Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is establishing a competitive esports program affiliated with the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). NOVA joins over 80 colleges and universities in the United States, and is the first public institution in Virginia to recognize esports at the varsity level.
2018 Press Releases
In an effort to stream-line and guarantee the acceptance of transferrable college credits and to reduce higher education expenses, Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University have partnered to assist students seamlessly transfer from NOVA to complete a four-year degree through an innovative and collaborative program named ADVANCE.
A team of four students from Northern Virginia Community College are one of 10 finalists to participate in the fourth annual Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC), sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).
Dustin Perry and Justin Cuomo, two service personnel students at Northern Virginia Community College each received a $1,000 scholarship at the 12th annual Virginia Advisory Council on Military Education (VA-ACME) Symposium in Norfolk.
On Wednesday, April 25th, Northern Virginia Community College celebrated an innovative addition to its academic institution and to the College community by officially hosting a grand opening ceremony for the new Reston Center.
Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Alexandria Campus and College Steps has formed a new partnership to enhance the college experience for students living with autism spectrum disorders and learning and developmental disabilities.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland have announced a unique training event for school and campus personnel, law enforcement and other first responders. The Briefings: Resiliency and Recovery After a School Crisis, will be held on April 11th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Art Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus.
Francesca Raoelison, a graduate of Northern Virginia Community College is one of 47 recipients of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. This highly competitive national scholarship will provide Raoelison with up to $40,000 annually for a maximum of three years to complete her bachelor’s degree.
To commemorate Earth Day and inform students and the local community about environmental concerns, the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will host the 2018 Green Festival, on April 26th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center (CE) Building, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale.
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia awarded a $25,000 grant from the Innovation Fund endowment to the Northern Virginia Community College Adult Career Pathways Program (ACP). NOVA will use the grant to help defray costs associated with certification testing for students in the ACP program.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) believes recruiting female students into the field of information technology and cybersecurity is vital to the future of technological innovations and global competitiveness.
Students from Northern Virginia Community College and other colleges/universities, interested locals and high school students from across the nation have registered to attend NOVA's third annual 2018 Innovation Hackathon. The event will be held at the Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training (RCWET), 2645 College Drive, Woodbridge on April 13-15.
On March 8th, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) President Scott Ralls and Marymount University (MU) President Matthew Shank signed a guaranteed transfer partnership agreement that will allow students to continuously benefit from low tuition and ease of transfer between the two institutions.
The northern Virginia region boasts an incredibly high demand for jobs in information technology, cybersecurity and healthcare. For the third consecutive year, the Capital One Foundation awarded Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) a $135,000 grant to address workforce needs in the northern Virginia region.
The philanthropic support from the local business community continues to be a proven necessity for student success at Northern Virginia Community College. The Northwest Federal Credit Union (NWFCU) Foundation, the charitable arm of Northwest Federal Credit Union, recently partnered with the College to donate a $10,000 Higher Education Award grant to NOVA-Loudoun Lifeline - an emergency relief fund for students at the Loudoun Campus.
For the fifth consecutive year, the 2018 Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Film Festival will present a number of inspiring and engaging films created by NOVA students.
Northern Virginia Community College is pleased to announce new, strategic initiatives to both spark young peoples’ interest in technology and to offer new, industry-demanded degree programs.
After 15 years of successfully showcasing phenomenal student talent, NOVA Idol 2018 returns to host the annual production’s finale of strong vocalists from all six campuses of Northern Virginia Community College.
Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus will host Elect Her, a College-wide training program encouraging women students to run for student government and to consider a future in politics.
The Honorable Elizabeth R. Guzman, elected to represent Virginia's 31st House of Delegates, will deliver the commencement address for Northern Virginia Community College’s Spring 2018 Commencement.
The Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will remain closed on Thursday, January 25, due to a burst pipe within the Seefeldt Building, the largest classroom building on the campus.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is looking for dynamic individuals to help prepare students for the future by hosting a NOVA Adjunct Recruitment Fair, Saturday, Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brault Building (main level) on NOVA’s Annandale Campus, 4001 Wakefield Chapel Road, Annandale.
Northern Virginia Community College’s President Dr. Scott Ralls is pleased to announce Dr. Nicole Reaves as the next provost of the college’s Medical Education Campus. Currently, vice president for academic and student affairs at City Colleges of Chicago—Wilbur Wright College in Chicago, Ill., Reaves starts at NOVA in March.
The strategic importance of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) to the region’s business community has once again been officially recognized. Dr. Scott Ralls, president of NOVA, has been included as being one of the most influential business leaders in the Metropolitan Washington region by the Washington Business Journal’s annual Power 100 list.
In an effort to assist the underserved communities, more than 300 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 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus Center for Design, Media and the Arts, 3301 Netherton Dr., Alexandria.