Looking Forward: A Familiar Face in a New Role

Looking Forward: A Familiar Face in a New Role

She may not be a new face, but Esther Abisogun has taken on a new role at NOVA’s Medical Education Campus (MEC) where she recently accepted a position as a full-time teaching faculty in the Nursing Division. This new appointment is the latest chapter in Abisogun’s approximately four-decade story related to nursing, her passion in life. She started at the MEC as an adjunct faculty … Continue reading Looking Forward: A Familiar Face in a New Role

NOVA Students and Faculty Ignite at George Mason

NOVA Students and Faculty Ignite at George Mason

If you had only five minutes to inspire someone about your passion, what would you say? Inspire them about achieving their educational goals. That is what three students and two faculty members did at the Pathway to the Baccalaureate Kickoff event held at George Mason University on March 11. Over 500 high school seniors and parents were in attendance geared to help them prepare for … Continue reading NOVA Students and Faculty Ignite at George Mason

Manassas Welcomes Dr. Tanneh Kamara

Manassas Welcomes Dr. Tanneh Kamara

Dr. Tanneh Kamara has served as a student affairs professional for over 15 years in higher education and for the past 12 years at George Mason University in various roles in undergraduate and graduate admissions and academic affairs. Kamara’s passion for education extends to the classroom setting where she teaches introductory business and management courses at NOVA as an adjunct faculty at the Woodbridge Campus. … Continue reading Manassas Welcomes Dr. Tanneh Kamara

“Zungenbrecher!!” Exhibit at Manassas

“Zungenbrecher!!” Exhibit at Manassas

For the month of December, the NOVA Manassas Art Gallery is exhibiting the work of seven regional artists who work in painting, printmaking and photography. This diverse group of artists use various styles to investigate their own particular methodologies of image making. Fred Markham, Jay Hendrick and Mike Dowley are NOVA professors, who specialize in painting. David Barr makes paintings out of the experimental gallery, … Continue reading “Zungenbrecher!!” Exhibit at Manassas

President Ralls Visits the Alexandria Campus

President Ralls Visits the Alexandria Campus

During his visit to the Alexandria Campus on November 16, President Scott Ralls held an open discussion with the faculty and staff about his vision and past experiences. He spoke of the college budget, his admiration of retired President Robert Templin, Jr., the importance of the College’s relationship with George Mason University, the importance of student success and the history of community colleges. “Our role … Continue reading President Ralls Visits the Alexandria Campus

Faculty and Students Represent NOVA at GSA Meeting

Faculty and Students Represent NOVA at GSA Meeting

The annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) took place in Baltimore, Maryland November 1 to 4. It is the premier meeting of geologists in the world, attended by thousands of professionals and students. NOVA was amply represented at the meeting. Annandale Geology Professor Ken Rasmussen led a field trip for the meeting along with Victoria Martin, a NOVA student who recently transferred … Continue reading Faculty and Students Represent NOVA at GSA Meeting

Manassas and George Mason Provide Research Opportunities

Manassas and George Mason Provide Research Opportunities

The George Mason University Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program (ASSIP) was established in 2007 for high school and undergraduate students to gain hands-on experience in laboratories at George Mason. Students work alongside Mason researchers using state-of-the-art technology to solve hypothesis-driven questions in biochemistry, biodefense, bioengineering, bioinformatics, chemistry, computer science, cybersecurity, environmental science, genomics, geoinformation science, mathematical modeling, medicine, nanotechnology, neuroscience, sports medicine, physics and proteomics. … Continue reading Manassas and George Mason Provide Research Opportunities

Hubbard Receives VCCS Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship

Hubbard Receives VCCS Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship

Adult Career Pathways Program Associate Director Christina Hubbard has been awarded the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship for the 2015-2016. The purpose of this fellowship is to allow recipients to prepare for future positions within the VCCS by earning their doctoral degrees. During the year, Hubbard will pursue her research agenda by focusing her attention on qualitative research related to disadvantaged adult … Continue reading Hubbard Receives VCCS Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship

WDD Attends Governor’s Latino Summit

WDD Attends Governor’s Latino Summit

Cinthia Molinari, Tammy Raabe and Michael Sales represented the Workforce Development Division (WDD) at Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Latino Summit on August 5. Over 300 people, including key education, state and local leaders, attended the event that was held at George Mason University’s Arlington Campus. The summit focused on the role the fast-growing Hispanic population plays in building a new Virginia economy. Breakout sessions featured topics … Continue reading WDD Attends Governor’s Latino Summit

Jennifer Daniels Wins New Southern Voices Poetry Prize

Jennifer Daniels Wins New Southern Voices Poetry Prize

Annandale Languages and Literature Associate Dean Jennifer Daniels won this year’s New Southern Voices Poetry Prize, sponsored by Hub City Press of South Carolina. She will receive a $1,000 prize and the press will publish her manuscript, “Wedding Pulls,” next summer. Selecting the prize winner was celebrated poet C. D. Wright, a Guggenheim and MacArthur fellow and National Book Award nominee. Daniels earned her Master of … Continue reading Jennifer Daniels Wins New Southern Voices Poetry Prize

Ann McGowan Named MEC Dean of Nursing

Ann McGowan Named MEC Dean of Nursing

Dr. Ann McGowan has been named as dean of nursing at the Medical Education Campus (MEC), effective July 1. McGowan has served as the interim dean of nursing since February 2015. McGowan was chosen for her leadership abilities, scholarship and teaching experience. She has been part of NOVA’s Nursing Division since 2007 and has served in various capacities including associate dean, assistant dean, teaching faculty … Continue reading Ann McGowan Named MEC Dean of Nursing

Senator Colgan Tours Regional Center at Woodbridge

Senator Colgan Tours Regional Center at Woodbridge

Senator Charles Colgan, the longest serving Virginia state senator, toured the Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training (RCWET) June 15. Colgan has been a strong supporter and advocate of education in Prince William County for 40 years. According to InsideNova, “Since first elected to the state Senate in 1975, Colgan changed the landscape of higher education in Prince William County by helping secure state … Continue reading Senator Colgan Tours Regional Center at Woodbridge

MEC Financial Aid Specialist Interns with Senator Warner

MEC Financial Aid Specialist Interns With Senator Warner

Sadaf Masud started NOVA as a Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program student. Currently, in her senior year at George Mason University, Masud works part-time as a financial aid specialist with the College Financial Aid Office assigned to Medical Education Campus (MEC) Student Services. This summer, she was selected as a year-round intern for U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s Office in Vienna, Virginia. Her academic background, professional … Continue reading MEC Financial Aid Specialist Interns With Senator Warner

United Way Grant Supports Student Veterans at NOVA

United Way Grant Supports Student Veterans at NOVA

United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) awarded NOVA a grant for $30,000 to support “Veteran Student Success,” a model program in NOVA’s Office of Military Services (OMS) for veteran student success based on dedicated support services and resources. The purpose of the award is to increase awareness that leads to student veteran enrollment, persistence and graduation at NOVA. The funds will … Continue reading United Way Grant Supports Student Veterans at NOVA

NOVA Faculty Named Fulbright Awardees

NOVA Faculty Named Fulbright Awardees

NOVA is excited to acknowledge Dr. Fonya C. Atabong and Professor Bill Woodard who have been named as Fulbright Scholars for the 2015-2016 academic year. Atabong is assistant professor of medical surgical/pediatric nursing at the Medical Education Campus. She will teach medical, surgical and pediatric nursing at the University of Buea (her host institution) in Cameroon. In addition, she will join other collaborators to address Cameroon’s Ministry … Continue reading NOVA Faculty Named Fulbright Awardees

Global Insights Provided to Loudoun Psychology Class

Global Insights Provided to Loudoun Psychology Class

On February 27, students in Dr. Ramezan Dowlati’s Loudoun psychology class enjoyed presentations by two guest lecturers from India who facilitated a discussion session with a global perspective. Dr. Zubair Meenai, a Fulbright Scholar in Residence at NOVA and George Mason University (from Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi), and Dr. Sheema Aleem discussed life stressors as experienced by various socioeconomic groups in India and … Continue reading Global Insights Provided to Loudoun Psychology Class

Alexandria ESL Class Attend Fulbright Talk

Alexandria ESL Class Attend Fulbright Talk

Four Alexandria ESL students attended a lecture by Dr. Zubiar Meenai about India’s success in eradicating polio. Meenai is a Fulbright Scholar in Residence at NOVA and George Mason University from Jamia Millia Islamia, a university from New Delhi, India. The students are in Professor Georgia Mae Oates’ ESL 42, Reading Level II class which is currently reading “A Nearly Normal Life” about a man who … Continue reading Alexandria ESL Class Attend Fulbright Talk

NOVA Celebrates Cultural Diversity

NOVA Celebrates Cultural Diversity

NOVA faculty, staff, students and Board members participated in a “Celebration of Cultural Diversity” sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Cultural Foundation, Inc., on January 24 in Reston, Virginia. Manassas Provost Roger Ramsammy, Assistant Professor Kate Al-Shamma and Equity and Diversity Director Everett Eberhardt were among those recognized in the program for contributing to the success of the event. The evening’s entertainment was performed … Continue reading NOVA Celebrates Cultural Diversity

Science Seminar: A Look at Plant-Human Relationships

All faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to a Science Seminar Friday, November 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CE Theater on the Annandale Campus. NOVA Biology Professor Lisa Williams will discuss “Who Loves You Baby? A Brief Look at Plant-Human Relationships.” Light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the speaker will be from 11:30 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. in the CE … Continue reading Science Seminar: A Look at Plant-Human Relationships

Science Seminar: A Look at Plant-Human Relationships

All faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to a Science Seminar Friday, November 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CE Theater on the Annandale Campus. NOVA Biology Professor Lisa Williams will discuss “Who Loves You Baby? A Brief Look at Plant-Human Relationships.” Light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the speaker will be from 11:30 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. in the CE … Continue reading Science Seminar: A Look at Plant-Human Relationships

Science Seminar: A Look at Plant-Human Relationships

All faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to a Science Seminar Friday, November 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CE Theater on the Annandale Campus. NOVA Biology Professor Lisa Williams will discuss “Who Loves You Baby? A Brief Look at Plant-Human Relationships.” Light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the speaker will be from 11:30 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. in the CE … Continue reading Science Seminar: A Look at Plant-Human Relationships

Krimmer Supports NOVA-GMU Winning Team at ASPRS Conference

Krimmer Supports NOVA-GMU Winning Team at ASPRS Conference

A combined NOVA-George Mason University team won the fourth annual American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) SAC GeoLeague Challenge held in Louisville, Ky. Four teams entered this year’s competition, representing the University of South Carolina, Murray State University, Virginia Tech and NOVA-George Mason. Teams used remote sensing, GIS and other tools to address this year’s challenge: Mapping Ecosystem Services in Coastal Belize based … Continue reading Krimmer Supports NOVA-GMU Winning Team at ASPRS Conference

Two New Full-Time Employees Start at the Annandale Campus

Two New Full-Time Employees Start at the Annandale Campus

On November 11, the Annandale Campus welcomed two employees who moved up from the part-time status to full-time careers at NOVA. Jim Buecheler is now a geology program assistant in the Math, Science and Engineering division and will be supporting adjunct faculty members. For three years, he worked as a P-14 in the geology program and is excited about working in a discipline he enjoys. A … Continue reading Two New Full-Time Employees Start at the Annandale Campus

Last Week of Woodbridge Art Faculty Show

This is your last week to see “Past Continuous” on exhibit. There will be a reception on Thursday, November 21 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Gallery at the Woodbridge Campus, Arts & Sciences Building, Room 123. Participating artists are Melissa Hill, Sarah Irvin, Nathan Loda, Anne Smith and Sarah Zuckerman. “Past Continuous” represents a thematic endeavor among graduate students in the MFA program … Continue reading Last Week of Woodbridge Art Faculty Show

Woodbridge Honors Program Supports GMU’s Fall for The Book Festival

Woodbridge Honors Program Supports GMU’s Fall for the Book Festival

On September 26, the Woodbridge Campus Honors Program hosted famed poet and peace activist, Sonia Sanchez, as part of George Mason University’s Fall for the Book Festival. Sanchez, presented with the Busboys and Poets Award the evening before, generously granted a second reading for students at the Woodbridge Campus. Held in the new Blackbox Theater, Sanchez captivated students and faculty with her performance, reading from … Continue reading Woodbridge Honors Program Supports GMU’s Fall for the Book Festival