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Unexpected auto parts gift a real windfall for NOVA-Manassas Automotive Program students

Lindsay Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manassas recently donated nearly $31,000 worth of components to the Automotive Program at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

Mike Wang was instrumental in organizing the donation. Wang is the service director at Lindsay Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and a member of the Manassas Campus Automotive Advisory Committee.

“This generous gift is a real windfall and we can’t express our appreciation enough. Donations like this supplement our resources and help us do more for our students,” Manassas Provost Molly Lynch was quoted as saying. “We also want to thank Mike Wang for his service on our Automotive Advisory Committee which ensures our Automotive Program stays current with changes in the industry.”

Automotive instructor Gary Phares said the donation will give NOVA students experience with the type of parts they would find on the job.

“These new components will allow our students to see, test and use new model automotive and truck parts,” Phares said. “Since some are body parts, we will make them available to NOVA’s Alexandria Campus to use in their auto body collision repair classes.”

Registration is underway for summer classes at NOVA, including automotive courses. To learn more about the Automotive Program, go to

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