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Editor’s note:  From field trips to lectures to live theater performances to movie screenings — even a couple of contests — Virginia’s Community Colleges are hosting a wide range of […]

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On one of her first few days on the job, Virginia’s new Education Secretary-designate Aimee Guidera made a point of visiting with the VCCS State Board on Thursday, telling the […]

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Growing up Sikh in Hindu-majority India, Harpreet Panesar experienced religious hatred and violence first-hand, and still has vivid memories of crowds laying siege to her childhood home in the 1980s.  […]

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The facemask mandate imposed last summer due to a surge in coronavirus cases will remain in effect at Virginia’s Community Colleges.  While we’re seeing improvement, the rates remain at a […]

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At community colleges across the state, faculty, staff and students paused last Thursday to honor the sacrifice and service of the nation’s military veterans.  The tributes took different forms, ranging […]

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The 2021 Chancellor’s Awards for Workforce Development were a highlight of this year’s Hire Education Conference.  The awards honor people and organizations who have gone the extra mile for our […]

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VCCS leadership drove home the point during last week’s Hire Education Conference that achieving the goals of the VCCS Strategic Plan, Opportunity 2027, is not only the “right thing to […]

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With 20 years on the job, Glenn DuBois is the longest-serving Chancellor in the history of Virginia’s Community Colleges.  He announced his retirement last August, effective at the end of […]

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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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