VCCS Chancellor Visits NOVA for Listening Tour

VCCS Chancellor Visits NOVA for Listening Tour

Dr. Glenn DuBois, Virginia Community College System (VCCS) chancellor, visited NOVA’s Annandale Campus last month as a part of the “2013 Strategic Planning Listening Tour.” NOVA was one of seven tour sessions held across the state. The tour stop brought together elected officials and leaders from business, community and K-12 education sectors to discuss the region’s needs as the first step in building the next … Continue reading VCCS Chancellor Visits NOVA for Listening Tour

NOVA Receives Check from Dominion for Environmental Efforts

NOVA Receives Check From Dominion for Environmental Efforts

NOVA was recently awarded $30,000 from Dominion Resources and the Dominion Foundation to support projects in energy and sustainability. As part of the grant, NOVA will develop sustainable practice zones containing rain gardens, a cistern and the use of solar energy on the Annandale Campus. Signs will educate the public on positive impacts these practices have on the Accotink Creek Watershed in Fairfax, Va. The … Continue reading NOVA Receives Check From Dominion for Environmental Efforts

NOVA College Night 2014.

NOVA Financial Aid Presents College Night

On November 14, NOVA partnered with the Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) to host College Night for current and future college students at five NOVA campuses: Annandale, Alexandria, Loudoun, Manassas and Woodbridge. NOVA’s Financial Aid Department worked with ECMC, a financial non-profit organization, to organize this free event that allowed students and their families to learn about college admissions, the financial aid process, scholarships and … Continue reading NOVA Financial Aid Presents College Night

Loudoun Celebrates Achieving the Dream Success

On October 31, the Loudoun Campus came together to celebrate the success of Achieving the Dream initiatives at NOVA. It was a true team effort, involving Loudoun High School Outreach Coordinator, Cathy Hall; Math Instructor, Johanna Debrecht; Communications Instructor, Lisa Nanni-Messegee; Student Life Coordinator, Tiffney Laing; Math Instructor, Sharis Ahmadi; Pathway Counselor, Jessie Green; English Instructor, Laura Young; Business Instructor, Mike Brazie; English Instructor, Steve Clarke and Vice President of Student Government, Lyons Sanchezconcha. Working alongside this committee, Garrett Hill coordinated … Continue reading Loudoun Celebrates Achieving the Dream Success

In Memory: Dr. Gloria Helen Terwilliger

In Memory: Dr. Gloria Helen Terwilliger

Dr. Gloria Helen Terwilliger, scholar, teacher, musician, inspiring mother and respected leader, passed away on November 3 at the age of 86 in San Diego, Ca. Born in Springfield, Ma., on September 30, 1927, to Italian immigrants Guido and Alfea Pasquini, she is survived by her daughter Connie Terwilliger (San Diego), her son Eric Terwilliger (Munich, Germany), grandchildren Daniel and Elena Terwilliger (Munich, Germany), and … Continue reading In Memory: Dr. Gloria Helen Terwilliger

Sixth Annual GIS Day at NOVA's Reston Center

Sixth Annual GIS Day at NOVA’s Reston Center

On November 20, the Reston Center hosted the Sixth Annual International GIS Day with an audience of more than 50. Among the attendees were current NOVA students, geoscience high school students and teachers and other guests interested in learning more about GIS (geographic information system). This year, the event was sponsored by NOVA’s American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Student Chapter (ASPRS). Guest speakers … Continue reading Sixth Annual GIS Day at NOVA’s Reston Center

Alexandria Celebrates National Career Development Month

Alexandria Celebrates National Career Development Month

During the month of November, more than 40 Alexandria Campus students and community members celebrated National Career Development Month by taking advantage of several workshops hosted by Alexandria Career Counselor, Crystal Young. The month kicked off on November 2 with the Jump Start Your Future event, presented by GAP Inc. for Community Colleges. GAP Inc. for Community Colleges partners with NOVA as part of a nationwide … Continue reading Alexandria Celebrates National Career Development Month

Manassas Campus Hosts a Science Symposium

Manassas Campus Hosts a Science Symposium

On November 18, more than 150 students, faculty and staff attended a Science Symposium at the Manassas Campus. The event was organized by Dr. Ia Gomez, assistant dean of science. The Science Symposium consisted in a series of scientific presentations by researchers from the National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Georgetown University, George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Bode Technology Group and CERES … Continue reading Manassas Campus Hosts a Science Symposium

TRiP Continues with Great Success

TRiP Continues With Great Success

Recently, Technology Retraining internship Program (TRiP) students received the Network Technician Certificate. Students can achieve this certificate after successfully completing 66 hours of classroom and hands-on-training. “TRiP” was launched in January 1998 as a unique response to the very real demand for qualified employees in northern Virginia’s information technology (IT) sector. TRiP is designed for professionals from varying fields who want to transition into IT. … Continue reading TRiP Continues With Great Success

MEC’s Fahmeen Faruki Selected for VaCIE-VCCS Exchange Program

MEC’s Fahmeen Faruki Selected for VaCIE-VCCS Exchange Program

Fahmeen Faruki from the Medical Education Campus was recently selected to participate in the prestigious VaCIE-VCCS International Exchange with the Netherlands. After a competitive college-wide application process, Faruki was chosen and partnered with Jolande (Johanna) Nijkamp of Deltion College in Zwolle, Netherlands. A nurse educator by profession, Nijkamp is particularly interested in a comparative study of curriculum development, program goals, student learning outcomes, evaluation methods and … Continue reading MEC’s Fahmeen Faruki Selected for VaCIE-VCCS Exchange Program

Honors Faculty Nurturing Students at Alexandria

Dr. Elizabeth Lanthier (PSY), Dr. Margaret Emblom-Callahan (BIO) and professor Shonette H. Grant (ENG) handpicked promising students from their Honors courses to present their work at the fall Honors Symposium hosted by the Alexandria Campus Honors Committee on November 20. The purpose of the symposium was to promote the work of Honors students and provide a venue for students to practice their presentation skills.  After working with … Continue reading Honors Faculty Nurturing Students at Alexandria

NOVA Hospitality Students Attend Industry Show in New York

NOVA Hospitality Students Attend Industry Show in New York

On November 8, Professor DeQuan Smith accompanied 13 hospitality management students to New York City to attend the International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show, one of the largest exhibitions in the hospitality industry. At this event, students seized the opportunity to learn about the newest technological inventions being implemented in the industry, as well as the most innovative products set to hit the market in … Continue reading NOVA Hospitality Students Attend Industry Show in New York

Manassas Exhibit Features Ceramics by Jessica Gardner

Manassas Exhibit Features Ceramics by Jessica Gardner

Jessica Gardner is displaying her ceramic sculptures in the Manassas Campus Colgan Hall Art Gallery through January 31. A reception to meet the artist will be held in the gallery space on January 22 at 12:00 p.m. Gardner uses ceramic figures and interactive toys in her sculptures to trigger playful memories. She also incorporates second-hand children’s clothing. “My imagination is sparked by the past experiences of each … Continue reading Manassas Exhibit Features Ceramics by Jessica Gardner

PUP Conference Registration is Open

PUP Conference Registration Is Open

The Ninth Annual Power UP Your Pedagogy (PUP) Conference is open for registration. All faculty and professional staff are cordially invited. The theme for the 2014 PUP Conference is the “21st Century of Teaching & Learning.” It will be held on January 8 and 9 on the Annandale Campus, with the Cluster Meetings as part of the agenda. There is an exciting conference planned, including interactive peer presentations in a … Continue reading PUP Conference Registration Is Open

The Intersection of Art and Science

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) faculty learning community invite you to an exhibition where art and science intersect. Offered as Supervised Study 299: The Creative Mind, the course is managed by a team of NOVA faculty who are interested in exploring the connections between STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and the arts (drawing, painting, … Continue reading The Intersection of Art and Science

VRS Transitions to New Record Keeper for 457 Plan

In January 2014, VRS will change record keepers from ING to ICMA-RC for the Commonwealth of Virginia 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. ICMA-RC was founded in 1972, serving approximately 9,000 public-sector plans and more than 1 million participant accounts, with $46 billion in assets. ICMA-RC currently serves more than 140 political subdivision employers in Virginia. Visit http://www.icmarc.org for more information. During the transition’s blackout period from … Continue reading VRS Transitions to New Record Keeper for 457 Plan

Veteran Peer Specialists Provide Advice and Support

‘We Are Virginia Veterans’ has expanded its partnership with NOVA for the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters. NOVA now has a veteran peer specialist from the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program on every NOVA campus. Peer Specialists Ryan O’Neal and Than Naing are combat veterans who understand the challenging transition from military life to the world of higher education. They aim to connect with NOVA … Continue reading Veteran Peer Specialists Provide Advice and Support