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FALL 2010 EDITION

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FROM RECESSION TO RECOVERY

A Visit from Fed Chair Ben Bernanke

DISTINGUISHED REYNOLDS LEADERS BID FAREWELL

PRESIDENT RHODES ON TERM FIRST PERSON AS CHAMBER BOARD CHAIR Reynolds grad perseveres despite odds MWV BACKS SCIENCE LAB FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE

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Letter from the Editor

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From Recession to Recovery

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke stops by Parham Road Campus

Connecting the Dots for a Stronger Community Dr. Rhodes reflects on term as Chamber board chair

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MeadWestvaco supports science education at the Downtown Campus

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Distinguished Reynolds leaders

bid farewell

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First Person

Adrian Jones perseveres despite odds

FALL 2010 REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Ginter Park Center Opens

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CALENDAR OF DATES & TIMES CAMPUS LOCATIONS PROGRAM DIRECTORY EIGHT STEPS TO TAKING CREDIT COURSES REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION DISTANCE LEARNING

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Letter From the

Editor

Serving our community through involvement, partnerships, and volunteerism is a cherished value at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. In fact, community is the most important word in our name.

In this issue of eMERGE Magazine, we examine several of our community connections. And in doing so, we discover interesting ways in which the College mission extends beyond the confines of the academy and permeates throughout the Greater Richmond Region. We take a closer look at the new Ginter Park Center by providing our readers with practical information about parking, the shuttle service, building locations, and matters related to safety and security at the new site. Inside, we provide a pull-out section with an overview of what you need to know if you take classes, teach, or move into temporary office space at the Center this fall. eMERGE catches up with Reynolds’ president Gary L. Rhodes to discuss his year as board chair for the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce. He reflects upon his multiple roles as college president, business leader, and community advocate, and how such a high-profile position has impacted the College. We go behind the scenes with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as he meets with students and hears how the economic downturn has personally impacted them. Bernanke recently headlined the Recession to Recovery Forum held on the Parham Road Campus. Hosted by the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the event featured top economists who examined employment trends, community college job creation initiatives, and workforce development strategies in the Commonwealth. Finally, our First Person column features the inspiring story of alumnus Adrian Jones (‘07). In his own voice, he tells us how Reynolds helped him overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to achieve his educational goals.

Executive Editor

Malcolm Holmes

Managing Editor

Carolyn Conlon

Contributing Writers

Kelly Plantan Steve Vehorn

Photographer Creative Consultant

Rosemary Hicks Missy Monolo

Graphic Design

Rosemary Hicks

Office Manager

Valerie Paige-Clark

is published three times per year by the J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Office of Marketing and Public Relations. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part of any text, photograph or illustration without written permission from the executive editor is prohibited.

This Magazine was printed with 15% post consumer recycled paper

As we begin a new academic year, I encourage you to look for ways that you can become more engaged in community service. Whether it’s through a mentoring program, community clean-up project, or any number of volunteer opportunities that exist in our region, I’m certain the return on your investment in time will be well worth it! J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Marketing and Public Relations P.O. Box 85622 Richmond, Virginia 23285-5622 Telephone (804) 523-5231 Fax (804) 523-5086

—Malcolm Holmes

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From Recession to Recovery A Visit with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

national economists provided data and perspective on the current economy as well as efforts to retool Virginia’s workforce through community college and government initiatives.

“Full time job, full time mom, part time college,” Reynolds Middle College graduate Sherika GillisonChew told Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during a recent forum on workforce development at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. Bernanke listened intently as nearly 20 community college students and graduates shared their stories of how community college provided them with opportunities for training that ultimately led to full time work and a better quality of life.

“Although our country continues to endure high unemployment, we see some signs of modest improvement in the labor market,” Bernanke said. “Partnerships like the Workforce Alliance and programs at other community colleges are crucial to ensuring that Americans are able to advance their careers or find work after losing a job in what has been a very challenging economic time.”

“Partnerships like the Workforce Alliance and

programs at other community colleges are crucial to ensuring that Americans are able to advance their careers or find work…”

Students in the roundtable included career switchers, displaced workers and full time mothers returning to the workforce. The discussion followed Bernanke’s closing remarks for “From Recession to Recovery: A Forum on Employment Trends and Workforce Development Strategies in Virginia” on JSRCC’s Parham Road Campus. The event was hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA), the workforce development partnership between JSRCC and John Tyler Community College. Local and

According to local economists, the City of Richmond, much like the rest of the nation, has hit a turning point and economic indicators are moving in a positive direction. Economic growth and job creation has occurred in very recent months. Jobs in demand, said Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Ann Battle Macheras, are in healthcare and education.

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROSEMARY HICKS

CONNECTING THE DOTS FOR A STRONGER COMMUNITY

Dr. Rhodes reflects on term as Chamber board chairman

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or J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College President Gary L. Rhodes, there is no single better organization to be a part of outside the College than the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce (GRCC). After all, the missions of both the College and the Chamber are similar – to enhance the quality of life in the region by ensuring that local businesses prosper. Rhodes, who recently completed his term as chair of the Chamber Board, reflected on his year in one of the most coveted, public and influential roles in the City.

its strengths and its struggles. Soon after, he joined the Greater Richmond Chamber and concluded that it connected the most dots to make Richmond a great community. Rhodes had been involved with chambers before as president of a community college in Minnesota so he understood their goals. “The Chamber helps businesses in the region by providing marketing and networking opportunities, advocacy and support, workforce and economic development, and community involvement,” Rhodes said.

“While everything we do is connected, the allied missions of the Chamber and College are not always apparent. If you think about what we do here at the College, it’s about helping people get jobs,” Rhodes said. “The Chamber’s mission is also related to jobs. It is all about helping businesses be successful so the region can enjoy a good quality of life.”

His early Chamber posts included chairing committees responsible for workforce development and government affairs. His history with the Chamber and his interest in chairing the Board, he says, were for the right reasons.

When Rhodes came to Reynolds nearly eight years ago, he sensed that the College was well known in the community, but felt it needed to be more on the map. “When I started here, everyone in Richmond had heard of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and everyone knew someone who was a student here. But beyond that, there wasn’t much of a sense of what we were about,” Rhodes said. “I looked for ways to connect the mission of the College with what was going on out in the larger community.” Rhodes sought out seamless community partnerships. He participated in Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR) to gain a better understanding of the community,

“It wasn’t about me or my College, it was about my community,” he said.

It wasn’t about me or my College, it was about my community...

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>>>story continued from previous page “I’m all about improving our community. Faculty and staff at the College often hear me say that ‘community’ is the most important word in our name.”

nearly the amount we would need to implement the project, but for the first time, all jurisdictions unanimously agreed on something. And that was to pursue high speed rail.”

Looking back on the past year, Rhodes said the Chamber’s greatest accomplishments were developing an inclusive and comprehensive community-wide strategic planning process with local chambers that mapped out a three-year plan and identified priorities. Rhodes was also involved with the Capital Region Collaborative, a cooperative effort between the Chamber and the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission, as well as Smart Beginnings, a public and private partnership making strides with early childhood development. This year the Chamber also expanded its footprint from four to nine jurisdictions and enhanced the diversity of the Board to better represent the regions it serves.

Rhodes also spent a great deal of time with legislators this year, communicating both the needs of the College and the region’s business community in a historically difficult budget session. So much time, in fact, he had two baseball caps made – one embroidered with “Community College” and the other “Chamber of Commerce.” Regardless of which he wore, Rhodes’ leadership at the Chamber has indirectly benefited Reynolds. He is now sitting in meetings he used to only hear about. “It has been a great year and has resulted in me being in a very visible position, which is probably the number one benefit to the College.”

Other Chamber priorities and accomplishments included working closely with the Greater Richmond Partnership, the region’s economic development arm, to provide networking opportunities for community development and emerging leaders, and offering a forum for business leaders to discuss ways to enhance their profitability. The most publicized of Chamber efforts this year, however, was that of high speed rail. GRCC supported efforts to go after roughly $700 million in federal dollars for the development of a high speed rail connection with Washington, but received only $70 million to develop the project.

When asked what was next, Rhodes indicated that he will serve as the Immediate Past Chair on the Chamber Board for one full year, and plans to remain active with the Chamber for years to come. “I will always be involved with the Richmond Chamber,” noted Rhodes. “It is important that Reynolds keeps its finger on the economic pulse of the region and the Richmond Chamber is tied to the area’s economic success.” He will also serve on the Board of the American Red Cross, Smart Beginnings Leadership Council, and the Capital Region Collaborative.

“That was both an accomplishment and a disappointment,” Rhodes said. “We didn’t receive

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Registration Information for Fall 2010 Classes

Registration begins July 12 Classes start August 23 For more information call (804) 371-3000, or visit reynolds.edu. New students—Learn more about Student Orientation, Advising & Registration (SOAR) at reynolds.edu/orientation.

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About the

College J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College was established by the State Board for Community Colleges of Virginia and has been granted the authority by this board to award the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Arts, and Associate of Applied Science Degrees and certificates. The College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools–1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Telephone: (404) 679-4501–to award the associate degree. J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution providing access to educational and employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, national origin,

Telephone Numbers

For a complete list of classes available this fall, visit reynolds.edu. gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability. The procedures, programs, courses, regulations, rules and policies listed in this schedule are subject to change by the College, the College Board, the Virginia Community College System, or the State Board for Community Colleges. For the most up to date list of available classes visit the college website at www.reynolds.edu.

(Area Code 804 for all phone numbers)

Reynolds Information Center

371-3000

Downtown Parham

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Academic Schools Humanities and Social Sciences 523-5178 523-5263 Business and Engineering 523-5225 523-5432 Nursing and Allied Health 523-5375 Math and Science 523-5374 523-5225 Academic Support Center (Tutoring) 523-5687 523-5927 523-5927 Bookstores 786-8580 371-3266 Business Office 523-5285 523-5212 523-5404 Career, Employment, and Transfer Center 523-5970 523-5061 523-5061 Community College Workforce Alliance (Non-credit Courses) Computer Labs 523-5158 523-5377 523-5419 Distance Education 523-5612 or 1-800-711-1628 Domicile Officer (in-state tuition appeals) Dual Enrollment English as a Second Language (ESL) Program 523-5020 International Admissions/Services Libraries 523-5211 523-5220 523-5419 PAVE Program 523-5572 523-5572 Placement Testing 523-5470 523-5411 523-5421 Police & Security Services Emergencies 523-5911 Non-Emergencies 523-5219 REYNET Services for Students with Disabilities 523-5628 523-5289 523-5400 Student Affairs 523-5296 Student Activities 523-5082 523-5983 523-5400 523-5455 523-5368 523-5400 Student Success Centers (Admissions, Financial Aid, Advising) Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD) 786-8800 Testing Centers 523-5470 523-5411 523-5421 Veteran Affairs 523-5455 523-5368 523-5400

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Dates & Times Academic Advising July 12-23

• New students must meet with a specialist in the Student Success Center and are encouraged to view our online orientation at reynolds.edu/orientation. • Returning curricular students are encouraged to meet with their assigned advisor or a school advisor by appointment. •R  eturning non-curricular students are encouraged to meet with a specialist in the Student Success Center. • Student Success Center hours during the advising period are: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday) 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Wednesday) 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Friday); Closed July 23

Early-Bird Registration July 12-25

Via My JSRCC and REYNET only (no in-person registration). Payment is due on Friday, July 30, by 3 p.m. if paying in person, or by midnight if paying by My JSRCC or REYNET. If using the Nelnet e-Cashier Payment Plan, the application must be successfully completed by 3 p.m. on Friday,July 30. My JSRCC Available 24 hours per day REYNET (804-371-3308) Available 24 hours per day Nelnet e-Cashier Payment Plan Available 24 hours per day In Person (Students are not able to register in person at the Student Success Centers during this time period).

Late Registration & Add/Drop August 23-27

Payment is due daily by the close of business if paying in person, or by midnight if paying by My JSRCC or REYNET. My JSRCC Available 24 hours per day REYNET (804-371-3308) Available 24 hours per day In Person 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Monday through Thursday) 8:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. (Friday) Other Important Dates

Deadline for Fall 2010 Domicile Appeals August 2 Last day to return textbooks for refund** August 30 Labor Day (College closed) September 6 Deadline for Fall Graduation Applications September 30 Deadline for Spring Scholarship Applications October 1 Convocation (No classes/No services) October 5 Faculty Research day (No classes) November 24 Fall Break (College closed) November 25-28 Deadline for Spring 2011 Domicile Appeals December 1 Sixteen-Week Session

Classes Begin August 23 Late Registration and Add/Drop August 23-27 Last Day to Add Class August 27 Last Day to Drop with a Refund September 8 Last Day to Withdraw* from Class with a Grade of “W” October 29 Classes End December 11 Examination Period December 13-18 First Eight-Week Session

Registration July 26-August 20

Classes Begin August 23 Late Registration and Add/Drop August 23-25 Last Day to Add Class August 25 Last Day to Drop with a Refund August 30 Last Day to Withdraw* from Class with a Grade of “W” September 24 Classes End October 19

My JSRCC Available 24 hours per day REYNET (804-371-3308) Available 24 hours per day Nelnet e-Cashier Payment Plan Available 24 hours per day

Second Eight-Week Session

Payment is due on Friday of the week you register by 3p.m., if paying in person, or by midnight if paying by My JSRCC or REYNET. If using the Nelnet e-Cashier Payment Plan, the application must be successfully completed by 3 p.m. on Friday of the week you register.

In Person (July 26-August 13) 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday) 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Wednesday) 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Friday, July 30) 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Friday, August 6 and 13) In Person (August 16-20) 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Monday through Thursday) 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Friday)

Classes Begin October 20 Late Registration and Add/Drop October 20-22 Last Day to Add Class October 22 Last Day to Drop with a Refund October 27 Last Day to Withdraw* from Class with a Grade of “W” November 22 Classes End December 18 Student Success Centers will be closed on June 25, July 9, and July 23, and will close at noon on July 16 and July 30. *Withdrawals must be done in person at a Student Success Center. **A receipt along with the textbook being returned in its original condition, is required to receive a full refund.

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Shuttle Service

Shuttle service between the Parham Road and Downtown Campuses will run Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. roundtrip every hour.

Shuttle stops: DTC – 8th Street PRC – Flagpoles between Burnette and Georgiadis Halls GPC – Front of Lingle Hall

Shuttle service between the Downtown Campus and the Ginter Park Center will run Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. roundtrip every hour. Downtown Campus shuttle service from Lots A, B and the Navy Hill parking deck to the Downtown Campus building will run between 7:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. (A shuttle escort will be provided between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. upon request).

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Careers

The College’s Student Information System organizes its course offerings into sections, known as careers. When registering online or by telephone, students will be prompted to select the appropriate career for the type of offering that they wish to register for. The career used at Reynolds for all credit courses is the Credit (CRED) career. The continuing education (CEU), non-credit (CNED), and quarter credit careers are listed for historical purposes only and should not be used.

Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA)

The Community College Workforce Alliance is a cooperative partnership between J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and John Tyler Community College dedicated to supporting economic development and providing world-class workforce training and services to both the public and private sectors in the Richmond, Tri-cities, and surrounding counties. A variety of non-credit workforce development and lifelong learning courses are offered through the Alliance.

Concurrent Enrollment

High school and home schooled juniors and seniors may be permitted to enroll in college-level courses prior to graduating from high school. The College must receive written permission from the student’s high school principal for each requested semester or term. All high school students are required to complete all portions of the COMPASS placement test and earn minimal required scores before enrolling in any classes at the College. Notes: High school students are not eligible to apply for financial aid. The parent of home school students will be recognized as the principal. Registration for concurrent students must take place on campus at one of the Student Success Centers.

Continuing Education Unit (CEU)

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are nationally-recognized units of measurement for postsecondary-level studies that do not include academic credit. CEUs are designed for use where employers, licensure agencies, and other authorities require a specific number of hours of study for careeradvancement purposes.

Curricular

Learning Communities

Learning Communities are linked courses taught by a team of faculty members who connect the concepts of their disciplines under a common theme or question in a fun, creative, and flexible setting.

My JSRCC

My JSRCC provides a common point of entry to access the Student Information System (VCCS SIS8.9), Blackboard, and Student Email using one logon and one password. My JSRCC can be found at reynolds.edu/myjsrcc.

New Student

A new student is a student who has never enrolled at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. All new students are encouraged to attend an orientation session (www.reynolds.edu/orientation).

Non-curricular

Non-curricular students are students who are enrolled in credit and/ or developmental courses without curricular admission and who do not currently intend to earn a degree, certificate, or career studies certificate. Non-curricular students are not eligible to receive financial aid.

ODU Teletechnet

The Teletechnet program is an interactive, distance education program which enables students to earn either bachelor’s or master’s degrees without leaving their residences. Teletechnet students complete their first two years of college through their local community college or other accredited institution and ultimately receive their bachelor’s or master’s degrees from ODU.

PeopleSoft™

JSRCC operates a Student Information System developed by PeopleSoft ™. Features of the system can be found at Reynolds.edu/sis. Plans of Study Curricular plans are degrees, certificates, or career studies certificates. Non-curricular plans are categories indicating the purpose for taking classes.

Returning Student

Curricular students are students who have satisfied general college curricular and any additional program admission requirements and are enrolled in credit or developmental courses for the purpose of earning a degree, certificate, or career studies certificate.

A returning student is a student who has previously enrolled at JSRCC. Students who have not attended in the last three years must apply for readmission.

Developmental Courses

REYNET (804-371-3308) is the College’s telephone registration system.

Developmental courses are designed to provide the basic skills and knowledge necessary for success in college-level courses. Developmental courses are numbered 1-99 and do not carry college-level credit.

Distance Education

Distance education courses are courses taught in a variety of settings and through alternative delivery methods that allow access to instruction from the home, office, or off-campus sites throughout the state with a desktop or laptop computer with Internet access.

REYNET

User Name

User Name is a unique identifier assigned to each student for accessing the Student Information System (VCCS SIS8.9), Student Email, and Blackboard. Students may look up their user name at reynolds.edu/myjsrcc.

VCCS

The Virginia Community College System is comprised of 23 community colleges. For more information visit www.vccs.edu.

Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment courses are college-level courses for high school junior and senior students who are approved to participate. Students who are taking dual enrollment courses may receive both high school and college credit. High school students are not eligible to apply for financial aid.

Empl ID (Student ID)

The Empl ID is a unique 7-character number assigned to each student that serves as a student identification number.

Hybrid Courses

Hybrid courses are credit courses that require both online and on-campus class meetings. In hybrid courses, half of the instruction will be in the classroom with the instructor and the other half will be completed online.

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Plans of

Study & Program Directory The Academic Plans by School table below shows the plan’s contact number for each Campus Location as appropriate. Also, in the appropriate Campus Location column, “Complete” indicates that the plan’s certificate or degree can be completed at that campus. “Courses” indicates that one or more courses for the plan are offered at that campus. Plans of Study and Program Directory 

The Distance campus location indicates Distance Learning courses. These are typically administered online, but some courses may require proctored exams, on-campus labs, clinicals, or other special on-campus meetings. For information on Distance Learning, contact the Center for Distance Learning: (804) 523-5612 or (800) 711-1628 (Va only).

The Academic Plans by School table below shows the plan's contact number for each campus location as appropriate. Also, in the  Plans of Study and Program Directory  appropriate Campus Location column, "Complete" indicates that the plan's certificate or degree can be completed at that campus. "Courses"  indicates that one or more courses for the plan are offered at that campus.     (Area Code 804 for all phone numbers) The Academic Plans by School table below shows the plan's contact number for each campus location as appropriate. Also, in the  The Distance campus location indicates Distance Learning courses, which are typically taught online. Some distance learning courses may  appropriate Campus Location column, "Complete" indicates that the plan's certificate or degree can be completed at that campus. "Courses"  require proctored exams, on‐campus labs, clinicals, or other special on‐campus meetings. For information on Distance Learning, contact the  indicates that one or more courses for the plan are offered at that campus.    Center for Distance Learning at the following phone numbers: (804)523‐5612 or (800)711‐1628 (Virginia only).   School of Business and Engineering  CERTIFICATE The Distance campus location indicates Distance Learning courses, which are typically taught online. Some distance learning courses may  OR PLAN CAMPUS LOCATIONS Certificate  Plan require proctored exams, on‐campus labs, clinicals, or other special on‐campus meetings. For information on Distance Learning, contact the  Plans  Campus Locations (area code 804)  PLANS DEGREE CODE DOWNTOWN PARHAM WESTERN DISTANCE or Degree  Code  Center for Distance Learning at the following phone numbers: (804)523‐5612 or (800)711‐1628 (Virginia only).   Downtown Parham Western  Distance School of Business and Engineering  523‐5178 523‐5301 Certificate  Plan Accounting AAS  203  Courses  Courses   Plans  Campus Locations (area code 804)  Complete  Complete  or Degree  Code  523‐5177 523‐5301 Downtown Parham Western  Distance Accounting C  202  Courses  Courses  Complete  Complete  523‐5178 523‐5301 Accounting AAS  203  Courses  Courses   523‐5301 Complete  Complete  Administration of Justice AAS  400‐01  Courses  Courses  Courses  Complete  523‐5177 523‐5301 C  202  Courses  Courses  Accounting Complete  Complete  Administrative Support  523‐5178  523‐5301  C  398  Courses  Courses  523‐5301 Technology  Complete  Complete  AAS  400‐01  Courses  Courses  Courses  Administration of Justice Complete   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Architectural and Civil Engineering Technology Administrative Support  C  Architectural/Industrial  Technology  AAS  Design  Building Construction  Architectural and Civil Engineering Technology AAS  Management   Architectural/Industrial  AAS  Design  Civil Engineering Technology  AAS  Building Construction  AAS  Management   Automotive Technology AAS  Civil Engineering Technology  AAS  Automotive Technology C  AAS  Automotive Technology Business Administration AS  C  Automotive Technology Computer‐Aided Design Specialist CSC  AS  Business Administration Criminal Justice CSC  CSC  Computer‐Aided Design Specialist Culinary Arts AAS  CSC  Criminal Justice Diesel Mechanics Technology C  AAS  Culinary Arts eCommerce CSC  C  Diesel Mechanics Technology Electronics Technology  CSC  CSC  eCommerce Engineering AS  CSC  Electronics Technology 

398  895‐01 

523‐5178  Complete  Courses 

895‐02  895‐01  895‐03  895‐02  909  895‐03  902  909  213  902  221‐729‐01  213  221‐400‐45  221‐729‐01  242  221‐400‐45  920  242  221‐251‐01  920  221‐981‐15  221‐251‐01  831  221‐981‐15 

Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  523‐5178 Complete  Courses  Courses  523‐5178 523‐5177 Complete  Complete  Courses  523‐5781 Courses  523‐5177 Complete  Courses  523‐5781 Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses 

831 

Courses 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineering    

AS 

523‐5301  523‐5225 Complete  Complete  523‐5225 Complete  523‐5225 523‐5225 Complete  Complete  523‐5225 Complete  Course  523‐5225 Complete  Courses  Course  523‐5301 Complete  Courses  523‐5225 Complete  523‐5301 523‐5301 Complete  Complete  523‐5225 Complete  Courses  523‐5301 Complete  Courses  Courses  523‐5301 Complete  Courses  523‐5225 Complete  523‐5301 523‐5225 Complete  Complete  523‐5225 Complete  523‐5225 Complete 

Courses  Courses 

Courses  Courses 

Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  523‐5432  Complete  Courses  523‐5432  Complete  523‐5432  Complete  Courses  523‐5432  Complete  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  523‐5432  Complete  Courses  Courses  523‐5432  Complete  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses 

Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses  Complete  Courses  Courses  Complete  Courses  Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

1   

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Study & Program Directory Continued...

Entrepreneurship in Small  Business Fire Science Technology

CSC 

221‐212‐10 

523‐5177 Complete 

Fire Services 

AAS 

427‐01 

Courses 

Fire Protection System  Design 

AAS 

427‐02 

Courses 

428 

Courses 

CSC 

221‐335‐02 

Courses 

Courses 

Horticulture Technology

AAS 

335 

Courses 

Courses 

Hospitality Leadership

CSC 

221‐775‐03 

523‐5069 Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Complete 

Food Service Management 

AAS 

775‐07 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Hospitality  Entrepreneurship 

AAS 

775‐06 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Lodging Operations 

AAS 

775‐04 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

CSC 

221‐775‐05 

Courses 

Courses 

Complete 

Computer Programmer 

AAS 

299‐01 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Microcomputer  Technical  Support (Networking) 

AAS 

299‐03 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Microcomputer Applications  (Administrative/ Office  Applications) 

AAS 

299‐04 

523‐5178  Complete 

523‐5301  Complete 

Courses 

Courses 

AAS 

299‐05 

Courses 

523‐5301 Complete 

Courses 

Courses  

CSC 

221‐299‐06 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Internet Applications  Development (Web Design) 

CSC 

221‐299‐18 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Microcomputer  Applications 

CSC 

221‐299‐03 

523‐5177 Complete 

Courses 

Courses 

Microsoft Network  Administration

CSC 

221‐299‐07 

Courses 

Network Engineering 

CSC 

221‐732‐11 

Courses 

CSC 

221‐732‐00 

Courses 

CSC 

221‐260‐10 

523‐5177 Complete 

 

523‐5301 Complete 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

 

Fire Science Technology  

Floral Design  

 

 

523‐5301 Complete  523‐5518 Complete  523‐5518 Complete 

523‐5432  Complete  523‐5432  Complete 

Courses  Courses    

Hospitality Management  

Hotel Rooms Division  Management Information Systems Technology  

523‐5069 Courses  523‐5069 Courses  523‐5069 Courses  523‐5069 Courses 

 

Internet Applications  Development (Web Design)  Information Systems Technology  Computer Programmer  

 

 

Network Fundamentals  

Legal Office Technology  

523‐5301 Complete  523‐5301 Complete 

523‐5301 Complete  523‐5301 Complete  523‐5301 Complete  523‐5301 Complete  523‐5301 Complete  523‐5301 Complete  523‐5301 Complete 

      Courses 

Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses 

2   

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Plans of

Study & Program Directory Continued...

(Area Code 804 for all phone numbers) CERTIFICATE OR DEGREE

PLAN CODE

Retail Management 

AAS 

212‐03 

Small Business Management 

AAS 

212‐04 

223 

General Practice 

AAS 

260‐01 

Courses 

Litigation 

AAS 

260‐02 

Courses 

CSC 

221‐242‐04 

523‐5781 Complete 

Public Transportation/  Diesel Maintenance

CSC 

221‐920‐82 

Courses 

Real Estate

CSC 

221‐212‐70 

Courses 

Surveying Technology

CSC 

221‐915‐01 

Courses 

Welding

CSC 

221‐995‐01 

Courses 

PLANS

DOWNTOWN

CAMPUS LOCATIONS PARHAM WESTERN

DISTANCE

Management  

Management Development  

523‐5177 Complete  523‐5177 Complete  523‐5177 Complete 

523‐5301 Complete  523‐5301 Complete  523‐5301 Complete 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

523‐5432  Complete 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

523‐5432  Complete 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

 Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

 Complete 

Courses 

Courses 

Complete 

Courses 

Courses 

Complete 

 

 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

523‐5177  Complete 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

523‐5177 Complete  523‐5374 Complete 

523‐5263 Complete 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

523‐5225 Complete  523‐5225 Complete  523‐5225 Complete  523‐5225

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Paralegal Studies  

Pastry Arts   

523‐5263 Complete  523‐5263 Complete 

 

 

 

 

523‐5301 Complete  523‐5225 Complete 

School of Humanities and Social Sciences  523‐5177 Complete  523‐5178 Complete  523‐5374 Complete  523‐5374 Complete  523‐5374 Complete  523‐5374 Complete  523‐5374 Complete  523‐5374  Complete  523‐5263 Complete  523‐5177 Complete  523‐5177 Complete  523‐5177 Complete  523‐5177 Complete 

American Sign Language

CSC 

221‐640‐01 

American Sign Language ‐  English Interpretation

AAS 

640 

Early Childhood  Development

AAS 

636 

Early Childhood  Development

632 

CSC 

221‐636‐06 

CSC 

221‐636‐08 

CSC 

221‐636‐07 

695 

AAS 

480 

AA 

648 

AA 

648‐TP 

AS 

882 

American Sign  Language/  Deaf Studies 

AS 

882‐01 

Teacher Preparation 

AS 

882‐TP 

CSC 

221‐480‐30 

AS 

880‐01 

523‐5374 Complete 

Computer Science 

AS 

880‐02 

Courses 

Mathematics 

AS 

880‐05 

Teacher Preparation 

AS 

880‐TP 

14 523‐5374

 

 

 

 

Early Childhood Education  

Early Childhood Education ‐  Advanced Early Childhood ‐ School‐Age Child  Care  

 

General Education  Human Services   

Liberal Arts  

Teacher Preparation  Social Sciences  

Substance Abuse Counseling    Education School of Mathematics and Science   

Science  

Courses 

523‐5263 Complete  523‐5263 Complete  523‐5263 Complete 

Courses 


Teacher Preparation 

882‐TP 

CSC 

221‐480‐30 

523‐5177 Complete  523‐5374 Complete 

523‐5263 Complete 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

523‐5374 Complete 

523‐5225 Complete  523‐5225 Complete  523‐5225 Complete  523‐5225 Complete 

Study & Program Directory  

Science

AS 

880‐01 

Computer Science 

AS 

Continued... 880‐02  Courses 

Mathematics 

AS 

880‐05 

Courses 

Teacher Preparation 

AS 

880‐TP 

523‐5374 Complete 

Dental Assisting

120 

Dental Assisting

CSC 

221‐120‐02 

Dental Laboratory Technology

AAS 

117 

Dental Laboratory Technology

CSC 

221‐117‐02 

AAS 

146 

CSC 

221‐146‐01 

CSC 

221‐146‐03 

CSC 

221‐146‐05 

Health Care Technician

CSC 

221‐190‐06 

Health Records Coding  Technician* 

CSC 

221‐152‐06 

Medical Laboratory Technology

AAS 

151 

Nursing

AAS 

156 

AAS 

160 

CSC 

221‐160‐04 

CSC 

221‐190‐08 

157 

Pre‐Nursing 

CSC 

221‐156‐02 

Pre-EMS-Paramedic

CSC

221-146-04

  Pre-Opticianry

CSC

221-160-01

Pre-Dental Laboratory Technology

CSC

221-117-01

Pre-Medical Lab Technology

CSC

221-151-01

Pre-Respiratory Therapy

CSC

221-181-02

 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

 

 

 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

523‐5768 Complete 

Courses 

Courses 

School of Nursing and Allied Health   

 

 

 

Emergency Medical Services ‐  Paramedic Emergency Medical Services   EMT‐Basic Emergency Medical Services   EMT‐Intermediate Emergency Medical Services   EMT‐Paramedic  

523‐5380 Complete  523‐5375 Complete  523‐5375 Complete  523‐5931 Complete  523‐5768 Courses   Courses  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opticianry  

Opticians Apprentice  

Pharmacy Technician  

Practical Nursing  

523‐5768 Courses   523‐5768 Courses  523‐5375 Complete  523‐5375 Courses  523‐5375 Complete  523‐5375 Complete  523‐5375 Complete  523‐5415 Complete  523‐5375 Complete  523‐5375 Complete 

Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses 

    Courses   

Courses  Courses  Courses  Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Complete 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Complete 

 

 

 

 

Courses 

Courses 

Courses 

Complete 

Courses 

Complete 

Courses

Courses

Complete

Complete

Complete

Complete

Courses

Courses

Courses

Complete

Courses

Complete

Complete

Courses

Complete

Complete

Courses

Complete

Courses

Courses

Complete

Courses

Courses

Complete

Courses

Courses

Complete

Complete  Courses 

Pre‐Nursing and Allied Health  

523‐5375 Complete  523-5375 Complete 523-5375 Complete 523-5375 Complete 523-5375 Complete 523-5375 Complete

Pre-Practical Nursing and Dental Assisting Pre-Dental Assisting

CSC

221-120-01

Pre-Practical Nursing

CSC

221-157-02

Respiratory Therapy

AAS

181

Sleep Technology for Polysomnography

CSC

221-181-05

523-5375 Complete 523-5375 Complete 523-5375 Complete 523-5375 Courses

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All the courses in the Culinary Arts AAS degree program may be completed at the Downtown Campus except HRI 119, which is offered only via Distance Learning. 2 Completion ofof the Hospitality Management AASTechnician degree requires that classes be takenthat bothclasses at the Downtown andDowntown via Distance and Learning. *Completion the Health Records Coding CSC program requires be taken atCampus both the 3 Completion of Campuses. the Health Records Coding Technician CSC requires that classes be taken at both the Downtown and Parham Road Campuses. Parham Road

2.25.10

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Substance Abuse Counseling  Plans of Education School of Mathematics and Science 

AS 


Fall 2010 Registration Information

Eight Steps to

Taking Credit Courses To take credit classes at J. Sargeant Reynolds, follow these steps:

1. APPLY AND DETERMINE YOUR ENROLLMENT STATUS 2. GET YOUR EMPL ID 3. PREPARE TO ENROLL 4. PLAN YOUR FINANCES 5. ENROLL IN CLASSES 6. PAY TUITION 7. CONFIRM YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE 8. BUY YOUR BOOKS

STEP 1 APPLY AND DETERMINE YOUR ENROLLMENT STATUS

If you are new to the college, are taking credit classes for the first time, or are returning after an absence of three years or more (before Fall 2007), complete the Application for Admission found online at Reynolds.edu, under the Future Students section. Students who complete the on-line application will receive immediate feedback from the College. If the on-line application is completed successfully, the new student will be issued a student ID number (Empl ID). Upon completion of the on-line application, students should print the application and confirmation page for their records. If you are a student that has attended a VCCS college in the past, please see Step 2. It is important that you use your existing Empl ID and do not create a new one. Students may also download and complete the Application for Admission from www.reynolds.edu/forms. The completed application can be either mailed or faxed to the college. Once received by the College, paper applications require at least two business days to process. Disclosure of your social security number is not required during application, but it is highly recommended. Disclosure ultimately will be required for most students at the time of enrollment,

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per Section 6050S of the Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998, or at the time of disbursement of federal financial aid, per 34 Code of Federal Regulations Part 668.36. The VCCS will only use your social security number in accordance with federal and state reporting requirements and for identification and research purposes within the VCCS. It shall not permit further disclosure unless required or authorized by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, 20 U.S.C. Code 1232G or pursuant to your obtained consent. You must be admitted to the College prior to taking placement tests and as a degree-seeking student in order to be considered for financial aid. You do not need to reapply if you have taken credit classes within the past three years. If you left the College on Academic Dismissal, refer to page 29 for information about getting reinstated. Whether new or returning, note that placement testing may be required (see Step 3); financial aid and scholarship applications and documents must be completed by the deadlines (see Step 3); and early-bird registration begins on July 12 (see Calendar of Dates and Times).

STEP 2

GET YOUR EMPL ID

As a new student, once your application has been processed, you will be issued a JSRCC student ID number, known as the Empl ID. You will need your Empl ID for all on-campus, web, and telephone services. If you are a returning student and need assistance with locating your Empl ID number or are unsure of your number, check My JSRCC, call the Reynolds Information Center (804-371-3000), or visit a computer lab on one of the campuses. If you have more than one Empl ID due to enrollment at another VCCS (Virginia Community College System) institution, and need assistance determining the correct Empl ID number to use for transactions at JSRCC, please call (804) 523-5029.

For a complete list of classes available this fall, visit reynolds.edu.


Taking Credit Courses STEP 3

Continued...

PREPARE TO ENROLL

PREPARATION STEPS

CURRICULAR STUDENT You plan to enter one of the degree or certificate plans, which are listed on pages 12-15.

NON-CURRICULAR STUDENT You plan to take credit courses, but do not currently plan to complete a degree or certificate.

A. Request Transcripts from previous schools using the JSRCC High School/College Transcript Request form.

Yes, if you are applying for certain Health and Medical Technology programs, or if you plan to request college transfer credit. Applicants who are completing the 12th grade must send final high school graduation transcripts. Transfer credit evaluations are completed for curricular students only.

College transcripts may be necessary to determine if needed course prerequisites are satisfied. College transcripts will not be evaluated nor placed on a student’s official college record.

B. Take JSRCC Placement Tests Students can walk-in to the DTC and PRC Testing Centers without an appointment; appointments are required at the WC Testing Center. The DTC and PRC Testing Centers begin testing at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday. See below for final seating times. Monday-Thursday 4:30 p.m. PRC and DTC Friday 11:30 a.m. PRC and DTC Saturday 9:00 a.m. PRC and DTC The WC Testing Center is open for scheduled appointments 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 3 p.m.-8 p.m. on Wednesday. Bring your Empl ID, picture ID, and receipt showing payment for Compass Tests with you to the Testing Center. The fee for placement tests is $6.00, which must be paid in advance, in cash in a campus Business Office. Contact a Testing Center for additional information: (804) 523-5470 (Downtown) (804) 523-5411 (Parham Road) Non-native speakers of English (804) 523-5421 (Western) should refer to page 27.

Yes, you are required to take placement tests in reading, writing, and mathematics prior to your first registration. Consult the College Catalog for graduation requirements in your plan and the pre-requisites for the courses. Information on placement test waivers can be obtained by contacting a campus testing center.

Yes, if you plan to take courses in English, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, social sciences, or humanities. Transient students may qualify for waivers with a Transient Student Approval form. Consult the Catalog for course prerequisites.

C. Get advised for proper course selection.

Yes, first-semester students must meet with a Student Success Center specialist prior to registering, and are strongly encouraged to participate in an orientation session (www.reynolds.edu/orientation). After earning 30 credits, advising is provided by faculty in your academic school. Advising is required for any students with a GPA less than 2.0.

Optional, as needed, but required if your GPA is less than 2.0. See a specialist in a Student Success Center.

D. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Reynolds’ code is 003759. The FAFSA must be received electronically or by U. S. mail at the Pell Processing Center by the following deadlines: April 15, 2010 for Fall 2010 (10-11 FAFSA) September 15, 2010 for Spring 2011 (10-11 FAFSA) For information about financial aid and veterans’ benefits, contact a Student Success Center.

Yes, if you plan to apply for federal or state aid programs (grants, loans, or work/study aid). The deadlines for submitting corrected Student Aid Reports (SARs), being admitted into a JSRCC-approved curriculum, and submitting other requested documents to the Student Success Center are: June 15, 2010 for Fall 2010 November 15, 2010 for Spring 2011

No, you are not eligible for financial aid.

E. Complete the JSRCC Scholarship Application Deadlines: October 1, 2010 for Spring 2011 March 31, 2011 for Fall 2011 For information, call (804) 523-5084.

Yes, if you wish to be considered for free scholarships.

No, you are not eligible for scholarships.

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Eight Steps to


Fall 2010 Registration Information

Eight Steps to

Taking Credit Courses STEP 4

PLAN YOUR FINANCES

A. TUITION AND FEES In-State Students $117.60 per semester credit* Out-of-State Students $311.20 per semester credit* *Tuition and fees are accurate at the time of publication. Included in the per semester credit hour cost are the student activity fee ($1.50), auxiliary services fee ($6.50), technology fee ($6.50) and capital fee for out-of-state students ($15.00) as set by JSRCC’s College Board and the State Board for Community Colleges. Current tuition rates are accessible from Reynolds.edu by clicking on “Current Students” then on “Tuition Rates”. Students are required to pay their tuition and fees in full, according to the deadlines found in the Calendar of Dates and Times. (See STEP 6 PAY TUITION for additional information.) Schedule changes or additional registrations must also be paid for in full by the deadlines. Students whose accounts are not fully paid by each payment deadline will be un-enrolled from any and/or all courses. To ensure that the correct courses are retained, students should drop any courses that they do not wish to take. Payment may be in the form of cash, check, credit card, or charge to a third-party sponsor. Financial Aid recipients, students interested in a tuition payment plan, and students with an employer or third-party sponsor should refer to the appropriate section below. See Section E for out-of-state status appeals.

B. TUITION PAYMENT PLAN Students who are interested in a tuition payment plan can access information by clicking on “Current Students” then on “Tuition Rates”. The payment plan offered is administered by Nelnet Business Solutions, a private company not affiliated with J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. Participation in the payment plan can only be accomplished once registration has occurred. Access to the Nelnet e-Cashier payment plan website link is only available thru the VCCS SIS Self Service page by clicking on “Account Inquiry” or “Make a Payment” links. Participation in the payment plan may be accomplished only through this website; payment plan application by mail or telephone is not available. Active participation in the Nelnet e-Cashier payment plan for the full amount of tuition and fee charges is

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mandatory and entitles students to retain enrollment without loss of course registration. Anticipated financial aid is not permitted to be factored into payment plan contract balances. Students wanting to utilize additional outside third party sponsorships must contact the Central Business Office payment plan liaison (804-523-5186) prior to initiating a Nelnet contract so their student account balance can be adjusted down appropriately. Nelnet contract balances are adjusted periodically if a student’s course schedule has been altered. Be aware that adding and dropping classes will automatically initiate adjustment of your original Nelnet contract balance to match the current student account balance due. Students failing to meet the contract conditions for Nelnet e-Cashier, including missed or declined payments, will be dropped from any and/or all registered courses by J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. Students should read, understand, and abide by all terms and conditions of the Nelnet e-Cashier payment plan agreement as the college is not able to intervene on a student’s behalf. Students may sign up for the payment plan for the Fall 2010 semester from July 12, 2010 through August 27, 2010. Nelnet e-Cashier applications must be completed by 3:00 p.m. on the date that tuition payment is due to the college. Students who wish to have their Nelnet contract terminated are advised to contact the college Central Business Office payment plan liaison (523-5186) and forward email authorization to ecashier@reynolds.edu. Financial aid funds awarded to students after a Nelnet e-Cashier payment plan is initiated will be disbursed after July 31, 2010.

C. FINANCIAL AID In order to ensure that financial aid awards are made in time for students to register for classes and pay their tuition and fees with an approved award, students should be admitted into an eligible program of study and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in sufficient time to ensure that it is received by the Pell Processing Center no later than: June 15, 2010 for Fall 2010 November 15, 2010 for Spring 2011


Taking Credit Courses If necessary, corrections and/or verification documents should be submitted promptly to a campus Student Success Center. The deadline for submitting requested documents to correct and/or verify the data on the Student Aid Reports (SARs) is ten (10) business days from the date of the Financial Aid office correspondence sent to the student. A student should be prepared to pay tuition and fees if corrections are processed by the Financial Aid office after April 15, 2010 for Fall 2010; June 15, 2010 for Fall 2010 or November 15, 2010 for Spring 2011. Students may apply late for financial aid, but there is no guarantee that award eligibility and notification will be in time to assist with tuition, fees, and books for the current registration. Students who are eligible and have been awarded financial aid will receive a letter listing the types and amounts of aid. Anticipated financial aid will be automatically posted to student accounts, and tuition and fees will automatically be charged to each student’s financial aid after the last day to drop a class with a refund. If financial aid is not enough to cover all charges, the amount remaining is the responsibility of the student and is due according to the deadlines found in the Calendar of Dates and Times. Students with web access may use My JSRCC to check on their financial aid and student account. After logging into My JSRCC, students may view their financial aid and student account in the Finances section of Learner Services.

D. EMPLOYER OR OTHER THIRD-PARTY SPONSOR - New VCCS requirement for all third party sponsorships! Students who anticipate an employer or other thirdparty sponsor, including external scholarships, to be responsible for tuition expenses should contact the Central Business Office at (804) 523-5186 prior to registration to determine documents required of the sponsor. Once registered, students must contact a campus Business Office each semester they wish to utilize their external sponsorship and have their tuition and fees charged to their participating sponsor, which includes tuition and fee charges that should be paid

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from the Virginia College Savings Plan program or a student’s private scholarship account currently on file at the college. Students, whose sponsorship letters do not authorize payment for the entire cost of tuition and fees, are responsible for and must pay any and all balances prior to college payment deadlines before the sponsorship is applied against the student account. Failure to remit payment in a timely manner may result in the removal of enrollment of any and/or all courses.

E. OUT-OF-STATE STATUS APPEALS New applicants should verify their residency classification on the Web Application Confirmation Sheet or in their letter of admission. On occasion, applicants will be classified as out-of-state due to incomplete or incorrect application responses. To inquire about a possible correction of out-of-state status, students should send an E-mail request with their full name and Empl ID to admissions@reynolds. edu. Students may need to submit supporting documentation or appeal for further consideration. Because this process can require several weeks, students should inquire immediately upon admission. The domicile status must be determined by the first day of class. Requests for review of domicile that are received after the first day of classes will be considered for subsequent semesters only. Continuing students who have enrolled with out-of-state tuition status may request a review by submitting the residency portion of the Application for Admission to the Student Success Center. The domicile officer informs students of needed documentation and the appeal process, as needed. Appeal deadlines for continuing students are listed below: Fall Status August 2 Spring Status December 1 Fall Status April 1

For a complete list of classes available this fall, visit reynolds.edu.

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Fall 2010 Registration Information

Eight Steps to


Fall 2010 Registration Information

Eight Steps to

Taking Credit Courses Expenses

Amount

Tuition Cost per credit $_____ x number of credits _____ = Books Fees Supplies (Calculator, workbooks, software) Meals Child Care Transportation Total

_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

STEP 5 ENROLL IN CLASSES

REYNET and My JSRCC users can register during Early-Bird Registration (see Calendar of Dates and Times) for the best selection of classes! Over half of Reynolds’ students self-register without having to come on campus and wait in line! REYNET and My JSRCC registration is available to students in good academic standing (2.0 GPA or better). Students must know their Student Identification Number (Empl ID). Students who do not know their ID should see Step 2 or call (804) 371-3000 for assistance. New curricular students will learn about REYNET and My JSRCC registration after completing placement tests and getting advised in an on-campus Student Success Center, or during orientation (www.reynolds. edu/orientation). New non-curricular students may self-enroll via My JSRCC or REYNET after the admission application has been processed (see Step 1). Returning curricular and non-curricular students, who are in good academic standing are encouraged, but not required, to meet with their advisor or a school advisor and may self-enroll. High school and home school students must register through an advisor in one of the Student Success Centers. Students who have been blocked from selfenrollment must see an advisor. Log on to My JSRCC to see if you have any holds. Non-curricular students are advised by specialists in the Student Success Centers. Curricular students are advised by advisors in their academic school. After seeing an advisor, the selfenrollment block can be removed to allow students to self-enroll.

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EMPL ID – Student Identification Number _ _ _ _ _ _ _ PIN – Personal Identification Number _ _ _ _ _ _ (Initially your birth date in mmddyy format such as 052674 for May 26, 1974) Credit Card Number and Expiration Date

__________________/__

Five Digit Course ID Number – Include leading zeros (ex. 03492) (First Choice) (Alternate Choice)

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

__________ __________ __________

Students must satisfy all outstanding financial obligations with the college prior to enrolling. Log on to My JSRCC to see if you have any holds. Before enrolling, students may plan their course schedule by completing the Enrollment Work Sheet above. All of the information needed to enroll can be placed on the work sheet.

Option 1: My JSRCC at Reynolds.edu Students can browse a course listing, enroll, pay tuition by credit card, view their class schedule, check on their financial aid, view their holds, and access their academic records via the web using My JSRCC. Students are encouraged to enroll online and avoid long lines on campus! Go to Reynolds.edu/sis. View the Web Registration tutorial to guide you through the enrollment process.

Option 2: Telephone Registration-REYNET Call (804) 371-3308 to connect to REYNET — the college’s telephone network. Be sure to use a touchtone phone. Follow the prompts to hear general information, enroll, pay your tuition by credit card, list your classes, get your grades at the end of the term, and find out about your financial aid. Here are some tips: • Plan your schedule and list the 5-digit class numbers you will need to enter. • Listen carefully to the voice prompts. • Use the “Hot Keys” to help navigate through the system.

For a complete list of classes available this fall, visit reynolds.edu.

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Ginter ParkCenter

What’s Inside

A Brief History

Safety and Security

Shuttle Service and Parking

Maps of the Ginter Park Center


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he JSRCC Ginter Park Center is located at 3406 Brook Road, Richmond, VA and consists of three buildings on the grounds of Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education (Union-PSCE) in Richmond’s Ginter Park neighborhood. The College leased Lingle Hall, Dubose Hall and the Newbury Center for Childhood Education to use as swing space for a variety of humanities and business lecture classes while Downtown Campus renovations are completed. The buildings will be open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Fridays from 7 a.m. to

5 p.m. The Center will be closed on weekends. The College’s administrative services, including Student ID’s, parking decals, bookstore, business office functions and student advising and registration, will continue to operate out of the College’s main campus locations. Vending machines will be available in a dedicated common area adjacent to the Police and Security office in Lingle Hall. Lingle Hall is ADA accessible. Students with disabilities that are scheduled to take classes in Dubose Hall should contact their instructor to request a class relocation.

A Rich History

In the early 20th century, Union Theological Seminary played a major role in the establishment of the Assembly’s Training School (ATS) for Lay Workers. ATS was later named the Presbyterian School of Christian Education (PSCE) in the late 1950’s. According to UnionPSCE history, both theological institutions worked together for decades to “prepare pastors and educators for work in congregations, church agencies, and other institutions of Christian service.”

Richmond’s Ginter Park has a distinguished history. It was named after 19th century entrepreneur and military officer Major Lewis W. Ginter who amassed a fortune in tobacco. He is well known in Richmond for financing the building of the Jefferson Hotel and giving to many local charities and churches. In fact, it was Ginter that brought Union Theological Seminary to the area with a gift of land in the late 1800’s. According to the Ginter Park Residents’ Association, he purchased several hundreds of acres of land and designed a subdivision of fine homes, improved roads, installed sewer lines, enhanced landscaping and provided fresh drinking water for residents in the area now known as Ginter Park. Today the community features a variety of late 19th century and early 20th century style homes ranging from cottages to mansions. A very active residents’ association continues to work towards a common mission to promote and maintain the historic neighborhood.

Union Theological Seminary merged with the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in 1997 to create Union-PSCE, a contemporary and respected theological institution with approximately 390 students and 33 faculty members. Union-PSCE is well known for its Gothic and Victorian style academic buildings, three of which – Lingle Hall, Dubose Hall and the Newbury Center for Childhood Education – have been leased to J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College to use as swing space for a variety of humanities and business lecture classes while portions the College’s Downtown Campus are renovated.


Shuttle Service and Parking Students taking classes at the Ginter Park Center can continue to park at the Downtown Campus parking deck, however, a 200 space lot will be available at the Center for student parking. A campus shuttle will operate between the Ginter Park Center and the Downtown Campus from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The shuttle will depart the Downtown Campus

on the hour and depart the Ginter Park Center on the half-hour. The last trip will leave the Ginter Park Center at 10:30 p.m. Friday’s shuttle hours will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Downtown Campus shuttle service stop is located on 8th Street near the parking deck. The Ginter Park Center shuttle service stop will be in front of Lingle Hall.

Safety and Security A blue light emergency phone will be installed in the Center’s parking area. A JSRCC Police and Security office will be located on the first level of Lingle Hall and will be staffed with police and security officers that will patrol grounds and respond to calls for service during hours of operation. JSRCC Police and Security can be

contacted by calling (804) 523-5219 for nonemergencies or by calling 5911 for emergencies from a JSRCC phone or (804) 523-5911 from a non-JSRCC phone or cell phone. Regular campus rules and regulations, including parking requirements, will apply at the Center.


Lingle Hall Basement

Lingle Hall First Floor

LOBBY

ELEVATOR

ALIGN

VESTIBULE

ELEVATOR MECHANICAL

ALIGN

Lingle Hall 31' - 11"

CLASSROOM

POLICE DISPATCH

24' - 6"

CONFERENCE

29' - 11"

6' - 3"

1' - 0"

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1' - 0"

1' - 0"

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48' - 0"

STUDENT LOUNGE

1' - 0"

26' - 8"

8' - 0" CLASSROOM

CLASSROOM

24' - 6"

1' - 0" 1' - 0"

DW?

19' - 8"

STAIR

1' - 0"

1' - 0"

21' - 2"

SERVICE?

CLASSROOM

30' - 9"

TOILET

CLASSROOM CLASSROOM

KITCHEN?

21' - 2"

TOILET

SERVICE?

7' - 8"

6' - 0"

CLASSROOM

POLICE DISPATCH?

CLASSROOM CLASSROOM 28' - 6"

CAMPUS MANAGER/ INFO DESK

WORKROOM/ MAIL STORAGE

2' - 4"

3' - 0"

6' - 9"

29' - 11" CLASSROOM

68' - 9"

Rooms 100-124

Rooms B6-B8

Dubose Hall First Floor

Dubose Hall Second Floor OFFICE SUITE? CENTER FOR TEACHER EDUCATION?

CLASSROOM OR CENTER FOR TEACHER EDUCATION

STORAGE

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OFFICE SUITE?

OFFICE MODULE

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PAVE?

Rooms 100-119

Rooms 200-214

Newbury Center STORAGE

VESTIBULE

STORAGE

OFFICE

KITCHEN

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PORCH

OFFICE

OFFICE (2 PERSON)

EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT

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Taking Credit Courses Main Menu Options 1 – General Information 2 – Billing 3 – Financial Aid 4 – Grades 5 – Registration 6 – List Schedule of Classes

Hot Keys *1 – Return to the Main Menu *8 – Repeat the last prompt *9 – End the Call *0 – Transfer to an operator

Go to Reynolds.edu/sis. View the REYNET tutorial to guide you through the telephone registration process.

Option 3: In Person Any student may choose to enroll on campus in the Student Success Center during published dates and times. (On-campus registration is not allowed during Early Bird registration.) Student Success Center hours during in person registration dates are: July 26—August 13 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday) 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Wednesday) *8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Friday) August 16— August 20 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Monday-Thursday) 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Friday) *Closed 7/30

STEP 6 PAY TUITION

Tuition and fees must be paid by the deadlines found in the Calendar of Dates and Times. See Step 4 for more information about payment options including financial aid, tuition payment plan, employer or other thirdparty sponsor, and how to appeal an out-of-state status.

OPTION 1: MY JSRCC at reynolds.edu Students can pay tuition with a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit card on the web at Reynolds.edu. Avoid long lines on campus — pay on-line! Go to Reynolds.edu/sis. View the My JSRCC tutorial to guide you through the tuition payment process.

OPTION 2: TELEPHONE REGISTRATION – REYNET Call (804)-371-3308 to connect to REYNET, the college’s telephone network. Be sure to use a touch-tone phone. Listen carefully to the voice prompts. Press 2 for Billing, to pay your tuition and follow the instructions. You may pay with a VISA, MasterCard, or Discover credit card. Go to Reynolds.edu/sis. View the REYNET tutorial to guide you through the tuition payment process.

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OPTION 3: TUITION PAYMENT PLAN See Step 4, Plan Your Finances. OPTION 4: IN PERSON Visit a campus Business Office during published registration hours if you want to pay by cash, check, credit card, or charge to a third-party sponsor.

Enrollment Cancellation Removal from some or all enrolled courses may occur for those students whose accounts are not paid in full or otherwise fully supported by an approved financial aid award or other third-party sponsorship agreement by each payment deadline. Students who no longer wish to be enrolled in particular courses should drop all such unwanted courses by the published drop deadline. If not dropped, tuition refunds, where appropriate, will not be processed and financial aid awards and third-party sponsorship accounts will be charged accordingly. Students who have concerns about their account should contact a Business Office representative who will be happy to answer their questions.

REFUNDS Students must drop classes they do not wish to take by submitting an Add/Drop form to a Student Success Center or by utilizing My JSRCC or REYNET to process the drop by the published drop deadline. Refunds are processed after the Last Day to Drop with Refund and take approximately three weeks to be received. Refunds for students whose payments were made via My JSRCC will be credited to the debit or credit card from which the tuition was paid. All other tuition refunds are issued to students in the form of a check from the Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Users of gift credit cards processed on the web should be aware that the credit card must be retained and not terminated if a tuition refund is anticipated as funds are automatically returned to this credit card. A student awarded financial aid who drops all classes is not entitled to a refund of tuition and fees from federal or state grant aid. These funds are refunded to the appropriate financial aid program. Refunds for drops for special-session courses (shorter or longer course duration and/or offered at times other than the published semester begin date) will be permitted through the first 15% of the course length. Students should verify the refund deadline for such courses at a Student Success Center and ensure their mailing address on file with the college is accurate. Refund processing times for special session

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Eight Steps to


Fall 2010 Registration Information

Eight Steps to

Taking Credit Courses courses take approximately four weeks to be received. Students participating in the Nelnet e-Cashier payment plan will receive refunds for plan overpayments approximately 75 days after the published semester drop date.

STEP 7 CONFIRM YOUR CLASS

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location. *Temporary Bookstore Hours are: Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. *Books can be reserved for pickup at this temporary location by visiting www.reynolds.edu/bookstore.

SCHEDULE

Upon completion of the registration and payment process, confirm your class schedule by one of the following methods:

Purchasing Books Using Financial Aid Financial Aid recipients may charge books to their aid from August 18—September 8, 2010. The following stipulations apply to the book-charging process:

OPTION 1: My JSRCC at reynolds.edu • Select SIS • Select Self-Service • Select Student Center • Select My Class Schedule • You may print your schedule from this screen Repeat this each time you register (add, drop, swap) and pay for your classes.

OPTION 2: TELEPHONE REGISTRATION – REYNET Call (804) 371-3308 to connect to REYNET. Select Option 6 to hear a verbal list of your classes. Repeat this each time you register, add, drop, and pay for your classes.

OPTION 3: IN PERSON Any student may request a printed copy of their schedule on campus in a Student Success Center.

1. You must be enrolled in classes to charge or return books. 2. You must have financial aid funds available after tuition and fees are paid. If your only financial aid award is the Commonwealth Grant or Part Time Assistance Program (PTAP) grant, you will not be able to charge books. 3. Try to make all of your purchases at one time. 4. It takes 24 hours from the moment you enroll until you can start charging books in the bookstore. To ensure you are able to begin charging books on August 18 please register for your classes on or before August 17. 5. Here are the maximum amounts you will be allowed to charge against your financial aid in the bookstore: 1-5 credits ........................$150.00 6-8 credits.........................$300.00 9-11 credits.......................$450.00 12-14 credits.....................$600.00 15+ credits........................$900.00

STEP 8 BUY YOUR BOOKS

Parham Road Campus (804-371-3266) Downtown Campus (804-786-8580) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. The bookstores will be open during registration hours. Extended hours outside of registration are posted at each campus. Please visit www.reynolds.edu/bookstore for specific information. Western Campus (804-556-5758) A temporary bookstore will be open only during the first week of classes, August 23-August 27. Otherwise please visit our bookstore online at www.reynolds.edu/bookstore or our Parham Campus

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6. If your books are on backorder and will not arrive by September 8, please speak with the bookstore staff and let them know you are a financial aid recipient. They will permit charges on the backordered books. 7. There can be no exceptions to the September 8 cutoff date as this affects the processing of refund checks.

For a complete list of classes available this fall, visit reynolds.edu.


7 Steps to Web Registration

SIS

J. S A R G E A N T R E Y N O L D S C O M M U N I T Y C O L L E G E

Step 1: Find Your Username, Emplid, & Set your Password. 1. 2. 3.

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7 Steps to Web Registration

Student Information System

1 2

Step 4: Enroll in Classes 1. Click the Add a Class link 2. Key the 5-digit class number and click Enter button. 3. If you need to search for the class number: x Select Search for Classes from drop-down list

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Go to: http://www.reynolds.edu/computing Click the My JSR Accounts button. Follow the directions listed on the page to find your Username, Empl ID, and set your password. Record your Username and Empl ID and keep in a safe place.

x

Step 2: Login to My JSRCC 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Go to: https://jsr.my.vccs.edu Enter Username. Enter Password. Click Log In button. Click VCCS SIS8.9: Student Information System button. Click Self-Service link on the menu

7.

Click Student Center link on the menu

6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Enter the subject and catalog number, if known, and click Search.

x Click Select Class. Review class information and click Next button. Check for success or error messages. Enter next class number for another class if desired. Click Proceed to Step 2 of 3 button Click Finish Enrolling. Check Enrollment Status (If you do not see a green checkmark, you are not enrolled.)

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Student Information System

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Step 5: View Schedule 1. 2. 3.

Click the My Class Schedule link. Select the correct College and Term from drop-down list. Click Change

Step 6: Pay Tuition 1. 2. 3. 8.

Click the minus ‘-’ to close the menu and show more of the page

4. 5. 6.

Step 7: Sign Out 1. 2.

Step 3: Set Preferences 1. 2. 3.

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1. 2. 3. 4.

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Click Sign Out. Close browser window to end your registration session.

View Grades

Scroll down to Personal Information. Click User Preferences link. Select “J. Sargeant Reynolds” from the Institution dropdown. 4. Select “Credit” from the Academic Career drop-down. 5. Click the magnifying glass beside the Term 6. Select the term and year for which you are enrolling. 7. Click the magnifying glass beside Aid Year 8. Select the current financial aid year. 9. Click Save to keep the values. 10. Click Student Center from drop-down, click

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Select Account Inquiry from drop-down, click Click the Make a Payment link. Complete the Credit Card and Billing Information sections and click Next. Enter payment amount. Click Submit. Follow instructions on Payment Result page.

Click on the Grades link. Select the correct College and Term from drop-down list. Click Change. Click the Printer Friendly Version button to print grade report.

Print Unofficial Transcript 1.

Select Unofficial Transcript from drop-down list in the

2. 3.

Select the College and report type from drop-down list Click Go

Academic Records section and click the

button

If you can’t find your Username & Empl ID (Step 1) or don’t have an available term for enrollment (Step 4) contact a Student Success Center or call the Student Information Center at 804-371-3000. For more information: http://www.reynolds.edu/computing. Rev: 05/12/08

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Fall 2010 Registration Information

Student Information System

Telephone Registration

SIS

Instructions for Telephone Registration

Student Information System

J. S A R G E A N T R E Y N O L D S C O M M U N I T Y C O L L E G E

REYNET 804 - 371 - 3308

REYNET allows students to register and pay by credit card using a touch-tone phone. Students must pay at the time they register or the registration will be canceled. In addition, students can list their schedule of classes, inquire on their financial aid, or list their grades at the end of the term. DIAL 371 - 3308.

Main Menu

Hot Keys

The main menu for the REYNET system has 6 choices.

There are also four Hot Keys that may be used in the main or sub menus. Hot keys must begin with the star (*) key.

1 – General Information 2 – Billing 3 – Financial Aid 4 – Grades 5 – Registration 6 – List Schedule of Classes

*1 – Return to the main menu *8 – Repeat the last prompt *9 – End the call *0 – Transfer to a operator

Before you register by phone x x

Know your 7-character Empl ID, used to access your student records. The Empl ID is a unique number assigned to each student. Go to http://www.reynolds.edu/computing/SIS and click the My JSR Accounts link. Plan your schedule using the 5-digit class numbers.

How to register for classes Press 5 for Registration Functions x Select your Career – you may be active in only one or you may be given a choice. Select Continuing Education Student for Non-credit classes or Semester Credit Student for credit classes. x Enter your Empl ID, unless you entered it in a previous step. x Enter your 6-digit date-of-birth in MMDDYY format ‘052674’ for May 26, 1974. x Press 1 for Registration General information. x Press 2 for Registration Functions. o Press 1 for Registration General Information. o Press 2 to Add a Class. ƒ Enter the 5-digit Class number including leading zeros (01234). o Press 3 to Drop a Class. ƒ Enter the 5-digit Class number including leading zeros (01234). o Press 4 to Add and Drop at the same time. ƒ Enter the 5-digit Class number including leading zeros (01234). o Press 5 to List Your Classes for this term. o Press 6 to List Open Sections. o Press 7 to Hear Account Balance and Pay by Credit Card.

How to pay for classes by Visa, MasterCard or Discover Press 2 for Billing to Charge to a Credit Card x Select your Career – you may be active in only one or you may be given a choice. Select Continuing Education Student for Non-credit classes or Semester Credit Student for credit classes. x Enter your Empl ID, unless you entered it in a previous step. x Enter your 6-digit date-of-birth in MMDDYY format ‘052674’ for May 26, 1974. x Select a Fee Payment Term. x Press 1 to pay your total balance by credit card. x Enter your credit card number followed by the # sign. x Enter your 4-digit expiration date in MMYY format 0504 for May 2004. x Enter your 5-digit zip code. It must be the billing zip code for the credit card. x Be sure to wait for confirmation that the credit card has been processed. If you can’t find your Empl ID or don’t have an available term for enrollment contact a Student Success Center. For more information: http://www.reynolds.edu/computing/SIS. Rev: 05/12/08

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MyJSRCC JSR.MY.VCCS.EDU

My JSRCC

J. S A R G E A N T R E Y N O L D S C O M M U N I T Y C O L L E G E

My JSRCC provides a common point of entry to access Blackboard, Student Email, Student Information System (VCCS SIS 8.9), and manage account information using one logon and one password. Users must look up their Username, Empl ID, and set their password the first time they access their accounts. Find your Username and Empl ID. Go to https://jsr.my.vccs.edu/ Click Look up your username and set your password.

Enter User Information. Enter your First and Last name, Birth Date and Social Security number and click Search.

Set your Password. Passwords must be 7 to 10 characters in length, include at least one lower case letter (a-z), one upper case letter (A-Z) and one number (0-9).

Set your security question. Pick a security question, enter your answer, click Next.

Username and Empl ID. Print this page and save it for your records. Wait 10 minutes for password to be accepted. Click Please Log In and enter your new password.

My JSRCC Applications.

Fall 2010 Registration Information

Student Information System

If you cannot find your Username and Empl ID. On Campus: Please contact a campus Student Success Center. You must have a picture id for proof of identification. For more information: http://www.reynolds.edu/computing. Rev 05/19/2009

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Fall 2010 Registration Information

All Students

Additional Information ATTENDANCE J. Sargeant Reynolds requires that faculty document and report student attendance. Students who register for a course and fail to attend or communicate with the instructor by the drop deadline for the course will be dropped from the course. Students who stop performing course-related academic activities (attending class, completing class assignments, taking tests, etc.) or communicating with the instructor for a period of 2-3 weeks before the official withdrawal date for the course will be withdrawn from the course with a grade of W. Individuals who stop performing courserelated academic activities after the official withdrawal date for the course will receive a grade of F. It is important to note that students should not stop attending classes and rely on the institution to drop or withdraw them from a course. Students should go to a campus Student Success Center and complete the necessary paperwork within the designated deadline in order to ensure that their intended action be accurately reflected on their transcript.

AUDITING CLASSES Audited classes earn no grade-point credits and carry a grade of X. Students enrolled in classes for credit may not switch to audit after the last day to drop. Additionally, students that wish to change the status of a class from audit to credit must complete the request prior to the last day to drop the class. Permission of the school dean or another appropriate academic administrator is required to audit a course.

CANCELLED/CHANGED CLASSES Each class is offered on the condition of adequate enrollment, and the college reserves the right to cancel or discontinue any course because of low enrollment or for other reasons the college deems necessary. The college also reserves the right to make the necessary changes in this schedule that may be dictated by enrollment, personnel requirements, or availability of facilities. Refunds are generally processed after the Last Day to Drop deadline(s).

COMPLETING “INCOMPLETE” CLASSES Students who receive an “I” (Incomplete) grade for a course should not register for the same course again. They must complete the course requirements with the guidance and approval of the original instructor. The

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instructor will submit the final grade to the Central Admissions and Records office. Failure to complete course requirements by the end of the following semester will result in an automatic grade of F.

COURSE LOAD Students who wish to be enrolled on a full-time basis should register for at least 12 credits. Any student wishing to enroll in more than 18 credits of course work should obtain their advisor’s recommendation prior to seeking the approval of the school dean.

Disclosures Annual Security Report – The college publishes an annual Security Report, which lists criminal offenses, hate offenses, and arrests at each of the three campuses. This report can be found on the college’s website at Reynolds.edu/campus police under the Campus Crime Statistics section. Requests for paper copies of this report can be made to the campus Police and Security Services office. Student Right-to-Know Information – The college publishes annually graduation and transfer rates for full-time, first-time, and degree- or certificate-seeking students. This information can be found on the college’s website at Reynolds.edu under the About Reynolds section. Requests for paper copies of this report can be made to a Student Success Center. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) – The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are: • the right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the college receives a request for access; • the right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading; • the right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent; and, • the right to file a complaint with the U.S Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the college to comply with the requirements of FERPA.


Additional Information FERPA designates certain information as “directory information,” which may be released upon request without the student’s express written consent. It is the policy of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College not to publish a student directory. However, student’s name; participation in officially-recognized activities and sports; address; telephone listing; weight and height of members of athletic teams; electronic mail address; degrees, honors, and awards received; major field of study; dates of attendance; grade (class) level; and the most recent educational agency or institution attended and course credit load can be released upon request unless a student either places a “FERPA” shade on his/her record (Refer to Reynolds.edu/sis) or notifies the Admissions & Records office, in writing, that such information should remain confidential. An Empl ID or social security number should be included in the request. Additional information may be found at Reynolds. edu under Future Students > How to Enroll > Family Rights and Privacy Act.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Non-U. S. citizens seeking eligibility for in-state tuition rates must provide passports and immigration documents to the college (Student Success Centers or Admissions and Records office) when applying for admission or prior to enrolling. Individuals seeking admission as international students (F-1 Visa) must contact the college’s international student advisor (ISA) directly for assistance. F-1 students are required to register in person with the ISA in the Admissions and Records office, Central Administration Building. To make an appointment, students should call (804) 523-5029 or e-mail admissions@reynolds.edu. More detailed information may be found at Reynolds.edu under Future Students > How to Enroll >Types of Students.

NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH Students whose primary language is not English must either complete the college’s English language proficiency testing or submit required documentation for a waiver of these tests prior to registration. Nonnative speakers may be restricted to English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and will be expected to complete

these before progressing to COMPASS tests and most other classes. Additional information may be obtained by scheduling an appointment with an ESL advisor in Georgiadis Hall, Room 364, Parham Road Campus, by calling (804) 523-5020.

PARKING Students are required to obtain a parking decal and student ID card to park on campus. Student ID cards and parking decals may be obtained through the ID card centers located at each campus. Extended hours of operation are available and will be posted at the beginning of each semester or students may contact Police and Security Services for details. Normal hours of operation during the semester are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – 12 noon and 6-7 p.m. Parking is on a “first-come” basis. Students using the parking deck at the Downtown Campus must have a valid ID and use this for parking purposes. Additional satellite lots are also available at the Downtown Campus. A shuttle service is provided to students parking in the satellite lots during certain hours and after dark. For details, students should contact Police and Security Services.

SENIOR CITIZENS Senior citizens at least 60 years of age and who can provide documentation to verify domicile in Virginia for one year may be eligible to register for tuition-free classes, after classes have begun for the semester or term. Applications and eligibility information for senior citizens are available in a campus Student Success Center. Those who pay tuition can register earlier. Refunds will not be granted for individuals that register prior to the specific time frame.

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES Students who desire accommodations in order to fully participate in the programs, services, and facilities at Reynolds should contact an Office of Student Accommodations (DTC 804-523-5628; PRC and WC 804-523-5289; ADDTDD*804-786-8800).

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Fall 2010 Registration Information

All Students


Fall 2010 Registration Information

All Students

Additional Information VETERANS ADMINISTRATION (VA) EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE

WARNING TO FINANCIAL AID STUDENTS WHO WITHDRAW

A student interested in receiving VA educational assistance must contact the VA representative in the PRC Student Success Center (804-523-5368).

Students receiving federal financial aid who withdraw from all courses before attending over 60% of a given semester will owe a portion of their financial aid back to the federal government and incur a liability with the college for any tuition and/or book expenses that no longer are payable with federal financial aid monies.

WITHDRAWALS To officially withdraw from a course or courses, a student must obtain from and submit to a Student Success Center a Request to Withdraw from Courses form. Withdrawal deadlines for full session classes are posted in the calendar section; deadlines for special sessions are available in the Student Success Centers. Students should check the college catalog for course completion and grade requirements in their specific program. Withdrawals result in a grade of W with no refund. After the published deadline, withdrawals result in a grade of F. Withdrawal transactions are final and will not be rescinded or modified unless there is an administrative error by the college.

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Punctuality Courtesy Distractions Consideration

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For a complete list of classes available this fall, visit reynolds.edu.

Accountability Participation Preparation Professionalism

• Privacy • Respect • Responsibility

Reynolds is committed to providing a positive learning environment in which all faculty, staff, and students can learn together in a setting that encourages the free exchange of ideas and information. Learn more about the Reynolds 11 Learning Environment principles at

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Additional Information ACADEMIC RENEWAL Students who return or have returned to Reynolds after a separation of at least five years (60 consecutive months) may be eligible to petition for academic renewal. If academic renewal is granted, in most cases D’s and F’s earned prior to separation will not be computed in the student’s GPA. To be eligible to petition, a student must have earned a D or F prior to the separation, have completed 12 semester hours with a 2.5 grade point average after their return, have been enrolled in at least one semester since Spring 1994, and have not earned a degree, certificate, or career studies certificate using any of the affected D grades. Students may visit a campus Student Success Center or call Admissions and Records at (804) 523-5029 for further details or to obtain a petition for academic renewal.

ACADEMIC STANDING Students who attain a 2.000 GPA in their last semester at Reynolds are in good standing and are eligible to self-advise and self-register. Students with less than good standing must be advised by a Student Success Center representative (non-curricular students) or a faculty advisor (curricular students). Students returning from suspension must either be absent one semester for automatic reinstatement or appeal to the Academic Standing Committee for reinstatement before attempting to register. Students returning from dismissal must appeal to the Academic Standing Committee for reinstatement before attempting to register. Students interested in appealing to the Academic Standing Committee must submit a Reinstatement Form, along with supporting documentation, to a campus Student Success Center (Fax #: 804-371-3650) by the following deadlines: • July 1, 2010 (Fall 2010 reinstatement) • November 1, 2010 (Spring 2011 reinstatement) • April 8, 2011 (Summer 2010 reinstatement)

CURRICULAR STATUS Student’s last curricular or non-curricular status is still in effect upon returning each semester. Students should visit a Student Success Center to change their curricular status.

2011 for Summer 2011; September 30, 2010 for Fall 2010; and January 31, 2011 for Spring 2011. All graduating students should meet with an advisor in their academic program prior to registering for their final semester. The advisor will review all remaining program requirements. All documentation of training, education, or tests from organizations outside of the college must be submitted to the Admissions and Records office by the last day of classes in the student’s final semester. All Reynolds courses (including incomplete grades) must also be completed by the last day of classes in the student’s final semester in order to be used for graduation.

READMISSION Returning students who have not enrolled at the college within the past three years (Summer 2007 or later) are required to submit a new application with updated information. Instructions for applying can be found in Step 1.

REPEATING A COURSE Students are normally limited to two enrollments in the same course. Students wishing to enroll in a course for the third time must document extenuating circumstances, obtain the Request to Repeat Course form and all necessary signatures prior to registering for the course. Approvals may be granted with conditions. Additional information can be obtained from a campus Student Success Center.

SELF-ADVISING Self-advising students are warned that they assume full responsibility for selecting appropriate courses and for complying with pre- and co-requisites, as explained in the catalog. All curricular students, regardless of eligibility to self-advise, are encouraged to make an appointment to meet with their faculty advisor regularly regarding program requirements, progress toward graduation, and any changes in the catalog. Catalogs are available in the Student Success Centers and can be viewed on the web at Reynolds.edu. Curriculum Progress Reports are available in the appropriate academic school, a Student Success Center, or online at MY JSRCC (www.reynolds.edu/myjsrcc).

GRADUATION INFORMATION Students anticipating graduation must submit a graduation application by the following dates: June 30,

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Additional Information

Financial Aid Students

(including loan recipients) SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS Maximum Time Frame Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to receive financial aid. Satisfactory academic progress means successfully finishing your program of study within an acceptable timeframe. Some SAP Facts! • F=U=W=I Grades of F, U, W, or I negatively impact your SAP equally. • Time alone does not repair poor performance. Classes taken 5, 10, 15, or 20 years ago can affect your SAP today! • SAP standards are tougher than the college Academic Standing requirements. • Academic Renewal does not automatically reinstate your eligibility.

The U.S. Department of Education expects students to complete their plan requirements within 150% of the published length of that plan in credit hours. Developmental/ESL hours do not count in this total. For example, a student in the Accounting AAS plan (length 66 credit hours) will lose his/her eligibility after 99 attempted credit hours if he/she has not finished the plan. Students can calculate their own 150% rate by finding the total credits in their plan from the catalog. Total Plan Credits_________ x 1.5 = _________ Your Maximum TimeFrame Please Note: Transfer credits are included in the 150% calculation.

HOW TO KEEP YOUR FINANCIAL AID

Grade Point Average

To keep eligibility for loans, grants, and work-study, students should: • Successfully complete classes, avoid excessively withdrawing from classes and receiving grades of F, U, or I (a D is better than a W). • Submit the FAFSA each year by April 15. • Submit requested documents in a timely manner.

Students must meet the following cumulative grade point standards to be eligible for aid:

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS STANDARDS

Attempted Credit Hours Minimum GPA 17-23 1.00 24-35 1.50 36-47 1.75 48 + 2.00 The standards in the table above are absolute minimums. Students should strive to do much better than the minimum.

Completion Rate A student must successfully complete two-thirds (67%) of all the credit and developmental hours they attempt. Completion rates will be assessed at the point a student has attempted 17 credit hours or 50% of the program requirements, whichever comes first. Successful completion means a grade of A, B, C, D, S, R or P. Grades of F, U, W, I, and missing grades represent hours not completed. Federal law requires the college to count all credits attempted at the college.

IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE STANDARDS Assessment The Financial Aid office checks each student’s eligibility at the end of each semester (Fall, Spring, and Fall) and cancels future aid for students who do not meet the satisfactory academic progress standards.

Notification The Financial Aid office will notify students of their status by placing a message on My JSRCC and by mailing letters to students.

For a complete list of classes available this fall, visit reynolds.edu.

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Financial Aid Students Appeal

Stay Informed

Students with mitigating circumstances (personal illness, death of immediate family member, etc.) that occurred during the problem semester(s) may go to a campus Student Success Center and to obtain a “Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal� form or download the form from the financial aid website at www.reynolds. edu/studentaffairs/faid.htm. Completed forms should have copies of documents that confirm the mitigating circumstances and should be returned to the Student Success Center by the deadline on the form. Please note that students are only allowed two SAP appeal approvals at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.

Students should work closely with their academic advisor and choose their courses wisely. Students who are uncertain about their SAP status should consult a financial aid specialist in a campus Student Success Center.

Additional Information Additional financial aid information can be found at www.reynolds.edu/studentaffairs/faid.htm.

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Distance Learning The Center for Distance Learning provides the option to take courses in a variety of settings and through alternative delivery methods that allow access to instruction from the home, office, off-campus sites throughout the state, and a desktop or laptop computer wherever there is Internet access. These options are designed to increase access to educational opportunities for students who have work schedules, family responsibilities, or other demands that make it difficult to attend traditional on-campus classes. Distance learning offers an opportunity to prepare for career advancement, transfer to a four-year college or university, job re-certifications, to complete the requirements for an Associate’s degree or to study for personal enrichment. J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College now offers three kinds of distance learning courses: 1. Online courses: All course work and interactions with the instructor and classmates are completed online. The course is accessed through Blackboard. 2. Distance learning courses with in-person or proctor requirement: Most of the instruction is online. However, students will be required to make a limited number of trips to campus for labs, presentations and other class activities or to a community site for clinicals or internships. Some courses may require proctored testing that can be done at JSRCC testing centers, testing sites at other VCCS colleges, or any approved site outside of the State of Virginia. 3. Teleconferencing/video-conferencing courses: Students meet on site at one of the JSRCC campuses, at a site at another VCCS college, or at a connected off-campus site. Class meetings are scheduled weekly, just like on-campus classes. The instructor is connected to the class by a closed video network. Students see the instructor and students at other sites on television monitors in the classroom. Some instruction and communications will be in Blackboard or via the Internet. Students should carefully read section notes before registering for a distance learning course. The course schedule section notes will indicate the specific kind of distance learning course for that section. Visit www.reynolds.edu for registration information and procedures. The last day to register for any Fall semester Distance Learning course is August 27, 2010. Because Distance Learning course sections

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fill quickly, you should register as soon as possible. Most Distance Learning courses are semester length courses and follow the college calendar for Add/Drop and Withdrawal. In order to enroll in any Distance Learning courses at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, you must have consistent Internet access (Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher browser), e-mail, telephone access, and word processing software or you must be able to go to a JSRCC campus location to access the computer lab, the library and other student support resources. Before enrolling in Distance Learning courses, you should take the JSRCC placement tests, the SmarterMeasure assessment and complete any recommendations and course prerequisites. Tip for Success: Most students find that Distance Learning courses are more demanding than the traditional on-campus lecture courses. To be successful as a Distance Learning student, you should consider all of the items listed below. If you have concerns about any of these items, talk with an academic advisor before registering for a Distance learning course. • Make sure that you have completed all Placement Test recommendations and that you have excellent reading and writing skills. • Make sure that you are proficient in the basic computer skills. If you have not taken a computer competency test or successfully completed ITE 115 or CSC 155, you should consider completing one of these options before enrolling in a Distance Learning course. • Make sure that you have 10 or more hours each week that you can devote to study and online communication with your instructor and classmates. • Make sure that you have excellent time management skills, that you can develop and follow a study plan, that you can attend any required on-campus meetings, and that you can meet deadlines for course assignments. Distance learning courses are recommended only for students with the computer knowledge and skills to: • send and receive e-mail with attachments • do Web searches • download information from the Web to the desktop • recognize and use hot links • find, download, and install utilities and plug-ins • do basic word processing, including cutting and


pasting from or to varied sources • navigate between two or more applications without closing and re-opening (multi-tasking) • scan and remove computer viruses

Successful completion of ITE 115 or CSC 155 is strongly recommended. Through the Internet, you will be able to access assignments, transmit completed work to the instructor, interact with other students, and receive graded work. To take a distance learning course, you must have: • a computer (350MHz or higher required) • 56.6 modem (DSL or other high speed connection preferred) • 64mb RAM • 300 MB free disk space on hard drive • an Internet Service Provider and a browser (Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher required) • standard word-processing software (MS Word 2007 recommended)

Steps to Begin Distance Learning Courses Before registration • Consult with a Student Success Center specialist, academic advisor, or the CDL coordinator. • Take Placement Tests and SmarterMeasure assessment. • Where required, obtain instructor permission to enroll. • Consult with Financial Aid advisor if you plan to receive any form of financial aid, including student loans and veteran’s benefits. See pages 30 and 31 in this publication for additional financial aid information.

After registration • Visit the Center for Distance Learning at www.reynolds.edu/CDE for additional information about Distance Learning at JSRCC. If you are a firsttime Distance Learning student, contact the Center for Distance Learning at distance-ed@reynolds.edu or (804) 523-5612 or 1-800-711-1628 (Virginia only) to enroll in the free Orientation to Distance Learning

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• graphics capable printer • current virus scanning software • a VCCS student e-mail account • CD-Rom drive, Sound Card and speakers (may be needed for some courses) You may also use computer labs at any of the JSRCC campuses. If your PC ceases to work effectively during the course, you will be expected to use the college computer lab to complete course requirements. Some courses may require additional software or readers.

module. For Student ID/EmplID/User ID: Go to: reynolds.edu/myjsrcc. Also, you may visit any campus open computer lab for assistance. If you had a VCCS student e-mail account last semester, that account is still active. Make sure your password is current. • Attend any scheduled on-campus meeting of your class to meet your instructor, receive introduction to the course, explanation of procedures and expectations, and instructions for accessing course materials. See the section notes in the course schedule online at www.reynolds.edu for important course information. (If unable to attend a scheduled meeting, you must contact your instructor immediately to get additional information). Be sure to login Blackboard by August 24, 2010 to obtain additional course information.

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Fall 2010 Registration Information

Hybrid Courses Hybrid Courses In an effort to provide both flexibility in course schedules and the benefits of face-to-face, on-campus instruction, JSRCC is now offering a range of hybrid courses. Hybrid courses are credit courses that require both online and on-campus class meetings. In these courses, half of the instruction will be in the classroom with the instructor and the other half of the course will be completed online. Many courses will require one meeting per week on campus; evening and Saturday classes may meet on campus on alternating weeks. Students must be proficient in basic computer skills and be able to attend the required on-campus class meetings in order to be successful in these courses. Students should carefully read the section comments in

Degree Programs Available in Distance Learning Format (Some courses may require campus labs, seminars, demonstrations, and/or community clinicals) Early Childhood Development – AAS degree Opticianry –AAS degree, Opticians Apprentice – Certificate Respiratory Therapy – AAS degree, Advanced Practice Certificate

For a complete list of classes available this fall, visit www.reynolds.edu.

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the schedule before registering for any hybrid course. Hybrid course sections will have the following section identifiers: HD – hybrid section with on-campus meeting at the Downtown Campus HP – hybrid section with on-campus meeting at the Parham Road Campus HW – hybrid section with on-campus meeting at the Western Campus


Reynolds Learning Communities “More courses . . . Less class time!”

– Katy Dunn, Reynolds Learning Community student

A learning community is when two (or more) course sections in the same semester are linked together and the same students enroll in both course sections. Classes are typically back-toback, or at the same time on alternating days - so your first benefit is getting a better, more convenient class schedule. What do computers and English have in common? Or art and history? A lot if they’re a part of a Reynolds Learning Community. Learning Communities take apparently unrelated courses and link them

together with a theme and a team of professors. “Courses are easier to deal with because they are linked together,” said Reynolds Learning Community student, Kelly McIntosh. Students in LCs are usually more satisfied with their college experience, do better in their classes and return in the following semesters to complete their programs and goals.

For more information, visit reynolds.edu/lc.


MeadWestvaco supports science education at the Downtown Campus

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unique fundraising idea driven by construction, collaboration, and community impact has resulted in a gift to the JSRCC Educational Foundation to address the need for improved science education at the College’s Downtown Campus. About 25 contractors and subcontractors building the interior of the new MeadWestvaco headquarters in Richmond contributed two percent of their construction costs to create the MeadWestvaco WhitingTurner Community Fund. About $300,000 was generated for strategic, one-time financial investments in community organizations. Reynolds was one of eight recipients selected for project funding.

others provided workforce development—the investment in JSRCC met both of these criteria. “The challenges we face in science and math, coupled with the need for state-of-the-art facilities to educate a growing number of students, made Reynolds a good fit,” said Strawn.

“It’s a very exciting concept. The folks at Whiting-Turner said in the 40 years of their construction business they have never seen this been done,” said Kathryn Strawn, vice president and executive director of the MeadWestvaco Foundation. “With that in mind, we began to think about how we would deploy this money. Ultimately, we evolved to challenges and opportunities impacting youth, education, and the construction trade as key areas of consideration. This evolved to focus on education with the underlying emphasis on community sustainability, diversity, promotion of a safe learning environment, and that aligned well with MeadWestvaco priorities of giving in the region.”

The College’s Downtown Campus has not had significant renovations and upgrades since it was built more than 30 years ago. The MeadWestvaco gift will help fund the renovation of two of the four science laboratories. These labs will provide the latest technology and interactive learning in anatomy, natural science, biology, chemistry, and physics, and will be renovated and fitted with new technologies and instruments. More than 2,400 students utilize these labs each semester for courses required for health care programs, as well as those required in the associate of science and engineering programs that transfer to four-year colleges for students to complete their bachelor’s degree. The Mary Morton Parsons and Cabell Foundations have challenged J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College to raise $425,000 in matching funds for the Downtown Campus science labs renovations by November 2010. MeadWestvaco’s contributions will allow the College to leverage additional corporate support from the local community.

A number of the grant recipients provide support to Richmond Public Schools and

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Distinguished Reynolds leaders bid farewell Nannette Smith, Ph.D., joined the Virginia Community College System in 2001 as the Director of Educational Planning. She will retire as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College this year. Prior to her work at Reynolds, Dr. Smith served as director of the Division of Sciences at Bennett College in Greensboro, N.C. and as a faculty member at N.C. State in Raleigh. Before that, she spent more than 17 years in various administrative faculty positions in the North Carolina Community College System. A native of Washington, D.C., Smith received a bachelor’s of science degree in Microbiology from Howard University in 1967 and completed a master’s degree in Botany two years later. Dr. Smith went onto to study Plant Pathology and, in 1973, became the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University.

Roland Moore, Ed.D. began a career at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in 1974 as an assistant professor and mathematics program head for the College’s then Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Since then, Dr. Moore has held various positions at the College, most recently as the Dean of the School of Mathematics and Science. Prior to Reynolds, Dr. Moore was a math teacher at Mechanicsville’s Stonewall Jackson Junior High School. During his early years at Reynolds, Dr. Moore increased course offerings, developed curriculum and established special projects to enhance success and retention rates in developmental math. Under his leadership, the College met or exceeded enrollment expectations, provided quality instruction and increased partnerships with community employers. Dr. Moore received his bachelor’s in Mathematics Education from Virginia Union University in 1969, his master’s degree in Mathematics Education from Virginia State University in 1974 and an Ed. D from Virginia Tech in Community College Education in 1986.

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fIRST PERSON

Adrian Jones overcame a life of homelessness and saw Reynolds as a stepping stone for accomplishing his dreams..

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y story is one of survival and perseverance in the face of tremendous odds. My life has been filled with many peaks and valleys, and looking back I am truly amazed at my progression from a background of utter poverty and abuse to the cusp of achieving my dreams. It was no easy task, but as with everything else in my life, I managed to navigate my way through the rough times by keeping my mind on what is most important to me. My story begins at a homeless shelter here in the metro Richmond area called Safehaven. I was a twenty-four year old high school drop-out when I entered the doors of Safehaven with no tangible plan as to how I was going to put the pieces of my life back together again. The only thing that I was certain of was the fact that life had to hold more for me than what I was presently going through. I made a vow to myself that first night in the shelter that I would find a way to dig myself up out of the hole I was in, and cut a pathway to my dreams. I must admit that I was very terrified by the fear of

stepping out into the world and claiming what I felt that I deserved, but I was even more afraid of being a failure in life. I used that as motivation to embark on a journey that would take my mind places that I never imagined it could go. The first thing that I did was to get a piece of paper and write down everything that I wanted out of life. On a second sheet of paper I wrote out what it would take to get me there. The one thing that both pieces of paper had in common was the fact that education would be the only viable vehicle to get me from point A to point B. From that moment until now education has been my foremost desire, and I have spent every waking moment since then making it my mission to get the best education that I can attain. Starting over from the beginning in school was very difficult at first because most of the students at the Adult Career Development Center were still teenagers. While I, on the other hand, was a twenty-four year old trying to fit in with kids who were sometimes five and six years younger than I was. I made up this slogan to get over my apprehension. “I’m here on business!” I would repeat that to myself over and over again. It gave me the courage to keep pushing forward, and to believe in the fact that all of my hard work would pay off. My hard work was soon rewarded when I took the GED exam

Breathing life into future careers through scholarship

The JSRCC Respiratory Therapy program will hold the 2nd Annual Kevin Rogers Memorial Scholarship Bowl to raise money for aspiring respiratory therapy students on July 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Last year the event raised two $400 scholarships in honor of Kevin Rogers, a 2008 JSRCC Respiratory Therapy program graduate that passed away from a brain tumor less than a year after his graduation. Check Reynolds.edu/events for information about the upcoming Kevin Rogers Memorial Scholarship Bowl or contact Sherry Compton at (804) 523-5013 or scompton@reynolds.edu.

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later that winter. I passed it on the first try. I have never been more proud of anything in my life than I was of my GED when it finally came in the mail because I had set my mind to achieving this goal, and I accomplished it. I immediately turned my attention to college after that because I felt that I had earned the right to get a college education. I didn’t know how I was going to pay for it, or even if I would get in. I just knew that I was going to get a quality education because I had set my mind to accomplishing that purpose, and nothing would stop me. Fortunately there was this thing called financial aid, and it allowed me the opportunity to chase my dreams.

College. I’ve learned that perseverance, dedication, and hard work are the cornerstones of success in life, and those are the traits that personify me as an individual. I managed to pull myself up out of homelessness, get a GED, and get into college. I accomplished all of these things by using the aforementioned qualities as my guide, and these qualities will continue to guide me through life’s many challenges.

My first day of class as an official college student was a day that I will never forget. I walked through those double doors determined to be the best student that J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College has ever seen. I looked at all the academic achievements of past students, and I vowed to surpass them. I wrote out all of the honors that I hoped to attain in my two years at Reynolds on a sheet of paper. I hung it on the wall over my bed so that in the morning when I woke up I would see those achievements and be motivated to work harder. (As a side note my goal was to make the President’s Honor Roll every semester, and also to be inducted into Phi Theta Kappa). I have gone on to surpass even my own wildest expectations, but I’m all too aware of the fact that it can all crumble right in front of me if I neglect my responsibilities.

Editor’s Note: Adrian Jones graduated from J. Sargeant Reynolds in 2007 with an associate’s degree in Business Administration. This past May, he graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Business with a concentration in Finance, and a minor in Real Estate. In a recent letter to Reynolds’ transfer specialist Vicki Bruce, Adrian wrote, “You helped me to get accepted into Virginia Tech, and I wanted to write you and say thank you for everything you did to help me. I’m only able to reach this milestone in my life because of your dedication and commitment to helping me achieve beyond my wildest expectations.”

In closing, I would like to add that I’m not the smartest student in the world, but what I am is the hardest working student that has ever walked through those double doors at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community

The Carver Promise Sparks Imagination

On Feb. 20, 1991, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, the University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia Union University announced a pilot project called the Carver Promise for a group of approximately 150 third-graders at George Washington Carver Elementary School. The two-part promise made to these students was to provide them with college mentors who would work with them as they moved through school and, when they completed high school, assist them in the college application and acceptance process. Now, almost 20 years later, the Carver Promise partnership continues to provide support for Carver students— most of whom reside in the Gilpin Court community. In fact, starting this fall, the program will match more than 500 students in grades 1-5 with a one-to-one mentor who will help them improve their grades, enhance conversational and social skills, and enable them to imagine the exciting worlds of college and fulfilling careers. Reynolds students, faculty and staff who are interested in mentoring during the 2010-2011 academic year should contact Casey Rogers at crogers@cisofrichmond.org or (804) 355-0209.

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JSRCC’s Office of Student Life recognizes that students have wide ranging interests – from performing arts and political events to team sports and field trips. Reynolds wants students to have a traditional college experience and Student Life is focusing on quality events this fall that will attract students as well as the local community. Look for speakers, theatrical productions, field trips to major sporting events, team

sport tournaments, academic tournaments, volunteer opportunities and student contests. Visit Reynolds.edu/events throughout the semester for full details on all College events and announcements. Learn more about Student Life at Reynolds by visiting the Student Life Center in Georgiadis Hall on the Parham Road Campus or visiting Reynolds.edu/studentlife.

MEET YOUR 2010-2011 STUDENT COUNCIL ASSOCIATION

Raymond J.S. Ruybe, President Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Raymond Ruybe , 38, is in the Social Sciences program at Reynolds, concentrating in teacher preparation. His mission as Student Council President is to create a means of twoway communications between students and the individuals who represent student interests. He is planning an online forum that will allow students to make suggestions for positive changes at the College and will give Student Council a means to communicate accomplishments. After graduating Reynolds, Ruybe plans to attend Virginia Commonwealth University to complete a master’s degree in Early and Elementary Education.

Santana Sampier, Vice President of Downtown Campus Santana Sampier, 19, is from Stafford, Va. and is currently in the teacher preparation track at Reynolds. Sampier is committed to the Reynolds learning environment and looks forward to Student Council becoming an active voice for students so that JSRCC remains a safe, comfortable, and overall positive experience. She plans to transfer to either Virginia Commonwealth University or University of Virginia to major in History and, eventually, complete a master’s degree in education.

Katy Dunn, Vice President of Parham Road Campus Katy Dunn, 19, wants to promote Reynolds Learning Communities and ensure the changing needs of students are met promptly and efficiently. A Richmond native, Dunn is in the Social Sciences program and plans to transfer to a four year institution to complete a degree in Political Science and minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.

Brian Coffey, Vice President of Western Campus Brian Coffey, 32, of Roseland, Va., is taking Auto Body Technology classes and would like to make JSRCC a better learning community for current and future students. Coffey plans to open a body shop. Clarenita Moore, Secretary Clarenita Moore, 32, is a Glen Allen native studying Business Management at Reynolds. She decided to be a part of Student Council so she can help others and learn about leadership. Moore plans to continue her education in Fashion Merchandising at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Opportunity J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College can help you define what opportunity means to you. With our affordable and convenient classes that work around your schedule, it’s easy to turn your big dreams into reality.

Call or visit us online at: 804.371.3000 • WWW.REYNOLDS.EDU AA/EEO


Emerge Magazine Fall 2010