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NOVA-Manassas presents Paths to Success

On March 22 at 2 p.m., the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will host “Paths to Success,” a presentation by Larry R. Felix, director of the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The event is free and open to the community.

Larry FelixAs director of the BEP, Felix is responsible for the overall operations in the production of United States currency and other government securities and documents. Under Felix’s leadership, the BEP completed the design of the next generation (NXG) of currency series including the NXG $100 note, the most complex note of any United States currency series to date. Felix is presently leading the effort to design and produce meaningful accessible currency for individuals who are blind and visually impaired. Because currency designs are becoming more technologically complex, Felix is implementing a massive retooling/retrofitting operation to transition the organization into a 21st century manufacturing plant. The multi-year retooling plan for both BEP facilities ensures the continuity of operations of essential function in the event of an emergency, while supporting future currency redesigns to deter counterfeiting.

“Paths to Success” is the second presentation sponsored by the Manassas Campus initiative called iCAD, which stands for Inspiring our Community to Academic achievements through Diverse experiences. The presentations are intended to encourage people to pursue their educational goals.

The Manassas Campus is located at 6901 Sudley Road, Manassas. To learn more, contact iCAD Project Manager Michael Carrington at mcarrington@nvcc.edu or 703-257-6555.

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.

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