News at Virginia College campuses

Apr 17, 2012

Birmingham alumnus Tabitha Holder–Siqueira, RID, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, was recently awarded Member of the Month honors from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).

Ms. Holder–Siqueira is a 2000 graduate of Southern Institute School of Interior Design at Virginia College in Birmingham. She is currently employed with Kahn South, Inc. as a Senior Interior Designer, specializing in a variety of markets including Healthcare, Industrial, Corporate and Educational.

Columbia Campus President Nick Foong recently received this letter from a grateful student.

Dear Mr. Foong: I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that Ms. Melanie Jones was a pleasure to have as a teacher. She went beyond her duties to assure that I understood all assignments. My experience with her was wonderful. I really feel that Virginia College has been given a great asset in having her as a teacher and staff member. If an award could be given to staff, she would definitely be my top pick. I just wanted you to be informed on my experience in dealing with such a jewel, and I hope that in turn, she continues to be a blessing to all she comes in contact with.


Barbara Nesmith

Virginia College in Birmingham announced that its Diagnostic Medical Sonography program has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). CAAHEP is recognized by Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and is also a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA).

"We offer a very hands–on and training–intensive Diagnostic Medical Sonography program," said Lisa Bacon, Campus President of Virginia College in Birmingham. "Receiving the CAAHEP accreditation further assures employers and students that our program will continue to provide well–prepared and skilled graduates."

While CAAHEP accreditation is not necessarily required for employment in the sonography field, it does offer recognition of a school's overall program. It also allows health science graduates to participate in registry examinations including the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Virginia College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

The Easter Bunny showed up just in time at Virginia College in Charleston to welcome new and returning students. With a cookout, Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Basket drawing for the little ones, Campus President Madeline Little welcomed over 200 students, friends and family to campus.

The Montgomery campus recently hosted the Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event. Over 150 Montgomery business leaders got a taste of what Virginia College is all about. The Student Ambassadors (above center) did an outstanding job welcoming our guests, giving tours and representing our school. The Cosmetology and Therapeutic Massage students received rave reviews on their services and the guest were impressed with our facilities.