Monday, April 1, 2013
Provost Brian Foley and President Robert Templin talked to McAuliffe about NVCC's workforce development program and gave him a tour of the facilities.
Gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe visited the Northern Virginia Community College Medical Education Campus in Springfield Monday to learn more about their workforce development program. McAuliffe and his campaign have been traveling around Virginia listening to business and community leaders express their ideas on mainstream solutions in making the Commonwealth more attractive to business. During the tour of the campus, McAuliffe said the key for the next Virginia governor is economic development and job creation. "Obviously, we need to diversify our economy. Because of all of the challenges with the defense cuts and sequestration, we're moving into a whole new economy," McAuliffe said. "And to get that workforce training, we have to…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Northern Virginia Community College will host the event as part of 'Give Kids a Smile' and in partnership with the Northern Virginia Dental Society.
The Medical Education Campus of Norther Virginia Community College will host the 2013 "Give Kids a Smile" event, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Medical Education Campus at 6699 Springfield Center Dr., in Springfield. NOVA partnered with the Northern Virginia Dental Society to provide free dental services for preschool-aged children during the event. Approximately 200 children are expected to attend and will receive dental services including evaluations, cleanings and sealants. Children with advanced dental issues will receive immediate treatment to fill or extract teeth with parents' consent. Dental services during the event will be provided by local volunteer dentists, dental assistants and dental hygiene students from NOVA.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The team leader for Chesapeake Veterinary Cardiology Associates died in a car crash last week.
Sarah Mae Jones of Woodbridge, 29, will be remembered at a gathering of Jones' family and friends at Covenant Funeral Service in Stafford from 7 - 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Jones died in a car crash on Interstate 95 on Thursday, Sept. 6. Jones was a team leader for Chesapeake Veterinary Cardiology Associates in Springfield. Previously she worked at Woodbridge Animal Hospital. She is survived by her parents, Roscoe and Joan Jones of Stafford, brothers Jesse and John, grandparents Phyllis R. Davis and Donald Lee Davis and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Jones, a graduate of Brooke Point High School and student at Northern Virginia Community College, was popular with co-workers, many of whom wrote touching tributes on Patch …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The governor signed 13 pieces of legislation into law that deal with human trafficking, protecting victims of domestic violence, and enhancing campus safety.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) signed into law 13 pieces of legislation Tuesday geared toward enhancing campus safety, protecting and supporting victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and other violent crimes, at the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College. The visit was part of his "Virginia: Growing Strong" statewide tour. The audience at the Ernst Cultural Center all stood as the governor was introduced by NOVA Community College President Dr. Robert Templin, Jr. before he addressed the audience. “As a father of five, human trafficking and crimes of sexual abuse are a parent’s worst nightmare,” McDonnell said to a crowd composed of 150 local elected officials, NOVA students and faculty, the Governor's Domestic …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
NVCC student John Corker discusses the importance of citizens serving as election officers.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
My name is John Corker and I’m a student at the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College. On Super Tuesday I had the pleasure of serving my community, the party of my choice and my country all while earning $100 at the same time. I worked as an election officer. In that capacity, I helped set-up and run the polls and facilitated the check-in process for voters. Every team is assigned a knowledgeable, experienced chief who will mentor all first time officers. I myself felt very comfortable asking the chief questions if I was unclear on anything. As a college student aiming for a career in politics, this was a fantastic experience. I learned of the opportunity to become an election officer through the Fairfax County …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Local educators say more cooperation and collaboration needed in Virginia to prepare for changing job market.
This is the second of a two part series about the Feb. 25, 2012, joint retreat of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County School Board. Part I, Board of Supervisors, School Board Team Up, was published Monday. __________ Providing a skilled work force for the next decade is going to require collaboration between public school systems, community colleges and four-year universities, according to local educators. Dana Kauffman, director of College Government Affairs at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), said local communities need to grow their own front-line work force. He addressed the joint retreat of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and School Board Saturday. A 2011 study conducted by Dr. Stephen …
Monday, February 13, 2012
The president unveiled his plans to a crowd of around 200 students at Northern Virginia Community College's Annandale campus.
President Barack Obama promised to train 2 million Americans for high-demand careers at community colleges throughout the country during his visit to the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College on Monday morning. While speaking to an audience of mostly students and some faculty members from the Northern Virginia Community College campuses, Obama revealed a plan that relies heavily on using community colleges to prepare students for jobs of the future in areas such as science and technology, health care and advanced manufacturing. Obama wants to give 2 million Americans the skills they need for jobs right now by turning community colleges into community career centers. The investment of $8 billion is part of Obama’s $13 …
President's budget includes funding for education, infrastructure; calls for higher taxes on wealthiest Americans.
UPDATE - 11:37 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13 President Obama is shaking hands and mingling with the crowd of students at Northern Virginia Community College on his way out of town following the release of his 2013 budget. His appearance this morning focused on the educational and career-oriented aspects of the budget, which includes an $8 billion fund to train people for careers in high-demand industries. "An economy built to lasts means doing everything we can to help students learn the skills they need early," Obama told the audience, which was largely quiet but clearly listening carefully. Obama's budget also included proposals to increase taxes on the wealthiest Americans and increase spending on infrastructure. Students at the event said they …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Lesansky was a founding member of Northern Virginia Community College.
"Helene T. Lesansky, 89, a retired economics and sociology professor at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) died of complications related to Parkinson’s disease Jan. 9 at her home in Burke," reported The Washington Post. Lesansky was a founding member of NOVA, teaching there from 1965 until her retirement in 1986. Her survivors include three sons, Henry R. Lesansky of Mount Airy and Lewis Lesansky and Mendel Lesansky, both of Burke.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Weekend Events from Friday, November 25, through Sunday, November 27.
You’ve had your turkey and all the trimmings, and now it’s time to plan your weekend activities. Here are some ideas to get you out and about. Black Friday at the Workhouse Arts Center Classical Ballet Theatre presents “The Nutcracker” Robinson Secondary School Christmas Tree Sale KMT Musical Theatre presents “Seussical the Musical” Drumstix Dash 8K and Family Fun Run Chanticleer: A Chanticleer Christmas