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Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2015

2015 PTK All-Virginia Academic Team Celebrated

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Nearly 70 students from Virginia’s Community Colleges were honored Wednesday for their commitment to academic excellence and public service. In his welcoming remarks, VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois told the students the grades they’ve earned are real. “But your commitment to public service is what makes you a leader.” After receiving a rousing pep talk from […]

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Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015

Take Five with Fred Nichols: Former PVCC Art Instructor will be Featured Artist at New Horizons April Conference

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Fred Nichols, who began his career at Piedmont Virginia Community College back in 1973, has won numerous awards including a purchase award at the International Triennale of Print in Osaka, Japan. His work was twice exhibited at the “International Biennale of Contemporary Art,” in Florence, Italy. In 2005, he participated in the international exhibition, “Renaissance,” at […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Eastern Shore Brothers Discover Pathways to Lifelong Careers  

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The old saying that good things usually come in threes frequently applies but, in the case of the Hernandez brothers, the good thing actually came in  twos. Chris and Alex Hernandez participated in the Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC) Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth program while  students at Arcadia High School, with the goal of […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

TNCC Student is Achiever, Scholar, and Mother All Rolled into One

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Jasmane Ormond is pretty stoked. She’s one of 15 students across the state who received a STEM Takes Flight scholarship from the Virginia Space Grant Consortium. Oh, and she’s been invited to join the PTK program at Thomas Nelson Community College and she’ll be listed in the upcoming edition of Who’s Who Among Students in […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Hitting the Reset Button Helped Light the Way Forward for Valley Protein Scholar

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In 2006, Dan Peets graduated from college with a degree in radio broadcasting. He was living in California at the time and the Great Recession was just beginning to take hold. He realized that he’d have to do something else if he and his family were going to weather the storm. So, he started his […]

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Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

Grateful for Opportunity, GCC Student is Eager to Reciprocate

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Robert Lewis is one goal-driven individual. “I always feel like you have to have a vision for yourself. Part of having a vision is setting goals – having an outcome.” The 28-year old Lewis who’s from Fredericksburg, VA is wrapping up his final semester at Germanna Community College (GCC). Once he graduates, he plans to […]

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Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015

PVCC Student From the Other Side of the World has Ambitious Plans for the Future

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One of these days, “Jason” Hee-yun Joo hopes to be making the big decisions – not for himself necessarily but for a company with a very large footprint. He’s planning to earn his stripes in business administration and eventually become the CEO of a global enterprise. If that doesn’t pan out, working as an economist […]

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Posted on Monday, February 9, 2015

DCC Student Ready to Put Talent on Display and Begin Promising Career

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Kierra (she prefers “Key”) Troy has a passion for drawing as well as creating colorful and stylish banners, flags, and t-shirts. She’s a graphic artist and she’s good at what she does. “I’m really talented,” she offered enthusiastically. Troy is now in her second year at Danville Community College. The 20-year old Atlanta native is […]

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Posted on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Cap and Mortar then Badge for NRCC Student

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Shane Haupt is a respectful young man. He says “yes sir” a lot and seldom diverts his gaze when engaged in a conversation. Interviewing him was not unlike having a dialogue with a police officer who’s just pulled you over for a minor traffic violation. Very matter-of-fact and did I say polite?

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Posted on Sunday, February 1, 2015

ESCC Student Spreads Optimism During Recent Trip to General Assembly

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With a population that could best be described as sparse, Virginia’s Eastern Shore can be a lonely place. But, that’s okay with Kirstin Gray. After all, she’s lived there her entire life and the peninsula’s decidedly slower pace suits her to a tee.

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