice led to the Governor’s declaration of a state of emergency, and the rescheduling of the February 12 legislative reception until February 26. This week’s and last week’s combined snow caused nine colleges to cancel their planned visits to Richmond over the last two […]

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Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

PHCC Softball Player Pitches Community Colleges to State Lawmakers

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

To say Samantha Barton is underhanded would be an accurate statement.    The 20-year old Botetourt County native is a pitcher for the PHCC women’s softball team. She knows how to bring it. Her fastball clocks in at around 60 m.p.h. Barton is fast with the praise too, especially when it comes to the instructional […]

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Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Culinary Training Program Helps Homeless Achieve Economic Independence

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

David Remick, Executive Director, Alexandria/Arlington Workforce Investment Board Imagine a program that helps local businesses fill their open positions by transforming the lives of those who are struggling to survive. That is exactly what the Alexandria/Arlington Culinary Training Program is doing by putting homeless or immediately at risk of becoming homeless individuals back into the […]

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Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 5

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Tuesday, February 11 will be “crossover,” the official “halfway” point of the 2014 session.  All bills must have passed their house of origin by the time the House of Delegates and Senate adjourn on this day.  As a result of the number of bills which have been introduced, the House of Delegates will be meeting […]

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Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014

GCC Student Urges Lawmakers to Keep the Dollars Flowing

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 1 comment.

The first thing you notice when you meet Qarahn (pronounced Kur-ron) Anbiya is that he’s very articulate. Words seem to flow effortlessly from his mouth. And he likes to talk – a lot. By his own admission, Anbiya is very “social.” “I love to be outgoing. I just like to get out there and meet people,” […]

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