President Robert G. Templin, Jr. congratulated David Liendo on receiving the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Student Receives Prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

Annandale student David Liendo has been selected to receive a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. He graduated in May with an associate degree in science and a 4.0 GPA. Liendo is one of 60 scholars selected this year to receive the award. The scholarship provides up to $30,000 per year and is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses, … Continue reading Student Receives Prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

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LO Profs. Awarded Chancellor’s Commonwealth Professorship

This April, two Loudoun professors, Dr. Charlie Evans and Patrick Reed, received the title of Chancellor’s Commonwealth Professor. This title rewards exceptional teaching by awarding recipients with a stipend for two summers, reimbursable expenses, and reassigned time so that the recipient may pursue self-directed projects. “I am very proud that this prestigious award was given to two Loudoun Campus professors,” said Provost Julie Leidig. “It … Continue reading LO Profs. Awarded Chancellor’s Commonwealth Professorship

Harry J. Parrish Hall was dressed up with tents where Student Ambassadors waited to greet guests and distribute nametags, programs and souvenirs.

Manassas Campus Dedicates Harry J. Parrish Hall

On May 8, faculty, staff, students and guests gathered to officially open Harry J. Parrish Hall at the Manassas Campus. The building is named after the longtime Virginia delegate and former Manassas mayor, Harry J. Parrish. Interim Provost Christine Holt got the celebration started with a warm welcome before NOVA Board Chair David Miller introduced special guests, including Parrish family members, Senators Charles J. Colgan … Continue reading Manassas Campus Dedicates Harry J. Parrish Hall

Professor Phillip Imel (Accounting)

Accounting Professor Awarded Fulbright Grant

When you walk into office CC-122A on the Annandale Campus, you will notice a lot of decorations surrounding one particular desk are Russian. From calendars with Russian landscapes to coffee mugs, Accounting Professor Phillip Imel (AN) shows off souvenirs from all his trips to Russia and he hopes to bring back more when he returns from his next trip this fall. Imel was recently awarded … Continue reading Accounting Professor Awarded Fulbright Grant

NOVA Agreements With Brazil

After the Global Spotlight Luncheon during this year’s annual American Association of Community Colleges convention in April, NOVA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Goias, a central state in Brazil. The agreement focuses on exchange in environmental sciences and English, but will also serve as a foundation for implementing Brazil’s ambitious Science Without Borders program. Earlier … Continue reading NOVA Agreements With Brazil


Military and Veteran Honor Cords

Attendees at this year’s Commencement Ceremony may have noticed the patriotic red-white-and-blue honor cords that were added to the academic regalia worn by NOVA’s graduating students as they walked into the Patriot Center. The Office of Military Service was pleased to announce a symbolic new initiative for 2012 by honoring NOVA’s graduating active duty military and veteran students and ensuring that red-white-and-blue honor cords were … Continue reading Military and Veteran Honor Cords

Woodbridge Provost Sam Hill presents a plaque to Ann Turpyn during her retirement celebration.

Ann Turpyn: 40 Years of Service

At the end of April, the Woodbridge Campus celebrated and said goodbye to Circulation Librarian Ann Turpyn who is retiring after 40 years at NOVA. Turpyn began at the Annandale Campus in 1972 as a library assistant under head librarian Lois Smith.  In 1977, Turpyn transferred to the Woodbridge Campus and worked with Dr. Gordon Cook who was the director at the time. She continued … Continue reading Ann Turpyn: 40 Years of Service

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Rosemarie Martino Retirement

Rosemarie Martino began working for NOVA in 1974. “I never planned on staying at this job for long, but I fell in love with the community college mission and the students,” Martino said. She has dedicated 36 years and 11 months to helping students achieve their educational dream. May her retirement bring her wonderful new journeys. Thank you Rosemarie for your service. Continue reading Rosemarie Martino Retirement

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Ellen Goldberg Retires

On May 7, the Loudoun Campus Science Division celebrated Ellen Goldberg’s retirement. She began teaching accounting at the College in 1979. During her tenure, she took the time to listen, share, and encourage her students. Her contributions have been invaluable and she will be greatly missed. Goldberg plans to relocate to San Diego, California, where she will continue to teach for the Extended Learning Institute … Continue reading Ellen Goldberg Retires

Golfers participating in the Bill Shonk Memorial Golf outing are (front row) Howard Reichbart (AN, professor emeritus), Len Palumbo (AN, professor emeritus), Nan Peck (AN, faculty), Ginger Primus (AL, faculty), Susan Picard (CS, Extended Learning Institute), Rick Steele (AL, faculty), Jack Partlow (AN, retired); (back row) John Ruffino (CS, NVCC Educational Foundation), Kevin Simons (AN, library), Susan Thompson (AN, faculty), Mary Ann Henry (former student), Ellen Wertman (AN, retired), Tony Vu (CS), Jeff Dukat (AL), Jason Burkett (AL, student) and Taha Khalid (AL, student).

Semi-Annual Bill Shonk Memorial Golf Tournament

The semi-annual Bill Shonk Memorial Golf tournament took place at Pinecrest Golf Course Friday, May 4. Twenty NOVA faculty, staff and students played in the Best Ball tournament. Winners of the tournament with two under par were Susan Thompson (AN faculty), Ginger Primus (AL, faculty), Taha Khalid (AL, student) and Mary Ann Henry (former student). Longest drive went to Tony Vu (CS). Proceeds from donations … Continue reading Semi-Annual Bill Shonk Memorial Golf Tournament

Dr. Karen Bushaw-Newton leads creek clean up.

Annandale Biology Professor Leads Watershed Cleanup

Dr. Karen Bushaw-Newton (AN) led 10 of her biology students on a cleanup of the Accotink Creek Watershed near Thaiss Park on April 21. The students collected more than 20 bags of trash and recyclables including old tires, chairs, sleeping bags, tents and water bottles. “The students did a great job,” Bushaw-Newton said. “I was very proud of their efforts and enthusiasm.” The cleanup was … Continue reading Annandale Biology Professor Leads Watershed Cleanup

Faculty and staff enjoy the open house session in the Oral Communications Center.

Annandale Academic Support Services Hosts Open House

On May 1, Annandale Campus faculty and staff were invited to stop by the Campus Academic Support Services open house. The event was managed by the new departmental coordinator, Sarah Bogdewiecz and took place in the new Oral Communication Center in CM 363. Staff members from each center under Academic Support Services were available to discuss what their center can offer NOVA students: The Oral … Continue reading Annandale Academic Support Services Hosts Open House

Annandale students and ACLI faculty Krisztina Domjan (first row on left in red shirt) and Kathy Ferguson (second row; second from right in a gray beret).

ACLI Adds Color to World Heritage Day Celebration at Annandale

Each spring students and faculty from the American Culture and Language Institute (ACLI) and the Annandale Office of Student Activities take part in World Heritage Day.  This year, ACLI sponsored a fashion parade complete with two Korean musicians leading the models around the entire campus.  English as a second language students modeled traditional clothing representative of their culturally rich heritage.  The models were from Bolivia, … Continue reading ACLI Adds Color to World Heritage Day Celebration at Annandale


NOVA MEC Blood Drive

Recently, the Medical Education Campus (MEC) was one of the recipients to receive a Certificate of Recognition at INOVA Health System’s annual Blood Donor and Coordinator reception awards dinner. During the dinner, many videos were played showing exactly who receives blood donated through local blood banks. It is an eye opening experience to see how crucial blood drives are. From infants to the elderly, blood … Continue reading NOVA MEC Blood Drive

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Woodard Selected as Graduate Fellow in Education

Assistant Professor Nicole Woodard was selected as the 2012-2013 Graduate Fellow in Education by the Educational and Charitable Foundation of the Lambda Kappa Omega (LKO) chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Woodard is pursuing a Ph.D. in Counseling and Development at George Mason University. Her research interests revolve around trust in the counseling relationship as it relates to African Americans. Born and raised in … Continue reading Woodard Selected as Graduate Fellow in Education

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U.S. Senate Candidate Tim Kaine Visits Reston Center

U.S. Senate Candidate Tim Kaine appeared at the Reston Center where he spoke about the importance of the Reston and Dulles rail project that would encourage effective transportation. The event was sponsored by the Reston Chamber. Many local business leaders attended as well as the president of the Reston Association, president and CEO of the Reston Chamber, and president of the Dulles Corridor Rail Association. … Continue reading U.S. Senate Candidate Tim Kaine Visits Reston Center

Left to right are John Om, Jose West, Joyce Rutkowski and Instructor David R. Campbell. Jim Yates is not pictured.

More Students Complete Technology Retraining Internship Program

Recently, the latest group of Technology Retraining internship Program (TRiP) students received their certificates.  Each student received the Network Technician Certificate which represents 66 hours of hands-on network training. Jose West received the Network Server Administrator certificate for completion of the 25-hour Server 2008 R2 course along with the TCP/IP and Microsoft PowerShell Programming courses. Congratulations on a job well done. Continue reading More Students Complete Technology Retraining Internship Program

Dr. Hanney Shaban, Annandale Campus computer science professor.

Shaban and Students Help Create Unique Android App

Dr. Hanney Shaban, a computer science professor at the Annandale Campus, recently was recognized at the Catholic University of America for leading a successful research project with one of his students. The student worked with Shaban to create the CUAmobile app for Android. The app allows students and faculty members to access personal information, such as Blackboard accounts and provides them with the following services: … Continue reading Shaban and Students Help Create Unique Android App


Loudoun Faculty and Staff Help Student Achieve Educational Dream

NOVA student Joshua Anton was accepted to UVA’s McIntire School Business as well as Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. Anton has decided to attend UVA but was excited that each school valued the academic and leadership accomplishments he obtained while studying at the Loudoun Campus. Anton attributes his success to both strategic guidance and tactical advice from his professors, advisors and student activities coordinator. The … Continue reading Loudoun Faculty and Staff Help Student Achieve Educational Dream

New Customer Service Number for Flexible Reimbursement Accounts

Fringe Benefits, a division of WageWorks that administers the Commonwealth’s Flexible Reimbursement Accounts, is providing a new customer service number to participants beginning July 1, 2012. State employees with questions concerning FRA accounts may call 1-855-428-0446 weekdays from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. More Flexible Benefits information may be accessed at Employees may register on the new WageWorks site after they receive the enrollment … Continue reading New Customer Service Number for Flexible Reimbursement Accounts

Summer Benefit Deductions for 9-Month Faculty on the 18 Pay Cycle

To ensure benefit premiums are current through the summer months, premiums for the months of May and June for participating 9-month faculty members on the 18 pay cycle will be deducted on the May 16, 2012, payroll for the following benefits: Health, Optional Group Life, UNUM Long Term Disability, Genworth Long Term Care, AFLAC, Colonial and Insurance Company of North America. Premiums for the months … Continue reading Summer Benefit Deductions for 9-Month Faculty on the 18 Pay Cycle