Virginia College News from Birmingham, Shreveport/Bossier City, Greensville and Greensboro

Oct 22, 2014

The three winners from the ASID Awards.

In Birmingham, three March 2014 Interior Design graduates won a combined seven awards at the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Alabama Chapter Awards Gala. Sarena Paige Macdonald, Lindsay Brazzel, and Lauren Pittman were honored during the annual awards gala held on September 12 at Rosewood Hall in Homewood. Student competition entries came from interior design students from Auburn, Alabama, UNA and Virginia College.

In the Interior Design Project category, the three young women (pictured above) took first, second, and third place in the competition.

By the end of the evening, Ms. Macdonald (pictured above, right) had collected four additional awards, including second place in the student portfolio competition, first place in both the computer and hand rendering category and second place in the residential concept category.

Athena Award Recipients.

In Shreveport/Bossier City, Meredith McLellan of Career Services (above, top left) was recently nominated for the Athena Leadership Award.

The award is presented for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.

Volunteers at the annual picnic presented by the MAC.

Also in Shreveport/Bossier City, campus staffers recently volunteered at an annual picnic presented by the Military Affairs Committee (of which Campus President Melody Rider is a member) at Barksdale Air Force Base.

Pictured above, left to right, are: Daniel Gold, Ronald Bilak, Mallory Stadtlander, Rebecca Carter, Melody Rider, Michelle Campanella, Nicole Thomas and Andrea Henderson

Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day.

The Greenville Medical Assistant students, supervised by Academic Coordinator Alicia Jones, participated in the 2014 "Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day" sponsored by Greenville Health System. The students performed finger sticks on over 100 attendees, measuring blood glucose levels to screen for risk of diabetes.

Chic Chateau event for ARC of Greensboro.

In Greensboro, Market Development Manager Melissa Rumbley reports that Culinard students recently provided food service for the Chic Chateau event benefiting ARC of Greensboro. The students and the delicious fare were very well received and at least 10 people asked if the school could cater other events. “I think the students really enjoyed themselves and took pride in their work in this real world experience, said Ms. Rumbley. “I truly enjoyed seeing them in their element!”