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Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

College Round Up: Blue Ridge Scholar is Harvard Bound

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Blue Ridge Scholar is Harvard Bound Submitted by Cathy Sliwoski, PR assistant, Blue Ridge Community College See how this sounds: graduate with an associate’s degree from Blue Ridge Community College in May, receive a high school diploma from Harrisonburg High in June, and top it off in August by enrolling … at Harvard University. Sarai […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

College Round Up: Trio of Portsmouth high-schoolers bound for college as juniors thanks to dual enrollment

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

Trio of Portsmouth high-schoolers bound for college as juniors thanks to dual enrollment Submitted by Vicki L. Friedman, Campus Communications Officer, Tidewater Community College TCC Governor’s Medallion winners from left to right: Gabrielle Hutchings, Brandi Porter and Jaylyn Richard. Gabrielle Hutchings, Brandi Porter and Jaylyn Richard trade stories about night classes, chemistry homework and not enough […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

College Success Coach Initiative Opens Doors and Helps Students Succeed

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College Success Coach Initiative Opens Doors and Helps Students Succeed Submitted by Amanda Christopher, workforce communications coordinator, Virginia’s Community Colleges Melanie Harber always dreamt about going to college but it wasn’t until age 34 that she woke up one day and decided to make it happen. She enrolled in online courses at Mountain Empire Community College […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Students & Admissions Departments Rejoice: The New Student Admissions Application is Here!

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

A project nearly three years in the making launched on Saturday, April 28 to great fanfare. The old VCCS student admissions application process was so cumbersome and outdated that a report revealed that each academic year, more than 10,000 prospective students begin our online application but never complete it. However, the newly launched, web-based VCCS […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Voices from Virginia Connects Students with Local Elderly for Unique History Project

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Submitted by Belinda A. Baker, Communications and Marketing, Thomas Nelson Community College Thomas Nelson Community College students got a special take on history when the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority reached out to the College to partner on Voices from Virginia, a project that allowed elderly residents to share their stories in one-on-one interviews […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Celebrating VCCS Philanthropists

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Each April, Virginia’s Community Colleges honor leading philanthropists from each of our 23 community colleges and the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) at a special luncheon in Richmond. This year, the 13th annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy recognized outstanding contributions made to the growth and development of Virginia’s Community Colleges and […]

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Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Take Five with New River Community College President Pat Huber

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 2 comments.

1.  You’re approaching your first anniversary as president of NRCC. How’s it going so far? You might say I have a biased perspective, but I think things are going well. I am really enjoying the work along with different and new challenges and opportunities. I stay busy, busy, busy and enjoy the variety of activities. […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

NRCC accounting grad counts her blessings

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Submitted by Kelly Kaiser, public relations assistant, New River Community College This year is full of exciting new chapters for New River Community College graduate Emily Woolwine. In December she received an associate degree, and this year she landed a new job and will begin classes at Radford University. Woolwine, of Blacksburg, graduated from NRCC […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

April is Community College Awareness Month. Help Us Spread the News!

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

Once again, Virginia’s Community Colleges are marking national Community College Awareness Month (CCAM) in April with a social media campaign designed to raise awareness of the benefits of attending one of our 23 community colleges. Aimed at high-school students and their parents, as well as adults looking for a career change or enhanced job skills, […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A Different Kind of Spring Break for VHCC Students

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by Anne Dunham, PR & marketing coordinator, Virginia Highlands Community College For Kathleen Quigley and Nick Kiser, a recent Spring Break trip to the Mississippi coast provided a long list of memory-making adventures. They rose before dawn to see a family of rare red-cockaded woodpeckers in their natural habitat, used a fishing net to dip […]

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