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Faculty & Student Recognition

May 2014
Kit Decker, professor of Spanish, received the 2014 PVCC Board Community Service Award. 

May 2014
Colum Leckey, associate professor of history, was nominated for the 2015 State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) Outstanding Faculty Award. As the SCHEV award nominee, Leckey also serves as the nominee for the Virginia Community College System’s 2014 Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

May 2014
Jan Reed, first year programs counselor, was honored with PVCC’s 2014 Distinguished Service Award for imaginative and distinguished leadership or service within PVCC or in professional or other activities outside the College. 

April 2014
Charlottesville resident Nathaniel Ricca was the recipient of PVCC’s Distinguished Student Award. 

May 2013
Colum Leckey, associate professor of history, was selected as the College's nominee for the 2014 State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) Outstanding Faculty Award.

May 2013
David Lerman, student success advisor, was chosen as the 2013 Virginia Community college Associate Support Staff Showcase Award recipient.

May 2013
Professor of Art Beryl Solla was honored with PVCC's 2013 Distinguished Service Award for imaginative and distinguished leadership or service within PVCC or in professional or other activities outside the College.

May 2013
PVCC student Mary Hedges was selected as a Valley Proteins Fellow for 2013-2014. She is one of only 10 Virginia community college students selected for this prestigious scholarship program. The program was designed for high-achieving second-year students at Virginia's community colleges.

April 2013
PVCC student Katherine Cude was awarded the PVCC Board Community Service Award.

April 2013
PVCC student Jesse Mlcoch received the Distinguished Student Award.

March 2013
PVCC student Anastasiya Hvaleva was named the New Century Scholar for Virginia. The program honors students who receive the highest All-USA Academic Team application score in each state. Hvaleva is the sixth PVCC student to be named Virginia New Century Scholar since the award program began in 2000.

October 2012
Rebecca Parkhill, administrative assistant, received the PVCC Classified Staff Showcase Award at the Virginia Community College Association's annual conference.

May 2012
Jon Hexter, associate professor of mathematics, was nominated for the 2013 State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) Outstanding Faculty Award and is the recipient of the 2012 PVCC Distinguished Service Award.

May 2012
PVCC student Nicholas Baldi was selected as a Valley Proteins Fellow for 2012-2013. Of the 400,000 people Virginia's Community Colleges serve across the Commonwealth, only 10 were selected for this prestigious award.

April 2012
Rob McHenry, testing specialist in The Learning Center, received the PVCC College Board Service Award which recognizes employees who have made significant contributions through volunteer services to the community.

April 2012
Professor of English Jessica Kingsley was selected by PVCC faculty as the nominee for the 2012 Outstanding Faculty Award which is presented annually by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). She was also PVCC's nominee for the VCCS Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence.

May 2011
Assistant Professor Richard Cappuccio and Professor Andrew Smith were selected as National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholars to study at one of NEH's Landmarks of American History and Culture workshops.

April 2011
PVCC students Lauren Hippert and Kennith Brandon are named to the All-USA Community College Academic Team, the annual program that recognizes outstanding two-year college students. Hippert was named one of the top 10 community college students in Virginia.

The 2011 PVCC Distinguished Student Award was presented to Charlottesville resident Lee Stone, a student in the nursing program and president of the Student Government Association.

April 2010
PVCC student Jonathan Motlagh is named the top community college student in Virginia. He is the fifth PVCC student to be so honored and the College's first to receive the prestigious Guistwhite Scholarship for his academic achievement and service to PVCC and the community.

February 2010
For the fourth consecutive year, Piedmont Virginia Community College is named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognition of the outstanding service efforts and volunteerism by its students, faculty and staff.

November 2009
Nursing student Jessica Marshall receives the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship from the Virginia Community College System. Commonwealth Legacy Scholars are chosen for their academic excellence, service and leadership potential.

November 2009
Kimberly Hoosier, associate professor of sociology, receives the 2009 Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence for exemplifying the highest standards of academic commitment and success in engaging students in the classroom and in numerous community service activities.

April 2009
PVCC Students Emily Traylor and Elena Morales are named to the All-Virginia Academic Team. Traylor is also named one of the top 10 community college students in Virginia as part of the Coca-Cola All-State Community College Academic Team.

February 2009
For the third consecutive year, Piedmont Virginia Community College is named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognition of the outstanding service efforts and volunteerism by its students, faculty and staff.

May 2008
PVCC Student Jacob Neal is named the top community college student in Virginia and to the prestigious All-USA Academic First Team. He is the third PVCC student to be so honored.

February 2008
For the second consecutive year, Piedmont Virginia Community College is named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognition of the outstanding service efforts and volunteerism by its students, faculty and staff.

April 2007
PVCC student Benjamin Sargeant is named the top community college student in Virginia and to the prestigious All-USA Academic First Team. He is the second PVCC student to be so honored.

April 2006
PVCC education student Rob McHenry is named the National Tutoring Association's Tutor of the Year for 2006.

May 2005
President Friedman receives the Virginia Piedmont Technology Council's Community Award, given to an organization that has demonstrated the greatest commitment to improving the quality of life in Central Virginia through community involvement.

April 2005
PVCC holds first annual Academic and Leadership Awards Convocation.

December 2004
President Friedman is elected to the 77-member Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

April 2004
PVCC student Micah Crowsey is named the top community college student in Virginia and to the prestigious All-USA Academic First Team.

May 2003
PVCC student Luckson Hove receives national Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship of up to $30,000 a year to complete his undergraduate education.

April 2003
PVCC student Andrew Sides named to All-USA Academic Third Team in national competition sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa and USA Today.

May 2002
PVCC Alumni Association completes Alumni 100 project to spotlight alumni success.

April 2002
PVCC and College Board honor retired Delegate V. Earl Dickinson with a dinner and establishment of a scholarship in his name at PVCC.

October 2001
PVCC begins ABCD award program to recognize faculty/staff accomplishments.

April 2001
PVCC student Erin Hughey-Commers named to All-USA Academic Third Team in national competition sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa and USA Today. She also was named Virginia's Centennial Scholar as the state's top community college student.