NOVA Staff and Students Honored at Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards

Nineteen students and faculty from NOVA’s Annandale Campus were honored on April 27 at The Waterford at Springfield for their service as an Adult Volunteer Group during Volunteer Fairfax’s 20th Anniversary Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards. As part of Global Studies and Programs, the Community College Initiative Program Coordinator Karen Hopkins along with 18 international students participated in group volunteer events such as Volunteer Fest, Global Youth Service, Give Together, MLK Day of Service, Holiday Sing-A-Long and many other programs as individuals. The Community College Initiative Program brings students from 12 different countries to study at NOVA for one year. The program also includes more than 100 hours of service, internships and cross-cultural programs.

Students and faculty at NOVA’s Annandale Campus have been volunteering throughout the school year with Volunteer Fairfax and other local organizations for a total of 2,075 volunteer hours. Independent Sector values one hour of volunteer service at $22.60. Students and faculty not only contributed time but their service is also valued at $46,895 to benefit programs in Fairfax County. Fairfax County Board of Supervisors honored the nominees and presented awards to 13 individuals and groups for their service during the breakfast. To get involved, please visit or

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