On October 24, Provost Julie Leidig welcomed distinguished guests, faculty, staff and students to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Learning Commons building at the Loudoun Campus. The ceremony was held in the new student café that features floor-to-ceiling windows giving attendees a view of the fountain and pond.
“This is a joyous occasion,” Leidig said at the opening of the ceremony. “I am honored to have so many distinguished guests here, and I am privileged to work with a great team of people.”
Celebratory remarks were given from Virginia Community College System Chancellor Glen DuBois; President Robert G. Templin, Jr.; NOVA Board Chairman David Miller and Member Mark Stavish; State Senators Mark Herring and Dick Black; State Delegates Joe T. May, Tom Rust and David Ramadan; and Loudoun County Chairman Scott York and Supervisor Suzanne Volpe. Other public figures in attendance were the Honorable Anne Holton, State Delegate Randy Minchew and Loudoun County’s Vice-Chairman Janet Clarke.
DuBois said, “To me it’s not so much the building—and you have a beautiful one here—but what’s going to happen in it. I picture … teachers and students working together to do great things.”
The 53,000-square-foot building offers students an opportunity to engage socially, academically and technologically. The building houses a two-story library, café, student game room, meeting rooms, independent study cubicles, classrooms and faculty offices.