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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

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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

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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 »

Piedmont Profile: Steve McNerney

Steve McNerney. Photography courtesy of PVCC website

Steve McNerney admits he has “a heart for the marginalized” that drives much of his life’s work. While he is quick to add that he considers himself far from perfect in his pursuit of the common good, many of his roles personally and professionally demonstrate a desire to provide support and opportunity for others. McNerney […]

January 27th, 2016 | Posted in From the Forum,Piedmont Profiles | Read More »

Piedmont Profile: Krystal Green

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Krystal Green is the driving force behind PVCC’s new Pharmacy Technician program: she is the program’s director and an associate professor who teaches many of its courses. “There are so many different avenues in the Pharmacy Technician field,” Green exclaims. She would know; she has tried many of them herself. After receiving a Bachelor of […]

November 2nd, 2015 | Posted in From the Forum,Piedmont Profiles | Read More »

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