News from Virginia College in Columbia

Sep 30, 2014

Each term, Lisa Littlejohn's MEA 1010-B class participates in a project that allows students to give back to the community. Recently, the class collected school supplies and donated them to SisterCare, a program of services for battered women and their children residing in Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties in South Carolina.

Here's a letter of appreciation from the nonprofit group.

Football fans at Viriginia College in Columbia.

University of South Carolina and Clemson University football fans from the Academics team recently enjoyed watching a game together.

Collage of lunch menu, food and snacks, Academics team and smiling football fans.

Bernadette Starks and several Virginia College students volunteered to prepare lunch recently for resident families at Columbia's Ronald McDonald House.

Also in Columbia, Campus President Nick Foong was featured in the inaugural newsletter of the State Workforce Investment Board, of which he is a member. Here is the article:

The DJJ Job Readiness Training Center (JRTC) recently offered students a training session on interviewing skills, taught by Nick Foong, Virginia College Columbia Campus President. Nick is a member of the SC Workforce Investment Board and co-chair of the SC Works Management Committee. The session was offered to students locally in a classroom and via teleconference.

Training topics included common interview questions, what employers want, attitude and effort, body language, and research. Students also participated in mock interviews and learned about phone interviews, behavioral interviews, closing the interview, and thank you notes.

This was the first training session at the JRTC that included remote sites through video teleconferences, and 43 youths were trained during this session. There will be several follow-on classes provided by Virginia College staff on topics such as dressing for success, personal grooming, financial aid and career-focused education.