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Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014

Take Five: New State Board Chair Dorcas Helfant-Browning – Honored and Eager

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Dorcas Helfant-Browning, who was appointed to the State Board for Community Colleges by Governor Tim Kaine in 2009,  succeeds Bruce Meyer as chairman. “I’m very honored to chair a board of individuals with such diverse business backgrounds and such intellectual capacity,” she says. “If I look at those individuals and add them up, it’s overwhelmingly […]

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Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014

Take Five with Laurie Owens: Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Financial Aid

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 1 comment.

Financial aid helps put community college within reach for thousands of Virginians, but a few common mistakes and misconceptions can prove costly. VCCS Director of Financial Aid, Laurie Owens, offers some insights on how to navigate a path to success. 1. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is available Jan. 1, but students often don’t apply […]

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Posted on Friday, June 6, 2014

Take Five with Heather Sorrell – The “Gatekeeper”

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 1 comment.

Heather Sorrell’s first experience with the Virginia Community College System was as a student at John Tyler Community College. She eventually obtained full-time employment at John Tyler and worked there for almost seven years developing and supervising the college’s tutoring program. She also worked as an instructional designer at JTCC before joining VCCS in early […]

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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2014

Take Five with Dr. Mirta Martin

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

The VCCS Blog is introducing a new series entitled Take Five in which we pose five questions to individuals who have played a pivotal role in shaping policy for our organization and in the process, influenced the lives of thousands of our students. In this week’s edition, outgoing State Board for Community Colleges member Dr. Mirta […]

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Posted on Monday, May 19, 2014

The Great Computer Giveaway

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In 2009, Tidewater Community College’s Computers for Student Success program narrowed the digital divide by giving away 800 computers to needy students. A few weeks ago, the program reached a significant milestone by giving away its 5,000th computer. That amounts to roughly 83 PCs and laptops every month for five years. That’s a lot of […]

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Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014

VCCS New Horizons Conference Bigger and Better than Ever!

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VCCS New Horizons 2014

April 9-11 saw the sun shining, spring flowers blooming, and approximately 900 VCCS faculty, staff and administrators arriving at the historic Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, Virginia. New Horizons 2014 may break attendance records, with just under 900 registrants, 180 hours of professional development programming, 18 hours of hands-on computer lab training, 12 Excellence in Education […]

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Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Art of Giving: the 9th Annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

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“Some things you just don’t tinker with.” – Hunter Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation Dominion Foundation’s partnership with Virginia’s Community Colleges to provide student scholarships in honor of the annual class of philanthropy leaders from across the commonwealth is one of those things. “The original no-brainer,” he said. “A bankable asset.” “The gift that […]

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Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014

The Faculty Perspective: Inside CFAC

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by Dr. Charles Errico, CFAC Chair The Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC) consists of elected representatives from each of the twenty-three community colleges. Twice during the academic year, they meet in Richmond with the Chancellor and his administrative staff for a collegial and free-flowing discussion that addresses faculty concerns and issues related to student success. […]

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Posted on Friday, March 7, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 9

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Special Session, or Session Extension? The original session for the 2014 General Assembly called for the General Assembly to adjourn on Saturday, March 8 and that the report of the budget conference committee could not be considered until 36 hours after its completion (unless 2/3 of the members of each house voted otherwise). Under HJ 17, […]

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Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 8

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Community College Workforce Training Bill Still in the House of Delegates Chancellor Glenn DuBois testified before the Higher Education Subcommittee of the House Education Committee on February 25 in support of SB 628 (Ruff).  This legislation will expand Virginia’s skilled workforce by establishing an incentive of $1,000 for each  Virginia student who completes both training […]

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