Monday, May 20, 2013
The students, Olivia Franjie and Jessica Gallogly, were three-year varsity starters for the Annandale Atoms.
The Northern Virginia Community College women’s volleyball team has some new, familiar faces on their team with the addition of two Annandale High School volleyball players. Olivia Franjie, a three-year varsity starter for the Atoms and captain of her junior and senior campaigns, and Jessica Gallogly, also a three-year varsity starter, signed National Letters of Intent Friday with NOVA, according to a news release. “Both Olivia and Jessie are well rounded players and can play multiple positions,” said NOVA Women's Volleyball Coach Marcus Robinson in the release. “Olivia is a very talented setter and will bring strong leadership to that position. Jessica is a versatile player with good court awareness.”
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Northern Virginia Community College officials plan to meet with West End residents to discuss project.
Northern Virginia Community College, which has a campus in Annandale, is in the early stages of seeking approval to build dorms at the college’s Alexandria campus. Bob Calhoun, president of the Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and a former member of Alexandria City Council, told Patch that the college hasn’t developed specific housing plans, including what the dorms might look like. The college is considering building housing on what is currently a large parking lot on the campus’ back end, near King Street, he said. Donald Kohl, director of operations for Alexandria campus, said the college is looking at building about 300 residential units. “We are in the preliminary stages of discussing whether that’s going to …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A representative from VDOT revealed the results of a traffic study collected over the last five years Monday night during a meeting about parking issues in Wakefield Chapel neighborhoods.
This is part two of a recap from a meeting at Wakefield Forest Elementary School Monday night about parking and speeding along Wakefield Chapel Road in Annandale. Read part one here. Results of VDOT Traffic Study According to Randy Dittberner, regional traffic engineer for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), data shows there have been no significant changes on Wakefield Chapel Road since the HOT/495 Express lanes opened last year. “In general, what we have seen is no huge increase in volume traffic or speed during the course of construction of the HOT lanes,” said Dittberner, who noted that VDOT has not done additional study since the Express Lanes opened. Since fall 2009, VDOT has observed the speed and traffic patterns. …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Residents and the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College continued talks to create a solution to stop students from parking off the campus.
College student parking and reports of speeding through nearby neighborhoods were the topics of discussion Monday night at a community meeting for stakeholders at a local elementary school. About 50 residents from the Wakefield Chapel area neighborhoods, faculty from Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Annandale campus, local officials from Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Fairfax County met Monday night to discuss solutions to parking and speeding concerns in the community. Hosted in the library of Wakefield Forest Elementary School in Fairfax, the meeting was the latest in a string of such meetings over the last five years intended to address NOVA students parking in Wakefield Chapel neighborhoods rather than the…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Bausch, a former NOVA Annandale campus student, is one of 12 recipients of the award in Virginia.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) English professor Robert Bausch is one of 12 faculty members from Virginia to receive the 2013 Outstanding Faculty Award. The award, which is administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and sponsored by Dominion, is the “highest honor bestowed upon faculty in the Commonwealth of Virginia” and “recognizes excellence in teaching, research, knowledge integration, and public service,” according to a news release from NOVA. “On behalf of the College, we would like to express our congratulations to Professor Bausch for being selected as a recipient of this prestigious award,” said NOVA President Dr. Robert G. Templin Jr. in the news release. “According to Bob, he would not have a …
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.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Callan Bentley, assistant professor of Geology at the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College, will receive a $5,000 check.
A professor at the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) is the winner of the 2012 Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE). Callan Bentley, assistant professor of Geology, was selected by the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) as the recipient of the annual award for his expertise on the earthquake in August 2011. “If you Google this year’s CATE recipient you’ll see he was the media’s go-to expert during the 2011 earthquake that took us all by surprise,” said Glenn DuBois, Chancellor of VCCS in a news release. “Callan’s collaboration with colleagues at four-year colleges has not only enhanced his students’ educational experience but has also enhanced the reputation of Virginia’s Community Colleges …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
According to a new study, the number of international students enrolled at Virginia colleges increased by one percent.
The Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University are two of the Virginia colleges and universities with the highest number of international students, according to a recent study by nonprofit Institute of International Education. The 2012 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released on Monday, shows nearly 15,170 international students enrolled in state schools in the 2011-12 school year, a one percent increase compared to the 2010-11 school year. The number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities rose six percent to a record 764,495 in 2011-12. George Mason University had 2,159, the highest number of international students in Northern Virginia, while the …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The annual exhibition showcases work from more than 40 Fairfax County Public Schools art teachers.
More than 40 Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) teachers currently have their art on display at the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College for the fifth annual Artist Teacher Exhibition. Five teachers from the Annandale area are featured in the exhibition, which is located in the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center: According to a news release from FCPS, there are over 70 artworks included in the 49-teacher exhibition. Juror Adam Lister, owner of Adam Lister Gallery in Fairfax, selected each piece of art for the exhibition from more than 100 submissions. The exhibition ends on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Friday, September 21, 2012
A growing number of students are choosing 2-year programs like those at Northern Virginia Community College to find high-paying jobs in fields where businesses are actually hiring.
For 21-year-old Vinnie Haynes, the $1,900 annual tuition at his two-year community college is not only a steal in the world of higher education price tags—it’s a ticket to a thriving career. “Basically they offer the same courses as a four-year college, and it costs a quarter of the price,” said the welding student at Washtenaw Community College in Michigan. Even better, some prospective employers in his field will pay him to complete a four-year degree. National Trend Goes Local in Virginia Similar to Michigan, the economy is driving students across Virginia to Northern Virginia Community College, according to Dr. George Gabriel, vice president of institutional research, planning and assessment with the college. In 2006, 3,000 students …