NOVA Celebrates Posse Foundation Student Recipients

NOVA Celebrates Posse Foundation Student Recipients

The Posse Foundation awarded scholarships to five NOVA veterans and celebrated their achievements during a reception on March 17 at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus. Veterans Nataly DeFreitas, Brian Lepak, Taylor Mauney, Mitchell Motlagh and Karla Rosas competed with hundreds of other veterans across the country in a three-step interview process, securing five of 30 available spots. “This is … Continue reading NOVA Celebrates Posse Foundation Student Recipients

6th Annual Women Helping Women Event

6th Annual Women Helping Women Event

The sixth annual Women Helping Women event hosted by the Alexandria Campus’ Women’s Retention Program and the Women’s Center was held March 20. This year’s focus was “Embracing Your Power.” More than 50 participants attended the event. The event was co-chaired by Linda Campos and Emily Chiles. The mentoring program is in its seventh year of existence. With the support of Vice President George Gabriel in … Continue reading 6th Annual Women Helping Women Event

Mission of Mercy Provides Free Dental Services to 885 at the MEC

Mission of Mercy Provides Free Dental Services to 885 at the MEC

A total of 885 underserved members of the local community began arriving at the Medical Education Campus (MEC) to receive free dental care at Mission of Mercy (MOM). Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Dental Society (NVDS), the widely anticipated two-day event was hosted by the MEC on March 11 and 12. In its 13th year, Mission of Mercy provided free dental care services valued at … Continue reading Mission of Mercy Provides Free Dental Services to 885 at the MEC

NOVA Solidifies Partnership with College in Scotland

NOVA Solidifies Partnership With College in Scotland

Alexandria Liberal Arts Dean Jimmie McClellan and Communications and Theatre Instructor Araceli “Shelly” Bachner recently traveled to Dundee, Scotland. During their week-long stay, McClellan signed a memorandum of understanding, solidifying an ongoing partnership between NOVA, Dundee and Angus College. McClellan explained that the City of Alexandria and Dundee, Scotland are sister cities, linked culturally and economically, and this connection gives them the opportunity to build a … Continue reading NOVA Solidifies Partnership With College in Scotland

State Board Tours Regional Center at Woodbridge

State Board Tours Regional Center at Woodbridge

On March 16 and 17, the State Board for Community Colleges met on the Woodbridge Campus and toured the new Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training. At an evening reception and dinner, they heard the compelling stories of three students who received motivation and encouragement from NOVA programs. The students were Joshua O’Neal from Man Up, Lorena Garcia from Year Up and Mariam Myelle … Continue reading State Board Tours Regional Center at Woodbridge

Thornett Publishes Article in the Solutions Journal

Thornett Publishes Article in the Solutions Journal

Geography Professor Robert C. Thornett published an article in the March issue of the Solutions Journal focusing on an innovative new Traditional and Natural Medicine Program designed to improve public health in Rosario, Argentina. The program sources medicinal plants from Rosario’s globally-recognized Urban Agriculture Program. In addition, the article discusses how Rosario has drawn on the agricultural know-how of thousands of rural migrants, including many of indigenous Guaraní heritage, to make urban farming … Continue reading Thornett Publishes Article in the Solutions Journal

Senator Marsden Comes to NOVA

Senator Marsden Comes to NOVA

Virginia State Senator Dave Marsden visited David Miller’s Geography 210 (Cultural Geography) class on March 16 at the Annandale Campus. Marsden talked about the life of a state senator and the importance of legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2016. He also mentioned that members of the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates would return to Richmond to deal with any bills that Governor … Continue reading Senator Marsden Comes to NOVA

Languages Week Celebrated at Alexandria

Languages Week Celebrated at Alexandria

The World Languages Department at the Alexandria Campus hosted Celebrate Languages Week, March 14 to 17. The week kicked off with the screening of two films, “The Postman,” in Italian and “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” in Spanish, which were followed by discussions moderated by professors Nadya Malagò and Eddy Arana. On March 16, Professor Lama Hamdan showed the Arabic language film “Amreeka” and led … Continue reading Languages Week Celebrated at Alexandria

Manassas Campus Hosts Ben Jealous

Manassas Campus Hosts Ben Jealous

In celebration of Black History Month, the Manassas Campus invited Ben Jealous, author, venture capitalist and former president of the NAACP to speak about his experiences while serving as president of the NAACP and his life as an activist for human and civil rights. The audience of students, faculty, staff and community members listened intently as he recounted his journey of fighting for justice and … Continue reading Manassas Campus Hosts Ben Jealous

Two Loudoun Faculty Start Monthly Readings in Reston

Loudoun English faculty Nathan Leslie and Meredith Reynolds are off to something great with their monthly event, Reston Readings, at Reston’s Used Book Shop. The event, which happens the last Sunday of each month at 5:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted), has its own Facebook page and has welcomed nearly 100 people in its first couple of months. The most recent event occurred on March 20, … Continue reading Two Loudoun Faculty Start Monthly Readings in Reston

Majewski’s Students Present at Largest Physics Conference

Majewski’s Students Present at Largest Physics Conference

March 14 is called the Pi Day because when the date is written as 3/14/16, it gives an approximate value of the most famous number of mathematics, π, in 2016 not to be repeated in a hundred years. On Pi Day, three of NOVA Honors students from Dr. Walerian Majewski’s PHY 298 course, Vincent Cordrey, Angel Gutarra-Leon and Nathan Gaul, presented a research talk at the … Continue reading Majewski’s Students Present at Largest Physics Conference

College-wide Career and Technical Showcase

On March 4, the Annandale Campus hosted a college-wide Career and Technical Education Showcase at the Ernst Forum. NOVA’s 2015-2016 Perkins Advisory Board funded the event. The active advisory board meets monthly and has industry representatives from the community and also representatives from each NOVA campus. Board member Cindy Klink, from the Manassas Enrollment and Administration Office, put a proposal together for the NOVA campuses … Continue reading College-wide Career and Technical Showcase

USMC Leadership Leads All-Day Leadership Workshop at Loudoun

USMC Leadership Leads All-Day Leadership Workshop at Loudoun

On February 12, 60 NOVA students, 15 Orange County (VA) High School students, key leaders from the United States Marine Corps (USMC), a retired colonel, four instructors from Quantico and Dam Neck, as well as guest speaker Colonel Mark R. Hollahan, branch head of USMC headquarters, came together to share and learn key attributes and processes of the USMC and its leadership training. The leadership … Continue reading USMC Leadership Leads All-Day Leadership Workshop at Loudoun

Annandale Food Pantry Collection on Day of Learning

Annandale Food Pantry Collection on Day of Learning

The Day of Learning for all Student Services staff was held on March 18. The day was comprised of great speakers including Annandale’s own Suzanne Neff and Dr. Hemchand Gossai. Topics discussed included effective communication, cultural awareness, and departmental and personal goals. The staff also collected food for the Annandale Food Pantry, which is housed in the Student Life Office. Over 112 pound of food … Continue reading Annandale Food Pantry Collection on Day of Learning

Woodbridge Campus to Debut Action-Thriller “The 39 Steps”

The NOVA Players of the Woodbridge Campus will present their spring production, “The 39 Steps,” on March 31, April 1 to 2 and April 7 to 9 at 7 p.m. and April 10 at 3 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, Woodbridge Arts and Sciences Building (WAS). Written by Samuel French, “The 39 Steps” was inspired by novelist John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. David … Continue reading Woodbridge Campus to Debut Action-Thriller “The 39 Steps”

Fourth Annual NOVA Math Competition

The Fourth Annual NOVA Math Competition is approaching. Students from all NOVA campuses are invited to showcase their skills and abilities. All STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) faculty are asked to spread the information about the competition to students. The Fourth Annual NOVA Math Competition will be at the Annandale Campus on Friday, April 8 at 1:00 p.m. in Room CA 302. The registration … Continue reading Fourth Annual NOVA Math Competition

Leave Sharing Request

Kenneth McGhee (AL) 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