Posted on Monday, March 14, 2016


Before they adjourned Saturday, General Assembly members took a brief break from a enacting precedent-setting workforce credential legislation to tip their hats to the 50th Anniversary of Virginia’s Community Colleges.

Del. Stephen Landes was the patron of the legislation, together with Del. Tony Wilt and Senators Emmett Hangar and Siobhan Dunnavant, which received final approval on March 10. 

The commendation cites the Virginia Community College System as having a 50-year track record of educational excellence and innovation in serving the needs of Virginians and strengthening the Commonwealth’s economy. 

Since the creation of the Virginia Community College System in 1966, more than 2.6 million individuals enrolled and more than 575,000 degrees and credentials have been awarded.

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend the Virginia Community College System on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, as it celebrates both the PROGRESS of the past and the PROMISE of the future and renews its commitment to help Virginians prepare for life, work and community in the 21st Century.'

Susan Hayden

Susan Hayden worked for Virginia's Community Colleges for 25 years in the Institutional Advancement office before retiring in December 2015. She currently is on special assignment regarding the 50th anniversary of Virginia's Community Colleges.

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