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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

LFCC Student’s Artistic Talent Taking Her to Italy

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Submitted by Sally Voth, PR specialist, Lord Fairfax Community College LFCC student Kristin Fiorvanti has spent much of her life running away from her dreams of being an artist. Now, she is chasing those dreams to Florence, Italy. The general studies student, who graduates in May, will study at Academia Riaci after winning second place […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

ESCC Alumni Garcia Writes Her Way Into the Music World

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Submitted by Bill LeCato, marketing & development officer, Eastern Shore Community College Eastern Shore Community College graduate Angelica Garcia (2014) continues to build a following amidst the sustained buzz of her Warner Brothers Records debut, “Medicine for Birds.” The Liberal Arts major, who detoured from her planned path of transferring to the University of Virginia […]

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Posted on Monday, February 5, 2018

Take Five with State Board Vice Chair Robin Sullenberger

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 1 comment.

Don “Robin” Sullenberger, III, retired in 2013 as CEO of the Shenandoah Valley Partnership, a regional economic development and marketing organization. He served five terms on the Board of Supervisors, retiring from that role in 2011. In 2013, he was featured in Virginia Business Magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential Virginians. That same […]

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Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Workforce Professionals Academy Underway in Hampton Roads

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 1 comment.

Workforce professionals from around the state gathered for a three-day conference Wednesday at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton where they hope to learn, share, collaborate, innovate and discuss the latest information and trends in workforce development. Governor Terry McAuliffe, who recently proclaimed September as Workforce Development Month, helped kick off the event in […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

VFCCE introduces its 7th class of Valley Proteins Fellows

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Out of the more than 242,000 people Virginia’s Community Colleges serve across the commonwealth each year, only 10 second-year students are selected for the Valley Proteins Fellows Program. This year’s scholarship recipients are: Tewodros “Teddy” Maxson (Central Virginia), Marie Shiraki (Dabney S. Lancaster), Lydia Hodges (Patrick Henry), Samantha Scott (Piedmont Virginia), Mostafa Mohibzadh (Thomas Nelson), […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

WCG Student Round Up: A Road Frequently Traveled: A Former Inmate Drives Her Own Future

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For Andrea Davis, the Workforce Credential Grant (WCG) program has been nothing short of life changing. Andrea was arrested for selling drugs and spent eight-and-a-half years in federal prison. “I never used drugs,” she said, “But it was, I thought, the only way to feed my family. I was a single mom and needed to […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

WCG Student Round Up: From Credential to Career in the Blink of an Eye

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Kouri Tweedy, Central Virginia Community College  Going from two part-time jobs with no career path to three credentials and a full-time job in the healthcare field in months is an impressive feat. Meet Kouri Tweedy, a 24-year-old student at Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) who turned her life around thanks to the Virginia Community College […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

WCG Student Round Up: A Decorated Combat Veteran Reaps the Benefits of the Workforce Credentials Grant Program

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 1 comment.

Thirty seven-year old Nate Humphrey (a.k.a., “grandpa”) isn’t just strong, he’s physically imposing, too. And the expression on his face is one that could best be described as a standing invitation to “bring it.” It’s the kind of countenance a man wears after seven grueling combat deployments, including one each in Iraq and Afghanistan. Truth […]

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Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017

A Different Kind of Summer Camp for Girls

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Scores of middle school girls will be exercising their intellectual muscles this summer at Paul D. Camp and Patrick Henry Community Colleges. The two community colleges were selected along with three others in Iowa and Tennessee to take part in a pilot project designed to encourage girls from rural America to give STEM careers a […]

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Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Former Coal Miners Graduate from POWER Welding Program

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

A group of 11 dislocated coal industry workers recently completed an intensive, 80-hour welding class through Mountain Empire Community College (MECC) and attended a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 6th at the Russell County Conference Center in Lebanon. After receiving framed certificates of completion, the graduates attended a reverse job fair with representatives from a […]

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