NVCC Educational Foundation Hosts 21st Annual Dinner

NVCC Educational Foundation Hosts 21st Annual Dinner

The NVCC Educational Foundation hosted its 21st Annual Recognition Dinner on September 13 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. Proceeds from the fundraising event support student scholarships, faculty and staff development and college programs. Retired Army General Barry R. McCaffrey, former drug czar under President Bill Clinton and current NBC News consultant, delivered the keynote address. The Foundation hosts this annual event to thank those … Continue reading NVCC Educational Foundation Hosts 21st Annual Dinner

Annandale to Host Heritage Celebration to Recognize Campus’ 50th

Annandale to Host Heritage Celebration to Recognize Campus’ 50th

NOVA’s Annandale Campus will host a Heritage Celebration at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 22 to celebrate 50 years of the Campus. NOVA President Scott Ralls will dedicate a sign at the historic site on campus where the original farmhouse once stood. The property was sold to the Commonwealth of Virginia for the Annandale Campus by the Pruitt family. The original 76.88-acre parcel was purchased for … Continue reading Annandale to Host Heritage Celebration to Recognize Campus’ 50th

IMLS Awards Annandale $449K to Improve Library Services for Students

IMLS Awards Annandale $449K to Improve Library Services for Students

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recently announced 49 grants to institutions totaling $10,216,923. The awards are made through the FY 2017 second cycle of the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. NOVA’s Annandale Campus, six partner community colleges and the not-for-profit research service Ithaka S+R were awarded one of those grants totaling $449,388 to … Continue reading IMLS Awards Annandale $449K to Improve Library Services for Students

NOVA and Prince William Police Discuss Positive Community Interactions

NOVA and Prince William Police Discuss Positive Community Interactions

In an effort to further develop positive relationships among citizens and local law enforcement, NOVA Police and the Prince William County Police Department partnered to host a free community-relations training session, “Safe Passage Home: Simulations and Discussion of Citizen-Police Interactions.” The event was held on September 9 at the Woodbridge Campus’ Lakeside Theatre.  Members of the community, along with NOVA students, faculty and staff attended … Continue reading NOVA and Prince William Police Discuss Positive Community Interactions

O’Donoghue and Zuparkhodjaeva Paintings Address Transitional Spaces

O’Donoghue and Zuparkhodjaeva Paintings Address Transitional Spaces

The Passage Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is excited to present the work of 2017 American University graduates Sarah O’Donoghue and Zarina Zuparkhodjaeva. The show “Change, Witnessed” will be on display September 22 to November 5 with an artists’ reception scheduled on Saturday, September 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The two artists explained … Continue reading O’Donoghue and Zuparkhodjaeva Paintings Address Transitional Spaces

“Holy Smoker” Visits Annandale’s Culinary Program

On September 6, Father Chris Pollard, aka the Holy Smoker, visited NOVA’s Culinary Program at the Annandale Campus to enlighten students about smoking meats. At the request of Chef Mike Herbert, he presented to both the afternoon and evening classes. Pollard began smoking meats over eight years ago and has mastered the art of infusing this delectable flavor into a variety of foods. He often … Continue reading “Holy Smoker” Visits Annandale’s Culinary Program

Green NOVA Bag Program Changes Lives

The Green NOVA Bag program is a bimonthly food collection initiative that retrieves donated nonperishable food items from participating neighbors to keep NOVA Food Pantries stocked. How it works: Sign up online. They will bring a Green NOVA Bag to your house or office (depending on preference, if you are a NOVA employee) Each week when you go shopping, buy one or two extra non-perishable … Continue reading Green NOVA Bag Program Changes Lives

“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

2017 VRS Member Benefit Profiles Ready for Review

Be the MVP in your retirement. Review your 2017 MBP. The MBP is your online benefits statement providing important information about your retirement and other benefits as of June 30. You will find it by logging into your myVRS account. Plan your retirement strategy today! Retirement income on target? One of the most important features of your MBP is a retirement income analysis. This feature … Continue reading 2017 VRS Member Benefit Profiles Ready for Review

Leave Sharing Request

Murad Karimi (WO) 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 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 Leave … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request

7th Annual Teacher2Teacher Kickoff at Manassas

7th Annual Teacher2Teacher Kickoff at Manassas

On August 26, the Manassas Campus held the seventh annual kickoff event for the Mentorship Program Teacher2Teacher/New Faculty Orientation. New faculty networked and participated in activities with Manassas colleagues throughout the day. New faculty members met mentors and key campus representatives. They were also offered various perspectives and insights into teaching/learning and received additional resources. The event was well attended and, according to several faculty … Continue reading 7th Annual Teacher2Teacher Kickoff at Manassas

NOVA Offers Free Financial Literacy Resources for Students

NOVA Offers Free Financial Literacy Resources for Students

When it comes to financial literacy, students at NOVA are at a distinct advantage. NOVA’s Financial Literacy Program provides a plethora of educational resources for students to increase their awareness of personal financial management. With affordable tuition goals for students beginning a postsecondary education or returning to college mid-career, NOVA offers innovative methods to assist students in achieving financial freedom. Through the College’s Financial Aid … Continue reading NOVA Offers Free Financial Literacy Resources for Students

Annandale Campus Holds Successful Accounting Symposium

Annandale Campus Holds Successful Accounting Symposium

Before the end of spring semester, the first 2017 NOVA Accounting Symposium was held on the Annandale Campus on April 28. Led by Thomas Marsh, assistant dean of the business and public services division and associate professor of accounting, and sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the mid-day event was held in the Mark R. Warner Student Services Building. “It was … Continue reading Annandale Campus Holds Successful Accounting Symposium

Gary Phares Continues Legacy and Wins Sumerduck Dragway Race

Gary Phares Continues Legacy and Wins Sumerduck Dragway Race

Manassas Automotive Instructor Gary Phares began his drag-racing obsession in 1982 when he took a street legal 1970 Chevy Camaro to Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, Virginia. There was an issue with the shift linkage and he had to borrow a floor jack and tools from another racer so the car could be driven back home. In 1983, someone gave him a 1968 Pontiac Firebird … Continue reading Gary Phares Continues Legacy and Wins Sumerduck Dragway Race

“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

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