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Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019

Memorial Fund created to honor former Germanna Community College President Frank Turnage

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Dr. Frank Turnage, who led Germanna Community College from 1986 to 2007, died February 20 at the age of 79. Turnage is credited with helping to turn around GCC’s enrollment challenges and setting the stage for growth by expanding the college’s original Locust Grove Campus in Orange County to include campuses in Spotsylvania and Culpeper […]

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Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019

Ballet to bookkeeping: NOVA faculty member’s path to accounting pays off with statewide teaching honor

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Associate professor Jill Mitchell, who has taught accounting courses at Northern Virginia Community College since 2008, has been honored as one of Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award winners for 2019. Mitchell is one of 13 faculty members from across Virginia – and the only VCCS instructor — to be honored this year by the State Council […]

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Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019

MECC Student is a Faithful Giver with a Servant’s Heart

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

If Christian Hale has his way, the food pantry at Mountain Empire Community College (MECC) will be fully stocked around the clock so no student will suffer the pangs of food insecurity. His conscience and compassion for others simply won’t allow it. Hale says he witnessed the plight of the homeless and hungry first-hand during […]

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Posted on Monday, February 25, 2019

Memorial Fund created to honor former Germanna Community College President Frank Turnage

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Dr. Frank Turnage, who led Germanna Community College from 1986 to 2007, died February 20 at the age of 79. Turnage is credited with helping to turn around GCC’s enrollment challenges and setting the stage for growth by expanding the college’s original Locust Grove Campus in Orange County to include campuses in Spotsylvania and Culpeper […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

VCCS colleges earn high marks in Military Friendly Survey

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Several of Virginia’s Community Colleges have earned high marks in the 2019 ranking by Military Friendly, an annual survey conducted by Pittsburgh, Pa.-based VIQTORY, which describes itself as a military marketing company that connects the military community to civilian opportunity. Piedmont Virginia Community College was named the number one small community college for veterans. PVCC […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Community Service: Germanna students provide dental care during free clinic

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Germanna Community College dental hygiene students and volunteer dentists saw 18 patients and provided nearly $8,000 worth of free care February 2 during “Give Kids a Smile Day” at the F. Lloyd Moss Free Clinic in Fredericksburg. A single patient received $1,000 worth of care. “Another patient we saved from going to the emergency room, […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Eastern Shore Community College Begins Three-Year Re-Boot Effort

Posted By Jeffrey Kraus | 0 comments.

A cacophony of construction sights and sounds dominates the campus of Eastern Shore Community College. While its new academic building will open this summer, the real work of rebuilding the college is expected to take the next three years. The Virginia State Board for Community Colleges recently approved a reboot plan for ESCC – the […]

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