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NOVA and GMU Awarded for ADVANCE Partnership

NOVA and George Mason University (GMU) received the 2019 John N. Gardner Institutional Excellence for Students in Transition Award for their cutting-edge ADVANCE partnership.


NOVA Chooses Dr. Anne Kress as Their Next President

NOVA selected Dr. Anne M. Kress as the College’s next president. Dr. Kress has 30 years of community college experience, spanning from her time at Florida’s Santa Fe Community College to her most recent position as president of Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY.

Dr. Anne M. Kress

Gabriel’s Revolt An American Uprising

“Gabriel’s Revolt,” a film about an African-led insurrection against slavery in 1800 produced by NOVA students, faculty and staff is set to make its television premiere.

Gabriel’s Revolt An American Uprising

The United States Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) Comes to Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) to Share Insight and Data on Mass Attacks in Public Spaces

Dr. Lina Alathari, Chief of the Secret Service, National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC), shared her research and findings for the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center Mass Attacks in Public Spaces 2018 Conference, which opened with Dr. Annette Haggray, Provost of NOVA’s Alexandria Campus welcoming all and thanking everyone from the public, private, and government sectors for helping to keep our communities safe.

Dr. Lina Alathari and Provost Dr. Haggray

NOVA Hosts NASA Astronaut Andrew Feustel

NOVA hosted NASA Astronaut Andrew Feustel for a presentation at the Alexandria Campus Center for Design, Media and the Arts, where he discussed his impressive career and experiences as an astronaut.

NASA Astronaut Andrew Feustel

ADVANCE expected to launch 100+ New Transfer Pathways in Fall 2019

Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University plan to strengthen their ADVANCE partnership with plans to offer more than 75 degree pathways in Fall 2019, almost four times as many as currently offered in the inaugural year of the program.


NOVA Celebrates Student Success at Annual SEAL Awards

NOVA celebrated nearly 90 students at the 47th Annual Student Recognition and SEAL Award reception.

The NOVA SEAL Awards honor the many talents and contributions of the College’s diverse community of scholars. Students are recognized who best exemplify the qualities of service, engagement, academics, and leadership. This includes community service involvement, campus club or organizational participation, outstanding academic achievement, and campus or community leadership.

NOVA Students

NOVA Hosts Human Library Project

While libraries contain physical books that are repositories of human knowledge, human beings themselves represent a living library of experience. Each individual’s story contributes a chapter to our collective understanding of the issues that unite and, increasingly, divide every member of our global community.

Human Library

NOVA Honors Black History Month

NOVA is proudly commemorating Black History Month with a series of special events and presentations. Celebrations began with a diversity conference at the Manassas Campus and conclude with a soul food dinner paying tribute to area police officers.

Family Celebrates Graduate

NOVA Names New VP of Student Services

NOVA has recently announced Frances Villagran-Glover as the College’s new vice president of student services. She will be responsible for the overall planning, coordination and evaluation of all student services and programs. Villagran-Glover has more than 25 years of experience working with diverse student populations in K-16 settings and has a proven track record of creating strategies to improve student success, as well as expertise in management and implementation of organizational integrations.

Frances Villagran-Glover