The NOVA Global Learning Center (GLC) is focused on connecting populations where English is a second language to the various education opportunities available at NOVA. The GLC opened earlier this year in new space at the Manassas Mall and created an advisory board comprised of strategic partners and community leaders throughout the area.
The board held its first meeting on October 27 with more than 18 attendees, including the presidents of the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce and the Prince William Chamber Hispanic Council Chair. Attendees also included local social service organizations, business leaders, area schools, Manassas Campus faculty and staff and the Prince William County Economic Development authority.
Manassas Provost Roger Ramsammy addressed the group.
“NOVA is dedicated to educating the richly diverse and rapidly changing community that calls greater Prince William County home,” Ramsammy said. “The efforts of this advisory board and the NOVA Global Learning Center working in tandem will ensure the most relevant and effective programming is available to shape tomorrow’s workforce and student population.”
Members present from the Manassas Campus included Interim Dean for Science and Applied Technologies Anitza San Miguel, Assistant Dean for Sciences Ia Gomez, Campus and Community Relations Ramunda Young, Cynthia Hatch of ACLI/Workforce Development, Program Administrator Judith James, Enrollment Specialist Florindo Chivucute and student representative Jason Sanchez.