Friday, June 28, 2019

Vol State in the News

The Overton County News has the story of our new evening degree program in Livingston.

We're conducting a survey in Smith County to see if residents there would be interested in classes, primarily linked to other campuses via Zoom technology. Here is the story in the Smith County Insider and another from Stonecom radio.

Monday, June 24, 2019

TBR Meeting a Success

The Tennessee Board of Regents held their quarterly meeting on the Gallatin campus last week. They had an opportunity to tour some of our programs, including Health Sciences, Vet Tech, and Humanities. Many Vol State faculty, staff, and students helped with the hosting duties for the event. Kudos to everyone involved.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Vol State in the News

Livingston recently celebrated the opening of a new Nursing Lab on property owned by Livingston Regional Hospital. The Overton County News has this story.

Monday, June 17, 2019

PTA Program Service Learning this Summer

The Vol State Physical Therapist Assistant program is partnering with Veranda Ministries in a Service Learning project. Veranda Ministries is a multi-denominational respite program for those with a form of dementia. The Veranda is one of few day respite programs in Middle Tennessee and they are leading the way to provide a service that is in demand.  

PTA students will be volunteering at least two hours each this summer at the Veranda facility in Gallatin. Student will gain direct experience in interpersonal communication skills. This introduction to client support will be valuable as they prepare for clinical education externships that will occur in the fall of 2019 and the spring of 2020.  The volunteer experience will also support the Veranda staff members as they plan and direct daily activities for their clients. 

Pictured: The Veranda recently spoke to the PTA students and held a session on inter-personal engagement.

Trahern Collective Show at Vol State Gallery

This summer, the Volunteer State Community College Art Gallery is featuring the works of a group of artists, all of whom earned degrees from Austin Peay State University (APSU). They call themselves the Trahern Collective.

Rachel Hall Kirk is an associate professor of drawing in the Department of Art and Design at Central Washington University. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Drawing and Painting from the University of Tennessee, and a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) degree from APSU. Her abstract mixed-media artwork has been exhibited nationally.

Nashville artist, Olivia Molinaro Landry, grew up in a rural town in West Tennessee. She earned a BFA in Studio Arts at APSU. He work focuses on the vibrancy of colors, and the juxtaposition of patterns and textures in everyday life

Miranda Herrick was born in Vicenza, Italy. Her father’s military career took her family many places before they settled in Clarksville. Herrick graduated from APSU with a BFA, concentrating in Drawing and Ceramics. She currently lives in Madison.

Native Tennessee artist, Marc Pewitt, graduated from APSU with concentrations in Studio Art and Design. Pewitt has worked in the publishing industry as a layout and feature design artist with the Nashville Scene and area newspapers. He has said that he has returned to his first love of painting.

The Vol State show runs from June 17 until August 8. There will be a reception for the artists on June 29 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Vol State Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Steinhauer-Rogan-Black (SRB) Humanities Building on the Gallatin campus at 1480 Nashville Pike. The summer Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from Noon to 4 p.m. For more information call 615-230-3202.

Pictured:Namaste”, acrylic painting by Olivia Molinaro Landry.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Vol State in the News

Local media have published stories with updates on plans for a Vol State Wilson County campus. The primary update is an announcement of the location in Mt. Juliet. The Wilson Post has this story. The Tennessean ran this piece.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Congrats to PTA!

The Vol State Physical Therapy Assistant program received some big news recently. The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education re accredited the program for 10 years. Here are some stats they cited:

Student Achievement
Graduation Rate for students graduating in 2017, 2018
Licensure Examination Pass Rate- ultimate Pass rate for students graduating in 2016, 2017*
Employment Rate for students graduating in 2016, 2017

*Reported by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy; data current as of March 28, 2019

Congrats to everyone involved!