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A spin around the Virginia College system

Aug 17, 2011

Virginia College in Macon recently celebrated two of its own: Healthcare Reimbursement student Demetrice Oneal and TiQuilla Spivey, a student in the Surgical Technology program.

Oneal is the winner of a Dell Laptop for having perfect attendance in the 2011 spring quarter. In the photo on left she is flanked by Dean Rosie Dodson and Campus President David Murray.

Spivey is the winner of the 2011 Adult Student Scholarship from the Macon Housing Authority. Her winning essay demonstrated her determination to persevere in the face of devastating and adverse circumstances.

She lost a young son to illness and her daughter underwent a lengthy hospital stay. In her essay, Spivey says, "Even though I have endured a few unfortunate challenges, I have made the Dean's List both quarters that I have attended Virginia College. As a single mother, working full time, and being a full time student, things get complicated. But I am going to obtain my Associate Degree as a Surgical Technologist."

Spivey is currently employed at the Children's Hospital and cares for critically ill minors. President David Murray and Surgical Technology Program Director, Mel Lotson (pictured with her), share her pride in a job well done!

Virginia College School of Business and Health in Chattanooga hosted its quarterly Career Fair in July. A total of 16 local businesses were there to fill full–and part–time positions, and more than 125 students and graduates attended.

Pass It On in Huntsville recently celebrated its second birthday. Members of the campus organization decided to show faculty and students appreciation for their support with games, watermelon, pie, ice cream, drinks and popcorn.