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NOVA Named Top Veteran-Friendly School

NOVA has been named a top veteran-friendly school for 2015 by U.S. Veterans Magazine (USVM) for the fifth consecutive year. USVM reviewed results from an extensive survey of hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies to educational institutions to create the Best of the Best 2015. As an active member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, NOVA’s Office of Military Services (OMS) has continually assisted active duty service members, veterans and family … Continue reading NOVA Named Top Veteran-Friendly School

5 NOVA Athletes Earn National Academic Awards

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) announced its Academic Student-Athlete Awards June 24 with 1,936 from across the nation earning the accolade. Five NOVA student-athletes garnered the high honors for their work in the classroom. Dennis Almaraz from men’s soccer and Carolyn Oare of women’s basketball earned the Superior Academic Achievement for a GPA between 3.80 and 3.99. Volleyball standout Somya Leskanich, cross country … Continue reading 5 NOVA Athletes Earn National Academic Awards

Loudoun Building Wins Architectural and Design Award

Loudoun Building Wins Architectural and Design Award

The Loudoun County Design Cabinet, supported by the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, revealed winners of the 2015 “Signatures of Loudoun” architecture and design competition in a special presentation to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors June 3. The Learning Commons, located on NOVA’s Loudoun Campus, won in the Pace Setters category. This category recognizes recent, visually groundbreaking projects which continue to shape Loudoun County as … Continue reading Loudoun Building Wins Architectural and Design Award

Ann McGowan Named MEC Dean of Nursing

Ann McGowan Named MEC Dean of Nursing

Dr. Ann McGowan has been named as dean of nursing at the Medical Education Campus (MEC), effective July 1. McGowan has served as the interim dean of nursing since February 2015. McGowan was chosen for her leadership abilities, scholarship and teaching experience. She has been part of NOVA’s Nursing Division since 2007 and has served in various capacities including associate dean, assistant dean, teaching faculty … Continue reading Ann McGowan Named MEC Dean of Nursing

Senator Colgan Tours Regional Center at Woodbridge

Senator Colgan Tours Regional Center at Woodbridge

Senator Charles Colgan, the longest serving Virginia state senator, toured the Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training (RCWET) June 15. Colgan has been a strong supporter and advocate of education in Prince William County for 40 years. According to InsideNova, “Since first elected to the state Senate in 1975, Colgan changed the landscape of higher education in Prince William County by helping secure state … Continue reading Senator Colgan Tours Regional Center at Woodbridge

Pathway Connection Hosts Summer Institute

Pathway Connection Hosts Summer Institute

In partnership with College Access Fairfax and funded by the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund, Pathway Connection, part of the College Pathway Initiatives, held the 3rd annual Pathway Connection Summer Institute June 23 to 25 at the Annandale Campus. Pathway Connection is a college and career readiness program for high school sophomores and juniors who would like additional support in preparing for postsecondary education. The summer institute is an extension of the school-based program that, … Continue reading Pathway Connection Hosts Summer Institute

Manassas Provost Named to National Commission

Manassas Provost Named to National Commission

Walter G. Bumphus, president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), recently appointed Manassas Provost Roger Ramsammy to the AACC’s Commission on Academic, Student and Community Development. Ramsammy’s three-year term began July 1. “We are sure that your insights and leadership will significantly contribute to the Board’s decision-making process and its ability to serve the interests of all AACC member institutions,” Bumphus … Continue reading Manassas Provost Named to National Commission

Annandale Hosts World Police & Fire Games Events

Annandale Hosts World Police & Fire Games Events

The Annandale Campus became one of a number of venues in Fairfax County to welcome first responder athletes from all over the world during the recent 2015 World Police & Fire Games (WPFG). The Campus hosted the WPFG karate and taekwondo event June 29 to July 2. “I’ve been communicating and working with the committee for 10 months now. This is a great event for … Continue reading Annandale Hosts World Police & Fire Games Events

Loudoun Co-hosts Virginia Young Professionals Summit

Loudoun Co-Hosts Virginia Young Professionals Summit

The Loudoun Campus recently partnered with U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s Office and the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce to present the 5th annual Virginia Young Professionals Summit. The National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia, was the site of the two-day event. The event, a leadership development opportunity for young professionals from across Virginia, served as a platform for the next generation of leaders to connect, build relationships … Continue reading Loudoun Co-Hosts Virginia Young Professionals Summit

Annandale Faculty to Attend AACC Future Leaders Institute

Annandale Faculty to Attend AACC Future Leaders Institute

Annandale Hospitality Management faculty DeQuan Smith was selected to join the summer 2015 Future Leaders Institute cohort for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The AACC John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute is an innovative four-day leadership seminar designed for community college faculty and administrators who are ready to move into a higher level of leadership. Institute faculty are community college presidents, chancellors and … Continue reading Annandale Faculty to Attend AACC Future Leaders Institute

MEC Financial Aid Specialist Interns with Senator Warner

MEC Financial Aid Specialist Interns With Senator Warner

Sadaf Masud started NOVA as a Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program student. Currently, in her senior year at George Mason University, Masud works part-time as a financial aid specialist with the College Financial Aid Office assigned to Medical Education Campus (MEC) Student Services. This summer, she was selected as a year-round intern for U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s Office in Vienna, Virginia. Her academic background, professional … Continue reading MEC Financial Aid Specialist Interns With Senator Warner

State Senator and Former Virginia Delegate Speak at Annandale

State Senator and Former Virginia Delegate Speak at Annandale

State Senator Dave Marsden and former Virginia Delegate Bob Hull visited Instructor David Miller’s Cultural Geography class at Annandale on June 10. Marsden and Hull spoke about changes in their districts over time. Hull is currently the community outreach specialist at the Annandale Campus. Both speakers discussed redistricting, which is done after every census so that voting districts are roughly equal in population, and gerrymandering, … Continue reading State Senator and Former Virginia Delegate Speak at Annandale

MEC Summer Cookout

MEC Summer Cookout

Once again, the Medical Education Campus (MEC), under the auspices of the Student Life Office, hosted their popular Summer Cookout on June 25. The primary purpose of the annual event is for students, faculty and staff to spend quality time, share experiences and mingle while lunch cooks over a backyard flame as high-caliber reggae, calypso and Latin music is performed live. This event offers an … Continue reading MEC Summer Cookout

Custodial Staff Appreciation Luncheon at Manassas

The Manassas Campus Muslim Student Association (MSA) and Student Government Association (SGA) sponsored a Custodial Staff Appreciation Lunch on June 12. Along with their advisors Marrium Saleem (MSA) and Cari Dresser (SGA), the groups wanted to take the time to let the custodial staff know that their efforts on Campus do not go unnoticed and that they are a vital part of making Manassas wonderful. … Continue reading Custodial Staff Appreciation Luncheon at Manassas

Taste of Reston a Sweet Event for NOVA Reston Center

Taste of Reston a Sweet Event for NOVA Reston Center

Faculty and staff from the Loudoun Campus and Reston Center participated in the 25th annual Taste of Reston festival sponsored by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce June 19 and 20. Taste of Reston is Northern Virginia’s largest outdoor food festival featuring delectable samplings from the region’s favorite eateries, live music, beer and wine gardens, family fun and games. More than 70,000 people attend the yearly … Continue reading Taste of Reston a Sweet Event for NOVA Reston Center

Annandale Dean Appears on "Beyond Just Talk with S. L. Young"

Annandale Dean Appears on “Beyond Just Talk With S. L. Young”

Annandale Academic Administration Dean Christine Holt was a guest on “Beyond Just Talk With S. L. Young” on June 23 to share her educational background, journey into academia, work in higher education and the reasons that she decided to accept a position at NOVA. Holt also discussed the many lessons she has learned while serving in a variety of roles throughout her career. She emphasized the importance of having cross-functional … Continue reading Annandale Dean Appears on “Beyond Just Talk With S. L. Young”

NOVA in Focus Premieres in July

NOVA in Focus Premieres in July

The NOVA-TV Center is proud to announce the airing of the new program NOVA in Focus. NOVA in Focus is a weekly program that highlights and features the programs, initiatives and activities of the College. Some of the interesting topics featured this season include the Biotechnology Program, SySTEMic Solutions Robot Camp, Open Educational Resources, Dental Assistant Program, Veterinary Technology Program, Zombie Preparedness (if you are … Continue reading NOVA in Focus Premieres in July