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Charles Werner, chair of the National Council on Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems, presents an award to Piedmont Virginia Community College for its drone training program. (Photo: PVCC)

PVCC recognized for drone training program for emergency responders
CBS 19 News
The National Council on Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems has given Piedmont Virginia Community College a commendation for its leadership in drop operation training for emergency responders. The award was presented this month during the college’s annual National Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems Conference.

‘Free college’ is increasingly popular — and complicated for states
Post Bulletin
State policymakers are sparring over who should get aid, and how much.

How to become a skilled tradesperson
Popular MechanicsPopular Mechanics
Want to be a welder? Pipe fitter? Plumber? A good place to start is your local community college.

‘I need a degree in order to move forward’: Why some adults choose college
NPR
Going to college later in life has some advantages: Students have the skills and tools that could only have come with age and maturity. And community colleges are there to help them.

Former Annapolis sailor, now astronaut, to take 1st all-female space walk
Chesapeake Bay Magazine
Astronaut Christina Hammock Koch, who has taught at Maryland’s Montgomery College and tutored at Anne Arundel Community College, will take part in the first all-female spacewalk at the International Space Station on March 29.

For many students, LFCC creates affordable path to four-year college degree
Winchester Star
At Lord Fairfax Community College in Virginia, student Sarah Downs has found a way to pursue her goal of a career in public health without breaking the bank.

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