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Spotlighted below is the latest from CCWC.

 

Also check out the following latest news from CCWC's three partner colleges of Paul D. Camp Community College, Thomas Nelson Community College (becoming Virginia Peninsula Community College), and Tidewater Community College, as well as the Virginia Community College System.

Student Letters Published in Local Papers

TNCC / VPCC
Jun 18, 2024
In his English 112 class, Virginia Peninsula Community College adjunct instructor Shawn Day teaches how effective persuasion can play a role in civic engagement and policy advocacy. To demonstrate, he offers his students a chance to earn extra credit at the end of each semester by submitting letters to the editor to local papers. For the spring 2024 semester, submissions from four of his students were published in the Virginian Pilot/Daily Press. FASFA Concerns Salma Hassan of Toano called...

Volleyball Coach Announces Fall 2024 Schedule

TNCC / VPCC
Jun 17, 2024
Tommy Thomas has put together an ambitious schedule for the fall 2024 women’s volleyball season at Virginia Peninsula Community College, his second leading the program. Six home dates highlight the schedule, which consists of 23 matches. The Gators will participate in seven tri-matches, including two at home. They also will play in the NJCAA Region 10 Division III tournament. “We’re playing a lot of different teams,” Thomas said. Last year, in just the...

College Closed June 19 for Juneteenth

TNCC / VPCC
Jun 14, 2024
Virginia Peninsula Community College’s campuses in Hampton and Williamsburg along with satellite locations will be closed Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth. Juneteenth is observed on June 19 to mark the celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States. Originating in Texas in 1865, it commemorates the freedom of enslaved people following the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation of 1862. Classes and services will resume Thursday, June 20 at the...

Mechatronics Program Just What Student Wanted

TNCC / VPCC
Jun 13, 2024
Two years ago, as he was applying for the mechatronics program at Virginia Peninsula Community College offered through the New Horizons Educations Center, Josh Carr knew little about it. “I’ve always wanted to do some sort of hands-on engineering. I just didn’t know what it was called,” he said. In that abbreviated time, he has earned more than a dozen industry certifications, the most of anyone who has come through the program, according to Rich...

Soccer Coach Announces Fall 2024 Schedule

TNCC / VPCC
Jun 6, 2024
Eight NJCAA Region 10 Division II matches highlight the Virginia Peninsula Community College men’s soccer schedule for fall 2024. “It’s certainly different from last year,” said Kevin Darcy, who will be in his second season with the Gators. The 2023 season was the first in program history, and the Gators went 2-4, including a victory in the New South Athletic Conference championship match. Darcy expects this year to be much tougher....

VPCC's Trades Center Site of Mobile Experience

TNCC / VPCC
Jun 3, 2024
About 25 people visited Virginia Peninsula Community College's Trades Center in Toano on Wednesday, May 29, to see the integrated Digital Shipbuilding Mobile Experience (MX), courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industry and Newport News Shipbuilding. The MX is a 1,000-square-foot training facility fitted with innovative technologies and software associated with ship repair. Guests had the opportunity to visit five stations in the trailer: virtual reality training, visual work instruction (VWI),...

Athletics Program Continues Growth

TNCC / VPCC
May 23, 2024
The 2023-24 academic year was the second in Virginia Peninsula Community College’s three-year sports expansion plan, yet athletics director Chris Moore said it was as important as the first year. He pointed to the addition of men’s soccer and men’s and women’s track and field, the hiring of a permanent coach for women’s volleyball, men’s basketball joining the NJCAA, and a full season of women’s basketball. “I...

State Budget Agreement Allows Virginia’s Community Colleges to Continue Providing Affordable Access to Higher Education 

TCC
May 21, 2024
~ Community Colleges are the Lowest-Funded Higher Education Institutions in Virginia ~  RICHMOND, Va. – Recognizing the additional funding approved by the governor and Virginia General Assembly, the State Board for Community Colleges voted today to limit base tuition increases to three percent for in-state students. A $4.79 per credit hour tuition increase for in-state […] The post State Budget Agreement Allows Virginia’s Community Colleges to Continue Providing Affordable Access to Higher Education  appeared first on TCC.edu.

Mechatronics Instructor Teaches More Than Students

TNCC / VPCC
May 21, 2024
The mechatronics program at Virginia Peninsula Community College is well-known not just in Hampton Roads, but across the country. And don’t just take the College’s word for it. “Rich Wilcox is running a high-level mechatronics program, as evidenced by his being asked to be Master teacher by NC3,” said Scott Stauble, dean of the STEM division at the College. That designation involves Wilcox traveling across the country to train new NC3 (National...

Graduating Veterans Receive Military Stoles

TNCC / VPCC
May 20, 2024
David Lannon, the VERITAS liaison at Virginia Peninsula Community College, was looking for a way to recognize graduating veterans when he came across Arizona State University’s ceremony. He found ASU holds a stole ceremony each semester for its graduating veterans and thought it would work well at VPCC. “The ceremony is a powerful moment of unity and pride,” he said. “Student veterans, faculty, staff, and fellow students come together to celebrate the...

College Closed on Memorial Day

TNCC / VPCC
May 20, 2024
Virginia Peninsula Community College campuses in Hampton and Williamsburg along with satellite locations will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. An official federal holiday since 1971, Memorial Day honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. During the College’s closure many services, including registration, will be available online at www.vpcc.edu. New and returning students may register now for summer classes, which begin May 28....

State Budget Agreement Allows Virginia’s Community Colleges to Continue Providing Affordable Access to Higher Education

VCCS
May 16, 2024
MEDIA CONTACT: Jim Babb VCCS Office of Strategic Communications (804) 819-1662 jbabb@vccs.edu   ~ Community Colleges are the Lowest-Funded Higher Education Institutions in Virginia ~ RICHMOND, Va. – Recognizing the […] The post State Budget Agreement Allows Virginia’s Community Colleges to Continue Providing Affordable Access to Higher Education appeared first on VCCS.

State Budget Agreement Allows Virginia’s Community Colleges to Continue Providing Affordable Access to Higher Education

PDC
May 16, 2024
Recognizing the additional funding approved by the governor and Virginia General Assembly, the State Board for Community Colleges voted today to limit base tuition increases to three percent for in-state students. A $4.79 per credit hour tuition increase for in-state students (3%) will go into effect in the fall semester for the 2024-2025 academic year. “We are committed to providing affordable access to high quality programs for Virginians,” said Peggy Layne, chair of the State Board of Virginia’s Community Colleges.

VPCC President Named to Two Prestigious Lists by Area Media

TNCC / VPCC
May 16, 2024
Virginia Peninsula Community College students, faculty, and staff are thrilled to congratulate President Towuanna Porter Brannon on being named to the 2024 Power List by Inside Business and being named among Coastal Virginia’s “150 most influential leaders” by CoVABiz Magazine. The annual Power List showcases individuals from various sectors and backgrounds who move the needle for the economy in Hampton Roads. Dr. Brannon, the College's...

VPCC Presenting Symposium on Artificial Intelligence

TNCC / VPCC
May 15, 2024
Virginia Peninsula Community College continues its United for Impact conference series with “AI Insights:  Navigating the Future” Tuesday, June 18 at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center in Hampton. The event will bring together educators, technology experts, government officials and employers to explore the developments and practical applications of artificial intelligence. Free and open to the public, the 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. symposium will examine the...

College Holds 55th Commencement Exercises

TNCC / VPCC
May 14, 2024
Student Government Association President Tiye' Smith stressed to her classmates how proud she was of them in her commencement speech at Virginia Peninsula Community College’s graduation ceremony May 14 at Hampton Coliseum. “I’m sure for many of us, the road to completion was paved with obstacles, but we can feel triumphant we finally completed our higher education,” she said, noting many of the graduates overcame self-doubt and financial obstacles while...

A Head Start for College and Life – Graduates Reflect on Dual Enrollment at TCC

TCC
May 14, 2024
Watching our students officially become Tidewater Community College alumni this time of year and celebrate their accomplishments with family and friends brings us so much pride at TCC.  Some students are graduating with more than one degree this year.   Kimberly Flores-Aguilar is a graduating senior at Manor High School in Portsmouth who graduated from TCC […] The post A Head Start for College and Life – Graduates Reflect on Dual Enrollment at TCC appeared first on TCC.edu.

LEAPing Into College: High School Students Add TCC to Their Summer Plans

TCC
May 14, 2024
Since the summer of 2021, the Tidewater Community College LEAP program has been helping high school students get a head start in transitioning to college life. While setting students up for success, the program also absorbs first semester college costs, allowing students to take 3 to 12 credits at TCC at no cost to them. […] The post LEAPing Into College: High School Students Add TCC to Their Summer Plans appeared first on TCC.edu.

Camp Baseball team is headed back to the NJCAA Division III World Series!

PDC
May 13, 2024
After winning two post-season championships, the Camp Community College baseball team is headed back to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III World Series for the second straight year. Camp won the NJCAA Region 10, Division III championships for the second straight year the weeked of May 3-6. The Hurricanes defeated Surry Community College 8-1 in Martinsville on May 6 to capture their second straight title.