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Community celebrates Higher Education Center at NOVA-Loudoun

Ribbon cutting

A large number of people gathered at the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College Sept. 24 to celebrate the official opening of the Higher Education Center, the newest campus building. The Higher Education Center completes the first phase of a two-part commitment to partner with one or more universities to offer students four-year degree programs at NOVA’s Loudoun Campus.

Loudoun Provost Julie Leidig served as the emcee for the ribbon-cutting ceremony in the building’s multipurpose event space and several speakers offered congratulatory remarks. Everyone agreed that the building is a welcome addition to the Loudoun Campus that will provide NOVA students with new opportunities.
From left: Northern Virginia Community College Board Vice Chair Todd Rowley, Virginia Community College System Associate Vice Chancellor Bert Jones, NOVA President Scott Ralls, State Senator Jennifer T. Wexton, Delegate Kenneth R. Plum, Delegate Kathleen J. Murphy, NOVA-Loudoun Provost Julie Leidig, NOVA student Manuel Hernandez, Delegate Thomas A. “Tag” Greason, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott York, Loudoun County Supervisor Suzanne M. Volpe, and Loudoun County Supervisor Janet S. Clarke.

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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.