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Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Community Colleges celebrate commencement

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

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Graduation can be cause for both joyous celebration and fearful trepidation. After all, embarking on a career that will ostensibly sustain oneself for a lifetime can be a scary proposition, one that’s replete with unknowns. Transferring to a four-year university can be equally daunting. The academic challenges that lie in wait may seem insurmountable and […]

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Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014

DCC Academic Superstar Refuses to Settle for Average

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Courtney Hill has a very active social life. Not. Her pursuit of academic excellence is practically an all-consuming proposition. “The sacrifice I make in order to keep up my grades is probably my social life. I basically have none. I work and sometimes study while I am at work.” Not surprisingly, her list of hobbies […]

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Posted on Monday, April 21, 2014

For LFCC Scholar, Hard Work and Sacrifice Go Hand in Hand

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The 2013-2014 academic year has shone very brightly on Joseph Zink. The Northern Virginia native and Phi Theta Kappa member made the All U.S.A Academic Team as well as the All Virginia Academic Team. He was also selected as a Coca Cola Bronze Medal scholarship winner. More recently, he won the Martin Luther King, Jr. […]

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Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014

VCCS New Horizons Conference Bigger and Better than Ever!

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VCCS New Horizons 2014

April 9-11 saw the sun shining, spring flowers blooming, and approximately 900 VCCS faculty, staff and administrators arriving at the historic Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, Virginia. New Horizons 2014 may break attendance records, with just under 900 registrants, 180 hours of professional development programming, 18 hours of hands-on computer lab training, 12 Excellence in Education […]

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Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Art of Giving: the 9th Annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

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“Some things you just don’t tinker with.” – Hunter Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation Dominion Foundation’s partnership with Virginia’s Community Colleges to provide student scholarships in honor of the annual class of philanthropy leaders from across the commonwealth is one of those things. “The original no-brainer,” he said. “A bankable asset.” “The gift that […]

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Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014

Isaac Grunstra – VHCC’s Man of Steel

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Isaac Grunstra has received the Congressional Gold Medal for Youth Award, hiked 100 miles through the wilderness, and he’s also an Eagle Scout. Not too shabby for a guy who only recently turned 16. “He’s a great kid,” says his mother, Ruth Grunstra. “He is very purposeful in the choices he makes.” Isaac, who has […]

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Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014

The Faculty Perspective: Inside CFAC

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by Dr. Charles Errico, CFAC Chair The Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC) consists of elected representatives from each of the twenty-three community colleges. Twice during the academic year, they meet in Richmond with the Chancellor and his administrative staff for a collegial and free-flowing discussion that addresses faculty concerns and issues related to student success. […]

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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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