It's the dawn of a new school year at JCHS! Taken on our campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital on the morning of August 17, 2011.
On Friday, August 5, 2011, JCHS hosted a visit from Dr. Christian Proctor, the new Headmaster of North Cross School in Roanoke. Dr. Proctor became the ninth headmaster of North Cross School on June 6, 2011 and comes to the school with more than 23 years of experience in education, 13 of which have been at the headmaster level.
In the above photo, taken in one of JCHS's Nursing Labs on the Fifth Floor of Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, from left to right are: Scott Hill, JCHS Dean for Student Affairs; Dr. Christian Proctor; and Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of JCHS.
On Friday, July 29, 2011, JCHS hosted a visit from Mr. Ed Kitas, President and CEO of the Kitas & Lutsko Family Foundation, and Mrs. Barbara Kitas, Secretary/Treasurer and Director of the Foundation. Mr. and Mrs. Kitas have funded the Kitas and Lutsko Family Foundation Scholarship at JCHS for the last five years. The scholarship has been vital in providing our students with continual and important financial support.
In the above photo, taken in the Physical Therapy Lab on the Fifth Floor of Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, from left to right are: Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of JCHS; Mr. Ed Kitas; Barbara Kitas; Debra Johnson, JCHS Director of Financial Aid; Dr. Lisa Allison-Jones, JCHS Dean for Academic Affairs; and Ms. Anna Millirons, JCHS Dean for Administrative Services.
On Wednesday, July 27, 2011, representatives from the CMR Institute in Roanoke, Virginia visited JCHS, touring our new classrooms, labs and other spaces at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital. The Institute is an independent, not-for-profit organization bringing the best in non-branded, unbiased and practical education to biopharmaceutical and medical device and diagnostics professionals.
In the above photo, taken in the JCHS Library, from left to right are: Emily Connelly, CMR Institute's Client Learner Lead; Britney Conrad, CMR Institute's Product Development and Implementation Specialist; Cherie Hicks, CPA, President and CEO of the CMR Institute; Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of JCHS; Scott Hill, JCHS Dean for Student Affairs; and Dr. Lisa Allison-Jones, JCHS Dean for Academic Affairs.
On Wednesday, June 29, 2011, members of the leadership team from the VA Medical Center in Salem, Virginia visited JCHS, touring our new classrooms, labs and other spaces at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.
In the above photo, taken in the JCHS Student Union The Dog House, from left to right are:
Dr. Ava Porter, JCHS Nursing Department Chair; Jane Harrison, R.N., M.S.N., VAMC Clinical Instructor/Office of Employee Education; Pearl Washington, VAMC Associate Director/Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive; Dr. Lisa Allison-Jones, JCHS Dean for Academic Affairs; Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of JCHS; Linda Riffel, VAMC Associate Chief of Staff for Nursing/Psych-Mental Health; and Marsha Garrison, R.N., M.S.N., VAMC Lead Clinical Instructor/Office of Employee Education.
On Monday, June 27, 2011, United States Congressman Bob Goodlatte visited JCHS. During the Congressman's visit, he toured our new classrooms, labs and student activity areas with members of the College Administration and representatives from Carilion Clinic.
Posing above, from left to right are Anna Millirons, JCHS Dean for Administrative Services; Scott Hill, JCHS Dean for Student Affairs; Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of JCHS; Congressman Bob Goodlatte; and Mark Lawrence, Carilion Clinic Vice-President for Governmental Affairs.
Congressman Goodlatte is currently serving his tenth term representing Virginia's 6th Congressional District. You can learn more about the Congressman on his website at http://goodlatte.house.gov/. We thank the Congressman for visiting our campus and invite him to come back and see us any time!
On Saturday, June 11, 2011, members of the College's Administration and Office of Admissions represented JCHS at the Juneteenth Celebration in Roanoke's Washington Park. This annual event commemorates the day slavery ended on June 19, 1865.
During the event, the JCHS table was visited by Virginia State Senator John S. Edwards. Senator Edwards is pictured above with (left to right) JCHS Director of Admissions Judith McKeon, Dean for Academic Affairs Lisa Allison-Jones and Student Government President Cornelius Powell. Below, Senator Edwards poses for a snapshot with JCHS President Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop.
On Friday, June 10, 2011, the JCHS Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Program graduated its first class as part of the College during a commencement ceremony in the sixth floor auditorium at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Eight MLS students received their certificates and pins during the exercise, followed by a recitation of their professional oath. The full list of graduates is Jessica Leah Adams; Tisha Marie Carper, Cum Laude; Jessica Noelle Culbertson; Blair Basden Gillespie; Jessica Ann McCallum; Andrew Tyler Poole; Laurie Beth Sample, Magna Cum Laude; and Aaron Michael Wolfe, Cum Laude. Congratulations to our new MLS graduates. Good luck and come back and visit JCHS often!
On Saturday, June 4, 2011, JCHS President Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop and JCHS Dean for Academic Affairs Dr. Lisa Allison-Jones appeared on the "Our Voices" radio program on WTOY Radio 1480 AM. They were joined by JCHS Student Government President Cornelius Powell.
In the above photo from the studio, from left to right are Program Host and Branch President of the Roanoke NAACP Brenda Hale, Dr. Allison-Jones, Dr. Bishop and Mr. Powell.
The following “Wow Story” was submitted by Robin Shinault, CRCH Rehab, to the Carilion Clinic Intranet: “Crystal Gayle Epperly and her fellow first-year Respiratory Therapy (RT) students at JCHS filled a huge Easter basket with goodies and presented it to one of their patients, surprising him with the delivery. Most of the students had cared for the gentleman during their rotation through Inpatient Rehab and enjoyed his personality and charm. They showed such kindness, respect and thoughtfulness in remembering him.”
Above are the RT students during one of their classes in June 2011. Front row: Kaitlan Leigh Morley, Bansari Tushar Patel, Teresa May Frieri, Daniel Gochenour, Robin Sharon Reese. Middle row: Kyla Lynne Milligan, Tiffani Anne Lawrence, Jessica L. Toms, Adrienne Marie Shelor, Lori Lynn Ghiringhelli, Jennifer Lynn DeLio, Brandi McCormack, Gina Doyle. Back row: Robert Harber, Ashley Tinsley Minnick, Jonathan Lester Gross, Cyndi Carter Smith, Crystal Gayle Epperly, MaryAnn DeHaven, Katelyn N. Whitaker, Amy Melinda Palmer.