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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, February 5, 2019

Parental leave policy extended to faculty employees at Virginia’s Community Colleges. Classified state workers at VCCS have been covered by policy since last summer.

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La Fonda McWilliams-Wyatt and Brett Tavel know first-hand how important it is to be able to spend time at home with new family members. McWilliams-Wyatt recently secured full legal placement of her eight-year-old godchild. Tavel and his wife, Alysa, welcomed a newborn son. McWilliams-Wyatt and Tavel are classified state employees at the VCCS system office, […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

TNCC Ballroom Dance Team Gearing Up for March Competition at Penn State

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With the Big Apple Dancesport Challenge behind them and a host of awards, including two first place finishes under their belt, the 11-members of the TNCC Ballroom Dance Team are working on some exciting new moves and techniques as they prepare for next month’s Keystone Classic at Penn State University. Competing on a national stage means […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

2019 Virginia General Assembly is an active session for VCCS priorities

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Virginia lawmakers rolled back into Richmond earlier this month for their 46-day “short session,” and there’s no shortage of higher-education issues before legislators. Ellen Davenport, VCCS Assistant Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations and Administrative Services, is leading the VCCS team at the Capitol, and keeping an eye on a range of issues, including: • State […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

LFCC creates a space on campus where students with autism or sensory processing issues can find sanctuary

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For people who live with autism, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, or other sensory issues, coping with the stresses of everyday life can be a struggle. Lord Fairfax Community College Anatomy and Physiology Professor Ramon Selove knows first-hand. Selove, on the autism spectrum, has taught at LFCC nearly three decades. “The struggle can be different for people […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Strada Education Network grant: Working to end the cycle of unemployment for Richmond’s young adults

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More than 200 young adults in the Richmond area now have the basic skills and credentials needed for high-demand jobs, thanks to the Virginia Community College System’s Strada Education Network grant. The two-year grant, which ends this month, took successful pieces of past community college programs aimed at reaching individuals affected by poverty, including PluggedInVA […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Four Virginia Community Colleges Earn Competitive Grants for Workforce Development

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Thanks to a partnership between Wells Fargo and the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, four of Virginia’s Community Colleges will receive grants to help implement creative solutions to some of the workforce challenges facing the communities they serve. The Wells Fargo Transformational Workforce Award, a competitive grant program, is designed to address the workforce […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Take 5 with Dr. Micol Hutchison, VCCS Director of Pathways to the Arts and Humanities

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1- What are the benefits for the students who participate in the Pathways to the Arts and Humanities program? H: Being a part of the Pathways to the Arts and Humanities Program gives students access to resources and a support system to enhance their academic success. It also gives them an opportunity to save money […]

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