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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 Friday, March 2, 2018

General Assembly Round Up: Week 8 – Mar. 2, 2018

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General Assembly Round Up: Week 8 – Mar. 2, 2018 Submitted by Ellen Davenport, assistant vice chancellor for governmental relations, VCCS Budget Goes to Conference Conferees on the “caboose” budget bill and the biennial budget bill were named this week. Senators Saslaw, Howell, Norment, Hanger, Wagner, Ruff and Newman were named Senate conferees; all have been […]

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Posted on Monday, February 26, 2018

General Assembly – Week 7 Round Up: Feb. 23, 2018

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General Assembly Week 7 Round Up: Feb. 23, 2018 Submitted by Ellen Davenport, assistant vice chancellor for governmental relations, VCCS Budget The House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee released their versions of the budget on Sunday afternoon, February 18. Each house passed its budget on February 22.  The budgets will now cross over to […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Investing in Student Success

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Submitted by Lance Billard, director, Enterprise Portfolio Management Office (EPMO), VCCS This summer, my family is going to Maine for our vacation. We thought about going to Disney World, or possibly to Montreal, but we settled on a trip to Maine. We couldn’t go to all three. Why? We have limited resources – money and […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Postcard from Bermuda

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Submitted by Valerie Palamountain, dean of workforce services, Piedmont Virginia Community College When the Great Recession hit in 2008, it was worldwide, even for Bermuda, a small island nation off the coast of North Carolina. While not in the Caribbean, Bermuda is frequently included in the Caribbean economy. Its palm trees, ocean views and mild […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

LFCC Student’s Artistic Talent Taking Her to Italy

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Submitted by Sally Voth, PR specialist, Lord Fairfax Community College LFCC student Kristin Fiorvanti has spent much of her life running away from her dreams of being an artist. Now, she is chasing those dreams to Florence, Italy. The general studies student, who graduates in May, will study at Academia Riaci after winning second place […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

ESCC Alumni Garcia Writes Her Way Into the Music World

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Submitted by Bill LeCato, marketing & development officer, Eastern Shore Community College Eastern Shore Community College graduate Angelica Garcia (2014) continues to build a following amidst the sustained buzz of her Warner Brothers Records debut, “Medicine for Birds.” The Liberal Arts major, who detoured from her planned path of transferring to the University of Virginia […]

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Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018

General Assembly – Week 6 Update: Feb. 17, 2018

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General Assembly – Week 5 Update: Feb. 17, 2018 Submitted by Ellen Davenport, assistant vice chancellor for governmental relations, VCCS Budget Recommendations To Be Revealed on February 18 The House Appropriations Committee will report out its budget recommendations on Sunday, February 18 at 1:00 p.m. The Senate Finance Committee’s recommendations are currently scheduled to be […]

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