Monday, July 23, 2012

Crutcher Takes the Helm at Health Sciences Center of Emphasis

Health care is a rapidly changing field. Professionals must have training to keep up with the latest techniques and procedures. The Volunteer State Community College Health Sciences Continuing Education Center of Emphasis can help. The Center offers continuing education training for health care professionals of many types including EMTs, paramedics and hospital employees.

“Our goal is to expand our offerings for more healthcare providers in other areas as well,” said Terri Crutcher, the new director of the Health Sciences Continuing Education Center of Emphasis. “We’re also open to new ideas for classes that professionals think we should offer.”

Crutcher is a familiar face for many health care professionals because of her work with the highly popular Vol State Radiologic Technology Program. Crutcher coordinated student clinical placements with area hospitals and doctors’ offices.

“I speak the same language and understand the specific needs of health care providers,” Crutcher said. “I know how important continuing education is for certification and licensure.”

New classes coming up at the Center include Basic Life Support Provider, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider, Critical Care Paramedic and Ultrasound Patient Assessment. New classes are added every few weeks. For more information visit the Center web page at www.volstate.edu/HealthSciences. Readers will be able to view the latest classes and also sign up for an email newsletter of class offerings. The phone number for the Center is 615-230-3338

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Vol State in the News

Vol State alumna and former basketball player Felicia Grinter is headed to London for the Olympics. She'll be a referee- the only American ref for women's basketball in London. The former Lady Pioneer point guard is considered to be one of the top refs in the country, as the Olympics spot reflects.

Channel 5 has the story: http://www.newschannel5.com/story/19077854/nashville-referee-goes-to-the-olympics

As does Black America Web: http://sports.blackamericaweb.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8752:referee-felicia-grinter-brings-expertise-to-hbcus&catid=142:basketball&Itemid=472

Our story about student Jon VanDoran and his dream to help kids with physical challenges has appeared in several area newspapers and also in the national Community College Times: http://www.communitycollegetimes.com/Pages/Campus-Issues/Student-focuses-on-technology-to-help-others-with-disabilities.aspx

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120725/WILSON02/307250032/Student-Vol-State-adapts-overcome-life-s-obstacles?nclick_check=1

There is a great article about the growth of Vol State at Livingston in the Cookeville Herald-Citizen: http://www.herald-citizen.com/view/full_story/19240446/article-Vol-State-in-Livingston-expanding-offerings

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wishing Ken the Best

Ken Lovett began his Vol State career eight years ago as the Webmaster and continued as Public Relations Director and finally Executive Assistant to the President. He did each job with passion and energy and proved himself to be an innovator. What many of us will remember the most, though, is his great sense of humor. No matter how tough the circumstances Ken was always a really nice guy. That's not to say Kenyatta has left this world. He goes on to work for all of us at the Tennessee Board of Regents as part of the Community College team. We wish Ken the best of luck. Here are a few pictures from his going away party.

Revolutionary Faculty

Vol State at Livingston faculty members David Johnson and Scott McMillan had to dress the part for a play about the Constitutional Convention. McMillan portrayed James Wilson and Johnson took on the role of Alexander Hamilton. The play was held in Cookeville.