In Memory: Ray Jones

In Memory: Ray Jones

The NOVA community is greatly saddened by the untimely loss of Annandale Coordinator of Counseling, Ray Jones, who died of a heart attack while mowing his lawn on May 4, 2014, at the age of 40. He was a devoted husband and father of three young daughters. “Ray was a beloved member of the NOVA community and he will be greatly missed,” Annandale Provost Barbara Saperstone said. “Our … Continue reading In Memory: Ray Jones

Teacher2Teacher Thrives at Manassas Campus

Teacher2Teacher Thrives at Manassas Campus

Teacher2Teacher, the Manassas Campus pilot mentoring program, was an Achieving the Dream (ATD) initiative designed to help new full-time and part-time faculty transition successfully into the Manassas learning community. The pilot program was implemented in Fall 2010 and continued through the 2012-2013 academic year. The program gave the Campus the opportunity, with ATD’s support, to test the mentoring design’s effectiveness. Manassas Provost Roger Ramsammy gave … Continue reading Teacher2Teacher Thrives at Manassas Campus

The MEC Wraps Up the Year With Activities

The MEC Wraps Up the Year With Activities

On April 24, Medical Education Campus (MEC) faculty and staff enjoyed the annual Spring Fling. This event is an opportunity for the Campus to come together and enjoy some down time before finals. This particular year, besides awesome food and prize giveaways, Provost Brian Foley was presented a plaque from the Campus Council naming the first floor Forum the “Foley Forum” to honor him for his … Continue reading The MEC Wraps Up the Year With Activities

An Emotional Jean Netherton Awards Ceremony at Alexandria

An Emotional Jean Netherton Awards Ceremony at Alexandria

On May 2, the Alexandria Campus held its annual Jean Netherton Awards Ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of faculty and staff from the academic year. The five honorees this year were Dr. Barbara Wallace (adjunct), Eleanor Ripton (classified staff), Judy Snyder (faculty), Joan Blankmann (faculty) and Anne Anderson (administrative). The event, which included honorees’ families and friends, was one of most emotional ceremonies in recent memory. A touching tribute to beloved Blankmann and her family left … Continue reading An Emotional Jean Netherton Awards Ceremony at Alexandria

Phares’ Racing Season Off to Fast Start

Phares’ Racing Season Off to Fast Start

After six rounds of eliminations at Sumerduck Dragway on April 18, Manassas Automotive Instructor Gary Phares found himself in the winner’s circle again. “It was only my second time out this year and a great way to start the season,” Phares said. Over the years, Phares has enjoyed much success with his racecar that sports “Northern Virginia Community College” on the side. He also uses the … Continue reading Phares’ Racing Season Off to Fast Start

Final Manassas iCAD Presentation Successful

Final Manassas iCAD Presentation Successful

On April 28, the Manassas Campus hosted “Building the Brain,” a presentation by Mark Finley, with more than 100 people in attendance. “Building the Brain” was the most recent presentation in the iCAD (Inspiring our Community to Academic achievements through Diverse experiences) series, initiated by Provost Roger Ramsammy and managed by Computer Science Professor Michael Carrington. The presentations are intended to encourage our community to pursue … Continue reading Final Manassas iCAD Presentation Successful

2014 Calliope Awards Ceremony

2014 Calliope Awards Ceremony

On April 23, Annandale Languages and Literature Division held its annual Calliope awards ceremony in the CE Forum of the Annandale Campus. From a skillfully crafted story of a prison escape to a provocative poem about food and sex to a creative nonfiction piece about a poor neighborhood, soccer and harsh reality, students impressed this year’s audience with their willingness to challenge themselves and their readers. … Continue reading 2014 Calliope Awards Ceremony

Celebrating Nurses’ Week: MEC Faculty Go to the Movies

Celebrating Nurses’ Week: MEC Faculty Go to the Movies

National Nurses’ Day and Nurses’ Week have been celebrated since 1954 by a decree signed by President Dwight Eisenhower. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 6 National Recognition Day for Nurses to honor professional nurses (RNs), practical/vocational nurses (LPN/LVNs) and nursing students, both nationally and internationally. To celebrate, MEC nursing faculty Dr. Kathy Patterson, Daria Amato and Christine Slevin attended the May 7 premiere … Continue reading Celebrating Nurses’ Week: MEC Faculty Go to the Movies

DUI Awareness Training

DUI Awareness Training

What are the risks associated with drunk driving? How do police catch violators? What are your rights? Attend NOVA Police’s Driving Under the Influence (DUI) awareness training and find out. Also see how police measure your blood alcohol and try doing a few field sobriety tests while wearing “drunk goggles.” Dates/Location Annandale Campus May 27 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CE building, Second Floor President’s … Continue reading DUI Awareness Training

Total Workshops

Extended Learning Institute TOTAL Workshops Available

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) announces its schedule of TOTAL workshops for the semester: Start Date       Workshop Title       Length of workshop June 2       Using Best Practices in Online Teaching       4 weeks       Designing Rubrics and Providing Feedback       4 weeks       VCCS Blackboard Basics       … Continue reading Extended Learning Institute TOTAL Workshops Available