News at Virginia College campuses

Oct 21, 2011

The Columbia campus recently sponsored a Mini Business Expo for the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Business attendees learned about hosting Virginia College student externs and hiring graduates.

As a platinum sponsor for the event, the campus made important contacts for placement and externship sites. Pictured are Rhe Adams, Externship Administrator and Heather Bowers, Director of Career Services.

Mobile: Staffers participated in the annual American Heart Association Heart Walk recently, a three–mile stroll around the campus of University of South Alabama. Participating were Stephanie Jackson, Melissa Jimerson, Carlos James, Yolanda Staff, Tiffany Moore, Tomeka Montgomery, Wesley Dickens and George Bass. Therapeutic Massage students were on hand to give massages to participants who collected $500 or more for the charity.

Jacksonville: The Future Business Leaders of America–Phi Beta Lambda recently granted a post–secondary school charter to Virginia College. Over 50 students, family members, and business faculty and staff attended the initial meeting. Gail Leonard, Business and Campus Online Coordinator, is the FBLA–PBL advisor and is assisted by instructor Vicki Hereford.

Installed officers are (left to right) Eric Walker, Tyronda Griffin, Diane Butler, Kentia Horsley, Helen Pollen, Tyraee Sutton and Katrina Hobson. Sponsor Gail Leonard is far right.

FBLA–PBL is the largest student–run organization in the U.S. and one of the largest business–related organizations in the world. It is one of the top 10 organizations listed by the U.S. Department of Education.


Macon: The campus recently sponsored the Warner Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce "Eggs & Issues Conference" at Robins Air Force Base's Museum of Aviation hangar.

Dean Rosie Dodson spoke to the participants about how Virginia College benefits the local community and is available to tutor members of the military to assist them in passing the ASVAB exam. The Dean presented several gifts to the door prize winners. The guest speaker was Dr. Robert Hines, Superintendent, Houston County Board of Education.