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Northern Virginia Community College

Mason, NVCC educators win state accolades

Representatives of George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College are two among a dozen educators recognized by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) with its 2023 Outstanding Faculty Award. Nominees are selected by their institutions, reviewed...

Community-college grads lauded for success in challenging times

“Boundless horizons” await the newly minted graduates of Northen Virginia Community College, the institution’s president told them during May 15 ceremonies at EagleBank Arena on the campus of George Mason University. “Your commitment to your goals to getting here today...

Local colleges prep commencement exercises

After two years in which commencement ceremonies for local institutions of higher learning were disrupted, things are beginning to return to a semblance of normal for 2022. Three major local colleges – George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College and...

Community-college students in running for prestigious scholarship

Eleven Northern Virginia Community College students have been named semifinalists for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The foundation annually supports high-achieving community college students with a demonstrated financial need who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees...

Grant to community college will aid career-readiness

Northern Virginia Community College has received a $240,000 innovation grant in the initial phase of Strada Education Network’s $10 million Beyond Completion Challenge, one of 15 institutions of higher education to receive the funding. The challenge is aimed at helping...

Community-college grads lauded for perseverance

If there is any residual taint still attached to attending community college, Glenda Sorto wants to put it for rest, once and for all. “Never let the community-college stigma get to you. The students here are getting quality educations –...

Editor’s Notebook: Turn those tassels!

I admit to greatly enjoying covering Northern Virginia Community College commencement ceremonies, because the challenges facing some of the graduates, and the perseverance they showed in overcoming them, are always worth bringing to a wider audience. It's been a year...

Community College preps for first winter commencement

To accommodate an ever-increasing enrollment, spread the celebrations throughout the year and resume in-person ceremonies put on hold by the pandemic, Northern Virginia Community College will hold its first-ever winter commencement on Dec. 14. A trio of ceremonies will be...

NVCC students garner Lockheed Martin training support

Three Northern Virginia Community College students have been selected to receive the first-of-its-kind Lockheed Martin Vocational Training Scholarship. Computer and information-sciences students Omar Saaid and Raja Khurram Zilfiqar and engineering student Wilmot Westreicher were awarded scholarships of $6,600 toward their...

New collaboration aims to support national-security careers

A collaborative effort between Northern Virginia Community College, AT&T and the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry aims to provide information-technology training and on-the-job experience to students at the college while creating a larger pool of talent to meet...
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New book looks at integration of N.Va. libraries

Patrons of Northern Virginia’s libraries take access to them for granted, but many of the facilities were for whites...
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