Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Reynolds Celebrates Nursing Pinning

Reynolds recently recognized 61 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 Reynolds President Dr. Gary Rhodes and inspirational words from Joe Mazzo, RN, BSN, MA, FACHE, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer at the HCA Virginia John Randolph Medical Center

“You’re venturing into a profession where you will be asked a lot of different questions. Get use to that,” Mazzo said while addressing the graduates. “I challenge you to accept that you don’t know everything. I don’t know everything and I have found out the more I learn, the more I find out the more I don’t know. You weren’t born a nurse – we’re always learning. Encourage people to ask questions – train them, motivate them. We’re all in this together.”

The Reynolds’ Nursing Program is designed to prepare its students to serve 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.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Meet Sarah Smith - Student Life Specialist

How long have you worked at Reynolds?
I have worked here exactly 1 year (Seriously, I started on January 10 2017!!!)

Where did you work before coming here?
I worked at Thomas Nelson CC, Old Dominion University and Christopher Newport University

Why did you decide to work in Student Life?
I decided to work in Student Life, because I knew after speaking with Cara and Jackie that we all had a similar vision to help create educational experiences for students. My goal has always been to help students get to where they want to be, and try and work around any barriers that may hinder them from getting the education they want. I knew that the leadership, educational, social, recreational and various other opportunities that we provide students, help them grow and learn outside of the classroom and potentially help them get to where they want to be! 

What do you like best about Reynolds?
I get to interact with tons of students on campus, and I really like how diverse the student population is at Reynolds. Each time I interact with a student, I learn something new and I appreciate that students here are willing to share experiences with me.

We heard you recently completed a marathon – what motivated you to run a marathon?
It was my second, and I really wanted to run the Richmond Marathon specifically, because the course is amazing and it showcases some amazing parts of RVA! I couldn't pass up the opportunity to run a race around my favorite city. 

What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to run, hike, kayak and be outside all the time!

What is your favorite restaurant in Richmond?
This is the hardest question!!! I'm going to go with Lunch or Supper - because it has a great brunch and dinner menu!

What is your favorite food?
Tacos! Continental Divide and Asado have the best tacos in Richmond!

Where was your favorite vacation?
Panama! Most of my family lives there, and it's a beautiful country.

Who is the one person that influenced you the most when growing up?
My mom was my role model and a still is today.

What is the oddest job you have ever had?
In grad school I was a Secret Shopper for Papa John's. It was awesome, because I got free pizza and a little spending money.

If you won the $100,000,000 lottery what would you do with the winnings?
I would donate a lot of it to charities, public schools and national parks. I would buy my mom a beach house and make her retire early, because she works too hard! I would pay my student loans off and get my PhD.

If you could be a super hero, who would it be?
Wonder Woman.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Artist Emma Lou Martin Showcased at Reynolds January 20, 2018

Reynolds is pleased to announce a gallery show of works by local artist Emma Lou Martin. The show will be open from Saturday, January 20 to Saturday, March 24, 2018. The public is invited to view the show in the Conference Center Gallery in the Workforce Development and Conference Center on Reynolds Community College Parham Road Campus.   

Emma Lou Martin has devoted her life to enriching the art community of Richmond. In 1992 she was the moving force in establishing the Uptown Gallery as its founding director. She is passionate about the arts, and has found great joy passing that passion on to others, whether as a museum docent, workshop painting teacher, art consultant, and exhibitor, or creating “art adventures” for fellow artists.

Emma Lou majored in fine arts at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and graduated from the College of William and Mary. She has been influenced by her world travels and continued studies with nationally recognized master painters. 

Emma Lou’s work can be found in numerous corporate collections including Media General, UVA Hospital, E.R. Carpenter Corp., Birdsong Peanut Corp., Philip Morris, Inc. and private collections internationally.