NOVA Continues Model Partnership with The Posse Foundation

NOVA Continues Model Partnership With the Posse Foundation

On October 25, representatives of The Posse Foundation visited the Annandale Campus for information sessions with veteran students. Along with Posse Trainer Joe Prive, Posse Associate Vice President Lamont Gordon spoke with students about the organization and opportunities. They also met and spoke with President Scott Ralls and Annandale Provost Pam Hilbert. During the brief meeting, Ralls asked Prive and Gordon if there was anything … Continue reading NOVA Continues Model Partnership With the Posse Foundation

NOVA Community College Initiative Program

NOVA Community College Initiative Program

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program provides participants from underserved areas and underrepresented groups with a one-year, non-degree academic program at a U.S. community college. The program is designed to build participants’ technical skills in applied fields, enhance their leadership capabilities and strengthen their English language proficiency. The program also provides opportunities for professional internships, service learning and … Continue reading NOVA Community College Initiative Program

Human Library Project at the Alexandria Campus

Human Library Project at the Alexandria Campus

On October 25, the Alexandria Campus hosted its inaugural Human Library Project event. The event supports Achieving the Dream’s equity and inclusiveness efforts. The Human Library is an interactive attempt to challenge prejudice by facilitating a conversation between “books” and “readers.” Books are volunteers who have either been subjected to discrimination or represent groups or individuals within society that are at risk of experiencing stereotypes, … Continue reading Human Library Project at the Alexandria Campus

NOVA Attends NIH Community College Day

NOVA Attends NIH Community College Day

NOVA faculty, staff and students recently attended the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Community College day on October 28. This annual event provided students, faculty and staff with a chance to visit the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, and to learn about careers and educational opportunities in the biological, medical and health sciences. Throughout the course of the day, students, faculty and staff interacted with … Continue reading NOVA Attends NIH Community College Day

Atabong Develops Midwife Degree Program in Africa

Atabong Develops Midwife Degree Program in Africa

After setting a personal goal to travel abroad to help the underprivileged, Dr. Fonya Atabong, a nursing assistant professor at the Medical Education Campus, championed the development of a three-year midwife degree program at the University of Buea (UB) in Cameroon, Africa – her country of origin. Atabong was selected for a Fulbright Scholar Program in Cameroon in August 2015 to teach and mentor nursing … Continue reading Atabong Develops Midwife Degree Program in Africa

Award-Winning Australian Playwright Speaks to Honors English Class

Award-Winning Australian Playwright Speaks to Honors English Class

On September 8, Donna Abela, an award-winning Australian playwright, educator and human rights activist, gave a presentation in Dr. Mike Amey’s Honors English (ENG) 111 course at the Alexandria Campus. The presentation was sponsored by the NOVA Honors Program. Abela’s prolific output has included over 30 stage plays as well as radio dramas that have been produced by Eastside Radio and Australian Broadcasting Corporation. These … Continue reading Award-Winning Australian Playwright Speaks to Honors English Class

Manassas Park Middle School Visit

The Manassas Campus hosted students from Manassas Park Middle School for their Road to College tour on October 21. A fun-filled tour started with the students receiving play money from Lisa Branson (Financial Aid) during an interactive talk about ways to fund their college career. Cari Dresser (Student Life) shared with them the interesting campus activities they can participate in. There were a few student ambassadors … Continue reading Manassas Park Middle School Visit

NOVA SySTEMic Presents STEMZone

NOVA SySTEMic Presents STEMZone

On October 1, NOVA SySTEMic Solutions held the Youth for Tomorrow Country Fair (STEMZone). It was designed to get kids and their parents involved in hands-on STEM activities and introduce them to programs that can ignite a lasting interest in science, technology, engineering and math. Every student coming to the STEMZone received a STEM passport. Once they completed designated hands-on activities they received a sticker. … Continue reading NOVA SySTEMic Presents STEMZone

STEM Day at the Loudoun Campus

STEM Day at the Loudoun Campus

At NOVA’s second annual STEM Day on October 1, NOVA faculty and staff, Liberty Elementary (LCPS) faculty, NOVA student volunteers, and over 20 exhibitors from STEM-related businesses, nonprofits and LCPS student clubs were on hand to provide an exciting and informative experience for students and parents alike. Platinum sponsor AOL demonstrated virtual reality technologies and had a never-ending line of attendees wanting to try it … Continue reading STEM Day at the Loudoun Campus

CommonHealth Celebrates 30th Anniversary

CommonHealth Celebrates 30th Anniversary

On October 29, Deidre Howard (Campus and Community Relations) was invited to represent the Manassas Campus at CommonHealth’s 30th Anniversary Agency Coordinator Meeting at Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia. Amy Moore, Common Health regional coordinator for Northern Virginia, spoke about current and future health campaigns to the agency coordinators at the meeting. The current “Get a Grip” Campaign talks about bone and … Continue reading CommonHealth Celebrates 30th Anniversary

6th Annual NOVA Jazz Night

Faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to attend the sixth Annual NOVA Jazz Night. The event will take place on Monday, November 7 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Carlyle Club located at 2050 Ballenger Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. There is no cover charge; reservations are suggested but not required. It will be a wonderful evening with big band and jazz combos performing. … Continue reading 6th Annual NOVA Jazz Night

3 Reminders for 12th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy

3 Reminders for 12th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy

The 12th annual Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP)’s Conference is a conference presented by your colleagues. PUP is free to NOVA faculty and staff. PUP is an exciting, award-winning, professional development conference. This year’s theme is “Reflect, Renew and Recharge: Creating a Lasting Impact for our Students.” PUP 2017 will be held at the Annandale Campus on January 3, 2017. There are three important reminders: … Continue reading 3 Reminders for 12th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy

Second Annual NOVA Business Conference at Annandale

Second Annual NOVA Business Conference at Annandale

Accounting Associate Professor Phillip Imel will convene the second annual NOVA Business Conference at the Annandale Campus in the room 302 lecture hall of the Mark R. Warner Student Services Building (CA Building) on Friday, November 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. “It is my hope to stimulate shared research and ideas among the NOVA business family,” Imel said. “The conference is a wonderful … Continue reading Second Annual NOVA Business Conference at Annandale

Friday Conversation Series: Inform, Initiate, Inspire

Friday Conversation Series: Inform, Initiate, Inspire

In partnership with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and NOVA’s Achieving the Dream (ATD) campus teams, the Friday Conversations Series provides a space for faculty and staff to have open, productive dialogue about timely and complex issues facing NOVA. These three-hour series are designed to inform the NOVA community, initiate a dialogue and inspire action. Date: November 18 Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (sign in at 9:30 a.m.) Location: LO Campus, … Continue reading Friday Conversation Series: Inform, Initiate, Inspire

President’s Sabbatical Award

Have you been at NOVA for five years or more? Do you have an idea that you want to work on without any other distraction? Would you enjoy a semester with full pay and benefits, no classes and an opportunity to develop that idea? If so, apply for the President’s Sabbatical Award. The December 1 deadline for applications is fast approaching. Applicants need to complete … Continue reading President’s Sabbatical Award

VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan Auto-Escalation

The Hybrid Retirement Plan includes an auto-escalation feature that will automatically increase Hybrid members’ voluntary contributions by 0.5 percent every three years, beginning January 2017, and continuing until members reach the maximum 4 percent in voluntary contributions. Benefits of Voluntary Contributions Voluntary contributions allow members to accumulate savings on a pretax basis, increase savings through the employer match and work toward income replacement during retirement. … Continue reading VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan Auto-Escalation

NOVA Students Can Win for Learning about Financial Aid

NOVA Students Can Win for Learning About Financial Aid

The second round of NOVA’s CashContest is currently underway. During the first round, 115 students successfully completed Inceptia’s “Foundations of Money” course and eight of those students were randomly selected to receive $100 grants or bookstore gift cards. To participate in the second round of the CashContest, students may sign up for Financial Avenue at https://fa.financialavenue.org/sign-up/, enter NOVA’s access code (FinLit) and complete the “FAFSA” … Continue reading NOVA Students Can Win for Learning About Financial Aid

Leave Sharing Request

Patricia Rucker (AN) 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 the form and fax it to Human Resources at 703.323.3155 or email it to saboulhosn@nvcc.edu. Leave must be donated in eight-hour increments and only annual leave may be donated. If you need other assistance … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request