Vol State hosts veterans forum

Photo submitted by Allison Summers

By Katelyn Marshall

Volunteer State Community College Student Veteran Association (VSVA) will be hosting a Veterans Forum Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mary Cole Nichols Dining Room A, according to Vol State’s Facebook page.

“The Veterans Forum is an event to give outsiders a look at what military life and transition is like,” said Vol State Veterans Club President, Allison Summers, who served three years in the United States Marine Corps before being medically discharged. Continue reading

Author Frank E. Dobson to speak at Vol State

Frank Dobson

By Gloria Cortes

The Volunteer State Community College Rendered Invisible event, where Vanderbilt University Dr. Frank E. Dobson, Jr., will talk about his book, “Rendered Invisible: Stories of Blacks and Whites, Love and Death,” is on Feb. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., in the Wood Campus Center.

This event is hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for Black History Month.

Vol State Office of Diversity and Inclusion administrative assistant Lori Miller says Dobson spoke at Vol State before, but this event will mainly focus on discussing his book. Continue reading

Cub Scouts collect glasses for mission trip

From Left to right, Vol State Ophthalmic students:  Makayla Muro, Ciara Salerno, Jackson Cornish, Luke Batey, Parker Lloyd, Mark Lloyd, Mckinley Cornish, and Carrie Batey work on organizing glasses for the Ophthalmic Program’s trip to Guatemala.

By Haley Bossert

Every year, several Vol State ophthalmic students are chosen to partake in a mission trip to Guatemala, where they have the opportunity to serve people in need with their knowledge and talents.

In an email from Vol State Ophthalmic Technician Program Director Alisha Cornish, the Cub Scouts Webelos 2 Den from Pack 407 collected between 200 and 300 pairs of glasses for the Volunteer State Community College ophthalmic technician department’s upcoming mission trip to Guatemala. The Webelos Scouts have been working on a project to help the ophthalmic department prepare for the trip. Continue reading

Vol State Hosts Latinx Experience

Elsa Mercado. Photo by Gloria Cortes

By Gloria Cortes

Volunteer State Community College’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted an interview preparation and the Latinx Experience through Storytelling event Thursday Jan. 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Mary Cole Nichols Dining Room B.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion administrative assistant Lori Miller said 41 people signed into the event, but there were others who attended but did not sign in.
This event was open to the public and offered food. Continue reading