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SPRING 2011 EDITION

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Alumna’s Candy Valley Cake Company open for business

Also in this issue:

GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION DISCUSSES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT,

▪ Hibbison receives VCCS Professorship ▪ Fresh faces at Reynolds ▪ First Person: Meet Matt Vinson ▪ Sowulewski presents at World Health Conference in Vienna, Austria ▪ The Social Scene with David Barrish

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Letter from the Editor

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Commission creates plan for economic development, job growth

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Hibbison receives VCCS Professorship

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First Person

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Men’s health matters too

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Expert’s Corner: The Social Scene

Meet Matt Vinson

With David Barrish

SPRING 2011 REGISTRATION INFORMATION 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

Time is the most indefinable yet paradoxical of things; the past is gone, the future is not come, and the present becomes the past even while we attempt to define it, and, like the flash of lightning, at once exists and expires. ~Charles Caleb Colton

Just days ago, we were soaking up the last rays of summer and looking forward to starting a new academic year. Today, we find ourselves in the throes of the fall semester with thoughts of midterms fading and the anticipation of end-of-semester research papers, journal entries, science projects and final examinations looming in the not so distant future. But even before the fall break and months before the first snowflakes of winter meander quietly towards the thirsty earth, our attention has already turned to spring. So goes the rhythm of time at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. In this spring issue of eMERGE Magazine, we recap a meeting of Governor McDonnell’s Commission on Economic Development and Job Creation that was recently held on the Parham Road Campus. Earlier this year, the Governor charged the Commission with recommending strategies to help grow Virginia’s economy. We share the inspiring story of alumna Keya Wingfield who credits JSRCC for helping her turn her creativity and passion for baking into a bustling small business venture. A recent pastry arts graduate, Wingfield leveraged her newly acquired knowledge, skills and abilities to start the Candy Valley Cake Company. eMERGE sits down with renowned faculty members Dr. Eric Hibbison and Stephen Sowulewski who are both contributing to the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines in their own unique ways. Hibbison is leading a research study focusing on bridging reading courses with courses in the College’s social sciences and science disciplines, while Sowulewski is conducting research on topical healthcare issues and lecturing around the world.

Executive Editor Managing Editors

Malcolm Holmes Carolyn Conlon Steve Vehorn

Photographer and Design Office Manager

Rosemary Hicks 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.

Our First Person column features former JSRCC Student Ambassador Matthew Vinson. Vinson always dreamed of becoming a civil engineer. Upon completing his associates in engineering technology at Reynolds, he transferred to the University of Virginia, graduating in May 2010. We hope you enjoy reading this spring issue of eMERGE Magazine as much as we enjoyed producing it. Remember to live each day to the fullest, because in the words of Colton, the presence is like a flash of lightning—at once, existing and expiring. See you next summer! —Malcolm Holmes

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to create jobs. The recommendations from our jobs commission will continue to move us forward toward getting Virginians back to work and keeping Virginia as a top state for business.”

overnor Bob McDonnell’s Commission on Economic Development and Job Creation held its second full meeting recently at the Parham Road Campus. Led by Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, the Commonwealth’s chief jobs creation officer, and Bob Sledd, the Governor’s senior economic advisor, the Commission has been charged with developing innovative, achievable policy recommendations to help create jobs and grow Virginia’s economy. In his remarks, the Governor reflected on his administration’s efforts to grow Virginia’s economy, stating, “Last week I traveled to Europe to promote Virginia’s pro-business climate, encourage new and further investment in our state and help create jobs in the Commonwealth.  On July 1st, initiatives from our ‘Jobs and Opportunity’ agenda took effect, which in turn will give Lieutenant Governor Bolling, myself, and our economic development team the tools and resources we need to encourage growth among existing Virginia businesses and recruit new businesses to the Commonwealth – all

The Commission acknowledged the role that community colleges play in economic development by recommending that statewide workforce programs be more streamlined, coordinated with the community colleges and existing businesses, and focused on training workers to meet the immediate and long-term needs of existing businesses and targeted industries. Final recommendations of the Commission are due to the Governor later this year. Selected strategies will be implemented in an effort to advance the economic development initiatives of the McDonnell Administration and position Virginia business and industry to create jobs and economic opportunity for all Virginians.

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Pastry Arts grad embarks on sweet adventure

After graduating in 2009, Wingfield decided some of Richmond’s traditional confectionary treats would serve as her launching pad into the world of professional baking. Her business, the Candy Valley Cake Company, would re-create some of the South’s favorite cake recipes and offer them with a unique twist—on a stick. With dozens of flavors ranging from key lime pie and red velvet cake to orange blossom and coconut, Candy Valley Twenty-five year old Keya Desai Wingfield offers sweet southern traditions with a spin moved to the Richmond area after marrying Mechanicsville native David Wingfield in 2005. for any kind of event imaginable. “Yep, it’s like a cake lollipop coated with a The couple met when they both worked for candy shell,” said Wingfield. “Customers like Circuit City—one employed in a training the unique presentation, fewer calories and facility here in the states and the other a sheer fun of cake pops.” world away in Mumbai. he grew up cooking at her mother’s side in Mumbai, India. Amid the clanking of the pots and pans, however, she also observed her father’s acumen for business and engineering and his passion for the arts. Today, she is an entrepreneur with the drive and resolve to put her baking, design and business talents to the test in the United States.

Wingfield never cooked in an oven until she and David moved into their first apartment in Richmond’s Fan District. Most Indian families, she says, do not cook in ovens, but on the stovetop instead. After tinkering with baking a few things, she unexpectedly fell in love. So much in fact, that she quit her job and enrolled in the Pastry Arts program at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.

Candy Valley specializes in finely detailed fondant designs that can be customized for all occasions. Cake pops have been designed as everything from sailboats and teddy bears, to flying squirrels and Virginia’s state bird—the cardinal.

“Candy Valley has been the greatest adventure. When I look at something I’ve made by hand, I want to do nothing but smile and feel grateful for the incredible “It was absolutely the best decision I ever made. Reynolds offered a four-year program’s gift that I’ve been given. Sleepless nights, working 24/7, paying attention to every little worth of knowledge, neatly packaged into a detail, doing my best—it’s all worth it. My one-year course,” said Wingfield. “They also had one of the most talented and well-trained parents always told me that owning your own business buys you the independence and selfpastry chefs. I needed to learn the science worth that nothing else can. Of course, I’m behind baking and the program taught me finding they were right.” that and so much more. I also learned that baking is all about passion—something I already felt deep down inside.”

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BIKE PATROL

Keeping Reynolds safe through enhanced officer mobility The wheels are turning within the ranks of JSRCC’s Police and Security Services—literally.

able to respond to calls faster than if they were on foot.”

The department recently began a bike patrol program to increase campus safety and to establish an even greater presence on our campuses.

Many large colleges and urban police forces are utilizing bike patrols, Ronca said.

According to Reynolds Police Chief Paul Ronca, the bicycles are yet another tool in the growing arsenal of initiatives designed to deter crime at the College. “This is a different way of seeing police,” he said. “Officers are more approachable and

Bicycles are easily maneuverable in parking lots, densely populated areas and crowded streets. The bikes will allow officers to easily and quickly respond to calls, especially when patrolling the Parham Road Campus recreation fields and parking lots.

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Registration Information for Spring 2011 Classes

Registration begins November 8 Classes start January 10, 2011 For more information, call (804) 371-3000 or visit reynolds.edu. New students — be sure to attend orientation to have all your questions answered. Learn more 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 spring, 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 reynolds.edu.

(Area Code 804 for all phone numbers)

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ACADEMIC SCHOOLS Humanities and Social Sciences 523-5178 523-5263 Business and Engineering 523-5177 523-5301 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 523-5186 Career, Employment, and Transfer Center 523-5970 523-5061 523-5061 Community College Workforce Alliance (Non-credit Courses) 523-2292 Computer Labs 523-5158 523-5377 523-5419 Distance Learning 523-5612 or 1-800-711-1628 *Toll free for VA only Domicile Officer (in-state tuition appeals) 523-5029 Dual Enrollment 523-5789 English as a Second Language (ESL) Program 523-5020 International Admissions/Services 523-5029 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 523-5290 523-5400 Student Affairs 523-5296 Student Activities 523-5082 523-5083 523-5400 Student Success Centers (Admissions, Financial Aid, Advising) 523-5455 523-5368 523-5400 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

November 8-19

• 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. • Returning 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. – 3:00 p.m. (Friday)

Early-Bird Registration November 8-28 Via My JSRCC and REYNET only (no in-person registration). Payment is due on Friday, December 3, 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, December 3.

In Person (January 3-7) 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Monday through Thursday) 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Friday)

Late Registration & Add/Drop January 10-14 Payment is due daily by the close of business if paying in person, or by midnight if paying by My JSRCC or REYNET. Nelnet e-Cashier is not available during late registration. 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 Spring Domicile Appeals December 1 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (college closed) January 17 Last day to return textbooks for refund** January 18 Deadline for Spring Graduation Applications January 31 Spring Break (no classes) March 14-20 Professional Development Day (no services) March 14 Deadline for Fall Scholarship Applications March 31 Deadline for Summer Domicile Appeals April 1 Graduation May 14 Regular Session (Sixteen-Week)

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 Not available during Early-Bird Registration

Classes Begin January 10 Late Registration and Add/Drop January 10-14 Last Day to Add Class January 14 Last Day to Drop with a Refund January 26 Last Day to Withdraw* from Class with a Grade of “W” March 24 Classes End May 2 Examination Period May 3-9

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First Eight-Week Session

November 29-December 17; January 3-7 Payment is due on Friday of the week you register 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 of the week you register. 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 (November 29-December 17) 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)

Classes Begin January 10 Late Registration and Add/Drop January 10-12 Last Day to Add Class January 12 Last Day to Drop with a Refund January 18 Last Day to Withdraw* from Class with a Grade of “W” February 11 Classes End March 7 Second Eight-Week Session

Classes Begin March 8 Late Registration and Add/Drop March 8-10 Last Day to Add Class March 10 Last Day to Drop with a Refund March 22 Last Day to Withdraw* from Class with a Grade of “W” April 15 Classes End May 9 *Withdrawals must be done in person in the 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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700 East Jackson Street, Richmond, VA 23219 The Downtown Campus, located at 700 East Jackson Street near the Richmond Coliseum, provides one- and two-year occupational/technical programs in a number of allied health, business, and community service areas, as well as college transfer programs in liberal arts, business, science, and teacher preparation.

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Departs PRC on the hour 3406 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227 Monday Street– Friday at the shuttle stop near the parking DTC –8th 8:00 a.m.Center – 2stops p.m. The JSRCC Ginter Park ofit.)three The shuttle service be:marking deck. (There iswill aconsists sign Round trip every hour between DTC and PRC buildings on the grounds of Union Presbyterian Departs DTC onpoles 1/2 at thethe shuttle stophour near the parking DTC –8th Street –At flag between Burnette Hall and PRC Western Campus Seminary indeck. Richmond’s Ginter Departs on the hourPark (There PRC is a sign marking it.) Georgiadis Hall. neighborhood. 1851 Dickinson Road, Goochland, VA 23063 The College leased the buildings to use as swing space The flag shuttle service stops will be: Hall and poles between Burnette PRC –At the Western Campus The Western Campus is bordered by Routes 6 and 632 in the community while Downtown Campus renovations are completed. Georgiadis Hall. 1851 Dickinson Road, Goochland, VA 23063 of Goochland Courthouse. This campus offers curriculums in –8thhumanities Street at the shuttle stop near the parking DTC of A variety and business classes will be horticulture, automotive and diesel mechanics, equine management, deck. (There is a sign marking it.) The Westernwelding Campus is auto bordered and body.by Routes 6 and 632 in the community offered at the Center and shuttle service will run from of Goochland Courthouse. This campus offers curriculums in poles between Burnette Hall and PRC –At the flag Downtown Campus. Western Campus to date listing visit: Reynolds.edu horticulture, automotive and diesel mechanics, equine management,For the most upthe

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Shuttle Service Shuttle stops: DTC – 8th Street PRC – Flagpoles between Burnette and Georgiadis Halls GPC – Front of Lingle Hall Visit reynolds.edu/campuspolice for shuttle updates and changes.

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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 service between the Downtown Campus and the Ginter Park Center will run Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. roundtrip every hour. Between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. shuttle service is available to students, faculty, and staff by calling police and security services at (804) 523-5219. 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). Shuttle service between GPC Lingle Hall and the GPC student parking lot will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and upon request by calling (804) 523-5219.

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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

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.

Developmental Courses

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 E-mail using one login 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 (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

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 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.

REYNET

Distance Learning

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

Distance Learning 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.

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.

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

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VCCS

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

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).

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(Area Code 804 for all phone numbers) CERTIFICATE

T h e D i s t a n c e ca mp u s lo ca tio n in d ica te s D is ta n ce u r s e s , w h ich a r e ty p ica l ly ta u g h t o n LOCATIONS l in e . S o me d is ta n ce le a r n in g ORL e a r n in g co PLAN CAMPUS coPLANS u r s e s ma y r e q u ir e p r o cto r e d e x a ms , o n - ca mp u s la b s , cl in ica ls , o r o DOWNTOWN th e r s p e cia l o n - caPARHAM mp u s me e tin gWESTERN s . F o r in fo r maDISTANCE tio n o n DEGREE CODE D is ta n ce L e a r n in g , co n ta ct th e Ce n te r fo r D is ta n ce L e a r n in g a t th e fo llo w in g p h o n e n u mb e r s : ( 8 0 4 ) 5 23 - 5 61 2 o r ( 8 00 ) 71 1 -1 6 2 8 ( Vir g in ia o n ly ) .

School of Business and Engineering Accounting

AAS

Accounting School of Business and Engineering Administration of Justice Accounting AAS A d m i n i s t r a t i ve S u p p o r t Te c h n o l o g y Accounting C

C AAS C

523-5301 Co u r s e s Complete 5 2 3 5 3 0 1 202 Co u r s e s Complete 523-5301 4 0 0 - 0 1523-5177Co u r s e s 523-5301 Co u r s e s C o m p l e t e Courses Complete Complete 5 2 3 5 1 7 7 5 2 3 5 3 0 1 3 9 8 523-5177 Co u r s e s C o m p l e t e523-5301 C o m p l e t e Courses Complete Complete 203

203 202

523-5177 Complete 523-5177 Complete

523-5301 Courses Complete 5 2 3 5 3 0 1 A r c h i t e c t uSupport ral/Industrial Design AAS 8 9 5 - 0 1523-5177Co u r s e s 523-5301 Co u r s e s Administrative Complete C 398 Courses Technology Complete Complete 523-5301 Building Construction Management AAS 895-02 Co u r s e s Co u r s e s Complete Architectural and Civil Engineering Technology 5 2 3 5 3 0 1 C i v i l E n g i n e e r i n g Te c h n o l o g y AAS 895-03 Co u r s e s Co u r s e s Complete Architectural/Industrial 523-5301 AAS 895-01 Courses Courses 523-5432 A u tDesign o m o t i ve Te c h n o l o g y AAS 909 Co u r s e s Complete Co u r s e s Complete Building Construction 523-5301 AAS 895-02 Courses Courses 523-5432 A u tManagement o m o t i ve Te c h n o l o g y C 902 Co u r s e s Complete Co u r s e s Complete Civil Engineering 523-5301 AAS 895-03 Courses Courses Technology 5 2 3 - 5 1 7 7Complete 523-5301 Business Administration AS 213 Co u r s e s Complete C o m p l e t e523-5432 Automotive Technology AAS 909 Courses Course Complete 5 2 3 5 3 0 1 Computer-Aided Design Specialist CSC 221-729-01 Co u r s e s Co u r s e s C o m p l e t e523-5432 Automotive Technology C 902 Courses Courses Complete 523-5177 523-5301 Criminal Justice CSC 2 2 1 - 4 0 0 -523-5177 45 Co u r s e s C o m p l e t e523-5301 C o m p l e t e Courses Business Administration AS 213 Complete Complete 5 2 3 5 7 8 1 1 AAS 242 Co u r s e s C u l i n a r y A r t s Design Computer-Aided 523-5301Co u r s e s CSC 221-729-01 Courses Co u r s e s Courses Specialist Complete 523-5432 D i e s e l MJustice e c h a n i c s Te c h n o l o g y C 9 2 0 523-5177Co u r s e s 523-5301Co u r s e s Courses Criminal CSC 221-400-45 Complete Complete Complete 523-5301 e C o m m eArts rce 1 C S C 242 2 2 1 - 2 5 1 -523-5781 01 Co u r s e s Courses Co u r s e s Culinary AAS C o m p l e t e Courses Courses 5 2 3 - 5 3 0 1 523-5432 E l e c t r oMechanics n i c s Te c hTechnology nology C S C 920 2 2 1 - 9 8 1 - 1Courses 5 Co u r s e s Courses Co u r s e s Diesel C C o m p l e t eComplete 5 2 3 5 3 0 1 523-5301 Engineering AS 8 3 1 Courses Co u r s e s Co u r s e s eCommerce CSC 221-251-01 C o m p l e t e Courses Complete 523-5301 523-5177 5 2 3 - 5 3 0 1 Courses Electronics E n t r e p r e n eTechnology u r s h i p i n S m a l l B u s i n eCSC ss C221-981-15 SC 2 2 1 - 2 1 2 - 1Courses 0 Co u r s e s C o m p l e t eComplete Complete

A r c h i t e c t u r a lofa nJustice d C i v i l E n g i n e e r i nAAS g Te c h n o l o 400-01 gy Administration

Engineering F i r e S c i e n c e Te c h n o l o g y Entrepreneurship in Small Fire Services Business

AS CSC

Fire Science Technology Fire Protection System Design Fire Services AAS F i r e S c i e n c e Te c h n o l o g y Fire Protection System AAS Design Floral Design Fire Science Technology C Floral Design

CSC

Courses

831

Courses

523-5301

Complete 523-5177 523-5301 523-5518 221-212-10 AAS 4 2 7 - 0 Complete 1 Co u r s e s Complete Complete 523-5518 AAS 427-02 Co u r s e s Complete 523-5518 427-01 Courses 523-5518 C 428 Co u r s e s Complete Complete 523-5518 427-02 Courses Complete CSC 221-335-02 Co u r s e s Co u r s e s 523-5518 428 Courses Complete

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Courses

Courses

Co u r s e s Co u r s e s Co u r s e s

Courses

Co u r s e s

Courses Courses

Co u r s e s

Courses

Co u r s e s Co u r s e s Courses

Co u r s e s

Courses

Co u r s e s

Courses

Co u r s e s

Courses

Co u r s e s

Courses

Co u r s e s

Courses

Co u r s e s

Courses

Co urses Courses C oCourses mplete Co urses Courses Co u r s e s Complete Courses Co urses

Courses

Courses

Courses Co u r s e s

Courses Co urses

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Courses

Co u r s e s

Courses

523-5432 Complete

Courses

523-5432

Complete

Courses

Co u r s e s

Courses

Co u r s e s

Courses Courses


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

PLANS

PLAN CODE

DOWNTOWN

CAMPUS LOCATIONS PARHAM WESTERN

DISTANCE

335

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

523-5432 Complete

Co u r s e s

CSC

221-775-03

523-5069 Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Complete

Fo o d S e r v i c e M a n a g e m e n t

AAS

775-07

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Hospitality Entrepreneurship

AAS

775-06

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Lodging Operations

AAS

775-04

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

CSC

221-775-05

523-5069 Co u r s e s 523-5069 Co u r s e s 523-5069 Co u r s e s 523-5069 Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Complete

Computer Programmer

AAS

299-01

Co u r s e s

AAS

299-03

523-5301 Complete 523-5301 Complete

Co u r s e s

M i c r o c o m p u t e r Te c h n i c a l S u p p o r t ( N e t wo r k i n g )

523-5177 Co u r s e s 523-5177 Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Microcomputer Applications (Admini s t r a t i ve / O f f i c e A p p l i c a t i o n s )

AAS

299-04

523-5177 Complete

523-5301 Complete

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Internet Applications D e ve l o p m e n t ( We b D e s i g n )

AAS

299-05

523-5177 Co u r s e s

523-5301 Complete

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Computer Programmer

CSC

221-299-06

523-5177 Co u r s e s

523-5301 Complete

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

I n t e r n e t A p p l i c a t i o n s D e ve l o p m e n t ( We b D e s i g n )

CSC

221-299-18

Co u r s e s

CSC

221-299-03

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

M i c r o s o f t N e t wo r k A d m i n i s t r a t i o n

CSC

221-299-07

Co u r s e s

N e t wo r k E n g i n e e r i n g

CSC

221-732-11

Co u r s e s

N e t wo r k F u n d a m e n t a l s

CSC

221-732-00

Co u r s e s

CSC

221-260-10

523-5177 Complete

523-5301 Complete 523-5301 Complete 523-5301 Complete 523-5301 Complete 523-5301 Complete 523-5301 Complete

Co u r s e s

Microcomputer Applications

523-5177 Co u r s e s 523-5177 Complete

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Retail Management

AAS

212-03

Co u r s e s

AAS

212-04

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

C

223

523-5301 Complete 523-5301 Complete 523-5301 Complete

Co u r s e s

Small Business Management

523-5177 Complete 523-5177 Complete 523-5177 Complete

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

General Practice

AAS

260-01

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Litigation

AAS

260-02

Co u r s e s

523-5301 Complete 523-5301 Complete

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

H o r t i c u l t u r e Te c h n o l o g y

AAS

Hospitality Leadership Hospitality Management

2

Hotel Rooms Division Management I n f o r m a t i o n S y s t e m s Te c h n o l o g y

I n f o r m a t i o n S y s t e m s Te c h n o l o g y

L e g a l O f f i c e Te c h n o l o g y

Co u r s e s Co u r s e s Co u r s e s

Management

M a n a g e m e n t D e ve l o p m e n t Pa r a l e g a l S t u d i e s

Pa s t r y A r t s

CSC

221-242-04

523-5781 Complete

P u b l i c Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n / Diesel Maintenance

CSC

221-920-82

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

523-5432 Complete

Co u r s e s

Real Estate

CSC

221-212-70

523-5177 Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

S u r ve y i n g Te c h n o l o g y

CSC

221-915-01

Co u r s e s

523-5301 Complete 523-5301 Complete

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

We l d i n g

CSC

221-995-01

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

523-5432 Complete

Co u r s e s

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Plans of

Study & Program Directory Continued...

(Area Code 804 for all phone numbers) PLANS

CERTIFICATE OR DEGREE

PLAN CODE

DOWNTOWN

CAMPUS LOCATIONS PARHAM WESTERN

DISTANCE

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Complete

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Complete

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Complete

School of Humanities and Social Sciences American Sign Language

CSC

221-640-01

American Sign Language English Interpretation

AAS

640

E a r l y C h i l d h o o d D e ve l o p m e n t

AAS

636

E a r l y C h i l d h o o d D e ve l o p m e n t

C

632

Early Childhood Education

CSC

221-636-06

Early Childhood Education - Advanced

CSC

221-636-08

Early Childhood - School-Age Child Care

CSC

221-636-07

C

695

AAS

480

General Education Human Services Liberal Arts

523-5178 Complete 523-5178 Complete 523-5178 Complete 523-5178 Complete 523-5178 Complete 523-5178 Complete 523-5178 Complete 523-5178 Complete 523-5178 Complete 523-5178 Complete 523-5178 Complete 523-5178 Complete 523-5178 Complete 523-5178 Complete 523-5178 Complete

Co u r s e s

523-5263 Complete

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

523-5263 Complete

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

523-5374 Complete 523-5374 Co u r s e s 523-5374 Co u r s e s 523-5374 Complete

523-5225 Complete 523-5225 Complete 523-5225 Complete 523-5225 Complete

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

523-5768 Complete

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

AA

6 4 8 -T P

AS

882

American Sign Language/ Deaf Studies

AS

882-01

Te a c h e r P r e p a r a t i o n

AS

8 8 2 -T P

CSC

221-480-30

AS

880-01

Computer Science

AS

880-02

Mathematics

AS

880-05

Te a c h e r P r e p a r a t i o n

AS

8 8 0 -T P

Dental Assisting

C

120

Dental Assisting

CSC

221-120-02

D e n t a l L a b o r a t o r y Te c h n o l o g y

AAS

117

D e n t a l L a b o r a t o r y Te c h n o l o g y

CSC

221-117-02

E m e r g e n c y M e d i c a l S e r v i c e s - Pa r a medic

AAS

146

523-5380 Complete 523-5380 Complete 523-5931 Complete 523-5931 Complete 523-5768 Co u r s e s

Emergency Medical Services E MT- B a s i c

CSC

221-146-01

Co u r s e s

Substance Abuse Counseling Education

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

648

Social Sciences

Co u r s e s

523-5263 Complete 523-5263 Complete 523-5263 Complete

AA

Te a c h e r P r e p a r a t i o n

Co u r s e s

School of Mathematics and Science Science

School of Nursing and Allied Health

523-5768

Emergency Medical Services E MT- I n t e r m e d i a t e

CSC

221-146-03

C o u r s e s Ta u g h t at Local Fire/EMS Tr a i n i n g C e n t e r s

Emergency Medical Services E MT- Pa r a m e d i c

CSC

221-146-05

C o u r s e s Ta u g h t at Local Fire/EMS Tr a i n i n g C e n t e r s

H e a l t h C a r e Te c h n i c i a n

CSC

221-190-06

523-5768

14

523-5375 Complete

Co u r s e s Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s


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(Area Code 804 for all phone numbers) PLANS

CERTIFICATE OR DEGREE

PLAN CODE

DOWNTOWN

CAMPUS LOCATIONS PARHAM WESTERN

DISTANCE

H e a l t h R e c o r d s C o d i n g Te c h n i c i a n 3

CSC

221-152-06

523-5375 Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

M e d i c a l L a b o r a t o r y Te c h n o l o g y

AAS

151

523-5375 Complete

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Nursing

AAS

156

523-5375 Complete

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

160

523-5375 Complete

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Courses Complete

Opticianry

AAS

Opticians Apprentice

CSC

221-160-04

523-5375 Complete

P h a r m a c y Te c h n i c i a n

CSC

221-190-08

C

157

523-5375 Complete 523-5375 Complete

Pre-Nursing

CSC

221-156-02

P r e - E M S - Pa r a m e d i c

CSC

221-146-04

Pre-Opticianry

CSC

221-160-01

Pre-Dental Laborator y Te c h n o l o g y

CSC

221-117-01

P r e - M e d i c a l L a b Te c h n o l o g y

CSC

221-151-01

Pre-Respirator y Therapy

CSC

221-181-02

Pre-Dental Assisting

CSC

221-120-01

Pre-Practical Nursing

CSC

Respirator y Therapy

Practical Nursing

Complete Courses Complete

Lab/Clinical on Site

Clinical on Site

Courses Complete

Clinical on Site

Co u r s e s Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Complete

Co u r s e s

Complete

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Complete

Complete

Complete

Complete

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Complete

Co u r s e s

Complete

Complete

Co u r s e s

Complete

Complete

Co u r s e s

Complete

221-157-02

523-5375 Complete 523-5375 Complete

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Complete

AAS

181

523-5009 Complete

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Respirator y Therapy Advanced Practice

CSC

221-181-03

523-5009 Complete

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

S l e e p Te c h n o l o g y f o r Po l y s o m n o g r a p h y

CSC

221-181-05

523-5375 Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

Co u r s e s

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

Courses Complete Lab/Clinical on Site Courses Complete Lab/Clinical on Site Courses Complete Clinical on Site

A l l c o u r s e s i n t h e C u l i n a r y A r t s A A S d e g r e e m a y b e c o m p l e t e d a t t h e D o w n t o w n C a m p u s e x c e p t H R I 11 9 , which is offered only via distance learning.

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2 Completion of the Hospitality Management AAS degree requires that classes be taken both at the Downtown Campus and via distance learning.

C o m p l e t i o n o f t h e H e a l t h R e c o r d s C o d i n g Te c h n i c i a n C S C r e q u i r e s t h a t c l a s s e s b e t a k e n a t b o t h t h e Downtown and Parham Road Campuses.

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Spring 2011 Registration Information

Eight Steps to

Taking Credit Courses 1. APPLY AND DETERMINE YOUR ENROLLMENT STATUS

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.

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 Spring 2008), complete the Application for Admission found online at reynolds.edu, under the Future Students section. Students who complete the online 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.

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 November 8 (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 at (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 If you are a student that has attended a VCCS college determining the correct Empl ID number to use for transactions at JSRCC, please call (804) 523-5029. 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 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, 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

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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 a.m. PRC and DTC The WC Testing Center is open for scheduled appointments 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 3 p.m. to 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 prerequisites 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 (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: September 15, 2010 for Spring 2011 (10-11 FAFSA) March 15, 2011 for Summer 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 JSRCCapproved curriculum, and submitting other requested documents to the Student Success Center are: November 15, 2010 for Spring 2011 April 15, 2011 for Summer 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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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 removed 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 the College’s website at reynolds.edu. 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:  once reynolds.edu  has been accessed,  click on “My JSRCC email, blackboard.” Log in to College services. Select “VCCS SIS89: Student Information System.”  Proceed to  “VCCS SIS Self Service,” “Student Center,” “Apply NELNET Payment Plan” and continue to complete the plan application process. Please note that participation

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in the payment plan may be accomplished only through this website; payment plan application at a college administrative office, by mail or by telephone is not available. Active participation in the Nelnet e-Cashier payment plan for the full amount of tuition and fee charges is 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 at (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 Spring 2011 semester from November 8, 2010 through January 14, 2011. Nelnet e-Cashier applications must be completed by 3 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 (804) 523-5186 and forward email authorization to ecashier@reynolds.edu.

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


Taking Credit Courses Center no later than: September 15, 2010 for Spring 2011 March 15, 2011 for Summer 2011 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 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 November 15, 2010 for Spring 2011; April 15, 2011 for Summer 2011; June 15, 2011 for Fall 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.

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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 outof-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:

Students who anticipate an employer or Spring Status, December 1 other third-party sponsor, including external Summer Status, April 1 scholarships, to be responsible for tuition expenses Fall Status, August 1 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 For a complete list of classes Business Office each semester they wish to utilize available this spring, visit their external sponsorship and have their tuition and fees charged to their participating sponsor, reynolds.edu. which includes tuition and fee charges that should be paid from the Virginia College Savings Plan

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Taking Credit Courses Expenses

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

Amount

___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________

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 oncampus Student Success Center, or during orientation (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. Noncurricular 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 self enrollment block can be removed to allow students to self-enroll. 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

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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) ________ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ ________ ________ ________ ________

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 spring, visit reynolds.edu.


Taking Credit Courses Main Menu Options 1 – General Information 2 – Billing 3 – Financial 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.

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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.

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.

Any student may choose to enroll on campus in the Student Success Center during published dates ENROLLMENT CANCELLATION and times. (On-campus registration is not allowed Removal from some or all enrolled courses may during Early Bird registration.) Student Success Center hours during in person registration dates are: occur for those students whose accounts are not paid in full or otherwise fully supported by an approved November 29 — December 17 financial aid award or other third-party sponsorship 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday) agreement by each payment deadline. Students 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Wednesday) who no longer wish to be enrolled in particular 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Friday) courses should drop all such unwanted courses by the published drop deadline. If not dropped, January 3 – January 7 tuition refunds, where appropriate, will not be 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Monday-Thursday) processed and financial aid awards and third-party 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Friday) sponsorship accounts will be charged accordingly. January 10 – January 14 Students who have concerns about their account 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Monday-Thursday) should contact a Business Office representative who 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Friday) will be happy to answer their questions.

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 third-party 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

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.

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

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.

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reynolds.edu/bookstore for specific information.

Western Campus (804) 556-5758 A temporary bookstore will be open only during the first week of classes. Otherwise please visit our bookstore online at reynolds.edu/bookstore or our Parham Road Campus location.

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

PURCHASING BOOKS USING FINANCIAL AID Financial Aid recipients may charge books to their aid from January 5—January 26, 2011. The following stipulations apply to the book-charging process: 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 January 6 please register for your classes on or before January 5. 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 6. If your books are on backorder and will not arrive by January 26, 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 January 26 cutoff date as this affects the processing of refund checks.

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

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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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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: • 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.

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

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Click Student Center link on the menu

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

• 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.)

1. 2. 3.

1. 2. 3. Click the minus ‘-’ to close the menu and show more of the page

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

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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.

Step 7: Sign Out Step 3: Set Preferences

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Step 5: View Schedule

Step 6: Pay Tuition

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

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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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

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

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.

Before you register by phone • •

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 • 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. • Enter your Empl ID, unless you entered it in a previous step. • Enter your 6-digit date-of-birth in MMDDYY format ‘052674’ for May 26, 1974. • Press 1 for Registration General information. • 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 • 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. • Enter your Empl ID, unless you entered it in a previous step. • Enter your 6-digit date-of-birth in MMDDYY format ‘052674’ for May 26, 1974. • Select a Fee Payment Term. • Press 1 to pay your total balance by credit card. • Enter your credit card number followed by the # sign. • Enter your 4-digit expiration date in MMYY format 0504 for May 2004. • Enter your 5-digit zip code. It must be the billing zip code for the credit card. • 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.

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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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 courserelated 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 course related 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

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with the guidance and approval of the original instructor. The 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 at reynolds.edu/campuspolice 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 annual 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) 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,


Additional Information • 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. 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, or refer to College Policy 1-26, Student Privacy and Release of Student Information.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Non-U.S. citizens seeking eligibility for instate 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. Non-native 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. to noon and 6 p.m. to 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 further details, students should contact Police and Security Services or visit reynolds.edu/campuspolice.

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 the Office of Student Accommodations (DTC 804-523-5628; PRC and WC 804-523-5290; ADDTDD*804-786-8800).

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All Students


Spring 2011 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 WITHDRAWALS incur a liability with the College for any tuition and/or book expenses that no longer are payable To officially withdraw from a course or courses, a student must obtain from and submit to the Student with federal financial aid monies. 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 a complete list of classes for course completion and grade requirements in available this spring, visit their specific program. Withdrawals result in a grade of W with no refund. After the published deadline, reynolds.edu. 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.

CIVILITY: ENHANCING THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

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Punctuality Courtesy Distractions Consideration

• • • •

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 Reynolds.edu/learning.

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Additional Information ACADEMIC RENEWAL

GRADUATION INFORMATION

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 anticipating graduation must submit a graduation application by the following dates: January 31, 2011 for Spring 2011; June 30, 2011 for Summer 2011; & September 30, 2011 for Fall 2011.

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 (noncurricular 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.

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 (Fall 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.

Students interested in appealing to the Academic Standing Committee must submit a Reinstatement Form, along with supporting documentation, to a SELF-ADVISING campus Student Success Center or fax to Self-advising students are warned that they assume (804) 371-3650 by the following deadlines: full responsibility for selecting appropriate courses • November 1, 2010 (Spring 2011 reinstatement) and for complying with pre- and co-requisites, as explained in the catalog. All curricular students, • April 8, 2011 (Summer 2011 reinstatement) regardless of eligibility to self-advise, are • July 1, 2011 (Fall 2011 reinstatement) encouraged to make an appointment to meet with their faculty advisor regularly regarding program CURRICULAR STATUS requirements, progress toward graduation, and A student’s last curricular or non-curricular status any changes in the catalog. Catalogs are available is still in effect upon returning each semester. in the Student Success Centers and can be viewed Students should visit a Student Success Center to on the web at reynolds.edu. Curriculum Progress change their curricular status. Reports are available in the appropriate academic school, a Student Success Center, or online at MY JSRCC reynolds.edu/myjsrcc.

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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 time frame.

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.

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.

HOW TO KEEP YOUR FINANCIAL AID

Total Plan Credits_________ x 1.5 = _________ Your Maximum Time Frame Please Note: Transfer credits are included in the 150% calculation.

Grade Point Average

Students must meet the following cumulative grade To keep eligibility for loans, grants, and work-study, point standards to be eligible for aid: students should: Attempted Credit Hours Minimum GPA • Successfully complete classes, avoid excessively withdrawing from classes and receiving grades of 17-23 1.00 F, U, or I (a D is better than a W). 24-35 1.50 • Submit the FAFSA each year by April 15. 36-47 1.75 • Submit requested documents in a timely manner. 48 + 2.00

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS STANDARDS 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.

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The standards in the table above are absolute minimums. Students should strive to do much better than the minimum.

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 Summer) 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.


Financial Aid Students (including loan recipients)

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 obtain a “Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal� form or download the form from the financial aid website at 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 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, offcampus 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.

Learning course sections 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 J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College now offers prerequisites. three kinds of distance learning courses: Tip for Success: Most students find that Distance 1. Online courses: All course work and interactions Learning courses are more demanding than the with the instructor and classmates are completed traditional on-campus lecture courses. To be online. The course is accessed through Blackboard. successful as a Distance Learning student, you should consider all of the items listed below. If you 2. Distance learning courses with in-person or have concerns about any of these items, talk with an proctor requirement: Most of the instruction academic advisor before registering for a Distance is online. However, students will be required to Learning course. make a limited number of trips to campus for labs, presentations and other class activities or to a • Make sure that you have completed all Placement Test recommendations and that you have excellent community site for clinicals or internships. Some reading and writing skills. courses may require proctored testing that can be done at JSRCC testing centers, testing sites at • Make sure that you have taken the other VCCS colleges, or any approved site outside SmarterMeasure assessment. Review assessment of the state of Virginia. results and discuss them with your academic 3. Teleconferencing/video-conferencing courses: advisor. Students meet on site at one of the JSRCC • Make sure that you are proficient in the basic campuses, at a site at another VCCS college, or computer skills. If you have not taken a computer at a connected off-campus site. Class meetings competency test or successfully completed ITE are scheduled weekly, just like on-campus 115 or CSC 155, you should consider completing classes. The instructor is connected to the class one of these options before enrolling in a Distance by a closed video network. Students see the Learning course. instructor and students at other sites on television • Make sure that you have 10 or more hours each monitors in the classroom. Some instruction and week that you can devote to study and online communications will be in Blackboard or via the communication with your instructor and Internet. classmates. Students should carefully read section notes • Make sure that you have excellent time before registering for a distance learning course. management skills, that you can develop and The course schedule section notes will indicate follow a study plan, that you can attend any the specific kind of distance learning course for required on-campus meetings, and that you can that section. Visit reynolds.edu for registration meet deadlines for course assignments. information and procedures. The last day to register for any Spring semester Distance Learning Distance learning courses are recommended only for students with the computer knowledge and skills to: course is January 14, 2011. Because Distance

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• 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:

continued...

• 56.6 modem (DSL or other high speed connection preferred) • 64 MB 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) • 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.

• a computer (350MHz or higher required)

Steps to Begin Distance Learning Courses

free Orientation to Distance Learning module. For Student ID/EmplID/User ID: Go to reynolds.edu/myjsrcc.

Before registration

Also, you may visit any campus open computer lab for assistance.

• 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 a 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 reynolds.edu/CDE for additional information about Distance Learning at JSRCC. If you are a first time 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

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 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 to Blackboard by January 10, 2011 to obtain additional course information.

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Hybrid Courses HYBRID COURSES In an effort to provide both flexibility in course schedules and the benefits of face-to-face, oncampus 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 the

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 Apprenticeship Certificate Respiratory Therapy - AAS degree, Advanced Practice Certificate

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

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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


Hibbison receives distinguished VCCS Professorship Dr. Eric Hibbison, program head for reading, has received the Virginia Community College System Chancellor’s Faculty Professorship for his project “Building a Reading Bridge.” The project will explore methods of bridging JSRCC reading courses and the challenging course work of the College’s social sciences and science disciplines. The Professorship is a two-year competitive grant that supports teaching excellence within the Virginia Community College System. The program offers a stipend and provides reassigned time for faculty to conduct research. The grant will fund classroom research as well as some reciprocal exchanges between reading faculty and social science and science faculty that will allow them to share concerns, observations, and recommendations. In addition, it will fund the development of training modules for faculty. Hibbison predicts a probable outcome to be a learning community pairing a reading section with two or three sections of a social science class or a science class. His full recommendations and findings will be reported to the College by 2012. In the 1990s, Hibbison received his first Chancellor’s Faculty Professorship for research on methods of teaching composition. He found that intervening between drafts of students’ compositions had more impact on the quality of their writing than group work, guided peer analysis or cooperative learning.

Reynolds Learning Communities Learning Communities take apparently unrelated courses and link them together with a theme and a team of professors.

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 backto-back, or at the same time on alternating days - so your first benefit is getting a better, more convenient class schedule.

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.

What do computers and English have in common? Or art and history? A lot if they’re a part of a Reynolds Learning Community.

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fIRST PERSON Matt Vinson

I am so thankful for the clear vision that I have had for my life and for God’s guidance and help to achieve my goals. My name is Matthew Vinson and I am a 2010 University of Virginia graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. It had been my dream since high school to become a civil engineer and to work in that field.

campus tours for student orientation and assisted with the Virginia Community College System award luncheon at the Country Club of Virginia. Being an active student not only gave me a sense of accomplishment, but also allowed me to make connections with many amazing people and to be more confident with public speaking opportunities.

In high school, I realized how much I enjoyed physics and figuring out how things worked. The educational requirement to become a civil engineer is a bachelor’s degree. Even though I was confident that this was a career I was interested in, people in that field had warned me of the large number of math and science classes along the way. While I was still in high school, I decided to try out an engineering class at J. Sargeant Reynolds through dual-enrollment. Because of my solid math background from A Beka homeschooling, I placed directly into collegelevel calculus, which was a co-requisite to the introductory engineering class. My first two college classes were fairly difficult, but they did not dissuade me from my goal.

The education and activities at JSRCC prepared me as a person and as a student to go on to bigger things in life. One of those things was to transfer to the University of Virginia to complete my fouryear degree. The College made this easier by having transfer days each semester where representatives from four-year universities presented information on their specific programs and transfer agreements. Establishing contacts and receiving information from various colleges definitely helped me in my transfer process.

Applying for department scholarships was another valuable aid. Good grades and my clear goal of becoming a civil engineer were beneficial in winning several scholarships After graduating from high school, I enrolled throughout my scholastic years. I am thankful at JSRCC full-time in the Engineering associate that I only accepted loans for one year at degree program. Because I knew I would be UVa—this kept my total debt below $10,000. on the Parham Road campus for at least the Upon entering the workforce, I realized that next two years, I wanted to get involved as a student. There were three areas that I became no easy job with a large salary was awaiting me. In June, I began working part-time with active in. The first was a student club that I started in the fall of 2006. The club was called Willmark Engineering. This small Ashlandbased firm has given me wonderful training the Oasis Bible Study and it was a place for and experience in designing site plans. I pray people to get together and share what God was doing in their lives and to study different that I will be able to work full-time at this location as the market picks up. Right now, topics in the Bible and in the culture. It was I work with a painter to maintain a full work at Oasis that I met my future wife. I was also schedule. I have been married to my beautiful invited to join the honor society Phi Theta wife Heather for over a year now and we are Kappa once I finished my first few semesters expecting our first baby this January. I thank with good grades. As a member, I helped my Lord Jesus for the many blessings in my with a Habitat for Humanity event and was awarded the Coca-Cola Scholarship. I was also life and am very excited about the future. a Reynolds Student Ambassador, where I gave

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Fresh Faces at Reynolds Amelia (Amy) Bradshaw has been named vice president of Finance & Administration at Reynolds. Amy has served as the interim vice president of Finance & Administration since October 2009.  Currently she is in her 13th year at JSRCC having worked her way from budget manager to accounting manager to director of Financial Operations and now this new role as VP of Finance & Administration. Amy holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and a bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a minor in Economics from Northern Illinois University.

Paul Ronca has been hired as the new chief of Police and Security Services at Reynolds. In 2008, Chief Ronca retired as a first precinct commander from the City of Richmond Police Department. After that he served as the chief of police in Penn Township, Pennsylvania before moving back to Richmond. Chief Ronca has two children – a son in high school and a daughter in college – and has been married for 26 years.

Brian Richardson is the new dean of students for Student Affairs. He comes to Reynolds from Lord Fairfax Community College in Warrenton, Virginia where he served as the coordinator for student success. Richardson also served as the associate director for Student Athlete Development at Arizona State University. He holds a master’s degree in Education Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Virginia Wesleyan College.  He enjoys photography, sports, traveling and spending time with his wife, triplets (two boys and a girl) and two dogs.

David Loope is the new vice president of Academic Affairs at JSRCC. Most recently, he served as dean of Arts and Sciences at Tidewater Community College’s Chesapeake Campus. Prior to this position, he served as chief of staff at Tidewater and as executive assistant to the president at Old Dominion University. Dr. Loope possesses extensive experience in higher education policy, having worked for the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education and for the Office of Educational Research at the U.S. Department of Education. He holds degrees in English from the University of Tennessee and Wake Forest University and a doctorate in higher education administration from The College of William and Mary. He lives in Chesapeake with his wife, Charlene, and son, Alex. Raymond Burton has been named dean of the School of Mathematics and Science. Burton has more than 16 years of experience in higher education. He holds a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Biology from Virginia State University with post-graduate biology credits from the University of Nebraska. For the past seven years, Burton has coordinated all of the science offerings across the campuses of Germanna Community College, including managing the various aspects of teaching and learning, faculty hiring and evaluation, and lab oversight. He is a seasoned teacher and is passionate about distancelearning.

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Men’s health matters too

Reynolds professor travels to Europe to discuss men’s health issues J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education Stephen Sowulewski presented at the 6th World Congress on Men’s Health in Vienna, Austria last fall. His presentation, “Helping Men Shoulder the Burden of Ill Health: Familial Support at Work,” examined ways for men to take charge of their own health and inspired a sense of urgency for men to use preventative measures to bolster their longevity. “Men are the last ones to take care of themselves and because of that factor, their immediate family can often be left with an enormous void that leaves them, in some cases, widowed, orphaned or beleaguered by finances,” Sowulewski said. “It also leaves the family deeply devastated by the burden of how to care for their husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, partner, or significant other.” Sowulewski’s presentation compared the more proactive view of women’s health and the influence that women have in a man’s medical care, interventions, and treatments. “It is often women who take a more vested interest in the health of the men in their family,” he said noting that a woman’s life expectancy is five to seven years longer than a man’s.

Sowulewski teaches courses in nutrition, community health, and topics in public health. He is also an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in the Department of Health and Human Performance where he teaches courses in health, wellness, fitness and healthcare organization/management. He is a faculty member at the University of Richmond in the Department of Fitness Recreation & Wellness where he teaches courses in men’s health and substance abuse. Sowulewski is a certified instructor through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and a frequent contributor for McGraw-Hill Company in textbook review and writing for test banks. He has a master’s degree in Health Promotion from Central Michigan University and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Health Education at VCU. His doctoral externship was in 2009 with the Men’s Health Network, a national non-profit organization that provides men and their families with health prevention messages and tools, where he continues to be active. Sowulewski will present “Nutrition and Men’s Health Marketing” at 2010’s Men’s Health World Congress in Nice, France.

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Expert’s Corner

The Social Scene with David Barrish

The Expert’s Corner features a Q&A with Reynolds faculty experts. In this issue, School of Business Assistant Dean and former Culinary Arts Program Head David Barrish shares his expertise and tips for planning or attending the perfect soirée – just in time for party season.

How early should I send out invitations for a casual party (i.e. a birthday party)? Are electronic invitations ever appropriate?

How do I fold a handkerchief for a sport coat?

By definition, sport coats are less formal than suit jackets, and the inclusion of a As a rule, snail-mailed invitations convey the handkerchief is not typical. It is more most forethought and planning. Nonetheless, customary to wear a handkerchief, or pocket square with a suit jacket. Every gentleman emailed invitations (including Evite and seeks to make his own fashion statement, and variants) may be perfectly acceptable and there are several folds to achieve this. Good will save you a few coins on the front end. examples of folds may be Tradition suggests that found at www.askmen.com/ important occasions fashion. are announced with sufficient advance notice. What should I say in a If you want your guests “thank you” card when to feel important, then the gift was money? you should send formal engraved invitations by Certainly you should first class snail mail at speak from your heart. An least 30 days in advance. appropriate response might Conversely, you can email be, “Thanks for allowing me creative invitations within the freedom to decide how a week of the party; I will enjoy your thoughtful however your guests David Barrish is the Assistant Dean for gift. I promise I will share might misconstrue the The School of Business my decision with you once I late-breaking invitations have made it!” as an afterthought. So much has to do with the dynamics within your social network. What are the best cheeses/foods to Sometimes, a spontaneous invitation sent serve if you intend on keeping platters through Twitter or another medium is all it out for several hours? takes to get that last minute party started. First and foremost, you must plan for food Can you wear a black suit instead of safety. As a rule, moist high-protein foods are susceptible to rapid growth of foodborne a tuxedo to a formal event? pathogens if exposed to room temperature Men should always wear a tuxedo when for extended periods of time. You should invited to a “black tie affair.” Alternately, stock your platters so that they empty within when invited to a “black tie optional affair,” four hours. A secondary, but important gents may wear a tuxedo or a dark suit with concern is sensory appeal. Self service foods a tie. Personally, I love the urbane vibe of a left to display for extended periods of time roomful of women in formal dresses and men may lose their visual impact or textural in tuxedos. Put some Frank Sinatra on the integrity. It is wise to (1) select foods that jukebox and you have instant mood indigo. lend themselves to platter service at ambient

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(room) temperature, (2) plan your displays so that they will be depleted within a reasonable amount of time, and (3) replace the emptied selections with fresh supplies on unused platters/bowls. If you are unsure of the likely demand for various items, then select sturdy ingredients that will withstand extended display. Examples include: • Shelled nuts and dried fruits

• Raw or blanched vegetables in season

• Hard and semi-hard cheeses (Romano, Cheddar, Manchego, etc.) • Cured meats and fish (salami, drycured ham, smoked salmon, etc.)

How can someone without professional culinary experience prepare truffles? And why are they so expensive? Just so we are clear, there are two types of truffles. Sweet truffles are confections typically filled with chocolate ganache, and frequently rolled in cocoa or dipped in chocolate coverature. Fine chocolate requires tempering and other skills possessed by artisan confectioners, and that makes them precious if not pricy. Nonetheless, recipes can be found on various web sites, and with practice, anyone can produce sweet treats that are guaranteed to please.

An even more precious truffle is the fruiting body of various fungi, most typically of the genus Tuber. The most prized truffles • Crackers and toasted slices of dense are the white truffles (Tuber magnatum) from the Alba and Piedmont regions of bread Italy, and the black winter truffles (Tuber • Cookies and brownies melanosprum) from the Périgord region of France. The two reasons they are so What is the proper way to eat a expensive are, (1) truly delicious truffles stuffed artichoke? are not easily cultivated, and most often Despite their allure, artichokes have a are foraged from natural hardwood forests, limited amount of edible flesh. The leaves and (2) the edible fruiting bodies grow are best enjoyed at times other than parties. beneath the soil and leaf litter, and are Stuffed artichokes obviously contain a discovered only with great skill and effort. savory filling, but the real treat includes These pungent rarities can be purchased the heart, the bottom and the peeled fresh, flash-frozen, or in tiny cans or jars. No stem. If properly prepared and cooked, matter which form you procure them in, they these tender bits can easily be captured will set you back some serious cash. A less with a slender cocktail fork and a dinner expensive approach is to buy small bottles knife. Note: Artichokes and wine are not a of truffle-infused olive oil for finishing your very good combination. Eating artichokes dishes prior to service (heat drives the heightens the perception of sweetness, thus delicate perfume away, so add sparingly only altering the wine’s sensory attributes. The as the dishes are readied for the table). Your winemaker’s best intentions may be derailed guests will enjoy the elusive scent of white when their wines are tasted alongside or black truffles, and you can invest the artichoke dishes. If you insist on matching money you saved into the fund for your next artichokes with wine, it is wise to select a soirée. highly acidic wine, rather than a wine with significant residual sugar. White wines are typically more acidic (average pH=3.0) than red wines (average pH=3.5), although wines vinified from under ripe grapes are also likely to be acidic. If you insist on serving wine with an artichoke dish, it would help to include a rich dairy component (cheese, butter, etc.) to lend an unctuous note that balances the herbal edges. • Vinegar-dressed salads composed of beans, grains or crisp vegetables

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