Dr. Scott Ralls to Become NOVA’s Next President

Dr. Scott Ralls to Become NOVA’s Next President

Virginia Community College System Chancellor Glenn DuBois has named Dr. Scott Ralls as NOVA’s next president. Ralls will assume the presidency in early September. “We are delighted to have Dr. Ralls taking the helm at Northern Virginia, one of the nation’s largest community colleges,” DuBois said. “We expect that he will continue, and enhance, the institution’s traditions of vision, leadership and impact. I’ve known Scott … Continue reading Dr. Scott Ralls to Become NOVA’s Next President

Faculty of the Year Awards Presented for 2014-2015

Faculty of the Year Awards Presented for 2014-2015

On April 10, the NOVA Alumni Federation presented 2014-2015 Faculty of the Year Awards at a ceremony at the Ernst Center on the Annandale Campus. Thirty full-time faculty members and 11 adjunct faculty were nominated by current students and alumni from all six NOVA campuses. The selection criteria for the nominees are (1) outstanding mastery of academic discipline and (2) demonstrated commitment to the intellectual … Continue reading Faculty of the Year Awards Presented for 2014-2015

United Way Grant Supports Student Veterans at NOVA

United Way Grant Supports Student Veterans at NOVA

United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) awarded NOVA a grant for $30,000 to support “Veteran Student Success,” a model program in NOVA’s Office of Military Services (OMS) for veteran student success based on dedicated support services and resources. The purpose of the award is to increase awareness that leads to student veteran enrollment, persistence and graduation at NOVA. The funds will … Continue reading United Way Grant Supports Student Veterans at NOVA

NOVA Faculty Named Fulbright Awardees

NOVA Faculty Named Fulbright Awardees

NOVA is excited to acknowledge Dr. Fonya C. Atabong and Professor Bill Woodard who have been named as Fulbright Scholars for the 2015-2016 academic year. Atabong is assistant professor of medical surgical/pediatric nursing at the Medical Education Campus. She will teach medical, surgical and pediatric nursing at the University of Buea (her host institution) in Cameroon. In addition, she will join other collaborators to address Cameroon’s Ministry … Continue reading NOVA Faculty Named Fulbright Awardees

VCCS Honors ELI for OER Program

VCCS Honors ELI for OER Program

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) was honored as runner-up for the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Excellence in Education Award for Best Practices in Teaching Face-To-Face, Online and Student Success at New Horizons 2015. Dr. Preston Davis was recognized for leading NOVA’s Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative through ELI’s Digital Open project. The Digital Open initiative at NOVA addresses the need for increased access to … Continue reading VCCS Honors ELI for OER Program

TILT Center Officially Open for Business

TILT Center Officially Open for Business

The Technology Innovation in Learning and Teaching (TILT), formerly Instructional Support and Development, unveiled its new active learning space with a ribbon cutting ceremony March 26. TILT is part of the Learning and Technology Resources (LTR) Division. Located on the Alexandria Campus in Bisdorf AA337 and AA343, the new area features a multimedia creative studio complete with green screen capabilities. Students, faculty members and support … Continue reading TILT Center Officially Open for Business

Manassas Celebrates Women’s History Month

On March 19, the Manassas Campus Psychology Club and Manassas Student Life hosted a roundtable discussion featuring several female faculty for Women’s History Month. Faculty members who participated were Alicia Tucker (History), Pat Gary (Mathematics), Rebecca Harris-Scott (History), Dr. Laura Casal (English), Dr. Dahlia Henry-Tett (Physical Education), and Kym Richard (Psychology). Faculty members shared relevant academic experiences and reflections on being female academics. A lively question and answer session … Continue reading Manassas Celebrates Women’s History Month

Adjunct Professional Development Day at Manassas

Adjunct Professional Development Day at Manassas

On April 11, the Manassas Campus hosted a professional development day to express appreciation for the many important contributions made by adjunct faculty. Sixty adjuncts registered for this inaugural event which began with Interim Dean Anitza San Miguel welcoming everyone, followed by greetings and words of appreciation from Provost Roger Ramsammy. After the welcome, participants attended presentations by adjuncts. About a month before the event, … Continue reading Adjunct Professional Development Day at Manassas

MEC Library Collaborates With Nursing at New Horizons

On April 2, Librarian Kristin Snawder and Dr. Mary Moseley (Nursing) presented at the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) New Horizons Conference on a collaborative project which has brought library instructors into the nursing classroom at the Medical Education Campus (MEC). For several semesters, librarians have been embedded in Mosley’s Nursing Organization and Management (NUR 255) course. As an embedded librarian, Snawder participates actively in the … Continue reading MEC Library Collaborates With Nursing at New Horizons

Third Annual NOVA Mathematics Competition

Third Annual NOVA Mathematics Competition

Ninety-two NOVA students from all campuses demonstrated a great love for mathematics by competing in the Annandale Campus Third Annual NOVA Mathematics Competition on April 3. Thanks to the generous contributions of time and talent of many volunteers, and the tremendous student turnout, the competition was a great success. Forty-six teams comprised of two students each participated in the competition. Prizes for each member of … Continue reading Third Annual NOVA Mathematics Competition

NAMI “In Our Own Voice” at Woodbridge

NAMI “In Our Own Voice” at Woodbridge

The Woodbridge Campus Psychology Interest Group and Psychology Department welcomed the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) “In Our Own Voice” presentation on March 31. Students were captivated by the personal struggles of those suffering with mental illness as well as learning about a variety of community resources. This was the second time this presentation was delivered. Nearly 70 students attended the event organized by … Continue reading NAMI “In Our Own Voice” at Woodbridge

Manassas Student Takes Opportunity for Immersion

Manassas Student Takes Opportunity for Immersion

NOVA student Ruth Maul has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship sponsored by the U.S. Department of State to study Arabic in Jordan this summer. Maul will live with a host family and attend language classes four hours a day, five days a week. She will spend afternoons in conversation with language tutors and attending cultural programs. She hopes that this immersion will help her obtain … Continue reading Manassas Student Takes Opportunity for Immersion

Honors Program Congratulates Student on Unique Opportunity

Honors Program Congratulates Student on Unique Opportunity

Honors Program Scholarship recipient Maria Vera-Alvarez received a high honor over spring break when she was one of only 13 students from seven different colleges across the U.S. to be chosen to travel to Micronesia and Mexico this summer to work on endangered language revitalization projects. This grant was awarded by the National Science Foundation to Dr. K. David Harrison at Swarthmore College and Professor Brook … Continue reading Honors Program Congratulates Student on Unique Opportunity

Sterling Sound Jazz Ensemble to Perform Big Band Music

The Sterling Sound Jazz Ensemble, NOVA’s newest community music group, will present a family-friendly concert of big band music Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Waddell Theater at the Loudoun Campus. The group features student musicians of all ages under the direction of jazz saxophonist and NOVA faculty John Kocur. Faculty Sanjay Mishra (LO) will be a guest soloist with the band. All are welcome to attend. The … Continue reading Sterling Sound Jazz Ensemble to Perform Big Band Music

Open Enrollment: Benefits Team Is on the Move

The open enrollment period for health and flexible spending plans is Friday, May 1 to Friday May 22. NOVA’s Benefits Team will be visiting NOVA campuses early in May to share additional information. Please see the schedule below. This is an opportunity to meet the team who can help when you need assistance with your benefits-related questions. They will answer your questions and discuss any … Continue reading Open Enrollment: Benefits Team Is on the Move

2015 Chrome River Training Schedule

The Office of the Controller announces the Chrome River training schedule for the remainder of calendar year 2015. To sign up for classes, visit NOVA SharePoint at https://sharepoint.nvcc.edu/F/C/CR/T/SitePages/Home.aspx. Please note you must log in through the VPN or be on campus to access this secure website. All classes will be held at 3922 Pender Drive, Fairfax, Virginia (Pender 4, Room 149). The following training dates … Continue reading 2015 Chrome River Training Schedule

Military Honor Cords for Graduation

Military Honor Cords for Graduation

NOVA is pleased to continue to honor graduating active duty military and veteran students. Red, white and blue honor cords are available for graduating active duty, guard/reserve or veteran students interested in wearing them during the Commencement Ceremony on May 17. These cords signify the appreciation that NOVA feels toward our military and veteran community for their distinguished service and sacrifice. Military and veteran students who … Continue reading Military Honor Cords for Graduation