News from Virginia College campuses

Dec 2, 2011

Virginia College in Baton Rouge recently welcomed U.S. Congressman Bill Cassidy, M.D. with a tour of the facility and an informal Q&A session with employees. Cassidy serves the Sixth District of Louisiana.

"We are delighted to have the opportunity to share with Rep. Cassidy our state–of–the art facilities and allow him to meet the Virginia College team that prepares our graduates for direct entry into today's workforce," said President Vincent Femia. "We appreciate Rep. Cassidy's interest and time in visiting our College and speaking with our staff and faculty today."

"It was a pleasure to tour Virginia College in Baton Rouge, meet its staff and faculty and learn more about how they prepare students to become successful members of the workforce," said Rep. Cassidy. "I also enjoyed hearing how the college builds relationships with area employers to ensure that programs the college offers meet training and employment needs."

Virginia College recently signed an extern partnership agreement with Target.

Scot Stapleton, SVP of Career Services, is pictured above with Josh Lourie, Market Development Manager, Birmingham, signing the National Partnership Agreement between Virginia College and Target to place Pharmacy Technician externs in Target pharmacies across the nation.

This relationship developed from groundwork by Charleston's Deitrick Sims, Alicia Grant (Pharmacy Tech Program Director), Susan Richards (Academic Dean) and Madeline Little (Campus President).

Mobile's Associate Degree in Nursing Students recently attended the Guadalupe' Center and volunteered for health fairs as part of their Community Health Nursing class. The students were led by Lead Instructor Ann Porter and instructor Vanessa Nicolas. Students Cindy Noe and Yamilsa Lowe are pictured.


Greenville Cosmetology students recently dressed in pink to promote breast cancer education and awareness. Other campus events included information tables, discussions about cancer prevention and early detection.