Professor Thomas Rushford of Northern Virginia Community College has been selected to attend a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities. Professor Rushford was chosen from a national applicant pool to attend one of only five Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Summer Institutes and the only one designed specifically for community college faculty. The NEH is a federal agency that, each summer, supports enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, so that faculty can work collaboratively and study with experts in humanities disciplines.
Northern Virginia Community College is preparing to welcome 17 incoming Honors Program Scholars for the start of the 2015-2016 academic year, which begins August 24. The scholarship provides $10,000 to be divided into fall and spring semesters for two years, at $2,500 per semester. It will assist students with the cost of tuition toward a NOVA degree. This is the third class of NOVA Honors Scholars; the first class of 18 graduated on May 17th having completed the Honors Core Curriculum.
Walter G. Bumphus, president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), recently appointed Roger Ramsammy to the AACC’s Commission on Academic, Student and Community Development. Ramsammy, provost at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, will serve a three-year term starting July 1, 2015.