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NOVA Announces U.S. Naval Community College Partnership with VCCS

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.

NOVA Announces U.S. Naval Community College Partnership with VCCS

Bank of America Gives Northern Virginia Community College $1 Million for Jobs Initiative

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.

Bank of America Gives Northern Virginia Community College $1 Million for Jobs Initiative

NOVA Releases New Report Highlighting a Decade of Regional Change

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 Releases New Report Highlighting a Decade of Regional Change

Public Officials Laud NOVA as Among the Best Community Colleges in Nation

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.

Public Officials Laud NOVA as Among the Best Community Colleges in Nation

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.

Governor Northam’s $30 Million ‘Re-Employing Virginians’ Workforce Initiative will Support NOVA Students

NOVA Awarded Four-Year Department of Education Child Care (CCAMPIS) Grant

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.

NOVA Awarded Four-Year Department of Education Child Care (CCAMPIS) Grant

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.

Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation renews investment in NOVA students with $20,000 to support the Nova Emergency Student Aid Fund

NOVA Fall 2020 Plan

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.

NOVA Foundation Announces New Board Members

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 Highlights Student Needs on National Press Club Panel

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. Anne Kress Highlights Student Needs on National Press Club Panel

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.

NOVA Foundation Announce Major Gift to NOVA COVID-19 Fund

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.

Three Northern Virginia Community College Students Awarded Prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Community College Transfer Scholarship

NOVA to Offer ‘JumpStart’ Tuition-Free Summer Online Courses for Region’s High School Students

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.

The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation Announces $1 Million Gift

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 Ed. Foundation Launches Emergency Student Aid Fund

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 Implements Remote Learning Plan

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.

Senator Tim Kaine Holds Roundtable at NOVA to Discuss the Rewrite of the Higher Education Act

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).

Senator Tim Kaine Holds Roundtable at NOVA to Discuss the Rewrite of the Higher Education Act

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’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’s Ribbon Cutting of the Institution’s State of the Art Fabrication Laboratory “Fab Lab” Starts With a Week-Long Set of Community Events
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