Shreveport, Spartanburg and Montgomery Campus News

Oct 24, 2014

Holding up a giant check for the Military Child Education Coalition.

The Shreveport campus team recently raised $1,000 for the Military Child Education Coalition.

From left to right, Daniel Gold, Facility Maintenance Coordinator, Georgette Price, Military Student Transition Consultant and Melody Rider, Campus President.

Employer of the Year, Danielle White with Kudzu Medical.

Market Development Manager Ryan Tolley at the Spartanburg campus of Virginia College reports their team recently presented Employer of the Year honors to Danielle White with Kudzu Medical, a healthcare staffing service that has placed 17 Spartanburg graduates in jobs this year, plus others from the Greenville, Columbia, Florence and Charleston campuses. Additionally, Ms. White assisted in securing a regional externship agreement for all five South Carolina campuses for externships with Pain Management Associates.

Pictured above are Campus President Kevin Newby, Ms. White, Ryan Tolley and Virginia College staffer Sara Tucker.

Congratulations to Dr. Renae Schondel, Associate Dean of Nursing at Virginia College in Montgomery. Dr. Schondel recently was accepted into a national nursing education leadership program, the NLN Leadership Institute sponsored by the Center for Transformational Leadership. The organization focuses on leadership development for nurse educators who have experienced a rapid transition to an administrative position or aspires to lead. This year-long program will provide an opportunity for Dr. Schondel to be engaged with peers and experts to examine issues related to leadership concepts and organizational systems.

Christian Lara, Group Director for Career Services, poses with grad.

This from Christian Lara, Group Director for Career Services:

“I say it to anybody that will hear it: I have the greatest job in the world. I’m in Montgomery today and Latoria Perdue, a Medical Office Management graduate from a few years ago, stopped by the campus. She is still working at the employer that Crystal and I helped her get started at. She was promoted from Office Manager to Marketing Representative and is looking to backfill her old position—with Virginia College graduates! This was a great reminder of why we work so hard to help change lives.”