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April 2014
PVCC received national honors in the ninth annual Digital Community Colleges Survey, conducted by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Education. PVCC was among the top-10 mid-sized community colleges (5,000–10,000 students) across the U.S. that offer exceptional technology support to students and educators. 

October 2013
PVCC received a $210,344 CCAMPIS grant (Child Care Access Means Parents in Schools) from the U.S. Department of Education. The four-year grant will help to subsidize the cost of child care for low-income parents enrolled at the College. 

August 2013
PVCC offers a new Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts and Nursing Assistant Career Studies Certificate (CSC).

January 2013
PVCC opens PVCC Jefferson School Center at 233 Fourth St. NW in downtown Charlottesville.

October 2012
PVCC commemorates its 40th anniversary with a Web site highlighting milestones in the College's history with a historical timeline and photos from years past.

August 2012
PVCC opens Eugene Giuseppe Center in Greene County. Named in honor of Eugene Giuseppe, principal of the Greene County Primary School for many years. The center occupies 14,000 square feet on the second floor of the Greene County Library building and is home to classrooms, labs, a community meeting room and other facilities.

August 2012
PVCC and Piedmont Family YMCA announce agreement in which the YMCA will provide discounted full-time preschool care and after-hours child care for PVCC employees and students.

December 2011
Enrollment of students in credit classes was the highest of any fall semester in PVCC's history. 5,684 students had enrolled in credit classes, representing a 28 percent increase in five years.

November 2011
PVCC horticulture students receive new hands-on classroom thanks to a partnership with the University of Virginia's Morven Farm.

October 2011
PVCC receives a national and a state award recognizing excellence in technology support and innovation. The College was given top honors in the seventh annual Digital Community Colleges Survey and an honorable mention in the 2011 Governor's Technology Awards.

July 2011
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation partnered with PVCC to plant a training vineyard on Montalto as part of the College's already extensive and popular curriculum for students studying viticulture and enology.

June 2011
PVCC receives reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

May 2011
PVCC Board approves new strategic plan and new college mission statement.

December 2010
Enrollment of students in credit classes during the fall 2010 semester was the highest in the College's 38-year history. Students enrolled in credit classes numbered 5,551, nearly 3 percent higher than the previous record set in 2009.

September 2010
New Kluge-Moses Science Building opens. Labs and classrooms in the new building offer a state-of-the art learning environment for students enrolled in science and health programs.

April 2010
PVCC's Division of Workforce Services begins offering classes in the College's newly renovated Stultz Center for Business and Career Development at the corner of College Drive and Route 20.

January 2010
PVCC receives a grant of nearly $600,000 from the National Science Foundation to expand science, technology and engineering opportunities for students at the College.

January 2009
The licensed practical nursing program admits its first class.

January 2009
PVCC begins participating in Great Expectations which offers current and former foster care youth a free Virginia community college education and supportive services.

October 2008
PVCC breaks ground on the new Kluge-Moses Science Building slated for completion in 2010.

April 2007
PVCC nursing program earns an eight-year reaccreditation, the highest possible, from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The achievement comes as PVCC graduates 81 nurses - its largest nursing class on record for the College and a 42 percent increase in nursing graduates compared to 2006.

June 2006
Enrollment in online courses offered through the Division of Workforce Services increased 388 percent in one year. PVCC is among the top 20 colleges nationwide in terms of enrollment growth for the first quarter of 2006.

February 2006
Fifteen students recognized as first graduates of the Viticulture and Enology program at PVCC.

January 2006
PVCC celebrates the conclusion of its $10 million fundraising campaign, with a total of $11.4 million raised.

November 2005
PVCC launches a wireless network.

May 2005
PVCC Board approves new strategic plan.

April 2005
With 90 percent of the goal in hand, PVCC publicly announces a $10 million fundraising campaign, the largest in the College's history.

September 2004
Former Poet Laureate Rita Dove comes to PVCC for the launch of her eighth collection of poetry, American Smooth.

September 2003
College Senate at PVCC meets for the first time.

August 2003
The Forum PVCC student newspaper, debuts.

November 2002
PVCC Theatre presents the Charlottesville debut of The Darker Face of the Earth by Rita Dove.

June 2001
PVCC hosts first Junteenth Community Celebration in recognition of African-Americans' freedom from slavery following the Civil War.

May 2001
PVCC Educational Foundation celebrates completion of its $1 million endowment campaign.

January 2001
College Board approves new College Mission Statement.

August 2000
PVCC enrolls students in web-based courses for the first time.

April 2000
PVCC hires an instructional technologist to assist faculty in integrating technology into the classroom.

June 1999
PVCC receives reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.