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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, October 2, 2018

State Board OKs new Quality Standards for Dual Enrollment

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The Virginia State Board for Community Colleges has adopted new standards designed to ensure the consistent quality of Dual Enrollment programs across Virginia. The action, at the Board’s regular meeting September 27, comes in response to a legislative study that spotlighted challenges in current Dual Enrollment programs.   The General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review […]

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Posted on Monday, October 1, 2018

SVCC Staff Member Takes Higher Education to New Level with Chancellor’s Fellowship Award

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Donna Worley began her career at Southside Virginia Community College as an accounts receivable clerk. But, that’s not where her story ends. Not long after being hired, Worley would earn her associate in arts and sciences through SVCC. But she wanted more so she enrolled at American Public University where she would go on to […]

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Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

VCCS targets tough problems: student hunger and homelessness

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For Van Wilson, it was a moment of clarity. Having been asked by VCCS leadership to help shape Virginia’s community college response to the issue of food and housing insecurity, Dr. Wilson, VCCS associate vice-chancellor for student experience and strategic initiatives, learned of a conversation between a Virginia community college instructor and a student who […]

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Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Food and housing insecurity: Suffering in Silence?

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

You can’t always see poverty with the naked eye. And at times, it seems to have a decided preference for anonymity. The signs of food insecurity are not always apparent, either. Sometimes, they hide in plain sight, dressed as an everyday community college student shuffling off to his or her next class. On other occasions, […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

TCC honored for veterans workforce training in natural gas industry

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Tidewater Community College representatives will travel to Abingdon in October to be honored for TCC’s workforce development initiative that prepares military veterans for employment in the natural gas industry. The expansion of pipeline infrastructure replacement programs across the state requires gas companies and their contractors to hire skilled labor to advance pipeline modernization efforts. Taught […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

PHCC and TNCC suffer tragic loss

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The new school year has brought heartbreaking news on two VCCS campuses with the loss of beloved basketball coaches in automobile accidents. Patrick Henry Community College coach Kenny Wade died in an accident September 5th in Franklin County. Wade was 45. PHCC and the PHCC foundation have set up a memorial scholarship to honor coach […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Some good news for working Virginians

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

The following op-ed column appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Sunday, September 2, 2018. To see the published article, click here. By Glenn DuBois and Barry DuVal This Labor Day weekend, we honor the American worker, and specifically the Virginians who contribute to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our commonwealth. Our purpose here is […]

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