John Tyler Community College
John Tyler Community College is a public community college in Chester, Virginia. John Tyler is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, offers 17 associate degree programs, eight certificate programs, 36 career studies certificate programs. An addition, John Tyler has Transfer degree programs that transfer into bachelor degree programs that are freshman and sophomore level classes. During the 2010-2011 academic year, the college served more than 14,500 students; the institution serves 15,000 non-credit students and more than 1,000 companies and government agencies annually through the Community College Workforce Alliance. John Tyler is the first college in the Virginia Community College System to be recognized for its sustainability efforts. In July 2010, it received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver Certification for its Midlothian Campus Science Building; the college, which opened in 1967, is named after Virginia native John Tyler, the tenth president of the United States.
It serves the cities of Colonial Heights and Petersburg and the counties of Amelia, Charles City, Dinwiddie, Prince George and Sussex. John Tyler Community College has two campuses - one in Chester and one in Midlothian, Virginia; the college's Nursing Education Center is located on the Johnston-Willis Campus of CJW Medical Center. Official website
Virginia the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" due to its status as the first English colonial possession established in mainland North America and "Mother of Presidents" because eight U. S. presidents were born there, more than any other state. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna; the capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond. The Commonwealth's estimated population as of 2018 is over 8.5 million. The area's history begins with several indigenous groups, including the Powhatan. In 1607 the London Company established the Colony of Virginia as the first permanent New World English colony. Slave labor and the land acquired from displaced Native American tribes each played a significant role in the colony's early politics and plantation economy.
Virginia was one of the 13 Colonies in the American Revolution. In the American Civil War, Virginia's Secession Convention resolved to join the Confederacy, Virginia's First Wheeling Convention resolved to remain in the Union. Although the Commonwealth was under one-party rule for nearly a century following Reconstruction, both major national parties are competitive in modern Virginia; the Virginia General Assembly is the oldest continuous law-making body in the New World. The state government was ranked most effective by the Pew Center on the States in both 2005 and 2008, it is unique in how it treats cities and counties manages local roads, prohibits its governors from serving consecutive terms. Virginia's economy has many sectors: agriculture in the Shenandoah Valley. S. Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency. Virginia has a total area of 42,774.2 square miles, including 3,180.13 square miles of water, making it the 35th-largest state by area. Virginia is bordered by Maryland and Washington, D.
C. to the north and east. Virginia's boundary with Maryland and Washington, D. C. extends to the low-water mark of the south shore of the Potomac River. The southern border is defined as the 36° 30′ parallel north, though surveyor error led to deviations of as much as three arcminutes; the border with Tennessee was not settled until 1893, when their dispute was brought to the U. S. Supreme Court; the Chesapeake Bay separates the contiguous portion of the Commonwealth from the two-county peninsula of Virginia's Eastern Shore. The bay was formed from the drowned river valleys of the James River. Many of Virginia's rivers flow into the Chesapeake Bay, including the Potomac, Rappahannock and James, which create three peninsulas in the bay; the Tidewater is a coastal plain between the fall line. It includes major estuaries of Chesapeake Bay; the Piedmont is a series of sedimentary and igneous rock-based foothills east of the mountains which were formed in the Mesozoic era. The region, known for its heavy clay soil, includes the Southwest Mountains around Charlottesville.
The Blue Ridge Mountains are a physiographic province of the Appalachian Mountains with the highest points in the state, the tallest being Mount Rogers at 5,729 feet. The Ridge and Valley region includes the Great Appalachian Valley; the region includes Massanutten Mountain. The Cumberland Plateau and the Cumberland Mountains are in the southwest corner of Virginia, south of the Allegheny Plateau. In this region, rivers flow northwest, into the Ohio River basin; the Virginia Seismic Zone has not had a history of regular earthquake activity. Earthquakes are above 4.5 in magnitude, because Virginia is located away from the edges of the North American Plate. The largest earthquake, at an estimated 5.9 magnitude, was in 1897 near Blacksburg. A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Virginia on August 2011, near Mineral. The earthquake was felt as far away as Toronto and Florida. 35 million years ago, a bolide impacted. The resulting Chesapeake Bay impact crater may explain what earthquakes and subsidence the region does experience.
Coal mining takes place in the three mountainous regions at 45 distinct coal beds near Mesozoic basins. Over 64 million tons of other non-fuel resources, such as slate, sand, or gravel, were mined in Virginia in 2018; the state's carbonate rock is filled with more than 4,000 caves, ten of which are open for tourism, including the popular Luray Caverns and Skyline Caverns. The climate of Virginia is humid subtropical and becomes warmer and more humid farther south and east. Seasonal extremes vary from average lows of 26 °F in January to average highs of 86 °F in July; the Atlantic Ocean has a strong effect on southeastern coastal areas of the state. Influenced by the Gulf Stream, coastal weather is subject to hurricanes, most pronouncedly near the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. In spite of its position adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean the coastal areas have a significant continental influence with quite large temperature differences between summ
Northern Virginia Community College
Northern Virginia Community College is a public community college composed of six campuses and four centers in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D. C.. NOVA is the second largest multi-campus community college in the United States and the largest educational institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Northern Virginia Community College is part of the Virginia Community College System. Dr. Scott Ralls is the current president of the College. NOVA's campuses are: Alexandria, Loudoun, Manassas, MEC and Woodbridge; the college was established in 1964 under the name Northern Virginia Technical College. In the fall of 1965, the college opened with 761 students in a single building in Bailey's Crossroads under president Robert L. McKee. To accommodate an ever-growing student body, the college purchased 78 acres in Annandale in 1966 to create the first of six permanent campus sites. NOVA has offered distance learning courses since 1975; the college includes more than 2,500 faculty and staff members.
NOVA is one of the most internationally diverse colleges in the United States, with a student body consisting of individuals from more than 180 countries. NOVA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers more than 160 degrees at the associate's level and certificate programs. NOVA offers distance learning programs through their Extended Learning Institute and continuing education courses through Workforce Development. NOVA offers dual-enrollment so high-school students can enroll in classes at the age of 16. NOVA offers a variety of courses, encourages students to enroll in four-year colleges after completing their NOVA education. Guaranteed admission partnerships include George Mason University in Fairfax, the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Longwood University in Farmville. Private Washington-area schools recruit at NOVA including American University, Marymount University in Arlington, Trinity Washington University, George Washington University, out-of state schools such as Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, West Virginia University, the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
The college is served by a library system extending across all six campuses and the Arlington Center. NOVA Libraries contain more than 250,000 volumes and subscribe to more than 200 databases, many of these purchased through the Virtual Library of Virginia, meaning that NOVA has access to many of the same resources as the other colleges and universities in Virginia; the Alexandria Campus is located in Alexandria and serves the residents of the City of Alexandria, Arlington County, Falls Church, eastern Fairfax County. The campus grew from one building constructed on a 22.5-acre site in 1971 to three buildings on 51.4 acres in 1980. Additions to the original Bisdorf Building and the Engineering/Automotive Technology Building was opened in 1980. In that year, the John Tyler School was purchased from the City of Alexandria and incorporated as part of the campus; the Alexandria Campus maintains classrooms in leased facilities at off-campus locations. The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center was completed in 2001.
In Spring 2006, under the auspices of the Alexandria Campus, the Arlington Center opened for classes. The Annandale Campus is located in central Fairfax County and serves the residents of the county; the campus began as one building constructed in 1967 on a 78-acre site. In 1969, three additional buildings were erected and the TV/Technical Building followed in 1970; the Nursing Building was completed in 1972. The Brault Building, which houses college staff, was completed in 1984, recent renovations were complete in 2015; the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center, which serves the College and the community, was completed in 1990; the MacDiarmid Building was completed in 1997. In Spring 2006, work was completed on a six-level, 825-space parking garage for faculty, staff and visitors; the Student Services Building opened in Fall 2011, was renamed the Mark Warner Student Services Building after Virginia Senator Mark Warner in 2016. The Annandale Campus provides off-campus instruction at various locations.
The Loudoun Campus is located in Sterling and serves the residents of northern Fairfax County and Loudoun County. Construction began on a 91.4 acre site in 1972 and was completed in 1974 with four permanent buildings, the temporary Interior Design Building, greenhouse/laboratories. Under the auspices of the Loudoun Campus, the Reston Center opened for classes in Spring 2006 and the Signal Hill Center opened for classes in Fall 2009. In Fall 2012, the Learning Commons building opened at the Loudoun Campus; the Higher Education Center opened in 2015, was renamed the Robert G. Templin Higher Education Center in 2016; the Loudoun Campus maintains classrooms in leased off-campus facilities. The Manassas Campus is located in western Prince William County on a 100-acre site next to the Manassas National Battlefield; the campus serves the residents of western Prince William and Fairfax counties and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. In 1999, the Mary Louise Jackson Amphitheater was opened. In 2008, under the auspices of the Manassas Campus, the Innovation Park location opened for classes.
In Spring 2012, the Harry J. Parrish Hall opened at the Manassas Campus; the Medical Education Campus opened in the Fall of 2003 in Springfield. The MEC is a collaborative effort between NOVA, George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University, regional public school systems; the MEC offers m
A chancellor is a leader of a college or university either the executive or ceremonial head of the university or of a university campus within a university system. In most Commonwealth and former Commonwealth nations, the chancellor is a ceremonial non-resident head of the university. In such institutions, the chief executive of a university is the vice-chancellor, who may carry an additional title, such as "president & vice-chancellor"; the chancellor may serve as chairman of the governing body. In many countries, the administrative and educational head of the university is known as the president, principal or rector. In the United States, the head of a university is most a university president. In U. S. university systems that have more than one affiliated university or campus, the executive head of a specific campus may have the title of chancellor and report to the overall system's president, or vice versa. In both Australia and New Zealand, a chancellor is the chairman of a university's governing body.
The chancellor is assisted by a deputy chancellor. The chancellor and deputy chancellor are drawn from the senior ranks of business or the judiciary; some universities have a visitor, senior to the chancellor. University disputes can be appealed from the governing board to the visitor, but nowadays, such appeals are prohibited by legislation, the position has only ceremonial functions; the vice-chancellor serves as the chief executive of the university. Macquarie University in Sydney is a noteworthy anomaly as it once had the unique position of Emeritus Deputy Chancellor, a post created for John Lincoln upon his retirement from his long-held post of deputy chancellor in 2000; the position was not an honorary title, as it retained for Lincoln a place in the University Council until his death in 2011. Canadian universities and British universities in Scotland have a titular chancellor similar to those in England and Wales, with day-to-day operations handled by a principal. In Scotland, for example, the chancellor of the University of Edinburgh is Anne, Princess Royal, whilst the current chancellor of the University of Aberdeen is Camilla, Duchess of Rothesay.
In Canada, the vice-chancellor carries the joint title of "president and vice-chancellor" or "rector and vice-chancellor." Scottish principals carry the title of "principal and vice-chancellor." In Scotland, the title and post of rector is reserved to the third ranked official of university governance. The position exists in common throughout the five ancient universities of Scotland with rectorships in existence at the universities of St Andrews, Aberdeen and Dundee, considered to have ancient status as a result of its early connections to the University of St Andrews; the position of Lord Rector was given legal standing by virtue of the Universities Act 1889. Rectors appoint a rector's assessor a deputy or stand-in, who may carry out their functions when they are absent from the university; the Rector chairs meetings of the university court, the governing body of the university, is elected by the matriculated student body at regular intervals. An exception exists at Edinburgh, where the Rector is elected by staff.
In Finland, if the university has a chancellor, he is the leading official in the university. The duties of the chancellor are to promote sciences and to look after the best interests of the university; as the rector of the university remains the de facto administrative leader and chief executive official, the role of the chancellor is more of a social and historical nature. However some administrative duties still belong to the chancellor's jurisdiction despite their arguably ceremonial nature. Examples of these include the appointment of new docents; the chancellor of University of Helsinki has the notable right to be present and to speak in the plenary meetings of the Council of State when matters regarding the university are discussed. Despite his role as the chancellor of only one university, he is regarded as the political representative of Finland's entire university institution when he exercises his rights in the Council of State. In the history of Finland the office of the chancellor dates all the way back to the Swedish Empire, the Russian Empire.
The chancellor's duty was to function as the official representative of the monarch in the autonomous university. The number of chancellors in Finnish universities has declined over the years, in vast majority of Finnish universities the highest official is the rector; the remaining universities with chancellors are University of Åbo Akademi University. In France, chancellor is one of the titles of the rector, a senior civil servant of the Ministry of Education serving as manager of a regional educational district. In his capacity as chancellor, the rector awards academic degrees to the university's gradua
Germanna Community College
Germanna Community College is a community college in Virginia with campuses in Locust Grove, Fredericksburg and Culpeper. Founded in 1970, it takes its name from a settlement founded by Governor Alexander Spotswood for a group of German miners by the Rapidan River at what is now Germanna Ford. Germanna Community College is one of the twenty-three community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System; the college serves the residents of Caroline, King George, Orange and Stafford counties and the City of Fredericksburg. Germanna Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges to award Associate's degrees; the college's Associate in Applied Science nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and both the Associate in Applied Science nursing and practical nursing certificate programs are approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. The Fredericksburg Area Campus in Spotsylvania is located on seventy acres in Spotsylvania County near the intersection of Interstate 95 at Routes 1 and 17 South donated by the John T.
Hazel family. Phase I of the Fredericksburg Area Campus opened January, 1997; the V. Earl Dickinson Building, a 76,000 square-foot facility, includes classrooms, library, student lounge and offices for faculty and administrative staff to provide a full range of services to students. Phase II, The Workforce Development and Technology Center, a 40,000 square-foot building devoted to the use of technology for the delivery of instruction and advanced technology training programs opened in October 2004. Phase III, opened in 2012, is a 50,000 square-feet providing laboratories, instructional resources, student services and more. Parking decks opened at the same time. Tennis courts, playing fields, nature trails, jogging paths, picnic areas are planned for future development of the 70-acre campus; the Locust Grove Campus is located on Route 3 midway between Fredericksburg. The campus consists of 100 wooded acres adjacent to the Rapidan River in Orange County; the campus building of 60,000 square feet includes classrooms, laboratories, a wellness center, bookstore and faculty offices, a library, information services, business office, student lounge.
Outdoor facilities include tennis courts and a playing field, as well as nature trails, jogging paths, a picnic area. Germanna President David Sam announced the facility is working toward obtaining $2.5 million to replace the new building, will demolish the old building. Sam anticipates the project will take six years to finish, has announced he has yet to approach architects. Located at the junction of U. S. Route 29 and State Route 3 adjacent to the town of Culpeper, Germanna's Joseph R. Daniel Technology Center occupies 34 acres; the 39,000 square foot facility is designed for workforce development instruction and technology training. A wide variety of credit classes are offered; the Daniel Center includes a conference center with 700 theatre-style seats, a banquet with 300 seats, a manufacturing technology lab, an executive conference room, a training suite, a catering kitchen. Its design includes an interactive video theatre and a computer tech lab. Germanna's Barbara J. Fried Center in Stafford County is located at 124 Old Potomac Church Road.
Germanna opened the facility in June 2018 with the support of Adam and Rhonda Fried and the Stafford County Economic Development Authority. The center provides a full range of credit courses for transfer to universities in addition to Workforce and Community Education. Stafford is home to Germanna's Automotive Technology Center at 42 BlackJack Road. Located at 11073 Colonel Armistead Drive in Ruther Glen, the Caroline Center provides Workforce Development training in that county. Located at 1325 Central Park Blvd. in Fredericksburg, FredCAT provides Workforce Development training in a variety of fields and is a base for apprenticeship training. It opened in June 2017 with support from the Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority. On August 23, 2011 an earthquake damaged the Fredericksburg Area Campus' Dickinson Building; this was the only building with significant damage, while the damage to the other building was cosmetic. Official website
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Piedmont Virginia Community College is an open access community college offering two-year associate's degrees, one-year certificates, continuing education, workforce training. The campus is located in Albemarle County, south of Charlottesville; as part of the statewide Virginia Community College System, PVCC serves the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene and Nelson. PVCC was chartered in 1972. PVCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. PVCC's main campus is located at 501 College Drive in Virginia, it consists of the Main Building, the V. Earl Dickinson Building for Humanities and Social Sciences, the Keats Science Building and the Stultz Center for Business and Career Development. PVCC opened a center in Stanardsville, Virginia, in August 2012; the PVCC Eugene Giuseppe Center occupies the second floor of the Green County Library building and holds classrooms, labs, a community meeting room and other facilities.
The College began offering classes there in fall 2012. PVCC opened a center in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, in January 2013. PVCC is housed on the ground floor in the historic Jefferson School building; the College offers day and evening classes at this facility and introduced a new associate degree program in culinary arts hosted there since 2013. PVCC consists of a total of 79 % of which are part-time students. A PVCC student has been named the top community college student in Virginia in 2013, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2004 and 2001. PVCC offers degrees and certificates to complete in two years or less, as well as degrees that prepare students for transfer to four-year schools to complete a Bachelor's degree. Associate degrees take two years of full-time study to complete and require 60-72 credit hours. Certificates and Career Studies Certificates require 9-46 credit hours and one or two semesters to complete, they are designed to prepare students for career change or skills upgrade. More information is at pvcc.edu/programs.
Piedmont Virginia Community College