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Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2014

Military Experience Helps Former Soldier Take Aim at Career

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

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You’ve just spent eight years in the U.S. Army. So, what do you do now?       A.   Take a few odd-jobs and blend into society        B.   Leverage your military skills and experience and jump headlong into a professional career        C.   Further your education If you’re Calvin Linnette, you select option A.  […]

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Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014

Anne Holton: A Profile in Leadership

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” ― John C. Maxwell Anne Holton influenced many lives as director of the Great Expectations (GE) program while dispensing copious amounts of hope to scores of foster youth around Virginia. Since joining the organization in early 2013, Holton led fundraising efforts […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

RCC Student’s Future is All Heart

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

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Diona Ormon wants to be a cardiologist. The desire has been burning inside her for as long as she can remember and it’s insatiable. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do my whole life. I’ve always been fascinated with the heart and with the different ways the body works.” The 19-year old biology major was one […]

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Posted on Thursday, January 9, 2014

PVCC Student Undaunted by Personal Challenge

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

A first-year student at Piedmont Virginia Community College, 19-year old Arman Mottaghi is quick to share a smile. He’s also polite, engaging and possessed with a keen sense of self-direction. There’s just one problem – the English language. It’s difficult to speak fluently, especially when you just emigrated from Iran. Arman is openly apologetic and […]

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Posted on Thursday, January 9, 2014

Making it real: a new blog for 2014

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

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Welcome to 2014! With this new year comes a new blog presence for Virginia’s Community Colleges, a place where we will share the stories, expertise and people that make the community college experience real. As we do every January, we’ll start out by sharing news from the legislative session of the 2014 General Assembly, taking […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

JTCC Student Awestruck by Visit to General Assembly

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I had the opportunity to visit the 2013 General Assembly on two occasions and both of them, unique in their own way, were informative and exciting. I remember not knowing what to expect the first time around; I was nervous and wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to say, but the John Tyler Community College coordinators […]

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