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Honors Awards presented at NOVA-Manassas

The Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College recently recognized recipients of the Honors Program ExxonMobil Awards, given to outstanding students in NOVA’s challenging Honors Program.

In front of a large audience of family members, students, faculty and staff, Manassas Honors Chair Rebecca Hayes presented awards to Christine Alford of Bristow, Dawn Boyd of Haymarket and Diego Placido of Manassas. Each winner received a $250 ExxonMobil Scholarship.

Students enrolled in Honors classes are eligible to apply for the scholarships which are awarded based on several criteria, including an essay about how the Honors Program or Honors classes have had an impact on the student’s personal, academic and professional development. Professor recommendations, campus and community activities, and grades are also factored into the evaluation.

The awards ceremony featured entertaining videos created by the students to showcase their winning essays. In her video, one student said NOVA “will make you have fun while you are learning.” Another cited the Honors enrichment activities and personal attention from faculty for strengthening his determination to complete his goals.

NOVA offers Honors classes to highly motivated students who seek a challenging academic experience. Students who complete the Honors Program earn special designation on their transcripts and diplomas, significantly enhancing their academic credentials.

To learn more, contact Hayes at rhayes@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.