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The VC Publication The Monthly Journal Dedicated to Your Success ISSUE 27 October 2011

Editor: Darryl Demmons Managing Editor: Christine Bostic Faculty Advisor: Cheryl Corbin

In This Issue What I have learned P.1 You’re Hired P.2 Get Involved P.2 What’s going On P.3 Upcoming Events P.4

What I have learned about me By Teiah Mills, AOM Student I have learned that no matter what situation I am in, I always come out on top. There is nothing that is going to stand in my way. Over the last few years, going back to school never was on my mind until I sat back one day and was thinking to myself. I needed to get out and go do something besides sit down and chill all day. I had goals that I wanted to complete and I wasn’t doing anything about them at all. I felt like I had just given up and that I had let my family down. They believed in me more than I believed in myself. In February of 2011, I made the choice to get back in school and get my degree. I never told anyone what I was doing, not even my mother. I wanted to surprise her by getting good grades or at least passing my classes. After my first term was over, I still never said anything to anybody but just kept going on like nothing had changed. I never really thought about how I was going to tell my mom I was in school, but when I was informed that I had made the Dean List, there was no other way to tell her but to send her a copy of my certificate. Over the last few months my mom has been my biggest supporter and she has been there when I have been hit in the face with things that I thought were just going to end it all for me. At one point I felt like I was running out of time and didn’t know what to do. But regardless of what the situation. I was going through at the time, I got past it and came out on top. Now I am in my fourth term with Virginia College and I feel like I am on top of the world.

You’re Hired! Congratulations to the following students that have been hired by local companies! Your Name Here,

Marquette D Blockett, Angela Wallace, Erica C

Taylor, Chris Borders, Linette Piner, Nekea Johnson, Laura Storey, Zenia I Figueroa, Mack Hope, Jovita Hollomon, Carol Schleicher, Anita Curry, Tamica Graham, Carol Harris, Jennifer Knight, Donna F Newman, Stephanie R Pressley, April Gaines, Kameisha M Price!

A Note from the Editor What I learned on my VC journey was that life has its ups and down. That school waits for no one. No matter what you go through, you need to get an education to better your life. Even though I felt like I wanted to give up, I knew that school was the right place to go and the right thing to do. The skills that I have obtained being here have helped me in so many ways. For example, one of the main skills I have obtained is accounting. With this skill I have been able to manage my bank account and maintain a stable living environment. Other than that, I have learned how to write a professional resume, cover letter, and thank you letter. On this journey the instructors and students have been very helpful when it came to school, work, and even life in general. But the main thing I learned was “Whenever you think that you can't do it, just look back and remember the major challenges that you've overcome and you will make it.”

Please join Ms. Scott & Ms. Neis along with the MOM & MA students in participating in the University Hospital-sponsored Breast Cancer fundraiser, The Miracle Mile Walk on Saturday, October 15, 2011. Pink Ribbons are on sale, so please consider donating or joining our team! See Ms. Cole for more info or to sign up. Don’t forget you Pink shirts!

Poetry Corner I am a Star By Rico Fielding The world is dark even when it is light Sometimes things that are cool ain’t even right Many in abomination and swear they are real Somethings the mirror cannot reveal Hearts are getting broken by the brokenhearted Will not give away roses unless someone departed I’m gonna live my dream nightmare time over I’m a star the beginning coming closer Pretty Brown eyes can dis me while some woman will kiss me And some helpful hands will help and assist me Two words to those that want to give up “Just try” Do what’s right even if you have to cover ya lust eye rainy days many times are not prepared for How many God’s children are not truly cared for Many woman hate men ‘cause they use the power in the wrong way Sleepless nights reason for their long day Pain exists so just so that joy can truly reign All the takeaways are truly making room for the gain

Submit your original short work to By the 15th of each month to:

Staff of VC

Student Ambassadors VC-Augusta will launch a Student Ambassador/Mentorship Program in the upcoming months. Students must have excellent grades and attendance and display leadership qualities in order to qualify. These students will represent VC at various events such as graduation, advisory board meetings, career fairs, health fairs, and new student orientation. In addition, mentors will assist new students as they familiarize themselves to the VC environment.

Graduation News Graduation Prep for December Grads will be held during the week of October 17th – 24th. All December Grads MUST meet with Ms. Cole or Ms. Farr for graduation prep. Students will be fitted for cap & gown. Graduation Rehearsal-will be held on Saturday, January 7th, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Academy of Richmond County High School Auditorium (“Richmond Academy”). Rehearsal is mandatory; graduates will receive their cap & gown & guest tickets.

A Note from the Dean

Ms. Ellen White-Khazrai joined the academic team at Virginia College on September 26, 2011 as the manager of the Learning Success Center. She joins us from Paine College. Ms. White received a Master of Arts and Education in Teaching English as a Second Language in 1988, a Bachelor of Science in Business Services in 1982, and an Associate of Applied Business in 1981, all from the University of Toledo.

We have received notification that the American Society of HealthSystem Pharmacists Board of Directors has granted accreditation of our Pharmacy Technician program. We were accredited for the maximum time allowed (six years). The accreditation decision was based on a thorough survey visit and many hours of work in the classroom and behind the scenes. Congratulations to Mr. Abrams and the Pharmacy Technician program instructors for their commitment to excellence. The accreditation for the pharmacy technician program is a program-specific accreditation. The overall Virginia College Augusta Campus is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

Stacie Farr joined the VC team on June 29, 2009, before the school opened or classes even began. As the new Student Services associate. She is excited about meeting the students. Ms. Farr has authored a book, titled “Black Girl in America”. Her book is available in the

Seize the day !


-Paul Lund, Academic Dean

Ms. Farr is excited about the transition and looks forward to her new role in Student services.

Congrats! Follow Us

Food Vendors on Campus in August 10/12 & 10/13 – Maryland Fried Chicken 10/19 & 10/20 – Jackie M’s 10/26 & 10/27 – Great Wraps


National Technical Honor Society

To Sharon Scott and Maria Neis! Ms. Neis was awarded faculty of the quarter for the Summer of 2011. The students of MA/MOM achieved certification pass rates of : CMAA –100% and RMA of 87.9%!

VC-Augusta has formed a Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). Eligible students have been invited to attend an informational meeting on October 17th. A pinning/induction ceremony will be planned for later in the Quarter.

Book Club

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Join our online conversation about the most thought provoking books.

This month’s winner is Frances Jackson. Your essay on October’s Quotable Quote was a winner! You have won A VC water bottle. Here is the quote for October: I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure--which is: Try to please everybody.— Herbert Bayard Swope

Herbert Bayard Swope does not know the formula because there is no formula to success. You have to make success for yourself; it’s what you make of it for yourself. There is no pleasing everyone because if you try to please everyone you make yourself miserable. Misery makes bad company for you and everyone around you. There’s an old saying that misery loves company and you as person don’t want to be miserable for the rest of your life, nor make people around you feel the same way. You set yourself up for failure when you are miserable. So be happy and continue to move toward your future, forget about the misery. November’s Quote:

To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.—A.A. Milne All essays must be less that 150 words and submitted via email to no later that the 15th of each month.


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