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

Manassas PTA Hosts Massage Day

Manassas PTA Hosts Massage Day

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Club hosted its annual Massage Day on December 10, 2015 at the Manassas Campus. Under the direction of Assistant Dean Jody Gundrum, the students provided therapeutic massages to faculty, staff and students using a variety of manual techniques to promote stress relief and relaxation in preparation for finals week. The donations from the Massage Day and hot dog sale are … Continue reading Manassas PTA Hosts Massage Day

MEC Student Life Facilitates Welcome Week Events

MEC Student Life Facilitates Welcome Week Events

Welcome Week events were planned and coordinated at the Medical Education Campus (MEC) by Student Life Senior Advisor Patricia Martin-Mattocks. Held the week of August 24, events and programs are designed to educate, acclimate and integrate new and returning students into campus life for the current academic year. Students learned what the College and the MEC has to offer. Everything from financial planning, auxiliary services, … Continue reading MEC Student Life Facilitates Welcome Week Events

Generosity and Giving Back to the Community

Generosity and Giving Back to the Community

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Club at the Medical Education Campus was the winner of two fundraising competition events hosted during the spring semester by Beta Nu Psi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and Student Life. The first competition, Penny Wars, consisted of collecting coins or dollar bills in specially decorated jars by all participating clubs. The value of any pennies and bills collected by … Continue reading Generosity and Giving Back to the Community

Alexandria Tau Nu Chapter Goes to Phi Theta Kappa Awards

Alexandria Tau Nu Chapter Goes to Phi Theta Kappa Awards

On April 22, the Alexandria Campus Tau Nu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society was honored during the PTK All-Virginia Academic Team Awards luncheon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Richmond-Midlothian. Members and advisors from various chapters competed for recognition in PTK’s Hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship. PTK is the international honor society of the two-year college and the largest … Continue reading Alexandria Tau Nu Chapter Goes to Phi Theta Kappa Awards

Loudoun Congratulates Gold Scholar Allan Edzii

Loudoun Congratulates Gold Scholar Allan Edzii

The Loudoun Campus and NOVA’s Honors Program is proud to congratulate Allan Edzii for being selected as a Gold Scholar for the Coca-Cola 2015 Community College Academic Team, a program sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and administered by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK). His selection was based on the score earned in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition. More than 1,700 applications were … Continue reading Loudoun Congratulates Gold Scholar Allan Edzii

Manassas Phi Theta Kappa Offers Fall Scholarship Session

Manassas Phi Theta Kappa Offers Fall Scholarship Session

Alpha Iota Zeta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) at the Manassas Campus hosted a scholarship information session on October 2. PTK advisor Rizza Hansen and the officers gave an extensive presentation on various scholarships available for both PTK members and nonmembers. Students also learned how to access and use Collegefish.org, a free resource that connects all PTK members to community college completion resources, transfer planning support, … Continue reading Manassas Phi Theta Kappa Offers Fall Scholarship Session

MEC Student Life Office Making Things Happen

MEC Student Life Office Making Things Happen

The Student Life Office, under the leadership of Senior Advisor Patricia Martin-Mattocks, takes administrative responsibility for multicultural programming, leadership support services, campus entertainment, nine student organizations and one interest group. All these activities are designed to promote leadership opportunities, innovative programs and meaningful relationships outside the classroom. On June 26, Martin-Mattocks and Student Life sponsored a great cookout event highlighting not only delicious food, but healthy … Continue reading MEC Student Life Office Making Things Happen

Faculty and Students Join in Manassas PTK Service Project

Faculty and Students Join in Manassas PTK Service Project

Faculty and members of the Alpha Iota Zeta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society donned bright orange safety vests to pick up trash along Battleview Parkway on March 22. The chapter cleans the road, which runs beside the Manassas Campus, four times a year through the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Adopt-a-Highway program. Participants included President Savannah Simpson; Vice President Brian Urias; Allison Guilly; … Continue reading Faculty and Students Join in Manassas PTK Service Project

PTK members organize toys and donations

Woodbridge PTK Helps Bring Joy to Hospitalized Children

In December, the Alpha Delta Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society partnered with the Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center’s Pediatric Unit to provide toys and activities for children in the ward. PTK members spent time at the end of Fall Semester raising funds and getting donations from the community to make the project a success. In spite of studying and final exams, … Continue reading Woodbridge PTK Helps Bring Joy to Hospitalized Children

Loudoun Comes Together to Support Student Success

Last month, the Loudoun Campus hosted NOVA Cram Week. The purpose of Cram Week was to connect students with resources such as tutors and professors. Over 37 tutors and 60 students assisted during the four days of the program. “We knew that Cram Week would help improve student outcomes,” said Achieving the Dream Co-Chair Laura Jacyna. “That’s why we offered to support the effort and … Continue reading Loudoun Comes Together to Support Student Success