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A'Timberly Mapp and others serve the Shreveport/Bossier City community

Aug 20, 2013

A'Timberly Mapp

A'Timberly Mapp, Program Director for the Cosmetology program at Virginia College in Shreveport/Bossier City, has been nominated for the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award to be presented by the Bossier Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Mapp, who has been with Virginia College since May, 2012, volunteers at the Providence House, a temporary shelter for families and children in need. She also gives her time working at the Shreveport/Bossier City Rescue Mission and especially enjoys working with the children.

According to the website for Athena International, the Athena Young Professional Leadership Award is for emerging leaders who demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession; provide valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community; and serve as a role model for young women personally and professionally.

Ms. Mapp encourages her Cosmetology students to give back to the community as well. Together, they have provided complimentary services to the Bossier Counsel on Aging, Women in Military and other nonprofit organizations.

Virginia College in Shreveport Food Bank

Daniel Gold, Facility Maintenance Coordinator at Virginia College in Shreveport/Bossier City (pictured above, left), recently accompanied students Jonathan Murphy, Amelia Lunsford, Terry Poole and Nicole Gowetski to volunteer at a local food bank. At right, a food bank employee joins in the fun.