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Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2018

New VCCS Learning Management System now available for tryouts by ALL faculty & staff, system-wide

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Faculty members selected for the early rollout of Canvas, the VCCS’s new Learning Management System (LMS), report the new system is intuitive and user friendly. They also recommend that their colleagues take full advantage of early opportunities to learn the new ropes. “Canvas has a very clean interface,” said Rong Zhu, instructional designer for Northern […]

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Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2018

“We Can Do Magic Together:” Take Five with GCC President Dr. Janet Gullickson

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

1. You’ve been in the role of president for a little over a year now. What issue have you focused on more than any other and why? Enrollment! There are many reasons for this focus but the primary ones are student access and success, defined as the completion of credentials. Increased enrollment generates revenue that […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

New Policy Aims to Maintain Efficiencies, Effectiveness and Accessibility

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The Virginia State Board for Community Colleges recently approved a new policy that allows Virginia’s Community Colleges to address the issue of institutional sustainability. The “Policy to Maintain Accessibility, Effectiveness, and Efficiency with the VCCS” is a response to last fall’s JLARC report, which recommended the need for such a measure. The VCCS created the […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Voices from Virginia Connects Students with Local Elderly for Unique History Project

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Submitted by Belinda A. Baker, Communications and Marketing, Thomas Nelson Community College Thomas Nelson Community College students got a special take on history when the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority reached out to the College to partner on Voices from Virginia, a project that allowed elderly residents to share their stories in one-on-one interviews […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

MECC Joins Pledge to Assist Entrepreneurs

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Submitted by Amy Greear, Interim Director for Institutional Advancement, Mountain Empire Community College Mountain Empire Community College (MECC) recently pledged to join the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) in promoting and assisting entrepreneurial opportunities in Southwest Virginia. The college joined Big Sandy Community College in Pikeville, Kentucky, in signing the NACCE’s Presidents for […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Celebrating VCCS Philanthropists

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Each April, Virginia’s Community Colleges honor leading philanthropists from each of our 23 community colleges and the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) at a special luncheon in Richmond. This year, the 13th annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy recognized outstanding contributions made to the growth and development of Virginia’s Community Colleges and […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Investing in Student Success

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Submitted by Lance Billard, director, Enterprise Portfolio Management Office (EPMO), VCCS This summer, my family is going to Maine for our vacation. We thought about going to Disney World, or possibly to Montreal, but we settled on a trip to Maine. We couldn’t go to all three. Why? We have limited resources – money and […]

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Posted on Monday, February 5, 2018

Take Five with State Board Vice Chair Robin Sullenberger

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 1 comment.

Don “Robin” Sullenberger, III, retired in 2013 as CEO of the Shenandoah Valley Partnership, a regional economic development and marketing organization. He served five terms on the Board of Supervisors, retiring from that role in 2011. In 2013, he was featured in Virginia Business Magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential Virginians. That same […]

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Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016

“Comprehensive” man took the helm of VCCS on May 9, 1966

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

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  On May 9, 1966, Governor Mills Godwin asked Dana Hamel to become director of the newly created Virginia Community College System that would begin operation on July 1 of that year.  It was a natural choice, as Dr. Hamel was already director of the fledgling technical college system. He had moved to Virginia to […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Take Five with 2016’s CATE Winner Beryl Solla

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

PVCC art professor Beryl Solla was presented with this year’s Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) and a check for $5,000 during the New Horizons conference in Roanoke on April 15th. 1.  You were notified in advance of the New Horizons conference that you were this year’s winner of the CATE award, but it must’ve been […]

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