Dr. Richard James (Dick) Ernst, the longest serving president of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) passed on August 15, 2019. He was 86. The NOVA Nighthawk family is united in mourning his loss.
The Northern Virginia Community College Medical Education Campus (MEC) is hosting a celebratory ribbon cutting event from 12:00p-2:00p on August 27, 2019. It will occur in the Foley Forum (first floor), 6699 Springfield Center Dr., Springfield VA 22150. The event will celebrate the college’s outreach to bring preventative health services to all corners of Northern Virginia.
A Northern Virginia Community College produced film will broadcast on WETA TV 26, the flagship public broadcaster in the nation’s capital, on August 2nd, 2019 at 8:30 p.m. The NOVA organized passion project, ‘Gabriel’s Revolt’ that spanned over eight years was fueled by the dedication and commitment of the faculty and students here at the college. This historically accurate timepiece was shot at all the original sites where the protagonist had visited centuries ago.
The Manager of Labor Market Research at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), Alex Cooley, was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER).
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) have partnered, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), to develop a new course of study in Data Intelligence focused on cloud computing, data analytics, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI).
The season finale of the CBS show ‘WHISTLEBLOWER’ will air on Friday, June 28, 2019, at 8pm EST, and will feature Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) adjunct faculty member, Bunny Greenhouse. Greenhouse, a former Chief Contracting Officer for the United States Army Corps of Engineers testified before Congress in 2005 about irregularities in contracts between Halliburton and the federal government.
The GI Bill signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 22, 1944 will be celebrating its 75th anniversary on June 22, 2019. This commemorative day honors servicewomen and servicemen who have pursued the opportunity of resuming their education.
The annual Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Public Sector Summit was held in Washington, DC from June 11th to June 12th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center bringing together users from government, education, and non-profit organizations. Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA’s) innovative Cloud Computing degree program, which was announced during last year’s AWS public sector summit, was the first two-year Cloud-focused degree in the nation.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) has been named one of the top Military Spouse Friendly® Schools. Continuing its mission to provide veterans and military spouses with the finest choices for post-secondary education, VIQTORY released the 2019-2020 Military Spouse Friendly® Schools list.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will host nearly 250 students from all of its campuses and other colleges and universities for the fourth annual InNOVAtion Hackathon.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will hold its 53rd Commencement ceremony for graduates and award 3,512 degrees on Friday, May 17 at 10 a.m. at Jiffy Lube Live located at 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow, Va.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is hosting NASA Astronaut Andrew Feustel on Monday, May 6 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The presentation is taking place at the Alexandria Campus, Center for Design, Media and the Arts Building located at 3301 Netherton Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311. The event is free and open to the public.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) student, Taima Al-Iriani, is one of 61 recipients of the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. This highly competitive national scholarship will provide Al-Iriani with up to $40,000 annually for a maximum of three years to complete her bachelor’s degree.
Dr. Julie Leidig of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) has been selected by the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program to join the 2019-2020 class of the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence, a leadership program aimed at preparing the next generation of community college presidents to transform institutions to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success, both in college and in the labor market.
The Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) annual Student Film Festival will take place on April 25 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Alexandria Campus in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, located at 4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311. The event is free and open to the public.
Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) 6th annual Green Festival will take place on April 25 at the Annandale Campus, Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center located at 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) professor, Babur Kohy, received the George B. Vaughan Award for Outstanding Adjunct Faculty from the Virginia Community College (VCCS) for the Northern Virginia Region on April 11 at the New Horizons Awards Banquet in Roanoke, Va.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) student, Ons Ameur, received the 2019 Virginias Collegiate Honors Council Emerging Honors Scholar of the Year Award at the Virginias Collegiate Honors Council (VCHC) Spring Conference on April 6 in Harrisonburg, Va. The honor is given to the best and brightest emerging Honors students who have completed 54 or fewer credits at a post-secondary institution.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will host its inaugural Spring Into NOVAarts Festival on March 30, 2019, at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center located on the NOVA Alexandria Campus at 4915 East Campus Drive in Alexandria, Va. The event runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. featuring the talented students of the NOVAarts program and student organizations, through a walking, progressive and all-encompassing performance showcase. The festivities include a different event in each part of the Schlesinger Center – music ensembles, a dance group, theatrical performances, live drawing events, a portrait station, student films, fine arts, interior designs and graphic designs. All of NOVA’s arts will be under one roof, for the first time in its history.
While libraries contain physical books that are repositories of human knowledge, human beings themselves represent a living library of experience. Each individual’s story contributes a chapter to our collective understanding of the issues that unite and, increasingly, divide every member of our global community. On Thursday, March 28, Northern Virginia Community College is bringing human “books” to the community by hosting the Human Library Project, an international event held on college campuses across the world. The program will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the NOVA Alexandria Campus, Bisdorf Building, Room AA-158.
Kelly Persons was selected as the Executive Director of the Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation, where she is responsible for initiating, cultivating and maximizing philanthropic support for Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). Persons reports to both the NOVA President and the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
With a story that includes years of homelessness and challenging family issues, 19-year-old Niketas Koussis is transforming adversity into action. Today, Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society (PTK) awarded Koussis, a student at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), with two of the nation’s top scholarships recognizing outstanding academic achievement among college students.
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) recently announced that Jill Mitchell, Associate Professor of Accounting at Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Annandale Campus, was selected for the 2019 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Awards (OFA).
NOVA SySTEMic, Northern Virginia Community College’s STEM Outreach Program, will host 140 robotics teams from across the Commonwealth as they compete in the VEX Robotics Virginia State Championship, called States19. The event will take place on Friday, March 1, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 2 from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. at Meadow Event Park at 13191 Dawn Boulevard, Doswell, VA 23047. The competition is open and free to the public.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) proudly honors Black History Month by hosting several special events, including one with the President and CEO of The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, Baltimore, Md., and a soul food dinner and tribute to Fairfax Police Officers that caps off the month’s festivities. The remaining list of events for the month of February are listed below.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is pleased to announce that Frances Villagran-Glover has been named as the vice president of student services. She will be responsible for the overall planning, coordination and evaluation of all student services and programs. Villagran-Glover has more than 25 years of experience working with diverse student populations in K-16 settings and has a proven track record of creating strategies to improve student success, as well as expertise in management and implementation of organizational integrations.
The Chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges, Dr. Glenn DuBois, announced today that Dr. Melvyn D. Schiavelli will become the interim President of Northern Virginia Community College effective March 15, 2019. Schiavelli currently serves as the executive vice president of NOVA, overseeing Academic & Student Services. This appointment marks the second time that Schiavelli will be the college’s interim president.
At the end of last year, Northern Virginia Community College President Scott Ralls announced he would be leaving the College in March 2019 to become the president of Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, NC. The initial stages of the search process to select the next president of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) are now underway.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is excited to announce that 17 of our students have been named semifinalists for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke “Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship”. This marks an unprecedented number of NOVA students, representing 21% of the 80 selected as semifinalists nationwide from 1,500 applications, hailing from 369 community colleges in 45 states and DC.
In 2018, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) established a competitive esports (gaming) program affiliated with the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). NOVA joined over 80 colleges and universities in the US with their esports program, and was the first public institution in Virginia to recognize esports at the varsity level.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) has been named one of the top 10 “large community college” Military Friendly® Schools in the Nation. Continuing its mission to provide veterans and their spouses with the finest choices for post-secondary education, VIQTORY released the 2019-2020 Military Friendly® Schools list.
The Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Workforce and Economic Development Office is offering a free (non-credit) class to furloughed federal employees and contractors during the government shutdown. NOVA is hoping to provide an opportunity for government workers to learn new skills or enhance preexisting skills free of charge.
This month, the 10th Annual MLK Day of Service won’t be a day “off” at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) – it’s a day “on” filled with community service and helping residents of the D.C. Metro-area. On Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. NOVA’s Center for Design, Media and the Arts, located at 3301 Netherton Drive in Alexandria, VA, will be a gathering spot for staff, students, friends, and family members to participate in projects that will benefit students, Alexandria residents and the homeless population.