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We tend to think of our colleges as “open enrollment” institutions, accessible to serve anyone with a high school diploma or GED (and in the case of some workforce programs, […]

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Bert Jones, VCCS associate vice chancellor of facilities management services, was 52 when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. “I was completely blindsided, says Jones. “And when I started trying […]

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By Serena Truong/VCU Student Journalist Twenty-four graduates from John Tyler (soon to be Brightpoint) and Reynolds Community Colleges transferred to Virginia Commonwealth University for the 2021-22 academic year, with help […]

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Recognizing significant and documented levels of anxiety and depression among community college students due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Virginia’s State Board for Community Colleges has approved a policy change to […]

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Thousands of students across Virginia are taking advantage of new state funding for targeted programs at community colleges connected to high-demand careers, according to new data from Virginia’s Community Colleges. […]

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We don’t have all the details and personnel are still in the field.  But we’re told that graduates from Southside Virginia, Mountain Empire, and Wytheville Community Colleges are among the […]

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Prompted by a surge in coronavirus cases caused by the highly contagious Delta variant, Governor Ralph Northam has announced that Virginia will require most state employees to show proof of […]

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At last week’s Chancellor’s Retreat, which brought together VCCS system and college leaders from across Virginia, nationally known experts painted a picture of challenging but imperative work that lies ahead […]

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Responding to Executive Order 77 (EO77) from Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia’s Community Colleges are working on plans to eliminate most single-use plastics on campus, impose a near-term ban on several […]

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Virginia’s Community Colleges have begun to redesign student enrollment processes statewide to benefit students who frequently are stymied by current onboarding practices, and to ensure long term institutional success. “Historically, […]

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