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Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Rural Horsehoe 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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Posted on Friday, June 19, 2015

Citizen Leader on Stage

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Shakespeare once observed that “All the world’s a stage”, and for the late Robert “Bobby” Harrell, public service was his window on the world, the stage where he played major roles in business, education and government. According to Bobby, “what you see often depends on where you look.” He looked for opportunities to serve others, […]

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Posted on Monday, June 8, 2015

GE called one of top 10 foster youth programs nationally

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Nationally Recognized Program Great Expectations was launched as a pilot program in the fall semester of 2008 at five community colleges: Danville, Germanna, J. Sargeant Reynolds, New River, and Southside. The program served 119 foster youth in its first academic year. Since that time, Great Expectations coaches have worked with over 3,000 students and the […]

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Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015

Rosenwald Schools projects link faculty, students with community

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Faculty members at John Tyler Community College have found a project that is engaging students, fellow faculty and the community as well: preserving the history of early 20th century Rosenwald Schools. A group from John Tyler outlined their initiative to the State Board for Community Colleges last week, and found supporters as well as those with connections […]

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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2015

Chancellor’s Fellows Look Back on Academic Achievements

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Even though a year has elapsed since the 2014-2015 Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship awards were announced, the afterglow continues to burn brightly for this particular group of instructors. “I can honestly say, I still am humbled and honored to be chosen for the award,” said Valeria Burge-Hall (center), assistant professor of health at Thomas Nelson Community […]

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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 Friday, April 3, 2015

Jill Biden energizes 1,000 or so colleagues at New Horizons 2015

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Jill Biden

The 2015 New Horizons conference for faculty members across Virginia’s Community Colleges began with a flurry this week when a Northern Virginia Community College faculty member arrived as the keynote speaker.  Not just any faculty member, but Dr. Jill Biden, a full-time career community college educator – and wife to Vice President Joe Biden. When […]

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