NOVA is preparing to return to campus when classes begin on August 24, 2020. The college remains committed to the health and safety of students and employees. While much remains uncertain about the future impacts of COVID-19, NOVA has outlined safety considerations for limited on-site instruction, services and operations during the fall semester. This plan is grounded in a commitment to follow all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Virginia Department of Health (VDH) guidelines for COVID-19 safety.
Community leaders to help increase funding for student scholarships, emergency aid, and critical college programs
The NOVA Educational Foundation (NOVA Foundation) is proud to announce eight new Board members, effective June 10, 2020. Through its donors, the NOVA Foundation funds more than 350 scholarships, emergency aid, and a range of academic programs and student services throughout the College's six campuses and NOVA Online.
Dr. Anne Kress participated in a 75-minute panel hosted by the National Press Club on Thursday, May 28. “Education through the COVID-19 Crisis” was moderated by Bloomberg Government Congressional and Campaigns Reporter Emily Wilkins. Other panelists were Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Miami Dade Schools and Carissa Moffat Miller, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Dr. Nicole Reaves Provost of NOVA’s Medical Education Campus Chosen for National Presidential Fellowship for Community College Leaders
40 Aspiring Community College Presidents Will Participate in 2020-21 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship to Advance Student Success
The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today announced that Dr. Nicole Reaves, Provost of the Medical Education Campus at Northern Virginia Community College, is one of 40 leaders selected for the 2020-21 class of the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship, a highly respected leadership program preparing the next generation of community college presidents to transform institutions and to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success.
Emergency Student Aid Fund benefits from gifts, grants, from the Singh Family and ECMC Foundation
The NOVA Educational Foundation (NOVA Foundation) is proud to announce a gift of $55,000 to the NOVA COVID-19 Emergency Student Aid Fund (‘the Fund’) from the ECMC Foundation and the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia through the efforts of Mr. K. Paul Singh, CEO of Rezon8 Capital & Advisory Group.
Three Northern Virginia Community College Students Awarded Prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Community College Transfer Scholarship
Faiz Adem, Judith Obregon, and Reham Elsayed of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) were among the 50 recipients of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s prestigious Community College Transfer Scholarship. The highly competitive national scholarship will provide these three NOVA students with up to $40,000 a year to complete their bachelor’s degree.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is using institutional dollars from the Federal stimulus to launch a new summer schedule of tuition-free online classes for approximately 70,000 qualified Northern Virginia high school students. This is an opportunity for rising seniors through graduating seniors to JumpStart their summers and earn college credit by attending up to two online courses that will run from June 1 to July 15.
Healthcare executive and NOVA nursing graduate Debra Coffman Howe generously gives back
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation (NOVA Foundation) is proud to announce an exceptional gift of $1 million from donor Debra Coffman Howe of Palm Beach, Florida. Ms. Howe is adding to her existing endowed scholarship fund to increase her support for NOVA nursing students.
NOVA remains open and committed to supporting students through remote learning and services
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Educational Foundation has launched a new emergency student aid fund to assist students struggling with the personal and economic fall-out from the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 60% of NOVA’s 85,000 students work full- or part-time jobs. For many, what little income they have is diminishing rapidly. Financially vulnerable students face furloughs and layoffs as a result of the pandemic, and as child-care options and schools close, student-parents are facing extreme challenges in keeping any employment.
Northern Virginia Community College has closed its Manassas Campus, effective 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, until further notice following the determination that an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The employee had no contact with students.
NOVA’s Annandale Campus Closes to Take Precautionary Measures in Response to COVID-19 Possible Exposure
Northern Virginia Community College has closed its Annandale Campus, effective 8 a.m., Thursday, March 12, through Sunday, March 15. Updates will be posted on the college website, www.nvcc.edu.
Out of an abundance of caution and in support of CDC guidance regarding social distancing during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will shift to remote learning. Students should take precautionary measures and not return from spring break. NOVA classes will be cancelled on March 16 and March 17 to allow for the transition. Most classroom instruction will be conducted virtually from Wednesday, March 18 until April 4.
On Monday, March 2, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a roundtable at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) with students, faculty, and Virginia Community College System Chancellor Glenn DuBois along with the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Workforce, Dr. Lori Dywer to discuss workforce development requirements, the need for a Short Term Pell Grant program and the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA).
Virginia Chief Workforce Advisor Dr. Megan Healy and Alarm.com Announce First 'Go Virginia' Funded Apprenticeship Program
Dr. Megan Healy, Virginia’s Chief Workforce Development Advisor, today announced the launch of the Alarm.com (Nasdaq: ALRM) Apprenticeship program, the state’s first with support from the ‘GO Virginia’ initiative. During the year-long program, Alarm.com apprentices receive 10 weeks of technical instruction at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and 9 months of on-the-job training with Alarm.com.
Northern Virginia Community College Achieves a ‘Leader College of Distinction’ Award from Achieving the Dream
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) received recognition as a ‘Leader College of Distinction’ from the Achieving the Dream (ATD) national network. Each year ATD honors outstanding achievement of their network colleges through awards and recognition. Being designated as a Leader College of Distinction elevates NOVA’s status within the national network.
Northern Virginia Community College’s Ribbon Cutting of the Institution’s State of the Art Fabrication Laboratory “Fab Lab” Starts With a Week-Long Set of Community Events
On January 13, 2020, Northern Virginia Community College opened the doors to a state-of-the-art engineering technology Fabrication Laboratory. The week-long event kicked off with a prestigious ribbon-cutting to thank members of the institution's partners in the business and legislative community for the support of engineering technology programs.
Northern Virginia Community College Partners with FlexProfessionals, for the 'R2: Retool and Return Program' to Support STEM Professionals Returning to the Workforce
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and FlexProfessionals have partnered to offer a new, first-of-its-kind program in the northern Virginia region to get critically needed skilled workers to return to the workforce.