NOVA Hosts Successful 50th Anniversary Gala

NOVA Hosts Successful 50th Anniversary Gala

NOVA and Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation (NVCCEF) welcomed 425 people to the 50th Anniversary Gala held at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner on September 9. The event included faculty, staff, President Scott Ralls, the College’s former presidents and public officials. The annual gala helps raise funds for scholarships and programs for the College. This year’s event raised nearly $50,000. The keynote was delivered by … Continue reading NOVA Hosts Successful 50th Anniversary Gala

NOVA Receives 2015 INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED Award

NOVA Receives 2015 INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED Award

NOVA received the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine September 15. The magazine selected NOVA for its outstanding efforts and accomplishments in recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff and for providing exceptional educational opportunities and nationally recognized academic programs for its student body. The HEED Award is a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment … Continue reading NOVA Receives 2015 INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED Award

NOVA Welcomes the World

NOVA Welcomes the World

On August 21, NOVA’s Office of International Students and Workforce Development’s American Culture and Language Institute hosted the first-ever college-wide international student orientation for all incoming students attending NOVA on F1 and J1 student visas. The day-long event took place on the Annandale Campus and provided a welcoming experience that was packed with information sessions and opportunities for the students to make new friends. In … Continue reading NOVA Welcomes the World

Alexandria Dedicates Language Lab to Dr. Margarita Hodge

Alexandria Dedicates Language Lab to Dr. Margarita Hodge

On September 1, Alexandria Liberal Arts Dean Jimmie McClellan dedicated the Language Lab in the Bisdorf Building in honor of Dr. Margarita Hodge. Hodge was a longtime Spanish professor in the Liberal Arts Division at Alexandria. In attendance for the dedication were Hodges’ son Rich, niece Laura Esparza and grandsons Iain and Shane. Many Alexandria faculty, administrators and students were in attendance to celebrate the … Continue reading Alexandria Dedicates Language Lab to Dr. Margarita Hodge

NOVA Staff Appointed to NACADA Leadership Committee

NOVA Staff Appointed to NACADA Leadership Committee

Cynthia Pascal, retention strategies coordinator with NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute, has been elected as chair of the National Academic Advising Association’s (NACADA) Awards Committee. NACADA promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students. Pascal’s position on the committee will bring national attention to NOVA’s best practices in academic and faculty advising. She will assume this … Continue reading NOVA Staff Appointed to NACADA Leadership Committee

From Camps to Courses to Credit at NOVA

Manassas Innovation Park came alive on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons during July and August. The Workforce Development computer lab was packed with more than 35 students interested in learning 3-D printing and engineering design skills as well as programming skills. To engage these students along the STEM pipeline more effectively, SySTEMic Solutions, NOVA’s STEM outreach program, wanted a way to focus efforts on student transition … Continue reading From Camps to Courses to Credit at NOVA

Alexandria Patriot Day: A Day of Service and Remembrance

Alexandria Patriot Day: A Day of Service and Remembrance

The Alexandria Campus held several programs in recognition of “Patriot Day: A Day of Service and Remembrance.” The week started with a kickoff of the #NOVAOneGoodDeed campaign, held in memory of the many who died on 9/11. The Kickoff Tent, staffed by various staff from Learning Technologies Resources and special student programs, offered information about community service opportunities, as well as provided members of the … Continue reading Alexandria Patriot Day: A Day of Service and Remembrance

Chef Nate Morgan of Joyce Farms visits NOVA

Chef Nate Morgan of Joyce Farms Visits NOVA

On September 9, Corporate Chef Nate Morgan, from Joyce Farms in Winston Salem, North Carolina, visited the Annandale Campus to educate the culinary students about poultry. His talk included how commercial poultry breeders breed, raise, slaughter, process and package commercial broilers, and how it is fully mechanized and automated. He then informed the students about how confusing some of the marketing claims can be, such … Continue reading Chef Nate Morgan of Joyce Farms Visits NOVA

Healthy Police-Community Relations Panel at Woodbridge

A panel discussion will be held in the Lakeside Theatre of NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus to examine how local law enforcement can engage citizens in positive approaches to community problem-solving. The event will be held on Tuesday, September 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The topic, “Healthy Police-Community Relations within a Human Rights Framework,” will focus on the five best practices that foster community and promote … Continue reading Healthy Police-Community Relations Panel at Woodbridge

NOVA Welcomes Fall for the Book Festival Authors

NOVA Welcomes Fall for the Book Festival Authors

The Annandale and Woodbridge campuses invite book lovers and readers to meet poet Chiwan Choi and playwright Sam Chanse, as part of Virginia’s anticipated book festival, Fall for the Book. Annandale will welcome Choi and Chanse on Monday, September 28 at 12:30 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room (CE Building). Both authors will be available to interact with readers and read excerpts from their works at the Annandale Campus. Woodbridge will … Continue reading NOVA Welcomes Fall for the Book Festival Authors

Manassas to Host Board of County Supervisors Chairman Debate

Republican incumbent Corey A. Stewart and Democrat Richard H. “Rick” Smith III will debate October 1 in the Howsmon Lecture Hall on the Manassas Campus. The debate is being hosted by the Prince William Chamber of Commerce in partnership with NOVA. “As one of the fastest growing localities in the Commonwealth it is important for the local business community to remain engaged in the political … Continue reading Manassas to Host Board of County Supervisors Chairman Debate

Two-Person Exhibit “Artifact” at the Fisher Art Gallery

Two-Person Exhibit “Artifact” at the Fisher Art Gallery

The Schlesinger Center Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Gallery is featuring “Artifact,” selected works by J.T. Kirkland and John James Anderson. This two-person exhibit is available for viewing through Sunday, October 25. Kirkland has had solo exhibitions in New York City, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis, and Richmond, Virginia, in addition to many curated group exhibitions across the country. In his work in “Artifact,” Kirkland integrates the painted gesture with the … Continue reading Two-Person Exhibit “Artifact” at the Fisher Art Gallery

Flu Shots Clinics Scheduled

As flu season quickly approaches, NOVA’s Human Resources has coordinated flu shot clinics for NOVA employees. Clinics will be hosted by Walgreens Pharmacy. Onsite clinics have been scheduled at the following locations this year: Alexandria Campus Room 158 Monday, September 21 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Annandale Campus CG Building in the Small Provost Conference Room Thursday, September 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Medical … Continue reading Flu Shots Clinics Scheduled

VRS Online Member Benefit Profiles Available

The 2015 Member Benefit Profiles (MBPs) for employees in VRS Plan 1 and VRS Plan 2 are now available through myVRS. VRS employees not yet registered in myVRS must first go to www.varetire.org and click on the myVRS link to complete the registration process for account access. The MBP is your annual VRS benefit statement based on information reported to VRS as of June 30. It provides account … Continue reading VRS Online Member Benefit Profiles Available

Leave Sharing Request

Shahin Mafaher (CS) has requested to participate in the leave-sharing program. If you would like to donate leave hours, please access a Leave Sharing Program Donor Form online. Please print, complete and submit the form to Human Resources by fax to 703.323.3155. Leave must be donated in eight-hour increments and only annual leave may be donated. If you need other assistance or have questions about NOVA’s Leave … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request