Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will build on its commitment to inclusive excellence by launching a new program to serve Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPI) students.
Northern Virginia Community College and the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Launch Workforce Index
Today, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce released their first annual Northern Virginia Workforce Index. The index combines survey responses from 91 local business leaders with real-time labor market data to provide detailed analysis on employer sentiment and workforce practices in the Northern Virginia region. Coming at a critical point of inflection in the national and regional economy, the Workforce Index indicates that most employers (72%) are optimistic about near-term economic and business prospects, but many businesses are now facing meaningful challenges finding and hiring talent due to labor shortages.
Northern Virginia Community College Receives $466,000 from U.S. Dept. of Education to Create Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is pleased to announce that the Department of Education has awarded it a grant totaling $466,000 for the establishment of a Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success (CEVSS). Roughly 15% of NOVA students are current or former military members or dependents, and this new center will provide a holistic, single point-of-contact for them. It will house a multitude of educational services for members of the military, veterans and their dependents related to transitioning out of the military, enrolling at NOVA, and completing their certification or degree. With these funds, NOVA will support a projected 4,500 student-veterans over three years.
NOVA’s New Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer Unveils His Priorities for the College
Dr. Eun-Woo Chang joined NOVA this summer as VP of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer. Having gotten the lay of the land, he has now released his priorities for the college: to implement innovation, diversity and inclusivity into all facets of academic planning.
Northern Virginia Community College Introduces IT Apprenticeship Program with AT&T To Help It Grow National Security Sector Tech Talent
Starting next week, Northern Virginia Community College will begin accepting applications for a new information technology (IT) apprenticeship program created with AT&T and the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI). The program offers NOVA students IT training and on-the-job experience with AT&T and seeks to create a larger pool of talent to meet the needs of federal customers in the National Security sector.
The Potomac chapter of AFCOM (Association for Computer Operations Management) in conjunction with the NOVA Foundation is pleased to announce the Wendy Darling Scholarship, a fund of $10,000 honoring Potomac Chapter Board Member, Stuart Dyer’s mother, who passed away in October 2020.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) was selected from a competitive, national field of community colleges to receive $100,000 to transform the future of students in the region. Funded by Metallica’s All Within My Hands (AWMH) Foundation and led by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the Metallica Scholars Initiative was designed to directly support students while also elevating the importance of career and technical education.
Dawn Selak joins Northern Virginia Community College as the college’s new director of communications. She will spearhead the college’s communications efforts, working with the talented communications team to share inspiring stories about the college, its students and its faculty and staff with the NOVA community and the world.
NOVA’s Go Virginia Grant to Support Dual Enrollment Expansion for Information and Engineering Technology
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) was recently awarded a Go Virginia grant of $1.11 million following Governor Northam’s announcement that Virginia will allocate over $11 million to help advance economic recovery efforts across the Commonwealth. NOVA will apply the funds to implement the Dual Enrollment Expansion Program for Information and Engineering Technology (DEEP-IET) with a goal to develop regional workforce capacity in IET careers.
The NOVA Educational Foundation (NOVA Foundation) announced two new board members at its most recent board meeting. College Board Members Rosaelena O’Neil and Zuzana Steen will now join the Foundation Board as well. Both will fill the positions vacated by two-term board members Ellen Dyke and Tony Burchard. As NOVA Foundation board members, O’Neil and Steen will hold their positions for up to three years.
G3 Scholarships give students an opportunity in career/technical fields. Fall scholarships now open for eligible students at NOVA.
On the heels of Governor Northam’s 2021-2022 budget signing, G3 Scholarships at Northern Virginia Community College are now open and available to eligible students seeking certifications and degrees that will lead to an in-demand job.
No Vaccine Mandate to Attend, Work at a Virginia Community College Masks are Optional for Those Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Glenn Dubois, the chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges, made the following statement today regarding COVID-19 vaccines and mask usage across our institutions.
NOVA Awarded IDEAS Grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad
Northern Virginia Community College has been selected to receive an IDEAS (Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students) grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad. NOVA is one of 26 colleges and universities from across the United States, selected from 132 applicants, to create, expand and/or diversify American student study overseas in support of U.S. foreign policy goals.
Northern Virginia Community College’s 54th Annual Commencement was celebrated virtually on May 5th, May 6th and May 7th. This interactive virtual celebration honored students with the theme, Believe! Aspire! Achieve!
NOVA Joins More Than 35 Colleges and Universities to Take Part in the Nation’s Largest Deliberative Democracy Event for Students
This ‘Deliberative Polling’ event, “Shaping Our Future,” will take place on May 1-2, 2021. It will be the largest national deliberative event ever carried out among young people in the United States.
NOVA will be launching the Jumpstart program again for the summer 2021. Graduating seniors with schools that NOVA already has a dual enrollment agreement with will be eligible to take two free courses at NOVA during the summer semester.
Get Skilled. Get a Job. Give Back Initiative to Make College Possible for Qualifying Students
Today, Governor Ralph Northam signed the “Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back” initiative, or “G3” program bill at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus. The “G3” program provides $36 million each year over the next two years to make program-targeted, tuition-free community college possible for qualifying students.
Northern Virginia Community College alongside seven other Virginia institutions, has been given a national recognition as a ‘Voter Friendly Campus 2021-2022’. NOVA is one of 231 campuses in 37 states and the District of Columbia with this designation.
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the NOVA Financial Aid Office, in partnership with Equinix, the world’s largest digital infrastructure company™, are pleased to announce the ‘Equinix Digital Infrastructure Scholarship’ program.
NOVA partners with higher education leaders to address major challenges facing students and communities across the country.
Today, Northern Virginia Community College joined nearly 40 institutions to launch the Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity. NOVA and Taskforce member partners are driven to act by the tremendous challenges caused by the pandemic, income inequality, the changing nature of work and levels of unemployment among recent college graduates that are nearly double those seen during the 2008 recession.
Ten NOVA Students Named as Semifinalists for Prestigious 2021 Jack Kent Cooke Undergrad Transfer Scholarship
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is excited to announce that ten of our amazing students have been named as semifinalists for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke “Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.”
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) has been named one of the top ten Military Friendly® Schools by ViQtory, a military marketing and recruiting firm. Seeking to provide veterans and military spouses with the best possible education that fits in with their many other priorities, NOVA is proud to be ranked eighth in the nation out of 747 schools to receive this prestigious designation.
NOVA Celebrates Black History Month with Virtual Events Offering Perspectives, Opportunities and Remembrance
Northern Virginia Community College will host a series of events that celebrate Black History Month through the many perspectives of black excellence. The college is excited to host virtual discussions with experts and students, workshops, speeches and remembrance ceremonies.
Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University were selected to participate in the Equity Transfer Initiative (ETI) led by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).
Over 100 students, faculty, staff and community members gathered on the Martin Luther King Day of Service to volunteer, virtually. The event, which historically takes place at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus, was moved online as all events are currently virtual. The theme for the virtual day of service was, ‘Taking a Stand for Service: Three Ways to Take a Step Toward Service and Justice.’