During the last week of October, the Manassas Achieving the Dream (ATD) team celebrated student success. During the week, students were asked to write factors that attributed to their success or tips for other students on how to succeed at NOVA on ‘bricks’ that were posted together to form a Success Wall in Howsmon Hall.
The Manassas Campus also hosted a video competition to give students the opportunity to create short videos documenting their academic and personal success story at NOVA.
Finally, the Campus presented a Student Success Rally on October 29 with more than 20 students sharing their NOVA success story. In the spirit of a real pep rally, faculty and staff cheerleaders, complete with pom poms, cheered on our students’ success.
The winners of the video contest were also announced during the rally. As the winner, Jamie Perez received a Nook donated by Barnes and Nobles. As runner-up, Tina Dolan received a Barnes and Nobles gift card. Several attendees also won door prizes including a designated parking spot for one week. Live music and refreshments were enjoyed by all participants.
The Manassas ATD team would like to thank the faculty and staff who made this special event happen and an even bigger thank you to the students who shared their inspiring NOVA stories.