Actor, Director and Producer Tim Reid Set to Appear at Manassas

Actor, Director and Producer Tim Reid Appearing at Manassas Campus

Tim Reid, Emmy-nominated actor, director and producer, will discuss his career in television and films at NOVA’s Manassas Campus on April 5 at 7:00 p.m. Theatre Professor Kathryn O’Sullivan organized Reid’s appearance. “We are delighted to have Mr. Reid coming to speak at the Manassas Campus,” O’Sullivan said. “Mr. Reid is a pioneer in the film and television industry. Not unlike many of our students, … Continue reading Actor, Director and Producer Tim Reid Appearing at Manassas Campus

Rosemary Gallick Selected as Featured Artist for New Horizons

Rosemary Gallick Selected as Featured Artist for New Horizons

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) recently announced that Professor Rosemary Gallick (MA) will be the featured artist at New Horizons 2017, set to take place at the Hotel Roanoke April 12 to 14. Gallick teaches art and art history at the Manassas Campus. Thirty-two VCCS artists competed for the honor of being the featured artist. Gallick’s “Raging Rapids” stood out to the judging panel … Continue reading Rosemary Gallick Selected as Featured Artist for New Horizons

Video On Demand: Hungarian Ambassador Visit to Manassas

Video On Demand: Hungarian Ambassador Visit to Manassas

Dr. Réka Szemerkényi was appointed Hungarian ambassador to the United States in 2015. From 2011 to 2014, she was chief advisor on security policy to the prime minister of Hungary, covering Trans-Atlantic issues, Central European regional relations, the Balkans and Russia, with a particular emphasis on energy security and cybersecurity. Between 2006 and 2011, she was head of international public affairs and chief advisor on … Continue reading Video On Demand: Hungarian Ambassador Visit to Manassas

“The Many Faces of Woman” on Display at Manassas

“The Many Faces of Woman” on Display at Manassas

“The Many Faces of Woman” is on display at the Manassas Campus through March 28 in honor of Women’s History Month. The exhibition features artwork and poetry by Kathleen Stark of Springfield, Virginia. “The paintings, assemblages and poetry in this show are about the many faces that women wear,” Stark said. “It has taken me 74 years to find out who I am as a … Continue reading “The Many Faces of Woman” on Display at Manassas

NOVA Participated in Annual Harvard Model UN Competition

February 16 to19 students from NOVA competed at the 63rd Annual Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) Competition. Together with students from over 100 nations, NOVA students worked to offer viable solutions for the most pressing problems facing the international community. Representing Myanmar, seven NOVA students worked on the social, humanitarian and cultural; disarmament and international security; special summit on sustainable development; special summit on … Continue reading NOVA Participated in Annual Harvard Model UN Competition

NOVA Manassas Art Shows

NOVA Manassas Art Shows

On February 22, renowned Washington, D.C. artist Anne Bouie came to the Colgan Hall Gallery to talk with students and community members about her exhibition, “Hallowed Ground and Sacred Air.” Bouie talked about the amazing journey that brought her to art and her interest in historical representations of deities, her deep connection to nature and the African-American experience. It was an engaging conversation that answered … Continue reading NOVA Manassas Art Shows

David Johns Speaks at Manassas

On February 28, the Office of Student Life hosted David Johns as part of its Black History Month celebration. Johns most recently served as the Executive Director of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Americans. This initiative is “a cross agency effort aimed at identifying evidence-based practices that improve student achievement, and developing a network that shares these best practices.” During his address, Johns spoke … Continue reading David Johns Speaks at Manassas

Automotive Program Nominates Students for Scholarships

Automotive Program Nominates Students for Scholarships

NOVA Manassas Automotive Program, under the direction of John Hicks, Automotive/Diesel Program head, has nominated three students to receive scholarships from Volkswagen of America. Each student had to write a short essay and explain how the scholarship would benefit them. Hicks recommended them because they have gone above the duties of a student by helping in class or lab and taking time out of their … Continue reading Automotive Program Nominates Students for Scholarships

College Staff Forum Council Hosts Professional Development Workshops

How do you know you are stressed? How do you deal with conflict? Do you know the difference between saving and investing? Come and learn at several professional development workshops the College Staff Forum Council is hosting on March 7 and 9. These hands-on, hour-long workshops will be presented by Anthem and Common Health representatives who are excited to share their knowledge on conflict management … Continue reading College Staff Forum Council Hosts Professional Development Workshops

NOVA Manassas Celebrates You

NOVA Manassas Celebrates You

The Manassas Social Committee will be hosting campus-wide get-togethers in honor of your special occasion in an effort to simply celebrate you. Each month, Manassas celebrates the faculty and staff birthdays, anniversaries and other important dates. In the month of February there were 10 celebrations and it was a great way for faculty to get to know each other. There was cake and birthday cards … Continue reading NOVA Manassas Celebrates You

Hungarian Ambassador Set to Visit Manassas

Hungarian Ambassador to Visit Manassas Campus

Dr. Réka Szemerkényi, Hungary’s ambassador to the United States, will discuss her country at NOVA’s Manassas Campus on February 22 starting at 10:10 a.m. in Howsmon 216. The presentation is free and open to the public with free parking in B4 (follow parking signs). For more information, contact Business Professor Frank Ferrara at fferrara@nvcc.edu. Szemerkényi was appointed Hungarian ambassador to the United States in 2015. From … Continue reading Hungarian Ambassador to Visit Manassas Campus

College Staff Forum Council Hosts Professional Development Workshops

How do you know you are stressed? How do you deal with conflict? Do you know the difference between saving and investing? Come and learn at several professional development workshops the College Staff Forum Council is hosting on March 7 and 9. These hands-on, hour-long workshops will be presented by Anthem and Common Health representatives who are excited to share their knowledge on conflict management … Continue reading College Staff Forum Council Hosts Professional Development Workshops

Hungarian Ambassador Set to Visit Manassas

Hungarian Ambassador to Visit Manassas Campus

Dr. Réka Szemerkényi, Hungary’s ambassador to the United States, will discuss her country at NOVA’s Manassas Campus on February 22 starting at 10:10 a.m. in Howsmon 216. The presentation is free and open to the public with free parking in B4 (follow parking signs). For more information, contact Business Professor Frank Ferrara at fferrara@nvcc.edu. Szemerkényi was appointed Hungarian ambassador to the United States in 2015. From … Continue reading Hungarian Ambassador to Visit Manassas Campus

Manassas Achieving the Dream Committee Hosts Carnival

Manassas Achieving the Dream Committee Hosts Carnival

The Manassas Campus Achieving the Dream (ATD) Committee sponsored an Academic Success Winter Carnival on January 17. The event introduced students to campus resources as they participated in a Bingo Scavenger Hunt, visiting all of the offices across the Campus and engaging with faculty at the Faculty Networking Event held in Howsmon Hall. Prizes were offered for students who achieved BINGO, including a grand prize … Continue reading Manassas Achieving the Dream Committee Hosts Carnival

Green Talk at Manassas

Last November, the Green Club at Manassas Campus hosted its first Green Talk. This event, similar to TED Talks, featured a number of speakers from the College and the community who presented on environmental initiatives. Speakers included NOVA’s Sustainability Officer Rob Johnson, representatives from organizations like NWF and Plant NoVA Natives, NOVA professors and students. NOVA Video Services was present to record the event and … Continue reading Green Talk at Manassas

New Staff at Manassas

Whitney Hammond has served as an advocate for student success for the past six years. She discovered her passion for supporting students during her undergraduate career as a student leader. As a result of the positive experiences she had as a student, she completed a master’s degree in higher education at George Mason University. Prior to joining the Manassas Student Success team, Hammond served on … Continue reading New Staff at Manassas

First MARC Book Club at Manassas

NOVA Manassas held their first Manassas Reading Club (MARC) meeting to discuss Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s, “The Nest.” The discussion was invigorating, smart and engaging. There were eight people in attendance for the discussion. The club is open to all faculty and staff. Please contact Laura Casal at lcasal@nvcc.edu for more information. A special thanks to Enrollment Specialist Alisa Berry for generously offering a room and … Continue reading First MARC Book Club at Manassas

NOVA Hosts 8th Annual MLK Day of Service

NOVA Hosts 8th Annual MLK Day of Service

For the eighth year, NOVA faculty, staff, students and community members came together in an effort to help others. The College celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by continuing its tradition of packaging food for those in need around the world. NOVA partnered with Stop Hunger Now and the West Springfield Rotary Club to package more than 17,000 meals to be distributed. They also … Continue reading NOVA Hosts 8th Annual MLK Day of Service

President Ralls Congratulates RiVidium Inc. Biotechnology Scholarship Recipient

President Ralls Congratulates RiVidium Inc. Biotechnology Scholarship Recipient

President Scott Ralls congratulates Manassas Campus student Tralena Curan, who was recently awarded a prestigious scholarship by RiVidium Inc., a biotechnology firm located in Manassas, Virginia. Curan is finishing her biotechnology certificate program. She is a single mother of two and put her educational goals on hold while raising her children. Since joining the program, Curan said she has met many people who have encouraged her to … Continue reading President Ralls Congratulates RiVidium Inc. Biotechnology Scholarship Recipient

Student Networking Event at Manassas Teaches Important Soft Skills

Student Networking Event at Manassas Teaches Important Soft Skills

Cathleen Cogdill, Manassas assistant dean for business, finance and marketing, organized a breakfast networking event for her “Interpersonal Dynamics in a Business Organization” (BUS 270) class. The objective was to give her students experience in interacting with professionals in a business-oriented situation. Cogdill invited several people to mingle with her students during the morning event, including Manassas Provost Molly Lynch, Associate Professor Frank Ferrara, Assistant … Continue reading Student Networking Event at Manassas Teaches Important Soft Skills

NOVA Honors Program Represented at National Conference

NOVA Honors Program Represented at National Conference

The NOVA Honors Program was well-represented at the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference (NCHC) held in Seattle on October 12 to 16. NOVA College-Wide Honors Coordinator Stacy Rice serves on the board of directors for NCHC. Rice, along with Dr. Paul Fitzgerald (Annandale Honors Chair) and Dr. Rebecca Hayes (Manassas Honors Chair), presented a session on “Know Thyself: Various Measures of Success in a Growing Honors … Continue reading NOVA Honors Program Represented at National Conference

Realist Painter and Miniature Artist Deb Keirce Exhibit at Manassas

Realist Painter and Miniature Artist Deb Keirce Exhibit at Manassas

An art reception and gallery talk was hosted for American realist painter and miniature artist, Deb Keirce, on November 30 at the Manassas Campus. The well-attended event included Provost Molly Lynch, faculty, staff, students and members of the community. While viewing the masterful paintings, sometimes with the aid of magnifying glasses, the artist discussed the techniques used in a few of the selected paintings included … Continue reading Realist Painter and Miniature Artist Deb Keirce Exhibit at Manassas

Manassas Special Tutoring Program for Non-native English Speakers

Manassas Special Tutoring Program for Non-Native English Speakers

The Manassas Campus Outreach Tutoring Program is an outreach effort to the greater Manassas community, providing a foundation of basic English for both native and non-native English speakers. Participants may receive up to one month of free tutoring and then they receive a referral to NOVA programs of study or other English language instruction providers, depending on their needs. Modeled after a similar English Literacy … Continue reading Manassas Special Tutoring Program for Non-Native English Speakers

Manassas Remembers Transgender Awareness Week and Day of Remembrance

Manassas Remembers Transgender Awareness Week and Day of Remembrance

The Manassas Campus commemorated Transgender Awareness Week (November 14 to 20) and Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20) with a display in the Colgan Library. Among the items shown were books about transgender topics, the transgender flag, articles from a rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, against HB2, and a moving tribute to the transgender individuals who were murdered in the U.S. in 2016 (an all-time … Continue reading Manassas Remembers Transgender Awareness Week and Day of Remembrance

NOVA’s SACNAS Chapters Represented at National Conference

This year, the National Conference of Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanic and Native Americans (SACNAS), took place at Long Beach Conference Center in Long Beach, Calif., October 13 to 15. SACNAS is one of the most diverse science societies. The Manassas Campus was represented by students and SACNAS Chapter faculty advisor and Professor Sara Mendoza. The conference was attended by over 4,000 professionals, scientists, graduate and … Continue reading NOVA’s SACNAS Chapters Represented at National Conference