Virginia College news from Lubbock, Savannah, Chattanooga and Shreveport/Bossier City
Aug 12, 2014
More than 150 guests enjoyed a grand opening at Virginia College in Lubbock this past July. The event included a ribbon-cutting led by Campus President Karina Long. Also present at the event were Scot Stapleton, SVP Career Services and John Schuman, Group President.
Guests enjoyed tours of the school which highlighted the programs featured at the Lubbock campus. The reception was catered by Honey Child Catering, with libations from local Texas winery Llano Vineyards. Live music was performed by Moon Jelly.
Posing with a familiar clown in Savannah are Jenise Hall, left, and Kristina Thompson, right, members of Virginia College's chapter of Phi Beta Lambda. The women dedicated several hours recently to feeding families of critically ill children at the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire.
Kristina and Jenise prepared a Mexican-style meal consisting of fajitas and tacos for the entire house—more than 20 people—then served it buffet style before cleaning the kitchen thoroughly.
Dr. Kristan Ryan, Savannah's Campus President, said, "These two students eased the burden of many families who are enduring a struggle that few of us can imagine. They are a credit to the college and to the community. I am proud that we are positively shaping the future of men and women of such outstanding character."
Chattanooga Criminal Justice student Danielle Buckner recently got a bird's eye view of the justice system on a field trip to a court session in downtown Chattanooga. She is seen above with Judge Lila Statom, General Sessions Court Judge of Hamilton County, Tenn.
At the Shreveport/Bossier City campus, Cosmetology students and staff recently hosted a "princess party" to help seven-year old Alexandra celebrate her birthday. The child's mom writes,
"We truly enjoyed using the salon for this party. Your students were so professional and so patient with the little ones. One mom even paid for her to get her hair trimmed. Another mother asked about having her little girl's party here. I did hear a couple of times from the parents that they never knew Virginia College offered these services. Alexandra truly loved her party, so thanks so much for the wonderful memories."
Also from Shreveport/Bossier City, here are some highlights of their recent Colors of Summer event.