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The Women's Center at NOVA-Alexandria receives donation

The Women’s Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus has received a $17,000 donation from the Fairfax County’s Office of Public Private Partnerships.

The donation will allow the Center to provide students with financial help such as tuition assistance, books and emergency funds. These barriers can become significant challenges for students working toward completing their educational goals.

Additionally, the partnership will help the Center provide better access to community services and resources for struggling students, including those who face domestic, dating and sexual violence.

"I'm so proud to have the Women's Center be a partner with Fairfax County to make sure that students not only receive crucial assistance, but also get easier access to the county's resources,” said Carolyn Cass Lorent, Ph.D., the Center’s director and an associate professor of psychology at the Alexandria Campus.

“Because of this effort, so many students will receive the financial assistance they need to reach their educational goals,” she said.

The Women’s Center opened its doors in 2008. Its programs and services are provided by volunteer faculty, staff and student leaders.

About the Women’s Center

The Women’s Center at NOVA-Alexandria provides a physical and virtual space to foster an environment in which individuals who support gender and sexual equality can best fulfill their personal, educational, and professional goals.

Media Contact: Jennifer Gonzalez | 703.425.5839 | jgonzalez@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.