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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. The CDEIO takes a leadership role in developing plans and educational/professional development programs that help to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion in NOVA’s practice, programs, policies and culture.

Dr. Nathan Carter, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer.

NOVA Grad Wins $15,000 Scholarship from the Washington D.C. chapter of NEWH, Inc.

Congratulations to Yashoda Gurung, a NOVA graduate and current student at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore’s hospitality-tourism management student at The Universities at Shady Grove. She recently won a $15,000 scholarship from the Washington DC chapter of NEWH, Inc., (the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality).

NOVA Grad Wins $15,000 Scholarship from the Washington D.C. chapter of NEWH, Inc.

NOVA, Part of 23-College System, Supports VCCS Chancellor’s Statement on Floyd Tragedy

“George Floyd’s indefensible death, and the demonstrations it has inspired, demand more than thoughts and prayers. They demand action. We owe it to our African American students, faculty, staff, supporters, and friends to say that we see you, and that we see your pain. And we need to share what Virginia’s Community Colleges can do to contribute solutions moving forward.

Professor Kwabena Konadu Highlighted as Inaugural VCCS’ ‘Take Five’ Series on Outstanding Faculty Members

Chair of NOVA’s Cybersecurity program, Professor Kwabena Konadu, affectionately known as Professor KK, was highlighted by the Virginia Community College System yesterday as the first VCCS faculty member in their ‘Take Five’ series. The objective for the series is to shine a light on those who are innovating while educating and, in the process, taking classroom instruction and student engagement to a whole new level through answering five questions.

Professor Kwabena Konadu Highlighted as Inaugural VCCS’ ‘Take Five’ Series on Outstanding Faculty Members

English Professor Nicole Tong Named Inaugural Fairfax Poet Laureate

NOVA is excited to announce that Nicole Tong, an English professor who has been with the college thirteen years has been selected as ARTSFAIRFAX’s first ‘Fairfax Poet Laureate’. Tong, who is well known for managing NOVA’s ‘Power Up Your Pedagogy’ (PUP) Conference for convocation over the last two years also serves as the college coordinator for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL).

English Professor Nicole Tong Named Inaugural Fairfax Poet Laureate

NOVA Continues Partnership with AWS with Cloud Ambassadors

NOVA’S Provost for Information and Engineering Technology, Dr. Chad Knights, has been named to the Amazon Web Services’ Educate Cloud Ambassador Council. Also, NOVA board member and student, Todd Rowley, was selected as Student Representative to Amazon Web Services Cloud Ambassadors.

NOVA Continues Partnership with AWS with Cloud Ambassadors

NOVA Nurses Honored by WUSA CBS9 During Nursing Week

For National Nursing Week, NOVA celebrates another class of nursing graduates. In the next couple weeks, these students, tucked away in their new jobs, will look very different than they could have imagined as they enter the workforce during a global health crisis. The pandemic is not only affecting current health care professionals, but also aspiring nurses ready to join medical teams on the front lines.

NOVA Nurses Honored by WUSA CBS9 During Nursing Week

NOVA Nurse prepares for worst, hopes for best and takes care of her patients

This is National Nurse’s Week, and NOVA has a lot to be proud of in its nursing and healthcare graduates. Lisa McKean graduated from NOVA’s Nursing program in May 2019, passed the NCLEX (the Nursing licensure exam) in June 2019 and started working on a hospital Medical-Surgical unit in July 2019. As a student, she was 2018-19 Nursing Student Association President and a 2019 SEAL Award recipient. The SEAL Award is a NOVA student award that recognizes exceptional service, engagement, academics and leadership.

NOVA Nurse prepares for worst, hopes for best and takes care of her patients

Award-winning Singer Becomes Life-saving Nurse

Banawa became a registered nurse after graduating summa cum laude with her nursing degree from NOVA’s Medical Education Campus. She says she started at NOVA because it had the most flexible schedule for her family. Her husband is also active duty military, so it was important for her to find a program that would accommodate her family’s schedule.

Award-winning Singer Becomes Life-saving Nurse

NOVA Foundation Celebrates Its Students at 40th Anniversary Recognition Dinner

Governor Ralph Northam Presents Chairman Sharon Bulova With ‘Distinguished Alumna Award’

The Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Educational Foundation hosted its 40th Annual Dinner at the Marriott Fairview Park on November 13, 2019. The event highlighted a range of impactful work from students and faculty with the theme, ‘Strong Roots, Bright Future.’ More than 460 attendees from government, business, education, and the local community joined NOVA faculty and staff in support of the NOVA Educational Foundation.

NOVA Foundation Celebrates Its Students at 40th Anniversary Recognition Dinner
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