Civil War Trail Marker

Civil War Trails Marker Installed on Loudoun Grounds

On Monday, May 9, a Virginia Civil War Trails Marker was installed on NOVA’s Loudoun Campus. The marker commemorates the 1864 Battle of the Ankers’ Shop, a cavalry skirmish between Lieutenant Colonel John Singleton Mosby of the Confederate forces (Mosby Rangers) and Captain J. Sewall Reed of the Union forces. The marker recognizes the site of the Ankers Family Memorial Garden as hallowed ground. During … Continue reading Civil War Trails Marker Installed on Loudoun Grounds

“Frankenstein, A New Musical”

Taking Flight Theatre Company, the community theatre company in residence on the Loudoun Campus, is set to bring its spring show “Frankenstein, A New Musical” to life in the Waddell Theatre. The show will run on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 3 to 18. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday performances are 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and … Continue reading “Frankenstein, A New Musical”

Wistar M. Withers’ Retirement Celebrations

Wistar M. Withers’ retirement celebrations are coming up! There will be an on-campus reception on Friday, June 3 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Ernst Forum, Annandale Campus and a formal luncheon/roast on Saturday, June 4. Please note, RSVPs are needed in order to accommodate all guests. Please see the flyers in the attachment section to get more information. Whether you can attend … Continue reading Wistar M. Withers’ Retirement Celebrations

Dee Martin, John Hicks, Paul Cupka and Gary Phares discussing Coda’s electric car.

Manassas Automotive Faculty Attend Electric Drive Transportation Association Conference

Thanks to the generosity of Volkswagen Group of America, several members of the Manassas Automotive faculty attended the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) Convention in Washington D.C. at the DC Convention Center April 19 to 21. More than 20 different workshops were offered, providing a large amount of information ranging from currently available electric vehicles to previews of those that are anticipated. Workshops also featured … Continue reading Manassas Automotive Faculty Attend Electric Drive Transportation Association Conference

Veterinary Technology Award Winners

Veterinary Technology Program Student Awards and Pinning Ceremony

The Veterinary Technology Program, Loudoun Campus students, faculty and families gathered at the Waddell Theater Monday, May 9 to conduct the Veterinary Technology Oath and Pinning Ceremony and honor the class of 2011 student awards. Thirty-six students graduated from both the traditional on-campus and nontraditional distant learning programs. Faculty member and veterinarian Dr. Andrew Bidwell was the master of ceremonies. Dr. Keith de la Cruz, … Continue reading Veterinary Technology Program Student Awards and Pinning Ceremony

Charles Colgan and Manassas Students

Colgan Presents Gift of History to Manassas Campus

Senator Charles Colgan was the guest of honor at a reception May 16 at the Manassas Campus. Board members, faculty, staff and students gathered to thank Colgan for his donation to the Campus Library. Colgan donated a large collection of books that document the proceedings of the General Assembly during the years Colgan has served the Commonwealth of Virginia. Provost Hortense Hinton welcomed Colgan and … Continue reading Colgan Presents Gift of History to Manassas Campus

News For Us Staff

“News for Us” Raises Funds and Awareness

Advanced Writing Seminar, offered through the American Culture and Language Institute (ACLI), publishes a weekly newsletter, “News for Us.” It includes articles concerning foreign students, campus life and the Northern Virginia community. The newsletter is sold to students, faculty and staff at NOVA, and the money raised is donated to help Haiti. Once a semester, the class makes popcorn and distributes it with the newsletter … Continue reading “News for Us” Raises Funds and Awareness

Faculty and Staff Excellence Award Winners

Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony held at the Manassas Campus

On May 5, faculty and staff at the Manassas Campus participated in the annual Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards ceremony. This year’s ceremony took on a “fiesta” theme with fiesta music, food and decorations. Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards, and thank you for all you do to make our campus shine! “Salsa” Teaching Excellence [unordered_list style=”green-dot”] Pi Wi … Continue reading Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony held at the Manassas Campus

Veterinary Technology Newsletter

Feel The Knowledge!

The 2011 graduating Veterinary Technology students have completed their student authored, edited and designed annual newsletter which is distributed to the local Northern Virginia veterinary community each spring. Under the guidance of Assistant Dean Tregel Cockburn, the published newsletter showcases the students’ diverse interests and relays knowledge to other non-credentialed and credentialed/licensed veterinary technicians who are their peers. The newsletter is available in print form … Continue reading Feel The Knowledge!

Loudoun Student Kim Touch

Loudoun Student Nominated for the Stennis Center Program for Congressional Interns

Loudoun student Kim Touch is nominated for the prestigious Stennis Center Program for Congressional Interns. Only 30 highperforming interns are accepted as nominees for this esteemed award. Touch interns on Capitol Hill for Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska). Young plans to extend her internship in hopes of hiring her as a full-time staffer. Upon completion of her A.A. from NOVA, Touch plans to transfer to George … Continue reading Loudoun Student Nominated for the Stennis Center Program for Congressional Interns

Participants in the Bill Shonk Memorial Golf Outing

Semi-Annual Bill Shonk Memorial Golf Outing a Success

The semi-annual Bill Shonk Memorial Golf Outing was held May 5 at Pinecrest Golf Course. Winners of the Best Ball tournament were four Alexandria Campus students, Ivan Guadarrama, Chris Jones, Will Moriarity and Torin Trummer, with three under par. They received a prize of 18 holes of golf and riding carts at The Gauntlet Golf Course in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Also receiving prizes were Jones for … Continue reading Semi-Annual Bill Shonk Memorial Golf Outing a Success

Acting Dean of Languages and Literature Adrienne Hinds (AN).

Annandale Symphony Orchestra Concert Featured World Première Performance and Faculty Award

The NOVA Annandale Symphony Orchestra’s soldout concert on April 29 featured the world premiere of an ambitious work by local high school students as well as popular classical pieces under the direction of the orchestra’s music director, Christopher Johnston, an adjunct faculty member. The concert was presented by The Reunion Music Society, Inc., and co-sponsored by NOVA. Former NOVA President Richard J. Ernst attended the … Continue reading Annandale Symphony Orchestra Concert Featured World Première Performance and Faculty Award

Gary Phares' Winning Car

Phares in the Winner’s Circle Again

Automotive instructor Gary Phares (MA) is a winner again with his original Contender I Camaro. He won Friday, May 6 at Old Dominion Speedway, placing him second in the Super Pro standings, and he gives a lot of the credit to duct tape. “A reckless ATV rider ran into the Contender I at Sumerduck Dragway last year, causing a lot of fiberglass damage as well … Continue reading Phares in the Winner’s Circle Again

Business Award Winners

NOVA Wins Two Business Awards

NOVA was a big winner in the 2011 Prince William Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. SySTEMic Solutions won for Innovative Practice/Partnership (Public Sector) and the Woodbridge Campus won for Community Outreach. SySTEMic Solutions, a collaborative arrangement among school divisions, higher education institutions and employers to create a sustainable workforce pipeline in the Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County region, was nominated by Dr. Bruce … Continue reading NOVA Wins Two Business Awards