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Alexandria Groundbreaking for New Academic Building

Alexandria Groundbreaking for New Academic Building


The new three-story 80,000-square-foot academic building will be a state-of-the-art facility, which will incorporate several key elements such as transparent spaces, flexible uses and a visually exciting architectural environment, all in an effort to draw in students and engage their passions.

From left to right: Alexandria Provost Ronald Buchanan, NOVA Board Chair Michael Wooten, Scott Price of U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s office, Joe Montano of U.S. Senator Tim Kaine’s office, Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille and President Robert G. Templin, Jr.

President Robert G. Templin, Jr., opened the ceremony and stated that the new building is part of a larger effort by the College to increase college access for an additional 25,000 students. The building is the eighth to be constructed at NOVA in a decade, he said.

Following Templin, Alexandria City Mayor William D. Euille congratulated the College for its endless effort in educating not only Alexandria residents, but those students who live “across the nation and around the globe.”

“We look forward to your continued success,” Euille said. “Your best days are yet to come.”

The new building is being constructed to be energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. NOVA Board Chair Michael Wooten said, “The new facility will be better for the environment and for the people who inhabit it.”

Alexandria Provost Ronald Buchanan said two streets on campus will be renamed. A portion of East Campus Drive will be renamed to honor former provost and faculty member Jean Netherton who passed away in 2011. West Campus Drive will be renamed in honor of Dr. Donald L. Bisdorf, the Campus’ first provost.

The new building will house the music, studio arts, dance and drama programs. The structure will also include administrative offices, classrooms, activity rooms, a bookstore and a black box theatre.

The groundbreaking gave everyone a glimpse into the future of NOVA’s continued commitment to excellence.

In other Alexandria news, please note the Alexandria Campus has a new address:

Northern Virginia Community College
Alexandria Campus
5000 Dawes Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22311

Link to NOVA Intercom http://blogs.nvcc.edu/intercom/2014/07/14/alexandria-groundbreaking-for-new-academic-building/

NEXT CAMPUS COUNCIL MEETING |Tuesday, April 15, 2014


NEXT CAMPUS COUNCIL MEETING |Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dear Campus Community

The next Campus Council meeting will be held on:

Date: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 from
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Provost’s Conference Room

Your opinion counts! If you are unable to attend but would like an issue addressed, please email us at al-council@nvcc.edu<mailto:al-council@nvcc.edu> with questions, ideas, comments and/or concerns with your name and contact information.


AL Campus Council

STUDENT FORUM for PROVOST | Wednesday, February 19, 2014

STUDENT FORUM for PROVOST | Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hi Everyone!

My name is Annie Birge and I’m the Chair Pro Tempore of the Alexandria Campus Student Senate.   I am also a student representative on the Campus Council.   We are holding a Student Forum today at 4:00 p.m. for ALL students of the Alexandria Campus to discuss what we want in our next Provost.

The search for a new campus Provost is underway and we need YOUR opinion!ProvostForum

Please review the attached flyer and join on Wednesday, February 19, 2014!

Date:                     Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Time:                     4:00 p.m.

Location:              Bisdorf Building | AA-196


For more information please contact Annie Birge | SGA Senate | aeb29202@email.vccs.edu<mailto:aeb29202@email.vccs.edu>