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Now Accepting Applications – Peer Mentors for Fall 2016!

We are seeking Pathway students to serve as Peer Mentors for our Pathway SDV 100 classes for Fall 2016. You should have completed at least two semesters at NOVA by the end of this spring semester, successfully completed SDV 100, and earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.   Most important is that you have a desire to help our new students transition to college.  If you have not yet completed your eight hours of service requirement for the Pathway Program, this position will meet that requirement!

Do you remember when you first came to NOVA?   How helpful would it have been if you had a Peer Mentor in your SDV 100 class to answer questions, share what they had learned, and assist you with blackboard problems?   Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make a real difference for new students and, in turn, gain new leadership skills and experience for yourself!   Serving as a Pathway Peer Member will enhance your scholarship and transfer applications and earn you a letter of recommendation.    To apply, email Pat Gordon for an application form, at: pgordon@nvcc.edu .   The deadline date to submit an application is Friday, March 4.

LEADERSHIP NEWS!

PEER MENTORS

 

pac SHINNG STARSShining Star Awards  in the areas of leadership and community service  recognized student leaders in Pathway for their efforts and hard work.

PAC of the Year – Alexandria campus – Alexandre Dento, Eric Davis, Rodney Velasquez, Kelly Mejia, Charlotte Hepler

Shining Stars: Monique Diggs, Excellence Service Award / Doris Castro, Outstanding Leadership Award  / Kelly Parades, Excellence Service & Leadership Award

Now Accepting Applications – Peer Mentors for Fall 2015!

We are seeking Pathway students to serve as Peer Mentors for our Pathway SDV 100 classes for Fall 2015.

Do you remember when you first came to NOVA?  How helpful would it have been if you had a Peer Mentor in your SDV 100 class to answer questions, share what they had learned, and assist you with blackboard problems?  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make a real difference for new students and, in turn, gain new leadership skills and experience for yourself!

  • You should have completed at least two semesters at NOVA by the end of this spring semester,
  • Successfully completed SDV 100, and
  • Earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
  • Most important is that you have a desire to help our new students transition to college.
  • If you have not yet completed your eight hours of service requirement for the Pathway Program, this position will meet that requirement!

 

Serving as a Pathway Peer Member will enhance your scholarship and transfer applications and earn you a letter of recommendation.    To apply, email Pat Gordon for an application form, at:  pgordon@nvcc.edu .

 

The deadline date to submit an application is Friday, March 6.

Student Conference Opportunity

The National Model Congress will be hosting its first conference on Feb. 26-28, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt,Washington, D.C. The conference will be a college-level simulation of U.S. Congress. Students will take an engaged role as senators and representatives as they write legislation, debate current national issues and vote on legislation. Students will leave the conference with in depth knowledge on the three branches of government/separation of powers, role of local, state and national governments/federalism, and knowledge of current issues.

Our learning outcomes and additional information can be found on our website at www.nationalmodelcongress.org<http://www.nationalmodelcongress.org/>

Contact Ms. Ericka Riggs for registration details: eriggs@nvcc.edu

Elect Her Leadership Program

Training Program for Women Students
Northern Virginia Community College

This leadership training program encourages and trains women students to run for student government and to consider future political office (local, state, national) in an effort to diminish the political leadership gender gap for women. The training program is free and open to all women students currently enrolled at all campuses of Northern Virginia Community College.   Lunch and reception included.

Seating is limited to 50 women students, so register now!
Friday, February 13, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 pm
Room 158, Bisdorf Building, Alexandria Campus

To register, contact Pat Gordon for the registration and nomination online forms/links at: pgordon@nvcc.edu                              

 This training program has been made possible through a collaboration with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Running Start, and the Alexandria Campus Women’s Center.

National Educators Coming Out Day!

What the purpose of the day is:

  • To encourage educators to publicly come out and be proud about supporting and working alongside undocumented students.
  • Encourage students to reach out to their educators to come out publicly and to move beyond support into action.
  • Create a national support network of educators. Shift the narrative to one that highlights that educators have a responsibility to provide resources to all of their students.
  • Encourage conversation around how support looks like for undocumented students in schools and to engage in conversations on how to increase the resources and access for undocumented immigrant students in education.

Get Involved…go to: http://unitedwedream.org/educatorsout/

 

Pathway Student Leaders Attend NOVA’s Leadership Retreat

saltNOVA’s leadership training program held last weekend at the 4-H Camp site, involved current student leaders from all six campuses and focused on the importance of leadership. Pathway was represented by Peer Mentors and P.A.C. members.

Interested in getting involved?

Pathway has two leadership groups that are active on all six campuses, Pathway Advisory Council (PAC) and Peer Mentors.

Find out more information by visiting: http://blogs.nvcc.edu/pathway/leadership/

 

 

Pathway Peer Mentors: Student Leaders

PEER MENTORS

The Pathway Program trained 23 students to serve as Peer Mentors in Pathway SDV 100 classes this Fall semester at five NOVA campuses.   These student leaders assist new Pathway students in their transition to college life, by attending every class session, sharing information on campus resources and student life, speaking on their own experiences, and providing support and encouragement.    There are no other classes at the college that utilize student mentors within the classroom to assist the instructors.

The Pathway Program will be recruiting students in late September to serve as Peer Mentors for Spring SDV 100 classes.

This is a great opportunity to make a difference for new students, gain leadership experience, complete your required eight hours of Pathway community service,  and build your resume for transfer and scholarship applications.

Check out the mission & purpose here.

For questions, contact Pat Gordon at:  pgordon@nvcc.edu

Student Leader Highlights

ayahAyah Manalastas

Why did you decide to serve as a Peer Mentor in a Pathway SDV class? I’ve always had a passion for helping out other people and being a Peer Mentor meant that I could be able to work with my fellow Pathway students up close and be their guide in the SDV class as they transition into college life at NOVA.

What was most challenging for you in terms of trying to assist new students in their transition to college? I found it difficult to engage them in campus activities although I made weekly announcements and told them that I would be at those events so they wouldn’t have to go alone.

What was the most rewarding aspect of your Peer Mentor experience? I think that knowing that I was able to make a difference in at least one student’s life by being a small part in their success is definitely the most rewarding aspect of my Peer Mentor experience.
What is the most important piece of advice you could give to a new student? I would advise a new student to network wisely by trying to come out of their comfort zone a little bit by attending events or joining clubs which can help in making friends during the first semester and to talk to their classmates and get their numbers/emails just in case they missed class and need to copy notes.

What is one thing that most people don’t know about you? Most people don’t know that when I was younger, I learned how to speak English by watching American cartoons such as Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, and Scooby Doo.


 

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Monique Diggs

What high school did you attend? Annandale High School

Why did you select to be in Pathway? I chose to be in Pathway because I didn’t have anyone to really guide me through the college process and Pathway helped me with that.

What are your future plans after NOVA (transfer, major, etc.)?
After changing my major 2 times, I’m planning on transferring to GMU for Health Administration for my undergrad.

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