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NOVA professor Gail Rebhan selected for NEH summer program

Gail Rebhan, a professor at Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge Campus, has been selected from a national applicant pool to attend one of six NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops as a NEH Summer Scholar. Rebhan leads the Woodbridge Campus Photography Program.

The National Endowment for the Humanities is a federal agency that each year supports summer study opportunities so faculty can work in collaboration with experts in humanities disciplines.

Rebhan will participate in a workshop titled “Along the Shore: Changing and Preserving the Landmarks of Brooklyn’s Industrial Waterfront.” The one-week program will be held at New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn. Each faculty member selected for the program receives a $1,200 stipend to help cover travel, study and living expenses.

Six workshops were offered for community college faculty this summer: African-American history and culture in Georgia, transcendental and reform movements in Concord, Mass., Georgia O’Keeffe, Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront, the War of 1812 in the Great Lakes and Western Territories, and the Plains Native Americans.

The approximately 300 faculty members who participate in the six workshops will teach more than 52,500 American students the following year.

Learn more at http://www.neh.gov/divisions/education/summer-programs or contact Rebhan at grebhan@nvcc.edu.

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 the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.