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PVCC’s New Dean Leonda Keniston

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Skye Scott, assistant editor Dr. Leonda Keniston has replaced former Dean of Humanities, Fine Arts, and Social Sciences Cliff Haury, who retired in June 2017 from PVCC after more than 40 years of service. Keniston started her career as a sociology professor at John Tyler Community College (JTCC) before continuing as the chair of humanities […]

December 7th, 2017 | Posted in Campus News,From the Forum,Local News,News,Piedmont Profiles | Read More »

How Andre Luck Can Help You Today

Andre Luck posing for a photo. Photography by Deadra Miller

Deadra Miller, staff writer Andre Luck, hidden away in the student support offices before financial aid, patiently waits for students to ask about what he does best, advising in Career Services. Luck, a knowledgeable man with a passion in what he does, explains what Career Services offers to PVCC students not just while they are […]

November 6th, 2017 | Posted in From the Forum,Piedmont Profiles | Read More »

Piedmont Profile: Rachel Koch

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Antonia Florence, assistant editor Rachel Koch earned her associate degree in Computer Science from PVCC almost a year ago. But she is not pursuing a profession in computers. In fact, during her four years as a full-time student, Koch learned a lot about herself. It took her four years to earn her associate degree because […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in From the Forum,Piedmont Profiles | Read More »

Piedmont Profile: Silvia Dowell

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Silvia Dowell is the Scholarship & Alumni Association Coordinator for Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC). She has deep roots in the Charlottesville area. Her family has lived in Albemarle County for 14 consecutive generations. A graduate of Western Albemarle High School, Dowell attended PVCC and earned her bachelor’s degree from Longwood University. She majored in […]

March 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Campus News,From the Forum,News,Piedmont Profiles | Read More »

International Student: Waqas Al Mulhim

Waqas Al Mulhim photo courtesy of SGA

At the age of six, two years after the Iraq war began, a young boy fled his home in Baghdad, the capital of the Republic of Iraq. PVCC student Waqas Al Mulhim and his family settled in Jordan twice for a total of seven years. In between these years, the family spent a year in […]

March 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Campus News,From the Forum,News,Piedmont Profiles | Read More »

A Refugee Finds His Home

Photography bt Sean Gill

For as long as he can remember, current PVCC student Ahmed Al Srya, 26, was a refugee. He went from being a Palestinian refugee growing up in Iraq to finally arriving in Charlottesville on July 7, 2010, at the age of 19. He officially took his Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of […]

March 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Campus News,From the Forum,Local News,News,Piedmont Profiles | Read More »

Piedmont Profile: Shana Fabio

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Antonia Florence, staff writer Shana Fabio, born in Monterey, California, is a self-described army brat who moved seven times by the age of 13. Her first move occurred at 10 months of age across the country to West Point, New York. “My first years were filled with military parades, skiing, weekends of football and lacrosse […]

November 21st, 2016 | Posted in Campus News,Collegiate News,From the Forum,News,Piedmont Profiles | Read More »

Piedmont Profile: Shaheen Alikhan

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Antonia Florence, staff writer Shaheen Alikhan is an aerial performer. She is a Fairfax, Virginia, native and born to a German mother, who has always been supportive of her artistic endeavors, and a Middle Eastern father. “On my mom’s side, there were a lot of performers before it was considered ‘respectable’. Musicians, genuine vaudeville performers, dancers….so I […]

October 6th, 2016 | Posted in Campus News,Collegiate News,From the Forum,News,Piedmont Profiles | Read More »

Piedmont Profile: Beryl Solla

Photo courtesy of Beryl Solla.

Jake Delaurier, staff writer Few college professors have had a larger impact on their community than Professor Beryl Solla. Solla has been a professor of art at Piedmont Virginia Community College for over a decade and has also taught at James Madison University and Monticello High School. During her time at PVCC, Solla has taught […]

October 6th, 2016 | Posted in Campus News,From the Forum,Local News,News,Piedmont Profiles | Read More »

Piedmont Profile: Susan Hannifan

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Like any educational institution, Piedmont Virginia Community College can be difficult for many students, including those who suffer from disabilities. Fortunately, Susan Hannifan, the Disability Services Counselor, is here to help any students who find themselves struggling in class. Located in the Main Buildings Room M125, Hannifan can provide all the help that students need […]

March 15th, 2016 | Posted in From the Forum,News,Piedmont Profiles | Read More »

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