David and Ginger Hildebrand

Constitution Day is Coming!

NOVA’’s Constitution Day event will be on September 14 at 12:30 p.m. at the CE Forum of the Annandale Campus. David and Ginger Hildebrand will be the esteemed speakers and performers. David and Ginger specialize in researching, recording and performing early American music. Since 1980, they have presented concerts and educational programs throughout the country for museums, historical societies, public schools and universities. The National … Continue reading Constitution Day is Coming!

CETL Welcomes Cindy Miller

Cindy Miller has joined NOVA’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) as a faculty developer. Miller has been an active member of faculty development through learning communities, coordinating Extended Learning Institute courses in biology, and attending a professional faculty developer institute. In addition to providing confidential consultations in pedagogy and faculty development, Miller directs the CETL Faculty Advocate program and mutual mentoring program. … Continue reading CETL Welcomes Cindy Miller

Campbell Presents TRiP Students with Network Technician Certificates

Several students recently earned certificates through the Technology Retraining Internship Program (TRiP). TRiP offers a Network Technician Certificate after successful completion of 66 hours of classroom and hands-on IT training. Instructor David Campbell proudly presented each student with the certificate. To learn more about TRiP, contact Campbell at 703 323-3859 or Kofi Mitchual at 703 323-3829. Continue reading Campbell Presents TRiP Students with Network Technician Certificates

Woodbridge Faculty and Student Publish Multidisciplinary

Congratulations to Associate Professor of Business and Management Mark D. DAntonio (senior author), Assistant Professor of Business and Management Denise Simmons and former Business and Social Sciences Dean Lisa Donaldson. Their journal article, a case study called “Affirmative Reaction,” was published in the July 2011 edition of the Business Journal of Hispanic Research published by the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA). This case is … Continue reading Woodbridge Faculty and Student Publish Multidisciplinary

Volunteers Enthusiastically Welcome New Students

To welcome students during the first week of classes on the Loudoun Campus, many faculty, staff and student workers wore bright yellow t-shirts displaying “How May I Help You?” Volunteers were stationed outside to direct new students, offering helpful information and a friendly greeting. The yellow t-shirt campaign was designed to promote engagement with new students early in the semester. “We wanted students, from the … Continue reading Volunteers Enthusiastically Welcome New Students

NVCC Educational Foundation Annual Dinner

The NVCC Educational Foundation will sponsor the 15th Annual Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, September 14 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. Cocktails begin at 6:00 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m. The keynote speaker this year is Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, America’s first African American female combat pilot. Single tickets are $175 per person; however, NOVA faculty and staff receive a reduced rate of $100 per … Continue reading NVCC Educational Foundation Annual Dinner

Kamen and Khawaja Recognized at State Board Meeting in Richmond

  Professor of Art Rebecca Kamen (AL), recipient of Chancellor’s Professorship 2011-2013, and Associate Professor of English as a Second Language Nasim Khawaja (WO), the recipient of Chancellor’s Fellowship 2011-2012, were recognized at the State Board for Community Colleges meeting in Richmond in July. Continue reading Kamen and Khawaja Recognized at State Board Meeting in Richmond

NOVA SERVES 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

NOVA will sponsor several activities to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of September 11 and the National Day of Service and Remembrance. For the past two years, NOVA has been involved with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (Operation School Supply). More than 500 NOVA students, faculty and staff have been involved in these activities. On September 11 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 … Continue reading NOVA SERVES 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

Paintings by Betsy Goin are on exhibit at the Manassas Campus until September 30, including this one called “A Tea Pot and Flower Pot.”

Paintings by Betsy Goin on Exhibit at Manassas

  Oil and acrylic paintings by Betsy Goin are currently on display at the Manassas Campus. Goin has studied art for many years with Fine Arts Professor Randy Michener (MA). Goin’s paintings will be on display in Colgan Hall until September 30. The exhibition is free and open to the public during normal campus hours. To learn more, contact Michener at 703-257-6532 or rmichener@nvcc.edu. Continue reading Paintings by Betsy Goin on Exhibit at Manassas

NOVA’s New Adult Career Pathways Initiative Surpasses Goals

This Labor Day season, NOVA can celebrate workers’ initial achievements in advancing their careers through NOVA’s new Adult Career Pathways (ACP) initiative. Launched in spring 2011 (see the May 6, 2011, Intercom article about ACP’s launch event), ACP works much like Pathway to Baccalaureate by providing ongoing, individualized college and career counseling services for unemployed or low-wage working adults. The program’s first dashboard report shows … Continue reading NOVA’s New Adult Career Pathways Initiative Surpasses Goals

New Faculty Begin Year-Long Orientation

NOVA welcomed 70 new full-time faculty with a year-long orientation program which began August 10 and 11. Faculty members were treated to presentations on student services, faculty resources and opportunities to get to know one another. Handouts and information are available online at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) website. If you missed Orientation I, please plan to join us for Orientation … Continue reading New Faculty Begin Year-Long Orientation

Medical Education Campus Financial Aid Staff Lead Robust Increase in Financial Aid and Scholarship Awards

More than a dozen scholarships are available for students in the health fields at NOVA and each has a different set of criteria. Dietrich Giles and John Riemer work hard to make sure students of NOVA’s Medical Education Campus (MEC) are aware of the financial aid opportunities available to them, and the two try to ensure students have ample time to apply. Awards given to … Continue reading Medical Education Campus Financial Aid Staff Lead Robust Increase in Financial Aid and Scholarship Awards

NOVA Recognized for “Beating the Odds”

NOVA recently received national recognition for “beating the odds” in helping students most prone to dropping out of college stay on track toward graduation. In a new national report published by HCM Strategists, a Washington, D.C., public policy advocacy firm, NOVA is profiled for its efforts to improve college completion rates and prepare students for successful careers. “The odds of a low-income American completing college … Continue reading NOVA Recognized for “Beating the Odds”