Welcome to the JCHS Snapshot webpage! Jefferson College of Health Sciences is really hopping these days and we want to give you a glimpse into everyday life on our campus. From student activities to hosting VIPs from our community, there’s always something going on at JCHS!

This page will feature snapshots of students, faculty and staff, as well as guests, in our new spaces at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital and in our surrounding community.

We hope you enjoy these shots and will visit this page often to see new photos!

Friday, January 06 2012

On Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, Ms. Nancy Howell Agee, President and CEO of Carilion Clinic, and Dr. Wayne Gandee, Chief Medical Officer at Carilion Clinic, hosted a town hall meeting for JCHS employees to provide information about their vision and where we are headed as an organization.

Over 150 JCHS faculty and staff attended the event, which included remarks from both Ms. Agee and Dr. Gandee. Following their presentations, the JCHS community presented the pair with College sweatshirts as a thank you for visiting our campus.

Thursday, January 05 2012

On January 5, 2012, the faculty, staff and administration of Jefferson College of Health Sciences gathered at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine for an orientation meeting kicking off the Spring 2012 semester. This group shot features our whole College crew! Welcome back, everyone, and best wishes for a great spring semester! 

Sunday, January 01 2012

The JCHS Physician Assistant Program first-year students volunteered with for the "1,000 Homes for 1,000 Virginians Project" in January 2012. The project is a statewide initiative, led by the Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, to house the 1,000 of the most vulnerable Virginians cycling between the streets, emergency shelters, hospital emergency rooms, jails and prisons.
Many of the students volunteered to survey the Roanoke area homeless population to obtain better information regarding the vulnerability of this group. The volunteers canvassed the streets of Roanoke City in the early morning hours, completing the surveys with the homeless, and providing them with McDonald's food gift certificates, donated gloves, hats, scarves, hand-warmers and socks. The survey will help bring more resources to the homeless population as well as placing 1,000 homeless Virginians in new homes. Pictured above is the entire JCHS Physician Assistant Class of 2013.

Saturday, December 10 2011

On Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, several members of the JCHS faculty, staff and student body participated in the annual Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis, a fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation. The event is held in downtown Roanoke and the course runs right by our campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital (CRCH).   

In the picture above, taken in the third floor lobby area at CRCH, are (left to right): Lydia Sheets, who’s standing next to her aunt, JCHS Interim Alumni Relations Coordinator Whitney Duff; Ave Mitta, Director of the JCHS Occupational Therapy Assistant Program; and Ally Bowersock, Director of the JCHS Health & Exercise Science Program. Ally’s husband, Tyler Bowersock, also participated but isn’t pictured. 

Ally came in first for her age group and Tyler came in third for his. Congratulations to everyone who participated and thanks for supporting local charitable causes!

Friday, December 09 2011

On Dec. 9, 2011, JCHS and Carilion Clinic participated in the 2011 Roanoke Christmas parade. Our group included students, faculty and staff who help College banners and threw candy to the crowd along the route. JCHS wishes everyone a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year!

Friday, December 09 2011

On Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, JCHS welcomed leaders from several fellow insitutions of higher learning in the region, including Virginia Tech, Mary Baldwin College and Radford University.  

In the picture above, taken in the President's Office on the JCHS Campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, are (left to right, front row): Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of JCHS; Dean Gerhardt Schurig, V.A.-M.D., Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech; Dr. Lisa Allison-Jones, JCHS Dean for Academic Affairs; Dr. Roger Avery, Senior Associate for Research, Virginia Tech; Dr. Steven Moser, Director of Health Care Administration Program, Mary Baldwin College.

(Left to right, back row): Dr. Francois Elvinger, Director for the MPH Public Health Program, Virginia Tech; and Dean Raymond Linville, Waldron College of Health & Human Services, Radford University.

Thursday, December 01 2011

The Physician Assistant (PA) class of 2013 participated in a holiday donation drive in December 2011. The students chose to donate supplies to the Operation Christmas Child which is an outreach drive affiliated with Samaritan’s Purse International Relief. The organization sends out shoe boxes filled with items for children ages 3 to 14. The donated items included toys, books, school supplies, clothing, soap and toothbrushes. 

The PA students also donated canned food to help the local food bank. Those students who participated would especially like to recognize their class Vice-President, Caroline Pilgrim, who took the initiative to setup these drives.

In the picture above, taken on the JCHS campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, are students who helped organize and package donated items, including (left to right): Amanda Lee, Sarah Patnode, Patrick DeVane, Jenny Baucom, Lynn Howard and Isaac Jones.

Tuesday, November 29 2011

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, JCHS hosted a visit from Dr. Bob Klein, a new Anatomy Consultant at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.  

In the picture above, taken in the President's Office on the JCHS Campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, are (left to right): Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of JCHS and 
Dr. Bob Klein.

Tuesday, November 22 2011

On Nov. 22, 2011, JCHS and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTC) partnered to welcome prospective students and their families and friends to “Within Reach,” an event that provided information about health career options. VTC’s Dr. David Trinkle led the presentations, welcoming everyone and introducing the speakers. Following Dr. Trinkle was JCHS Director of Admissions Judith McKeon (pictured above), who spoke about the 14 degree options available at our school. Then, Dr. Steve Workman spoke to the crowd about the medical degree options available at VTC. After the presentations, the audience and representatives from both schools met in the Café on the first floor of the VTC building to further discuss how to embark on a healthcare career. 

Friday, November 04 2011

On Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, JCHS hosted a visit from Hollani Davis, the News 7 at 10 and 11 p.m. anchor. Ms. Davis, an Emmy award-winning journalist at Your Hometown Station, is a native of Las Cruces, New Mexico and a graduate of Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia.  

In the picture above, taken in front of Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital on the JCHS campus, are (left to right): Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of JCHS; Dr. Lisa Allison-Jones, JCHS Dean for Academic Affairs; and Hollani Davis.