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 Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Diversity Webinar

Diversity & Inclusion News

Did you know that the VCCS has three recruitment resources that can be used to recruit full-time teaching faculty and adjunct professors? One database contains more than 1,000 applicants from all across Virginia. A second repository contains resumes and contact information for hundreds of minority Ph.D. candidates. The third resource is a historical file containing thousands of applicants who will have presumably gained experience since applying for VCCS positions three to eight years ago.


Submitted by Rachel Strawn, Great Expectations Program Director

Great Expectations is a nationally recognized program that helps Virginia’s foster youth earn the postsecondary credentials they need to achieve an independent and successful life, and is currently available at 18 of Virginia’s Community Colleges.


MECC Foundation Raises $9.5M in Major Gifts Campaign
Submitted by Amy Greear, Mountain Empire Community College

Mountain Empire Community College Foundation recently announced that $9.5M has been raised in a three-year capital campaign supporting increased student success and developing a highly skilled workforce for the region’s new economy.

More than 1,200 individuals participated in the “Building for the Future” campaign, which exceeded the Foundation’s initial fundraising goal by $500,000. College faculty and staff, along with MECC Foundation Board members, celebrated the close of the campaign during an event at the college on Wednesday, Nov. 16.


Student Success Leadership Conference
Submitted by Lauren Burgwyn, Director of Special Events & Conferences

They poured into the halls of The Founder’s Inn in Virginia Beach – 450 of the best and brightest students and advisors from Virginia’s Community Colleges – for a weekend of learning and fun at the 2016 VCCS Student Leadership Conference Nov. 11-13.
The agenda included sessions ranging from character building to entrepreneurship, as well as national speakers who provided perspective on the qualities of a leader, how to follow the spark of inspiration and the importance of giving back.


CVC Campaign Reminder

The annual Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign is in full swing, and we are reminding our employees of the value of giving. Large or small, your contributions help support a large variety of excellent causes, including our own local college foundations and the System Office’s Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. As always, employee participation is voluntary. Please make your donation by Thursday, Dec. 15. Visit your local CVC team for donation forms or give online at Thank you!


Inaugural Leadership Award Recognizes Outstanding Adjunct Professors

The inaugural George B. Vaughan Leadership Award for Outstanding Adjunct Faculty has been awarded to an impressive group of community college professors. The five award recipients were chosen from among the approximately 9,000 adjunct faculty members throughout Virginia’s 23 community colleges and announced during a dinner reception held in conjunction with the 2016 VCCS First Year and Adjunct Faculty Institute in Glen Allen, VA on Nov. 17.


Front row (l to r): Toby Cook (VHCC), Marci Gale (CVCC), David Warren (TCC), Dr. Kerry Ragno (TCC), Peggy Vaughan, Trina Campbell (GCC), and Dr. Joyce Hurt (SVCC). Back row (l to r): VHCC President Gene Couch, CVCC President John Capps, Chancellor Glenn DuBois, Dr. George Vaughan, Dr. Jeanne Wesley (GCC), and SVCC President Al Roberts.



American Red Cross Blood Drive
Sponsor code: VCCS

Fall Administrative Services Conference

Diversity & Inclusion Faculty Recruitment Resources

Webinar Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC)

HIRE Education Conference

System Office Holiday Breakfast

Technology Council Meeting

Richmond (Arboretum)

(Wyndham Va. Crossings)

(see article above for details)

Richmond (Arboretum) 

Hot Springs
(The Homestead)

(Four Points Sheraton)

Richmond (Arboretum)   

Nov. 29 

Nov. 29-30

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Dec. 13

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