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Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Training Helps Marine Compete in Competitive Job Market

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

I could not pass up sharing the following testimonial from Eileen Thawley, a Marine Corps veteran in Northern Virginia. IT Jobs for Veterans provides funding for veterans to obtain training, certification and job placement assistance. The program started out placing unemployed veterans in IT jobs but has since expanded to all training and assistance that […]

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Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014

Passion for Music and Teaching Shines Through for NRCC Educator

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 3 comments.

2014 has hardly begun and it’s already proven to be quite a year for New River Community College associate professor of music, Dr. Louise Billaud. She recently received her doctoral degree and her dissertation has been honored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). To top it off, Billaud has received the Outstanding Faculty Award […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Wizard Turns Five

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

The Virginia Education Wizard has come a long way in a relatively short period of time – from infancy to adulthood in just five short years. And, it’s still evolving and growing in popularity. The Wizard and its interactive avatar “Ginny” have helped thousands of prospective students tailor their academic schedules, chart career paths and […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Governor, Valley Proteins Fellows visit during Legislative Reception

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

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Margo Fairchild, from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, and Armando Vega, from Tidewater Community College, got a chance to be up close and personal with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe at the Legislative Reception sponsored for Virginia’s Community Colleges in February. Fairchild and Vega are both part of an elite group of 10 students that participated […]

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Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014

Musician Rediscovers His Passion for Learning at LFCC

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

In addition to being a student at LFCC, Kimmon Waldruff is also a musician. He’s performed at festivals, night clubs, children’s camps, and fundraising events and is currently working on his third CD (see link below). http://www.reverbnation.com/kimmonwaldruff Waldruff also gives back to the Winchester community he’s called home for the last 28 years. He and […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Grateful GE Student Hopes to One Day Teach at JTCC

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Born in Burma (now known as Myanmar), Asein (pronounced ah-seen) Ta was orphaned as a child and spent four years living in refugee camps. In 2008, he was brought to the U.S. to begin a new life in Virginia. His foster parents spoke only English. But that’s what Ta wanted. Being surrounded by a language […]

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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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