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Thank You to All Who Supported NOVA’s First Annual ‘Giving Day’

On April 21, the NOVA Educational Foundation launched an inaugural 24-hour virtual fundraiser in support of NOVA student achievement. Nearly $30,000 was raised to support student success through scholarships, emergency grants, textbooks and even caps and gowns for NOVA’s upcoming May commencement.

Thank You to All Who Supported NOVA’s First Annual ‘Giving Day’

Five NOVA Students Receive Smithsonian Internships

Five NOVA students join the competitive summer undergrad internship program at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Asian Art (NMAA). This is a paid internship opportunity open to college students across the nation to work on a variety of programs and pathways, offering a wide range of learning opportunities within the various departments

NOVA’s National Student Employment Week Spotlight, Shonia Bates on Balancing Motherhood and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Training

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background: I am originally from Philadelphia but moved to Dallas, Texas in 2017 with my fiancé who received a promotion at work. In a few years, he was promoted again, and we moved to Virginia. We have a five-year-old daughter, whom I adore so much! She’s my motivation for everything I do in life and, honestly, I wouldn’t know what I would do without her.

NOVA’s National Student Employment Week Spotlight, Shonia Bates on Balancing Motherhood and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Training

Women’s History Month Spotlight: NOVA Student and Jack Kent Cooke Semi-Finalist, Kerri Langhorne is also a Trailblazer and Inventor

NOVA non-traditional student, Kerri Langhorne, exemplifies being #BoldlyNOVA! Recently named a Jack Kent Cooke semi-finalist, Kerri is an inventor, entrepreneur, single mom, an in-demand equine athletic recovery therapist and holder of a patent on a top-of-the-line horse recovery supplement—a patent she wrote herself because she couldn’t afford a lawyer. She has been a speaker for NOVA Stem Week, and she serves as a mentor for other NOVA students.

Women’s History Month Spotlight: NOVA Student and Jack Kent Cooke Semi-Finalist, Kerri Langhorne is also a Trailblazer and Inventor

Nazrawi Yenberberu, NOVA Data Center Operations Student Spotlight

Nazrawi Yenberberu became interested in NOVA’s Data Center Operations course after spotting an online ad for the program. Nazrawi lives in Ashburn, Virginia and is a real estate agent by trade who hopes to capitalize on the growing data center industry.

Nazrawi Yenberberu, NOVA Data Center Operations Student Spotlight

NOVA National Engineer's Month Spotlight, Nicolas Height

Nicolas Height worked in restaurant kitchens for six years. It was during the height of the pandemic, after being furloughed, Height decided to look for ways to get out of the service industry. After connecting with a technology industry leader on LinkedIn, Height decided to give NOVA’s Data Center Operations program a try.

Nicolas Height

Meet NOVA's Aleksander Marthinussen a Recent ECMC Spotlight

Aleksander Marthinussen, program manager with NOVA SySTEMic, has been named as a Post-Secondary Leadership Spotlight ECMC Foundation Fellow. Marthinussen’s Techniques interview appears as part of a digital-exclusive spotlight series on fellows.

Aleksander Marthinussen

NOVA Alum, Kim B. Miller, Poet Laureate Talks Poetry and Information Technology

Kim B. Miller is the Poet Laureate of Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park from October 2020 until October 2022. She’s the first African American Poet Laureate for this region. Her poetry is inspirational, and her words are bold as she is unapologetically blunt. Miller has performed nationally in person and internationally online.

Kim B. Miller, Poet Laureate

NOVA Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Annual “Day of Service” Featuring Voices from Across the Community

NOVA’s annual “MLK Day of Service” kicked off on Monday, January 17, 2022 with a series of heartfelt speeches, warm memories of what the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy meant to them, opportunities to further serve and volunteer in the community and a closing video of vignettes from NOVA’s faculty, students and staff members, each reciting parts of the famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
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