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Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2019

VCCS colleges and generous supporters step up to fight student hunger.

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By Beth Brown It’s hard to concentrate in class, or to focus on your studies when you’re hungry and worried about where you’ll get your next meal. In extreme cases, food insecurity can force students to take time off from school or abandon their education entirely. Of the food insecure students surveyed for the report […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Mellon Pathways Program to create a better transfer experience celebrates a milestone

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On Nov 8, 2019, the first cohort of Pathways Program students at Reynolds Community College and John Tyler Community College applied for dual admission to VCU. This was the culmination of the first semester of the program, in which students participated in events, activities, and advising that familiarized them with VCU, explored their fields of […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Veterans Day 2019 Update: VCCS aims to serve the needs of military affiliated students

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As a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army, James Evins, Jr. learned firsthand about the challenges of returning to civilian life in 1998. “During my transition from the military, I found it difficult to transfer my experience to the college campus,” says Evins. “The problem, I soon realized, was not that I had not been […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

VCCS coaches meet to consider their changing and growing roles in student success

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“We need more coaching, and we need more students to have access to coaches,” says Laura Clark, who runs the VCCS Student Success Center as assistant vice chancellor of student success and professional development. “Our students come to us with challenges inside and outside the classroom.  They’re older, more of them work. Many of them […]

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Posted on Monday, November 4, 2019

ALICE: Unable to move forward and one setback from disaster

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Payday. It’s finally arrived.  Thanks to those two hours of overtime, your take-home pay is a little more than normal. You want to celebrate but your enthusiasm is short-lived. Once you start crunching the numbers, you realize you’re going to come up short again this month. One or two bills, possibly more, will probably go […]

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Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019

Patrick Henry Community College joins NOVA and SWCC in hosting eSports teams.

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Martinsville (population just over 13,000) is Virginia’s newest hotspot for competitive video gaming. Patrick Henry Community College says it’s starting an eSports club team in the current semester and plans to offer PC gaming as a varsity sport by this coming fall. “eSports has emerged as a major competitive event at the collegiate level,” PHCC […]

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Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019

DCC students aren’t just playing video games…they’re designing and developing them.

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A pair of Danville Community College students have launched “Elusive LLC,” a new mobile game development company. Jeremiah Goode and Dayshawn Singletary said what led them to DCC was its Information Systems Technology (IST) – Gaming and Mobile Application Development Specialization associate degree program. “Having the ability to make something that other people and I […]

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Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019

MECC Student is a Faithful Giver with a Servant’s Heart

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If Christian Hale has his way, the food pantry at Mountain Empire Community College (MECC) will be fully stocked around the clock so no student will suffer the pangs of food insecurity. His conscience and compassion for others simply won’t allow it. Hale says he witnessed the plight of the homeless and hungry first-hand during […]

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Posted on Monday, February 25, 2019

Memorial Fund created to honor former Germanna Community College President Frank Turnage

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Dr. Frank Turnage, who led Germanna Community College from 1986 to 2007, died February 20 at the age of 79. Turnage is credited with helping to turn around GCC’s enrollment challenges and setting the stage for growth by expanding the college’s original Locust Grove Campus in Orange County to include campuses in Spotsylvania and Culpeper […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

TNCC Ballroom Dance Team Gearing Up for March Competition at Penn State

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 1 comment.

With the Big Apple Dancesport Challenge behind them and a host of awards, including two first place finishes under their belt, the 11-members of the TNCC Ballroom Dance Team are working on some exciting new moves and techniques as they prepare for next month’s Keystone Classic at Penn State University. Competing on a national stage means […]

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