Virginia College: professional development and leadership

Feb 28, 2012

Greenville: Virginia College in Greenville celebrated Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA–PBL) week in February.

Ava Smith, President of Flat Fee Recruiting, addressed students on "What Employers Want." She gave students tips on interviewing and getting their resumes noticed by HR professionals. She also addressed proper dress and etiquette.

Tom Payne, an officer with the national FBLA–PBL organization, was the featured speaker during an awards ceremony. In addition to Shayla Davidson and Angel Watkins being recognized as outstanding advisors, it was announced that the chapter's community service project will benefit the Stork's Nest, an organization that supports the education of new mothers so they can have healthy babies.

Austin: Financial Planning team member Sheri Jackson Marshall was recently named to the 2012 African–American Women's Profiles of Prominence. She was one of 15 inductees and represented the Professional Leadership category.

Knoxville: Tennessee State Senator Beth Massey, who represents the 6th District (Knox County) praised Virginia College's job creation activities recently at an event attended by Campus President Jim Branham.

The occasion was a Legislative Briefing at the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce.

An audience member asked, "When will Knoxville start seeing new job opportunities?" Sen. Massey's response included, "Jim is new here in Knoxville with Virginia College and their business is creating jobs right here in Knoxville. We will continue to reach out to attempt to attract more businesses to come to Knoxville to create even more opportunities."