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NOVA Bids Farewell to Dr. Sheri Robertson

Dr. Sheri Robertson, after serving almost 39 years at NOVA (plus 2 years as an Agriculture Extension Agent) will be joining the Virginia Community College System as an Associate Vice President for Academic and Workforce Policy with the start date of July 1st, 2021. She will be taking on a role to review and revise policy, as well as, to advise on systemwide transfer efforts.

Dr. Sheri Robertson

NOVA Spotlights Ways in Northern Virginia to Commemorate Juneteenth

Juneteenth, officially Juneteenth National Independence Day, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Liberation Day celebrates the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when the Union arrived in Galveston, Texas to enforce the emancipation of enslaved people in Texas (almost 3 years after the declaration of the Emancipation Proclamation). The holiday Juneteenth, which is observed on June 19, has long been celebrated in Black communities across the U.S., and there has been a continued push for wider recognition of the day.

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A Mother's Day Feature with Frances Villagran-Glover

What brought me to NOVA was the military. My husband served in the Marine Corps, and we were stationed several times in Virginia at Quantico. I used to move every six years, and this is my sixth community college that I’ve worked at.

Frances in her graduation regalia posing for a photo with her children.

NOVA Alumnus Headed for PhD and MD Program Says NOVA Accepts All and Helps Build Students

NOVA is one of the most accepting, diverse and honestly excellent institutions. There are two kinds of institutions – the kind that takes you on when you’re done building yourself and then claims credit – and then, there’s the institution that builds you. NOVA is an institution that builds you. NOVA will give you the resources you need, you just need to take advantage of it.

Sadik Karma in graduation regalia poses for a photo with family.

Profile Feature Story of Dr. Felicia Blakeney

Dr. Felicia Blakeney, first-year advisor and assistant professor at NOVA, talks about what brought her to the college and how she aims to continue to make a difference.

Profile Feature Story of Dr. Felicia Blakeney