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NOVA students visit state legislature

March 23, 2009

A group from the Annandale Campus visited the state legislature in Richmond, Virginia on February 24. Provost Barbara Saperstone, Director of Government Affairs Dana Kauffman, Interim Dean of Students Christine Holt, Outreach and Development Specialist for Pathways to the Baccalaureate Maria Nieto, Counselor for Student Activities Jessie Zahorian and nine students attended.

 The group was given a short talk by the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Chancellor Glen DuBois while in the Library of Congress, and then split up into two groups and met with various delegates and senators including Senator Chap Petersen and Delegate Margaret Vanderhye. At noon, the group entered the capitol building and watched part of the legislative session in action. 

Among the students who attended were Kim Schreiber, staff writer for the student newspaper the NOVA Fortnightly and Frank Anderson, a member of the Campus Democrats, a student organization that conducted voter registration drives on campus and in classrooms in the fall. 

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