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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 Thursday, October 20, 2016

STEM Takes Flight with Community College Students

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STEM Takes Flight with Community College Students On weekdays, Patricia Jackson pursues an associate degree in mechanical engineering technology at Thomas Nelson Community College. Once a month on weekends and for two weeks every summer, Jackson is a senior airman in the Air Force Reserves. The discipline and training she exhibits as a member of […]

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Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2016

Diversity, Inclusion and Student Success Conference

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Diversity, Inclusion and Student Success Conference Submitted by Kate Haselhorst, HR  On October 6 and 7, the System Office hosted more than 130 VCCS leaders, faculty and staff at the inaugural Diversity, Inclusion, and Student Success Conference. The goal of the conference was to build capacity and advocacy for the success of our diverse student […]

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Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2016

50th Anniversary Gala Recap

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50th Anniversary Gala Recap What a night! There was music, laughter, and toasts galore on the evening of Oct. 15 as a packed house of 470 supporters gathered at the Richmond Marriott to celebrate the golden anniversary of Virginia’s Community Colleges. Anne Holton, wife of vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine and Virginia’s former Secretary of Education; […]

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Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Long-time VCCS Employee Receives 2016 Impacto Award

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Aida Pacheco, project manager for the Virginia Community College System, has received a 2016 Impacto Latino Award presented by the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (VAHCC) to people and companies committed to helping shape Virginia’s growing Hispanic community.  Aida was one of 10 individuals statewide to receive the award during the 2016 VAHCC Business Conference […]

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Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Shared Services Center — What You Need to Know: An Interview with Donna Van Cleave

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

Shared Services Center — What You Need to Know: An Interview with Donna Van Cleave As Virginia’s Community Colleges move into an era of shared services, and with the Shared Services Center opening over the summer in Botetourt County, we reached out to Donna Van Cleave, VCCS vice chancellor for Administrative Services, to answers VCCS […]

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Posted on Monday, October 3, 2016

First Hamel Scholarship Awarded

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

First Hamel Scholarship Awarded Submitted by D. Susan Hayden As a tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Virginia’s Community Colleges, friends and supporters have fully endowed the Dana B. Hamel Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship, and the first award has been made to a student at John Tyler Community College. Mercy Mazurek will be the first recipient […]

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Posted on Monday, October 3, 2016

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Submitted by the Office of Professional Development As Virginia’s Community College celebrates 50 years of progress, it’s natural to ask ourselves who will lead us to the promise our future holds? To answer that question, just look to the graduates of the 2016 Classified Staff Leadership Academy and you will […]

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