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Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014

Navy Veteran Offers Copious Amounts of Praise for Reynolds Community College

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Before she became a student, Tiwana Simon was a sailor. She spent six years in the Navy circumnavigating the globe. With the exception of the Indian Ocean, she has traversed every sea and walked on just about every continent. “My favorite places were Africa, São Tomé, and Japan – Japan because it was so peaceful. […]

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Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014

Self-Styled “Country Boy” Sees NRCC as Springboard to Career in Manufacturing

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

When Dustin Dishon speaks, his accent betrays him. You quickly realize that the New River valley is his home; the rolling hills that help distinguish this rural landscape from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Cumberland Mountains to the west are his backyard.   “I grew up on a farm (in Pulaski […]

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Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 6

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

It has been an interesting and challenging week! More snow and ice led to the Governor’s declaration of a state of emergency, and the rescheduling of the February 12 legislative reception until February 26. This week’s and last week’s combined snow caused nine colleges to cancel their planned visits to Richmond over the last two […]

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Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

PHCC Softball Player Pitches Community Colleges to State Lawmakers

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

To say Samantha Barton is underhanded would be an accurate statement.    The 20-year old Botetourt County native is a pitcher for the PHCC women’s softball team. She knows how to bring it. Her fastball clocks in at around 60 m.p.h. Barton is fast with the praise too, especially when it comes to the instructional […]

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Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 5

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Tuesday, February 11 will be “crossover,” the official “halfway” point of the 2014 session.  All bills must have passed their house of origin by the time the House of Delegates and Senate adjourn on this day.  As a result of the number of bills which have been introduced, the House of Delegates will be meeting […]

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Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014

GCC Student Urges Lawmakers to Keep the Dollars Flowing

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 1 comment.

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The first thing you notice when you meet Qarahn (pronounced Kur-ron) Anbiya is that he’s very articulate. Words seem to flow effortlessly from his mouth. And he likes to talk – a lot. By his own admission, Anbiya is very “social.” “I love to be outgoing. I just like to get out there and meet people,” […]

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Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Virginia Celebrates Career and Technical Education Month

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Governor McAuliffe recently recognized February as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, highlighting opportunities this type of education offers Virginians, including lifelong skills development, career choices, expanded earning potential and job satisfaction. Manufacturing is growing in Virginia. Finding employees with the fundamental technical skills modern manufacturing environments require, however, is a challenge. The ideal solution […]

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Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 4

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Legislation Granting In-State Tuition for Certain Undocumented Students Goes to House Appropriations HB 747 (Rust), HB 59 (Kory), and HB 88 (Lopez) were heard on January 28 in the Higher Education Subcommittee of House Education.  HB 59 and HB 88 were incorporated into HB 747, which has been re-referred to the House Appropriations Committee.  This […]

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Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014

For MECC Student, Opportunity is Only a Keystroke Away

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

20-year old Kayla Miller readily acknowledges her good fortune. The second-year student at MECC will be able to get her associate’s degree then transfer to UVA Wise to pursue her bachelor’s without taking out a loan or spending a dime of her own money (or her parents’) on tuition, thanks to the college’s AIMS scholarship […]

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Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Musings on Workforce, Social Media and Today’s Youth

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Dr. Najmah Thomas is one of my favorite people to chat with when it comes to all things workforce.  As the Administrator of the Workforce Investment Act Program, one of the largest funding streams for Virginia’s workforce programs, Thomas’ expertise lies in employing youth, adults and dislocated workers. Outside of her work at the Virginia […]

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