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About Annandale

In 1965, Northern Virginia Technical College opened for classes with 761 students in the Carlyn Springs Road warehouse, located in Bailey's Crossroads. To accommodate an ever-growing student body, the College purchased 78 acres in Annandale in 1966 to build the first campus site.

Originally known as the Central Campus, the Annandale Campus opened its first building in 1967. Today, Annandale is the largest campus site, offering more than 40 programs of study. The campus includes several classroom buildings, a gymnasium, theater, greenhouse, police station, the Ernst Community Cultural Center and the Center for Workforce Development.

Northern Virginia Community College
Provost Welcome

Provost Pam HilbertWelcome to NOVA's Annandale Campus!

We are a proud part of the services and history of Northern Virginia Community College, and we look forward to having you -- students, clients, employees, partners, advisory board members, community members -- as part of NOVA. The Annandale campus first registered students Sept 28, 1967 as the Central Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, so we will be celebrating fifty great years of service in the coming months. Our students and employees and others on campus will be part of building successes going into the next fifty years.

Faculty and Staff on the Annandale campus bring diverse backgrounds with excellent experience and top education. They are well respected in their fields of expertise. They spend time in classrooms, clubs and collaborations in order to ensure that students' progress successfully through education while also gaining worthwhile life experiences and having fun along the way. In classrooms and laboratories, students do relevant and rigorous work with their faculty and their peers. Learning and Technology Resources Staff provide access to supplemental materials, tutoring, and study spaces for individuals and groups. Often, Faculty provide enrichment activities via field trips or special projects. Student Services Staff support students in learning and living, both when times are good and when times are rough. Staff and Faculty across campus join together in facilitating many student clubs and organizations to allow students to network and grow together.

The Workforce Development Staff offers short term work-related training classes on the Annandale Campus, and our campus partners with other NOVA campuses to provide the student Success Conference in August on all campuses. The NOVA Athletics Sports teams want your support cheering at the games, and the Athletics Department offers intramural competitions as well. For your safety, NOVA assigns certified Police Officers and Emergency Management Personnel to each campus. There are also people to help with learning how to pay for college (financial aid, scholarships), choosing a program of study (major), taking the right classes (academic advising) transportation questions and more. The campus offers a friendly bookstore run by Barnes and Noble (and yes, Starbucks Cafe) as well as the Euro Cafe for delicious, low-cost breakfast and lunch options.

Whatever your educational needs, we are happy to serve. The website offers much information, but we encourage you to visit the campus and check in with Counselors at the CA building to learn about the opportunities at NOVA and at the Annandale Campus.

Pam T. Hilbert
Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale Campus
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003-3796

Phone: 703.503-6383
Office: CG 202

Provost Staff Minutes




Provost and Office Staff

Office of the Provost

Pam Hilbert - Provost
Office: CG202
Phone: 703.323.3223
Fax: 703.323.3215
Email: philbert@nvcc.edu

Rizwan Rahman – Director of Campus Operations
Office: CG202
Phone: 703.425.5194
Fax: 703.323.3215
Email: rrahman@nvcc.edu

Claudia Chirinos - General Administration Supervisor/Coordinator
Office: CG202
Phone: 703.323.3223
Fax: 703.323.3215
Email:  cchirinos@nvcc.edu 

Student Development

Dr. Ellen Fancher-Ruiz - Dean of Students
Office: CA315
Phone: 703.323.3382
Fax: 703.323.3559
Email: efancherruiz@nvcc.edu 

Business & Public Services

Dr. Celeste Dubeck-Smith - Division Dean
Office: CC220
Phone: 703.323.3157
Fax: 703.323.3015
Email: cdubecksmit@nvcc.edu 

Language & Literature Division

Jennifer Daniels - Interim Division Dean
Office: CN230
Phone: 703.323.4441
Fax: 703.323.2144
Email: jdaniels@nvcc.edu 

Liberal Arts Division

Burt Peretti - Division Dean
Office: CM342
Phone: 703.323.3358
Fax: 703.323.4248
Email: bperetti@nvcc.edu

Math, Science & Engineering Division

Dr. Abe Eftekhari - Division Dean
Office: CS206
Phone: 703.323.3109
Fax: 703.323.3176
Email: aeftekhari@nvcc.edu

Business Office

Mitch Markon - Acting Business Manager
Office: CA104
Phone: 703.323.3132
Fax: 703.323.3467
Email: mmarkon@nvcc.edu 

Evening Administration

Dr. Andrew Goldstein - Coordinator
Office: CT233
Phone: 703.323.3723
Fax: 703.323.4135
Email: agoldstein@nvcc.edu

Learning Technology & Resources

Dr. Braddlee - Dean
Office: CG206
Phone: 703.323.3217
Fax: 703.323.4258
Email: bbraddlee@nvcc.edu 

Forum Council

NOVA's Forum Council is part of the College Forum. The Forum, according to its Constitution and Bylaws, is "representative of teaching faculty, administrative faculty and students and classified staff and shall be composed of a College Senate, a Forum Council on each campus and the standing committees of the College Forum."

Forum Council serves the college community by performing the following functions:

  • Expressing the viewpoints of administrators, faculty, classified staff and students on issues that are relevant to a particular campus.
  • Advising and seeking advice from the Provost on campus issues.
  • Making specific recommendations to or communicating with campus committees, college committees and the College Senate.
  • Submitting, through the Provost, advice and recommendations to the College President.
  • Receiving recommendations from the Instructional and Student Services and Personnel Services College committees for deliberation and action.
  • Assisting in the selection of members for the College Senate. Enhancing the learning environment on campus.
  • Establishing committees, as needed, to fulfill the Campus Council’s responsibilities to the college community.

The Annandale Forum Council meets the first Thursday of the month during the nine-month academic calendar. There is often no meeting in January due to the holiday break. The meetings convene at 2:00 p.m. usually in the Provost’s Conference Room in the Godwin Building.

Visitors are welcome at the Forum Council meetings. As noted in the College Forum Constitution: "Any member of the faculty, staff or student body shall have the right to attend meetings of the Forum Council but shall not be entitled to have the floor unless he or she is reporting at the request of the Council, or his or her petition has been granted prior approval by the chair of the Forum Council."

Forum Council Membership, Minutes and Agendas


  • Laura ALbert, TF
  • Vicki Budd, CL
  • Hemchand Gossai, CL
  • JoAnn Short, TF, Chair
  • DeQuan Smith, TF
  • John Bownik (student)


March 19, 2015


May 1, 2014
September 14, 2014
October 2, 2014
November 6, 2014
December 4, 2014
October 1, 2015
November 5, 2015
January 14, 2016
February 4, 2016
March 3, 2016


Annandale Committees

Annandale Campus Reward & Recognition Committee


  • Wilma Parker, Chair
  • Barbara Divers
  • Dan Franssell
  • Joann Credle
  • JoAnn Short
  • Kathleen Lloyd
  • Margaret Roberts

Beautification Committee

The role of the Beautification Committee is to make recommendations to ensure that the campus is aesthetically appealing to faculty, students and guests.


  • Cheryl Robinette, Chair
  • Bob Carroll, retired
  • Virginia Pates

Committee Minutes

January 14, 2014
February 11, 2014
March 18, 2014
April 8, 2014
August 25, 2014

Annandale Nature Trail

AN Nature Trail Brochure

Bookstore Committee

The role of the Bookstore Committee is to review current practices, procedures and policies in the bookstore and to recommend books, software, apparel and supplies to support the needs of the students, faculty and staff.

2016-2017 Members

  • Dr. Charlie Dy, Chair
  • Cecilia Wiltshire
  • Erica Thompson
  • Jane Friedmann
  • Karen Kusterer
  • Richard Thompson
  • Rob Woodke, Secretary

Meeting Minutes
Spring 2014
Spring 2015, Attachment
Fall 2015
Spring 2016

Community Involvement Committee (and Subcommittee for Welcome Week)


  • LaTonia White (Chair)
  • John Ahmad
  • Geri Barnes
  • Amanda Darr
  • Deanna DeGidio
  • Louisket Edmond
  • Lamont Edwards
  • Whitney Hammond
  • Bob Hull
  • Janet Largaespada
  • Maureen Lawson
  • Yoo-Kyung Lee
  • William Mallon
  • Walter O'Brien
  • Margaret Reed
  • Nataliya Schetchikova
  • Sophia Sexton
  • ViNita Warren
  • George Wilkerson
  • Jessie Zahorian

Food Services Committee

The role of the Food Services Committee is to discuss food service concerns, issues, ideas and suggestions for improvement.


  • Rizwan Rahman, Chair
  • Bradley Keppler
  • Cheri Bridgeforth
  • Claudia Chirinos
  • Cory Thompson
  • Karima Ali (EuroCafe)
  • Megan McCormick
  • Mah Noor Naveed
  • Peter Williams
  • Stephanie Allan
  • Stephen Harrelson
  • SGA President

Green Committee

The role of the Green Committee is to empower faculty, staff and students to become more environmentally aware by providing information and methods that promote a sustainable lifestyle.


  • Michael Peglar, Chair
  • Bob Hull
  • Callan Bentley
  • Jill Caporale
  • Karen Bushaw-Newton
  • Karen Murph
  • Katherine Lassman
  • Kenneth Rasmussen
  • Kirk Goolsby
  • LaTonia White
  • Lawson Earl
  • Cindy Miller
  • Manori Nadesalingam
  • Rebecca Wright
  • Ritu Kansal
  • Sana Hilmi
  • Sara Costello
  • Shelley Jaye
  • Yohannes Tesema
  • Robert Johnson
  • Cheryl Robinette
  • Giulio Porta

Honors Committee

The role of the Campus Honors Committee is to advise, develop, and recommend policies, procedures, and regulations concerning honors classes.


  • Paul Fitzgerald, Chair
  • Alicia Falzon (LL)
  • Jen Daniels (LL)
  • Kristen Simmons (MSE)
  • Ivan Castaneda (LA)
  • Jennifer Nelson (Counselor)
  • Jovana Pantovic (BPS)
  • Kevin Simons (Library)
  • Kristin Balbuena (Path Counselor)
  • Rashmi Chilka (LA)

International Committee

The role of the International Committee is to address ways to ensure that our international students become acclimated to the norms and culture of the College and the local community. The committee will work with the College staff to host and serve as goodwill ambassadors for international visitors.


  • Cheri Bridgeforth, Chair
  • Jennifer Winters
  • Ralph Nicastri
  • Chamath Hettiarachchi
  • Yuemin He
  • Karen Van Horn
  • Grace Lin Hwang
  • Aeuyoung Jang
  • Margaret Omwenga
  • Aeyoung Jang

Lyceum Committee 

The role of the Lyceum Committee is to plan and host educational, social and cultural enrichment activities for faculty, students and staff.


  • John Schmitz, Chair
  • Reva Savkar
  • Yuemin He
  • Whitney Hammond
  • Susan McGinnis
  • Ritu Kansal
  • Mihaela Chamberlin
  • Memuna Sillah
  • Karlys White
  • Jill Caporale
  • Jennifer Winters
  • Jeffrey Sager
  • Jean Dubro
  • Carol Ischinger
  • Adam Chiles

Promotion Committee

The Promotion Committee oversees and supports programs and activities designed to increase enrollment of high school students and adults ready to begin or resume post-secondary education. The committee also works to retain and graduate currently enrolled students.

In addition to developing and implementing marketing and communications plans, the Promotion Committee manages public relations and advertising programs to achieve NOVA’s strategic goals and objectives.


  • Bob Hull, chair
  • Cheri Bridgeforth
  • Erica Smith
  • JoAnn Credle
  • Judith McNamee
  • Karen Murph
  • Katherine Olson
  • Kevin Sheehan
  • LaTonia White
  • Manthrigae Jayatilake
  • Marc Robinson
  • Mary Atkins
  • Tanes Kanchanawar

Recognition and Fun Committee

The role of the Recognition and Fun Committee is to establish activities, events and programs to acknowledge and celebrate award, accomplishments and contributions of faculty and staff. The Committee creates opportunities for recreational and leisure activities to provide balance to the stressful lives of faculty and staff.


  • Chair - TBA
  • Elizabeth Dellavedova
  • Claudia Chirinos
  • Ann Wertman

Retention Committee

The role of the Retention Committee is to advise and make recommendations on programming, initiatives, and services that will impact the recruitment and retention of students. Specific Task: Draft a two-year retention plan for the campus. Implement, monitor and evaluate Early Alert.


  • JoAnn Credle, Chair
  • Emily Miller
  • Hamdi Abdi
  • Margaret Roberts
  • Philip Tirpak
  • Rima Gulshan

Safety, Emergency Preparedness, and ADA Compliance Committee (SEPAC)

The Safety, Emergency Preparedness and ADA Compliance Committee (SEPAC) periodically reviews campus safety policies and procedures. The Committee reviews campus plans and procedures for responding to emergencies that threaten the safety of the Annandale campus community or disrupt campus operations. The Committee stays informed about emergency response plans within the local jurisdiction that are applicable to the campus. In addition, the committee seeks to promote an active interest on the part of all campus personnel in the practice of a safer working environment. The committee actively engages in dialog with Office of Emergency Management, Police Services and the Facilities Department regarding fire inspections, fire drills, health, safety and hazard checks, accident investigations, and safety bulletins. Finally, the Committee reviews ADA compliance concerns/questions and escalates matters to College Administration and various departments such as Police, Facilities and the Office of Emergency Management as appropriate.


  • Rizwan Rahman, Chair
  • Abbas Eftekhari
  • Andrew Goldstein
  • Beverley Pittman
  • Bradley Keppler
  • Burton Peretti
  • Celeste Dubeck-Smith
  • DJ Anglin
  • Ellen Fancher-Ruiz
  • Justin Miller
  • Lawson Earl
  • Louis DeRamus
  • Robert Woodke
  • Stephen Harrelson
  • Tony Ong
  • Wayne Ledford

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)


  • Ritu Kansal, Chair
  • Alpana Das
  • Beth Schomber
  • Cheryl Robinette
  • Cynthia Rathjen
  • Hector Revollo
  • Jennifer Winters
  • Lisa Williams
  • Margaret Roberts
  • Masoumeh Assadi
  • Peter Williams
  • Raji Subramanian
  • Shelley Jaye
  • Virginia Pates
  • Yohannes Tesema

Teaching, Learning & Technology

The role of the TL/TR Committee is to bring together representatives from across the campus community in order to assess the current state of campus technology in support of teaching and learning, explore and evaluate new technologies for supporting teaching and learning, and, facilitate better planning, decision making, and support for faculty and students regarding the implementation and use of technologies in teaching and learning.


  • Braddlee, Chair
  • Wayne Ledford

Meeting Minutes
August 29, 2014

Timberlane Committee

The role of the Timberlane Committee is to foster outreach activities with the administrators, faculty, students and parents at Timberlane Elementary School.

Weekend College Committee

The role of the Weekend College Committee is to recommend methodologies, strategies and techniques to improve the format and content of weekend classes, including but not limited to Weekend Studies and Weekend Express. In addition, the committee will examine the feasibility of expanding our infrastructure, support and services to accommodate weekend students.