VCCS Launches New Online Tool to Help Service Members Earn More Credit

VCCS Launches New Online Tool to Help Service Members Earn More Credit

Veterans and military students now have an easier time earning credit for prior learning thanks to a new online tool launched by the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) the day before Veterans Day. The Credits2Careers Veterans Portal allows students to upload their joint services transcript to see instantly how many academic credits their work experience could translate into more than 1,700 community college programs. Woodbridge Provost Sam … Continue reading VCCS Launches New Online Tool to Help Service Members Earn More Credit

Alexandria Announces Winner of Inaugural Film Pitch Competition

Alexandria Announces Winner of Film Competition

After much deliberation, the committee for the Alexandria Campus’ very first Film Pitch Competition announced this year’s winner. Led by film professor Lucy Gebre-Egziabher, the committee decided to use the story idea written by NOVA student Joann Bonanno to create this year’s project for Film Without Walls. As part of the Film Without Walls film series, Film Collaborative International (FCI) at NOVA will develop and produce a short narrative … Continue reading Alexandria Announces Winner of Film Competition

NOVA Portrait Project Highlights Diversity

NOVA Portrait Project Highlights Diversity

Achieving the Dream, Student Life and the Liberal Arts Division at the Alexandria Campus helped to support the NOVA Portrait Project. The primary purpose of the NOVA Portrait Project is to showcase diversity at NOVA. The project this year focused on English as a Second Language (ESL) students at the Alexandria Campus. John Kinney, ESL professor, made 25 photographic portraits of students from countries such … Continue reading NOVA Portrait Project Highlights Diversity

Manassas and Woodridge Visit Summit Point Training Facility

Manassas and Woodridge Visit Summit Point

Dr. Victoria Hill-Megginson, Manassas Campus administration of justice faculty, orchestrated a field trip for students in the criminal justice program at NOVA. The trip was to Summit Point Training Facility on October 27. About 25 students attended from both the Manassas and Woodbridge campuses with the collaborative efforts of Woodridge Assistant Dean and Professor Lisa Baker. Four professors attended – Hill-Megginson, Baker, Professor Kim Crawford and Professor Dennis … Continue reading Manassas and Woodridge Visit Summit Point

Green Club Audits Trash and Highlights Importance of Recycling

Green Club Audit Shows Importance of Recycling

Did you know that November 15 was America Recycles Day? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “in 2013, Americans generated about 254 million tons (U.S. short tons…) of trash and recycled & composted over 87 million tons of this material, equivalent to a 34 percent recycling rate…. On average, Americans recycled and composted 1.5 pounds out of our individual waste generation rate of 4.4 … Continue reading Green Club Audit Shows Importance of Recycling

PASS Alexandria Program Presentation at VCCS Peer Conference

PASS Alexandria Program Presentation at VCCS Peer Conference

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Peer Conference for Developmental Education, Student Services, Learning Assistance Professionals and Early Childhood Development occurred November 16 and 17 at the Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center in Glen Allen, Virginia. The Alexandria Counseling Department represented by Dr. Sherri Anna Brown (Associate Dean of Students), Keith Wynn (Academic Success Counselor) and Ty Lane (Academic Success Advisor) presented on the … Continue reading PASS Alexandria Program Presentation at VCCS Peer Conference

NOVA Ceramics Students Donate to Empty Bowls Alexandria

NOVA Ceramics Students Donate to Empty Bowls Alexandria

For the third year in a row, students in the ceramics program at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus partnered with ALIVE! (ALexandrians InVolved Ecumenically) to donate handcrafted, one-of-a-kind bowls for the organization’s Empty Bowls Alexandria charity event. Empty Bowls Alexandria was on November 18 at the Durant Arts Center in Old Town Alexandria. Attendees and donors enjoyed a simple meal prepared by local restaurants and bakeries and … Continue reading NOVA Ceramics Students Donate to Empty Bowls Alexandria

NOVA Supports the Spirit of the Holidays

On November 20, NOVA faculty and staff, on behalf of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and Student Life, transported a scrumptious Thanksgiving feast for the Consumer Wellness Center which serves homeless residents including those suffering from mental disabilities. Dr. JoAnn Credle, specialized degree liaison and advisor for PTK; Information Technology Professor Nancy Severe; Administration of Justice Professor George McMillan; and Dr. Rima Gulshan, English professor, went to … Continue reading NOVA Supports the Spirit of the Holidays

DEA Special Agent Joseph Piersante Speaks at Manassas

On November 14, the Sigma Chi Nu, Manassas Chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association, had a presentation from Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Joseph Piersante. This was in conjunction with the class Administration of Justice (ADJ) 228. Piersante shared his experience as a Detroit police officer, member of the Special Response Team and graduate of the DEA Training Academy. He described his transfer … Continue reading DEA Special Agent Joseph Piersante Speaks at Manassas