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 Tuesday, October 30, 2018

“I had never, never visited a food pantry – never in my life.”

A Northern Virginia Community College student planned and budgeted for her higher education…then life got in the way.

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VCCS continues to actively engage with nationally recognized subject matter experts who specialize in serving low-income students.

Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield of the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), on the right, met with VCCS leadership Oct. 5th to share her perspective on access to and success in postsecondary education and training for low-income students.

“The fact is, when you look at the main reasons people are dropping out, it’s financial. We need to get this house in order,” says Duke-Benfield.

“We can’t food-pantry our way out of the problem,” said Dr. Van Wilson, VCCS associate vice-chancellor for student experience and strategic initiatives. “We need to enact policies and practices to support the institutionalization of benefit access across our community college campuses.” VCCS leadership has expressed growing awareness that substantial numbers of college students face major life challenges, such as food insecurity and homelessness.

Federal grant will boost CVCC’s efforts to enroll & retain at-risk students

Title III Grant will increase tutoring and enrollment assistance over five year period to benefit students who need help.

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Training sessions for new VCCS Learning Management System draw crowds. More face-to-face sessions are scheduled.

Hundreds of VCCS faculty members have turned out at campus training sessions for Canvas, the system’s new Learning Management System (LMS). Additional sessions are planned in November, and in coming months.

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VCCS Coaches to be memorialized at basketball tournament

PHCC basketball coach Kenny Wade (left) and TNCC basketball coach Armand Brown died in separate auto accidents in September and will be honored during a tournament in November.

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PDCCC faculty member (not pictured here) to explore Hollywood’s fascination with Frankenstein saga

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Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC)

 

Nov. 1-2

 

System Office (Richmond)

 

Instructional Excellence Academy

 

Nov. 8-9

 

System Office (Richmond)

 

Academic and Student Affairs Council (ASAC)

 

Nov. 8-9

 

System Office (Richmond)

 

VCCS Military & Veteran Education Summit

 

Nov. 8-9

 

Hampton Roads Convention Center (Hampton)

 

VCSS State Board Meeting

 

Nov. 14-15

 

System Office (Richmond)

 

Humanities Peer Group

 

Nov. 15-16

 

Virginia Crossings (Glen Allen)

 

Student Leadership Conference

 

Nov. 16-18

 

Founder’s Inn (Virginia Beach)

 

Hire Education Conference

 

Dec. 5-7

 

Omni Homestead (Hot Springs)

 

Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP)

 

Dec. 6

 

Omni Homestead (Hot Springs)

 

VCCS State Board Meeting

 

Jan. 16-17, 2019

 

System Office (Richmond)

 

VCCS Technology Council

 

Jan. 30-31, 2019

 

System Office (Richmond)

 

Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP)

 

Feb 6-7, 2019

 

System Office (Richmond)

 

Council of Deans and Directors/Academic and Student Affairs Council (CODD/ASAC)

 

March 6-8,
2019

 

System Office (Richmond)

 

VCCS State Board Meeting

 

March 20-21, 2019

 

Location TBD

 

New Horizons Conference

 

Apr. 10-12, 2019

 

Hotel Roanoke & Conf. Center (Roanoke)

 

Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP)

 

Apr 16-17, 2019

 

System Office (Richmond)

 

VCCS State Board Meeting

 

May 15-16, 2019

 

System Office (Richmond)

 

Academic and Student Affairs Council (ASAC)

 

May 23-24, 2019

 

System Office (Richmond)

 

VCCS Technology Council

 

May 29-30, 2019

 

System Office (Richmond)

 

Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP)

 

June 18-19, 2019

 

System Office (Richmond)

 

VCCS State Board Meeting

 

July 17-18,
2019

 

System Office (Richmond)

 

Council of Deans and Directors/Academic and Student Affairs Council (CODD/ASAC)

 

Sept. 4-6, 2019

 

Location TBD

 

Academic and Student Affairs Council (ASAC)

 

Nov. 7-8, 2019

 

System Office (Richmond)

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