During Northern Virginia Community College’s 47th Commencement on Sunday, May 19, NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg was awarded an honorary associate degree in humane letters in recognition of her lifelong public service and support for higher education. In addition, Angel Cabrera, the new president of George Mason University and an NVTC Board member, was the commencement speaker.
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NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg accepts her honorary associates degree at the Northern Virginia Community College commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19.
In presenting her degree, Dr. Bob Templin, president of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and NVTC Board member, lauded Kilberg for her “leadership of the technology industry of Northern Virginia,” as well as her support of higher education across the Commonwealth, particularly in engineering and technology fields, Northern Virginia Community College and veterans returning to civilian life. Templin also recognized Kilberg for her efforts in “opening the doors of opportunity for those from moderate and low income communities.” Kilberg was awarded NOVA’s highest honorary degree.
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Dr. Bob Templin, president of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), at left, presents NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg with her honorary associates degree in humane letters at the NOVA commencement ceremony on May 19
In her acceptance, Kilberg thanked Dr. Templin and NOVA in accepting the award on behalf of NVTC and the entire technology community. She congratulated the graduates for skillfully balancing jobs, academics and family, and recognized their families for the support they provided. Kilberg also highlighted both NOVA and George Mason University for being innovative, diverse, entrepreneurial and accessible, stating “those are the characteristics that will define the future.” She ended her acceptance remarks by emphasizing the importance of investing in education to create a dynamic 21st century workforce that will help the region stay competitive in a global economy.