Jefferson College of Health Sciences Hosts Online Healthcare Management Information Sessions

ROANOKE, VA (October 3, 2017) — Jefferson College of Health Sciences, at Carilion Clinic, will host two online information sessions for our Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management program on:

• Thursday, October 19, 2017, from 12 to 12:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 12 to 12:30 p.m.

These events will give prospective students the opportunity to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management degree at Jefferson College. Everyone is welcome to participate and admission is free.

To participate, those interested should RSVP at http://www.jchs.edu/healthcare-management-online-information-sessions

Participants will be contacted with instructions for how to log on remotely to the information sessions.

More information about the Healthcare Management program at Jefferson College of Health Sciences can be found the College website at http://www.jchs.edu/degree/bachelor-science-healthcare-management.

About Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a private higher education institution that “prepares, within a scholarly environment, ethical, knowledgeable, competent and caring healthcare professionals.” The College focuses on providing healthcare education and is a part of Carilion Clinic. Founded in 1914 as the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing, Jefferson College now provides more than 1,100 students with opportunities to become part of the healthcare profession, serving communities from southwest Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. The school’s graduates are building healthier tomorrows in our region and across the country every day. More information is available at www.jchs.edu.

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Cox Communications Virginia Names VP of Public and Government Affairs

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Cox Communications announces Nneka Chiazor as Vice President of Public and Government Affairs for the Virginia region. Chiazor will oversee Cox’s public and government affairs in Virginia, encompassing all aspects of state and local government relations, employee communications, and media and community relations including the programming partnership with YurView on Cox local origination channels throughout the state.

“I am excited to have Nneka join our Cox team,” said J.D. Myers, II, senior vice president and region manager for Cox Communications Virginia. “Her proven talents, deep expertise and strong leadership will be a tremendous asset as we continue to strengthen the future of Cox and our growing, dynamic industry.”

Chiazor brings to Cox more than 20 years of telecommunications experience and a broad policy background in wireless, wireline, and other technology areas.  She was most recently the Vice President of Public Policy & Government Affairs for Verizon Communications where she was the leading advocate before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other government agencies on a variety of policy areas, including public safety, cybersecurity and supplier diversity.

Active in numerous civic and business organizations, Chiazor is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association and has served on the Board of Directors of Somos, Inc., the telecommunications industry’s trusted toll-free number administrator as well as the Board of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA), a non-profit business league whose mission is to advance next-generation vehicle communication.

Chiazor earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, and a Master of Science in Telecommunications Management from the University of Maryland. She is also a graduate of the Executive MBA program at Harvard Business School. She will be based in the Hampton Roads headquarters in Chesapeake.

About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For eight years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity nine times, including the last eight years. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

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Cox Charities 2017-2018 Grant Cycle Opens November 13

Chesapeake, Va. – Nonprofits serving youth in the areas of technology, education, mentoring and literacy are encouraged to mark their calendars for November 13, 2017. This is the date the Cox Charities grant cycle will open in Cox Communications communities in Virginia.

Cox Charities, the philanthropic arm of Cox Communications, supports nonprofit organizations focused on providing quality educational programs to youth throughout Virginia. Now in its eighth year, the program supports the Hampton Roads, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, and Roanoke service areas.

“Since 2009, Cox Charities has awarded nearly $1 million in grants to deserving nonprofit organizations in Virginia,” said JD Myers, II, senior vice president and region manager for Cox Communications Virginia. “Our goal is to support local organizations focused on youth education. By doing so, we strengthen our communities and invest in our future generations to ensure they reach their highest potential.”

To be considered for funding, nonprofit groups must support youth in Cox’s Hampton Roads, Roanoke, Fairfax County or Fredericksburg service areas. Education programs that further the academic achievement and development of young people through science and technology, mentoring, literacy and other areas promoting youth education are eligible. Grants are awarded in $5,000 and $10,000 increments.

Grants are funded by dollars raised by the generosity of Cox employees through an annual Cox Charities employee giving campaign and through special events such as the Cox Charities Benefit Concert series, presented by ESPN.

More information about Cox Charities, including a list of past grant recipients, please visit www.coxcharities.org.

About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For nine years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity 11 times. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

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Airport Seeks Grant to Expand Service

Action needed: We need your help to improve our region’s air service!

The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission is seeking a Small Community Air Service Development Grant. The Roanoke Regional Chamber believes that this grant would improve air service in Southwest Virginia and serve as a catalyst for further economic development in our region.

You can demonstrate your business’s support for the airport’s grant application by writing a letter to the US Office of Aviation Analysis. Please send all letters directly to the Chamber so they can be compiled into one package for the Commission’s grant application.

Click here to download a template letter. We encourage you to include personal testimony based on your business’s experience with air travel from ROA.

Quality air service is an important component of our transportation portfolio. Thank you for your support of the airport and its important role in our economic landscape.

Mailing address: 210 S. Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA 24016 

Email: rgunn@65.169.107.207

Jefferson College of Health Sciences Hosts Annual 5K Riverside Run & Wellness Walk

ROANOKE, Va. (Oct. 2, 2017) — Jefferson College of Health Sciences is hosting the 6th Annual “Jefferson College 5K Riverside Run & Wellness Walk” on Saturday, November 11, 2017, presented by Medical Facilities of America, an exclusive provider of LifeWorks Rehab. This year’s run benefits the Jefferson College of Health Sciences Education Foundation Extra Mile Fund. This fund is designed to assist students with the costs of co-curricular activities to build upon their experiences in the classroom and clinical settings.

The 5K run portion of the event begins at 9 a.m. and the wellness walk begins at 9:05 a.m. Online registration, as well as information about registration fees, is available now at http://www.jchs5k.com.

Dogs are welcome to participate for an additional nominal fee and will receive a race bandana. Participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt for participating.

The event course begins near the Jefferson College campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital at the intersection of Williamson Road and Elm Street in downtown Roanoke. Participants will then proceed down Williamson Road to Jefferson Street and then Walnut Avenue, where the course will detour onto the Roanoke Valley Greenway. On the Greenway, runners/walkers will come to a turnaround point along Wiley Road where they will retrace their path back to the starting point.

Participants in the event will have the opportunity to confirm their registration and pick up race packets with more information on Friday, November 11, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 12, from 7 to 8 a.m. in the third floor lobby area of Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital. Directions to the Jefferson College campus are available on the College website at http://www.jchs.edu/maps-and-directions.

Volunteers for this event are also welcome and can sign up at https://www.jchs5k.com.

About Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a private higher education institution that “prepares, within a scholarly environment, ethical, knowledgeable, competent and caring healthcare professionals.” The College focuses on providing healthcare education and is a part of Carilion Clinic. Founded in 1914 as the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing, Jefferson College now provides more than 1,100 students with opportunities to become part of the healthcare profession, serving communities from southwest Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. The school’s graduates are building healthier tomorrows in our region and across the country every day. More information is available at www.jchs.edu.

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