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“Glenn DuBois is a living example of what community colleges can and should and will do for people,” said U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) as he headlined a bill of […]

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The VCCS State Board decided to break with normal practice and delayed action last week on setting new tuition and mandatory fees for the upcoming academic year. State lawmakers still […]

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Virginia lawmakers this year took notice of the fact that so many college students don’t know where their next meal is coming from. The General Assembly passed legislation that will […]

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In separate visits to a pair of Virginia Community Colleges last week, two of President Biden’s cabinet secretaries held up VCCS workforce and career training programs as models that could […]

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Get ready for hugs. After a two-year hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, in-person graduations are back on this spring at Virginia’s Community Colleges.  Some colleges will invite graduates from […]

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“Well, I’ve had a traumatic past. In January, I was actually homeless. I was sleeping in a Ford Ranger.” Someone not familiar with community college students might be surprised to […]

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The last major in-person gathering of people from all of Virginia’s Community Colleges had been three years before, so it was no surprise that last week’s 2022 New Horizons Conference […]

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After 21 years leading Virginia’s Community Colleges, Glenn DuBois is the longest-serving VCCS Chancellor, and his stewardship was honored at the 2022 New Horizons Conference April 6-8. VCCS State Board Chair […]

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A major highlight of the 2022 VCCS New Horizons Conference last week honored faculty members from across the state for their extraordinary skills and commitment to students. Virginia Western Community […]

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In a field still dominated by men, a female network engineer who keeps the computers humming at three of our community colleges has been selected to help build a super […]

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