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JEFFERSON

CHRONICLE Fall 2011

The Inauguration of DR. NATHANIEL L. BISHOP Special Commemorative Edition

Respiratory Therapy Program Offers Four-Year Degree

VOICE Program Grant Renewed Through 2015

Alumni Association Hosts Successful Golf Tournament


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Sections

Contents

A Letter from the President.........................................................................................2 Jefferson Matters

JCHS to Begin Offering Four-Year Degree in

Respiratory Therapy in Fall 2012........................................................................3

JCHS Resident Students Move into the Patrick Henry Building.................4

Exciting Changes Coming to the JCHS Bookstore.........................................4

JCHS Alumni Association News

The 2011 JCHS Alumni Association Golf Tournament....................................6

Spring and Medical Laboratory Science Program

Commencements 2011..........................................................................................8

Class Notes....................................................................................................................17 Faculty/Staff Briefs......................................................................................................18

Features

JCHS VOICE Program Grant Renewed........................................................................5 A Message From Sue Campbell, Alumni Association Board President......................9 The Inauguration of Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop...........................................................10 A Family Affair at JCHS................................................................................................16 Annual Gift Report......................................................................................................21 Did You Notice‌Our New Signs at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital?..................................................................................... back cover

About the Cover

On Sept. 23, 2011, we celebrated the Inauguration of Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop as the third President of Jefferson College of Health Sciences. The Inauguration ceremony was held at Greene Memorial United Methodist Church in downtown Roanoke, Virginia. You can learn more about the Inauguration ceremony and our companion celebrations beginning on page 10 of this issue of the Jefferson Chronicle.

Cover photo and official Presidential portrait of Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop by Muncy Fine Photography.

College Board of Directors Stephen A. Musselwhite Chair Ellen Wade Vice Chair Joseph Wright Secretary/Treasurer Jeanne Armentrout Maryellen F. Goodlatte David Gring Brenda Hale Keith Helmer Maxine Lee William R. Reid Charles Saldarini Joy Sylvester-Johnson The Honorable Judge Philip Trompeter G. Robert Vaughan, Jr. Gary D. Walton College Administration Nathaniel L. Bishop, D.Min. President Lisa Allison-Jones, Ph.D. Dean for Academic Affairs Glen Mayhew, D.H.Sc. Associate Dean for Institutional Research and Planning Anna Millirons, M.B.A., C.P.A. Dean for Administrative Services Scott Hill, M.S. Dean for Student Affairs Francis C. Dane, Ph.D. Chair, Arts & Sciences Sharon L. Hatfield, Ph.D. Chair, Community Health Sciences Michael S. Krackow, Ph.D. Chair, Rehabilitation & Wellness Ava G. Porter, D.N.P. Chair, Nursing Magazine Editors Mark A. Lambert Whitney S. Duff Photography Mark A. Lambert Darryle Arnold Sue Campbell Karie Gilliam Edward Hamilton Muncy Fine Photography Design & Printing Source4 College Accreditation

Jefferson College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4501 for questions about the accreditation of Jefferson College of Health Sciences. J E F F E R S O N C H RO N I C L E

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A Letter from the President

Dear Alumni and Friends of Jefferson,

On Sept. 23, 2011, I was honored to be formally inaugurated as the third President of Jefferson College of Health Sciences. I step into this role following predecessors who led the College to unprecedented expansion of academic opportunities, student population and campus facilities. In addition, they put building blocks into place before their departures that have been invaluable in helping me to guide JCHS toward higher levels of achievement in healthcare education. Over the last year and a half, with the support of a talented and skilled faculty and staff, I have continued the initiatives in progress when I took the Office of President and pursued many new opportunities that have positioned JCHS as a vital player in the Roanoke and higher education communities.

For example, we began the 2011-2012 academic year by welcoming record numbers of students to campus and our first group of students to the College’s new apartment-style residence spaces at the Patrick Henry building. Both on campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital (CRCH) and inhabiting the extended urban campus in downtown Roanoke, our approximately 1,100 students have brought a refreshing spirit, vitality and youthful energy to the area. I have often heard from our partners and colleagues in downtown Roanoke that the expanding presence of the College community continues to make JCHS a vital part of the increasing health and prosperity of our city. Those thoughts are often expressed to us when those partners and colleagues visit us on campus. In the past year alone, we have welcomed over 90 leaders from dozens of organizations across our region with a vested interest in healthcare education. Our visitors have included representatives from colleges, universities and high schools, as well as law enforcement agencies, municipal and state governments, local media, private healthcare companies and the professional healthcare community, including our colleagues at Carilion Clinic. Each of these groups of visitors has expressed how impressed they are with our innovative classrooms, labs and related educational spaces. We’re also being recognized by our partners as a valuable asset beyond education. In November 2011, JCHS, Carilion Clinic and the Western District of Virginia Branch of the United States Attorney’s Office announced that the College had been awarded a renewal of the three-year federal grant by the federal Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) that funds the College’s VOICE (Violence Can End) Program. The grant, which originates from the U.S. Department of Justice, will fund a variety of projects that will support initiatives to prevent and reduce violence against women while also ensuring support for victims of violence. Its renewal by the OVW signifies how JCHS has become an important participant in helping our families, friends and neighbors across the region find the care and help they need when they need it. You can read more about the renewal of the grant on page 5 of this edition of the Jefferson Chronicle. In addition to our role in the community and the region, we are also ensuring that JCHS continues to be an important resource for those interested in entering the healthcare profession or building upon their experiences to reach new levels in their careers. Last spring, we welcomed the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program under the JCHS umbrella. This program, which had operated independently as part of Carilion Clinic, was integrated into the JCHS Biomedical Sciences program and now offers our students the opportunity to pursue a specialization that is in high demand. We graduated the first MLS class in June 2011, and every graduate who crossed the stage already had a job by the time they accepted their certificates—quite an accomplishment in our current economic climate. This fall, we also received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to offer a four-year Respiratory Therapy (RT) degree beginning in the 2012-2013 academic year. The new baccalaureate program will run concurrently with our existing associate-level RT program, with plans to eventually move the curriculum completely to the bachelor’s level. The decision to advance the RT degree was made based on feedback from local, regional and national employers who hire Respiratory Therapists. These employers told us that they see significant value in a graduate with a four-year degree and that the additional education and experience could open professional doors for our graduates in leadership and management roles. More information about the new JCHS Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy can be found on page 3. We also continued our collaborations with fellow higher education institutions. In August 2011, we welcomed the inaugural class of students from Radford University’s (RU) Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) program to campus. This partnership allows us to continue being an important part of the expanding healthcare education presence in the Roanoke Valley. In addition, it allows us to further our interprofessional education initiative in which our students interact and learn with students studying in a number of different disciplines. As a result, our graduates begin their healthcare careers with a wider variety of skills and experiences, making them valuable parts of their professional teams. These are just a few of the milestones we’ve celebrated this year, and our dedicated faculty, staff, student body and alumni continue to receive recognition for their accomplishments. There will be many more stories of success at the College to celebrate and I am proud to lead JCHS as we venture together into an exciting future.

Sincerely,

Nathaniel L. Bishop, D.Min.

President, Jefferson College of Health Sciences

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Jefferson Matters JCHS to Begin Offering Four-Year Degree in Respiratory Therapy in Fall 2012 JCHS has approval from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to offer a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT) beginning in fall 2012. The new baccalaureate program will run concurrently with the existing associate-level RT program at JCHS, with plans to eventually move the curriculum to the bachelor’s level. “We continually communicate with local, regional and national employers who hire Respiratory Therapists,” says Chase Poulsen, M.Ed., Director of the JCHS Respiratory Therapy (RT) Program, “and they are telling us that they see significant value in a graduate with a four-year degree. Many alumni of the JCHS RT Program have gone on to earn their bachelor’s degrees because they’ve found additional education and experience are essential elements in their success in the healthcare field.” Evidence from studies conducted by the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) shows that there is a trend toward a bachelor’s level education for RTs. In 2000, only 24.6% of RTs had a bachelor’slevel degree. By 2005, that number had risen to 32.5% and currently, 45% of RTs surveyed had a baccalaureate degree or above.* The new program will offer BSRT students enhanced opportunities, including diverse clinical rotations in neonatal, pediatric, adult critical care, operating room, sleep lab, ground transport and other specialty units. In addition, students can choose elective rotations in education, management and home health. “Today’s Respiratory Therapist is a vital part of a healthcare team,” says Poulsen. “By offering the bachelor’s level degree to our students, we are preparing them to enter the profession on an entirely new and exciting level. And the opportunities for our graduates are growing every day.” Like many of their healthcare colleagues, RTs are currently in high demand. With a Baby Boom population that is aging, that demand is expected to grow in coming years. Already, at the associate level, over 90% of JCHS RT students find employment within three months after graduation. The average salary for all RTs is $62,223, which has risen 10.7% since 2005.* Respiratory Therapists beginning their careers can expect to earn between $42,000 and $47,000 annually. Both the employment opportunities and starting salaries are expected to increase for an RT graduate with a four-year degree. “The advancement of the Respiratory Therapy Degree to the bachelor’s level at JCHS is another important step toward ensuring that we’re prepared to meet the healthcare needs of our friends, families and neighbors,” says JCHS President Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop. “We’re proud of everyone who was involved in developing this program and look forward to welcoming our first class next fall.” BSRT students entering the program in fall 2012 will have the opportunity to apply for generous federal, state and internal grant opportunities through the College’s Office of Financial Aid. Applicants who are accepted into the BSRT Program, and who enroll in full-time coursework, are eligible to receive the annual $3,000 JCHS Wellness Grant. The JCHS RT Program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). For more information, visit the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy page on the JCHS website at www.jchs.edu/page.php/prmID/981. *Data collected from the AARC’s 2000, 2005, and 2010 National Human Resource Survey and internal Advisory Board Minutes.

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J C HS Resident Students Move into the Patrick Henry Building

In August 2011, all JCHS resident students moved into apartment-style rooms at the Patrick Henry building, located at 617 South Jefferson Street in downtown Roanoke, just a few blocks from JCHS. Previously, resident students had been located on the eighth floor of Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital (CRCH) on the College campus. The move of resident students to the Patrick Henry building allowed the College to significantly increase the number of students who live on-campus as part of its Residence Life Program. In addition, it also provides housing for JCHS students within walking distance of the campus at CRCH. The agreement comes as JCHS continues to see record numbers of applications from prospective students, which also increases the demand for housing. JCHS occupies four floors in the Patrick Henry building, each of which includes onebedroom, two-bedroom and studio apartment-style units. Each unit includes hardwood floors, washers and dryers, granite countertops and full kitchens with garbage disposals and dishwashers.

JCHS Resident Advisor Sean Anderson (right) greets a new resident as he checks in at the Patrick Henry.

To learn more about on-campus living at JCHS, visit the Student Affairs Residence Life webpage on the JCHS website at www.jchs.edu/page.php/prmID/244.

Greeting and helping our students move into their new homes were (left to right) JCHS Dean for Student Affairs Scott Hill, Resident Advisors Brook-Lynn Velvin and Kelsey Stokes, JCHS Director of Student Life Elizabeth Costa and JCHS President Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop. The newly renovated Patrick Henry Building in downtown Roanoke.

Exciting Changes Coming to the JCHS Bookstore At the JCHS Bookstore, we want everyone to find the items they need for school, as well as gift items for family, friends and neighbors—even for yourself! As a result, we’re continually evaluating how we can better serve you. Soon, you’ll be able to find even more at the Bookstore, and you’ll be able to shop during longer hours. This winter, the Bookstore will be expanding the hours it is open and offering an expanded product line that will include: • • •

Drinks, snacks and specialty coffee, A wider selection of JCHS logo items, Gift and apparel items that will include many new products beyond JCHS.

Watch the JCHS Bookstore webpage at www.jchs.edu/page.php/prmID/210 for details about these changes and even more to come!

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J CHS VOI CE Program Grant Renewed Representatives from JCHS, Carilion Clinic and our partner agencies that support JCHS’s VOICE Program.

JCHS, Carilion Clinic and U.S. Attorney’s Office Announce Renewal of Federal Violence Against Women Funding

JCHS has been awarded a renewal of the three-year grant by the federal Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) that funds the College’s VOICE (Violence Can End) Program. The grant from the U.S. Department of Justice totals $240,750 and will be administered over the next three years, from 2012 to 2015. On Nov. 8, 2011, a formal event was held at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital on the JCHS campus to announce the renewal that included remarks from Carilion Clinic CEO and President Ms. Nancy Howell Agee, JCHS President Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, JCHS Dean for Student Affairs Scott Hill and United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia Timothy J. Heaphy. In addition, a survivor of violence shared her story during the event. JCHS first received the grant in 2008 and has since worked with numerous partner agencies and organizations in the Roanoke Valley to initiate a program of training, events and physical improvements on the College’s campus. When JCHS initially received the grant, the College formed VOICE, a group composed of members of the campus community, as well as leaders from local law enforcement, healthcare and intimate partner violence prevention agencies in the Roanoke area. The VOICE group has met monthly for the past three years to oversee the use of the grant funding for speakers and other educational programming that has benefited both JCHS students and the Roanoke community. The re-application process required JCHS to provide evidence that the JCHS VOICE Program had supported programs that prevented and reduced violence against women while also ensuring support for victims of violence on campus. With the renewal of the grant funding, VOICE will pursue the following goals over the next three years: • • • • •

United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia Timothy J. Heaphy.

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Increase the coordinated community response; Continue training of JCHS campus police and security officers; Fund capital improvements to the College’s new facilities; Expand efforts to create and maintain a male student group to help increase campus safety efforts; Recruit and train additional peer educators for the VOICE program to assist with hosting programs and events; Carilion Clinic CEO and President Ms. Nancy Howell Agee. Support additional training of JCHS Resident Assistants; Extend connections with local multicultural and immigrant services groups; Provide for additional training for the team, faculty, staff and students, as well as creation and implementation of new curriculum components and programs at the College.

The OVW is part of the federal Department of Justice and is committed to raising awareness and supporting training and services responding to incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. The OVW currently administers 12 grant programs to communities or entities that are developing programs and policies aimed at ending these crimes and providing help to victims. More information about OVW can be found online at www.ovw.usdoj.gov. For more information about the VOICE Program at JCHS, contact Sarah Higginbotham, VOICE Program Coordinator, at sehigginbotham@jchs.edu or (540) 985-9711. You can also visit the VOICE Program’s pages on the JCHS website at www.jchs.edu/page.php/prmID/805. Information About the VOICE Program at JCHS: This project was supported by grant # 2008-WA-AX-0005 awarded by the Violence Against Women Office, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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The 2011 J CHS Alumni Association Golf Tournament Our golfers at the Tournament included a mix of alumni and friends of the College as well as current administrators, faculty, staff and students.

Eighty Golfers Turn Out to Support JCHS Scholarships On Sept. 30, 2011, the JCHS Alumni Association hosted a golf tournament to raise money for the College’s General Scholarship Fund. Approximately 80 golfers participated in the tournament, which was held at the Botetourt Golf & Swim Club, featuring breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 18-hole tournament was Captain’s Choice with four-person teams composed of JCHS students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the College. In addition to a great afternoon on the links, we noted some of our players’ accomplishments along the way, including the men’s longest drive by Daniel Nassif, women’s longest drive by Leila Wilson and an impressive double eagle on a par 5 by Brandon Dyer. As a result of the golf tournament, the JCHS Alumni Association provided over $6,000 to the College’s Scholarship fund—a wonderful example of how our alumni are actively working to help current students pay for the education that prepares them to care for patients across the Roanoke Valley and beyond for years to come. Among those who worked tirelessly to organize this outstanding event were Alumni Association Board Members Al Overstreet, Kim Roe, Sue Campbell and Karen Layman, among many others. All of us at JCHS would like to thank those who organized the event and everyone who participated. On this page and the next are snapshots of our golfers at the tournament. We hope you enjoy these photos and encourage you to watch for news about more fun alumni events coming soon at JCHS!

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JCHS President Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop with Sue Campbel l, President of the JCHS Alumni Association Board of Directors, and JCHS student Corneliu s Powell.

Respiratory Therapy Alumni (left to right) Larry Lilley, Robert Hedge, Cheryl Ayers, and Jeff Bobbit pose for the camera.

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Golfers included the hus Tournament organi band of our Interim Alumni Relatio ns Coordinator and zer Whitney Duff and a friend. The Golf traditional Scottis y h kilts in celebration were both dressed in their of the event.

A variety of teams played in the tourn ament, including this one compo sed of (left to right) Betsy Parkins, Lisha Osborne, Molly McClintock and Irene Peterson.

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Spring and Medical Laboratory Science Program Commencements 2011 175 JCHS Students Become Alumni During Graduation Ceremonies

In May 2011, 167 Jefferson College of Health Sciences students became alumni at the College’s 28th annual Commencement Ceremony, held at the Roanoke Civic Center. The ceremony held special significance for members of the Health & Exercise Science and Health Psychology Programs, both of which graduated their inaugural classes during the event.

After the academic processional, the invocation was given by Rev. Ben C. Rodgers, Staff Chaplain at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. JCHS President Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop then welcomed the crowd and introduced the event’s student speakers: Melissa D. Ring, a graduate from the Master of Science in Nursing Program, and Health & Exercise Science Program graduate Whitney S. Duff. The student remarks were followed by the Commencement address, given by Ms. Nancy Howell Agee, President and CEO of Carilion Clinic. Ms. Agee shared insight into the healthcare profession from her years of experience as both a clinician and an executive. The ceremony ended with the graduates crossing the stage and receiving their diplomas.

JCHS Dean for Academic Affairs Dr. Lisa Allison-Jones (left) and JCHS President Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop pose with a new graduate as she accepts her diploma at the spring 2011 Commencement ceremony.

In June 2011, the JCHS Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Program graduated its first class as part of the College. The program had moved to JCHS during the spring 2011 semester and was integrated into the Biomedical Sciences Program. The MLS commencement was held in the sixth floor auditorium at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and eight graduates from the program received their certificates during the ceremony. Among those attending the ceremony was Ms. Anne Looney, a 1954 graduate of the program. Please join us in wishing all of our 2011 graduates happy, healthy and prosperous lives as Jefferson alumni! Program Director Laura Link (left) poses with the 2011 graduates of the MLS Program.

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A Message from your

Alumni Association President Sue Campbell, PA-C, ’00

Greetings to alumni and friends of the Jefferson community!

There certainly has been a lot of activity at JCHS over the last several months! The festivities surrounding the Inauguration of Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop as the third President of JCHS were exciting and enjoyable. The Alumni Association welcomes Dr. Bishop and looks forward to his direction and leadership. The week of Inaugural receptions and ceremonies culminated with the JCHS Alumni Association hosting a Golf Tournament at the Botetourt Golf and Swim Club, which featured amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Despite the windy conditions, the event was well attended by over 80 participants, composed of JCHS students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the college. Proceeds from the tournament benefited the JCHS Scholarship Fund. You can see more about the Tournament beginning on page 6 of this issue of the Jefferson Chronicle. The Distinguished Speaker series continues its community service-based lectures. On Aug. 23, 2011, Friendship Retirement Community’s CEO Russ Barksdale and CFO Mike Shannon presented “Health Economics: Trends in Health Insurance for Older Citizens, Including Long-Term Care Insurance, Managed Care and its Effects on the Health of Older Adults.” Please check the JCHS website for upcoming speakers and informative events. The program-based chapters will be encouraging students, as well as alumni, to participate in chapter meetings and activities. This will hopefully encourage more support and strengthen chapter membership, as well as promote a more integrated student-alumni relationship. The Alumni Board would like to welcome new members Larry Lilley, Rebecca Underwood and Melissa Ring. We look forward to their input and participation. Also, newly elected Student Senate President Jessie Toms will be taking Cornelius Powell’s seat on the Board as he graduates this December. As Cornelius transitions from student to alum, he will also transition from student representative to Alumni Association Board member. The Alumni Association wishes you all a safe and happy upcoming holiday season! As always, let us hear from you and stay in touch! Best Regards,

Sue Campbell

Sue Campbell, MPAS, PA-C, ‘00 President, JCHS Alumni Association

Sue Campbell, JCHS Alumni Association Board President

JCHS Alumni Association Board of Directors Executive Officers Sue Campbell, PA, ’00, President Melissa Ring, MSN, ’11, Vice-President Kim Roe, RT, ’84, Treasurer Lori Beth Davis, HSM, ’99, Corresponding Secretary Elisabeth Powell, PA, ’09, Recording Secretary

Board Members Patricia Crockett, RN, ’74 Kim Hall, MSN, ’08 Karen Layman, OTA, ’95 Larry Lilley, III, EMS, ’85, RT, ’87, EHS, ’02, ASN, ’04, BSN, ’05 Phyllis McCallie, RN, ’58 Al Overstreet, OTA, ’95, HOM, ’01 Cornelius Powell, BIO, ’11 Cynthia P. Smith, MSN, ’07 Rebecca Underwood, BSN, ’11

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JCHS President Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop with Delegates from over 25 fellow institutions of higher learning at his Inauguration on Sept. 23, 2011.

The Inauguration of

Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop As the Third President of Jefferson College of Health Sciences

From September 22 through September 30, 2011, Jefferson College of Health Sciences celebrated the Inauguration of our third President, Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, with a series of events at locations throughout the beautiful Roanoke Valley. The Inauguration activities allowed all of us at JCHS to welcome family, friends and colleagues from a wide variety of organizations and institutions to our home in the heart of the Blue Ridge. Over the next few pages of this special edition of the Jefferson Chronicle, you will read about each of these Inaugural events and see photos of some of the special guests who joined us in celebration. We hope you enjoy this glimpse into our milestone event in the continuing story of Jefferson College of Health Sciences.

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The JCHS Community Inauguration Celebration On Thursday evening, September 22, the College community gathered at The Patrick Henry, just a block away from campus (and the home to the JCHS residence hall), for a Community Inauguration Celebration. All JCHS students, faculty and staff were invited to this event and had the chance to sample delicious food, play fun games and mingle with Dr. Bishop and his family and friends.

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The Inauguration Ceremony and Reception On Friday, September 23, JCHS welcomed colleagues from Carilion Clinic, local government officials, representatives from organizations across the Roanoke Valley, delegates from over 25 other higher education institutions, and Dr. Bishop’s family and friends to Greene Memorial United Methodist Church for the Inauguration Ceremony. Among the speakers at the ceremony were Carilion Clinic CEO and President Ms. Nancy Howell Agee, Ferrum College President Dr. Jennifer Braaten, Roanoke City Vice-Mayor Dr. David Trinkle, and Dr. Bishop’s own brother, Rev. James A. Bishop, Sr., who led the Benediction. The ceremony was then followed by a reception back on the JCHS campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, where our honored guests joined the JCHS community for wonderful food and fellowship.

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The Inauguration Delegate Reception On Friday evening, we recognized our representatives from other colleges and universities, as well as dignitaries from Carilion Clinic, local municipalities, state government and more, at a Delegate Reception at The Patrick Henry. This event gave us the chance to thank our Delegates for traveling to Roanoke for the Inauguration and to recognize our dignitaries for their unyielding support of Dr. Bishop and the College as we have grown and evolved into a leader in healthcare education over the past decade.

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President Bishop thanks the Deleg ate Reception crowd for attending the event.

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Dr. Bishop and his wife, Sylvia (right), with

Dr. and Mrs. Richard Chubb.

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President Bishop with his niece, Dr. Renee Claytor (left), and Dr. Cynda Johnson (right), President and Founding Dean for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

Dr. Lisa Allison-Jon es leads a rendition of our Inauguration logo at the Delegate Reception .

, JCHS Nursing Department President Bishop with Ava Porter Chair, and her husband.

Sylvia Bishop and JCH S Board of Directors Cha irman Stephen Musselwhite show off their moves on the dance floor .

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With Dr. Bishop on bass, the ban d plays as our Delegates dance.

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Dr. Bishop jammed with the

Dr. Bishop accepted congratulati ons on his Inauguration from a wide variety of guests throu ghout the evening.

band on the bass guitar.

In the week following the Inauguration ceremony and receptions, from Sept. 26-30, 2011, the JCHS community took part in Jefferson Serves, an ongoing series of volunteer opportunities that allowed us to support initiatives that improve the lives of others, both on campus and in the Roanoke community. This series of events was the College community’s Inauguration gift to Dr. Bishop. From participating in charitable walks and runs to reading donated books to preschoolers and working at the Roanoke Rescue Mission, our students, faculty and staff all pitched in to make our home in the Roanoke Valley a better place for everyone who lives, works and plays here.

Activities included events like Fire Up for a Cure, which raised awareness about and funds for breast cancer research.

public areas of ticipants cleaned al. Jefferson Serves par Community Hospit Carilion Roanoke

JCHS faculty and staff read donated children’s books to kids at First Presbyterian Preschoo l in Roanoke.

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A Family Affair at J C HS

JCHS students Lori Ghiringhelli (right) and her daughter, Alexandra Croken, with JCHS President Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop on the JCHS campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.

Mother/Daughter Duo Learn Together on Campus

Ten years ago, Lori Ghiringhelli moved her family from Patchogue, Long Island in New York to the Roanoke Valley. After focusing on raising her five children, she decided to return to school in fall 2010 to pursue a degree in Respiratory Therapy. “I was a business-owner, a housewife and several other things,” says Lori, “but I decided to make a career change. I had been an EMT in New York and always had an interest in medicine. That’s why I chose Respiratory Therapy.” Lori came to JCHS for a tour as our new spaces at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital (CRCH) were being completed. During that tour, Lori’s eldest daughter, Alexandra Croken, tagged along. “We were both impressed with the new labs and classrooms, as well as the environment of the College overall,” Lori says. “It was a place where I knew I could get hands-on experience and that would be fundamental to my education. The affiliation with Carilion Clinic was also a major factor in my decision.”

Alexandra was a senior in high school at the time of her mother’s campus visit, but was already considering her higher education choices at the time. “I visited for lunch one day,” says Alexandra, “and I was impressed with the caliber of students here at JCHS. The size of the College, with its small student-to-teacher ratio, was exactly what I was looking for.” After graduating from high school last summer, Alexandra enrolled in the baccalaureate Health and Exercise Science Program at JCHS. “I’m very interested in all aspects of pre- and post-natal health, including nutrition,” she says, indicating that she’s still exploring her potential career paths after she earns her degree. Lori, who will graduate in 2012 with an Associate of Applied Science degree, and Alexandra, who is scheduled to complete her B.S. program in 2015, say that attending the same college has given them the chance to develop a support system with each other and their classmates. “I appreciate JCHS’s unique mix of traditional and non-traditional students,” Lori says with a smile. “I think we both find the blend of ages provides a close-knit family atmosphere within our programs.” Alexandra echoes her mom’s sentiments. “JCHS is a great place to learn. I’m really happy to be a student here, and doing it with my mother makes it even more special.”

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Hands-On Experience at JCHS

In September 2011, Lori Ghiringhelli presented an hour-long lecture on “Smoking Education” to four classes at Benjamin Franklin Middle School—a great example of the type of hands-on education and experiences JCHS students get to participate in. Lori’s presentation included a powerful slideshow about the effects of smoking and activities that demonstrated the feeling of a lung disorder. The showstopper for faculty as well as the students was the unveiling of two sets of pig lungs. One set was a normal healthy “pink” lung that was inflated to demonstrate how a healthy lung functions. The second set of lungs was “black” diseased lungs that had a cancerous tumor on the right side. The kids were encouraged to touch the lungs and ask as many questions as they wanted.


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Chris Fleming, PA, ’04, and wife Amy, RN, BSN,’02, reside with their family in Tennessee. Twin daughters Sydney and Olivia are 7 years old, and adopted son Patrick is 16. Chris currently works in emergency medicine and orthopedics. He is also adjunct faculty for the PA Programs at JCHS, South College in Knoxville, TN and Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN. Larry Lee Lilley, III, EMS, ’85, RT, ’87, EHS, ’02, ASN, ’04, BSN, ’05, joined the JCHS full-time staff as an Assistant Professor of Nursing in fall 2011. James Lee Myers, PA, ’03, is currently employed by Neurospine Solutions doing ortho/spine and hand surgery with Dr. Morgan Lorio.

Avery Cole Hylton, born on Jan. 5, 2011 to Michelle Hylton, PTA, ’00, and her husband Chris.

Sara G. Phares, PTA, ’01, has worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant for 10 years in Acute Care at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins, WV. Elisabeth (Schutte) Powell, PA, ’09, married JCHS senior Biomedical Sciences student Cornelius Powell. Elisabeth works in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Carilion Clinic and serves on the JCHS Alumni Association Board of Directors as the Recording Secretary. Monika S. Schonbeck, ADN, ’00, BSN, ’01, completed her MSN in 2005 with Honors from the University of Phoenix. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. Monika is also a Doctor of Health Administration candidate and anticipates graduating in spring 2012.

Births

0 to born on Dec. 28, 201 Harlee Key Hubbard, S, ’03, and wife Sara. Brian S. Hubbard, EH

Jennifer Sowers Gardner, PTA, ’03, and her husband Chris welcomed their son, Bo Kaxten Sowers, on Aug. 5, 2010. Brian S. Hubbard, EHS, ’03 and wife Sara announce the birth of their daughter, Harlee Key Hubbard, on Dec. 28, 2010. Michelle Hylton, PTA, ’00, and her husband Chris announce the birth of Avery Cole Hylton on Jan. 5, 2011. Avery is also the grandson of Janey Hightower, who works in the JCHS Bookstore.

InMemoriam

David Palmer, EHS, ’89, career firefighter, passed away on June 10, 2011 after a two-year battle with cancer. Deric Quesenberry, BIO, ’10, passed away on Sept. 13, 2011. He is survived by his parents, Richard and Diane Quesenberry; brothers, David and Daniel Quesenberry; and sister, Robin Q. Olsen. If you would like to share news with your fellow alumni, please go to www.jchs.edu and complete the Alumni Update form under the Alumni and Friends section. We will include your “happenings” in the spring issue of the Jefferson Chronicle. We look forward to hearing from you!

Bo Kaxten Sowers,

born on Aug. 5, 201 0 to Jennifer Sowers Gardner, PTA, ‘03, and her husband Chris.

Send us your new baby photos, and we’ll send you a JCHS baby bib! E-mail digital images (at least 300 dpi) to or mail to Mark Lambert, 101 Elm Avenue, SE, Roanoke, VA 24013-2222. malambert@jchs.edu

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Facult y/Staff Briefs Martha Anderson, Associate Professor in the JCHS Nursing Program, presented, “Forgetfulness—Families, Friends, Caregivers: Who’s the One with Memory Loss?” to a community seminar at Second Presbyterian Church on April 13, 2011. Dr. Anderson had previously presented the information as part of the JCHS Alumni Association Distinguished Speaker Series. Ally Bowersock, Program Director of Health & Exercise Science, was accepted into the National Society of Physical Activity Practitioners in Public Health (NSPAPPH), a professional organization with the purpose of increasing the capacity of physical activity public health professionals and supporters at all levels to promote health, reduce chronic disease and address other public health issues related to physical activity. Ms. Bowersock also was invited to speak at the 2011 Lifestyle Medicine Conference sponsored by Carilion Clinic and hosted by Roanoke College, which was held Oct. 8-9, 2011. Finally, Ms. Bowersock was awarded the annual “Lifestyle Change Award” by the regional American Heart Association Office on Oct. 29, 2011. Her recognition comes as a result of her efforts to promote healthy lifestyle practices and motivate others to emphasize preventive medicine in their daily lives. Warren Clark, Professor in the JCHS Nursing Program, was promoted from the Editorial Review Panel to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nursing Education in May 2011. In addition, Dr. Clark was elected to Chair the Board of Children’s Trust for the coming year.

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Connie Cook has been named the new JCHS Director of Enrollment Management. Francis C. Dane, Chair of Arts and Sciences and Program Director of Health Psychology, presented, via teleconference, “Demystifying Statistics: Resources for Quantitative Research,” as the Keynote Address for the meetings of the Association of Pan-African Doctoral Students in Malibu, CA, on May 15, 2011. In addition, Dr. Dane presented the results of his and colleagues’ research at the 6th annual conference of the Virginia State Simulation Alliance on Aug. 4, 2011 in Radford, VA. His presentation was entitled, “Mastery Learning of ACLS through Low Technical Fidelity Simulation.” Dr. Dane has been appointed to a two-year term as a member of the Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Education Subcommittee of the American Heart Association. Dr. Dane was also a member of a team nominated for a Carilion Clinic Quality Award in the Enterprise Category. The nomination was for the project, “Implementing a Therapeutic Hypothermia Program.” Denise “DeDee” Foti was named Associate Program Director for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program in April 2011. Rebecca Greer, Director of the PreLicensure BSN Program, and Sonya Echols, Director of the Center for Experiential Learning, presented the results of their research at the 6th Annual Virginia State Simulation Alliance Conference on Aug. 4, 2011 in Radford, VA. Their presentation was entitled, “Pilot Study: The Effect of Simulated Cultural Encounters on Nursing Faculty and Students.” Stuart Tousman, Professor in the JCHS Health Psychology Program, was also an investigator in this study.

Robert Hadley, Associate Professor in the Physician Assistant Program, has been appointed Chair of the American Academy of Physician Assistants’ (AAPA) Professional Education Commission for a two-year term. Sharon Hatfield, Chair of Community Health Sciences and Associate Professor in Respiratory Therapy, presented her research at the Southern Association of Community College Researchers’ annual meeting at Calloway Gardens, GA on Aug. 1, 2011. Her topic was “Finding Alternative Revenue to Support Declining College Budgets.” In addition, Dr. Hatfield presented her research on Entrepreneurial Colleges at the Virginia Educational Research Association’s (VERA) Annual Conference on Sept. 23, 2011 in Charlottesville, VA. Her research paper has been nominated for a “Distinguished Research Dissertation Award” and will be sent to the American Educational Research Association. Scott Hensley has been named the new JCHS Director of Business Services. Chris Huson, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Ph.D. student at VCU, has been selected as a graduate research assistant at the Center for Biobehavioral Clinical Research at VCU. She will be involved in supervising and coordinating researchers, research assistants and projects across multiple disciplines. Wilton Kennedy, Director of Clinical Education and Associate Professor in Physician Assistant, presented as part of a panel at the 2011 Community Health Institute Expo in San Diego, CA on Aug. 29, 2011. The title of the presentation that Wilton participated in was, “Interprofessional Teamwork and the Critical Role of Non-Physician Providers in Health Care Reform.” In addition,


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Facult y/Staff Briefs Dr. Kennedy was appointed as a member of the City of Roanoke Human Services Advisory Board in October 2011. The appointment is for a four-year term that ends on Nov. 30, 2015. Mike Krackow, Chair of Rehabilitation & Wellness and Program Director for Physical Therapist Assistant, has been selected to serve on the Board of the Roanoke Area Brain Injury Connection. The group’s mission is to prevent brain injury through public awareness and education, as well as to improve the quality of life by providing support to individuals with a brain injuries, their families and their caregivers. In addition, Dr. Krackow presented a seminar at the SAS Institute in Cary, North Carolina on Aug. 10, 2011 entitled, “Fitness Program Design: Developing Exercise Programs that Increase Client Compliance and Meet the Goals of Individuals of all Abilities.” Mark Lambert, JCHS Coordinator of Communications and College Relations, was named Chair-Elect for the Adult Care Center of Roanoke Valley Board of Directors for the 2011-2013 term. In addition, Mr. Lambert joined the Carilion Clinic Multidisciplinary Bariatric Treatment Team to provide feedback and support for patients undergoing treatments at Carilion’s Roanoke Bariatric Surgery Center. Brad MacDonald, JCHS Distance Learning Librarian, presented his paper, entitled, “Private Screenings: Using Short, Individualized Screencasts as a Library Instruction Modality for OffCampus Students,” at the annual Virginia Association of College & Research Libraries conference in Portsmouth, VA.

Glen Mayhew, JCHS Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, presented at the Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference in Manchester, NH on April 18, 2011. The title of the presentation was, “Impact of Treestand Fall Arrest Systems on Injuries and Fatalities in Virginia 1999-2009.” Emily Moore, Coordinator of the JCHS Learning & Writing Center, and Jamie Price, JCHS Clinical Research Librarian, presented a paper entitled, “Workshopping for Success: Investing Resources in a Workshop Series to Maximize Benefits of Academic Support Services,” at the annual Virginia Association of College & Research Libraries conference in Portsmouth, VA. Kurt Neidigh, Assistant Professor in Mathematics & Sciences, received the Golden Apple Award from the JCHS chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. The Golden Apple Award is presented annually to the faculty member who best exemplifies “excellence in teaching.” Janet E. Phillips, Program Director for Healthcare Management, graduated with her Doctorate in Health Sciences (DHSc) from Nova Southeastern University on June 30, 2011. Ava Porter, JCHS Nursing Department Chair, co-authored the chapter “Life care planning: A unique practice area for nurses” in the new rehabilitation nursing textbook Rehabilitation Nursing: A Contemporary Approach to Practice with JCHS MSN student Susan Wirt. Chase Poulsen became the Program Director for the JCHS Respiratory Therapy Program in May 2011. Chase also conducted a workshop on May 26, 2011 at the Virginia Beach Hilton for the Virginia State Society for Respiratory Care’s Spring Symposium

on “Distinguishing Intra-alveolar from Interstitial Infiltrates on Chest Radiographs.” Paula Prince, Assistant Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences, has been reappointed by the Roanoke City Council to represent the City for another three-year term on the Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare (BRBH) Board of Directors. Dr. Prince will also continue as Secretary to the Board and Chair of the Adult Services Committee. Jayasimha Rao, Adjunct Faculty in Math and Science, had two papers published in the journal Cellular Immunology. They are entitled: “RahU: An inducible and functionally pleiotropic protein in pseudomonas aeruginosa modulates innate immunity and inflammation in host cells,” and “Host derived inflammatory phospholipids regulate rahU (PA0122) gene, protein, and biofilm formation in pseudomonas aeruginosa.” Robert C. Reese, Associate Professor in Health Psychology, had his poster abstract chosen as an exemplar for the guidelines for the 2012 Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy. The abstract is for his poster, entitled, “Engaging Audio Learning with Voice-Over PowerPoint.” The fourth annual conference will take place from Feb. 8-12, 2012 at Virginia Tech. Melody Sharp, Program Director for the Post-licensure BSN Program; Charles Houston, Assistant Professor in Mathematics & Science; Michael Slaughter, Assistant Professor in Mathematics & Science; and DeDee Foti, Associate Program Director for the Pre-licensure BSN Program, panel presented “Perceptions of Academic Integrity: What’s Happening at Your Institution?” at the Virginia Educational Research Association (VERA) J E F F E R S O N C H RO N I C L E

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Facult y/Staff Briefs conference in Charlottesville, VA from Sept. 22-23, 2011. Kelley Shinn, Adjunct Faculty in Humanities and Social Sciences, was a finalist in this year’s Glimmer Train’s Short Story Awards for New Writers, and a semi-finalist in the Arthur Edelstein Short Fiction Award. She has a short story dealing with post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina currently featured at the Blood Orange Review, as well as an essay forthcoming in the spring issue of Bayou Magazine, which has been nominated for both a Pushcart Prize and inclusion in America’s Best Essays 2011. Milena Staykova, Assistant Professor of Nursing at JCHS, has successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, entitled, “Competencies of Nurse Educators in Curriculum Design: A Delphi Study.” The research involved 13 of 22 community colleges offering nursing education in Virginia. In addition, Dr. Staykova presented, “In the Twilight Zone of a Delphi Research Method” at the 2011 Conference for the Southeastern Association for Community College Research (SACCR), which was held July 31 through Aug. 3, 2011 in Pine Mountain, GA. Stuart Tousman, Professor in the Health Psychology Program, was awarded a scholarship by the EPA to attend the Communities in Action National Asthma Forum in Washington, DC from June 9-10, 2011. In addition, Dr. Tousman and Karen Layman, Academic Field Coordinator for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program; Sharon Hatfield, Chair for Community Health Sciences; Rebecca Greer, Program Director of the Pre-Licensure BSN Program; and Dee Stewart, Assistant

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Professor in Nursing were among the authors of the article, “A Randomized Controlled Behavioral Trial of a New Adult Asthma Self-management Program.” The article appeared in the April 2011 issue of the Journal of Asthma & Allergy Educators. Pamela Wells, Department Secretary for the Healthcare Management and Emergency Services Programs, has met the Pathway of Excellence requirement through the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) during the 2010–2011 Passion & Purpose Year and is designated as a Member of Excellence. Kimberly Whiter, Instructor in the JCHS Medical Laboratory Science Program, has completed her Master of Science degree in Educational Technology. Jay Wright, Assistant Professor in Healthcare Management, has earned the credential Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and leading provider of anti-fraud training and education. The following JCHS faculty were selected to present a poster entitled, “Perceptions of Academic Integrity Among Students in Higher Education” at the 4th Annual Carilion Clinic Research Day: Melody Sharp, Program Director of the Post-Licensure BSN Program; Denise “DeDee” Foti, Associate Program Director for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program; Michael Slaughter, Assistant Professor in Mathematics & Sciences; Charles Houston, Assistant Professor in Mathematics & Sciences;

Scott Hill, Dean for Student Affairs; and Jamie Price, Clinical Research Librarian. The following abstract has been accepted by the American Association for Respiratory Care and was presented in July 2011 at the Summer Forum in Vail, Colorado: “Effects of an Interdisciplinary Activity on Students’ Perceptions of Different Healthcare Professions.” The study was performed and authored by Chase Poulsen, Program Director for Respiratory Therapy; Milena P. Staykova, Assistant Professor in Nursing; Kimberly Wilson, Academic Advisor and Instructor in Nursing; George Steer, Associate Professor in Respiratory Therapy; and Susan Jones, Assistant Professor in Nursing. The JCHS Interprofessional Education Team had their abstract, entitled, “Effects of an Interdisciplinary Simulation Activity on Team Collaborating Skills,” accepted as a general podium presentation for the 6th Annual Virginia State Simulation Alliance (VASSA) Conference, which took place Aug. 2-4, 2011 in Radford, Virginia. The JCHS IP Team includes Susan Jones, Assistant Professor in the Nursing Department; George Steer, Associate Professor in the Respiratory Therapy Program; Patricia Airey, Program Director of the Physician Assistant Program; Milena Staykova, Assistant Professor in the Nursing Department; Chase Poulsen, Program Director of the Respiratory Therapy Program; and Sarah Nicely, Assistant Professor in the Physician Assistant Department.


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Annual Gift Report Jefferson Society: $10,000+ Friendship Apartment Village Corporation

Reid Society: $1,000-$4,999 C.E. Richardson Benevolent Foundation Nathaniel L. Bishop

Fralin Society: $500-$999 Lisa Allison-Jones Frank Dane Mary Jo Hendricks Charles Saldarini Pete Seavor Andrea Trevino

Chris Fleming Mike Krackow Karen Layman Jennifer Martin Glen Mayhew Phyllis K. McCallie Anna S. Millirons Steve Musselwhite Ava Porter Mark Raby Betty Calloway Radford William R. Reid Leah Sowers Elaine Sullivan Philip Trompeter G Robert Vaughan, Jr. Gary and Lucy Walton Hannah Whitenack Marvin Williams Joseph B. Wright

Foundation Circle: $250-499 Kirsty Elwell Robert Goodlatte Sharon Hatfield Scott Hill Ellen Wade

$100-249 Nancy Agee John Cardwell J.C. Cook Sylvia Echols

$1-$99 Vickie L. Adkins Sandra Akers Barbara Aldridge Mia Anglin Patricia Aronson John Bass Kathleen Baudreau Angela Beschen Margaret Boone Jennine Bowe Donna Boyd Stephanie Canavan Carol CdeBaca Sharonda Coles

Magen Cooney Patricia Crowder Florence Daughtrey James Dooley Beth Elkins Georgia Erickson Cathy Fisher GE Foundation Jennifer Gonce Kay R. Grace S. Denene Hannon Christina B. Hatch Margaret Hubbard Vella Joyner Alyson H. Lawson Allie Lewis Robin & Alan Matsumoto Barbara Metz Charlotte Miller Kathleen Pellant Brenda Perigen Sue Perigen Sara Phares Suzanne Ranson Gena Rice Joann Rigatti Carol Rowlett Mallory Schock Lois Spencer Donna Marie Stone Virginia Tanner Jeffrey Thompson Judy Thornton Dawn Vickery Ashley Wilson Roxanne Wilson Regolitac Ybanez

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Did You Notice...?

Our New Signs at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital

In fall 2011, new JCHS signs were installed at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital (CRCH). A large square sign that used to reside on the Reid Center was installed on the elevator tower, and a second rectangular sign was installed at the top of the building that faces Interstate 581. Another College sign will be installed on the side of the building toward Jefferson Street soon.

JCHS Dean for Academic Affairs Lisa Allison-Jones is interviewed by WDBJ-7 as a second sign is installed in October 2011.

In the photos to the right, you can see the cranes lifting our signs into place as crews work to secure them in their new homes. During the installation of the rectangular sign, we welcomed WDBJ-7, the local CBS affiliate, to campus. JCHS Dean for Student Affairs Dr. Lisa Allison-Jones was interviewed as work took place in the distance behind her. The new signs serve to inform our community that CRCH is now the home of JCHS, and they are illuminated so we shine brightly over the entire Roanoke Valley day or night! A new JCHS sign is installed on the elevator tower at CRCH in September 2011.

Jefferson Chronicle-Fall/Winter 2011  

Featuring "The Inauguration of Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop: Special Commemorative Edition."

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