On May 16, the Prince William Chamber of Commerce held its annual Education Summit, an event that focuses on education successes in the county and highlights education challenges and trends.
At the event, the Chamber presented President Robert G. Templin, Jr. and SySTEMic Solutions Director Amy Harris with a signed partnership agreement between the Chamber and NOVA’s SySTEMic Solutions program. The agreement is a “resolution of support” involving a variety of partnerships that will create more opportunities for students in the STEM fields including internships, exposure to new fields, and expanded career opportunities. SySTEMic Solutions was also given the Business Award from Prince William County Schools for its work in grades K-12.
As a keynote speaker for the event, Templin talked about creating work-based learning experiences for students and that institutes of higher education should be designed to maintain a pipeline of human talent for the region.
Several NOVA faculty and staff attended the event, including Woodbridge Provost Sam Hill, Dean of Business and Social Sciences Maria DeLongoria, Dean of Learning and Technology Resources Rolando Garcia, Interim Dean of Communications and Humanities Lori Leeker, Interim Dean of Natural Sciences and Math Stacy Thomas, Director of the Academy of Culture and Language Heidi Adamson, Assistant to the Provost Hasan Naima, Executive Assistant Maxine Toliver, and Campus and Community Relations Specialist Heather Witmer.