Fulbright Scholar to Speak at Alexandria campus on Feb. 11th

Northern Virginia Community College – Alexandria Campus

Lyceum Series Event!

This event is FREE and OPEN TO ALL!

For the Spring 2015 semester, we have our first Lyceum Series event!

Zubair MeenaiDr. Zubair Meenai is a Fulbright Scholar in Residence, visiting NOVA and George Mason University this semester from Jamia Millia Islamia, a university in New Delhi, India.

He will be talking with us about a field he has worked extensively in.

India’s Experience with Public Health Programmes: A Case Study of Polio Eradication in Western Uttar Pradesh

Wed, 02-11-15


Bisdorf Building, Room AA-158.


5000 Dawes Ave

Alexandria, VA 22311

Maps and Directions to get to the NOVA-Alexandria Campus: http://www.nvcc.edu/about-nova/maps-directions/alexandria/index.html

Dr. Meenai’s recent professional responsibilities include the following:

  • Professor, UGC Centre of Advanced Study, Department of Social Work, Jamia Millia Islamia since 2006.
  • Director, Centre for Early Childhood Development & Research, Jamia Millia Islamia since 2010.
  • Head, UGC Centre of Advanced Study, Department of Social Work, Jamia Millia Islamia from 2010-2013
  • Coordinator, Research & Resource Unit on Social Work with Minorities, UGC Centre of Advanced Study in Social Work, Jamia Millia Islamia from 2010.
  • Project Director of the UNICEF supported “Project on Advocacy and Networking for Health among Under Served” in Western Uttar Pradesh from 2003-2013.


NOVA Phi Theta Kappa Students Visit Embassy of Mexico

On December 12th,  11 students from the Annandale and Alexandria Phi Theta Kappa chapters visited the Embassy of Mexico in Washington D.C.  The visit was part of an ongoing research project NOVA-PKK is working on looking at issues of immigration to the U.S.

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The group was hosted by two Hispanic Affairs officers from the embassy who answered a variety of questions from the students specifically on issues related to Mexican immigrants in the U.S.

The visit was arranged by  Stacey Bustillos in NOVA’s Office of Global Studies and Programs and was supported by the Annandale PKK chair, Ms. Joann Credle.

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Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships Change Requirements to attract more Community College Students


To encourage more non-traditional students to participate in education abroad, the Gilman Program will accept applications from students enrolled at community colleges/two-year institutions who will participate in credit-bearing education abroad programs that are a minimum of 14 days in length in one country, so long as the students meet all other applicant eligibility requirements. This is a change from the four week minimum currently in place for all applicants. The 14 day minimum only applies to students enrolled at community colleges/two-year institutions.

Eligibility requirements; an applicant must be:

* A United States citizen;

* Enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited two- or four-year U.S. institution;

* Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term abroad;

* Applying to or accepted into a credit-bearing study abroad program or international internship;

* Participating in a study abroad program or international internship that is no less than four weeks (28 days) – or two weeks (14 days) for current community college students – in one country and no more than an academic year; and

* Studying or interning in any country not currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or Cuba. Students applying to programs in Mexico may only apply for scholarships to support study in Mexican states where no advisory is in effect according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning.

The application for summer 2015 and fall/academic year 2015-2016 programs will open in mid-January and student applications are due March 3, 2015 by 11:59pm (central).

Advisers have until March 10, 2015 to certify summer and fall 2015 applications.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).  The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go.  Since the program’s inception in 2001, the Gilman Program has awarded over 17,000 U.S. undergraduates with high financial need representing more than 1,100 U.S. institutions, to study and intern abroad in more than 140 countries. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.

For more information and application resources, please visit the Gilman website at www.iie.org/gilman.