ROANOKE, Va. (November 13, 2017) — Jefferson College of Health Sciences at Carilion Clinic will celebrate the Winter 2017 Commencement Ceremony on Friday, December 8, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The event will take place in the Berglund Special Events Center, 710 Williamson Road, Roanoke.

A total of 126 Jefferson College students on the masters and bachelors degree levels will accept their diplomas and become alumni of the College during the event. These students will graduate from eight different academic programs at the College.

Jefferson College proudly welcomes Jeanne S. Armentrout, M.S., Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer at Carilion Clinic, as our Winter Commencement Speaker.

Throughout her tenure with Carilion Clinic, Ms. Armentrout has held a variety of leadership positions. In her current position, she is responsible for Organizational Integrity and Compliance, Business Consulting, Facility Services, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Marketing and Communications, Planning and Community Development, Home Health and Hospice and Wellness.

Prior to that, she served as Chief Human Resources Officer. Her background in organizational development has given her the opportunity to speak at many national conferences, and she has authored publications on leadership development, employee engagement and positive cultures.

She currently serves on several Carilion Boards and committees and also the Jefferson College of Health Sciences Board of Directors. In 2011, she was appointed to the Virginia Governor’s Workforce Board, and in 2015, she began chairing the Advanced Technology Committee of this board. In 2014, Governor Terry McAuliffe named her to the State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind and Vision Impaired. She is a member of the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association and is on both the Hollins University and the Roanoke College President’s Advisory Councils. Jeanne is a past recipient of the CUBIC Leadership Award from Corporate Learning Network.

More information about Ms. Armentrout and the 2017 Winter Commencement ceremony may be found on the Jefferson College website at: www.jchs.edu/commencement-jefferson-college-health-sciences.

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.