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Television host and entrepreneur Paul C. Brunson speaks at MAN UP event

Northern Virginia Community College has honored its fourth president, Dr. Robert G. Templin, Jr., by naming a building at its Loudoun Campus after the man whose passion is to advance education in the region and nation. Dr. Julie Leidig, provost of NOVA’s Loudoun Campus, hosted the ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 8.

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NOVA names newest building on Loudoun Campus after former president

Northern Virginia Community College has honored its fourth president, Dr. Robert G. Templin, Jr., by naming a building at its Loudoun Campus after the man whose passion is to advance education in the region and nation. Dr. Julie Leidig, provost of NOVA’s Loudoun Campus, hosted the ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 8.

Dr. Templin

Giles-Brown appointed as Medical Education Campus DMS Program Director

Leigh Giles-Brown, has been appointed as the new diagnostic medical sonography (DMS) program director for Northern Virginia Community College’s Medical Education Campus (MEC). Giles-Brown has several years of experience working as an ultrasound educator and professional sonographer. Prior to joining the MEC, she was an assistant professor for the DMS program at Howard Community College in Columbia, Md.

Leigh Giles-Brown

NOVA’s Vet Tech expert appointed to Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Tregel Cockburn, assistant dean and associate professor of the Veterinary Technology program at Northern Virginia Community College’s Loudoun Campus has joined the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine, an organization that regulates the licensure and practice of veterinary medicine in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Dr. Tregel Cockburn

Local high school students solve murder mystery at NOVA’s NCSI Academy STEM Camp

Seventy-five high school students from across Northern Virginia explored a forensics mystery during the week-long summer NCSI Academy STEM camp at Northern Virginia Community College. The students learned cutting-edge laboratory techniques during the camps held at NOVA campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Manassas and Woodbridge.

NCSI students

NOVA students explore Mars through NASA Community College Scholars program

Northern Virginia Community College students Bridget Velasquez and Logan Eggers share a common interest in aerospace and physics. Eggers did well in high school, graduating with a 3.66 GPA. Velasquez says she excelled in English but her STEM grades were a “smattering of C’s and D’s.” Neither thought they would end up participating in the prestigious 2016 NASA Community College Scholars (NCAS) program.

NASA scholars

NOVA-Annandale plays Pokemon Go to interact with students

The Mark R. Warner Student Services Building (CA) has always been a hub of activity on Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus. The building houses the Barnes and Noble Bookstore and Starbucks, counseling and testing centers, business services, admissions office and other services – making it a one-stop shop for students.

NOVA student Larry Nguyen shows his character

Chair of local Workforce Board to lead NOVA College Board

The Northern Virginia Community College Board, on May 26, elected Todd Rowley as its incoming Board Chair to replace Dr. Michael Wooten whose term ends this spring. Rowley is senior vice president and commercial market executive at Cardinal Bank, headquartered in Tyson’s.

Todd Rowley

Former ESL student  earns Nursing degree at NOVA

Amina Amisi is a spring 2016 graduate from NOVA’s Medical Education Campus (MEC). With plans to pursue a career in nursing, Amisi graduated summa cum laude, with two associate degrees—one in nursing and the other in general studies.

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NOVA graduate thrives despite health challenges

In May, approximately 7,600 students will graduate from Northern Virginia Community College and each has a story about his or her educational journey. One of these students is Nana Adwoa Ofori at NOVA’s Manassas Campus.

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NOVA students named to PTK Top Ten and All-Virginia Academic Team

Northern Virginia Community College student Abigail Allen was selected as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Top Ten All-Virginia Academic Team. She received the award at a ceremony and luncheon held April 20 at the Double Tree by Hilton in Richmond.

PTK All-Virginia Academic Team honorees

NOVA-Woodbridge students organize nationwide inNOVAtion hackathon

Students from various colleges and universities across the county gathered on the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College to participate in a hackathon event organized by five NOVA cybersecurity and information technology students. The event was held at the Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training (RCWET) on April 8-10.

NOVA-Woodbridge students organize nationwide inNOVAtion hackathon

Automotive Industry Requires Tech Savvy Employees

NOVA provides students with the technical skills and knowledge necessary to enter this demanding – and rewarding – profession. Many of the program’s instructors are NOVA graduates with advanced training and years of real-world experience in the automotive field.

NOVA students repairing a truck in the Collision Repair certificate.

MEC Supplements Education with Virtual Anatomy Table

With the new Anatomage Table, instead of standing in front of a table with an actual human cadaver, students can trade the smell of formaldehyde for a digital anatomy library full of over 120 pathological examples.

NOVA Nursing and Allied Health students examining a human cadaver with the new Anatomage Table.

High-Tech Music Recording Studio with First-Rate Instruction

The Higher Education Center at NOVA’s Loudoun Campus includes a state-of-the-art recording studio for NOVA’s Music Recording Technology program. The new studio contains the industry standard SSL console that records in high definition to software-based recorders.

NOVA student at work at NOVA Loudoun recording studio.

NOVA’s Medical Campus: Bridging Current and Emerging Technologies

The Medical Education Campus at Northern Virginia Community College is the only specialized community college campus in the Commonwealth of Virginia. NOVA’s state-of-the-art Medical Education Campus was built in the summer of 2003 and is home to all of the college’s Nursing and Allied Health Programs—ten in all.

Students in the Patient Simulators Lab.

NOVA Year Up Student Shifts Career Focus from FBI Profiling to Cybersecurity

Second-year NOVA student Christian Galvan said he hadn’t considered a career in cybersecurity. Having moved with his family from El Salvador to the U.S. when he was 8 years old, Galvan said he had dreams of becoming a professional soccer player. His aspirations eventually evolved to wanting to study psychology so he could be a profiler for the FBI.

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