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Elect Her 2017

NOVA Alexandria Campus Elect Her 2017 Event

NOVA Alexandria Campus Elect Her 2017 EventNOVA Alexandria Campus Women’s Center Hosts Elect Her Training for Female Students

For the third year, NOVA-Alexandria’s Women’s Center partnered with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Running Start to host “Elect Her” on February 24. More than 50 female students from all six campuses participated in conversations about their interest in running for Student Government Association (SGA) office and getting involved in politics on a local, state and national level.

Elect Her is the only program that trains college women to run for student government and future political office. This year’s facilitator was She Should Run Executive Director Clare Bresnahan, and the guest speaker was Founder and CEO of ILead Strategies Julie Jakopic. The all-day event also included a panel discussion with current SGA representatives from the Annandale Campus: President Brittany Spivey; Vice President Andrea Luna and; Treasurer Alicia Moulder.

Dr. Carolyn Lorente, psychology professor and member of the Women’s Center Board, said Elect Her is one of many reasons why the Women’s Center was established.

“This is what we do in the Women’s Center,” Lorente said. “We build community, and we educate and advocate for women and other minority groups.”

Women’s Center Director Sarah Liberatore emphasized that although it’s called the Women’s Center, it is more like a center for gender equality because they provide information, services and resources for women, minorities, and the LGBTQ community.

Bresnahan arranged small workshops throughout the day to motivate and inform students about running for SGA office and gave them some ideas of how to get involved in politics in the future.

“You don’t have to be Hillary Clinton to run for office. You can be you and run for office,” Bresnahan said. “We can’t wait around for other leaders. You are the leaders our country needs. You’re the leaders we’ve been waiting for.”

During the panel, Spivey, Luna and Moulder discussed running for SGA offices, building a network and becoming comfortable with talking to different people. Bresnahan also discussed working through fears and vulnerability in an effort to run for office and make a difference.

Jakopic, who ran in a five-way primary for House of Delegates in 2015, talked to the women about having a message and connecting with people. She encouraged them to be confident, learn something from the experience and have a little fun.

“There’s so much to learn by throwing yourself out there,” Jakopic said. “If you’re smart, you’ll have people around you who believe in you. Even if you don’t win, you get to change the world.”

The AAUW is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Running Start is a nonprofit organization that brings young women to politics so they are knowledgeable about the process.

Other organizers for this year’s event included Pat Gordon, Lorente and AAUW Liaison Lane Stone. Lorente also thanked Provost Annette M. Haggray, Liberal Arts Dean Jimmie McClellan and President Scott Ralls for supporting the services and efforts of the Women’s Center.

See NBC Washington’s coverage of NOVA’s 2017 Elect Her training program here.

JOHN HAYES – DUNDEE and ANGUS COLLEGE | Thursday, 12 June 2014

JOHN HAYES – DUNDEE and ANGUS COLLEGE | Thursday, 12 June 2014

“The Political and Economic Dimensions of the Scottish Independence Debate ”

John Hayes | Senior Lecturer, History and Political Science uk
Dundee and Angus College, Gardyne (Scotland)

Date: Thursday, 12 June 2014
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Bisdorf Building | AA-196

For more information please contact Linda Rodriguez | lirodriguez@nvcc.edu

Fitness Center | Closed from May 5th – May 18th

Fitness Center | Closed from May 5thMay 18th


The Fitness Center will be closed from

Monday, 5 May 2014Sunday, 18 May 2014Sorry-Were-Closed1

The Fitness Center will resume its summer schedule starting

Monday, 19 May 2014

For more information please contact Tommy Le | lle@nvcc.edu

NOVA’s Community Based Co Enrollment Office (CBO)

NOVA’s Community Based Co Enrollment Office (CBO)


On Monday, April 14th 2014 NOVA’s Community Based Co Enrollment Office (CBO) donated various educational supplies to Arlington’s Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) program. The items included: backpacks, pens and notepads.

Mrs. Elizabeth Jones Valderrama, Chief Operating Officer of Programs, gladly accepted the donations on behalf of OAR.
She is featured in the photo alongside Ms. Deidra Anderson of NOVA’s CBO Office. Arlingtion

Mrs. Jones Valderrama (L) and Mrs. Anderson

The CBO Office looks forward to partnering with OAR in the immediate future. This co enrollment collaboration will provide hundreds of area citizens with the opportunity to receive college credits in academic areas such as, student development and communication studies.

For more information about this partnership please visit; http://www.nvcc.edu/depts/cbo or contact Ms. Deidra Anderson |CBO Office | danderson@nvcc.edu




Alexandria Campus Council Nominations for the Jean C. Netherton Award of Excellence for Outstanding NethertonAwardPreviousWinners[1]-page0001Service.The Jean C. Netherton Award of Excellence for Outstanding Service is the Alexandria Campus award which recognizes employees for outstanding service to the campus community during their tenure at the College. The following is information about nominating an outstanding staff member, teaching faculty member, administrative or professional faculty member, and adjunct faculty member on the Alexandria Campus for the 2013-14 Jean C. Netherton Award.

This award recognizes employees for outstanding service or exemplary long-term contributions to the campus community. Please cite examples of excellence and be specific in describing the reasons why you feel this individual should receive the Jean C. Netherton Award of Excellence. Award decisions are made on the basis of merit, outstanding service, and breadth of the campus contributions made by the nominee, and NethertonAwardPreviousWinners[1]-page0002on a broad campus representation of support letters. Netherton Award winners will be given copies of their nomination and support letters as a reminder of their colleagues’ esteem.

Who can be nominated: Alexandria Campus staff, teaching faculty, administrative and professional faculty, and adjunct faculty. Please Note: Previous winners are ineligible for nomination in the same category. A previous winner may be nominated in a different category (e.g. a faculty member who received an award as “teaching faculty” may be nominated again if he or she is now “administrative faculty.”)  The list of past Netherton Award winners is attached to this message. Additionally, current Campus Council members are ineligible for nomination during their tenure.

Who can make a nomination: Nominations may be made by staff, faculty or students for employees in any category (staff, teaching faculty, administrative and professional faculty, adjunct faculty). Netherton Letter 2014-page0001

How to make a nomination: If you wish to make a nomination, complete the attached MS Word nomination form and submit it and any supporting letters electronically to the AL Campus Council. Please ensure supporters’ names are on each of their letters.  Completed forms and accompanying supporting letters are to be returned to the council, al-council@nvcc.edu mailto:al-council@nvcc.edu.

The forms are due no later than Friday April 4th, 2014. No nominations will be accepted after this date.

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ALL-HAZARD Procedures Presentation: Friday, 28 February 2014 (NEW TIME!!!)

ALL-HAZARD Procedures Presentation:Friday, 28 February 2014  (NEW TIME!!!)


In an attempt to prepare faculty and staff at NOVA, the Office of Emergency Management and Planning is offering an “All-Hazards” approach to dealing with emergencies that may affect your classroom or campus.  The discussion will include situations such as fires, terrorist threats, active shooters, and hazardous materials incidents here at the college.

It is HIGHLY recommended that ALL faculty and staff attend this event.

Date: Friday, 28 February 2014

Time: 09:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Location: Bisdorf Building | AA-295


For more information please contact Thomas Mayhew | Office of Emergency Management and Planning

703-878-4641 tmayhew@nvcc.edu


MEC Exchange Workshop | Tuesday, 04 March 2014

MEC Exchange Workshop | Tuesday, 04 March 2014


Medical Education Campus presents…..MEC Exchange Workshop

Do you have questions about applying to the Allied Health or Nursing programs? A representative from the Medical Education campus will be at the Alexandria campus.   This workshop is aimed at increasing your knowledge about the admission process and empowering you to prepare for admission into our Allied Health and Nursing fields.

PERTINENT INFORMATION: MEC Exchange Workshop flyer2013AL-page-0
Date: Tuesday, 04 March 2014
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: AL Campus | Bisdorf Building (AA-342)

You must register for the workshop, Please signup:    http://www.nvcc.edu/campuses-and-centers/medical/exchange/default.aspx




Please contact Trevor Blair | Transfer Counselor 

703-845-6236 | tblair@nvcc.edu<mailto:tblair@nvcc.edu


VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATION | Wednesday, 12 February 2014

The Student Government Associations presents Valentine’s Day Celebration, please come in join us:

Date:                     Wednesday, 12 February 2014                                                                               

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Location:              Alexandria Campus Cafeteria

 Roses and Greeting Cards for sale

      Poetry Contest

          Games & Giveaways

 Live D J Set


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For more information please contact Viridiana Acosta  | Student Life Coordinator – AL Campus | vacosta@nvcc.edu

Honors Program Students

Hello! As an Honors Program student – those attempting the 18-21 credits in Honors/Honors Option courses/officially accepted into the program, I wanted to make you aware of an Honors Study Abroad Trip to England that has the possibility of 3 credit hours (either as a HIS 295 or an ENG 272 class).

The trip dates are May 19th to June 1st, 2014, although there will be several trip/class meetings before then.  If you are interested please email Rebecca Hayes (rhayes@nvcc.edu<mailto:rhayes@nvcc.edu>) ASAP and fill out the attached application form.  We will be making our selections soon and scheduling our first meeting.

The Honors Program will be funding a portion of this trip for Honors Program students.  The estimated cost is $3800 to $4000.  Again, we are hoping to fund a portion of this and do some major fundraising.

If you have taken a Shakespeare lit class or a History of England class please make me aware of that in your response.

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