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Dean McClellan Featured in the Washington Post

The Washington Post interviewed Dean McClellan about his lecture, "Native America: The invisible Foundation of the Modern World," which was part of NOVA's Joseph Windham Series on Race Relations. Click here to read the article.

November 29 2021


NOVA Faculty Weigh in on the VCCS/Smithsonian Professional Development Opportunity

Earlier this month, through an opportunity with the VCCS and funding from the NOVA Foundation, several NOVA faculty members had the opportunity to take an overnight trip to visit and learn about prominent D.C. landmarks.

November 18 2021


Shaleigh Howells, Museum Director of the Pamunkey Indian Museum and Cultural Center

In an exclusive webinar for NOVA students, faculty, and staff, guest speaker Shaleigh Howells will discuss cultural resource management of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe on Wednesday, December 8th, at 2 PM.

November 15 2021


NOVA Receives Grant to Aid AANAPI Students on Annandale Campus

Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale campus has received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund new programs aimed at providing Asian and Native American Pacific Islander students with more academic and cultural resources...
November 12 2021


NOVA Joins Institutions Across the Nation in Recognizing Our Veterans

Like many individuals and nationally recognized educational institutions, NOVA is taking time today to recognize those who have bravely served our great nation. In a collaborative effort, the President’s Office, the Office of Veterans Services and the Office of Communications and Visual Services gathered anecdotes and stories from students and alumni who represent our amazing Nighthawk community.

November 11 2021


International Education Week

International Education Week, a joint effort from the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Education, is "an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide."...
November 10 2021


Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month! This month (and in December), NOVA observes the history and culture of Native Americans with a number of events throughout our campuses...
November 4, 2021


Indigenous Youth Leader and Climate Activist Nina Berglund

DEI November Spotlight Event, 21-year-old indigenous youth leader and climate activist Nina Berglund....
October 22, 2021


Hispanic Heritage Month at NOVA

This year NOVA observed Hispanic Heritage Month with a number of events throughout our campuses...
October 15, 2021


NOVA Awarded $1.3 Million for AANAPI-Serving Institutions

Annandale, VA - Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will build on its commitment to inclusive excellence by launching a new program to serve Asian American and Native American Pacific Islanders (AANAPI) students...
October 15, 2021


Dr. Dali Tan Receives 2021 Marshall Brannon Award

The Office of Diversity, equity, and Inclusion is proud to extend our congratulations to Dr.Dali Tan, recipient of the 2021 Marshall Brannon Award for Virginia Post-Secondary World Language Teacher of the Year, which is...
October 14, 2021


NPR’s Code Switch Comes to NOVA

On Wednesday, October 13, award-winning journalist and celebrated NPR podcast host Gene Demby will take part in a virtual conversation about the value of diversity.
October 13, 2021


The DEI InNOVAtion Grant Program for NOVA Faculty and Staff

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, in partnership with the NOVA Foundation Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the DEI InNOVAtion grant, focused on diversity, equity and Inclusion.
October 1, 2021


The Loudoun Campus Privilege Walk

On Thursday, September 24, 2021, the Diversity Committee at the Loudoun campus held its first in-person Privilege Walk (also known as equity walk). An enthusiastic group made up of staff and faculty met outside the learning Commons...
September 24, 2021


NOVA Commissioned to Provide Shelters to Afghan Refugees

On Friday night, August 20, state and federal agencies asked NOVA to activate its Emergency Shelter Plan to provide a “state transfer point” (STP) for several hundred Afghan refugees fleeing their homeland for safety...
August 23, 2021


Share Enriching Student Opportunities From the Asia Society

A valued partner in internationalization initiatives, the Asia Society is offering the following opportunities for students for 2021...
August 12, 2021


Recap of March - On Virtual STEM Summit

A valued partner in internationalization initiatives, the Asia Society is offering the following opportunities for students for 2021...
July 15, 2021


Juneteenth Video and Poem

In recognition of Juneteenth last week, the following message was posted within the Virtual Student Union for our students on Friday, June 18th. Because the message includes a video compilation from several faculty/staff members along with an original poem from a NOVA Alumna, I wanted to be sure to share this across our college...
June 24, 2021


Live a Commitment to Inclusive Excellence During Pride Month

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and I thank our amazing Student Life leaders for filling the calendar with virtual events that celebrate, honor, affirm and inform - all accessible through our Virtual Student Union...
June 10, 2021


Remembering George Floyd: NOVA President's Response to the Derek Chauvin Conviction

The guilty verdict rendered today offers small comfort to the Floyd family for their unimaginable loss, and over the past weeks, the trial has made visible the dangerous reality that confronts so many members of the African American community, including our colleagues, students, family, friends, and neighbors...
April 20, 2021


NOVA Stands with the AAPI Community During this Time

Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University were selected to participate in the Equity Transfer Initiative (ETI) led by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)...
March 19, 2021


NOVA, Mason Selected to Participate in Equity Transfer Initiative

The members of the Northern Virginia Community College Board, as recently as our last meeting, recommitted the College to an educational mission based on the principles of access, opportunity, student success and excellence and to the strategic goals of ensuring...
February 2, 2021


NOVA Names Dr. Nathan Carter as Its First Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Northern Virginia Community College announced Thursday that Dr. Nathan Carter has been appointed as the College’s first ever Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer...
December 18, 2020


NOVA Board Resolution of Commitment and Support for Equity in Opportunity

The members of the Northern Virginia Community College Board, as recently as our last meeting, recommitted the College to an educational mission based on the principles of access, opportunity, student success and excellence and to the strategic goals of ensuring...
June 22, 2020

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