Paving Our Pathway Pipelines

Part I of a six-part series outlining opportunities unique to NOVA to further our goal to help every student succeed, every program achieve and every community prosper. I am biased that community colleges are among the most important institutions in our country today. No other institution provides a pathway to the American Dream for so many as community colleges. Yet we have an Achilles heel, … Continue reading Paving Our Pathway Pipelines

NOVA Veteran Students Receive Posse Foundation Scholarship

NOVA Veteran Students Receive Posse Foundation Scholarship

On January 17, the Posse Foundation hosted a ceremony at the Ernst and Young Building in New York City to announce and celebrate veteran students who had received the foundation’s scholarship this year. Among those awarded were NOVA students Ian Reed and Jesse Winfrey. Reed and Winfrey received a full scholarship to Dartmouth and Wesleyan, respectively. Posse recipients were awarded their certificates by the leadership … Continue reading NOVA Veteran Students Receive Posse Foundation Scholarship

Manassas Achieving the Dream Committee Hosts Carnival

Manassas Achieving the Dream Committee Hosts Carnival

The Manassas Campus Achieving the Dream (ATD) Committee sponsored an Academic Success Winter Carnival on January 17. The event introduced students to campus resources as they participated in a Bingo Scavenger Hunt, visiting all of the offices across the Campus and engaging with faculty at the Faculty Networking Event held in Howsmon Hall. Prizes were offered for students who achieved BINGO, including a grand prize … Continue reading Manassas Achieving the Dream Committee Hosts Carnival

NOVA Appoints New Vice President of Institutional Advancement

NOVA Appoints New Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Elizabeth K. Weatherly is NOVA’s new vice president for institutional advancement. Weatherly comes to NOVA with more than 14 years of experience in higher education administration. Previously, she spent nearly 10 years at College of Coastal Georgia where she served most recently as vice president for advancement. There, she led the development, alumni, marketing, communications and public affairs activities of the college. She served as … Continue reading NOVA Appoints New Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Former President of Malagasy Republic Visits Alexandria

Former President of Malagasy Republic Visits Alexandria

President Marc Ravalomanana, who was twice elected president of the Malagasy Republic, visited the Alexandria Campus with three former members of his cabinet to talk to students in the political science classes of Dr. Jack Lechelt and Dr. Marius Ratolojanahary. Alexandria Liberal Arts Dean Jimmie McClellan, and his wife Catherine Lee Burwell, were also in attendance. Ravalomanana was forced into exile in 2009 by a … Continue reading Former President of Malagasy Republic Visits Alexandria

Artist Heloisa Escudero’s Exhibit at Woodbridge

Artist Heloisa Escudero’s Exhibit at Woodbridge

NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus will showcase its first art exhibit of the spring 2017 semester, “You are in Control,” with artist Heloisa Escudero. The exhibit will run through February 10 in The New Gallery for Contemporary Art at 2645 College Drive in Woodbridge, Va. Interested in conceptually-based art and human behavior, Escudero’s interactive drawings and performance installations initiate a reaction that provokes curiosity in what she describes … Continue reading Artist Heloisa Escudero’s Exhibit at Woodbridge

NOVA Hosts 5th Annual Richard J. Ernst Forensics Tournament

For the fifth year in a row, NOVA partnered with different community colleges and local universities to hold an exciting speech, debate and literature performance tournament. Over the weekend, NOVA students, NOVA faculty and competitors and faculty coaches from 11 different colleges and universities gathered in the Bisdorf Building on the Alexandria Campus for two days of exciting forensics competition. Forensics competition requires that students … Continue reading NOVA Hosts 5th Annual Richard J. Ernst Forensics Tournament

Green Talk at Manassas

Last November, the Green Club at Manassas Campus hosted its first Green Talk. This event, similar to TED Talks, featured a number of speakers from the College and the community who presented on environmental initiatives. Speakers included NOVA’s Sustainability Officer Rob Johnson, representatives from organizations like NWF and Plant NoVA Natives, NOVA professors and students. NOVA Video Services was present to record the event and … Continue reading Green Talk at Manassas

New Staff at Manassas

Whitney Hammond has served as an advocate for student success for the past six years. She discovered her passion for supporting students during her undergraduate career as a student leader. As a result of the positive experiences she had as a student, she completed a master’s degree in higher education at George Mason University. Prior to joining the Manassas Student Success team, Hammond served on … Continue reading New Staff at Manassas

First MARC Book Club at Manassas

NOVA Manassas held their first Manassas Reading Club (MARC) meeting to discuss Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s, “The Nest.” The discussion was invigorating, smart and engaging. There were eight people in attendance for the discussion. The club is open to all faculty and staff. Please contact Laura Casal at lcasal@nvcc.edu for more information. A special thanks to Enrollment Specialist Alisa Berry for generously offering a room and … Continue reading First MARC Book Club at Manassas

Leave Sharing Request

Stefanie Shipe (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 complete the form, print and fax it to Human Resources at 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 … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request

Faculty of the Year Nominations

Faculty of the Year nominations are being accepted by the NOVA Alumni Federation. Nominations are being accepted through March 17, 2017. Each year, the Alumni Federation honors Faculty at NOVA for their achievements in the classroom. Faculty are nominated by students and alumni for making a difference in the lives of students. Awards are handed out each April to each nominee and winners are selected for … Continue reading Faculty of the Year Nominations

New State Vehicles to Transport More Passengers

Are you planning a student field trip, but you don’t know how to get all of your students to the destination? Or maybe you and several colleagues need to travel to a conference? The Facilities Planning and Support Services (FPSS) Transportation Office received two new Ford Transit vans that can solve your problem. Each van has a capacity to seat 15 passengers. To reserve these … Continue reading New State Vehicles to Transport More Passengers