June Newsletter

OCTGraduation 2015 was special…

  • Record number of Pathway NOVA and GMU graduates participated and attended …
  • Great Expectations corded five students…
  • The Pathway staff graduates.
    • Theresa Gentile earned her Master’s of Science in School Counseling from George Washington University –
    • Glenda Sorto earned her Master’s of Science degree in School Counseling from GMU –
    • Jeannette Bilgera earned her Bachelor’s of Science from GMU in Social Work
    • Omar Fateh earned a Master’s of Science in Public Administration from GMU and announced he’s running for a Fairfax County school board!

Did you miss this cool video that Pathway put together for the graduates?



Adult Career Pathways

Annual Spring Student/Family Social

acp2Adult Career Pathways held its Annual Spring Student/Family Social on Thursday, May 21, 2015 on the Annandale Campus. The evening was centered on family literacy with a theme of Dr. Seuss that appealed to all generations within ACP.   “Oh the Places You Will Go”, inspired the celebration of our students completing their various credentials and degrees. The excitement and joy was evident as these students’ accomplishment will not only benefit their individual lives, but also positively impact their children’s futures. Our families dined and fellowshipped together with music, games, storytelling and a surprise visit from our special friends – Thing One, Thing Two, Curious George and of course The Cat in the Hat. ACP is extremely thankful for a number of contributions that made the evening a huge success. Thanks go out to ACCA Child Development Center, Friends of the George Mason Regional Library, Books for America and our Dual-Generational “Partners in Crime” – Pathway Connection!!


The 2015 POP Event was a huge success!

Take a look at line-up and a few of the highlights below:



Monique Diggs, Excellence Service Award / Doris Castro, Outstanding Leadership Award / Kelly Parades, Excellence Service & Leadership Award
PAC of the Year – Alexandria Alexandre Dento, Eric Davis, , Rodney Velasquez, Kelly Mejia, Charlotte Hepler
Adult Career Pathways – Phillip C. Williams, Innovative Leadership Award
GE Awarded Outstanding, Emerging, and Unsung Hero Certificates – GE Advisor, Ms. Sheemeca Berkley (far left) and Ms. Shannon Ingram, Assoc. Director of College Readiness/Outreach/GE

Did you know?

2,5832,583 hours of community service x $23.07 = $58,000+

National Value of Volunteer Time $23.07 per hour Latest Estimated Value of Volunteer Time (according to Independentsector.org)

The estimate helps acknowledge the millions of individuals who dedicate their time, talents, and energy to making a difference. This estimate helps us to quantify the enormous value volunteers provide to communities surrounding NOVA campuses.

Pathway staff are welcomed to join.

Email Ericka Riggs, eriggs@nvcc.edu for more information


  •  Junior Achievement Volunteers needed at Finance Park this coming Monday, June 8th and Tuesday, June 9th starting at 8:30am. If you are available please email Chelsea Soneira at chelsea.soneira@ja.org.
  • June 10th – ACP –  Starting a Student Ambassador program. Open House next week in Alexandria.


  • Great Expectations – If you are a mentor we are hosting a laser tag event on July 24th email Sheemeca Berkley, sberkley@nvcc.edu for more details.