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Fairfax Board of Supervisors celebrates NOVA’s 50th!


The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday presented NOVA with a proclamation in honor of its 50th Anniversary. The presentation was read by Braddock District Supervisor John C. Cook, who sponsored the proclamation, and was given to NOVA College Board Chair Michael Wooten, President Scott Ralls, Board Member Jennifer McGarey and NOVA’s Director of Government Relations Dana Kauffman, who served on the Board of Supervisors from 1996 until 2007.

The proclamation read, in part, “BE IT RESOLVED, that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, on behalf of all residents of Fairfax County, does hereby congratulate Northern Virginia Community College for its 50th anniversary and recognizes the numerous contributions it makes to Fairfax County.”

Expressing their thanks and appreciation for the many benefits NOVA has brought to the region, Supervisors Cook, Gross and Hudgins, as well as Board Chair Sharon Bulova, thanked NOVA for the ongoing efforts to improve the community by continually raising the caliber of its graduates and the number of programs offered, and also working to flood the region’s market with those holding valuable workforce certifications. All those who spoke mentioned their eager anticipation of welcoming NOVA’s new president, Dr. Scott Ralls, to the region knowing his extensive background in Workforce Development.

Board Chair Sharon Bulova recounted how she graduated from NOVA in 1977, balancing school and raising a young family, as so many of NOVA’s students continue to do. Supervisor Catherine Hudgins, who represents the Hunter Mill District, also noted she would like to see NOVA expand its Reston campus dramatically to accommodate explosive community growth in the western portion of the county.

Media Contact: Kathy Thompson, NOVA Media Relations | 703.764.0896 | kthompson@nvcc.edu


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