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Former Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling Joins NCI as Senior Lecturer

Martinsville, VA

New College Institute (NCI) is pleased to announce that The Honorable Bill Bolling, former Lieutenant Governor (2006-2014) and State Senator (1996-2005), will be joining NCI as the Institute’s first Senior Lecturer. He will teach a non-credited course on Virginia Government and Politics at NCI this fall. 

“NCI’s mission of expanding access to higher education for rural Virginians hits close to home. I am a first-generation college graduate, born and raised in the coalfields of southwest Virginia and southern West Virginia,” said former Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling. “I am honored by this opportunity to teach at NCI and reach students across Virginia.”

Bolling’s fall course will include a discussion of Virginia’s unique political history and the people and circumstances that have had a significant impact on Virginia over time. The course will also include a review of the structure and operation of state and local government in Virginia, as well as consideration of some of the important issues currently facing Virginia’s state government. Read more

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Students Participating in NCI-Hosted Cyber Security Camp Succeed in National Competition

Martinsville, VA  – New College Institute (NCI) hosted its first annual CyberPatriot CyberCamp for middle and high school students this July with students earning top honors. Students from across the country engaged in interactive, fun sessions where they learned about the importance of cybersecurity and how to protect their personal devices and information from outside threats. The week concluded with a national championship amongst CyberCamps where NCI’s student campers ranked in the top 10 percent, and one student placed 10th out of 558 students.

“I really enjoyed doing the cybercamp,” said Katherine Johnson, participant in the NCI CyberPatriot CyberCamp. “It was empowering for me to be able to better understand the security measures that many companies have in place, and I felt better prepared for not just a career in cybersecurity, but any career.” Read more