Virginia College news from Tulsa, Jackson, Pensacola and Columbus
Apr 9, 2015
According to Librarian Michelle Reed, Virginia College in Tulsa's Career Services Center had a very successful Sandwiches and Job Searches event last month. Graduates and current students attended, along with the family members of current students who are now planning to attend school this spring.
The event focused on professional social media (participants created online cosmetologist portfolios for students to display their work for future employers and potential clients) and creating LinkedIn accounts to expand professional networks. The group also discussed building strong professional resumes.
The Managing Projects class at Virginia College in Jackson recently hosted a community event, Breaking the Cycle, to empower the community and students. The event included a talent show, silent auction and raffle. The entire class worked together to acquire donations from location businesses for the silent auctions and to support local charities. All of the proceeds benefited ProLife of Mississippi and Catholic Charities.
Above, pictured from left to right: Business Administration Program Director Leticia Boatman and students Morphsia Williams, LaTanya Metcalfe, Shauneece McDaniel, Kaneshia Miles and Tina Jones. Instructor Kayla Paul-Lindsey completes the group.
Also at Virginia College in Jackson, the campus recently held its first Student-2-Student health clinic. The Medical Assistant students checked blood pressure, glucose, height and weight, and also ran the waiting room. The Pharmacy Tech students operated the pharmacy, filling prescriptions with delicious candy. Networking students helped with any system errors and HVAC students made sure the pharmacy labs' ventilation system was operating properly.
Virginia College in Pensacola Pharmacy Technician graduate Tahlia Williams, Certified Pharmacy Technician, is featured on the Hibbitt Patient Care website. She works at the Foley/Gulf Shores, Ala. location.
According to Haley Blankenship, Market Development Manager in Columbus, Virginia College Cosmetology students went the extra mile for others recently by providing free services to clients of the Anne Elizabeth Shepherd Home (AESH), which provides residential care for girls who have been victims of sexual trauma and/or have sexual aggression issues.
Ms. Blankenship issued a "huge shout out to the Cosmo volunteers (students and staff) and the entire campus for allowing these girls this opportunity. This was an experience they will never forget!"