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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 Monday, May 9, 2016

“Comprehensive” man took the helm of VCCS on May 9, 1966

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

  On May 9, 1966, Governor Mills Godwin asked Dana Hamel to become director of the newly created Virginia Community College System that would begin operation on July 1 of that year.  It was a natural choice, as Dr. Hamel was already director of the fledgling technical college system. He had moved to Virginia to […]

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Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016

Take Five With LFCC English Professor and This Year’s Susan S. Wood Professorship Winner Brent Kendrick

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Dr. Brent Kendrick, a longtime English professor at Lord Fairfax Community College, was presented with the first Susan S. Wood Professorship award (and a check for $3,000) at this year’s New Horizons conference in Roanoke. With final exams now behind both him and his students, Dr. Kendrick was eager to take part in our Take Five series. […]

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Posted on Thursday, May 5, 2016

Great Expectations Coaches Making an Impact

Posted By Rachel Strawn | 0 comments.

“I didn’t have it bad, not like some of these kids. I had a Daddy, my momma was in jail. But then, one day, they come to me in high school and tell me that my Daddy is dead. That’s how I wound up in foster care.” James (not his real name) recounts his story […]

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Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016

Academic Rock Stars Receive VIP Treatment During Special Ceremony

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Dozens of students from Virginia’s Community Colleges were honored this month for their commitment to academic excellence and public service during a celebratory luncheon in Richmond. Each was named to the Phi Theta Kappa 2016 All-Virginia Academic Team. After receiving an inspirational pep talk from keynote speaker Idalia Fernandez, chairman of the State Board for Community Colleges, […]

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Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Virginia Career Coach Certification – On the Move!

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

The spotlight on credentials at the VCCS has never shone brighter, and career coaches are leading the way. They are not only guiding students on the path to credentials but are also demonstrating the importance of credentials by participating in the Virginia Career Coach Certification (VCCC) program. The first group of 45 adult career coaches […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Take Five with 2016’s CATE Winner Beryl Solla

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

PVCC art professor Beryl Solla was presented with this year’s Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) and a check for $5,000 during the New Horizons conference in Roanoke on April 15th. 1.  You were notified in advance of the New Horizons conference that you were this year’s winner of the CATE award, but it must’ve been […]

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Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2016

April is Financial Confidence Month

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

by Paula Scott Dehetre Project Director, Workforce Innovation Fund: Working Families Success Network The U.S. Congress designated April as National Financial Literacy Month in 2004, to promote educational initiatives and resources that would encourage families and young people to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. This special designation is sometimes referred to as Financial Capability/Literacy or […]

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