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Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 2

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

This was the first full week of the General Assembly, and committees got down to work and began hearing bills and acting on legislation. It was also the first week of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s administration. The Governor addressed the General Assembly on the evening of January 20 and outlined his ambitious agenda.   Students, administrators, and stakeholders […]

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Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014

Strategic planning: What’s old is new again!

Posted By Jeffrey Kraus | 0 comments.

Conversations beginning later this month will chart the course of Virginia’s Community Colleges into the next decade. Our strategic planning taskforce will continue the process that began with a statewide listening tour last fall. It’s hard to believe we’re there again, says the guy who staffed the taskforce that created our last six-year strategic plan, […]

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Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Governor McAuliffe Shines Light on Community Colleges in Inaugural Address

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

*Today we inaugurate Workforce Wednesday with the first in a series of blog posts focusing on workforce issues around the commonwealth. It was certainly an honor and privilege to sit in the rain-soaked bleachers this past Saturday as a witness to the Inauguration of the Commonwealth’s 72nd Governor Terry McAuliffe. As I explained to my teenage son […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

RCC Student’s Future is All Heart

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Diona Ormon wants to be a cardiologist. The desire has been burning inside her for as long as she can remember and it’s insatiable. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do my whole life. I’ve always been fascinated with the heart and with the different ways the body works.” The 19-year old biology major was one […]

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Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 1

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 1 comment.

Legislative Update January 8 marked the beginning of the 2014 General Assembly session.  Terry McAuliffe, the first gubernatorial candidate to visit all 23 of Virginia’s community colleges during his campaign, will be inaugurated as Virginia’s   72nd governor on Saturday, Jan. 11. Because the introduced budget did not include funding for all of the priorities of the […]

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Posted on Thursday, January 9, 2014

PVCC Student Undaunted by Personal Challenge

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

A first-year student at Piedmont Virginia Community College, 19-year old Arman Mottaghi is quick to share a smile. He’s also polite, engaging and possessed with a keen sense of self-direction. There’s just one problem – the English language. It’s difficult to speak fluently, especially when you just emigrated from Iran. Arman is openly apologetic and […]

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Posted on Thursday, January 9, 2014

Making it real: a new blog for 2014

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

Welcome to 2014! With this new year comes a new blog presence for Virginia’s Community Colleges, a place where we will share the stories, expertise and people that make the community college experience real. As we do every January, we’ll start out by sharing news from the legislative session of the 2014 General Assembly, taking […]

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