On Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, JCHS celebrated Constitution Day in The Dog House, the College's Student Union, located on the fourth floor of Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.
Those who attended and participated had the chance to enjoy great refreshments like this awesome cake...
...and patriotic decorations like this table centerpiece. Notice Uncle Sam on the wall in the background. with the pawprints running just beside him, it kind of looks like our mascot, Jeff the Blue Healer might have run him over!
The program kicked off with an introduction from our Dean of Student Affairs, Scott Hill, followed by several students, faculty and staff reading parts of the Bill of Rights. Scott read the Preamble.
Next up was Carol Rowlett, our Institutional Research Manager. Carol read the First Amendment.
As the reading of the Bill of Rights continued, The Dog House filled to the brim with students, faculty and staff, listening to the presentation (and waiting patiently to eat cake).
Bill McVaugh, Program Director of the JCHS Mathematics and Sciences Program, read another amendment.
At a nearby table, several students enjoyed the event.
Continuing the reading of the Bill of Rights was Stacey Lilley, Director of Counseling & Wellness at JCHS.
Elizabeth Costa, Assistant Director of Student Life, got in on the amendment recitation as well!
JCHS student Kelsey Stokes read an amendment to the crowd, too.
Danielle Lusk, JCHS Director of Faculty Development and Interprofessional Education, also got in on the act and read an amendment.
Educational Technology Assistant Letisha Houston made her way to the stage to participate.
Zac Widner, Data Management Specialist (left), really, really enjoys Constitution Day. In fact, he says he looks forward to it all year long. It's like his Christmas, Thanksgiving and Fourth of July wrapped up all in one. Here, he shows his enthusiasm for the event. Happy Constitution Day, Zac!
Once the reading of the Bill of Rights was completed, it was time for cake!
Caught in the act! Carol Rowlett munches on some grub as the photographer catches her by surprise. And by the special request, we now present a calorie count. The three ounce piece of cake Carol is eating has about 318 calories according to the website <a href=http://caloriecount.about.com/ target=blank><font color=blue>http://caloriecount.about.com/</font></a>.
On a related note, Scott Hill chastises Zac for drinking a sugar-filled bottle of juice. "Tsk-tsk," Scott said, "this is not good for you, Zac. Will you ever learn?!"
And then, as you can see in this picture, Zac went right back to drinking that bottle of juice. Oh well...guess he'll never learn (cue laugh track and closing sitcom-style credits).
If you were able to be with us at Constitution Day, we hope you enjoyed the event (and free cake). If you missed it, please join us next year to celebrate our Constitution about this time of year!