Northern Virginia Community College - Alexandria Campus

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NOVA's mission is to respond to the educational needs of its dynamic and diverse constituencies through an array of comprehensive programs and services that facilitate learning and workforce development in an environment of open access and through lifelong educational opportunities.

The vision of NOVA is to be a learning-centered organization that promotes student success. NOVA's Strategic Vision 2015 is detailed in the Gateway to the American Dream Document.

Recent News

We Remember Northern Virginia Community College’s Former President Dr. Richard James (Dick) Ernst on His Passing and Memorialize His 30 Year Legacy

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…

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Ribbon Cutting for NOVA’s Mobile Health and Wellness Unit to Highlight the College’s Expansion of Community Services and Outreach

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…

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NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEADER SELECTED AS A 2019-2020 ASPEN PRESIDENTIAL FELLOW

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…

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Northern Virginia Community College Professor, Babur Kohy, Receives George B. Vaughan Leadership Award for the Northern Virginia Region

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…

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Northern Virginia Community College Student, Ons Ameur, Receives Emerging Honors Scholar of the Year Award

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…

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Northern Virginia Community College Will Hold Inaugural “Spring Into NOVAarts Festival”

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…

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Kelly Persons Joins Northern Virginia Community College as the Executive Director of the Educational Foundation

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…

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Prestigious National Award Recognizes Once Homeless Northern Virginia Community College Student

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…

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From Dancing to Debits, Northern Virginia Community College Faculty Member Goes From a Career in Ballet to Teaching Accounting and Wins Statewide Outstanding Faculty Award

Jill Mitchell is the only community college winner for this year’s State Council of Higher Education for Virginia…

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Frances Villagran-Glover Named Northern Virginia Community College’s New Vice President of Student Services

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…

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Dr. Melvyn D. Schiavelli Named Interim President of Northern Virginia Community College

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…

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Northern Virginia Community College Seeks Input in the Search for a New 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…

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Amazon and Northern Virginia Community College Announce Graduation of the First Veteran Technical Apprenticeship Cohort on the East Coast

Governor Ralph Northam joined Amazon and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) in a graduation ceremony for its first cohort of Amazon Veteran Technical Apprentices on the East Coast. The apprenticeship program offers veterans intensive…

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NOVA Students and Community Invited to Participate in National Writing Day

Northern Virginia Community College is launching National Writing Day on November 2, 2018, at the Annandale Campus. The inaugural event will emphasize the importance of writing, education, and communication and is open to students, faculty, and…

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Honoring Those Who Serve

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) welcomes the local veteran community to Military Appreciation, Career and Resource Fair on November 6, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Woodbridge Campus. The event will honor active duty and…

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Northern Virginia Community College kicks off new esports program with inaugural head coach, new esports arena and team tryouts Friday

The Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) “Nighthawks” Esports team is pleased to announce that Christopher Gaul has been signed as its inaugural head coach and director. Gaul will be at the helm as the team is built, trains, and…

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Northern Virginia Community College mathematics professor to be honored for a record 50 years of service and dedication to student success

Dr. David Conroy has touched the lives of an estimated 20,000 students during his 50 years of teaching at Northern Virginia Community…

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NOVA collaborates with Amazon Web Services to create associates degree with cloud computing specialization

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is pleased to announce an innovative degree offering designed to address one of the most pressing skill-demands in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and…

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NOVA Launches First In Virginia Inter Collegiate Varsity Esports Program

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is establishing a competitive esports program affiliated with the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). NOVA joins over 80 colleges and universities in the United States, and is the first…

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NOVA launches first in Virginia intercollegiate varsity esports program

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is establishing a competitive esports program affiliated with the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). NOVA joins over 80 colleges and universities in the United States, and is the first…

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NOVA and George Mason University offer students affordable pathway toward four-year degree

In an effort to stream-line and guarantee the acceptance of transferrable college credits and to reduce higher education expenses, Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University have partnered to assist students seamlessly transfer…

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NOVA Named as National Finalists in STEM and Entrepreneurial Community College Innovation Challenge

A team of four students from Northern Virginia Community College are one of 10 finalists to participate in the fourth annual Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC), sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American…

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NOVA named as national finalists in STEM and entrepreneurial Community College Innovation Challenge

A team of four students from Northern Virginia Community College are one of 10 finalists to participate in the fourth annual Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC), sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American…

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Two NOVA students receive prestigious military scholarship

Dustin Perry and Justin Cuomo, two service personnel students at Northern Virginia Community College each received a $1,000 scholarship at the 12th annual Virginia Advisory Council on Military Education (VA-ACME) Symposium…

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NOVA hosts grand opening ceremony for cutting edge Reston Center

On Wednesday, April 25th, Northern Virginia Community College celebrated an innovative addition to its academic institution and to the College community by officially hosting a grand opening ceremony for the new…

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NOVA-Alexandria and College Steps offer new program to assist students with disabilities

Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Alexandria Campus and College Steps has formed a new partnership to enhance the college experience for students living with autism spectrum disorders and learning and…

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Dr. Nicole Reaves Appointed as NOVA’s Medical Education Campus Provost

Northern Virginia Community College’s President Dr. Scott Ralls is pleased to announce Dr. Nicole Reaves as the next provost of the college’s Medical Education Campus. Currently, vice president for academic and student affairs at City…

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Dr. Nicole Reaves appointed as NOVA’s Medical Education Campus provost

Northern Virginia Community College’s President Dr. Scott Ralls is pleased to announce Dr. Nicole Reaves as the next provost of the college’s Medical Education Campus. Currently, vice president for academic and student affairs at City…

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NOVA president Scott Ralls makes Washington Business Journal’s “2017 Power 100”

The strategic importance of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) to the region’s business community has once again been officially recognized. Dr. Scott Ralls, president of NOVA, has been included as being one of the most influential…

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NOVA to host 9th annual MLK Day of Service

In an effort to assist the underserved communities, more than 300 Northern Virginia Community College students, faculty, staff and surrounding community members will work together during the MLK National Day of Service. The event will take place…

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NOVA President Scott Ralls and other administrators join Governor’s transition committees

Governor-elect Ralph Northam is preparing to take office in January by working with a number of transition committees as Governor Terry McAuliffe prepares to vacate…

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NOVA receives the Energy Award from the Association of Energy Engineers

On Dec. 6, the National Capital Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) recognized Northern Virginia Community College by awarding the institution with the Energy Award for its…

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NOVA student wins Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments essay competition

Northern Virginia Community College student Shenley Ross will be recognized by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) for winning an essay competition where students wrote about the future of the D.C. metropolitan area. This…

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NOVA ceramics students contribute to ALIVE! raising $65K for those in need

For the third consecutive year, students in the ceramics program at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus partnered with ALIVE! (ALexandrians InVolved Ecumenically) to donate handcrafted, one-of-a-kind bowls for the…

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NOVA and Old Dominion University sign guaranteed transfer partnership agreement, formalize 2+2 pathway program for cybersecurity

Northern Virginia Community College President Scott Ralls and Old Dominion University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Augustine “Austin” Agho signed a guaranteed transfer partnership agreement Nov. 9 that will strengthen…

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NOVA announces Amazon Apprenticeship Program

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a new innovative apprenticeship program designed to train veterans in Northern Virginia. The announcement marks the launch of the first-ever apprenticeship programs…

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Community invited to International Night at NOVA-Manassas

The community is invited to International Night at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College on Nov. 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. The evening will feature a journey around the world showcasing the many cultures that are represented at…

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NOVA-Medical Campus to host Veterans Day Luncheon, Nov. 9

Veterans, dependents and active duty military are invited to the Medical Education Campus of Northern Virginia Community College for a Veterans Day Luncheon in honor of those who have served in the United States Armed Forces, on Thursday, Nov. 9…

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NOVA-Woodbridge Campus to host Military Appreciation Day event, Nov. 8

The Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will host a Military Appreciation Day, in honor of those who have and are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. With 15 percent of NOVA students classified as veterans or…

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NOVA President Scott Ralls to provide testimony on Capitol Hill during joint hearing for higher education and cybersecurity

Dr. Scott Ralls, president of Northern Virginia Community College, will provide testimony at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 on Capitol Hill. Ralls will speak during a joint hearing for the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and…

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NOVA Alexandria Band to perform fall season, Halloween concert

The Alexandria Band for Northern Virginia Community College will host its fall season concert “Spooktacular Sounds in the Haunted Hall” from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center,…

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Discussion on scientific approach to art restoration at NOVA-Manassas

The community is invited to hear Dr. Nicholas C. Barbi discuss the value of noninvasive elemental analysis of works of art. Barbi’s presentation will include a demonstration of ELIO, a specialized X-ray machine that can find unseen information…

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Local businessman discusses entrepreneurship at NOVA-Manassas

Steven Fine of Pullin Electric recently spoke to a business class at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia…

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NOVA-Alexandria hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for Center for Design, Media and the Arts

The Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College celebrated the innovative addition to its campus and to the College community during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Center for Design, Media and the Arts building on Friday,…

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Former NOVA Board chair appointed to U.S. Department of Education senior staff

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently announced the appointment of two new senior staff members. Dr. Michael Wooten – who chaired the governing board of Northern Virginia Community College from 2014 to 2016 – will serve as…

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New session starts soon at Northern Virginia Community College

Registration is taking place now for an eight-week session that begins Oct. 18 at Northern Virginia Community College. Registration for the session closes at 11:59 p.m.…

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NOVA’s Medical Education Campus to partner with Samsung to host session “Getting Started with Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound in the Liver”

As a global leader in manufacturing medical devices, Samsung has partnered with Northern Virginia Community College’s Medical Education Campus to host an informational session, “Getting Started with Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound in the…

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Local civic organizations to host film screening, Democracy for Sale at NOVA-Woodbridge

The Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will participate in a statewide two-part screening of the new film, Democracy for Sale on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at NOVA-Woodbridge Lakeside Theatre, 2645 College…

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IMLS awards NOVA-Annandale $449K to research and develop concepts to improve library services for community college students

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recently announced 49 grants to institutions totaling $10,216,923. The awards are made through the FY 2017 second cycle of the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura Bush…

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Education Design Lab chooses NOVA, George Mason as finalists for Seamless Transfer Pathways Design Challenge

Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University were recently chosen as a finalist team for the Education Design Lab Seamless Transfer Pathways…

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Ace the NOVA Nighthawk is immortalized in wood at NOVA-Manassas

Chainsaw artist Andrew Mallon of AM Sculptures recently carved a realistic likeness of Ace the NOVA Nighthawk at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College as part of the back-to-school events sponsored by…

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Dr. Robert Wade appointed as NOVA’s Medical Education Campus interim Dean of Allied Health

Dr. Robert (Bob) Wade, has been appointed as the interim dean of allied health for Northern Virginia Community College’s Medical Education…

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Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and CyberForce LLC create Cybersecurity Center of Excellence for Critical Infrastructure

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and CyberForce LLC today announced their collaboration to create a Cybersecurity Center of Excellence and Lab for Critical Infrastructure (CCoE). Established in CyberForce LLC’s offices in Reston,…

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NOVA and Radford University sign guaranteed transfer partnership agreement

In an effort to strengthen its existing collaborative relationship, Northern Virginia Community College President Scott Ralls and Radford University President Brian O. Hemphill signed a Guaranteed Partnership Agreement during a ceremony at…

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NOVA students complete prestigious internship program at Virginia Tech

Six students from Northern Virginia Community College participated in paid internships at Virginia Tech during summer 2017 through the National Institutes of Health Bridges to the Baccalaureate…

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NOVA, Prince William police departments to host “Simulations and Discussion of Citizen-Police Interactions,” Sept. 9

Northern Virginia Community College’s Police Department and the Prince William County Police Department will host for the second time a community-relations training session, “Safe Passage Home: Simulations and Discussion of…

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Dr. Marsha Atkins appointed as MEC Dean of Nursing

Twenty-year military veteran, former nurse midwife has delivered more than 11,000 infants in her career  Dr. Marsha Atkins, has been appointed as dean of nursing for Northern Virginia Community College’s Medical Education Campus (MEC)…

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NOVA’s Year Up NCR-Woodbridge Celebrates Third Graduating Class of IT and Cyber Security Students

Twenty-four students from Northern Virginia Community College graduated in the third cohort of Year Up National Capital Region (NCR) -Woodbridge.  The graduation event was held Aug. 3 at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at…

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NOVA Employee Helps Build Children’S Dining Facility In Nicaragua

Growing up in Managua, Nicaragua, there were days when Elvira Nevarez and her four siblings went without food. Living in a single-parent household, there were many days she attended school hungry. When members within the community assisted her…

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