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NOVA Turns 50! In 1965 Northern Virginia Community College began its long standing tradition of excellence and established its commitment to the Northern Virginia community.

Much has changed since we opened our doors at Bailey's Crossroads to 761 students in 1965. NOVA has grown to include six campuses, three centers and provide online learning through the Extended Learning Institute. Fifty years later, we remain a vital part of our community and invite you to join us in celebrating our anniversary throughout 2015 and into 2016.

NOVA's 50th Anniversary provides an exciting opportunity to reflect on our past, celebrate the present and move forward with a renewed dedication to our community and student achievement. Take part in the celebration by sharing your success story and participating in events throughout the year!


The Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College is celebrating the college’s 50th Anniversary this year with recognition of 50 notable individuals from the campus over the past fifty years. The honorees include students, faculty, staff and administrators who all represent excellence at the Alexandria Campus in its first half-century. Framed photos of the honorees will be on permanent display on the first floor of the Bisdorf Building.

Event: 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert
Date: Friday, 6 May 2016
Concert: 7:15 p.m.
Location: AL Campus Schlesinger Center | 4915 East Campus Drive | Alexandria VA 22311
Contact: Jonathan Kolm | jkolm@nvcc.edu
RSVP: Marc Henderson | mhenderson@nvcc.edu

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