NOVA Foundation Update: February 2018

On February 14, 2018, the Manassas Campus hosted the NOVA Foundation’s quarterly board meeting. The board learned about the Science and Applied Technologies program and the partnership between NOVA and George Washington University. Many campus partners attended and gave insight on the importance of the Biotechnology Pathway program. The Foundation Board also heard from Manny Rivera, CEO of RiVidium, who collaborated with NOVA through Dr. Ia Gomez on a Biotechnology Scholarship.

The meeting closed with committee updates from the Executive, Finance, Board Governance, and Stewardship committees. We are happy to share that The Foundation has seen an increase of pledges in comparison from last year. The Annual Dinner will take place on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

Board meeting attendees included Amy Adams, Associate Director, Institute for Biohealth Innovation at George Mason University; George Harben, Director, Existing Business, Prince William County Department of Economic Development; Sharon Henry, Executive Director, SPARK, the Education Foundation for PWCS; Neil Beech, Principal, Osbourn Park High School; Doug Wright, CTE Supervisor, Prince William County Schools; Jim Mudd, Supervisor of Gifted Education and Special Programs – Prince William County Schools; Dr. Thierry Vilboux, Senior Translational Research Scientist – INOVA Translational Medicine Institute; Manny Rivera, CEO RiVidium; Carmen Session, Assistant Director, Admissions and Enrollment Services, GWU School of Medical and Health Sciences, Department of Clinical Research and Leadership; Amy King, Director of Operations, GWU School of Medical and Health Sciences, Department of Clinical Research and Leadership; and April Brisky, graduate of the NOVA and GWU program.

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