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Posted on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Virginia Community Colleges Association aims to break down silos

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“I know that at work, I’m in my own cyclone of activity, so it’s a real benefit to be able to come to an event like this and get a more statewide perspective.”   Lisa Shiflett McDaniel, president of the Virginia Community Colleges Association sees a definite up-side to annual conferences that give college faculty, staff […]

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Posted on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Top scholars at Virginia’s Community Colleges offer a glimpse into the future

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  Editor’s note:  Predicting the future is always risky business, but inexorable demographic trends are all but certain to change the makeup of students at American colleges in the years to come.  Perhaps it was a coincidence that this year’s cohort of VCCS top scholars already seem to resemble our students of the future. Students […]

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Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Baliles support and leadership continues to boost community colleges across rural Virginia

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Editor’s note: In late September, the family of former Virginia governor Gerald Baliles announced that, after a four-year battle with cancer, Baliles had entered a palliative care program. Newspaper editorials across the state praised the 79-year-old Democrat as one of modern Virginia’s most consequential governors, best known for marshalling support for major transportation improvements and […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Central Virginia Community College starts fall semester with a bang…frames-up Habitat for Humanity project right on campus

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The lawn in front of CVCC’s Learning Commons was transformed into a construction site earlier this month as more than 100 students, faculty and staff converged for the day to frame-in a Habitat for Humanity house. “The best efforts are collective efforts,” said CVCC President John Capps. “That’s what we have witnessed again and again […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

VCCS colleges join in expansion of cloud computing degree programs using Amazon Web Service teaching platform

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Virginia high schools, community colleges and four-year universities are adopting AWS Educate, the educational platform created by Amazon Web Services, as a foundation for expanding cloud computing educational programs statewide. The announcement September 20 drew a host of educational, government and economic development leaders to the Woodbridge campus of Northern Virginia Community College. “The need […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

First Germanna Community College facility named for a woman honors business trailblazer and advocate for the rights of disabled people.

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Barbara Fried was one of just a handful of women in her class at the University of Chicago Law School in the 1950s, and she was described as a fierce advocate for the rights of disabled people before the Americans with Disabilities act was passed. Later, with her lawyer husband, she got into the real […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

A faculty viewpoint: more diversity among VCCS instructors boosts student and institutional success

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Nikki Hicks, a native of Petersburg, Virginia and a graduate of Petersburg High School is an Associate Professor of Business at John Tyler Community College. She holds a B.S. in Marketing and Fashion Merchandising from Hampton University, a MBA from Averett University, and DBA from Walden University. With more than 20 years of retail experience […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Strength in diversity: how VCCS serves the public better when faculty and leaders more closely resemble our students

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By Carla J. Kimbrough, VCCS Diversity and Strategic Recruitment Manager/Diversity Officer Having faculty of color makes a difference in how well students perform academically, according to a growing body of research. The benefits of matching the racial/ethnic demographics of teachers and students have been noted in multiple academic studies. Among the findings: • Students of […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Patrick Henry Community College expands workforce training opportunities with new location in Stuart

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At the site of a former supermarket in the town of Stuart, Patrick Henry Community College has opened new facilities that will make it easier for people in Southwest Virginia to train for valuable workforce credentials. Plans for the 5,000 square foot facility were largely guided by local business leaders and county officials, to ensure […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Major corporate support allows Virginia Western Community College to offer expanded food services to students in need

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What began as a few shelves of non-perishable food items donated by students and faculty transformed at the beginning of the fall semester into a complete food pantry that now fills an entire office at Virginia Western Community College’s Student Life Center. The newly dubbed “Virginia Western Student Co-Op fueled by Kroger” offers students consistent […]

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