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NOVA Student Wins Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

NOVA student Oyudari Baatartsogt has been awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. She graduated summa cum laude from NOVA in May 2013 with an associate of arts degree in psychology. Baatartsogt, 22, of Arlington was one of 73 students nationally to receive the prestigious award. The scholarship, which provides up to $30,000 per year, is intended to help students meet their financial … Continue reading NOVA Student Wins Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

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Two NOVA Faculty Members Receive 2013 MERLOT Award

Angela Gunder and Laura Franklin are recipients of the 2013 Merlot Peer Reviewer Extraordinaire award. MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) created the award to honor the hard work and generous time members provide toward the growth and development of the initiative. Specifically, recipients completed the MERLOT GRAPE (Getting Reviewers Accustomed to the Process of Evaluation) Camp and have completed at least … Continue reading Two NOVA Faculty Members Receive 2013 MERLOT Award

NOVA President Robert G. Templin, Jr. chairs the meeting.

Healthcare and College CEOs Meet to Begin Study Updates

  Members of the NoVaHealthFORCE CEO Roundtable met at the Medical Education Campus on April 29. The CEOs of the region’s colleges and healthcare organizations wanted to meet with principals from Jobs for the Future (JFF), the group that will be updating the Healthcare Workforce Study originally commissioned in 2008. Under the leadership of President Robert Templin, Jr. the CEO Roundtable consists of presidents of … Continue reading Healthcare and College CEOs Meet to Begin Study Updates

Student Life Coordinator Tank McCarl (left) and High School Outreach Specialist Tamaica Jackson (right) with some of the LEAD students.

Faculty and Staff Bring LEAD Program to Woodbridge Students

During the spring semester, Student Life Coordinator Tank McCarl and High School Outreach Specialist Tamaica Jackson partnered to start a new program geared toward training students to become better leaders. Although there are many opportunities for students to join clubs and run for a student government office, there was need to train students in many of the “soft skills” that are so valuable in the … Continue reading Faculty and Staff Bring LEAD Program to Woodbridge Students

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NOVA Talks About Manufacturing on Washington Post Live

On April 23, Washington Post Live convened top elected officials, executives and innovators to discuss the new era of manufacturing in America. Vice President William Gary, NOVA Workforce Development Division, represented the nation’s community colleges and their contributions in addressing the needs of this industry sector.  He participated in a panel discussion titled “Training a New Workforce.” Also on the panel were Jennifer McNelly of … Continue reading NOVA Talks About Manufacturing on Washington Post Live

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First Annual NOVA Mathematic Competition

Seventy-two NOVA students from all campuses demonstrated a great love for mathematics by waking up early on a Saturday and competing in the Annandale Campus first annual Mathematics Competition on April 13. Thanks to the generous contributions of time and talent of many volunteers, and the tremendous student turnout, the competition was a great success.  Thirty-six teams comprised of two students each participated in the … Continue reading First Annual NOVA Mathematic Competition

Loudoun Professor Takes Part in Women in History Series

Loudoun Assistant Professor Kristyn Moskey was a guest lecturer for Loudoun County Public Library’s Women in History series. Moskey shared the importance of the environment and women activists at the Rust Library in Leesburg, Virginia, in March by recounting the events of the environmental activist Julia “Butterfly” Hill and her “tree sit” known as Julia and Luna. Hill lived in a Luna tree—an American name … Continue reading Loudoun Professor Takes Part in Women in History Series

PTA students Mary Dutcher and Kate Zanoni, Fisher House Manager Maurice Borde, PTA student April Buchanan and faculty advisor Patty Ottavio.

Physical Therapist Assistant Club Reaches Out to the Fisher House

On April 23, students and faculty advisor for MEC’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Club visited the Walter Reed Army Medical Center’s Fisher House to deliver needed cleaning supplies and a $300 donation. The Fisher House supports America’s military in their time of need. Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House … Continue reading Physical Therapist Assistant Club Reaches Out to the Fisher House

Team NSCS MASON/NOVA at the Relay for Life event at the Mason Field House.

NSCS Members Participate in Relay for Life

On April 27, the NOVA Chapter of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) participated in George Mason University’s Relay for Life at the Mason Field House. The National Office of NSCS encourages community college chapters to participate in “Share the Service” events with four-year university chapters. Chapter advisor Jill Mitchell (AN) reached out to the Mason chapter advisor, Pat Carretta, who is also the … Continue reading NSCS Members Participate in Relay for Life

Providing exceptional leadership for the Tier Two project and/or serving as first-rate facilitators for the Success Strategy Groups were Bill McFadden, Eva Stern, Joe Agnich, Benjamin Keay, Alicia Steffan, Morgan Marsh, Frank Carbo and Chuck Whalen; seated: Ann-Marie Lanius, Diane Mucci, Doreen Duarte-Zebdi and Alice Foltz.

Loudoun Adjunct Faculty Recognition

On May 10, the Loudoun Campus honored the professional development efforts of their adjunct faculty members for the 2012–2013 school year with a well-deserved Adjunct Faculty Recognition Dinner. As part of the Adjunct Professional Development (APD) program, 23 adjunct faculty took part in developing a personalized Tier Two project, which included attending three Tier Two Seminars, building a teaching philosophy, actively participating in a variety … Continue reading Loudoun Adjunct Faculty Recognition

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Manassas Hosts Faculty/Staff Awards and Celebration

On May 1, the Manassas Campus hosted its annual Outstanding Faculty andStaff awards. Five new honors received the namesake of area trailblazers under the guidance of Provost Roger Ramsammy and the Awards and Recognition Committee. The newly created awards and 2013 faculty and staff winners are: Senator Charles Colgan Superior Campus Support Award Winner: Carol Oandasan Delegate Harry Parrish Innovation & Initiative Award Winner: Dr. … Continue reading Manassas Hosts Faculty/Staff Awards and Celebration

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Loudoun’s Horticulture Club Reaches Out to the Community

On April 20 and 21, Loudoun’s Horticulture Club hosted a booth at the 23rd Annual Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival in downtown Leesburg, Virginia. The club sold geraniums and other annuals they propagated in the greenhouse. This year they sold more than 2,800 plants. The money they made from the sales is donated to fund the student gardens around campus and the Horticulture Program. They … Continue reading Loudoun’s Horticulture Club Reaches Out to the Community

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MEC Provost Addresses National Capital Healthcare Executives

MEC Provost Brian Foley addressed the National Capital Healthcare Executives (NCHE) in April. Foley discussed NOVA, the MEC and the Northern Virginia Healthcare Workforce Alliance (NoVAHealthFORCE), a coalition of private sector, business, government, community, healthcare and educational leaders whose mission it is to establish a long-term, business-driven, sustainable strategy to address the Northern Virginia healthcare workforce shortage. NCHE is an organization of professional healthcare executives … Continue reading MEC Provost Addresses National Capital Healthcare Executives

CST Best Speaker Contest Winners Announced

The Communication Studies and Theater Program of the Loudoun Campus Division of Communication and Human Studies sponsors a semi-annual “Best Speaker” contest for students enrolled in either CST 100: Principles of Public Speaking or CST 110: Introduction to Communication Studies. In spring it was held on May 2 in the Waddell Theater. It was a wonderful competition. Each section of CST 100 and CST 110 … Continue reading CST Best Speaker Contest Winners Announced

Nursing faculty Christina Ballinger, Chuck VanAnden and Anne McGowan support their students at the 2013 Job Fair.

MEC Hosts 2013 Job Fair After Snow Delay

  After a late-spring snow postponed the Medical Education Campus (MEC) Job Fair in March, students at the MEC finally had the opportunity to impress future employers at the rescheduled 2013 MEC Job Fair, and to hopefully line up post-graduation employment at the destination of their dreams. Representatives from 18 local and regional employers gathered on the first floor to entice MEC graduates to join … Continue reading MEC Hosts 2013 Job Fair After Snow Delay

TOTAL Online Workshops

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) will again offer Virginia Community College System (VCCS) TOTAL workshops this summer for those interested in teaching or developing online or blended courses. TOTAL is a collection of online, single-topic workshops for faculty professional development. The TOTAL project won a VCCS Excellence in Education award at this year’s New Horizon’s Conference. See the TOTAL project website (https://sites.google.com/a/email.vccs.edu/vccs-total-project/) for workshop descriptions … Continue reading TOTAL Online Workshops

The Manassas Campus to Host Summer Adjunct Recruiting Fair

The Manassas Campus is gearing up for its first Summer Adjunct Recruiting Fair. As the Campus continues to grow and change, key program areas are in need of adjunct faculty. This summer, the recruitment fair will take place in the newly built Parrish Hall on Saturday, June 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Tuesday, June 4 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Programs … Continue reading The Manassas Campus to Host Summer Adjunct Recruiting Fair

Leave Sharing Request

Yen Trinh Bui from the Loudoun Campus has requested to participate in the leave-sharing program. If you would like to donate leave hours, please access a Leave Sharing Program Donor Form by copying the following URL into your Web browser: http://www.nvcc.edu/faculty-and-staff/human-resources/hr-forms/leave-sharing.html. Please complete the form by printing and submitting it to Human Resources by fax to 703-323-3155. Leave must be donated in eight-hour increments and … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request

Attention: Fiscal Year End Invoice and Travel Reimbursement

Fiscal year end activities are currently underway in the Controller’s Office in preparation for year-end closing on June 30, 2013. In order to ensure all expenses are processed out of the correct funding year, all invoices, check requests, and travel expense reimbursements must be received in the Controller’s Office no later than Friday, June 14. Any documents received after June 14 are not guaranteed to … Continue reading Attention: Fiscal Year End Invoice and Travel Reimbursement