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The coronavirus pandemic robbed our graduates of their traditional springtime commencement ceremonies this year. Some of our colleges said they will honor the class of 2020 later, when it’s safe to return to campus in larger numbers. About half of our colleges, by our latest estimate, hosted virtual springtime ceremonies online. Here’s a sampling: At […]

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By Jodi T. Burgess, Marketing & Advancement Coordinator, Alumni Relations, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Phi Theta Kappa is the leading honor society for two-year colleges. Students are eligible for membership when they have achieved a 3.5 grade point average or higher after having completed the first 12 credit hours toward their degree. The program […]

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If you were to do a side-by-side comparison, you would probably say the latest iteration of the VCCS website looks a lot “cleaner.” Some might say it even pops. In terms of performance, it’s been described as a whole letter grade improvement over its predecessor, maybe two. Simplicity and usability drove its design. Those same […]

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May 4, 2020 Dear Parents of the Class of 2020: Congratulations! I write to inform you that your graduating high school senior has earned guaranteed acceptance to a Virginia community college, even if he or she had not previously applied. The unprecedented public health crisis we’re experiencing is leading Virginia families to take a hard […]

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In every corner of the Commonwealth, people are eager to find meaningful jobs and employers are looking to hire workers with the right skills. Recognizing the importance of promoting a capable workforce to meet the needs of employers and build Virginia’s economy, state lawmakers created a grant program to make specific workforce training programs much […]

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May 6, 2020 CollegeAnywhereVA.org provides Virginians with more than 10,000 affordable and flexible courses  (RICHMOND, Va.) – Building on more than 25 years of experience in higher-education distance learning, Virginia’s Community Colleges are proud to announce the launch of CollegeAnywhereVA.org, an online portal enabling Virginians to find online courses that best meet their needs. In […]

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Plans for Governor Northam’s historic expansion of community college access for low and moderate income Virginians technically still are on the books. But after the General Assembly’s springtime reconvened session, there’s no money allocated for Northam’s “G3” program. Lawmakers facing an unprecedented economic plunge due to the coronavirus pandemic pulled the plug on virtually all […]

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Big gatherings are out due to the coronavirus pandemic, so events like traditional graduations cannot be held at Virginia’s Community Colleges this spring. Some of our colleges say they will celebrate the class of 2020 later this year, perhaps in the fall. About half of our colleges have announced they will hold virtual commencements. Here’s […]

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Editor’s note: John Dever’s dedication to student success was unwavering. We reached out to some of those who worked with and alongside him, to share their thoughts on the man, his vision and the legacy he leaves behind. Patrick Tompkins, Vice President of Academics, Workforce and Student Programs at Eastern Shore Community College A Community […]

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Earlier this month, the Virginia Community College System lost a friend and tireless advocate. John Dever, the former president of Thomas Nelson Community College, passed away at his home in Newport News. He was 74. It was not the first time Dever had faced adversity. Just a few short years ago, he lost his wife […]

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