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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 Monday, May 15, 2017

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPOTLIGHT: Peer Conferences: VCCS Nucleus for Faculty Engagement

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPOTLIGHT: Peer Conferences: VCCS Nucleus for Faculty Engagement Submitted by the Office of Professional Development For more than 15 years, VCCS peer groups have served as a systemwide nexus for disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge sharing, providing an arena for faculty to remain current in their respective fields, as well as connected and informed […]

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Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: The Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC): Wrapping Up AY 2016-2017

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FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: The Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC): Wrapping Up AY 2016-2017 Submitted by Charles Errico, Ph.D., professor of history at NOVA, and chair of the Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC) The Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC) convened twice in April, once for its spring semester two-day meeting with the Chancellor and his staff, and […]

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Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017

College Round Up

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College Round Up From top-notch academic programs to life-changing workforce career opportunities, Virginia’s Community Colleges are continually making news. Check out some of the incredible things Virginia Western, Danville and Rappahannock Community Colleges are doing for their students and communities. Virginia Western joins international project that will provide biology students with hands-on research experience     Submitted […]

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Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017

Now Hear This! New Online Portal Will Bring Better Service to Veterans and Military Students

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Now Hear This! New Online Portal Will Bring Better Service to Veterans and Military Students Virginia’s Community Colleges are proud to serve veterans and military students. Doing so can be complicated, however, even with the best intentions. Translating one’s in-uniform experience to post-service career aspirations can be a lengthy, frustrating process. That’s about to change. […]

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Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: Inaugural Aspen Fellow Chosen to Become Mountain Empire’s Next President

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Dr. Kris Westover Hired to Become President of Mountain Empire Community College Dr. Kris Westover will become the next president of Mountain Empire Community College on July 1, 2017. That announcement was made May 15 by Dr. Glenn DuBois, VCCS chancellor. Westover becomes the seventh person, and second woman, to serve as the college’s permanent […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

DCC Precision Machining Students Head to National SkillsUSA Championships

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Three of Danville Community College’s precision machining students will compete at the national SkillsUSA Championships during the week of June 19 in Louisville, KY. Quin Motley of Chatham, Stephen Chambers of Axton, and Artsem Fitsner of the Republic of Belarus will make the trip following their successes in earning first place in their respective competitions […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Community College Students and Local Businesses Participate in Richmond LogistiX Games

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Logistics companies participate in friendly competition highlighting supply chain and logistics industry The RVA LogistX Games returned to the Central Virginia region on April 20, showcasing 10 local companies involved in the movement of goods between source and consumer, in a head-to-head competition. “We’re once again happy to partner with local logistics companies to promote […]

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