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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.

T.C. Williams High School Performs Shakespeare

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

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.

Kindergarten Registration Begins Monday

From the City of Alexandria:

Alexandria City Public Schools kindergarten registration for the 2011-2012 school year starts on March 28. Children must be five years old on or before Sept. 30, 2011, to register for kindergarten. Learn more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/enroll/.

Cora Kelly Elementary School Fundraiser

Cora Kelly Elementary School Fundraiser

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

Cora Kelly Elementary School for Math, Science and Technology will host a fundraiser from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, at Chick-fil-A Crystal City, 2200 Crystal Dr., Suite G, Arlington. Present a flier, available online at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2011/nr2011031702-flier.pdf , and the school will receive 15 percent of the sale. Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2011/nr2011031702.php .

John Adams Elementary School Book Drive

John Adams Elementary School Book Drive

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

John Adams Elementary School needs gently used books to recycle and re-use! The John Adams PTA is collecting books to sell at a used book sale during the school's Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 11. Proceeds from the book sale will provide more new books for John Adams students! Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2011/nr2011031505.php .