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2017 Press Releases

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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