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2017 Press Releases

NOVA-Annandale names new Dean of Language and Literature

Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus recently announced that Jennifer Daniels will be the new Dean of Language and Literature for the campus. Daniels, who has served as interim dean for the past year, received her Master of Fine Arts in poetry and Master of Arts in literature from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree in economics and marketing from Loyola University in New Orleans.

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Diane Mucci named dean at NOVA-Manassas

Dr. Diane Mucci has been named dean of the Science and Applied Technologies Division at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Manassas Provost Molly Lynch made the announcement.

Diane Mucci

NOVA’s LPN program ranked among top three in the state

The Licensed Practical Nursing Program (LPN) at Northern Virginia Community College has earned recognition as one of the top three LPN programs in Virginia for 2017, according to rankings recently released by PracticalNursing.org.

Alexandria Automotive Program receives NVCC Educational Foundation grant

The Automotive Program at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus recently received a grant from the NVCC Educational Foundation. The program received $1,825 that will go toward car batteries, supplies, tools and other components necessary to train and prepare students for the automotive industry

Ernst Community Center to display printmaking art show

The Verizon Gallery at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus is honored to display The Language of Impressions, a printmaking art show that will include works created by 13 artists from the mid-Atlantic region. The show will be on display for the month of June with an artists’ reception scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 3.

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NOVA-Alexandria staff to participate in concert and light show for Virginia Bronze

Britt Conley, administrative assistant with Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus Fine Arts and Music departments, will participate in the Mystical and Majestic: Music and Light concert and art show. The performance is at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 4 at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Theater, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22301.

Britt Conley, Stravinsky Firebird Suite, photo courtesy of artist.

Annandale Campus to host information session for adult learners

Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus will host a Success through Early Preparation Session (STEP) session, a new student information event, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, June 12 in the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center located at the Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003.

NOVA-Alexandria to host open house for adult learners

In an effort to reach and welcome adult learners in the City of Alexandria and surrounding communities, Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus will host a Summer 2017 New Student Orientation for Adult Learners 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18 in the Bisdorf Building, Room 158.

NOVA-Manassas exhibition features Argentinian artist

Artwork by Ignacio Alperin will be on exhibition in Colgan Hall at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College from May 5 to 31. Alperin was born in Argentina, grew up in Australia, and has lived and traveled throughout Europe, America and Southeast Asia.

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SGA to host Visionary 5K to raise money for scholarships

Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus Student Government Association is hosting the Visionary 5K race May 13 with a 2 p.m. start time. The race will be held at the Annandale Campus in an effort to raise money for SGA’s $1,000 Visionary Scholarships, which are dedicated to NOVA students transferring to four-year schools who made an impact while they studied at the Annandale Campus.

Schlesinger Center presents screen print art show by Amelia Hankin

The galleries at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Art Center at the Northern Virginia Community College Alexandria Campus will display the art exhibit Lachesis’ Order by artist Amelia Hankin. The show will be installed in the Passage and Forum galleries from May 12 to July 30 with an artist’s reception scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 20.

Dreamcatchers with Pattern

NOVA celebrates graduation of first cohort of Uncommon Coders

Northern Virginia Community College hosted the graduation of its first cohort of Uncommon Coders. The event was held Friday, April 28 at the Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training on NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus, 2645 College Drive, Woodbridge, Va.

Part-time instructors wanted at NOVA-Manassas

People who are interested in teaching part-time at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College are encouraged to attend a job fair on Thursday, May 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Battleview Technology Center, 10500 Battleview Parkway, Manassas, VA 20109.

NOVA Alexandria to host 40th Anniversary Concert

The Northern Virginia Community College NOVA Alexandria Community Chorus, Band and Jazz Band will perform a variety of musical selections as part of a concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of the chorus and the band. The concert will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Friday, May 5 at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at the Alexandria Campus, 4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311.

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Spring Open House at NOVA-Woodbridge

Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge Campus will host its annual Spring Open House on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., 2645 College Drive in Woodbridge. Prospective students will have the opportunity to apply for the upcoming fall semester, receive early advising and onsite FAFSA assistance, tour the campus and learn about transferring and guaranteed admissions procedures.

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NOVA-Annandale to host 3rd Annual STEM Fair

Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus will host its Third annual STEM Fair 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003.

NOVA-Woodbridge to host 2017 Innovation Hackathon, April 21-23

Approximately 250 students from Northern Virginia Community College and other colleges, interested locals and 70 local high school students have registered to attend 2017 Innovation Hackathon. The 36-hour-long competition will focus on offering hands-on experience to promote cybersecurity through analyzing secure coding methods.

Lindsay Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram donates to NOVA-Manassas Automotive Program

Lindsay Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manassas recently donated nearly $31,000 worth of components to the Automotive Program at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Mike Wang was instrumental in organizing the donation. Wang is the service director at Lindsay Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and a member of the Manassas Campus Automotive Advisory Committee.

Schlesinger Center to display sculpture series by Wilfredo Valladares

The Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus is honored to exhibit a series of sculptures by regional artist Wilfredo Valladares in his solo show Unmasked. The show will be on display April 17 to June 4 with an artist’s reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 20.

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NOVA Idol gives NOVA students their moment in the spotlight

They say every minute a star is born and for the past 14 years, NOVA Idol has been showcasing local stars with its annual production. This year was no exception as the aspiring stars stepped into the spotlight Friday, March 31 to take the stage at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at the Alexandria Campus. The event featured three variety acts and nine singers.

HVAC industry seeks to hire NOVA grads and general public at career fair

Interested in pursuing a career in the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) industry? Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge Campus will host local HVAC employers to recruit NOVA graduates and members of the general public at their annual HVAC Career Fair from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2645 College Drive, Woodbridge, VA.

Third Annual Writing Conference at NOVA-Manassas

The community is invited to the Third Annual Writing Conference on Friday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, the conference is free and open to the public but registration is required at www.NOVAMAwritingconference2017.eventbrite.com.

ADVANCE will help more transfer students earn four-year degrees

George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College have announced a groundbreaking partnership to assist students as they transfer from a two-year program and complete a four-year undergraduate degree. ADVANCE: A NOVA Mason Partnership will increase graduation rates and smooth the path to a degree while saving students time and money in the process. ADVANCE also will work in collaboration with Northern Virginia employers to adapt and create high-demand programs to fulfill critical workforce needs.

NOVA-Alexandria to host job fair as part of Student Career Success Week

Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus will host the 2017 NOVA JobCon, a week of workshops and lectures covering job and career preparation. This event will take place April 3-6 as part of Student Career Success Week at the Alexandria Campus, 5000 Dawes Ave., Alexandria, VA.

Summer is coming at Northern Virginia Community College

Registration begins March 28 for Northern Virginia Community College’s summer session. Classes in the 10-week session begin May 22 and end Aug. 2. Eight-week sessions start May 22 and June 5, and five-week sessions start May 22 and June 27.

NOVA-MEC to host Walk-4-Life Community Health Fair

The Medical Education Campus (MEC) of Northern Virginia Community College will host the sixth annual Walk-4-Life Community Health Fair on Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The family-friendly event will include free activities such as face painting, games, food and live music for all to enjoy.

Georgian ambassador set to visit NOVA-Manassas

David Bakradze, the Georgian ambassador to the United States, will present “Georgian Success Story” in Colgan Theater at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College on April 12 starting at 11:20 a.m.

David Bakradze

NOVA President, Board Chair appointed to GO Virginia Regional Council for Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia Community College President Scott Ralls and NOVA College Board Chair Todd Rowley are among 28 members appointed to serve on the GO Virginia Regional Council for Northern Virginia. The council consists of local leaders representing education, economic development, local government, non-profit and large and small business, and will help identify projects to compete for GO Virginia economic development funds. Ralls will represent the education sector and Rowley, who is the NOVA College Board chair and also a senior vice president for Cardinal Bank, will represent the large-business sector.

NOVA-Woodbridge offers Assistive Technology Testing Lab for disabled students

The Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College is offering a newly-designed assistive technology testing lab to accommodate disabled students in need of adequate testing facilities. The fully-equipped lab will be used as a resource to further academic success for students with visual, hearing and mobility impairments. An official ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Tuesday, March 28 at 2 p.m., 2645 College Drive in Woodbridge.

NOVA-Woodbridge Assistive Technology Testing Lab

2017 NOVA Idol welcomes all talents in its 14th year

NOVA Idol 2017 returns with strong vocalists from all six campuses of Northern Virginia Community College. NOVA Idol 2017 will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, March 31 at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at the Alexandria Campus, 4915 East Campus Dr., Alexandria, VA 22311.

2016 NOVA Idol Winner Carolina Fuenzalida

Winners announced for SkillsUSA competitions in diesel and automotive

The Automotive and Diesel Technology Program at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College recently hosted two SkillsUSA competitions for high school students. On March 6, students from Fauquier High School and Triplett Tech participated in the SkillsUSA Diesel Competition which consisted of a written test and three work stations.

‘At the Seams’ art show opens in Schlesinger’s Passage Gallery

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus welcomes regional artist Lina Alattar who will display her show At the Seams in the second-level Passage Gallery from March 17 through April 30 with an artist’s reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 25.

Where There is Always More

30+ local law enforcement agencies seek to hire NOVA grads at Law Enforcement and Intelligence Community Career Fair, March 21

Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge Campus will host over 30 local law enforcement employers to recruit NOVA graduates and members of the general public at the 2017 Law Enforcement and Intelligence Community Career Fair from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2645 College Drive in Woodbridge. The fair, sponsored by the Woodbridge Criminal Justice Club, is the largest job fair of its type in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Artist to display art books and lenticular pictures in Fisher Gallery

The Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus will open its second show of the 2017 season on March 3 with the collection Theme & Variations by artist Sally Canzoneri. The art show will be on display through April 13 with an artist’s reception scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 25.

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Alexandria Campus to host NOVA STEM Day

Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus will host NOVA STEM Day for community youth from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 5000 Dawes Ave., Alexandria, VA 22311. This event is one of several organized by SySTEMic Solutions, NOVA’s STEM outreach program, on different NOVA campuses throughout the year.

Films created by students to debut at 2017 NOVA Student Film Festival

During the 2017 NOVA Student Film Festival, Northern Virginia Community College will present a number of films created by NOVA students. The 2017 NOVA Student Film Festival is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 27 in the Bisdorf Building, Room 196 at the Alexandria Campus, 5000 Dawes Ave., Alexandria, VA 22311.

‘The Many Faces of Woman’ on display at NOVA-Manassas

“The Many Faces of Woman” will be on display at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College from March 1 to 28 in honor of Women’s History Month. The exhibition features artwork and poetry by Kathleen Stark of Springfield, Virginia.

“Judy Chicago”

NOVA’s Medical Education Campus implements changes to DMS program

The Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) Curriculum Committee recently approved curriculum modifications to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program (DMS) at the Medical Education Campus. The DMS academic curriculum, which is now referred to as the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Guided Pathway, will offer changes to some of the DMS core courses, including changes to the number of credits, order of classes offered and course numbers.

NOVA Workforce Releases Innovative Quarterly Regional Economic Report

NOVA Workforce has published an innovative labor market dashboard to support the development of a strategic approach to meet the current workforce needs of regional employers. This new report will benefit economic development agencies, job seekers, and local employers by providing a snapshot of the regional labor market, ultimately putting the region on a path to remain economically competitive.

Schlesinger Center to display ‘The Reverence of Water’ by Cheryl Edwards

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center will welcome regional artist Cheryl Edwards as she presents her latest art exhibit from March 3 to April 30. Edwards’ collection The Reverence of Water will be on display in the center’s Forum Gallery, and an artist’s reception is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 25.

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NOVA-Alexandria to host annual Children’s Concert

The Northern Virginia Community College NOVA Alexandria Band, the John Adams Elementary School Orff Ensemble and the George Mason Elementary School Jazz Band will perform a variety of musical selections as part of the Children’s Concert. The concert is scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 2 at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at the Alexandria Campus, 4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311.

New session starts soon at Northern Virginia Community College

Registration is taking place now for an eight-week session that begins March 13 at Northern Virginia Community College. Courses in the eight-week session cover the same material and award the same credits as semester-long classes.

NOVA-Woodbridge to host Gail Rebhan solo faculty exhibit

Gail Rebhan, a photography professor at Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge Campus will showcase her work at a faculty solo exhibit in The New Gallery for Contemporary Art at the Woodbridge Campus, 2645 College Drive (WAS). The exhibition is open Feb. 14 through March 24, with an opening reception on Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

David Johns to discuss education at NOVA-Manassas

David Johns will discuss the importance of supporting the education of African American students “from cradle to career” on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in Colgan Theater at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

David Johns

Hungarian ambassador set to visit NOVA-Manassas

Dr. Réka Szemerkényi, Hungary’s ambassador to the United States, will discuss her country at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College on Feb. 22 starting at 10:10 a.m. The presentation is free and open to the public with free parking in B4 (follow parking signs). NOVA-Manassas is at 10950 Campus Drive, Manassas 20109. For more information, contact Business Professor Frank Ferrara at fferrara@nvcc.edu.

Dr. Réka Szemerkényi

NOVA-Alexandria to host Elect Her training program for women

Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus will host Elect Her, the College-wide training program encouraging women students to run for student government and to consider a future in politics. The program was created in an effort to diminish the political leadership gender gap for women. The training program will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 in Room 158 of the Bisdorf Building on the Alexandria Campus.

Schlesinger Center to display music-inspired artwork by Lonnie Pauls

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus welcomes artist and George Mason University graduate student Lonnie Pauls to display her unique, music-inspired artwork in the second-level Passage Gallery. Pauls’ show Chroma will be on display from Feb. 3 through March 12 with an artist’s reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.

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NOVA Professor Margaret Leary named 2017 Outstanding Faculty by SCHEV

Dr. Margaret Leary, professor of information technology at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College and director of NOVA’s Cybersecurity Program, has been named a 2017 Outstanding Faculty of the Year by SCHEV (the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia). This award is the Commonwealth's highest honor for faculty at Virginia's public and private colleges and universities. Leary is the 13th NOVA Professor to have received this prestigious honor since the award’s inception in 1987.

Dr. Margaret Leary

Artist Heloisa Escudero interactive works on display at NOVA-Woodbridge

Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge Campus will showcase its first art exhibit of the spring 2017 semester, You are in Control, with artist Heloisa Escudero. The exhibit will run through Feb. 10 in The New Gallery for Contemporary Art, 2645 College Drive in Woodbridge.

50/50 interactive drawing

Artist John M. Adams to exhibit site-specific wall drawing at Schlesinger Center

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus welcomes artist John M. Adams as a part of the 2017 season for the center’s art galleries. Adams has created the site-specific graphite drawing Terminal Flux on the wall of the atrium of the building. The exhibit for the drawing opens Monday, Jan. 16 with an artist’s reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.

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NOVA to host 8th Annual MLK Day of Service

More than 250 Northern Virginia Community College students, faculty, staff and surrounding community members will work together during the MLK National Day of Service. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 East Campus Dr., Alexandria, VA 22311.

Schlesinger Center to display jazz-inspired art exhibit

The art galleries at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at the Northern Virginia Community College Alexandria Campus will open its 2017 season with The Stanley Clarke Series with Special Guest “Midnight Jazz Hour & Time Experience.” Artist Winston W. Harris will display his jazz-inspired work in the Forum and Fisher galleries from Thursday, Jan. 5 to Sunday, Feb. 26 with an artist’s reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.

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