Saturday, May 15, 2010

Reynolds students to represent Commonwealth at national business leadership conference

JSRCC students recently received first place wins at the Virginia Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference for future business leaders. Reynolds received first place for its community service project sponsoring the Salvation Army Food Pantry. For several years, the Reynolds chapter of Phi Beta Lamba has collected food for the Salvation Army. This year, the group more than doubled collections – delivering over 3,800 pounds of food to the pantry just before Thanksgiving. The project was presented by JSRCC students Matthew Hylton, Krystal Brooks, and Clarissa Smithee. Winners at the leadership conference will compete at the national level in Nashville this July.
“Our students competed with students from all over Virginia,” said Reynolds Phi Beta Lambda faculty advisor Dr. Mel C. Burton, Jr. “Students were from both two and four year colleges, so it makes it especially nice that they did so well in the competition.”
JSRCC student winners from this year’s Leadership Conference were:
Jordan Baker – 1st place in Emerging Business Issues
Justin Neagle – 1st place in Client Service; 1st place in Marketing Analysis and Decision Making
Jonathan Mathes – 1st place in Emerging Business Issues
Jara Janulis – 1st place in Help Desk; 1st place in Business Decision Making
Erica Southworth – 1st place in Business Decision Making
Andrew Pauley – 2nd place in Accounting Analysis and Decision Making; 2nd place in Sales Presentation

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

College Celebrates Nursing Graduate Recognition Ceremony

JSRCC recently recognized nearly 75 students who completed the Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing. Held in the Lipman Auditorium of the Massey Library Technology Center, the ceremony opened with a welcome by JSRCC President Dr. Gary Rhodes and inspirational words by JSRCC nursing program coordinator Nancy O’Donnell, RN, MS.
“I know you are going to do a wonderful job in the profession and will make J. Sargeant Reynolds proud,” said O’Donnell. “It is now time for you to get out there and make things better.”
After sharing with the students some of the difficulties she faced when coming out of college, O’Donnell challenged the students not only to try new adventures in the profession, but to be someone that gets things done.
After the award presentations, the graduates recited the Nurses’ Pledge.
The Reynolds’ Nursing Program is designed to prepare its students to participate as collaborative members of nursing care teams and to provide direct care to patients in a variety of health service facilities and agencies. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students are eligible to take the licensing examination to become Registered Nurses.