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NOVA makes White House Summit on Community Colleges sessions available to faculty and staff

Northern Virginia Community College faculty and staff will be able to watch the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges through a live broadcast provided by the White House. The opening plenary session at 12:15 p.m. and the closing session at 3 p.m. will be streamed live and NOVA’s campuses are making the sessions available to interested faculty and staff.

On Oct. 5, Dr. Jill Biden, who teaches English at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus, will convene the Summit to bring together community college administrators, faculty and students, business and philanthropic leaders, and federal and state policy leaders. Summit participants were selected through a process of consulting many community college stakeholders.

The participants will discuss how community colleges can ensure that the United States has the most educated workforce in the world so American businesses can compete in the global economy and achieve President Barack Obama’s goal of leading the world with the highest proportion of college graduates by 2020. Summit participants will address the critical role of community colleges as part of America’s economic vision for the future.

To learn more about the Summit, go to www.WhiteHouse.gov/communitycollege. Go to www.WhiteHouse.gov/live to watch the live broadcast of the opening and closing sessions.

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.