Snapshot

Welcome to the JCHS Snapshot webpage! Jefferson College of Health Sciences is really hopping these days and we want to give you a glimpse into everyday life on our campus. From student activities to hosting VIPs from our community, there’s always something going on at JCHS!

This page will feature snapshots of students, faculty and staff, as well as guests, in our new spaces at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital and in our surrounding community.

We hope you enjoy these shots and will visit this page often to see new photos!

Friday, February 06 2015

On Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, the entire Physician Assistant (PA) Class of 2016 traveled to Richmond, Virginia, to participate in White Coats on Call. This is a day organized by the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) and the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants (VAPA) for Physician Assistants and Physician Assistant students from across the state to come and meet with state officials to lobby for upcoming legislation that will impact the PA profession and medical field. This year specifically, the group discussed three bills: to mandate childproof caps on liquid nicotine to prevent pediatric exposures, to streamline the process of preauthorization of prescriptions, and to improve the state workman's compensation program. 

Tuesday, February 03 2015

Nursing Administration and Family Nurse Practitioner students from the MSN Healthcare Systems and Policy graduate course attended Virginia Nurse’s Association (VNA) Legislative Day in Richmond on Feb. 3, 2015 along with faculty members Dr. Patty Vari and Dr. Rhoda Murray. Students discussed their prepared testimonial letters related to current bills being debated in the General Assembly with their legislator or aide and attended a House Committee meeting. Students also listened to a variety of speakers who provided valuable information on the details and nuances of the legislative and advocacy processes. Students and faculty agreed that the trip provided the opportunity for a transformative learning experience.

Wednesday, January 28 2015

On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, Jefferson College of Health Sciences welcomed leaders from Modea to our campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.

Pictured above in the Office of the President are (left to right), Bill McMullen, Modea New Business Development; Steve Grant, Modea Chief Strategy Officer; Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of Jefferson College; David Catalano, Modea Co-founder and CEO; Ted Boezaart, Modea General Manager; and Erik Williams, Jefferson Director of Development.

Thursday, January 22 2015

On Thursday, January 22, 2015, Jefferson College of Health Sciences welcomed leaders from the YMCA of the Roanoke Valley and Mount Zion A.M.E.Church to our campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.

Pictured above in the Office of the President are (left to right), Dr. Lisa Allison-Jones, Jefferson College Dean for Academic Affairs; Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of Jefferson College; Scott Williams, VP of Operations for the YMCA of Roanoke Valley; Dr. John Kern, Historian; Jackie Grant, Senior Vice President of Operations for the YMCA of Roanoke Valley; Erik Williams, Jefferson Director of Development; and Amy Christine Hodge Ziglar, Pastor, Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, Roanoke.

Thursday, January 08 2015

On Wednesday, January 7, 2015, the Jefferson College of Health Sciences faculty and staff gathered for our fall 2015 Semester Kickoff Meeting, where we heard about all of the great things happening this semester at the College. Check out our group photo!

Thursday, December 11 2014

On Thursday, December 11, 2014, Jefferson College of Health Sciences welcomed leaders from BB&T Bank to our campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.

Pictured above in the Office of the President are (left to right), Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of Jefferson College; Bill Stone, BB&T Vice President and Business Services Officer; Todd Nestoor, BB&T Market President and Senior Vice President; and Erik Williams, Jefferson Director of Development.

Tuesday, November 25 2014

On Tuesday, November 25, 2014, Jefferson College of Health Sciences welcomed leaders from Consulate Health Care to our campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.

Pictured above in the third floor lobby area of CRCH are (left to right), Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of Jefferson College; Jeff Jellerson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with Consulate Health Care; Sarah Marks, Vice President, Operations with Consulate Health Care; and Erik Williams, Jefferson Director of Development.

Tuesday, November 18 2014
Working across boundaries and business units to produce an excellent learning experience is common practice for Margie Vest and Jason Wright. Margie is the Director of Online Learning & Continuing Education for Jefferson College and Jason manages the Academic Technology Team which is part of Carilion’s Technology Services Group.

Together Margie and Jason have developed a team of instructional designers who work collaboratively to develop products and services to support Jefferson College faculty that teach online. This shared vision also addresses the holistic needs of the online students from application to graduation. The team’s goal is to develop and implement strategies to improve quality, consistence, and accessibility of online courses and support services.

Team members include (left to right):

  • Jenny Ferguson, Instructional Designer
  • Jason Wright, Technology Services Group Manager
  • Margie Vest, Director of Online Learning & Continuing Education
  • Suzanne Smith, Instructional Designer
  • David Halpin, Instructional Designer
Saturday, November 01 2014
  In recognition of National Nurse Practitioner Week, which is from November 9-15, 2014, Jefferson College Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) students participated in the Carilion Clinic Giles Women's Health Fair on November 1. At the event, FNP students performed blood pressure screenings.   Upcoming volunteer activities involving our FNP students include serving dinner at the Roanoke Rescue Mission on November 12 and processing donations to the Rescue Mission on November 14.    
Friday, October 31 2014

In October 2014, the Jefferson College of Health Sciences Emergency Services Program purchased shirts for their students, faculty and staff in an effort to raise awareness about Breast Cancer. They wore the shirts around campus, to clinicals and to their internships throughout the month of October to show support for research and those battling the disease.  In the upper right-hand corner of the picture, you can see the special logo created for the shirts. Thanks to all of our Emergency Services folks for participating in this great cause!

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