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Posted on Monday, June 8, 2015

GE called one of top 10 foster youth programs nationally

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Nationally Recognized Program Great Expectations was launched as a pilot program in the fall semester of 2008 at five community colleges: Danville, Germanna, J. Sargeant Reynolds, New River, and Southside. The program served 119 foster youth in its first academic year. Since that time, Great Expectations coaches have worked with over 3,000 students and the […]

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Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2015

Great Expectations Ignites Graduate’s Future

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Community colleges are often described as a launch pad, helping people ascend to heights beyond their dreams. Great Expectations graduate Gary Hall is the embodiment of that. Hall is spending the summer capping off an impressive academic career that includes a GPA of 3.958 and membership in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He is heading […]

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Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015

Rosenwald Schools projects link faculty, students with community

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Faculty members at John Tyler Community College have found a project that is engaging students, fellow faculty and the community as well: preserving the history of early 20th century Rosenwald Schools. A group from John Tyler outlined their initiative to the State Board for Community Colleges last week, and found supporters as well as those with connections […]

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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2015

Chancellor’s Fellows Look Back on Academic Achievements

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

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Even though a year has elapsed since the 2014-2015 Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship awards were announced, the afterglow continues to burn brightly for this particular group of instructors. “I can honestly say, I still am humbled and honored to be chosen for the award,” said Valeria Burge-Hall (center), assistant professor of health at Thomas Nelson Community […]

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Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2015

2015 PTK All-Virginia Academic Team Celebrated

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Nearly 70 students from Virginia’s Community Colleges were honored Wednesday for their commitment to academic excellence and public service. In his welcoming remarks, VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois told the students the grades they’ve earned are real. “But your commitment to public service is what makes you a leader.” After receiving a rousing pep talk from […]

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Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015

Take Five with Fred Nichols: Former PVCC Art Instructor will be Featured Artist at New Horizons April Conference

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.


Fred Nichols, who began his career at Piedmont Virginia Community College back in 1973, has won numerous awards including a purchase award at the International Triennale of Print in Osaka, Japan. His work was twice exhibited at the “International Biennale of Contemporary Art,” in Florence, Italy. In 2005, he participated in the international exhibition, “Renaissance,” at […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Eastern Shore Brothers Discover Pathways to Lifelong Careers  

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The old saying that good things usually come in threes frequently applies but, in the case of the Hernandez brothers, the good thing actually came in  twos. Chris and Alex Hernandez participated in the Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC) Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth program while  students at Arcadia High School, with the goal of […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

TNCC Student is Achiever, Scholar, and Mother All Rolled into One

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 1 comment.


Jasmane Ormond is pretty stoked. She’s one of 15 students across the state who received a STEM Takes Flight scholarship from the Virginia Space Grant Consortium. Oh, and she’s been invited to join the PTK program at Thomas Nelson Community College and she’ll be listed in the upcoming edition of Who’s Who Among Students in […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Hitting the Reset Button Helped Light the Way Forward for Valley Protein Scholar

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In 2006, Dan Peets graduated from college with a degree in radio broadcasting. He was living in California at the time and the Great Recession was just beginning to take hold. He realized that he’d have to do something else if he and his family were going to weather the storm. So, he started his […]

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Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

Grateful for Opportunity, GCC Student is Eager to Reciprocate

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Robert Lewis is one goal-driven individual. “I always feel like you have to have a vision for yourself. Part of having a vision is setting goals – having an outcome.” The 28-year old Lewis who’s from Fredericksburg, VA is wrapping up his final semester at Germanna Community College (GCC). Once he graduates, he plans to […]

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