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Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019

Patrick Henry Community College joins NOVA and SWCC in hosting eSports teams.

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Martinsville (population just over 13,000) is Virginia’s newest hotspot for competitive video gaming. Patrick Henry Community College says it’s starting an eSports club team in the current semester and plans to offer PC gaming as a varsity sport by this coming fall. “eSports has emerged as a major competitive event at the collegiate level,” PHCC […]

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Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019

DCC students aren’t just playing video games…they’re designing and developing them.

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A pair of Danville Community College students have launched “Elusive LLC,” a new mobile game development company. Jeremiah Goode and Dayshawn Singletary said what led them to DCC was its Information Systems Technology (IST) – Gaming and Mobile Application Development Specialization associate degree program. “Having the ability to make something that other people and I […]

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Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019

MECC Student is a Faithful Giver with a Servant’s Heart

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If Christian Hale has his way, the food pantry at Mountain Empire Community College (MECC) will be fully stocked around the clock so no student will suffer the pangs of food insecurity. His conscience and compassion for others simply won’t allow it. Hale says he witnessed the plight of the homeless and hungry first-hand during […]

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Posted on Monday, February 25, 2019

Memorial Fund created to honor former Germanna Community College President Frank Turnage

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Dr. Frank Turnage, who led Germanna Community College from 1986 to 2007, died February 20 at the age of 79. Turnage is credited with helping to turn around GCC’s enrollment challenges and setting the stage for growth by expanding the college’s original Locust Grove Campus in Orange County to include campuses in Spotsylvania and Culpeper […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

TNCC Ballroom Dance Team Gearing Up for March Competition at Penn State

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With the Big Apple Dancesport Challenge behind them and a host of awards, including two first place finishes under their belt, the 11-members of the TNCC Ballroom Dance Team are working on some exciting new moves and techniques as they prepare for next month’s Keystone Classic at Penn State University. Competing on a national stage means […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tidewater Community College dedicates new facility for workforce training

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Tidewater Community College president Gregory DeCinque calls TCC’s Skilled Trades Academy “a game changer” for eastern Virginia. The new 20,000-square-foot facility is one of the largest run by a community college on the East Coast and the only one of its kind in Virginia. It provides short-term workforce training for in-demand construction and maritime trades. […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

TNCC does good works in a short time span. One-day clothes closet provided warm clothing for dozens of students.

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It started with pressure from a faculty member’s spouse who wanted to clear out some closet space at home. And when all was said and done, Thomas Nelson Community College had gathered enough warm clothing to donate to 64 people in need…and have enough leftover clothes to take to the local Goodwill. TNCC’s Care Team […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

$100,000 grant from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation will boost student food pantries and start new food stations at VCCS Rural Horseshoe colleges.

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The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to supplement local efforts to alleviate student hunger at 14 community colleges that serve Virginia’s “Rural Horseshoe.” “Eastern Virginia localities along the Interstate 95 and 64 corridors have enjoyed growth and prosperity in recent decades,” said Dorcas Helfant-Browning, chair of the Virginia […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

$5.8 million Harvest Foundation grant will boost workforce training at Patrick Henry Community College

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Patrick Henry Community College will increase the number of graduates who enter the local workforce in several fast-growing sectors with a three-year, $5.8 million grant award from The Harvest Foundation. The grant will focus on satisfying employer needs in Southside Virginia, providing students with the skills and credentials needed to obtain a living wage job […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Altria makes grant to boost workforce training at JTCC. Business partnership with VCCS will help ensure skilled workers in high-demand jobs.

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Thanks to a $1.33 million grant from Altria Group, John Tyler Community College will be able to expand the capacity of two of its programs that train people for high-demand jobs – industrial electricity and mechanical maintenance. This grant illustrates the importance of private business partnerships with community colleges to help address specific skills gaps. […]

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