News from Savannah, Florence and Columbia campuses

Oct 25, 2012

Some of the 4,000 walkers in the recent Buddy Walk in downtown Savannah enjoyed a free chair massage given by Therapeutic Massage students from Virginia College in Savannah.

Under the leadership of Program Director Shannon Canales, the group included (above, left to right): student Monkisha Robinson, instructor Jennifer Butler, students Rosa Giles, Cassandra LaVoy, Arkeem Brown, Sara Crews, Wendy Crews and Robert D. Lamar.

The Buddy Walk is a one-mile walk developed by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to bring together a wide range of concerned individuals to reach out to friends, family, and co-workers to promote awareness and inclusion for people with Down Syndrome and to raise funds for local and national education, research, and advocacy programs. This is the Seventh Annual Buddy Walk Festival for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society.

Speaking of Savannah, go here to see photos from the recent Virginia College graduation ceremony at the city's Civil Rights Museum.

In Florence, Pharmacy Technician students in the PharmaTech Society organized and held a recent community-wide Drug Take Back Initiative. Campus President Peter Slade cooked hot dogs and members of the local DEA and sheriff's department were on hand to facilitate the safe disposal of over 45 pounds of expired and unused medications.

The Columbia campus sponsored a summer concert featuring gospel rappers The Move Tour. The artists signed autographs for students and the community before the performance.