NOVA Wins First Place in Digital Community College Rankings

NOVA Wins First Place in Digital Community College Rankings

The Center for Digital Education has recognized NOVA as the first place winner of this year’s annual Digital Community College rankings in the large colleges category for colleges with more than 10,000 credit and noncredit students. This award program recognizes the most forward-thinking and technology driven community colleges in the nation. According to the Center for Digital Education, “Judges recognized Northern Virginia Community College as … Continue reading NOVA Wins First Place in Digital Community College Rankings

2015 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

2015 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

The 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy was presented to Micron Technology of Manassas, Virginia, at a luncheon ceremony April 21. Hosted by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, the 10th annual event honors leading philanthropists from each of Virginia’s 23 community colleges as well as the statewide foundation. This year’s class of distinguished philanthropy leaders has contributed a total of more than … Continue reading 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

Dr. Charles Poland Bids Farewell with Legacy Lecture

Dr. Charles Poland Bids Farewell With Legacy Lecture

Annandale History Professor Charles Poland presented the 2015 Legacy Lecture on April 13 in the Ernst Center Forum at the Annandale Campus. He is one of the longest tenured instructors in the history of NOVA, having joined the faculty in 1967. The valedictory address at the fifth annual event was hosted by the Annandale Lyceum Committee and sponsored by the Annandale Campus Council. The lecture … Continue reading Dr. Charles Poland Bids Farewell With Legacy Lecture

Dr. James P. Lamberti Named 2015 Outstanding Clinician

Dr. James P. Lamberti, medical director of the Respiratory Therapy Program at the Medical Education Campus, was named the 2015 American Thoracic Society (ATS) Outstanding Clinician. Lamberti, a pulmonologist and primary care physician, will receive the 2015 ATS Outstanding Clinician Award for his substantial contributions to the clinical care of patients with lung disease. The award will be presented during the ATS 2015 International Conference … Continue reading Dr. James P. Lamberti Named 2015 Outstanding Clinician

Serbian Ambassador Speaks at Woodbridge

Serbian Ambassador Speaks at Woodbridge

Djerdj Matkovic, the Serbian ambassador to the United States, was a special guest speaker during Multicultural Week at the Woodbridge Campus. Matkovic graciously accepted the invitation to speak from Woodbridge Business Professor Frank Ferrara. More than 100 students, faculty and staff attended the ambassador’s presentation “Introducing Serbia.” The ambassador began his program with a beautiful video titled “Soul Food Serbia,” which spurred the audience to … Continue reading Serbian Ambassador Speaks at Woodbridge

2015 Job Fair at Alexandria

2015 Job Fair at Alexandria

On April 21, more than 250 students and community members attended the Alexandria Campus 2015 Job Fair at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center. Hosted by Career Counselor Crystal Young (AL), the event included 27 participating employers including the United States Secret Service, TSA, SAIC, Social Security Administration, Wegmans Food Markets, Allstate Insurance, Tom Koons Automotive, Alexandria Fire and Rescue Department and … Continue reading 2015 Job Fair at Alexandria

Kirk Odom Speaks at National DNA Day at Manassas

Kirk Odom Speaks at National DNA Day at Manassas

The Manassas Campus celebrated the 62nd anniversary of the discovery of the DNA double helix on April 22. National DNA Day has been celebrated at Manassas since 2011, led by Assistant Dean of Science Ia Gomez. National DNA Day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of the double helix of DNA in 1953. This year’s speaker was Kirk … Continue reading Kirk Odom Speaks at National DNA Day at Manassas

Credentials to Careers Hosts Employer Panel

On April 13 at the Manassas Campus, NOVA’s Credentials to Careers (C2C) Program hosted an extremely successful employer panel focused on “Securing Your Cyber Career.” Four inspirational panelists shared their expertise with students about how to become successful in the fields of information technology (IT) and cybersecurity. The panelists included Lisa Foreman-Jiggetts, CEO of the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu; Ana Valentin, Information Systems Security Association … Continue reading Credentials to Careers Hosts Employer Panel

2nd Annual Hospitality and Career Services Expo a Success

2nd Annual Hospitality and Career Services Expo a Success

The Annandale Campus hosted the second annual Hospitality and Career Services Expo on March 25. Hospitality Management Instructor DeQuan Smith and Career Counselor Stephanie Allen recognized an increasing need for internship opportunities, post-graduation job placement and experiential learning opportunities for NOVA’s hospitality students so they have been collaborating on this event for the past two years. The vision for the expo came to life in … Continue reading 2nd Annual Hospitality and Career Services Expo a Success

Loudoun Horticulture Program and Club Annual Plant Sale

Loudoun Horticulture Program and Club Annual Plant Sale

The Loudoun Spring Plant Sale held in the campus greenhouse is a sneak preview each year before the Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival. The sale occurs the week before the Leesburg Festival. Even with unrelenting rain on the first day of sales, this year’s participants produced record sales in record time. Horticulture Club advisor Dave Scheid, Instructor Kim Wright, and staff Charlie Bruce and Steve … Continue reading Loudoun Horticulture Program and Club Annual Plant Sale

Alexandria Campus Welcomes Moroccan Officials

Alexandria Campus Welcomes Moroccan Officials

On Monday, the Alexandria Campus hosted a meeting between officials of the Moroccan government and NOVA staff and students. NOVA’s agreement with the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training of the Kingdom of Morocco has as its central purpose to develop vocational education and create greater economic opportunities in Morocco. The agreement opens doors for Moroccan students and faculty to come to NOVA for … Continue reading Alexandria Campus Welcomes Moroccan Officials

NOVA Chef and Students Attend Food Show

NOVA Chef and Students Attend Food Show

On April 21, a group of NOVA culinary students attended the International Gourmet Foods Show at the Waterford Conference Center in Springfield, Virginia. Jennifer Fletcher, John Colwell and Dae Jin Jang accompanied Chef Mike Herbert to the event and saw firsthand an assortment of gourmet offerings from multiple vendors. They viewed and sampled cheeses, chocolates, pastas, sweets, beverages, meats and charcuteries. Many of the vendors … Continue reading NOVA Chef and Students Attend Food Show

Alexandria Screens “Happy” Documentary

Alexandria Screens “Happy” Documentary

The Alexandria Campus Psychology Department observed Mental Health Awareness Month during April. The keynote event was a screening of the documentary “Happy.” The event was co-sponsored by the Alexandria Women’s Center. “Happy” is an award-winning film that explores the field of positive psychology and the roots of happiness, showing vignettes of people around the world finding joy in family/friends, purpose and helping others. A panel … Continue reading Alexandria Screens “Happy” Documentary

Annandale Business Faculty and Students Visit Red River

Annandale Business Faculty and Students Visit Red River

Business and Public Service Professor Nancy Severe-Barnett recently took her Introduction to Information Systems and Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts classes on a field trip to the Reston office of Red River, an information technology hardware, software and services provider. The students heard presentations from various members of the staff detailing how technology plays an important role in their position. Presenters included Human Resources … Continue reading Annandale Business Faculty and Students Visit Red River

Loudoun and Vet Tech Club Host Annual Suds and Shots Event

Loudoun and Vet Tech Club Host Annual Suds and Shots Event

The Veterinary Technology (Vet Tech) Club held its annual Dog Wash and Rabies Clinic on April 11 at the Loudoun Campus. Club advisors Amy Laubinger and Tregel Coburn helped guide the outreach event which was a huge success. During the course of several hours, Vet Tech students washed 36 dogs and Coburn administered rabies vaccinations to over 50 animals. Loudoun County Animal Services provided free … Continue reading Loudoun and Vet Tech Club Host Annual Suds and Shots Event

Open Enrollment: Benefits Team Is on the Move

The open enrollment period for health and flexible spending plans continues through 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 updates and/or changes for … Continue reading Open Enrollment: Benefits Team Is on the Move

Register for TOTAL Workshops

TOTAL Workshops Available

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) announces its schedule of Topics in Online Teaching and Learning (TOTAL) workshops for the summer semester:   Start Date Workshop Title Length of workshop June 1 Blackboard Basics    3 weeks Writing Directions    2 weeks Designing Meaningful Discussion Activities    3 weeks June 22 Using Best Practices in Online Teaching    4 weeks Designing Rubrics and Providing Feedback    4 weeks July 13 … Continue reading TOTAL Workshops Available