This November the First Veteran Technical Apprenticeship cohort graduated, marking the completion of the apprentices’ on-the-job paid training! Each apprentice moved into full-time Associate Cloud Consultant roles at Amazon Web Services. Governor Ralph Northam, Amazon, Federal, state, and local officials attended the ceremony in support of the graduates.
Dr. Scott Ralls spoke to iHeart Radio about NOVA’s cybersecurity program, one of the fastest-growing in the United States.
Dr. Richard Semmler, a recently retired NOVA professor, was honored on November 14 at a special scholarship luncheon and dessert reception to celebrate his incredible $1 million donation to NOVA. Friends, students, and former colleagues came out to congratulate Dr. Semmler on his generosity and to recognize the personal sacrifices he made to provide funds for student scholarships at NOVA.
Criminal justice students visit the Diplomatic Security Interim Training Facility for a day of hands-on learning
Forty criminology and criminal justice students from Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) visited the Diplomatic Security Interim Training Facility (DS ITF) for a day of hands-on learning on October 26, 2018.
On Sept. 19, NOVA celebrated mathematics professor Dr. David Conroy’s 50 years of continuous dedicated service to the college and his students - past and present.
The NOVA Educational Foundation’s signature fundraising event focused on Women in Technology with guest speaker Col. Eileen Collins, NASA’s first female shuttle commander, and a power trio of honorees Teresa Carlson, Amazon Web Services, Bobbie Kilberg, Northern Virginia Technology Council, and Zuzana Steen, Micron Technologies.
Many significant changes took place the past two years to benefit NOVA students’ ability to transfer all of their credits as required courses rather than electives. NOVA signed guaranteed transfer agreements (GTAs) with Radford, ODU, Marymount, and the University of Mary Washington, in addition to the ADVANCE program with GMU.
Leeza Fernand (CS), associate director in NOVA’s Office of International Education and Sponsored Programs traveled to Japan this summer as part of the prestigious and highly-selective International Education Administrator’s Program, a Fulbright program run by the U.S. Department of State.
“Incredible,” “awesome” and “amazing” were words repeated among school-aged students as they interacted with medical professionals through engaging, real-life scenarios at Camp Med 2018. For the 15th consecutive year, NOVA and the Virginia Hospital Center have partnered to offer Camp Med, a widely popular week-long summer program for local students interested in healthcare.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) continues to assist the greater metropolitan area’s growing need to have highly-skilled employees in the cybersecurity, business and information technology fields.
While growing up in Honduras, NOVA-Annandale Student Life Office Manager Rommel Aguilar always knew he wanted to pursue a college education.
Northern Virginia Community College graduate Joseph Cunningham has been selected to travel to NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calf. this summer to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) onsite experience. Cunningham was selected out of 280 community college students from across the nation.
For over four decades, NOVA emeritus professor Reva Savkar has shared her wealth of knowledge and expertise in the areas of computer science and chemistry with students both locally and aboard.
The Medical Education Campus of Northern Virginia Community College hosted its annual Allied Health and Nursing pinning and recognition ceremonies this month.
Among a high-energy and filled amphitheater that seats 10,000, Northern Virginia Community College celebrated its 52nd graduation on Saturday, May 12.
Briana Jamison already had a bachelor’s degree in communications when she enrolled at NOVA in the fall of 2015.
Husband and wife dynamic duo Elizabeth and James Williams are excited to walk down the aisle again, but this time the song selection will be to Sir Edward Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance.”
Students, faculty, staff and community members packed the lecture hall at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus during the 2018 NOVA Student Film Festival (NSFF) on April 26. The festival – in its fifth year – highlights short films created by students and allows them to use the skills they’ve learned about making and exhibiting films to inspire the public.
In remembrance of her significant contributions to Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), a ceremony was held to dedicate the Bisdorf Building Room AA-196 at NOVA’s Alexandria’s Campus as the Dr. Barbara A. Wyles Auditorium, in honor of the Campus’ former provost.
For the 15th year of successfully showcasing phenomenal student talent, NOVA Idol 2018 hosted the annual production’s finale of strong vocalists at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus.
As a community college graduate, History professor at NOVA’s Loudoun Camps David Porter understands the challenges students experience while trying to maintain a work-life balance. Finding the time to attend classes, while simultaneously working a full-time job was the only way he could afford college.
Approximately 356 students from various colleges, universities and high schools across the country gathered on the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College to participate in the third annual Innovation Hackathon event, held at the Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training (RCWET) on April 13-15.
NOVA Workforce and Bank of America Charitable Foundation partners to open Mount Vernon High School Career Advising Center
Workforce Development at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA Workforce) and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation celebrated an innovative approach to engage local students at the secondary level. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Mount Vernon High School (MVHS) in Alexandria on April 11th to dedicate a new Career Counseling Center.
Since 1967, Floyd Schwartz has served as adjunct information technology professor at NOVA’s Alexandria and Annandale Campuses. While managing a dual career as an educator and full-time data center manager, Schwartz has achieved the 50-year mark, having taught over 250 courses to more than 6,000 students enrolled in NOVA’s IT program.
The Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College's Office of Student Integrity and Conduct's Sexual Assault Peer Education Program partnered with the City of Alexandria and local dentist Dr. John Kling to officially proclaim March 4-10 as "NO MORE" Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault Week for the City of Alexandria.
Belarus international technology educators discuss hybrid learning resources with NOVA-Alexandria faculty
On Feb. 27, seven university administrators and educators from Belarus visited Northern Virginia Community College's Alexandria Campus to expand their knowledge of distance learning and instructional technology curriculum practices used at the colligate level.
Santwana Das, assistant professor of information technology and cybersecurity at NOVA's Manassas Campus, enjoys fostering students interest in STEM-related fields. As a highly-trained IT professional, both in the public and private sector, she uses her personal journey of self-discovery to encourage her students to always be receptive to change.
NOVA's Jean Braden Center for Women, Gender and Social Equity host annual Elect Her training program
For the fourth year, NOVA-Alexandria's Jean Braden Center for Women, Gender and Social Equity partnered with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Running Start to host "Elect Her" on February 23.
NOVA-Medical Education Campus professor shares her path to female empowerment through cross-culturalism
Dr. Fonya Atabong, a nursing assistant professor at the Medical Education Campus, is no stranger to hard-work and determination. As the oldest of seven siblings, growing up in Limbe, Cameroon wasn’t easy for a young woman with a desire to pursue an education.
In a continuous effort to educate children on proper hygiene techniques, the Northern Virginia Dental Society (NVDS) and the Medical Education Campus (MEC) of Northern Virginia Community College partnered to host the 2018 Give Kids A Smile event (GKAS) on Fri., Feb. 2.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) continues to make strides toward the greater Washington area’s growing need to have educated and highly-skilled employees in the cybersecurity and IT fields.
For the ninth consecutive year, Northern Virginia Community College faculty, staff, students and community members dedicated their vacation day to helping those in need acquire food and other necessities.