Trip to James Madison University and Shenandoah University

The transfer visit to JMU and SU took place on April 17th. Students arrived at 6:15 AM, signed in, filled out the Assumption of Risk, Off campus Code of Conduct and Medical release forms (and the JMU contact card). We left campus at 6:40 with 24 students. There were two late cancellations via email, one student over slept and one no show. We arrived at JMU at 9:15 AM for a campus tour and transfer presentation. The tour and presentation were great.  We were split into three groups and toured campus. One group even went to the bookstore and loaded up on JMU gear. Connie and I were very impresses with the campus and the tour.  We departed JMU at 11:45 after the transfer presentation and arrived at SU at 12:45.

When we arrived at SU we had lunch in the student dining hall. The food was great and we split into five tables with SU staff at each table to answer questions.   We then had a presentation and a tour. The students were split into three groups based on their major and toured campus. Very nice campus and tour guides.  We departed SU at 3:15 and arrived on campus at 5 PM.  The day was fantastic and students are already asking about a fall trip.  Connie and I are working on a trip for the fall to another section of Virginia.  Also, I’ve already had a student come in to see me today to discuss transfer to SU.

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For more information please contact Trevor Blair | 703-845-6236 |

Shakespeare’s Sister: Women in the Arts

Hello NOVA,

You are cordially invited you to  “Shakespeare’s Sister: Women in the Arts”, a concert that showcases musical, literary and artistic works by women creators.

Throughout history, women have not had equal opportunity to develop their artistic abilities and talents. This program will provide an intimate portrait of female voices through music, poetry, prose and visual art through performances by the NOVA Alexandria Band, Community Chorus, and Jazz Ensemble along with art and design work by NOVA Studio.

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Date: Friday, 1 May 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Alexandria Campus | Schlesinger Center
Admission: Admission is FREE, suggested donation is $10

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For more information, contact Jonathan Kolm | |703.845.6026

Cinco de Mayo Helping Hands Fundraiser | Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration held on 5 May. It is celebrated in the United States and in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla.

Mexican-Americans also often see the day as a source of pride; one way they can honor their ethnicity is to celebrate this day.

For more information please contact Nicole Nguyen |

Cinco de Mayo Helping Hands Fundraiser -Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Honors End-of-Year Celebration

Dear Alexandria Community,

Please join Honors faculty and students  at 1:00 this Thursday in the Provost’s Conference as they celebrate their achievements over the 2014 and 2015 year, and as they say farewell to some of the honors community and welcome in new members.

Snacks and drinks will be served.  All are welcome.

For more information please contact Dr. Michael D. Amey | 703-845-6288

Northern Virginia Community College Alexandria Honors Program

Alexandria Honors

Honors End-of-Year Celebration

All African Student Union presents a Roundtable Discussion

The All African Student Union presents a roundtable discussion on NYAMEWAA-NYAME NHYEHYEE (Divine Order).   Ancient African solution to contemporary gender inequality.

Date:                   Thursday, 30 April 2015
Time:                   5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location:              Bisdorf Building | AA-127

For more information please contact

All African Student Union presents a Roundtable Discussion

Alexandria Campus ST&B Dean Announced

Dr. Chad Knights

Dr. Knights has accepted the Science, Technology and Business (STB) Dean position and is now a fully recognized Dean at NOVA and no longer carries the “Acting” part of his title.

If you have not already done so, please congratulate Dr. Knights on his appointment.
~Dr. Ronald Buchanan

Dr. Chad Knights
Dr. Chad Knights


The 2015 Night After Nationals Forensics Showcase!

Your NOVA Forensics Team Proudly Presents … …. … … …The 2015  Night After Nationals Forensics Showcase!

Please join members of the national-ranked NOVA Forensics Team as they perform some of their award winning poetry, prose, and reader’s theater performances from this year’s exciting 2014-15 competitive season of intercollegiate forensics competition!

LOUDON CAMPUS SHOW:  The 2015 Night After Nationals Forensics Showcase!
Date:           Tuesday 28 April 2015
Time:           2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location:      Waddell Theater

Date:           Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Time:           2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location:      Bisdorf Building | AA-158

The NOVA Forensics Team is a college-wide intercollegiate program sponsored the Office of Student Activities. Students from NOVA work with coaches to prepare, practice, and perfect their performances before traveling to tournaments throughout the regular season to compete against other colleges and universities in public speaking, debate, and literature performance events. In NOVA’s third season of competition, the team did exceptionally well and brought home several regional awards in debate and public speaking and poetry performance. This year at nationals, NOVA students took home silver and bronze medals in Impromptu Speaking and Dramatic Interpretation! It was truly a  great year!

For more information about this event or competing for the NOVA Forensics Team next year, please ask students to contact, Dr. Nathan Carter, Director of the NOVA Forensics Team |

Commencement Ticket Distribution at the Alexandria Campus

Commencement is an exciting time on every college or university.  At NOVA, it acknowledges our students’ academic achievements and reaffirms the continuing vitality of the college.  This announcement provides important details and information regarding Commencement Ticket Distribution at the Alexandria Campus.


  • Diana Cifuentes,  Donnell Smith and Brenda Robinson Baptist will distribute Commencement tickets for the Alexandria Campus.
  • Students will be asked to show a picture ID before obtaining Commencement tickets.  It is not required to show a NOVA
  • Tickets will be distributed at Bisdorf Building | AA-195.

TICKET DISTRIBUTION TIMES: Commencemen tTicket Distribution at the Alexadnria Campus

  • Monday through Thursday  | 12:00 p.m. to 7:00p.m.
  • Fridays | 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 13 | 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The deadline to pick up tickets at the Alexandria Campus is May 13 at 5:00 p.m.


THE NEXT TIME COMMENCEMENT TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER MAY 13TH IS THE DAY BEFORE COMMENCEMENT (MAY 16) AT 11:00 A.M.   This distribution will be on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis and will take place at the Annandale Bookstore.


  • Each graduate may obtain 6-tickets.
  • The graduate does not need a ticket.
  • The tickets are for open seating.

For more information please contact Brenda Robinson-Baptist |