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A CETL Event: A Presentation by Dr. Elise Labbé


The Mindfulness in Teaching Faculty Learning Community (FLC) of

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Invites you to a special open meeting of the FLC


A Presentation by Dr. Elise Labbé

Author of Psychology, Moment by Moment


Wednesday, November 6th  

12 pm to 1:30 PM

Annandale Campus CS 238

Please Register for this event here


Dr. Elise Labbé, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL and clinic director of the USA Psychological Clinic.  She has published numerous research papers in clinical and health psychology and presents at national and international conferences.  Labbé,  has earned several awards including the Phi Kapppa Phi Scholar of the Year Award, the Orurobors Award, Who’s Who in Biobehavioral Sciences, and university excellence in teaching and service awards.  She is the editor in chief of Journal of Sport Behavior and is on the editorial of Journal of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, and has been invited to review a number of clinical and health psychology journals.


Labbé teaches and researches mindfulness and has practiced meditation for over thirty years.


She is currently co-authoring a book chapter on mindfulness, You Tube, and the brain with Dr. Andrée E. C. Betancourt,  Adjunct Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Theater and Film at Northern Virginia Community College.

High School Student Open House

High School Student Open House

Open House

Description: High school students and their parents are invited to come to campus to learn about the different opportunities that NOVA has to offer. Students will be able to meet current faculty, staff and students, take a tour of campus and attend presentations about coming to NOVA, taking dual enrollment classes and paying for college.



Date:                     Saturday, October 26th 2013

Time:                     10:00AM-1:00PM

Location:              Alexandria Campus- Bisdorf Building Cafeteria

3001 N. Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311


For more information and to RSVP:

Contact Tom Grane( tgrane@nvcc.edu 703-845-6352) or go to http://blogs.nvcc.edu/alhsoutreach/.

Student Spotlight: Samuel George William Guyidde-Bisase

Samuel George William Guyidde-Bisase


samuel pictureMy name is Samuel George William Guyidde-Bisase and I am a sophomore at Northern Virginia Community College; I am the former Vice-President of the Student Government Association (2012-2013), President of the Debate Club, and Member of the College Forensics and Soccer teams.

Born in Fairfax, Virginia, to Ugandan-American parents, I am the son to Esther Naluwemba Kagulu a nurse and the late Andrew Ssentongo Bisase (R.I.P), a businessman and an entertainer. I have studied from the United States and Uganda throughout my education life. After my father died in 1994, I went to Uganda aged 5, to learn the culture of my forefathers and be raised with help from my relatives (It does take a village to raise a child) and graduated High school in December 2010. I am co-captain of the Northern Virginia community College Soccer team and captain of the college forensics team. (GO NOVA! GO GREEN AND GOLD!)

I was elected by a majority of students during a record breaking voter turnout year. I was able to rally students around an innovative and creative platform. I believe in fostering a Transparent, Capitalistic and entrepreneurial-like mentality to Student Government in order to be more effective in reaching out to all students

Over my year in Student Government, I made sure I fought for the students on every account. I increased outreach of the SGA to numerous student organizations, expanded the outreach from Alexandria City Border lines in order to exchange and enhance our ideas and brand. I focused my efforts on reforming the process in the Senate in order to make it more effective in serving the Student Body; by introducing “Robert’s Rules of Order” to the process. Also, in order to serve the students more effectively, I sent student senators to the Campus Council, Academic Divisions, College Wide Senate, a couple of Leadership Conferences, and the General Assembly in Richmond in order for the student voice to always have a say in any of the executive decisions. Currently I am the President of The NOVA Debators, a club aimed at enhancing critical dialogue through argument in our society while discussing a diversity of issues that boil us up in the past, present and future day.

I believe in the notion that the world is his oyster and the sky’s the limit, and that is why I am a proud member of numerous clubs and societies at the Alexandria campus, a diverse athlete (Soccer, Basketball, Track & Field, Volleyball and many others) and a public speaker. I try to enhance my abilities in all aspects of life, because I am fueled by the Martin Luther King’s quotation; “Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead and the unborn could do it no better.”

I already have an Associate’s degree in General Studies and a Certificate in Architectural Drafting, and I am pursuing degrees in Architecture, Law and Political Science.

I am 20, a first generation American who speaks English, French, Swahili and Luganda, very interested in Entertainment, Politics and Sports, and hope with the success I achieve to help the society in Uganda with the  education I attain to improve and enhance their standards of living, from education to their way of life.

Trick or Treat at NOVA

Trick or Treat at NOVA

Open to all Nova Families

 Trick or Treat

Join us if your DARE for a HALLOWEEN SCARE!!!! 


  • Dress up (of course) and Drop in for Halloween Fun


  • Bring your kids and enjoy a fun Halloween night on campus


  • Goody Bags will be handed out to kids


Bisdorf Building | Room: AA132


Activity start from 4:00 PM –  5:30 PM


Trick or treat time(s) are 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM and 6:30 PM



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

Faculty Spotlight: Matthew Todd




 Castle of Berry Pomeroy on Dartmoor in Devon.

In 1994, I was researching 18th-century English domestic tourism (similar to the vogue for visiting US National Parks).  One of the highlights of my travel to England was the Westcountry picturesque tour circuit was the ruin of the 15th-century castle of Berry Pomeroy on Dartmoor in Devon.

Having convinced a friend to drive me out to the remote location of the abandoned castle we discovered it was closed to the public, enclosed by a high chain link fence, with a sturdy gate and no one around.

It seemed a shame to have come so far and not make our way to our goal – I needed to take some photographs and make some sketches in support of my research.  The course seemed obvious:  Storm the castle!!!! (well, jump the fence).