Provost Brian P. Foley’s Retirement Celebration

Provost Brian P. Foley’s Retirement Celebration

Medical Education Provost Brian P. Foley will retire from his distinguished career in June. NOVA honored him with a retirement celebration May 9 with speeches shared by guests and colleagues full of good wishes and fond memories. The recurrent themes were Foley’s famous PowerPoint presentations and emails that were comprised entirely of bullets. Gerry Hofler, who served as emcee for the event, took credit for … Continue reading Provost Brian P. Foley’s Retirement Celebration

Commencement Video Available on NOVA TV

Commencement Video Available on NOVA TV

The 48th NOVA Commencement took place on May 18 at George Mason University’s Patriot Center with Dr. Charles Errico as the keynote speaker. Errico began his academic career at NOVA in 1975 and is currently a professor of history and assistant dean for the social sciences at NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus. Errico told the graduates that NOVA is filled with faculty, administrators and staff dedicated to helping students. … Continue reading Commencement Video Available on NOVA TV

National Cherry Blossom Festival Again Beckons

National Cherry Blossom Festival Beckons Again

For the second year in a row, Annandale Campus was the site of a cherry tree planting by the National Cherry Blossom Festival. On May 22, a flowering cherry tree was planted in front of the Ernst Community Cultural Center as part of the festival’s Neighborhood Tree Planting Program. Annandale Provost Barbara Saperstone accepted the tree from National Cherry Blossom Festival Vice Chair Sue Porter. … Continue reading National Cherry Blossom Festival Beckons Again

In Memory: Clayton Joyner

In Memory: Clayton Joyner

Clayton Joyner, a beloved Annandale Campus physical education adjunct professor, passed away on May 5 after suffering a massive heart attack on April 22, one month shy of his 30th birthday. Joyner taught volleyball, soccer and badminton classes at NOVA. The evening following his death, more than 200 people attended an impromptu candlelight vigil to honor his memory at Holmes Run Acres Pool where he … Continue reading In Memory: Clayton Joyner

Ramsammy Hosts School District Leaders at Manassas

Ramsammy Hosts School District Leaders at Manassas

Manassas Provost Roger Ramsammy recently hosted a meeting with four area school leaders in an effort to communicate NOVA’s Achieving the Dream (ATD) policy changes that will affect area school districts. Prince William County Schools Superintendent Steven L. Walts, Manassas City Public Schools Superintendent Catherine B. Magouyrk, Manassas Park Public Schools Superintendent Bruce McDade and Fairfax County Public Schools College Success Coordinator Marcy Miller Kneale … Continue reading Ramsammy Hosts School District Leaders at Manassas

NOVA’s Robotics Team Is Design Award World Champions

NOVA’s Robotics Team Is Design Award World Champions

The VEX Robotics World Championship had 15,000 participants comprising 760 teams (elementary, middle, high and college levels) from 27 countries. The NOVA1 team arrived with high hopes and two competitive robots ready to take on other challengers in the VEXU division, and returned with the title of Design Award World Champions. For three competition days, NOVA1 went up against some of the best college teams … Continue reading NOVA’s Robotics Team Is Design Award World Champions

Alexandria Campus LTR Makes the Grade for Student Success

Alexandria Campus LTR Makes the Grade for Student Success

In the first of many events to come, the Alexandria Campus Learning and Technology Resource Division (LTR) headed by Dean Frances Villagran-Glover hosted the “Study ’Tech’niques” workshop May 1. This come-as-you-are event saw nearly 100 students dropping by to learn about cool apps for studying from Instructional Support and Development, procedures from the Testing Center, databases from the Library and services from the Open Computer … Continue reading Alexandria Campus LTR Makes the Grade for Student Success

Congratulations to the 2013-2014 New Faculty Class

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) wishes to congratulate all members of the 2013-14 New Faculty class. This year’s class has completed an entire year of New Faculty Orientation, visited each campus, heard many speakers and learned how NOVA operates as one institution. At their last meeting, Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Services Melvin Schiavelli spoke about many issues that affect … Continue reading Congratulations to the 2013-2014 New Faculty Class

SGA Honors Deserving Woodbridge Library Staff

The Woodbridge Campus Library is proud to announce that the Student Government Association (SGA) has recognized Karen Williams and Russell Grooms with the Power House Luncheon Award. The SGA created the award in the Fall to honor faculty and staff who impact students’ experience on campus. The award plaque cites the staff’s hard work and dedication to students, stating that they make a difference in students’ … Continue reading SGA Honors Deserving Woodbridge Library Staff

CETL Honors NOVA’s 2013-2014 SuperProfs

CETL Honors NOVA’s 2013-2014 SuperProfs

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) recognizes instructors nominated by their peers for being a “Super Professor.” This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize great people throughout the College. The 2013-2014 SuperProfs included: Mike Amey (AL), Liberal Arts, nominated by Carlos Schroder for being a super colleague. Joyce Brotton (AN), English, nominated by the Annandale Provost’s Office. Brotton recently retired after many years of service to … Continue reading CETL Honors NOVA’s 2013-2014 SuperProfs

NOVA SySTEMIC Solutions Helps Launch NVTC STEM Challenge

As Northern Virginia continues to face worker shortages in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) has launched an initiative to help build a tech-savvy regional workforce. At an event on April 30, NVTC kicked off the NVTC STEM Challenge with a goal to have members log 10,000 volunteer hours during the next school year. Hosted by Sprint, … Continue reading NOVA SySTEMIC Solutions Helps Launch NVTC STEM Challenge

Annandale Student Life Takes Students to the Edge

Annandale Student Life Takes Students to the EDGE

As the spring semester was wrapping up, student clubs at Annandale elected new executive boards. To give these student leaders a leg up on the fall semester, Annandale Student Life took them to the George Mason EDGE. Once students arrived the first order of business was to understand what “the EDGE” really means. The EDGE for this experience was the edge of their comfort zone, … Continue reading Annandale Student Life Takes Students to the EDGE

Novo’s “Here, There, Somewhere” at the Fisher Gallery

Novo’s “Here, There, Somewhere” at the Fisher Gallery

Marcelo Novo’s “Here, There, Somewhere,” an exhibition of mixed media paintings, will be at the Schlesinger Center Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery from Friday, June 13 to Sunday, July 20. The opening reception will be Friday, July 11 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with an Artist’s Talk at 8:00 p.m. For the exhibition’s duration, the gallery is accessible to the public Monday … Continue reading Novo’s “Here, There, Somewhere” at the Fisher Gallery

NOVA Manassas Day at the Mall

The Manassas Campus will host NOVA Day at the Manassas Mall on June 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Community members will have an opportunity to speak with faculty and staff about academic opportunities, experience robotics, and learn about On-Time Registration and other Start Strong policies. Guests will also have a chance to win various prizes and giveaways from mall stores. Senator Charles J. Colgan … Continue reading NOVA Manassas Day at the Mall