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Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Eastern Shore Brothers Discover Pathways to Lifelong Careers  

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The old saying that good things usually come in threes frequently applies but, in the case of the Hernandez brothers, the good thing actually came in  twos. Chris and Alex Hernandez participated in the Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC) Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth program while  students at Arcadia High School, with the goal of […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

TNCC Student is Achiever, Scholar, and Mother All Rolled into One

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 1 comment.

Jasmane Ormond is pretty stoked. She’s one of 15 students across the state who received a STEM Takes Flight scholarship from the Virginia Space Grant Consortium. Oh, and she’s been invited to join the PTK program at Thomas Nelson Community College and she’ll be listed in the upcoming edition of Who’s Who Among Students in […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Hitting the Reset Button Helped Light the Way Forward for Valley Protein Scholar

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

In 2006, Dan Peets graduated from college with a degree in radio broadcasting. He was living in California at the time and the Great Recession was just beginning to take hold. He realized that he’d have to do something else if he and his family were going to weather the storm. So, he started his […]

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Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 7

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Adjournment Should Happen Tomorrow; Budget Already Approved For the first time in recent memory, the General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn on time, with the budget adopted yesterday. Typically, the budget bill is not approved until the final day of the session, so this unprecedented early action is refreshing!  The budget news for the VCCS […]

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Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Take Five: Vice Chancellor for Workforce Development Craig Herndon

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

1. What makes you get out of bed each morning? I work on a team that gets a great deal of satisfaction from doing meaningful work. I don’t think we’re alone in feeling that way. To that end, Virginia’s Community Colleges offer the critical ingredient – workforce development services – that helps other find meaningful […]

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Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

VFCCE Honors Dr. George Vaughan at Surprise Reception

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

  Ellis Island imagery was everywhere when Virginia’s Community Colleges and the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education surprised Dr. George B. Vaughan with a Leadership Fund in his honor on Friday Feb. 20. “Let us think for a moment of the community college as a port of entry – the Ellis Island – for […]

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Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 6

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Budget conferees named; McAuliffe announces revenue increase This week, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the revised revenue forecast predicts an additional $136 million that may be incorporated into the spending plans for the General Assembly’s budget for the remainder of the biennium.  This amount comes on top of $338 million in additional revenue that the […]

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