New Provost Appointed for Medical Education Campus

New Provost Appointed for Medical Education Campus

Dr. Anne M. Loochtan has accepted the position of provost for the Medical Education Campus (MEC) beginning mid-July 2014. Loochtan will succeed retiring Provost Brian Foley. Loochtan is currently vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty at Mercy College (Ohio). Prior to Mercy College, Loochtan was director of distance learning and associate dean of health and public safety at Cincinnati State Technical and … Continue reading New Provost Appointed for Medical Education Campus

Andino-Rexach Awarded VCCS Chancellor’s Fellowship

Andino-Rexach Awarded VCCS Chancellor’s Fellowship

Congratulations to Student Services Academic Advisor Germaine Andino-Rexach (MEC) who was awarded the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Chancellor’s Fellowship for Classified Staff. Andino-Rexach is majoring in economics at George Mason University. He is very interested in the “why” and “how” individuals are driven. He wants to be able to ask questions within the context of economics to help shape appropriate policy in response to the challenges facing higher education. … Continue reading Andino-Rexach Awarded VCCS Chancellor’s Fellowship

NOVA Welcomes Border to Beltway Field Exchange Students

NOVA Welcomes Border to Beltway Field Exchange Students

Over spring break, Geology Assistant Professor Callan Bentley (AN) took 13 NOVA students to El Paso, Texas, as a part of the Border to Beltway field exchange with El Paso Community College (EPCC). In May, NOVA and EPCC students completed the second phase when 11 students and two faculty traveled from Texas to visit NOVA. In Texas, the logistics and instruction were led by EPCC … Continue reading NOVA Welcomes Border to Beltway Field Exchange Students

NOVA on Display at Fairfax Festival

NOVA on Display at Fairfax Festival

After being absent for several years, NOVA was back at Fairfax’s annual festival known as Celebrate Fairfax! The event was held on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center June 6 through 8. An estimated 40,000 people passed through the festival over the three days. NOVA’s information table was centrally located in the Community Showcase area in the middle of the 25-acre site. The … Continue reading NOVA on Display at Fairfax Festival

New Associate Dean of Nursing at MEC

New Associate Dean of Nursing at MEC

Dean of Nursing Mandy T. Milot is proud to welcome Dr. Ann McGowan as the new associate dean of nursing at the Medical Education Campus (MEC). McGowan started on June 10. McGowan has a variety of professional, teaching and leadership experience. She has been part of NOVA’s Nursing Division since 2007 and served in various capacities including adjunct faculty, 9-month teaching faculty and assistant dean … Continue reading New Associate Dean of Nursing at MEC

Britt Wins Bruce Oliver Leadership Award

Britt Wins Bruce Oliver Leadership Award

Charles Britt, SySTEMic Solutions’ STEM education coordinator for Fairfax County, has been awarded the Bruce Oliver Leadership Award for his efforts in working with school and government organizations to introduce and support local VEX robotics teams in the county. The award was announced during last month’s “Celebrate Partnerships” event at George Mason University. “Celebrate Partnerships” is a collaborative event between Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) … Continue reading Britt Wins Bruce Oliver Leadership Award

Trachtman Named a Winner of Annual Postcard Exhibit

Trachtman Named a Winner of Annual Postcard Exhibit

Sherry Trachtman (AL), assistant professor of fine arts, was named one of 12 winners in the 2014 National Collage Society’s (NCS) 17th Annual Postcard Exhibit. Her winning postcard, “Three Black Lines,” is a 3-D depiction of miniature, thin scrolls. It is the third win in two years for Trachtman. Last year, Trachtman won in both NCS’s two yearly shows: the Postcard Exhibit and the International … Continue reading Trachtman Named a Winner of Annual Postcard Exhibit

Alexandria Hosts “Business Case for Breastfeeding”

Alexandria Hosts “Business Case for Breastfeeding”

“Business Case for Breastfeeding” was hosted May 30 on the Alexandria Campus. The purpose of the event was to provide support to managers and employers in order to fully implement the Fair Labor Standards Act regarding breastfeeding provisions. This event was a partnership between the Alexandria Campus, Alexandria Health Department and the Alexandria business community. The event, hosted by Rena Needle, started with a luncheon … Continue reading Alexandria Hosts “Business Case for Breastfeeding”

Register for TOTAL Workshops

Time to Register for July’s TOTAL Workshops

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute announces its schedule of Topics in Online Teaching and Learning (TOTAL) workshops for the semester: Start Date: July 7 Establishing Social Presence 3 weeks Facilitating Discussion Forums 3 weeks VCCS Blackboard Basics 3 weeks The TOTAL professional development workshops are intended for faculty who teach (or want to teach) blended and online courses. Each workshop focuses on a single topic, so you … Continue reading Time to Register for July’s TOTAL Workshops

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 through 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 to Friday from 10:00 a.m. … Continue reading Novo’s “Here, There, Somewhere” at the Fisher Gallery