The U.S. Navy has selected Virginia’s Community Colleges (VCCS) to be a founding partner in its newly created U.S. Naval Community College (USNCC) program. The VCCS is among five educational institutions selected for the collaboration, which begins the first phase of its pilot program in January 2021.
Program Supports Programming, Re-skilling, and Upskilling for Students of Color Includes Partnerships with Major Employers and Virginia Ready Initiative
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and Bank of America today announced a new $1 million jobs initiative partnership to help students of color successfully complete the education and training necessary to enter the workforce and embark on a path to success in Northern Virginia and throughout the Commonwealth. This initiative builds on Bank of America’s ongoing work in Virginia to address the underlying issues facing individuals and communities of color who have been disproportionately impacted by the current health crisis.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) has released a new report titled, ‘A Region on the Move.’ As Northern Virginia looks forward to new decade, the report examines how the region’s population has changed since 2010, and what these changes might mean for its future workforce and economic vitality.
NOVA’s Foundation’s Fundraising Celebration Looks to ‘Empower Bright Futures’
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation (NOVA Foundation) hosted its 24th annual fundraising event on Nov. 12. The event was held virtually this year and is an important vehicle to build awareness of the work of the Foundation. Contributions made through the event support programs and services for NOVA students.
Governor Northam’s $30 Million ‘Re-Employing Virginians’ Workforce Initiative will Support NOVA Students
Governor Ralph Northam has recently announced the ‘Re-Employing Virginians’ (REV) initiative to offer funding for training to unemployed Virginians, which then gives Virginia’s Community Colleges $27 million to help current and future students cover the costs of tuition and fees in fields that will lead to careers in their community. NOVA's allocation from the new REV initiative is $5.8M; which will provide first-dollar tuition-only scholarships to eligible individuals who enroll in NOVA's state-approved Fast Forward and G3 programs.
Northern Virginia Community College will host its 10th annual Green Festival on Wednesday, October 28, with a full roster of events from 10:15 a.m. to 2p.m. This year’s theme is ‘Waste and its Impact on Habitats.’ Historically, the festival has attracted hundreds of attendees concerned about the environment and sustainability.
The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (Northern Virginia Chamber) and Connectpreneur have named Northern Virginia Community College as the 2020 Education Innovator of the Year at the inaugural Greater Washington Innovations Awards on October 8, 2020.
Northern Virginia Community College has been awarded $372,312 over three-years as part of the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant is intended to alleviate some financial burdens for college students who are also parents of young children to allow them to focus on their studies and, in turn, increase their likelihood of academic success and, ultimately, graduation.
Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation renews investment in NOVA students with $20,000 to support the Nova Emergency Student Aid Fund
Local credit union foundation renews support for NOVA student emergency aid fund
The NOVA Educational Foundation (NOVA Foundation) is proud to announce a gift of $20,000 from the Northwest Federal Credit Union to support grant awards to NOVA students who experience unforeseen financial emergencies due to COVID-19 or the economic downturn that followed the pandemic.
NOVA, The City of Manassas, Prince William County, Virginia Career Works and SkillSource Form Elevate Coalition to Help Get Residents Back to Work
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is partnering with the City of Manassas, Prince William County, Virginia Career Works and the SkillSource Group to ensure that community members affected by COVID-19 are able to get back to work by receiving free education and workforce supportive services.
NOVA is preparing for a safe return to campus when classes begin on August 24 by launching the ‘GoCanvas’ Health Screening Application. As NOVA remains committed to the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, the launch of this application will assist in keeping the community safe.
NOVA is preparing to return to campus when classes begin on August 24, 2020. The college remains committed to the health and safety of students and employees. While much remains uncertain about the future impacts of COVID-19, NOVA has outlined safety considerations for limited on-site instruction, services and operations during the fall semester. This plan is grounded in a commitment to follow all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Virginia Department of Health (VDH) guidelines for COVID-19 safety.
Community leaders to help increase funding for student scholarships, emergency aid, and critical college programs
The NOVA Educational Foundation (NOVA Foundation) is proud to announce eight new Board members, effective June 10, 2020. Through its donors, the NOVA Foundation funds more than 350 scholarships, emergency aid, and a range of academic programs and student services throughout the College's six campuses and NOVA Online.
Dr. Anne Kress participated in a 75-minute panel hosted by the National Press Club on Thursday, May 28. “Education through the COVID-19 Crisis” was moderated by Bloomberg Government Congressional and Campaigns Reporter Emily Wilkins. Other panelists were Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Miami Dade Schools and Carissa Moffat Miller, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Dr. Nicole Reaves Provost of NOVA’s Medical Education Campus Chosen for National Presidential Fellowship for Community College Leaders
40 Aspiring Community College Presidents Will Participate in 2020-21 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship to Advance Student Success
The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today announced that Dr. Nicole Reaves, Provost of the Medical Education Campus at Northern Virginia Community College, is one of 40 leaders selected for the 2020-21 class of the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship, a highly respected leadership program preparing the next generation of community college presidents to transform institutions and to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success.
Emergency Student Aid Fund benefits from gifts, grants, from the Singh Family and ECMC Foundation
The NOVA Educational Foundation (NOVA Foundation) is proud to announce a gift of $55,000 to the NOVA COVID-19 Emergency Student Aid Fund (‘the Fund’) from the ECMC Foundation and the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia through the efforts of Mr. K. Paul Singh, CEO of Rezon8 Capital & Advisory Group.
Three Northern Virginia Community College Students Awarded Prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Community College Transfer Scholarship
Faiz Adem, Judith Obregon, and Reham Elsayed of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) were among the 50 recipients of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s prestigious Community College Transfer Scholarship. The highly competitive national scholarship will provide these three NOVA students with up to $40,000 a year to complete their bachelor’s degree.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is using institutional dollars from the Federal stimulus to launch a new summer schedule of tuition-free online classes for approximately 70,000 qualified Northern Virginia high school students. This is an opportunity for rising seniors through graduating seniors to JumpStart their summers and earn college credit by attending up to two online courses that will run from June 1 to July 15.
Healthcare executive and NOVA nursing graduate Debra Coffman Howe generously gives back
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation (NOVA Foundation) is proud to announce an exceptional gift of $1 million from donor Debra Coffman Howe of Palm Beach, Florida. Ms. Howe is adding to her existing endowed scholarship fund to increase her support for NOVA nursing students.
NOVA remains open and committed to supporting students through remote learning and services
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Educational Foundation has launched a new emergency student aid fund to assist students struggling with the personal and economic fall-out from the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 60% of NOVA’s 85,000 students work full- or part-time jobs. For many, what little income they have is diminishing rapidly. Financially vulnerable students face furloughs and layoffs as a result of the pandemic, and as child-care options and schools close, student-parents are facing extreme challenges in keeping any employment.
Northern Virginia Community College has closed its Manassas Campus, effective 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, until further notice following the determination that an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The employee had no contact with students.
NOVA’s Annandale Campus Closes to Take Precautionary Measures in Response to COVID-19 Possible Exposure
Northern Virginia Community College has closed its Annandale Campus, effective 8 a.m., Thursday, March 12, through Sunday, March 15. Updates will be posted on the college website, www.nvcc.edu.
Out of an abundance of caution and in support of CDC guidance regarding social distancing during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will shift to remote learning. Students should take precautionary measures and not return from spring break. NOVA classes will be cancelled on March 16 and March 17 to allow for the transition. Most classroom instruction will be conducted virtually from Wednesday, March 18 until April 4.
On Monday, March 2, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a roundtable at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) with students, faculty, and Virginia Community College System Chancellor Glenn DuBois along with the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Workforce, Dr. Lori Dywer to discuss workforce development requirements, the need for a Short Term Pell Grant program and the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA).
Virginia Chief Workforce Advisor Dr. Megan Healy and Alarm.com Announce First 'Go Virginia' Funded Apprenticeship Program
Dr. Megan Healy, Virginia’s Chief Workforce Development Advisor, today announced the launch of the Alarm.com (Nasdaq: ALRM) Apprenticeship program, the state’s first with support from the ‘GO Virginia’ initiative. During the year-long program, Alarm.com apprentices receive 10 weeks of technical instruction at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and 9 months of on-the-job training with Alarm.com.
Northern Virginia Community College Achieves a ‘Leader College of Distinction’ Award from Achieving the Dream
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) received recognition as a ‘Leader College of Distinction’ from the Achieving the Dream (ATD) national network. Each year ATD honors outstanding achievement of their network colleges through awards and recognition. Being designated as a Leader College of Distinction elevates NOVA’s status within the national network.
Northern Virginia Community College’s Ribbon Cutting of the Institution’s State of the Art Fabrication Laboratory “Fab Lab” Starts With a Week-Long Set of Community Events
On January 13, 2020, Northern Virginia Community College opened the doors to a state-of-the-art engineering technology Fabrication Laboratory. The week-long event kicked off with a prestigious ribbon-cutting to thank members of the institution's partners in the business and legislative community for the support of engineering technology programs.
Northern Virginia Community College Partners with FlexProfessionals, for the 'R2: Retool and Return Program' to Support STEM Professionals Returning to the Workforce
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and FlexProfessionals have partnered to offer a new, first-of-its-kind program in the northern Virginia region to get critically needed skilled workers to return to the workforce.