News from Virginia College campuses

Mar 26, 2012

Tulsa: Oklahoma State Senator Tom Adelson (above, third from right) met with faculty and staff at the new campus recently. He expressed his thanks to Education Corporation of America (ECA) for its selection of Tulsa.

Others pictured are (left to right) Duncan Ornelas, Student Finance Specialist; Roger Miller, ECA COO; Nekesha Penny, Office Manager; Carol Kelley, Dean; Sen. Adelson; Barbara Holliman, Campus President; Carmen Armstrong, IT Manager.

Pensacola: Student Dionysisus Tucker, pictured above with Surgical Technology Lead Instructor Jo Finn, was one of four local athletes to compete recently for a spot on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team. Faculty, staff, and student ambassadors held a send–off celebration as Mr. Tucker departed for the National Boxing Championship in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Pensacola Campus President Dr. Kim Coolidge presented him with training gear such as a helmet, shorts, boxing gloves, warm–up jacket, and boxing shoes.

Meanwhile, student ambassadors in Pensacola sponsored a De–Stress Café in the student lounge in which fellow students could relax during midterms. The ambassadors served pancakes and flavored coffees, and Student Services Associate Lawrence Powell helped by cooking scrambled eggs. Students enjoyed breakfast in a jazz/blues atmosphere while listening to artists like Etta James, BB King and Ella Fitzgerald.

Greenville: Virginia College received three awards recently from the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESRG) in recognition of its support of active and reserve military. Nancy Perfect, Director of Admissions and Dominick DeLorenzo, former Campus President and current Campus President at Virginia College School of Business and Health in Chattanooga (not pictured), received the prestigious Patriot Award. Mitch Sudy, Greenville Campus President, accepted a Statement of Support from ESRG on behalf of the campus. ESRG volunteer Ron Copsey, U.S. Air Force, Retired, is pictured above with Ms. Perfect and Mr. Sudy.

Pictured above, Greenville Instructor Johnicka Byrd accepts an award for Faculty of the Quarter from Dr. Carolyn Brightharp, Academic Dean.

Also in Greenville, Amanda Sigmon, a Surgical Technology student, became the 10,000th user of the Learning Success Center, almost 17 months after its opening.