Greensboro's first student, Savannah's first year and Knoxville's grand opening

Jul 25, 2012

The first enrollee at Virginia College in Greensboro is Alicia Mack (above center, holding bag), who chose the Medical Assistant career program.

The North Carolina campus is the Virginia College system's newest.

Also pictured, left to right, are staffers Katina McGill, Misha Swint (campus president), Loren Lemmond, Alfred Galang, Sydney Briles, Juanita Tunstall and Morgan Ray. The back row includes George Boudousquie, Matthew Allen, Brian Renkel and Whitney Blount.

In June, the Savannah campus celebrated its first year of enrolling, teaching and placing students.

Campus President Kristan Ryan (pictured above, center) welcomed guests while students provided demonstrations and catering was provided by Savannah's Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College. Above, chef instructor Robert Hanne poses with a Culinard student.

Local business owners, advisory board members, externship sponsors, community leaders and elected officials were present to tour the 53,000 sq. ft. campus located in the Savannah Mall.

"We are delighted that our new campus and career center in Savannah is enjoying a successful one–year anniversary, and it's our pleasure to host this event to say thank you for the warm welcome we have received from the Savannah business community," said Ms. Ryan.

"We are proud to be a local source of well-trained and skilled employees who will boost the local economy to attract more people and revenue to it in the years to come."

The Savannah campus also recently hosted friends and family for a special fun day.

Finally, more than 250 guests enjoyed grand opening festivities at Virginia College School of Business and Health in Knoxville. Catering was provided by Culinard Catering, led by Wendell Barnes, Retail Director of Operations (above). Staffers and students (such as the Cosmetology students pictured above) were also present.