Throughout the month of June, Virginia College campuses across the Southeast hosted Community Health Fairs designed to promote and inform the public on personal health and wellness. These events were put on by passionate students and staff from Virginia College’s Health and Medical programs. Many campuses also invited community partners to participate in their Community Health Fair events. Local organizations were onsite, providing information about their services to attendees.
“With summertime often comes a reminder to get outside and a renewed motivation for healthy living,” says Stephanie Coon, campus president of Virginia College in Tulsa. “We are always grateful for the opportunity to support our communities, and this June, we were excited to host the community while promoting something we are all passionate about here at Virginia College — personal health. As a college, we are dedicated to encouraging one another as well as our neighbors toward healthy choices.”
The free event featured refreshments, giveaways — including a pair of Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbuds — and activities for all ages, with each campus adding its own spin through unique activities for its particular location.
Virginia College Health Fair Campus Highlights
Virginia College in Columbus played host to their community and entertained with refreshments and giveaways. The campus also held a blood drive for those interested and able to donate blood.
Local ABC news affiliate KTRE 9 even stopped by to report on the event, conducting interviews and capturing footage for television. Read and watch more from Virginia College in Columbus’s Community Health Fair.
Virginia College in Chattanooga’s Community Health Fair included free vision screenings by members of the campus Medical Assistant program, as well as medication consultations with a pharmacist. Additionally, representatives from the Pharmacy Technician program gave away hand creams and lip balms to guests in addition to their other prizes.
The event allowed attendees to explore other programs at the college, such as:
Virginia College in Montgomery brought along local radio station Magic 97.1 to join in on the festivities while educating guests on a variety of health-related topics like nutrition, diabetes and hypertension.
Interested in learning more about a career in the health and medical fields? Let us help you pursue your passion of health and wellness. Request more information or give us a call at (866) 543-0136.