NOVA Welcomes Faculty at 2017 Fall Convocation

NOVA Welcomes Faculty at 2017 Fall Convocation

NOVA is now in full swing. The first day of fall classes was August 21. However, just before classes, NOVA hosted its annual Fall Convocation on August 16 at the Annandale Campus. The event began with a welcome from College Senate Chair Maggie Emblom-Callahan and a safety briefing from NOVA’s Office of Public Safety. A trio of NOVA history professors – Charlie Errico (WO), Ray … Continue reading NOVA Welcomes Faculty at 2017 Fall Convocation

NOVA and Radford Sign Guaranteed Transfer Partnership Agreement

NOVA and Radford Sign Guaranteed Transfer Partnership Agreement

In an effort to strengthen its existing collaborative relationship, NOVA President Scott Ralls and Radford University President Brian O. Hemphill signed a guaranteed transfer partnership agreement during a ceremony at NOVA’s Annandale Campus on August 28. The agreement outlines the foundation of the partnership designed to facilitate the seamless transfer of NOVA graduates to Radford University. “This is a historic, monumental day for NOVA,” Ralls … Continue reading NOVA and Radford Sign Guaranteed Transfer Partnership Agreement

Alexandria Partners With Community For Skilled Immigrant Resource Fair

Alexandria Partners With Community for Skilled Immigrant Resource Fair

NOVA’s Alexandria Campus partnered with the City of Alexandria, Fairfax County and Arlington County to host a resource fair for skilled immigrants called “Rebuild Your Professional Career in the U.S.” on August 11 at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center. The purpose of the event was to provide a forum for conversation and the opportunity for community members and professionals to share … Continue reading Alexandria Partners With Community for Skilled Immigrant Resource Fair

MEC Helps Students Learn Anatomy With Life-like Synthetic Cadaver

MEC Helps Students Learn Anatomy With Life-Like Synthetic Cadaver

To kick off the fall semester, the anatomy lab at the Medical Education Campus (MEC) welcomed a new addition to assist students interested in health-related programs – a synthetic human cadaver, also referred to as a SynDaver, named after the company that produces the most realistic synthetic representation of human anatomy. Since its start in 2003, the MEC’s anatomy lab has used a fully-preserved human … Continue reading MEC Helps Students Learn Anatomy With Life-Like Synthetic Cadaver

Annandale Opens Digital Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory

Annandale Opens Digital Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory

The Annandale Campus hosted a ribbon cutting and celebration ceremony for the official opening of Digital Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory in the CS Building. Anatomy and Physiology Assistant Dean Cindy Miller explained that the Math, Science and Engineering (MSE) Division – under the leadership of Dr. Abe Eftekhari (formerly the MSE dean, who is currently on sabbatical) and with the constant support of MSE Acting … Continue reading Annandale Opens Digital Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory

Dr. Marsha Atkins Appointed MEC Dean of Nursing

Dr. Marsha Atkins Appointed MEC Dean of Nursing

Dr. Marsha Atkins was appointed as dean of nursing for NOVA’s Medical Education Campus (MEC) effective July 25. Atkins was chosen for her leadership abilities and vast teaching experience in the medical and academic fields. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Atkins has 46 years of clinical practice, education and administrative experience in both the military and public sector. As a former certified nurse midwife for 35 … Continue reading Dr. Marsha Atkins Appointed MEC Dean of Nursing

Robert Wade Appointed MEC Dean of Allied Health

Robert Wade Appointed MEC Dean of Allied Health

Dr. Robert (Bob) Wade has been appointed as the interim dean of Allied Health for the Medical Education Campus (MEC). Wade served as interim dean of nursing for a one-year term and was chosen based on his leadership abilities and vast teaching experience in the medical profession. He has over 20 years of administrative and nursing experience in both the public and private sector. As … Continue reading Robert Wade Appointed MEC Dean of Allied Health

Dr. Tyson Beale Joins Alexandria as Dean of Students

Dr. Tyson Beale Joins Alexandria as Dean of Students

NOVA’s Alexandria Campus recently welcomed Dr. Tyson Beale as the new dean of students. Beale joined the NOVA family in his new role on August 10. He will oversee Student Life, Student Conduct, First Year Advising, Enrollment Services and Counseling. Most recently, Beale served as assistant vice chancellor for student affairs at Fayetteville State University (FSU) in North Carolina. He previously served as associate dean … Continue reading Dr. Tyson Beale Joins Alexandria as Dean of Students

Alexandria Convocation Kicks Off 2017-2018 Academic Year

Alexandria Convocation Kicks Off 2017-2018 Academic Year

On August 17, the Alexandria Campus kicked off the fall 2017 semester and welcomed faculty and staff during its campus convocation at the Bisdorf Building. The morning started with a light breakfast before faculty and staff convened with their divisions in different classes in the Bisdorf Building and the New Center for Design, Media and the Arts. In her convocation address, Provost Annette Haggray acknowledged … Continue reading Alexandria Convocation Kicks Off 2017-2018 Academic Year

Ace Is Immortalized in Wood at Manassas Campus

Chainsaw artist Andrew Mallon of AM Sculptures recently carved a realistic likeness of Ace, the NOVA Nighthawk, at the Manassas Campus as part of the back to school events sponsored by Student Life. Wielding a large chainsaw and other power tools, Mallon started by creating an outline of NOVA’s mascot in a block of poplar. Over the course of an hour Mallon carved details of … Continue reading Ace Is Immortalized in Wood at Manassas Campus

“Engineered Abstraction” on Display at Manassas

“Engineered Abstraction” on Display at Manassas

Art Professor Rosemary Gallick (Manassas) recently helped David Levy hang several of his geometric paintings in the Colgan Hall Art Gallery at the Manassas Campus. The show called “Engineered Abstraction” will be on display until September 25, and the NOVA community is invited to meet Levy during a closing reception and discussion September 25 at 12:15 p.m. in Colgan Gallery. Levy began painting more than … Continue reading “Engineered Abstraction” on Display at Manassas

Baby Items Drive for NOVA Parenting-Students in Need

Pathway to the Baccalaureate launched a Baby Supplies Drive in July to provide extra support for NOVA parenting-students in need. Research shows community college students specifically are often forced to dropout due to non-academic issues, and low-income student-parents face a variety of barriers to college success. Pathway to the Baccalaureate is collecting new or unused diapers, pull-ups, wipes, diaper cream, baby food, toddler snacks, juice … Continue reading Baby Items Drive for NOVA Parenting-Students in Need

A Call to NOVA Retirees

This past fall, a few retirees gathered together to discuss the idea of forming a group of retired NOVA faculty and staff to keep in touch, foster social interaction and provide presumed accumulated wisdom in support of the College and the students. The result of this meeting was the formation of A.F.T.E.R., Association of Former Teachers and Employees in Retirement. A.F.T.E.R had its first meeting … Continue reading A Call to NOVA Retirees

Parchment E-Transcripts Beginning at NOVA

Electronic transcripts are now replacing the old online form for students requesting their official NOVA transcripts. Through a nationwide company called Parchment, which is used by over 8,000 colleges, e-transcripts are sent out in a process that is fast, secure, accurate and fully trackable from beginning to end. E-Transcripts also can be uploaded to the Common Application, which more and more universities are requesting, or … Continue reading Parchment E-Transcripts Beginning at NOVA