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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, July 16, 2019

Another set of opportunities for faculty to pick up skills in Canvas, the new VCCS Learning Management System

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VCCS faculty members have several additional opportunities this month to familiarize themselves with Canvas, the new Learning Management System (LMS) for all of our colleges statewide. “From their homes, from poolside, from the beach — wherever there’s wi-fi access, this is a golden opportunity for VCCS faculty to gain proficiency in our new online system […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

VCCS faculty advisory panel reports on recent undertakings and future policy issues

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By Charles Errico, NOVA Professor of History and Chairman of the Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee Now that the summer is upon us, it is a good time to review this past academic year’s activities of the Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC). CFAC is the voice for the 2,300 full-time faculty members in the VCCS and […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Repurposed newspaper warehouse breathes new life into workforce training programs at Paul D. Camp Community College

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On a mid-June morning, Paul D. Camp Community College dedicated its Regional Warehouse and Distribution Training Facility, located in a repurposed newspaper warehouse in Franklin. The event attracted more than one hundred local and regional dignitaries, including PDC local board member Youlander Hilton (above), who tried out the facility’s forklift simulator. “In this renovated space—designed […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2019

New buildings and renovations take shape on VCCS campuses

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Summer is not leisure season for the VCCS Facilities Management Services department. Bert Jones, the associate vice-chancellor who manages the team, knows that faculty, staff and students are eager to move into the new or renovated spaces that have been taking shape on campuses across the state (including BRCC’s new Bioscience Building, above) so his […]

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Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Song writing contest benefits VHCC Great Expectations program and elevates local music talent in the Appalachian region

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Abingdon was alive with music over the Memorial Day weekend, thanks to the Richard Leigh Songwriter’s Contest sponsored by Virginia Highlands Community College. Leigh (above), a 1973 VHCC graduate, is a Grammy Award winning songwriter who returns home each year to encourage local talent and raise money for VHCC’s Great Expectations program, which helps students […]

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Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2019

VCCS graduation “pearls of wisdom 2019” – Part Two

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This spring, more than 30,000 students proudly participated in VCCS commencement exercises across the state, including Ashley Neil of Bath County, above, who received a standing ovation when she walked across the stage with the help of her brother and a walker, to receive her diploma from DSLCC President John Rainone. In the second of […]

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Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Underscoring the message, VCCS chancellor co-authors column urging lawmakers in Washington to extend federal financial aid to workforce training students

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In a publication directed to DC decision-makers, VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois makes the case for extending federal Pell Grants to students enrolled in short-term workforce credential programs. DuBois, along with his counterparts from Wisconsin and Louisiana, co-authored the column, “Community college students are changing — it’s time for financial aid policies to change, too” published […]

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