On November 11, the Annandale Campus welcomed two employees who moved up from the part-time status to full-time careers at NOVA.
Jim Buecheler is now a geology program assistant in the Math, Science and Engineering division and will be supporting adjunct faculty members. For three years, he worked as a P-14 in the geology program and is excited about working in a discipline he enjoys.
A 2006 graduate of George Mason University with a degree in geology, Buecheler worked for the federal government in information technology for many years before that. “I took my introductory geology classes here at the Annandale Campus before transferring to GMU,” he said.
Melanie Castilla will be working on transcripts in the Admissions Office as an education support specialist after spending two years as a P-14 in the American Culture and Language Institute at Annandale and the Workforce Development Office at the Pitney Bowes Building.
A native of Peru who has lived in this country for seven years, Castilla earned her associate degree in general studies at NOVA, and transferred to George Mason University, where she is working on a bachelor’s degree in health administration.
Castilla loves the Annandale Campus and is glad to be back. “This campus was a perfect fit for me and that is why I started looking for jobs here,” she said.