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!

Saturday, October 29 2011 to Sunday, October 30 2011

From Oct. 29-30, 2011, JCHS Occupational Therapy (OT) students and faculty attended and presented at the statewide conference for the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association (VOTA) conference in Williamsburg, VA.

Three JCHS Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program (MSOT) students presented their posters during this weekend as well. Two of our OTA students received state scholarships and David Haynes, JCHS MSOT Program Director, received a plaque/service award for his years as the Alternate Rep to the National Representative Assembly. 

Friday, October 28 2011

On Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, Lilly Mahon and Stephen Harris, students in the JCHS Medical Laboratory Science Program, received scholarships from the Clinical Laboratory Management Association, Spirit of Virginia Chapter (CLMA-SOV), the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - VA (ASCLS-VA) and Solstas Lab Partners. The scholarship checks were presented to Lilly and Stephen by Charlene Waybright, ASCLS-VA representative. To qualify for the scholarships, applicants had to provide information about need, maintain a minimum GPA and write an essay. Lilly is a recent graduate of Virginia Tech and Stephen is a fourth year JCHS student. 

Friday, October 21 2011

On Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, JCHS hosted a visit to the JCHS campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital from members of Greene Memorial United Methodist Church in Roanoke, Asbury United Methodist Church in Christiansburg and Cave Spring United Methodist Church in Roanoke. 

In the picture above, taken in the JCHS Emergency Services Lab, are (front row, left to right): George Warner, Pastor, Asbury United Methodist Church (UMC); Richard Cummins, Organist, Director of Music & Fine Arts, Greene Memorial UMC; Carol Worley, Hospitality Coordinator, Greene Memorial UMC; Bonnie Elliott, Church Secretary, Greene Memorial UMC; and Shirley Grant, wife of Arthur Grant, Greene Memorial UMC. 

(Back row, left to right): Dr. Lisa Allison-Jones, JCHS Dean for Academic Affairs; Debbie Brown, Director, Program Ministries, Greene Memorial UMC; Gary Robbins, Pastor, Greene Memorial UMC; Ronnie Morris, Pastor, Cave Spring UMC; Arthur Grant, Minister to the Homebound, Greene Memorial UMC; and Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of JCHS.

Tuesday, October 11 2011

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, JCHS hosted a visit from members of Roanoke area and U.S. Government Law Enforcement Agencies to the JCHS campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital. 

In the picture above are (left to right): Terrell Holbrook, Deputy Chief, Roanoke County;  Susan Booth, JCHS Safety and Physical Plant Officer; Chief Steve Lugar, Carilion Clinic Police; Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of JCHS; Chief Ray Lavinder, Roanoke County Police; Wade Fleming, Senior Resident Agent, U.S. Secret Service, Roanoke Resident Agency; Jeffery Taylor, Supervisory Senior Resident Agent, FBI Richmond Division/Roanoke Resident Agency; Dr. Lisa Allison-Jones, JCHS Dean for Academic Affairs; and Gwen Mason, Community Outreach Coordinator, U.S. Attorney’s Office. Not pictured above, but also participating in this visit was Octavia Johnson, City of Roanoke Sherriff.

Friday, October 07 2011

On Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, the JCHS Physician Assistant (PA) Program hosted an event to raise awareness about the PA profession and to celebrate National PA Day, an annual event that takes place in October to commemorate the anniversary of the first graduating PA class at Duke University in 1967. The event included games, live music and a proclamation from Roanoke City Mayor David A. Bowers in honor of PA Day. 

In the photo above (from left to right) are: JCHS PA Program Director Patricia Airey; JCHS President Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop; Roanoke Mayor David A. Bowers; and PA student Lynn Howard.

Monday, October 03 2011

On Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, additional signage for JCHS was installed at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital (CRCH) on the side of the building that faces Interstate 581. This new rectangular sign joins a square JCHS sign that was mounted on the tower of CRCH facing Jefferson Street and northbound I-581 in September. A final college sign will be installed on the side of the building toward Jefferson Street later this fall. The new signage is an effort to let the Roanoke community know about JCHS's presence in the CRCH building.

Saturday, October 01 2011

On Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, the Residence Life Staff hosted a flag football game at Wasena oark in Roanoke, Virginia. Over 20 JCHS students, faculty and staff played in the game, including JCHS President Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop (back row, second from right).

Thursday, September 29 2011

On Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, JCHS hosted a visit from members of the leadership and staff at St. John's Episcopal Church. St. John's is a close neighbor to the JCHS campus, located just across Jefferson Street from Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital. 

In the picture above are, front row (left to right): Erin Harden, Minister to Children and Families; Kristi Brown, Rector’s and Parish Secretary; Rev. Erin Hensley, Associate to the Rector; Ann Muir Moomaw, Parish Administrator; Back row (left to right): Evan Hines, Communication and Design; Rev. Barkley Thompson, Rector; Rev. Sandy Webb, Curate; Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of JCHS; Rev. Deborah Hunley, Rector at Christ Episcopal Church; Dr. Lisa Allison-Jones, JCHS Dean for Academic Affairs; Rev. Richard Brown, Director of Carilion Clinic’s Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy Program; and Rebekah Manley, Minister to Youth.

Friday, September 23 2011

On Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, Jefferson College of Health Sciences celebrated the Inauguration of Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop as the third President of our school at Greene Memorial United Methodist Church in beautiful downtown Roanoke, Virginia.  

In the above photo, Dr. Bishop poses with Delegates from over 25 fellow institutions of higher education from across the state of Virginia and beyond immediately following the Inauguration ceremony. All of us at JCHS would like to thank our Delegates  all everyone else who joined us for this momentous event in our College's history.

Watch for more photos of our Inauguration activities and ceremonies soon on the JCHS website!

Tuesday, September 20 2011

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, JCHS hosted a visit from members of the leadership team at Downtown Roanoke, Inc. (DRI). JCHS works closely with DRI to let the Roanoke community know about all of the great events and retailers that downtown has to offer, including the newly refurbished Roanoke City Market Building! 

In the above photo, taken near some of our labs at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, from left to right are: [bottom row] Gabe Niccum, Kathy Gravely, Dr. Lisa Allison-Jones, JCHS Dean for Academic Affairs, Tracie Hughes, Tim Belcher; [second row] Matthew Klepeisz, Mike Sutton, Stephen Musselwhite; [back row] Sands Woody, Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of JCHS, andJohn Reburn.