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Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

When It Comes to Higher Ed, Virginia’s Community Colleges are Veterans’ First Stop

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Joyce-Howard

In 2012, Albemarle County Resident and Marine veteran Joyce Howard was a working mother with two children and a job that she planned to have until retirement. When her employer was forced to downsize due to lack of program funding, she unexpectedly found herself unemployed. The next few months brought a lot of uncertainty, but […]

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Posted on Monday, November 3, 2014

PDCCC Student Finds Opportunity After Devastating Setback

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The loss of a job ranks very high among life’s most stressful events. Wanda Olden survived a horrifying time of uncertainty after suddenly losing her job about a year ago. “I was devastated,” she recalled. “I didn’t know what I was going to do.” But she picked herself up, dusted herself off, and is now repurposing her […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Take Five: SVCC’s New President Dr. Al Roberts Hits the Ground Running

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Dr. Alfred A. Roberts was tapped to succeed Dr. John Cavan as president of Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) in early August. Formerly the provost of the college’s Christanna Campus in Alberta, Roberts says he’s humbled by his appointment and promises to enhance SVCC’s reputation as a world class, 21st century community college. 1. You have spent a sizable portion of your […]

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Posted on Monday, September 8, 2014

Wizard takes home Governor’s Technology Award

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Virginia’s Community Colleges were winners in the Governor’s Technology Awards presentation, held at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) in Richmond on Sept. 3, 2014. The VCCS received the Innovative Use of Technology in Education award for the Wizard mobile app. The Wizard app was developed as a native app available for both iOS […]

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Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014

Take Five: Getting Acquainted With VHCC’S New President Dr. Gene Couch

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1. As president of VHCC, what are some of your first orders of business? On July 1, 2014, I officially began work as the president of Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC). I am deeply honored and very excited about being named the sixth president of VHCC. I firmly believe in the power of the community […]

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Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2014

MECC Offers College Boot Camp to Help Teens Prepare for the Road Ahead

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For many teens whose high school experience is suddenly clearly visible in their rear view mirror, the way forward requires a thoughtful and deliberate decision-making process. After all, their future depends upon it. So, what’s an aspiring college student to do? Fortunately, rising high school juniors and seniors in Wise, Lee and Scott Counties have just […]

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Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2014

Virginia’s Community Colleges: Increasingly Popular Destination for Hispanic and Latino Students

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Hispanic and Latino students are attending Virginia’s 23 community colleges in record numbers, achieving greater academic success and earning more transfer-oriented credentials than ever before. That is according to analysis of student enrollment between the years 2009-2013 presented to the State Board for Community Colleges. Hispanic and Latino student enrollment grew nearly 58 percent during […]

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Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Recipient of Prestigious Foundation Scholarship Named

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Michee Mutangu is the fifth community college student to receive the Kathy Camper Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship. He’s also the first person in his family to graduate high school and go to college. Mutangu says the scholarship has given him hope and a chance for a brighter future. “If it was not for the scholarship that I […]

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Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014

Foundation Selects Its Fourth Class of Valley Proteins Scholars

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The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education has selected 10 students to represent the fourth class of the prestigious Valley Proteins Fellows scholarship program. The 2014-2015 class of Fellows includes (identified left to right at end of each row): John Jimenez – DSLCC Christopher Henshaw – GCC Linda Foreman– JSRCC Jayson Johnson-JSRCC Ryan Pledger– JSRCC Wanda Olden– PDCCC Madeleine Morales– PVCC […]

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Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014

Take Five: New State Board Chair Dorcas Helfant-Browning – Honored and Eager

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Dorcas Helfant-Browning, who was appointed to the State Board for Community Colleges by Governor Tim Kaine in 2009,  succeeds Bruce Meyer as chairman. “I’m very honored to chair a board of individuals with such diverse business backgrounds and such intellectual capacity,” she says. “If I look at those individuals and add them up, it’s overwhelmingly […]

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