Virginia College in Savannah Celebrates New Campus

Dec 22, 2011

Campus President Reggie Morton, fourth from left, cuts the ribbon with community leaders, ECA officials and others.

The new Virginia College in Savannah showcased its career programs and state–of–the–art 53,000 sq.–ft. campus at its open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. The event, which celebrated opportunities for Savannah–area students and employers, was held at its campus located at 14045 Abercorn St. in the Savannah Mall. A ribbon cutting also took place at the event.

Local business owners, city officials, community members and Chamber of Commerce representatives attended and learned about the impact the new school is having in Savannah.

Included in the turnout were Education Corporation of America CEO Tom Moore; Buddy Carter, Georgia House of Representatives District 159; District 8 Chatham County Commissioner Priscilla D. Thomas; Brandi Hebron, Staff Assistant for Congressman John Barrow; DeAnthony Bishop, Chief of Staff for Senator Lester Jackson, III; and Savannah Chamber of Commerce representatives Melissa Singleton and Tina Hinson.

Left to right: Cosmetology PD Katelyn Young, Café Manager Anthony Gambrell and Registrar Susan Gibson.

More than 150 guests attended the event and had the opportunity to tour classrooms, labs and medical areas while enjoying elegantly prepared elegantly presented hors d'oeuvres from Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College.

Campus President Reggie Morton is flanked by wife Michele, left, and Lakeska Edmonds, Office Manager

"We are delighted that our new campus and career center in Savannah was on display for the community. We're a local source of well–trained and skilled employees who will boost the local economy in this area to attract more people and revenue to it," says Reggie Morton, Campus President of Virginia College in Savannah. "The community gave us a warm welcome, and we look forward to a robust partnership with local employers."

A group of Surgical Technology students in training.