News from campuses in Charleston, Columbia, Pensacola, Shreveport/Bossier City and Jackson

Dec 15, 2014

Image collage of groups of people at V's Salon Hair Show.

Charleston’s Virginia College campus recently combined a Friends and Family event with a successful hair show, including master designers from Ulta Beauty, one of the national partners for the Cosmetology program. Pictured above, in front of the Christmas tree, are Ulta Beauty’s Jessica Muniz, Michelle Cordova, Christina Cruppenink and Christine Peppin.

Cosmetology students chose Disney as the overarching theme, with each class developing its show around a Disney movie.

In addition to the hair show, the campus partnered with Charleston Dress for Success, which demonstrated appropriate fashions for the business world. Several students secured clothing from the organization and modeled them during the show.

Virginia College in Columbia Market Development Manager Dwiyana Hill had always dreamed of starting a charitable organization to assist pregnant and parenting teenagers. One conversation with the right person began a relationship that eventually led to the opening of The Pressley House. Read the inspiring story in Greater Columbia Business Monthly. (PDF)

Group holding United Way donation check.

Virginia College in Pensacola recently presented United Way with a check for $2,346.07, the amount raised during the 2014 campaign.

Pictured above, left to right: Campus Administrator Jennifer Kennedy, Director of Enrollment Mickie Jasquith, United Way representative Frank Giammaria, Medical Assistant instructor Jason Mowrey, Campus President Kim Coolidge, Medical Assistant instructor Sandy Pieper, Student Finance Coordinator Emily Scardina, Student Finance Supervisor Chris Barge and Student Services representative Tracy Egli.

Large group photo with participants holding up a large Virginia College banner.

Virginia College in Jackson was selected as Business of the Week recently by the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership and featured in its e-newsletter.