Dr. Ralls

Mining Our Deep Job Veins

Political unrest across the country and the globe was the story of the past year. I believe that widespread economic insecurity has been at the root of much of that discontent. American community colleges, the sector of higher education closely tied to jobs and workforce development, have a unique leadership opportunity to step forward, but we face challenges created by the growing inequalities in regional … Continue reading Mining Our Deep Job Veins

NOVA Board Approves 2017 Professor Emeriti

The NOVA Board, through the Academic Curriculum and Workforce Development committees, approve the following 10 individuals to be awarded the 2017 distinction of professor emeritus. Robert Loser, ELI Deborah Mottsman Rosen, CS Dr. Walerian Majewski, AN Alice Hedley, AL Maryam Zamani, LO Cathy Simpson, CS Mary Hanrahan, AL Dr. Charles Scarborough, AN Gillie Campbell, AL Dr. Rodwell Catoe, AN Each year, prospective awardees are nominated … Continue reading NOVA Board Approves 2017 Professor Emeriti

Woodbridge Students Donate 3-D Tactile Books to Elementary School

Woodbridge Students Donate 3-D Tactile Books to Elementary School

Two members of the Woodbridge Campus’ 3-D Printing Club, Anthony Salas and Kareem Omeish, went to Occoquan Elementary School to donate a series of tactile books to a fourth grade student who is learning to read Braille. The physical design of the books was downloaded from the internet and produced in the Woodbridge 3-D Technology Innovation Lab. The books were donated to help fulfill the … Continue reading Woodbridge Students Donate 3-D Tactile Books to Elementary School

NOVA Manassas Celebrates You

NOVA Manassas Celebrates You

The Manassas Social Committee will be hosting campus-wide get-togethers in honor of your special occasion in an effort to simply celebrate you. Each month, Manassas celebrates the faculty and staff birthdays, anniversaries and other important dates. In the month of February there were 10 celebrations and it was a great way for faculty to get to know each other. There was cake and birthday cards … Continue reading NOVA Manassas Celebrates You

Hungarian Ambassador Set to Visit Manassas

Hungarian Ambassador to Visit Manassas Campus

Dr. Réka Szemerkényi, Hungary’s ambassador to the United States, will discuss her country at NOVA’s Manassas Campus on February 22 starting at 10:10 a.m. in Howsmon 216. The presentation is free and open to the public with free parking in B4 (follow parking signs). For more information, contact Business Professor Frank Ferrara at fferrara@nvcc.edu. Szemerkényi was appointed Hungarian ambassador to the United States in 2015. From … Continue reading Hungarian Ambassador to Visit Manassas Campus

Black History Lecture Series at Alexandria

The Liberal Arts Department at the Alexandria Campus hosted the first lecture of its Black History Lecture Series on February 14 in the Bisdorf Building. The event was open to NOVA students, faculty and staff. NOVA invited Dr. C. R. Gibbs to speak on the subject “Black Inventors: From Africa to America.” The lecture drew a group of about 15 students, faculty and staff who … Continue reading Black History Lecture Series at Alexandria

Science Seminar With Educator Liam McGranaghan

Science Seminar With Educator Liam McGranaghan

NOVA faculty, staff and students are invited to a Science Seminar on Friday, February 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Ernst Center, CE Forum at NOVA’s Annandale Campus. The speaker will be Loudoun Valley High School Science Teacher and NOVA alumnus Liam McGranaghan, 2015 recipient of the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE). The seminar is titled “Trail to Environmental Science.” There … Continue reading Science Seminar With Educator Liam McGranaghan

Dr. Jimmie McClellan to Speak at the George Washington Symposium

Dr. Jimmie McClellan to Speak at a George Washington Symposium

Alexandria Campus’ Liberal Arts Dean Jimmie McClellan will speak at The 2017 George Washington Symposium presented by The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association. McClellan’s speech is titled “The Building Blocks of Tidewater Life: Foundations of George Washington’s Neighborhood.” The event will take place at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 25 at The George Washington Masonic National Memorial located at 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22301. … Continue reading Dr. Jimmie McClellan to Speak at a George Washington Symposium

Free Tax Preparation and E-Filing Workshops at NOVA

Free Tax Preparation and E-Filing Workshops at NOVA

NOVA’s Working Students Success Network is hosting a series of free tax preparation/e-filing workshops during the 2017 tax season. IRS-certified volunteers will help ensure participants receive their maximum tax refund and help determine if they are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Workshops will be held at each of NOVA’s six campuses. Faculty and staff are asked to pass along event details and registration … Continue reading Free Tax Preparation and E-Filing Workshops at NOVA

College Staff Forum Council Hosts Professional Development Workshops

How do you know you are stressed? How do you deal with conflict? Do you know the difference between saving and investing? Come and learn at several professional development workshops the College Staff Forum Council is hosting on March 7 and 9. These hands-on, hour-long workshops will be presented by Anthem and Common Health representatives who are excited to share their knowledge on conflict management … Continue reading College Staff Forum Council Hosts Professional Development Workshops

Save the Date: 2017 NOVA Service Awards Luncheon

The NOVA Service Awards Luncheon honoring employees completing 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service with the Commonwealth of Virginia and the College will be held on Friday, March 24 at the Westfields Marriott, 14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151. Invitations will be sent to all service award recipients’ home addresses. Social time (cash bar) will begin at … Continue reading Save the Date: 2017 NOVA Service Awards Luncheon

Loser-Savkar PaTHS Scholarship Available

The PaTHS Scholarship, established by the husband and wife team of Robert C. Loser and Reva A. Savkar, provides $500 awards to two students to encourage exploration of lab sciences at NOVA and science-related career paths. Carl Sagan said, “Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.” Students who have attended the 2016 NCSI Forensics Summer Academy and have … Continue reading Loser-Savkar PaTHS Scholarship Available

Faculty of the Year Nominations

Faculty of the Year nominations are being accepted by the NOVA Alumni Federation through March 17, 2017. Each year, the Alumni Federation honors Faculty at NOVA for their achievements in the classroom. Faculty are nominated by students and alumni for making a difference in the lives of students. Awards are handed out each April to each nominee and winners are selected for each campus and from adjunct faculty. One … Continue reading Faculty of the Year Nominations