Birmingham campus makes the holidays brighter for others

Jan 5, 2013

Two of the admissions teams from the Birmingham campus spread Christmas cheer this holiday season by volunteering to help those in need.

Team 1 from the Birmingham Admissions department volunteered recently at the Firehouse Shelter in Birmingham to serve dinner to homeless men. Members of the team (above) are Kimberly Roberts, Kara Wright, Genea Pritchett, Tracie Latimer, Anthony Palmer, Kevin Spencer, Larissa Davis, Brooke Jenkins, Adrienne Russell, Ray Smith, Delona Nolan, Angie Ward and Ben Ballard.

Just a couple of days later, Team 2 initiated their own community service project, assisting the Jefferson County DHR by making sure needy Birmingham children and teens received a gift for Christmas. The main responsibility of the team was to sort gifts for over 80 teenagers. Jefferson County DHR has taken the responsibility of providing 1,500 children with gifts for the Christmas holiday.

The Admissions team also provided gifts for unsponsored children. Admissions Team 2 (above) consists of Beverly Brown, Ashley Moman, Sanyell McCall, Cale Webb, Jared Pendley, Jocelyn O'Hara, Atiba Lee, and Alonzo Ephraim.


Also at the Birmingham campus, a recent blood drive yielded 69 units of blood collected from Virginia College staff, faculty and students. Over 75 people showed up to donate blood, including Campus President Chris Moore (above) and staff members Stephanie Jackson, Tim Carish and Jocelyn Vetter.

Instructors including Carol Stewart and Maria McClung (not pictured) encouraged class-wide involvement and got nearly 100% participation in some classes.