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Northern Virginia Community College Celebrates Black History Month With Many Exciting Events

Annandale, Va. (Feb. 15, 2019) – 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.

“We’re excited about the variety of events we’re hosting for Black History month this year, everything from a campus-wide diversity conference to a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture to a celebratory soul food dinner. We’re also hosting a transfer fair of HBCU’s which should be of interest to many of our students,” says Dr. Joann Credle, who is organizing the events. “All activities are free and open to NOVA students, faculty and staff, as well to the local community.”

The Soul Food Dinner event will take place on February 28, and will pay tribute to 10 police officers and one member of the military police force. The honorees include Fairfax Homicide Detective of the Year, Brian Byerson, a graduate of the first cohort of NOVA Partners/Fairfax County.

The other officers being honored are:

2nd Lieutenant Dereck Grey

Detective Shawn Carroll

Detective Victoria Byerson

Officer Darrell Haley

Officer Kassandrine Ford

Officer Tajwaar Beaufort

Officer Ryan Tillman

Officer Jamecca Harrell

Officer Isa Martin

Officer James Cottom

Officer Indya Cottrell

Master Sergeant Elton Satterwhite, retired military police officer

NOVA’s Black History Month events schedule includes:

FEBRUARY 22: CAMPUS-WIDE DIVERSITY CONFERENCE

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Manassas Campus

NOTE: Event open to NOVA students only.

FEBRUARY 22: FREE TRIP! NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE

8:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Register at the Food Services Building, Room 232, Annandale Campus 

NOTE: Event open to NOVA students only.

Bus departs from the front of the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center

FEBRUARY 26: NOT JUST ANOTHER VOICE FROM THE BRONX

Speaker: James Page, NOVA student, military veteran and CEO of Page Global Inc.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Administration Building, Room 323, Annandale Campus

FEBRUARY 26: HBCU TRANSFER FAIR

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Mark R. Warner Student Services Building, First Floor, Annandale Campus

FEBRUARY 27: PRESENTATION 

Speaker: Dr. Joanne Martin, museum co-founder, president and CEO of the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center Seminar Room, Annandale Campus

FEBRUARY 27 & 28: WAX FIGURES ON LOAN FROM THE NATIONAL GREAT BLACKS IN WAX MUSEUM

Two figures on loan from the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

2:00 p.m. the 27th until 8:00 p.m. on the 28th

Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center, CE First Floor, Annandale Campus

FEBRUARY 28: FREE SOUL FOOD DINNER!  

Recognition of Fairfax County Police Officers, Presentation: Unsung Heroes  

Speaker: Jon Wilson, deputy director, The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center Forum, Annandale Campus

Story Source: Dr. Joann Credle | 703.323.3205 | jcredle@nvcc.edu

 

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

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