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Stratford University Holds Grand Opening Event for Richmond Campus Wednesday

Stratford University Holds Grand Opening Event for Richmond Campus Wednesday

On Wednesday morning, Stratford University hosted a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of their new Richmond campus, located at 11104 W. Broad Street in Glen Allen, Va.

Nearly 150 guests from legislative offices and local businesses alike gathered for the landmark occasion.

Notables such as  Patrice Lewis, Outreach Representative for the Office of Senator Mark R Warner and Tim Grimes with the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce  addressed the crowd while the Honorable Gerard Robinson, Virginia Secretary of Education served as the keynote speaker.

During the ceremony, Eric Robison, President of the Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate presented Dr. Richard Shurtz, President of Stratford University and Mark Slusher of TGM Realty Investors (lead builder for the Richmond campus) with the GRACRE's Best Renovation/Reuse Project Award in the Richmond region for 2010.

Thirteen FCPS Students Win National Achievement Scholarships

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

The National Achievement Scholarship program is a privately financed competition founded in 1964 specifically to honor scholastically talented Black American young people and to increase their opportunities for higher education.  The program is conducted by NMSC, a not-for-profit organization. The scholarships in this announcement are funded by approximately 30 corporate organizations and professional associations and by NMSC. ?

Vegetables in Vending Machines? You Bet!

Vegetables in Vending Machines? You Bet!

While it may seem odd at first to find vegetables in vending machines, the country is about to see this not only become a trend, but find out it’s here to stay! This food revolution comes as a result of the vending machine make-over by a San Diego-based company that has franchises stretching from one end of the country to the other.

"People have had enough of all the unhealthy food options. They really want something more nutritious, today,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “Until now, getting something healthier might not have included convenience, which is something else that people want. So we have paired the two in a perfect combination.”

Mason and NOVA Celebrate 20 Years of Partnership

Mason and NOVA Celebrate 20 Years of Partnership

From NVCC:

On April 5 at 8:30 a.m., George Mason University President Alan G. Merten and Northern Virginia Community College President Robert G. Templin Jr. will sign a revised Guaranteed Admission Agreement and recognize the 20th anniversary of the formal partnership between the two institutions.

Over the past 20 years, an estimated 36,000 to 38,000 students have attended NOVA before enrolling at Mason, with approximately 20,000 of these students formally transferring through the articulation agreement program.

FX CO school board seeks feedback on options for new elementary school

FX CO school board seeks feedback on options for new elementary school

"We’re on a very fast train” for making key decisions about the new elementary school in Annandale, Mason District school board member Sandy Evans told residents of the Broyhill Crest neighborhood at the community association’s annual meeting March 22.

The new school, under construction on the site of the former Lacey Center, will open at the start of the 2012 school year. Evans says it will be red brick with light brick trim and will have a forest green roof. A new principal is expected to be in place by spring 2012, which will provide plenty of time for planning and assembling a staff.

Private school seeks neighborhood support for expansion plans

Private school seeks neighborhood support for expansion plans

The private Westminster School, at 3819 Gallows Rd., Annandale, is planning a major expansion—to include a new building for its preschool program and a new athletic field with synthetic turf—and is urging nearby residents to support its efforts.

At the annual meeting of the Broyhill Crest Community Association March 21, Head of School Ellis Glover urged people to disregard a flyer left at their doors asking them to urge the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to reject Westminster’s expansion proposal. The board will consider the matter at a public hearing March 29.

All Fairfax County Public Schools to Open 2 Hours Late

From FCPS Outreach: