Lifelong Learning Institute Spring Forum in Manassas

Lifelong Learning Institute Spring Forum in Manassas

On April 27, the Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) Spring Forum was held at the Hylton Center for Performing Arts in Manassas, Virginia. The forum introduced the programs that NOVA offers senior citizens. LLI members can take tuition-free, noncredit courses for seniors at the Manassas and Woodbridge campuses on a space-available basis. The speakers were President Scott Ralls, Manassas Acting Provost Molly Lynch and Campus and Community … Continue reading Lifelong Learning Institute Spring Forum in Manassas

Ralls Hosts Town Hall at Manassas Campus

President Scott Ralls visited the Manassas Campus on April 7 and hosted a spring Town Hall meeting. The auditorium was filled with faculty and staff who were eager to hear his position on the restructuring of various programs and overall leadership across the College. Ralls informed the Campus that he is looking forward to receiving input from the faculty and staff and advised everyone that … Continue reading Ralls Hosts Town Hall at Manassas Campus

NOVA Renames Annandale Student Services Building for U.S. Senator Mark Warner

NOVA honored U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s service as Virginia governor by naming the Annandale Campus student services building for him in a ceremony on April 15. Annandale Interim Provost Charlotte Calobrisi stated, “It was this same view of what our future could be that propelled Mark Warner as governor to work for one Virginia by investing in K-12 public education and in higher education, and … Continue reading NOVA Renames Annandale Student Services Building for U.S. Senator Mark Warner

2016 NOVA Service Award Luncheon a Success

2016 NOVA Service Award Luncheon a Success

The NOVA Service Awards Luncheon honoring faculty, adjuncts and staff completing 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service with the College and the Commonwealth of Virginia was held on April 8 at Westfields Marriott. There were 230 people who attended and enjoyed a buffet lunch, good company, amazing desserts and reconnecting with old (and new) colleagues. The emeriti were honored with … Continue reading 2016 NOVA Service Award Luncheon a Success

Nationwide inNOVAtion Hackathon at Woodbridge

Nationwide inNOVAtion Hackathon at Woodbridge

Students from various colleges and universities across the county gathered on the Woodbridge Campus to participate in a hackathon event organized by five NOVA cyber security and information technology students. The event was held at the Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training (RCWET) on April 8 to 10. The inNOVAtion event, a 36-hour-long hackathon competition, offered hands-on experience to students interested in cybersecurity and … Continue reading Nationwide inNOVAtion Hackathon at Woodbridge

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

NOVA and NBC4 Recognize Women Athletes

NOVA and NBC4 Recognize Women Athletes

NOVA and NBC4 (WRC-TV) celebrated Women’s History Month by recognizing NOVA’s female student athletes and their accomplishments, as well as the coaches who guide them to success. In a celebration ceremony on March 23 at the Annandale Campus’ newly-renovated Brault Building, President Scott Ralls recognized and commended the Women’s Cross Country team on not only being amazing athletic representatives of the College but also successful academically. Ralls … Continue reading NOVA and NBC4 Recognize Women Athletes

College-wide Career and Technical Showcase

On March 4, the Annandale Campus hosted a college-wide Career and Technical Education Showcase at the Ernst Forum. NOVA’s 2015-2016 Perkins Advisory Board funded the event. The active advisory board meets monthly and has industry representatives from the community and also representatives from each NOVA campus. Board member Cindy Klink, from the Manassas Enrollment and Administration Office, put a proposal together for the NOVA campuses … Continue reading College-wide Career and Technical Showcase

Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training Opens

Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training Opens

A crowd of 236 educators and business leaders gathered at NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus on March 2 to celebrate the official grand opening of the Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training (RCWET). RCWET is the first facility of its kind to offer a local solution for highly-specialized continuing professional education. President Scott Ralls said the Regional Center will play a strategic role in creating a workforce to … Continue reading Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training Opens

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

NOVA Volunteers Answer Dr. King’s Most Urgent Question

NOVA Volunteers Answer Dr. King’s Most Urgent Question

The seventh annual NOVA SERVES was held January 18 at the Alexandria Campus in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service. More than 300 volunteers spent their holiday together in the spirit of service by packaging over 24,888 meal kits in partnership with the Stop Hunger Now organization. The event helped feed 149,328 individuals across the world. To date, NOVA SERVES has helped Stop … Continue reading NOVA Volunteers Answer Dr. King’s Most Urgent Question

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

President’s Sabbatical Award Application Due December 1

Have you been teaching full-time at NOVA for five years or more? Do you have an idea you have wanted to work on without any other distraction? Do you want a semester with full pay and benefits and no classes? If so, apply for the President’s Sabbatical Award. The deadline is December 1. To apply, complete Form 105-100, with your dean’s and provost’s signatures, and … Continue reading President’s Sabbatical Award Application Due December 1

A Conversation With President Ralls on NOVA-TV

A Conversation With President Ralls on NOVA-TV

President Scott Ralls has recorded an interview that will help the NOVA family better understand his background, values and vision for the College’s future. The son of a Methodist minister and a public school teacher, Ralls grew up in the Smoky Mountain region of North Carolina. In this thoughtful 35-minute interview, Ralls discusses how honored he is to be NOVA’s new president and refers to NOVA students as … Continue reading A Conversation With President Ralls on NOVA-TV

Register for Power Up Your Pedagogy

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning’s award-winning Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) conference on January 7, 2016 in the Ernst Cultural Center on the Annandale Campus. Register for PUP today! Do not miss PUP! You will hear the first all-faculty address by President Scott Ralls and a keynote talk by NOVA’s 2015 SCHEV Award recipient, Professor Callan Bentley. You can choose two peer breakout sessions from over … Continue reading Register for Power Up Your Pedagogy

President’s Sabbatical Award Application Due December 1

Have you been teaching full-time at NOVA for five years or more? Do you have an idea you have wanted to work on without any other distraction? Do you want a semester with full pay and benefits and no classes? If so, apply for the President’s Sabbatical Award. The deadline is December 1. To apply, complete Form 105-100, with your dean’s and provost’s signatures, and … Continue reading President’s Sabbatical Award Application Due December 1

Ralls and Ramsammy Discuss NOVA and Manassas

Ralls and Ramsammy Discuss NOVA and Manassas

On October 29, the Manassas Campus hosted a presentation by President Scott Ralls who has spent the first two months at NOVA getting to know the College and community. Ralls believes community colleges are the workforce engine for the community and wants NOVA to be the seam in a seamless education from high school through NOVA to four-year universities. He intends to build on NOVA’s … Continue reading Ralls and Ramsammy Discuss NOVA and Manassas

CETL Continues Flipped Classroom Series

11th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference Approaching

NOVA’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) proudly presents the 11th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference (PUP) focusing on “Then and Now: Celebrating 50 Years of Learning.” It will be held Thursday, January 7 in the Ernst Cultural Center (CE) on the Annandale Campus. PUP is an exciting, award-winning, professional development conference that brings all NOVA faculty together. You will learn amazing insights about the … Continue reading 11th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference Approaching

President’s Sabbatical Award Application Due December 1

Have you been teaching full-time at NOVA for five years or more? Do you have an idea you have wanted to work on without any other distraction? Do you want a semester with full pay and benefits and no classes? If so, apply for the President’s Sabbatical Award. The deadline is December 1. To apply, complete Form 105-100, with your dean’s and provost’s signatures, and … Continue reading President’s Sabbatical Award Application Due December 1

Annandale Plants Trees for 50th Anniversary

Annandale Plants Trees for 50th Anniversary

The Annandale Campus hosted a tree planting event and reception October 22 on the athletic field in recognition of the College’s 50th anniversary. In cooperation with WGL Energy and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, NOVA planted 50 trees on campus this fall with the help of students, faculty, staff and community members. While addressing a small crowd, President Scott Ralls spoke on the College’s progress over the years … Continue reading Annandale Plants Trees for 50th Anniversary

CETL Continues Flipped Classroom Series

11th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference Approaching

NOVA’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) proudly presents the 11th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference (PUP) focusing on “Then and Now: Celebrating 50 Years of Learning.” It will be held Thursday, January 7 in the Ernst Cultural Center (CE) on the Annandale Campus. PUP is an exciting, award-winning, professional development conference that brings all NOVA faculty together. You will learn amazing insights about the … Continue reading 11th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference Approaching

President’s Sabbatical Award Application Due December 1

Have you been teaching full-time at NOVA for five years or more? Do you have an idea you have wanted to work on without any other distraction? Do you want a semester with full pay and benefits and no classes? If so, apply for the President’s Sabbatical Award. The deadline is December 1. To apply, complete Form 105-100, with your dean’s and provost’s signatures, and … Continue reading President’s Sabbatical Award Application Due December 1

CETL Continues Flipped Classroom Series

11th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference Approaching

NOVA’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) proudly presents the 11th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference (PUP) focusing on “Then and Now: Celebrating 50 Years of Learning.” It will be held Thursday, January 7 in the Ernst Cultural Center (CE) on the Annandale Campus. PUP is an exciting, award-winning, professional development conference that brings all NOVA faculty together. You will learn amazing insights about the … Continue reading 11th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference Approaching

2nd Annual MAN UP Induction Ceremony at Woodbridge

2nd Annual MAN UP Induction Ceremony at Woodbridge

A total of 31 male students were inducted into MAN UP, an organization that supports educational success and mentors underrepresented minorities. The second annual MAN UP Induction Ceremony was held on October 1 at the Woodbridge Campus. MAN UP is a minority male mentoring and leadership development program designed to promote personal, social development and academic improvement of Woodbridge students. Student Services Center Counselor Richmond … Continue reading 2nd Annual MAN UP Induction Ceremony at Woodbridge

Manassas Welcomes Chinese Delegation

On September 30, the Manassas Campus welcomed the Xinjiang University of Finance & Economics (XJUFE). Founded in 1950, it is the sole financial institution of higher learning in the northwest of China. XJUFE has 16 master’s degree programs, 32 bachelor’s degree programs, 17 schools and two teaching departments. Currently, there are 18 degree programs in six subjects: management, economics, law, liberal arts, sciences and engineering. … Continue reading Manassas Welcomes Chinese Delegation