PVCC Named a Top School for Student Voting in 2020 National Report
Charlottesville, Va. – February 5, 2020 – Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) has been named among America’s best colleges for encouraging students to vote in the February 2020 issue of Washington Monthly. The report, “The Colleges Doing the Most to Get Their Students to Vote,” highlights institutions that are well prepared for the upcoming presidential election. As one of the top 139 schools for student voting, PVCC is one of only four Virginia-based schools in the ranking; the only community college in Virginia to make the list; and one of only nine total community colleges on the list.
“One of the primary purposes of higher education is to prepare our students to be engaged citizens in our great democracy. The PVCC faculty and staff have made this an explicit goal in each of the educational programs we offer. Being ranked by Washington Monthly as one of the best in the nation is proof that our efforts are being met with success,” stated PVCC President Frank Friedman.
PVCC has previously received national recognition from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge and designation as a Voter Friendly Campus for its civic engagement efforts to increase voter engagement and registration among students. Recent civic activities at PVCC have included nonpartisan voter registration drives, a congressional debate and ongoing voting awareness events.
For more information about civic engagement and voter education initiatives at PVCC, visit www.pvcc.edu/civic-sense. To view Washington Monthly’s report and rankings, visit https://washingtonmonthly.com/2020/02/01/the-colleges-doing-the-most-to-get-their-students-to-vote/.
About Piedmont Virginia Community College
Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. . PVCC is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential, and excellence in all programs and services. The main campus is in Albemarle County, Virginia. Classes are also offered at the PVCC Eugene Giuseppe Center in Stanardsville, Va. (Greene County) and the PVCC Jefferson School Center in downtown Charlottesville. Visit www.pvcc.edu.