Virginia College campuses help make holidays warmer and brighter

Jan 8, 2013

Low-income and elderly people in the Huntsville community had a more nutritious holiday this year thanks to the efforts of groups like the Criminal Justice Club of Virginia College in Huntsville.

The club recently collected non-perishable goods used for a Christmas Food Share program. Approximately 650 boxes were distributed on December 19 and 20.

Pictured above are Amanda Gentle, Program Director for Criminal Justice; Jim Foster, Campus President; and Stacey Fowler, Criminal Justice instructor.

Jacksonville: The Virginia College Student Nurse Association (SNA) recently collected and delivered warm coats, sweaters and other clothing to a local homeless shelter.

Pictured above are, left to right: SNA member Marcus Brazil, Academic Dean Adam Haas and members Jason Giecko, Jeff Roche and Tayo Ajayi. VCSNA member Terry Blackburn was instrumental in leading the collection effort.

Greenville: The MBC/HCR Organization (for students in the Medical Billing and Coding and Healthcare Reimbursement programs) recently collected toys for Holiday Hope, an annual community event that provides food, clothing and toys to over 3,000 local families.

The organization also donated toys to Toys for Tots and hosted a bake sale to raise money to purchase additional toys.

Virginia College School of Business and Health in Knoxville recently held their Annual Christmas Party and Awards Dinner. Award winners were recognized in the following categories (pictured left to right):

  • Attitude Award—Cayla Huddleston, Financial Planning Coordinator
  • Achievement Award—Stephanie Miles, Admissions Associate
  • President's Award—Kimberley Travis, Office Manager
  • Team Player Award—Tiffany Jerald, Student Services Associate
  • Attitude Award—Jennifer Broyles, Admissions Associate