Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Testing Center Now Open in Ramer 165

The Testing Center in Gallatin is officially open for business today in their new home- Ramer 165. It is another step in the long-term plan to provide new students with a one-stop shop in the Ramer Building.

"The big thing is that Admissions, Advising, Testing, and Financial Aid are all in the same building," said Lisa Borre. "That's really convenient for our students. If Advising sends them to do testing, it's just down the hall."

The new center also has a second testing room, which will allow for additional testing down the road, including professional certification tests that students may need for their program.

Vol State Study Abroad Meets Ireland President

Vol State study abroad student, Caroline Torres, meets the president of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, during a play intermission. Torres, right to president, is pictured here with Vol State Cookeville humanities faculty member Ami Price on the far right.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Vol State and Opioid Awareness

The Vol State AmeriCorps VISTA workers, Crystal Sloss, Anedra Moore, and Jason Ditzler, recently attended a Narcan Training Workshop. They learned to:

● Understand the administration of naloxone products, including “Good Samaritan” protection law
● Recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and identify its causes and risks
● Describe what NOT to do during an opioid overdose
● Follow the correct steps when encountering an opioid overdose

The VISTA’S will be teaming up with Tiffany Zwart, from the Office of Student Engagement and Support, in creating an ongoing Vol State campaign to address student opioid awareness and prevention. 

In order to maintain a drug-free campus, Volunteer State Community College networks with the Sumner County Anti-Drug Coalition (SCADC) in conjunction with the Coalition for Healthy and Safe Campus Communities (CHASCo), and the Tennessee Highway Safety Office Booze It or Lose It Program.