NOVA Names Loudoun Higher Education Center After Former President

NOVA Names Loudoun Higher Education Center After Former President

NOVA recently named the Loudoun Campus’ Higher Education Center after Dr. Robert G. Templin, Jr., the College’s fourth president. Templin was honored for his dedication to the College and advancement of education in the region and nation. Loudoun Provost Julie Leidig hosted the ceremony on September 8. Among those in attendance were Dr. Tony Tardd, former Loudoun Campus provost; Dr. Angel Cabrera, George Mason University … Continue reading NOVA Names Loudoun Higher Education Center After Former President

Robert G. Templin, Jr. Higher Education Center Dedication

Robert G. Templin, Jr. Higher Education Center Dedication

The Loudoun Campus will proudly host the dedication ceremony for its newest building, the Robert G. Templin, Jr. Higher Education Center on Thursday, September 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Not even a year in existence, the state-of-the-art building has been recognized in Loudoun County for design excellence demonstrated in a residential, commercial, retail or public-sector structure. In March, the NOVA Board strongly supported … Continue reading Robert G. Templin, Jr. Higher Education Center Dedication

Loudoun Looks to Another Great Year at Annual Convocation

Loudoun Looks to Another Great Year at Annual Convocation

NOVA is about to kick off another great year. The College held its annual convocation on August 16. In addition, each campus holds a convocation to welcome back faculty. Loudoun Provost Julie Leidig welcomed her team back on August 18 to the dynamic campus. Leidig began by introducing campus leadership, Natural and Applied Sciences Dean Barbara Canfield, Associate Dean Laura Jacyna, new Communications and Human … Continue reading Loudoun Looks to Another Great Year at Annual Convocation

2016 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

2016 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation of Lansdowne, Virginia, earned the 2016 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. NOVA nominated the Foundation for the award. The Foundation received the award at a luncheon ceremony on April 19 at the Country Club of Virginia. Hosted by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE), the 11th annual event honors leading philanthropists from each of Virginia’s 23 community colleges … Continue reading 2016 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

Dan Wells Retires After 26 Years of Service

Dan Wells Retires After 26 Years of Service

After some 26 years of service, Dan Wells, NOVA capital projects director, retired on April 29. Wells began his second career at NOVA in the spring of 1990 after retirement from the Army Corp of Engineers. At that time, NOVA’s “footprint” totaled approximately one million square feet. During his tenure, it has nearly doubled. Many of the College’s current buildings went from conception to completion during … Continue reading Dan Wells Retires After 26 Years of Service

Loudoun Recognizes and Rewards Exemplary Faculty

Loudoun Recognizes and Rewards Exemplary Faculty

The Loudoun Campus Faculty Reward and Recognition Committee announced its faculty awards and held a reception to honor the recipients on May 5. The event was held in the Higher Education Center’s Event Space. Awards were given for categories including teaching; institutional responsibility; scholarly and creative engagement; and college and community service. The Faculty Rewards represent college-wide recognition (and funding) of excellence and was awarded to … Continue reading Loudoun Recognizes and Rewards Exemplary Faculty

NOVA Police Teaches Self-Defense at the Women's Center

NOVA Police Teaches Self-Defense at the Women’s Center

On April 26, Lieutenant John Weinstein taught a 60-minute course to approximately 35 attendees at NOVA’s Women’s Center on the Alexandria Campus. This course helped attendees learn how to avoid an assault and simple things individuals can do to end an attack. Weinstein, who commands police operations on the Alexandria and Loudoun campuses, is a martial artist and the department’s lead firearms and active shooter … Continue reading NOVA Police Teaches Self-Defense at the Women’s Center

Student Leadership Awards Grow Bigger and Better at Loudoun

Student Leadership Awards Grow Bigger and Better at Loudoun

Over 20 percent bigger than in previous years, the Loudoun Campus’ ninth Annual Student Leadership Recognition and Awards Banquet officially outgrew its old digs this year and was held on the evening of May 6 at the newly remodeled Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia. With nearly 200 guests in attendance and 150 students recognized in categories spanning academic, athletic, student life, and service, there was a ballroom … Continue reading Student Leadership Awards Grow Bigger and Better at Loudoun

Popular Professor Transforms Into Barista to Kick Off Exam Week

Popular Professor Transforms Into Barista to Kick Off Exam Week

On May 2, Loudoun Campus’ Nelson Kofie donned his signature smile and a dapper chef’s hat and jacket embroidered with the moniker “Chef Nelson, Professor Good Times.” Nelson, also known as Professor Kofie to students in the Business Program, said his aim was to promote good cheer and positive vibes on the dismal Monday of exam week, when many of his fellow faculty and staff, … Continue reading Popular Professor Transforms Into Barista to Kick Off Exam Week

Loudoun Hosts 7th Annual Race in Honor of Dr. James Tiffany Jr.

Loudoun Hosts 7th Annual Race in Honor of Dr. James Tiffany Jr.

The Loudoun Student Life Office hosted its annual 5k run/walk fundraiser on April 15 in honor of Dr. James Tiffany, former Loudoun Campus physical education professor. Over 75 people participated including Anne, Tiffany’s widow, and his daughter Heather. Faculty, staff, students and friends of Tiffany and his family all gathered to honor his memory. The ceremony began with reflections of Tiffany and his achievements. He … Continue reading Loudoun Hosts 7th Annual Race in Honor of Dr. James Tiffany Jr.

Examining the Role of Student Services Staff in Complete 2021 Success

Examining the Role of Student Services Staff in Complete 2021 Success

In an effort to strengthen the student pathway to completion, student services staff from NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) and the Loudoun Campus joined together for the annual Day of Learning. Under the leadership of ELI Student Services Director Shauna Davis and Loudoun Dean of Students Debbie Wyne, the team spent the day working toward a better understanding of the Completion by Design Loss/Momentum Framework … Continue reading Examining the Role of Student Services Staff in Complete 2021 Success

Loudoun Geography Professor Granted 2016-2017 Sabbatical

Loudoun Geography Professor Granted 2016-2017 Sabbatical

Associate Professor for Geography Barbara Crain has taught at the Loudoun Campus for 10 years. She holds an advanced degree in English and teaching English as a foreign language — a degree combination she has never had the chance of exploiting professionally. Upon realizing that Germany is struggling to find qualified language teachers and calling out to teachers in retirement, Crain thought about donating some time … Continue reading Loudoun Geography Professor Granted 2016-2017 Sabbatical

Loudoun Book Club Tackles Redesigning America's Community Colleges

Loudoun Book Club Tackles Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

Early this spring, Provost Julie Leidig and campus faculty and staff convened a book club to read and discuss “Redesigning America’s Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success” by Thomas R. Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars and Davis Jenkins. President Scott Ralls recommended this book, which was published in April 2015. The book examines a progressive model for today’s community colleges. Meeting times are Monday or … Continue reading Loudoun Book Club Tackles Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

Faculty and Staff Innovate in Collaborative Classrooms

Faculty and Staff Innovate in Collaborative Classrooms

Throughout March 21 and 22, all full-time and adjunct faculty at the Loudoun Campus were invited to attend one of several training workshops on the use of NOVA’s new Collaborative Classrooms in the new Robert G. Templin, Jr. Higher Education Center (HEC). Jay Diener-Brazelle, a technology manager for Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) School of Medicine Education Technology Department, who was an integral part of the … Continue reading Faculty and Staff Innovate in Collaborative Classrooms

Two Loudoun Faculty Start Monthly Readings in Reston

Loudoun English faculty Nathan Leslie and Meredith Reynolds are off to something great with their monthly event, Reston Readings, at Reston’s Used Book Shop. The event, which happens the last Sunday of each month at 5:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted), has its own Facebook page and has welcomed nearly 100 people in its first couple of months. The most recent event occurred on March 20, … Continue reading Two Loudoun Faculty Start Monthly Readings in Reston

USMC Leadership Leads All-Day Leadership Workshop at Loudoun

USMC Leadership Leads All-Day Leadership Workshop at Loudoun

On February 12, 60 NOVA students, 15 Orange County (VA) High School students, key leaders from the United States Marine Corps (USMC), a retired colonel, four instructors from Quantico and Dam Neck, as well as guest speaker Colonel Mark R. Hollahan, branch head of USMC headquarters, came together to share and learn key attributes and processes of the USMC and its leadership training. The leadership … Continue reading USMC Leadership Leads All-Day Leadership Workshop at Loudoun

High School Students Solve Crime in the Loudoun Biotech Lab

High School Students Solve Crime in the Loudoun Biotech Lab

While most NOVA faculty members were on spring break, Biology/Biotech Professor Anitza San Miguel, along with Dean of Natural and Applied Sciences Division Barb Canfield, High School Outreach Coordinator Cathy Hall and the George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus’s Outreach Specialist Carmen Session worked to host a group of two dozen juniors and seniors from Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Monroe Science and … Continue reading High School Students Solve Crime in the Loudoun Biotech Lab

NOVA’s Veterinary Technology Program Cares

NOVA’s Veterinary Technology Program Cares

Our sixth annual NOVA Veterinary Technology Student Externship and Job Fair was held on the evening of March 3. This well-attended event filled the spacious Higher Education Center event space, which includes a panoramic view of the pond and Loudoun Campus. Approximately 70 eager full-time Veterinary Technology Program students attended with their resumes in hand. Loudoun hosted 27 veterinary practices including Cardiac Care for Pets in … Continue reading NOVA’s Veterinary Technology Program Cares

IRS Certified Volunteers Help Prepare Taxes at Loudoun Campus

IRS Certified Volunteers Help Prepare Taxes at Loudoun Campus

On March 7, the Loudoun Campus, with the Northern Virginia Tax Campaign and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), and Rachelle Thompson of the NOVA’s Working Student Success Network, helped students and community members prepare their taxes and file them electronically. The event drew some who had never prepared their own taxes. The event was aimed at empowering individuals to prepare and file their own straightforward … Continue reading IRS Certified Volunteers Help Prepare Taxes at Loudoun Campus

Loudoun English Professor Visits ADAMS Center for Unique Event

Loudoun English Professor Visits ADAMS Center for Unique Event

In December, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center Mosque and the Girl Scouts Troop 920 welcomed visitors to build and strengthen community bonds and promote peace through knowledge and understanding. NOVA English Professor Nathan Leslie was fortunate enough to attend as a result of a message from a former NOVA student, Rahima Ullah, who was one of the generous tour guides. The mosque was … Continue reading Loudoun English Professor Visits ADAMS Center for Unique Event

Science Seminar: How STEM Became STEAM

Science Seminar: How STEM Became STEAM

All faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to a Science Seminar on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CE Forum Ernst Center on the Annandale Campus. Dr. Gillian Backus (LO) and Dr. Diane Mucci (MA) will present “How STEM Became STEAM and Everyone Won: Incorporating Humanities in STEM Disciplines.” There will be a meet and greet with light refreshments from … Continue reading Science Seminar: How STEM Became STEAM

President Ralls Keynotes Dulles Regional Chamber Luncheon

President Ralls Keynote Speaker at Dulles Regional Chamber Luncheon

“Game-Changing Workforce Development” was the subject of President Scott Ralls’ presentation to the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce on February 3. With over 150 people attending, the Chamber’s Leadership Luncheon brought a wide array of employers and industry leaders – with a healthy portion of technology-based companies from the Dulles corridor. NOVA representatives attending included leadership from the Loudoun Campus and Workforce Development coming together … Continue reading President Ralls Keynote Speaker at Dulles Regional Chamber Luncheon

Science Seminar: How STEM Became STEAM

Science Seminar: How STEM Became STEAM

All faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to a Science Seminar on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CE Forum Ernst Center on the Annandale Campus. Dr. Gillian Backus (LO) and Dr. Diane Mucci (MA) will present “How STEM Became STEAM and Everyone Won: Incorporating Humanities in STEM Disciplines.” There will be a meet and greet with light refreshments from … Continue reading Science Seminar: How STEM Became STEAM

U.S. Marine Corps Offers Free Leadership Workshop at Loudoun

The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Leadership Seminar, with help from Loudoun Campus’ Business Program, will bring its renowned program to NOVA’s Loudoun Campus on Friday, February 12 for a full day workshop for students, faculty, staff and interested community members. Colonel Mark R. Hollahan, branch head of USMC headquarters, will lead the free workshop, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and will wrap up with closing … Continue reading U.S. Marine Corps Offers Free Leadership Workshop at Loudoun

Science Seminar: How STEM Became STEAM

Science Seminar: How STEM Became STEAM

All faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to a Science Seminar on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CE Forum Ernst Center on the Annandale Campus. Dr. Gillian Backus (LO) and Dr. Diane Mucci (MA) will present “How STEM Became STEAM and Everyone Won: Incorporating Humanities in STEM Disciplines.” There will be a meet and greet with light refreshments from … Continue reading Science Seminar: How STEM Became STEAM