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Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Art of Giving: the 9th Annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

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“Some things you just don’t tinker with.” – Hunter Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation Dominion Foundation’s partnership with Virginia’s Community Colleges to provide student scholarships in honor of the annual class of philanthropy leaders from across the commonwealth is one of those things. “The original no-brainer,” he said. “A bankable asset.” “The gift that […]

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Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014

Isaac Grunstra – VHCC’s Man of Steel

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Isaac Grunstra has received the Congressional Gold Medal for Youth Award, hiked 100 miles through the wilderness, and he’s also an Eagle Scout. Not too shabby for a guy who only recently turned 16. “He’s a great kid,” says his mother, Ruth Grunstra. “He is very purposeful in the choices he makes.” Isaac, who has […]

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Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014

Passion for Music and Teaching Shines Through for NRCC Educator

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2014 has hardly begun and it’s already proven to be quite a year for New River Community College associate professor of music, Dr. Louise Billaud. She recently received her doctoral degree and her dissertation has been honored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). To top it off, Billaud has received the Outstanding Faculty Award […]

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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014

Elizabeth Creamer: Profile in Workforce Leadership

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When Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his administration earlier this week, it was no surprise to see Elizabeth Creamer’s appointment as Advisor for Workforce Development, within the Secretary of Commerce and Trade Office. “I feel certain that she’ll be doing a great deal of good for the Commonwealth at large and for workforce […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

General Assembly Roundup: Special Session 3/24/2014

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

This morning, Governor Terry McAuliffe released HB 5003.  A press release describing this budget is attached.   This budget used former Governor McDonnell’s budget as a starting point, and incorporated 104 revenue and expenditure amendments.  HB 5003 contained a two-year pilot program for Medicaid expansion; Governor McAuliffe had received a letter from the federal government’s Center for […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Governor, Valley Proteins Fellows visit during Legislative Reception

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Margo Fairchild, from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, and Armando Vega, from Tidewater Community College, got a chance to be up close and personal with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe at the Legislative Reception sponsored for Virginia’s Community Colleges in February. Fairchild and Vega are both part of an elite group of 10 students that participated […]

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Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: No Budget

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

The 2014 General Assembly adjourned on March 8 without a budget.  Both the “caboose” bill (HB 29/SB 29) and the biennial budget bill (HB 30/SB 30) failed to be approved by both chambers. Governor Terry McAuliffe wrote a letter to all members of the General Assembly that day, advising them that he would be calling […]

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Posted on Friday, March 7, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 9

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Special Session, or Session Extension? The original session for the 2014 General Assembly called for the General Assembly to adjourn on Saturday, March 8 and that the report of the budget conference committee could not be considered until 36 hours after its completion (unless 2/3 of the members of each house voted otherwise). Under HJ 17, […]

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Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014

Musician Rediscovers His Passion for Learning at LFCC

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In addition to being a student at LFCC, Kimmon Waldruff is also a musician. He’s performed at festivals, night clubs, children’s camps, and fundraising events and is currently working on his third CD (see link below). http://www.reverbnation.com/kimmonwaldruff Waldruff also gives back to the Winchester community he’s called home for the last 28 years. He and […]

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Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 8

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Community College Workforce Training Bill Still in the House of Delegates Chancellor Glenn DuBois testified before the Higher Education Subcommittee of the House Education Committee on February 25 in support of SB 628 (Ruff).  This legislation will expand Virginia’s skilled workforce by establishing an incentive of $1,000 for each  Virginia student who completes both training […]

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