Richard Hodges: The community college system Dana Hamel helped create democratized higher education in Virginia
By Richard A. Hodges, Ed.D. Dana Hamel is one of the most extraordinary people you’d ever hope to meet. Now...
Former college presidents give Hamel top marks for his leadership in founding Virginia’s Community Colleges
Editor’s note: We’re grateful for the following comments from former VCCS college presidents Charles King, Thomas Hatfield,...
Stubbornly modest, the founding chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges prepares to mark his 97TH birthday
You can try, but you probably won’t get Dr. Dana B. Hamel to take personal credit for...
Giving credit where it’s due: Instructional designers have played key roles in helping Virginia’s Community Colleges transition to online learning
By Sheri Prupis, VCCS Director of Teaching & Learning Technologies Since March, when COVID-19 forced the sudden...
Student at NRCC“The instructors are incredible, they really work with everyone. You build a bond with them.”
Student at PDCCC“After coming here and receiving hope from so many others, I have been inspired to keep going.”
Student at NOVA“I liked that the classrooms at NOVA were much smaller than four-year colleges.”
Student at TCC“Every day my teachers brought real-world knowledge to the classroom and were really invested in student success.”
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