Virginia College leaders engaged in community service

Dec 19, 2013

Shreveport/Bossier City: Academic Dean Michael A. Johnson, Sr., M.Ed, recently returned to his alma mater to speak to college students about student activism and social engagement. Mr. Johnson gave the two-day presentation at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff to reflect on some of his experiences as a college student and how it led him to higher education as a profession. As Student Body president, he helped student leaders become active on campus and was instrumental in forming an ethnic studies department.

Michael Johnson

Columbia: The Workforce Investment Board of South Carolina, including member Nick Foong, Campus President of Virginia College in Columbia, recently approved a $100,000 expenditure to help needy students cover the cost of taking the new online GED test in that state.

The GED is a high-school equivalency test that many employers and higher education institutions accept in place of a high-school diploma. In South Carolina, more than 11,000 students take the test each year. Starting in 2014 the cost of taking the test, which will be offered only online, will increase from $80 to $150.