Thursday, September 21, 2017

Meet Jackie Manley
Student Life Specialist 

How long have you been at Reynolds? 
I have been working at Reynolds for over 16 years.

What do you like most about Reynolds? 
I work in the office of Student Life as I love working with the students, and the freedom my office has to try new things. I also love the leadership opportunities we offer and making a difference in student lives here at Reynolds.

What jobs did you have as a teenager? 
I didn’t work too much when I was high school - on occasions I would do babysitting jobs for my mom’s friends. 

What do you like to do in your off-time? 
I love hanging out with my friends and family. I am one of the youth advisers at my church. I’m also the adviser for our praise team and sing in two choirs. I also love doing volunteer work, so I often do that on the weekends. 

What is your favorite movie? 
I love all the Transformer movies….except for the 3rd episode. 

If you could have one super power, what would be? 
Time Manipulation! All good times would last forever and awkward moments would never happen. I would go back and make changes to bad decisions. I could see people who died that I truly miss --- so yes time manipulation would be my super power. 

If you were given $5 million, what would you do? 
No brainer - I would help my family and friends. I would give to my church, help the homeless and donate to my schools….the list could go on and on. I love to see people happy, and if I could make someone else’s life easier by giving them money, I would it in a heartbeat. 

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
My fear of public speaking - I know people think because I like to talk all the time I don’t have a problem speaking, but I hate to stand up in front of a crowed and speak.

What one word would you use to describe Reynolds?
Outstanding! We have great opportunities for our students to succeed, I love the family feel here. It’s a great place to be.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Prestigious Housing Design Competition
Won by Reynolds Students


Congratulations to Reynolds Architectural and Engineering Technology students Michael Cintron and Charles Cabaniss for winning Phase I of the Blueprint for the Future: A Home for Everyone design competition. Michael and Charles will be recognized for their achievement at the Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference in November.

This award demonstrates the high level of academic achievement of Reynolds students. The competition was open to students, amateur and professional architects and engineers. Michael and Charles competed against students from colleges and universities from across the state, as well as professional architects.

Sponsored by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, Blueprint for the Future required participants to design a home that meets strict affordability, sustainability and accessibility criteria. The competition had two phases: Phase I involved meeting project and housing specs, and creating a site plan and drawings and Phase II required entrants to submit a design suitable for obtaining a building permit. Winners of Phase I advanced to Phase II.

Speaking with Michael just before the Phase II deadline, he credited Adjunct Faculty in Reynolds School of Business Alan McMahan with prompting him to enter the competition. Whether or not he wins Phase II, Michael said, “The experience was great. I learned a lot about working with a partner on a project and designing for practical use and affordability. We also had to read and comply with a wide array of project requirements, as well as standards and codes. Perhaps most important, we got real-world experience in designing a project that may actually be built.”

Director of the Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development Bill Shelton noted Michael and Charles’ designs, “included aspects of energy efficiency and aging in place not typically found in affordable homes.”

In addition to being a full time student, Michael currently works part time as a Gallery and Facilities Assistant at the Branch House Museum and as an embedded tutor at Reynolds. He plans to graduate in May 2018 with an AAS in Architectural and Engineering Technology with an emphasis on contemporary technology for design before continuing his education and earning a Bachelor of Architecture degree.

Again, our congratulations to Michael and Charles for their accomplishments and to the faculty of the Architectural and Engineering Technology Department for their academic excellence. We wish Michael and Charles all the best in completing and submitting their Phase II plans.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Immigration Lawyer Naureen Hyder to lead book discussion on
“In the Country We Love”

Richmond, Va. (September 28, 2017) – Reynolds Community College will host immigration lawyer Naureen Hyder at an “Around the World Through Books” discussion on Thursday, September 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lipman Auditorium of the Massey Library and Technology Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. Canned goods for the Central Virginia Food Bank are requested.

The book discussion will feature “In the Country We Love: My Family Divided,” by actress and author Diane Guerrero and Michelle Burford. Before acting in “Orange is the New Black” and “Jane the Virgin,” young American-born Guerrero experienced the trauma of her undocumented parents deportation to Colombia.

The program is a free community event sponsored by Reynolds’s Multicultural Enrichment Council for the purpose of encouraging cultural diversity throughout the Reynolds campuses and communities. For more information about this event please contact Lisa Bishop (lbishop@reynolds.edu) or visit www.reynolds.edu.


Serving over 20,000 students annually, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College is the youngest and third largest of 23 community colleges in Virginia. The College operates three campuses serving residents in the City of Richmond and the counties of Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, Powhatan and Louisa.
Reynolds hosting Sukenya Best Art Exhibit: Dancing Ink



Richmond, Va. (September 22, 2017) –  The Conference Center Gallery in the Workforce Development and Conference Center on Reynolds Community College Parham Road Campus will open its doors Friday, September 22 to showcase Sukenya Best’s art exhibit, “Dancing Ink.” The exhibit will be on display through Friday, October 6.

Sukenya’s work involves the human figure, human contact, and audience participation. It is propelled by an appreciation for color, music, and dance. These elements are an autobiographical link to her family's history in the Caribbean Islands, New York City, and Central Virginia. Her process of creating artwork not only involves the mixing of cultures, but also the mixing of mediums. This includes printmaking, painting, and drawing. The combination of dance and print becomes a tool for communicating social issues regarding cultural interaction and division. 

In her innovative monotypes, Sukenya seeks to capture human rhythm, paths and patterns.  To create her works, she collaborates with dancers who perform on an inked plate placed on the studio floor that captures the shift and weight of movement.  From the plate, she creates large monotype prints that record the dancer’s movements. The multiple colors of these prints are inspired by the dancer’s style or music choice.  Her work, drawing from diverse cultures including the African diaspora, the Caribbean, and Spain, reflects the overlapping struggling and emerging cultures.


The public is invited to the open reception Friday, September 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information about this event or to schedule a tour of the collection, contact Karen Steele at ksteele@reynolds.edu

Friday, September 8, 2017

For the last few years, students, faculty and staff and visitors to the college have seen many bare walls at Reynolds covered with engaging and thought-provoking colorful art. Now it is time to check out the art outside at Reynolds!

Find one of the 13 Reynolds Art bike racks and take a photo of yourself or with friends with the bike rack - post the picture to the Reynolds Instagram account by mid-night of September 8 and you could win a $25 Reynolds Campus gift card and a Reynolds Prize Pack! This contest is open to current Reynolds students, faculty and staff.

Not sure what the Reynolds Art Bike Racks look like? Check out http://jsrevents.blogspot.com/.

Let’s see those selfees!
  


Official Rules: The winner will be notified via email. If a winner is unreachable after seven (7) days, or if that winner is unavailable for prize fulfillment, an alternate winner will be selected. Contest entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of the contest judges, which are final on all matters pertaining to the contest. Entrants further grant to J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College the right to use any and all information related to the Contest for marketing purposes.  We reserve the right to edit a submission prior to or after its approval, or refuse a submission deemed inappropriate, or of poor quality. Only one photo per person. For questions about the contest, email marketing@reynolds.edu.