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Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016

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

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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

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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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Posted on Monday, March 7, 2016

Time is Running Out to Register for the 2016 New Horizons Conference

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The clock is ticking. Only a handful of days remain before registration for the 2016 New Horizons Conference comes to a close. The event, which will take place April 13-15 at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, rises to a whole new level this year with over 100 sessions on trending educational and disciplinary advancements, teaching and learning […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Virginia’s First Community College Chancellor Helps Kick Off 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Dr. Dana Hamel was large and in charge back in 1966. You could say that he helped give birth to Virginia’s Community Colleges. Like a proud father, he was there to cut the cord. Hamel was chancellor when Northern Virginia Community College was christened in 1967 – the first of nearly two dozen community colleges that […]

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Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2016

Excellence in Education Award Finalists Selected

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The VCCS Office of Professional Development and the New Horizons Executive Committee have announced the 2016 Excellence in Education (EIE) Award finalists. Thirteen projects were chosen by the New Horizons Awards Committee as finalists out of a total of 27 projects nominated (the largest number of entries ever received). A special congratulations goes out to Blue Ridge […]

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Posted on Friday, December 18, 2015

Office of Professional Development Finishes Semester with Record Attendance

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The Office of Professional Development concluded the Fall 2015 semester by hosting the largest peer group conference of the semester. Over 240 VCCS faculty and staff members registered for the joint conference of the Developmental Education, Student Services, Learning Assistance Professionals, and Early Childhood Development peer groups. The conference was held November 13-14, 2015 at […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Rural Horseshoe gets support from two governors

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  The Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative received some high powered attention this month when stakeholders from throughout the region were invited to the Governor’s Mansion to discuss the future of Virginia’s most educationally disadvantaged citizens. Former Governor Gerald L. Baliles, who has chaired the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education for the past two years, […]

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Posted on Friday, November 6, 2015

First-Year VCCS Instructors Rally in Richmond

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“The future of our students is totally dependent on the quality of the faculty placed before them.” – Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, keynote  First-year VCCS faculty members from around the state descended on Richmond recently for this year’s New Faculty Seminar – two days of no holds barred, intense professional development. Their ultimate objective? To become more […]

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Posted on Monday, October 19, 2015

Leaders Flourish at this Year’s Academy

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“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” — General George Patton For four consecutive days, the downstairs conference room at Virginia Community Colleges’ headquarters was bustling with activity. Faculty, administrators and staff members from all 23 of Virginia’s Community Colleges had come to […]

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Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Thomas Nelson Community College Educating Cyber Security Workforce

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Thomas Nelson’s Stephen Foster, Cyber Security Program Manager, William “Bud” Barnett, Director of Professional & Continuing Education, and Dr. Deborah George Wright, Vice President of Workforce Development; joined Col. Bradley Pyburn, United States Air Force, Senior Cyberspace Leader, Air Combat Command and Thomas Nelson President John T. Dever.    News of cyber-attacks are all too frequent these days, […]

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