Provost Barbara Saperstone Retires After Years of Service

Provost Barbara Saperstone Retires After Years of Service

NOVA said a fond farewell to Annandale Provost Barbara Saperstone at her retirement ceremony February 26. With a packed house at the Ernst Community Cultural Center, Saperstone was honored for her 35 years of dedicated service to NOVA faculty, staff and students. The afternoon was emceed by Annandale Business Manager Rick Tittmann. Former presidents Robert G. Templin, Jr., who retired in February after 12 years, … Continue reading Provost Barbara Saperstone Retires After Years of Service

5th Annual Women Helping Women Event

5th Annual Women Helping Women Event

The Alexandria Women’s Mentoring Program hosted the fifth annual Women Helping Women’s event on February 7. This year’s focus was “Taking Care of Yourself.” Dr. Jill Biden welcomed the 71 participants to the event that featured scholarship information, a personal essay writing workshop and seminars hosted by Dr. Randi Walters, NOVA’s MaryAnn Raybuck and Susan Abramson. The scholarship seminar and essay writing workshop was presented … Continue reading 5th Annual Women Helping Women Event

Posse Foundation Awards NOVA Veterans Full Scholarships

Posse Foundation Awards NOVA Veterans Full Scholarships

On January 13, the Posse Foundation awarded scholarships to NOVA veterans Alexander Hardy and Lasette Barrow. The veterans competed with hundreds of other veteran scholars from across the country in a three-step interview process and were selected for two out of just 20 available spots at prestigious private schools. Annandale Veterans Affairs Advisor Audra Morris coordinated NOVA’s partnership with the Posse Foundation, extending an invitation to … Continue reading Posse Foundation Awards NOVA Veterans Full Scholarships

Meet the Presidential Candidates

Meet the Presidential Candidates

Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the selection process for NOVA’s next president. During March, the four finalists will spend two days visiting NOVA campuses, with several opportunities for faculty and staff to meet the candidates. Time has been arranged for the finalists to interact with the College Board, Administrative Council, College Senate and Campus Council representatives, deans and associate vice presidents, community … Continue reading Meet the Presidential Candidates

Give Kids A Smile at the Medical Education Campus

Give Kids A Smile at the Medical Education Campus

The Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) event held at the Medical Education Campus (MEC) every year on the first Friday in February has continued to grow, especially this year when organizers reached out to underserved children in Arlington and Alexandria counties. On February 6, more than 300 children were provided free dental services, including evaluations, cleanings and sealants. A few children with advanced tooth decay … Continue reading Give Kids A Smile at the Medical Education Campus

Swiss Delegation Visits Woodbridge Campus

Swiss Delegation Visits Woodbridge Campus

A Swiss Embassy delegation of higher education professionals and embassy representatives toured the Woodbridge Campus February 24 to learn about the American community college system, CTE programs, and credit versus noncredit courses. Provost Sam Hill started the visit with a presentation about the community college system and the Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training. The group then toured the CISCO Lab and the HVAC … Continue reading Swiss Delegation Visits Woodbridge Campus

The Northern Virginia Review Celebrates 29th Year

The Northern Virginia Review Celebrates 29th Year

NOVA faculty and staff are invited to join the launch celebration for Volume 29 of The Northern Virginia Review (TNVR) March 26 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Seminar Rooms A to D in the Ernst Center (CE Building) at the Annandale Campus. Annandale Assistant English Professor Adam Chiles, TNVR editor-in-chief, will serve as master of ceremonies for the annual launch reception. The keynote speaker … Continue reading The Northern Virginia Review Celebrates 29th Year

Zac Jackson: “It’s Not as Bad as it Looks”

Zac Jackson sculptures will be on display in the Gallery at Woodbridge through March 26. The Gallery is located on the first floor of the Arts and Sciences Building and is accessible to people with disabilities. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Jackson’s sculptures exemplify the reactionary impulses to situations that arouse stress and tension. Sourcing his own experiences as well … Continue reading Zac Jackson: “It’s Not as Bad as it Looks”

3rd Annual NOVA Mathematics Competition at Annandale

The Annandale Campus will host the third annual NOVA Mathematics Competition Friday, April 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Room CA 302. All NOVA students are welcome. Registration is free and students can win several prizes. The event is sponsored by Student Life, Pearson Publisher and Cengage Learning. For rules and details, STEM faculty are asked to visit blogs.nvcc.edu/knong or contact Math Assistant Professor … Continue reading 3rd Annual NOVA Mathematics Competition at Annandale

2nd Annual Jazz4Justice Concert

2nd Annual Jazz4Justice Concert

The Alexandria Music Department is proud to present the second annual Jazz4Justice Concert Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center. Jazz4Justice is a partnership between the Alexandria Bar Association and the Music Department to raise money for Legal Services of Northern Virginia, the Bar Foundation and music scholarships at NOVA. NOVA’s Alexandria Jazz Ensemble, under the … Continue reading 2nd Annual Jazz4Justice Concert