Northern Virginia Community College Partners with Alexandria Sheriff’s Office to Offer Classes at Alexandria Detention Center
June 26, 2012 10:00 AM
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will partner with the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office to offer classes at the Alexandria Detention Center. The Open Road Program will provide inmates a new set of skills with the intent to encourage continuing their education at NOVA and breaking the recidivism cycle.
The first course will be History 295 - Topics in African American History; and will be taught by Dr. Jimmie McClellan, dean of Liberal Arts at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus. Approximately 20 students are expected to take the one-credit course. The class will meet during NOVA’s second six-week summer session on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Alexandria Detention Center. More classes are expected to be offered in the upcoming fall semester.
The partnership will be celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 28 at 1:30 p.m. with the first class immediately following the ceremony. Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille, Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, and McClellan will be on hand for the ribbon cutting.
Thursday, June 28
2001 Mill Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
For more information about the Open Road Program, contact Jessica Baxter at 703-323-3288. The detention center is a secure facility and media will need to confirm their attendance in advance with the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office by contacting Amy Bertsch at 703-746-5014.