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The Chesapeake campus was established in 1973 when the City of Chesapeake purchased the former Chesapeake College. The campus is located between the rapidly-growing communities of Great Bridge and Deep Creek. The George B. Pass building houses academic programs and administrative and student services. The Marian P. Whitehurst Technology Center contains classrooms, laboratories, and a conference room. This campus offers the college's horticulture, automotive, interior design, and teacher training for the developmentally disabled programs.
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The campus Automotive Program received the 2008 Toyota T-TEN (Toyota Technical Education Network) Award. The program was one of four schools recognized this year, making the program one of only two college in the countryto receive the award three times.
Shakespeare in the Grove's, Two Gentlemen of Verona, was selected as a Best Pick of Hampton Roads for the summer 2005.
The Biology Department was recognized at the Model level by the Elizabeth River Project's River Star program for the campus recycling project, control of chemical substances and attention to the flora and fauna of the campus. The Model Level is the highest level achievable for the River Star program.
Lisa Behm accepted the Education Award from the Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Award for the Biology department's environmental work which includes a butterfly garden, the nature path, and work with Game and Inland Fisheries.
The Chesapeake Campus has achieved designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System (ACSS), the educational division of Audubon International. The campus is the first property in Virginia and the 45th in the world to be certified in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Business and Corporate Properties. Lisa Behm, biology professor, has led the effort to obtain sanctuary status on this property and is being recognized for Environmental Stewardship by Audubon International.
Phi Theta Kappa maintains Five Star Level designation, again being recognized with this honor at the 2009 Regional Convention. At the 2009 Regional Convention, the chapter won the College Project Award for their work with the island preserve. In addition, the chapter received a Hallmark Award for Scholarship and Service. Amanda Skinner received the Distinguished Member Award and Eric Abshier received the Distinguished Chapter President Award. Melanie Vargas and Kinji Ridley were inducted into the Hall of Honors.top
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