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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, April 19, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: Meet Some Students Who Are Enjoying Good-Paying Careers – Minus the Debt

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Welding a Bright Future, Free of Debt Josh Flower (Blue Ridge Community College) Josh Flower’s life took an unexpected turn his sophomore year at Virginia Tech when he realized his current course of study to become a neurosurgeon, with decades of schooling and years of student debt ahead of him, was not the path he […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: What Not to Do When Focusing on A Career

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1.  Not having a plan: This may seem obvious but people often let circumstances drive their career planning versus having career planning create their circumstances. Don’t underestimate the time and diligence it takes to pursue goals. 2.  Going for the job and not the career: People often focus too narrowly on one occupation rather than […]

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Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: LFCC Student Headed to NASA

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COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: LFCC Student Headed to NASA Submitted by Sally Voth, PR specialist, Lord Fairfax Community College   After Peter Harrison graduates with his associate of science degree from LFCC on May 13, he will spend the summer studying rocket science. The Clarke County resident recently learned he will spend 10 weeks interning with NASA […]

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Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017

FOUNDATION SPOTLIGHT: Celebrating VCCS Philanthropists

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FOUNDATION SPOTLIGHT: Philanthropy Luncheon Each April, Virginia’s Community Colleges honor leading philanthropists from each of our 23 community colleges and the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) at a special luncheon in Richmond. Created in 2006, The Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy recognizes outstanding contributions made to the growth and development of Virginia’s […]

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Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017

Best Practices Win Big Awards!

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Best Practices Win Big Awards! By now, everyone should know that during fall 2016/winter 2017, all 23 VCCS colleges participated in the Chancellor’s Listening Tour during which colleges presented one student success best practice, supported by data, and a plan for scalability and sustainability. (Each best practice description is available at VCCS’s The Resource Center.) […]

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Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017

Dr. Janet Gullickson to Become the Sixth President of Germanna Community College

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Dr. Janet Gullickson to Become the Sixth President of Germanna Community College Germanna Community College (GCC) has a new president. Effective July 1, 2017, Dr. Janet Gullickson will become the sixth, and first female, president of GCC. Dr. Gullickson was selected after a national search that attracted more than 100 candidates. She will succeed Dr. […]

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Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: The Right Kind of Training Can Lead to a Rewarding Career

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•Power Line Worker ($43,420 – $58,920): Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy-duty transmission towers. •Welder ($35,000 – $42,360): Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products. •Information […]

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