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Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014

GCC Student Urges Lawmakers to Keep the Dollars Flowing

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 1 comment.

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The first thing you notice when you meet Qarahn (pronounced Kur-ron) Anbiya is that he’s very articulate. Words seem to flow effortlessly from his mouth. And he likes to talk – a lot. By his own admission, Anbiya is very “social.” “I love to be outgoing. I just like to get out there and meet people,” […]

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Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014

For MECC Student, Opportunity is Only a Keystroke Away

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

20-year old Kayla Miller readily acknowledges her good fortune. The second-year student at MECC will be able to get her associate’s degree then transfer to UVA Wise to pursue her bachelor’s without taking out a loan or spending a dime of her own money (or her parents’) on tuition, thanks to the college’s AIMS scholarship […]

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Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 3

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Chancellor  Addresses Education Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee Chancellor Glenn DuBois made a dynamic presentation before the Education Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, January 21.  DuBois highlighted the challenges faced by Virginia to replace and train workers in high-demand professions, the Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative, the need for new and renovated […]

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Posted on Sunday, January 26, 2014

BRCC Student Juggles Multiple Commitments to Achieve Career Goal

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Josh Abshire is built like a tank.  Although he’s never played football, people automatically assume he has because of his imposing size (6’1”, 275 pounds).  If you were a running back, you’d definitely want him clearing a path for you.  But Abshire is laying the foundation for a different sort of career far away from […]

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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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