NOVA’s Loudoun Campus has been given the Make A Difference Award from the Loudoun School-Business Partnership (LSBP). The award was presented to Loudoun Provost Julie Leidig on March 10 at a gathering of approximately 800 Loudoun County business people and educators at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia.
The Make A Difference Award recognizes Loudoun School-Business Partners and individuals who make a significant and lasting positive difference in the lives of children, the community and the future through innovative programs, leadership and partnerships benefitting Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) on a comprehensive basis. NOVA was recognized for its dedication and significant contribution to LCPS.
In a note to her campus, Leidig said, “Please take a bow, because you all contribute to making the College a positive force in Loudoun County and in the lives of students and their families.”
NOVA has a robust and long-standing partnership with Loudoun County Public Schools as the largest dual enrollment program with NOVA, offering a wide array of courses ranging from CTE to transferrable courses in English, math, U.S. history, political science and other subjects. In addition, NOVA offers free professional development workshops for LCPS dual enrollment teachers.
NOVA’s SySTEMic Solutions program offers robotics summer camps and year-round robotics clubs and NOVA’s Pathway to the Baccalaureate program provides enhanced advising and support in every Loudoun County high school, with more than 650 new Pathway students entering NOVA each year, and more than 1,100 LCPS graduates beginning their college careers at NOVA each year.
In addition to the campus Make A Difference Award, Loudoun Campus student Aaron Burke was recognized for his logo design for the LSBP Job for a Day Program, a program that the Loudoun Campus participates in each year.