College Locator
If you are in Virginia, you are just 30 miles from a community college.
Here are the community colleges closest to
Home > VCCSBlog > Higher Ed Trends

Higher Ed Trends

Displaying 1 - 10 of 36

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015

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

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Fred-Nichols5

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 […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

VFCCE Honors Dr. George Vaughan at Surprise Reception

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

Dr. George Vaughan

  Ellis Island imagery was everywhere when Virginia’s Community Colleges and the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education surprised Dr. George B. Vaughan with a Leadership Fund in his honor on Friday Feb. 20. “Let us think for a moment of the community college as a port of entry – the Ellis Island – for […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Friday, February 6, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 4

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 3 comments.

WCC-at-GA

Budget Reports and Crossover Fast Approaching The Senate Finance Committee will report out its budget amendments on Sunday at 12:00 noon.  The House Appropriations Committee’s budget amendments will be made public at 1:00 p.m. Information contained in the reports of interest to the VCCS will be communicated to you as soon as possible; the detailed […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Friday, January 30, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 3

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

jtcc-group

The subcommittee members of the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee are currently deliberating and finalizing recommendations for the HAC and SFC budgets that will be released on Sunday, February 8.

Read Full Post
Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 2

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Blue Ridge

On Thursday Jan. 22, the Senate Education and Health Committee heard Senator Rosalyn Dance present SB 992, which would streamline and simplify the process for active duty military personnel and veterans to receive academic credit for military training and credentialing at Virginia’s community colleges.

Read Full Post
Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 1

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Chancellor DuBois at EDICC

The General Assembly session officially began at noon on January 14.  The first week of the General Assembly has been incredibly fast-paced.  As of Friday, Jan. 16, 1915 bills had been introduced.  The deadline for members to file budget amendment requests was today at 5:00 p.m. Workforce Incentive Bill Advances Last Thursday, a VCCS top priority […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014

Innovating across community colleges

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

ICE

What if your Virginia Community College had a unique way of solving a problem – or you were looking for approaches to a particular challenge? Where would you go to find out what your colleagues across the system are doing? When the Innovation & Technology Task Force was convened a couple of years ago, the “number […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Dr. David Conroy: CATE Recipient and Teacher Extraordinaire

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

CATE winner_2014

Since 1968, David Conroy has been teaching math at Northern Virginia Community College. It’s estimated that he’s impacted the lives of more than 20,000 students in the decades that have followed. Many of those very same students correspond with him even today. “36 years after your teaching me, you have made the most significant difference […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Virginia Program Helps Veterans Land Great Jobs

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Lee

William Lee, a retired Army Veteran, was referred to the SkillSource Group, Inc.’s Northern Virginia Jobs for Veterans (J4VETS) program in November 2013 after he was laid off as a Senior Program Manager. Mr. Lee immediately expressed interest in enrolling in a Project Management Professional (PMP) preparation course with Global Knowledge, which he completed in […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Monday, December 1, 2014

Rebuilding Virginia’s Middle Class through Skills Enhancement

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

panel

Among the discussions that took place at the Annual Meeting of the Virginia Community College System was a panel discussion on what Virginia – and higher education – needs to do to boost employability  of its citizens, and help meet the goal of tripling the attainment of credentials in both credit and noncredit areas. “This is […]

Read Full Post

Displaying 1 - 10 of 36