Senator Mark Warner to visit Northern Virginia Community College
January 7, 2010 4:00 PM
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner will be at Northern Virginia Community College on Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. to speak to students and administrators about NOVA’s geographic information systems (GIS) program.
Warner has requested federal funding for a program to train displaced workers in GIS, a field that is expected to grow significantly in the next few years. The funds will allow NOVA to create online GIS courses to be used at other campuses in the Virginia Community College System, providing students across Virginia with access to the courses.
GIS technology is used for scientific investigations, resource management, asset management, archaeology, environmental impact assessment, urban planning, cartography, criminology, geographic history, marketing, logistics and other purposes.
NOVA President Robert G. Templin Jr. will welcome Warner, along with Dr. Michael Krimmer, Program Head for Geospatial Studies; Joyce Samuels, Interim Provost for the Loudoun Campus; Dr. Bev Blois, Dean of the Communication and Human Studies Division at the Loudoun Campus; Dr. Jennifer Lerner, Director of the Extended Learning Institute; Dr. Steven Sachs, Vice President of Instructional and Information Technology; and William Gary, Vice President of Workforce Development.
The event will take place at NOVA’s Reston Center, located on the third floor of 1831 Wiehle Avenue in Reston. To learn more about NOVA’s GIS program, call Mike Krimmer at 703-200-8095.