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Greenville campus hosts major conference and congratulates a three-time graduate

May 2, 2014

Greenville campus hosts major conference and congratulates a three-time graduate

Virginia College of Greenville was the host location for South Carolina FBLA Phi Beta Lambda's Annual State Conference on April 12, 2014. FBLA PBL state conference brought together over 100 Phi Beta Lambda members for networking opportunities and also afforded opportunities to compete against each other in different business and human resource related events.

In the Accounting Principles competition, students from Virginia College of Greenville won first, second and third places. In the Word Processing and Job Interview divisions, they won second place.

Presenters spoke on leadership, entrepreneurship, and growth and potential. Bonita Rice, Campus Administrator, reports that, "It was an awesome networking event that gave the students beneficial career advancement tips."

Other schools in attendance were Virginia College of Spartanburg, ECPI of Charleston, Newberry College, Claflin University, Winthrop University and York Technical College. A representative from FBLA National Center in Washington, D.C was also in attendance.

They say lightening never strikes the same place twice, but what about three times?

Also in Greenville: They say lightening never strikes the same place twice, but what about three times?

Above, Medical Assistant/Medical Office Administration PD Monica Cox (left) and Academic Dean Dr. Mary Callaghan (right) congratulate graduate Constance Clay on a scholastic-trifecta with a special luncheon at the Arizona Steak House. Ms. Clay originally graduated from Virginia College in Greenville's Medical Office Management program in 2011 , then returned to school and graduated from the Medical Assistant Certification program in 2012. Last month, Ms. Clay graduated from the Medical Assistant Associates program.

Ms. Clay has an infectious passion for education and bettering herself. She said, "Being a single mom of two and having worked several odd jobs in the past, I decided to return to school to provide a better life for me and my children. I chose Virginia College because they allowed me to be in class while my two children were in school. I would encourage anyone who is looking for a better job opportunity to return to school. It will not be an easy transition; however the reward afterward is far greater."