Archive | May 21, 2012

Student Receives Prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

Annandale student David Liendo has been selected to receive a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. He graduated in May with an associate degree in science and a 4.0 GPA. Liendo is one of 60 scholars selected this year to receive the award. The scholarship provides up to $30,000 per year and is intended […]

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LO Profs. Awarded Chancellor’s Commonwealth Professorship

This April, two Loudoun professors, Dr. Charlie Evans and Patrick Reed, received the title of Chancellor’s Commonwealth Professor. This title rewards exceptional teaching by awarding recipients with a stipend for two summers, reimbursable expenses, and reassigned time so that the recipient may pursue self-directed projects. “I am very proud that this prestigious award was given […]

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Manassas Campus Dedicates Harry J. Parrish Hall

On May 8, faculty, staff, students and guests gathered to officially open Harry J. Parrish Hall at the Manassas Campus. The building is named after the longtime Virginia delegate and former Manassas mayor, Harry J. Parrish. Interim Provost Christine Holt got the celebration started with a warm welcome before NOVA Board Chair David Miller introduced […]

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Commencement Video

NOVA TV has posted the 2012 Commencement.

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Accounting Professor Awarded Fulbright Grant

When you walk into office CC-122A on the Annandale Campus, you will notice a lot of decorations surrounding one particular desk are Russian. From calendars with Russian landscapes to coffee mugs, Accounting Professor Phillip Imel (AN) shows off souvenirs from all his trips to Russia and he hopes to bring back more when he returns […]

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NOVA Agreements With Brazil

After the Global Spotlight Luncheon during this year’s annual American Association of Community Colleges convention in April, NOVA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Goias, a central state in Brazil. The agreement focuses on exchange in environmental sciences and English, but will also serve as a […]

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Military and Veteran Honor Cords

Attendees at this year’s Commencement Ceremony may have noticed the patriotic red-white-and-blue honor cords that were added to the academic regalia worn by NOVA’s graduating students as they walked into the Patriot Center. The Office of Military Service was pleased to announce a symbolic new initiative for 2012 by honoring NOVA’s graduating active duty military […]

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Ann Turpyn: 40 Years of Service

At the end of April, the Woodbridge Campus celebrated and said goodbye to Circulation Librarian Ann Turpyn who is retiring after 40 years at NOVA. Turpyn began at the Annandale Campus in 1972 as a library assistant under head librarian Lois Smith.  In 1977, Turpyn transferred to the Woodbridge Campus and worked with Dr. Gordon […]

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Rosemarie Martino Retirement

Rosemarie Martino began working for NOVA in 1974. “I never planned on staying at this job for long, but I fell in love with the community college mission and the students,” Martino said. She has dedicated 36 years and 11 months to helping students achieve their educational dream. May her retirement bring her wonderful new […]

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Helen Hui Retires

Helen Hui retired after 25 years of dedicated service to the Loudoun Campus as a voice instructor and conductor of the Small Vocal Ensemble. On May 1, a reception was held in her honor after the small vocal ensemble performed The Pirates of Penzance. Her commitment to excellence inspired those who worked with her and […]

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Ellen Goldberg Retires

On May 7, the Loudoun Campus Science Division celebrated Ellen Goldberg’s retirement. She began teaching accounting at the College in 1979. During her tenure, she took the time to listen, share, and encourage her students. Her contributions have been invaluable and she will be greatly missed. Goldberg plans to relocate to San Diego, California, where […]

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Semi-Annual Bill Shonk Memorial Golf Tournament

The semi-annual Bill Shonk Memorial Golf tournament took place at Pinecrest Golf Course Friday, May 4. Twenty NOVA faculty, staff and students played in the Best Ball tournament. Winners of the tournament with two under par were Susan Thompson (AN faculty), Ginger Primus (AL, faculty), Taha Khalid (AL, student) and Mary Ann Henry (former student). […]

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Annandale Biology Professor Leads Watershed Cleanup

Dr. Karen Bushaw-Newton (AN) led 10 of her biology students on a cleanup of the Accotink Creek Watershed near Thaiss Park on April 21. The students collected more than 20 bags of trash and recyclables including old tires, chairs, sleeping bags, tents and water bottles. “The students did a great job,” Bushaw-Newton said. “I was […]

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Annandale Academic Support Services Hosts Open House

On May 1, Annandale Campus faculty and staff were invited to stop by the Campus Academic Support Services open house. The event was managed by the new departmental coordinator, Sarah Bogdewiecz and took place in the new Oral Communication Center in CM 363. Staff members from each center under Academic Support Services were available to […]

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ACLI Adds Color to World Heritage Day Celebration at Annandale

Each spring students and faculty from the American Culture and Language Institute (ACLI) and the Annandale Office of Student Activities take part in World Heritage Day.  This year, ACLI sponsored a fashion parade complete with two Korean musicians leading the models around the entire campus.  English as a second language students modeled traditional clothing representative […]

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NOVA MEC Blood Drive

Recently, the Medical Education Campus (MEC) was one of the recipients to receive a Certificate of Recognition at INOVA Health System’s annual Blood Donor and Coordinator reception awards dinner. During the dinner, many videos were played showing exactly who receives blood donated through local blood banks. It is an eye opening experience to see how […]

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Woodard Selected as Graduate Fellow in Education

Assistant Professor Nicole Woodard was selected as the 2012-2013 Graduate Fellow in Education by the Educational and Charitable Foundation of the Lambda Kappa Omega (LKO) chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Woodard is pursuing a Ph.D. in Counseling and Development at George Mason University. Her research interests revolve around trust in the counseling relationship […]

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U.S. Senate Candidate Tim Kaine Visits Reston Center

U.S. Senate Candidate Tim Kaine appeared at the Reston Center where he spoke about the importance of the Reston and Dulles rail project that would encourage effective transportation. The event was sponsored by the Reston Chamber. Many local business leaders attended as well as the president of the Reston Association, president and CEO of the […]

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More Students Complete Technology Retraining Internship Program

Recently, the latest group of Technology Retraining internship Program (TRiP) students received their certificates.  Each student received the Network Technician Certificate which represents 66 hours of hands-on network training. Jose West received the Network Server Administrator certificate for completion of the 25-hour Server 2008 R2 course along with the TCP/IP and Microsoft PowerShell Programming courses. […]

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Shaban and Students Help Create Unique Android App

Dr. Hanney Shaban, a computer science professor at the Annandale Campus, recently was recognized at the Catholic University of America for leading a successful research project with one of his students. The student worked with Shaban to create the CUAmobile app for Android. The app allows students and faculty members to access personal information, such […]

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Loudoun Faculty and Staff Help Student Achieve Educational Dream

NOVA student Joshua Anton was accepted to UVA’s McIntire School Business as well as Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. Anton has decided to attend UVA but was excited that each school valued the academic and leadership accomplishments he obtained while studying at the Loudoun Campus. Anton attributes his success to both strategic guidance and tactical […]

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New Customer Service Number for Flexible Reimbursement Accounts

Fringe Benefits, a division of WageWorks that administers the Commonwealth’s Flexible Reimbursement Accounts, is providing a new customer service number to participants beginning July 1, 2012. State employees with questions concerning FRA accounts may call 1-855-428-0446 weekdays from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. More Flexible Benefits information may be accessed at http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/genlbenefits/flex/flexiblebenefits.html. Employees may register […]

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Summer Benefit Deductions for 9-Month Faculty on the 18 Pay Cycle

To ensure benefit premiums are current through the summer months, premiums for the months of May and June for participating 9-month faculty members on the 18 pay cycle will be deducted on the May 16, 2012, payroll for the following benefits: Health, Optional Group Life, UNUM Long Term Disability, Genworth Long Term Care, AFLAC, Colonial […]

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