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Applying for Financial Aid? NCI Can Help.

Many families worry that they don’t have enough money to make a college education affordable. However, financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, and low-interest student loans can make college possible for anyone. But where to start?

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New Year & New Programs at New College

New degree and certificate programs are underway and being developed for the new academic year at New College. Additional opportunities in the areas of engineering, integrated science and technology, cyber defense, information technology, education, counseling, and healthcare are being added for students.

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NCI Provides Out-of-this-World Experience for Local Students

Thanks to a partnership between New College Institute (NCI) and James Madison University (JMU), two local students explored the galaxy and the science that allows for travel to space during a weeklong camp at JMU.

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NCI Intern Puts Learning into Practice

Rachel Scott spent her summer interning under Amanda Broome, Patrick Henry Community College’s (PHCC) Public Relations Specialist. In this role, Rachel has been involved with nearly all aspects of marketing and promotion at PHCC, including film work, photography, advertising design, social media marketing, strategic planning, and social media analytics.

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NCI Camp Highlights Science in Everyday Life for Students

Local students engaged in hands-on science experiments during a one-day camp, Science in Everyday Life. The camp took place at New College Institute’s Fayette Lab, a fully-equipped exploratory science laboratory designed to promote engagement in the sciences for learners of all ages.

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Children Learn Firsthand What Work is like at NCI

It may be summer break for most children, but New College Institute (NCI) took the opportunity to invite their own school-age children to “work” at NCI for half a day. As part of NCI’s Bring a Kid to Work Day, employees of NCI were invited to bring their children, grandchildren, or other family members in grades K-12 to learn more about NCI’s operations and the educational opportunities available.

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Radford University Offers Cybersecurity Programs at New College

Radford University partners with New College Institute (NCI) to provide cybersecurity programs with exclusive opportunities onsite at NCI to prepare working professionals for multiple cyber defense certifications. Radford University’s cybersecurity program, Innovative Mobile Personalized Accelerated Competency Training, or IMPACT, was designated in 2016 as a Center of Academic Excellence in cyber defense by both the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

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Learning the Books at Bassett Furniture

This summer, Hannah Huls is getting behind-the-scenes experience for a national furniture retailer — right here in Henry County! Though you often see Bassett Furniture products on HGTV and other national platforms, their headquarters remain here in Bassett, VA. Over the years, Bassett Furniture has hosted many interns through New College Institute — even hiring some of those interns for full-time roles.

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City Intern Makes Big Impact

Carrie Denny is making a big impact at the City of Martinsville this summer through her internship in the telecommunications department. This department operates MINet Solutions, a city-owned telephone and internet service provider for local businesses. As an intern, Carrie has helped institute a new invoicing system that is saving time and money for the department.

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Boys & Girls Club Intern Serves with a Smile

Tamiya Vanhook-Davis is the first face you will see as you enter the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge location on Memorial Boulevard in Martinsville. This summer, she is gaining valuable experience as she sees the behind-the-scenes work that goes on in nonprofits to deliver successful programs for area youth.

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