Tag Archives: Northern Virginia Communit College Alexandria Campus

New Academic Building Construction Project

Updates of August

Monday, August 04, 2014
Friday, August 08, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014


Updates of September

Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Monday, September 08, 2014
Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Alexandria Groundbreaking for New Academic Building

NOVA’s Alexandria Campus has been looking forward to the new academic building coming in 2015. The Groundbreaking Ceremony was a success with more than 50 guests in attendance.

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.

For more information on the Groundbreaking click on the link below:


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.
Alexandria Provost Ronald Buchanan
NOVA Alexandria Campus Guests




What:            Screening of Anonymous People and Panel Discussion
Date:             Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Time:             4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where:         Bisdorf Building | AA-196


In recognition of National Recovery Month the NOVA Student Chapter of VAAP, and the Women’s Center is proud to present The Anonymous People, a feature documentary film about the 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades . . . UNTIL NOW. Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, courageous addiction recovery advocates have begun to step out of the shadows to fuel a passionate new public recovery movement that will transform public perception, and ultimately the response to the addiction crisis.

Included in the free event are a panel discussion, a casual meal, and an opportunity to become a member of the Virginia Association of Addiction Professionals (VAAP), the state affiliate of NAADAC – The Association for Addiction Professionals at a discounted rate. 1.5 CE credits will also be available.

For more information and to register for the event go to:  www.planetreg.com/anonpeoplenova

Advance registration is requested by Monday, 8 September 2014, but not required. 



Hello Everyone!

The Alexandria Campus will be hosting an Internship Fair in October coordinated by Amira Al-Khulaidy, Linda Rodriguez and Marc Henderson. Our goal is to find internship opportunities for our students that have proved academic success and enthusiasm to grow. We have been in touch with a number of non-profits, businesses, non-governmental and governmental agencies to ask that they send a representative to share information about the internship opportunities that exist within their organization. We will be sending out a list of confirmed representatives at some point in September.

Also to prepare students for this fair, we will be coordinating with the Writing Center to make sure that a Resume and Cover Letter Workshop in offered in September as well. 


Event: Internship Fair
Date: Friday, 10 October 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Location: NOVA AL Campus
5000 Dawes Avenue
Alexandria, VA | 22311
Room AA-158

Note:Attending students will be asked to dress professionally and have a resume
prepared to share with prospective employers

Amira Al-Khulaidy | 703-575-4701 | aalkhulaidy@nvcc.edu
Linda M. Rodriguez | 703-933-8099 | lirodriguez@nvcc.edu

Have you ever wondered about the Schlesinger Center?

Schlesinger Center

Have you ever wondered about the Schlesinger Center? 

What do they do there? 

Is it part of the College? 

Is there anything there I might enjoy?

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The Schlesinger Center opened September 15, 2001, and continues to the present, to be a professional concert hall and arts center serving as a rental venue for organizations wishing to present concerts, dance, and other cultural offerings open to the general public.  The facilities are primarily for rental clients’ use including all back stage areas, dressing rooms, toilets and showers.If you know of or participate in an organization that presents concerts or other types of programs, please check the Center website at www.schlesingercenter.com for rental fee details or call Linda Vitello at 703.845.6156.


The public areas of the building are the lobby and restrooms off the lobby areas as well as the Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Gallery.  The Fisher Gallery has changing exhibitions by professional and emerging local artists who submit proposals to exhibit at the Gallery.  Usually there are five to seven exhibitions per year.  Gallery hours are 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday and during performances. All are most welcome to visit the Gallery or attend the Opening Receptions for each Exhibition.  Please call 703.845.6156 to make sure the building is open and the Gallery is available for viewing.

Are there College events at the Center?  Yes!  There are a number of events held at the Center each year including Alexandria Band, NOVA Community Chorus and Alexandria Jazz Ensemble concerts and of course NOVA IDOL finals each year.  There are also meetings such as Convocation, the Job Fair and many others.  Recently the Attorney General, Mark Herring, of the Commonwealth held a press conference here advising that Virginia “dreamers” can qualify for in-state tuition.


How can College Staff access the building?  Feel free to visit the public areas of the building, but please say hello to staff in the “Washington Gas Administrator Suite,” first (That’s Rm 102, the first door on the left after you enter the building).  Any request for use of space at the Schlesinger Center should be cleared through your Dean and will need to be approved by Provost Staff.  Generally space at the Center can be provided Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday on an availability basis.  Call Linda Vitello at 703.845.6156 for availability and to discuss your request.

We look forward to seeing you at the Schlesinger Center.  Please check our Event Calendar at www.schlesingercenter.com and come enjoy the Center!  You are Welcome!