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NOVA-Manassas faculty receive national honors

Six faculty members at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College were honored by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) for outstanding contributions to teaching, leadership and learning.

The 2013 Excellence Awards were presented during the 35th Annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence held in May 2013 in Austin, Texas.

The award recipients are Michael Carrington (resides in Bristow), program head for computer science; Patricia Gary (Centreville), assistant dean credit mathematics; Dahlia Henry-Tett (Arlington), program head for health and physical education; Patricia Lazzarino (Manassas), assistant dean mathematics; Nicole Mancini (Gainesville), physical education instructor; and Maryellen Ryan (Ashburn), economics instructor.

NISOD is dedicated to the professional development of faculty, administrators and staff and to the continued improvement of teaching and learning with the ultimate goal of student success. More information is available at http://www.nisod.org/.

Media Contact: Carlene Mackereth | 703.257.6658 | cmackereth@nvcc.edu

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.