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, January 04 2013

On Friday, January 4, 2013, the faculty, staff and administration of Jefferson College of Health Sciences gathered at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine for an orientation meeting kicking off the Spring 2013 semester. This group shot features our whole College crew! Welcome back, everyone, and best wishes for a great fall semester!

Tuesday, January 01 2013

For the second year in a row, the JCHS Physician Assistant Program first-year students volunteered with for the "1,000 Homes for 1,000 Virginians Project" in January 2013. The project is a statewide initiative, led by the Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, to house the 1,000 of the most vulnerable Virginians cycling between the streets, emergency shelters, hospital emergency rooms, jails and prisons.
The students volunteered to survey the Roanoke area homeless population to obtain better information regarding the vulnerability of this group. The volunteers canvassed the streets of Roanoke City in the early morning hours before sunrise, completing the surveys with the homeless, and providing them with McDonald's food cards, donated gloves, hats, scarves, hand-warmers and socks. The PA class was also instrumental in collecting the donated food cards and clothing accessories. The PA students joined Roanoke’s Human Services Coordinator, the Homeless Assistance Team of the City of Roanoke, individuals from the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Roanoke City Police to help with this endeavor. The survey will help bring more resources to the homeless population.

Tuesday, January 01 2013

Five second-year JCHS Physician Assistant  (PA) students and one the professors of clinical medicine volunteered at the Roanoke Rescue Mission Medical Clinic recently. The students provided physical exams for residents at the Rescue Mission as a snow strom was moving into the region that morning.

The PA students are currently in the clinical rotation portion of their program and plan on graduating in December 2013.

Pictured above (left to right) are: (back row) PA faculty member Dr. Robert Hadley; Rebecca Hayter; Jenna Kellstrom; and Patrick DeVane; (front row) Nora Tobin and Kelly Wenzel.

Thursday, December 20 2012

On Thursday, December 20, 2012, Gary Mason, Associate Director of Resources Management & Operations at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) and his son, Kelly O'Rourke, visited our campus for a tour of our spaces at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital. Kelly is a graduate of the University College of Dublin, Ireland, and is interested in the JCHS Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. 

Pictured above, from left to right, are: Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of Jefferson College of Health Sciences; Kelly O'Rourke; and Gary Mason.

Tuesday, December 11 2012

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012, the JCHS Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) Program faculty hosted visitors from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM). The MLS faculty provided our visitors with a tour of our spaces art Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital (CRCH) on the JCHS campus as well as the spaces used by Solstas Lab Partners, located at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where the MLS students do clinical rotations.

Our visitors came to campus to compare notes with our MLS faculty on laboratory exercises they were preparing for their osteopathic students. 

In the picture above, taken in the third floor lobby area of CRCH, are (left to right): Shaadi Elswaifi, D.V.M., Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Infectious, and Emerging Diseases at VCOM; Laura Link, MLS Associate Program Director and Assistant Professor; Kimberly Whiter, Instructor in the MLS Program; and Arben Santo M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Department Chair for Pathology at VCOM - Virginia Campus.

Tuesday, December 04 2012

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012, Mr. Mark Lucas, co-owner of Lucas Therapies, visited our campus for a tour of our spaces at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.

Pictured above, from left to right, are: Catherine Turner, JCHS Development Officer; Mr. Mark Lucas; and Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of Jefferson College of Health Sciences.

Thursday, October 11 2012

On Thursday, October 11, 2012, the Occupational Therapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant Advisory Committee met on the JCHS campus. Every academic program at JCHS has a board like this one, made up of professionals and experts in that program's focus of study. These groups advise the programs on the latest trends and opportunities in the field so students are well prepared to enter their profession upon graduation.

Pictured above, from left to right, are: (front row) Kim Smith, Faith Cooner, Gillian Rai, Viki Neurauter and Mark Phelps; (back row) Ave Mitta, Anita Ella, David Haynes, Becky Orth, Tiffany Kuyper, Shannon Honaker, Kim McInnis, Karen Layman and Glen Mayhew.

Friday, September 28 2012

On Friday, September 28, 2012, a group of leaders at JCHS met in our Conference Room to discuss Strategic Planning for the College. Among the departments represented were  Administration, the Board of Directors, Institutional Advancement, Development, Institutional Research, Alumni Relations, Library, Financial Aid, Admissions, Student Affairs and many of our academic programs. 

Pictured above, from left to right, are: Amanda Ellinger, Sponsored Projects Coordinator; Francis Dane, Chair of Arts & Sciences; Catherine Turner, Resource Development Officer; Scott Hensley, Director of Business Services; George Steer, Associate Professor in Math & Science; Ramona Thiss, Director of the Carilion Clinic Health Science Libraries; Timothy Millard, Institutional Research Director; Ava Porter, Chair of Nursing; Lisa Allison-Jones, Dean for Academic Affairs; Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of JCHS; Glen Mayhew, Associate Dean for Institutional Effectiveness; Stephen A. Musselwhite, Chair of the JCHS Board of Directors; Brook-Lynn Velvin, current JCHS student; Margie Vest, Carilion Clinic Technology Services Group Manager; Sharon Hatfield, Chair of Community Health Sciences; Anna Millirons, Dean for Administrative Services; Scott Hill, Dean for Student Affairs; Connie Cook, Director of Enrollment Management; Ruth Taylor, Department Secretary for the Office of Admissions; and Priscilla DuBois, Administrative Secretary to  the President.

Friday, August 17 2012

On Friday, August 17, 2012, JCHS held its annual Convocation Ceremony. The event is held every year at the beginning of the fall semester to welcome our students to campus. Before everyone headed across the street to the St. John's Episcopal Church, where the event was held, we paused for this snapshot of our faculty and Administration by the JCHS sign at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital on Jefferson Street.

Wednesday, August 15 2012

On August 15, 2012, the faculty, staff and administration of Jefferson College of Health Sciences gathered at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine for an orientation meeting kicking off the Fall 2012 semester. This group shot features our whole College crew! Welcome back, everyone, and best wishes for a great fall semester!