Pictured in rear (left to right): Ryan Shanahan (apprentice), Chef Christopher Britton (Nestle), Chef Ciarin Devlin (George C. Marshall High School), Chef Richard Bowden (Country Club of Fairfax) and Chef Ray Riddle (Chesterbrook Residences). Pictured in front are Chef Benita Wong (NOVA) and apprentices Gabrielle Lamonte and Loreann Grimes.

Apprentice Chefs Test at the Annandale Campus

On Saturday, March 3, three apprentices from the Nation’s Capital Chef’s Association, who take their academic classes from NOVA, displayed their culinary skills for a panel of chefs.  Ryan Shanahan, Loreann Grimes and Gabrielle Lamonte all tested as part of the American Culinary Federation Apprenticeship Program.  This program, administered by Chef Benita Wong at NOVA, is the only one in the Washington metropolitan area.  The … Continue reading Apprentice Chefs Test at the Annandale Campus

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NOVA Women’s Basketball Wins VCCS Championship

NOVA women’s basketball team won the 2012 Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Championship by defeating Southside Virginia Community College, 48-26. The tournament was held March 2 to 4 in Chesapeake, Virginia. Carlie Zirkle received the most valuable player honors and was named to the All-Tournament team along with Halley Cummins and Yvette Gilliam. During the championship game, Zirkle was the leading scorer with 17 points. … Continue reading NOVA Women’s Basketball Wins VCCS Championship

Officer Tony Ong and OEMP’s Stephen Brunelle speak to attendees about what to do in an active shooter situation.

NOVA Offers Training on Active Shooter Situation

On March 8, NOVA Police and the Office of Emergency Management and Planning (OEMP) offered faculty and staff a training seminar on active shooter situations. The training was the first of this series and was held on the Annandale Campus with over 50 people attending. Community Outreach Officer Tony Ong (AL) and OEMP Second District Emergency Coordinator Stephen Brunelle provided attendees with key pieces of … Continue reading NOVA Offers Training on Active Shooter Situation


You Are Invited to Faculty of the Year Reception!

The NVCC Alumni Federation Board of Governors cordially invites you to attend the 2012 Faculty of the Year Reception to be held in the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center Forum, Friday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.  All nominees will receive a certificate and one faculty member from each campus will receive the annual Faculty of the Year Jefferson Cup from the Alumni Federation. Additionally, … Continue reading You Are Invited to Faculty of the Year Reception!

Warren Perry.

Lyceum Event featuring Warren Perry

Warren Perry, writer and researcher at the National Portrait Gallery of Washington, D.C., will be speaking at NOVA on April 3 at 12:30 p.m. in the CE Forum, Annandale Campus.  Perry’s speech will be titled “Echoes of Elvis:  The Cultural Legacy of Elvis Presley.”  This is also the title of a new book just published by the Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press under his editorship. A … Continue reading Lyceum Event featuring Warren Perry

NOVA Community Chorus Performances

Mark your calendar for the following performances: Saturday, March 3 3:00 p.m. Church of the Epiphany 1317 G Street, NW Washington, D.C. Sunday, April 1 3:00 p.m. Bishop Ireton High School 201 Cambridge Road Alexandria, Virginia Highlights include Songs of Sunset by Frederick Delius with The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic featuring Grace Gori (mezzo-soprano) and Aurelius Gori (baritone). Tickets are $10 advance and $20 at the … Continue reading NOVA Community Chorus Performances

Alexandria Hosts Master Class by Renowned Musician Midori

NOVA Alexandria music students will play and be coached in a master class by world renowned violinist Midori. Midori is one of the best known concert violinists performing in the world today. She has performed all over the globe with the finest orchestras and musicians in the world to great critical acclaim. She recently was awarded the prestigious Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum … Continue reading Alexandria Hosts Master Class by Renowned Musician Midori

Image of ceramic art by William Schran. Writing and photo insert by Sukjin Choi.

Schran Featured in Monthly Ceramic Art Magazine

Assistant Dean Fine Arts William Schran (AL) was the subject of an article in the February issue of the magazine Monthly Ceramic Art, a national Korean pottery publication. Schran conducted a workshop in crystalline glazed ceramics for a group of advanced study students at James Madison University early in 2011. Sukjin Choi, professor of ceramics at James Madison University (JMU) interviewed Schran during the workshop … Continue reading Schran Featured in Monthly Ceramic Art Magazine

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Faculty Encourages Student Photography Award Finalist

Christina Dodson, a student from the Loudoun Campus, was encouraged by her adjunct professor Amanda Sauer to submit her photograph to Photographer’s Forum Magazine’s 2012 Best of College and High School Photography Contest. As a result of this encouragement, Dodson submitted her photo and was awarded a finalist in the competition. “I encourage my students to participate in as many photo opportunities as possible,” said … Continue reading Faculty Encourages Student Photography Award Finalist

The photo is from the Evening Telegraph and was taken after his lecture at Dundee College.

Dean McClellan Lectures in Scotland

Jim McClellan, dean of Liberal Arts at the Alexandria Campus, visited Dundee, Scotland, in early March where he delivered lectures on the Civil Rights Movement at the University of Dundee and the American Electoral Process at Dundee College. McClellan represented the City of Alexandria, which is the Sister City to Dundee, and NOVA. While there he made arrangements for student and faculty exchanges with the … Continue reading Dean McClellan Lectures in Scotland

Intercom Upgraded to a New Look

Two weeks ago, Marketing and Communications launched a new version of Intercom. It is still the informative publication you have come to know and like, but with a new dynamic layout. The new publication elements include a feature stories section at the top that contains the top three stories rotating with colorful images. Additional stories for each issue are in their own boxed areas going … Continue reading Intercom Upgraded to a New Look