The People of John Tyler Calendar and Annual Report 2009

The People of John Tyler Calendar and Annual Report 2009

The People of John Tyler Community College

College review, foundation report & calendar


1 Message from the President

2 2007 College Review

12 2009 People of John Tyler Calendar

36 2007 Foundation Report

37 Message from the President of the Foundation Board

44 2007 Donors

47 2007 Foundation Financial Statements

From the President

Dear friends,

In the summer of 2007, my staff and I gathered for our annual

planning retreat. There was one small item on our agenda that, in

my mind, turned into our most meaningful conversation: did the

College need to update our mission and vision statements? Our

existing statements had all the right words: growth, intellectual,

cultural, commitment, excellence, community, comprehensive,

supportive, learning-centered, flexible, cost-effective, global, and

changing. But, as they were, they didn’t quite have the same punch

as my favorite statement about we do daily as an institution –

change lives.

So, we looked at the words and talked about our work. The result?

We found the common element and the word that mattered most to

us: success. It was finally Larry Rubes, our director of information

technology, who boiled our vision down to six simple, evocative

words: a success story for every student.

The mission statement we drafted that day followed along the same simple lines: John Tyler Community College provides

quality educational opportunities that inspire student success and community vitality.

I couldn’t help but think of William Strunk, Jr. and his classic, The Elements of Style. Strunk says, “Vigorous writing is

concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that

a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make

all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.”

Truly, “every word tells” in our new mission and vision statements. We don’t just offer classes, we “provide quality

educational opportunities.” We don’t just teach, we “inspire student success.” We don’t just help the community, we

increase its “vitality.” The work we do at John Tyler Community College is wide-ranging, complex and always changing,

but at the core, it is always about success – no matter how you choose to define it. That’s the exciting thing about

success: it comes in so many forms.

In another nod to the English teachers of my past, I know the “show don’t tell” rule. I hope you will agree that the stories

inside this edition of The People of John Tyler prove that our vision is already a reality for so many. Thank you for all

you have done – and will do – to keep our vision going strong.


Dr. Marshall W. Smith, President

John Tyler Community College


Our Vision:

A success story for every student.

“To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent

people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation

of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends,

to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the

world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden

patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life

has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have

succeeded.” - Attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Delightfully brainy, full of unstoppable spirit, refreshingly

real, undaunted by past setbacks, ridiculously good at the neat

trick of balancing home and work, and just as likely to be

comfortable in a machining lab as in the halls of the country’s

great institutions of higher education, John Tyler Community

College students defy easy definition. But, they often have

some common traits – a zest for education, a passion for

their communities, and a commitment to their families. Our

students and alumni illustrate the truth in Emerson’s words.

Success is about happiness, community connections and

fulfillment. Success is how you choose to define it.

John Tyler Community College is an empowering

environment. Our mission and vision are commitments we

make to the community we serve, and those commitments

play out in so many exciting ways.

Intellectually Exciting Coursework

For many of the growing number of traditional age students

who attend John Tyler, success is about transferring to

Virginia’s top colleges and universities. The College

continues to foster relationships with other institutions of

higher education in Virginia and to create programs designed

for seamless transfer. In 2007, the Division of Arts and

Sciences introduced a new associate of arts and sciences

degree with a specialization in social science and articulation

to Virginia Commonwealth University, as well as a new

associate in applied arts degree with a specialization in

photography and film.

New programs were not the only additions to the arts and

sciences curriculum. In 2007, new coursework was offered

in voice, fashion design, painting, calculus with analytic

geometry, applied calculus, world civilization, African

civilization, physics, philosophy, statistics for behavioral

sciences, research methods for psychology/behavioral

sciences, theatre aesthetics, social problems, cultural

anthropology, and child psychology, among others.

The benefits of encouraging transfer between Virginia’s

community colleges and the Commonwealth’s four-year

colleges and universities have not gone unnoticed by the

Virginia General Assembly. Starting in the fall of 2007,

students who enter one of Virginia’s community colleges and

then complete their associate degree may be eligible for a

transfer grant approved during the 2007 legislative session.

To be eligible, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade

point average and meet financial aid requirements. Grants

will go toward tuition expenses at four-year colleges and


The idea of transfer also applies to high school students

looking to jump start their college careers through dual

enrollment coursework. Dual enrollment courses allow high

school students to enroll in classes for which they earn both

high school and college credit. Between 2006 and 2007, the

number of dual enrollment courses offered by the College

grew by 42 percent. In 2006, 219 dual enrollment courses

were offered; in 2007, that number increased to 310. Staff in

the Division of Extended Learning and Distance Education

went on the road in 2007, meeting with principals at all 22

high schools in the College’s service area to discuss which

kind of dual enrollment courses could be most beneficial to

local high school students.

Our Mission:

John Tyler Community College

provides quality educational

opportunities that inspire student

success and community vitality.

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Public-Spirited Programs

Faculty from the Division of Professional and

Technical Studies were also busy meeting with

community leaders to determine needs for new

programs in 2007. In the fall, the College began

offering a certificate program in homeland security.

The 30-credit-hour program is designed to provide

students with the knowledge and skills needed to

conduct a homeland security evaluation and to assess,

investigate and respond to terrorism incidents. For

local emergency management practitioners, the

program is an opportunity for academic growth and

specialized skill development.

The emergency medical services program also earned

full accreditation from the Commonwealth’s Office of

Emergency Medical Services to offer an intermediate

certificate program. The nursing program and funeral

services program were both reaccredited for the

next eight years. Graduates of the College’s nursing

programs continue to exceed the national average

for pass rates on the National Council Licensure

Examination (NCLEX). The second graduating class

from the Commonwealth Nursing Program’s John

Tyler cohort even had a 100 percent pass rate on the

NCLEX. A partnership between John Tyler and four

other Virginia Community College System (VCCS)

institutions, the Commonwealth Nursing Program

combines online education with clinicals taught in a

local hospital setting.

With the idea that community extends far beyond

our immediate surroundings, the College partnered

with Mountain Empire Community College (MECC)

to begin offering a funeral services program for

students in Southwestern Virginia. Students in the

program earn general studies credits at MECC, while

pursuing an associate in applied sciences degree in

funeral services through distance education courses

offered by John Tyler Community College. John

Tyler and Tidewater Community College are the

only two colleges in the Commonwealth that offer

academic programs in funeral services. MECC is the

first college to partner with John Tyler to bring this

much-needed program to campus through distance

education options. Representatives from MECC

and John Tyler, along with VCCS Chancellor Glenn

DuBois, met on June 13, 2007 to announce the

new program and sign an official

partnership agreement.

With the help of area employers

who make up the John Tyler

Community College Manufacturers’

Coalition, the College launched

a new program in the spring of 2007 designed to

prepare adults for entry-level jobs in manufacturing,

industry and the skilled trades. Quick Connect is

a free, seven-week evening program that is held

on the Chester Campus. Those who successfully

complete the program earn three

college credits, a Career Readiness

Certificate (silver level), an OSHA

certification and opportunities

for employment with companies

that are members of the John

Tyler Manufacturers’ Coalition.

Each class is limited to 25 people

selected through a rigorous

screening process. At the end of

the class, the College hosts a job

fair where program graduates can meet members of

the Manufacturers’ Coalition who have job openings.

Jobs available for Quick Connect graduates are

career-starters that generally pay $12/hour, plus

benefits. They include such positions as apprentice

machinists, brake operators, chemical technicians,

communications technicians, computer numerical

control (CNC) operators, gear cutters, machine

adjusters, machine operators, operations mechanics,

packaging production technicians and process


Exciting Expansions and Additions

As bulldozers began clearing the ground for the addition of a second

academic building at the Midlothian Campus, growth was also taking

place at and around the Chester Campus.

The Chester Campus dates to 1967, and recent renovations there focus

on updating the space, as well as improving the buildings’ green qualities. Major renovations

in Godwin Hall will include the use of low-volatile-organic-compound (VOC) materials and

finishes. Improved roofing materials with additional insulation have been placed on the roofs of

Bird Hall, Goyne Hall and Godwin Hall, and a white coating will be applied to Moyar Hall and

the Nicholas Student Center. Building HVAC controls and light fixtures have also been swapped

out at Chester. All these updates are aimed at improving the buildings’ energy efficiency.

With rapid growth at nearby Fort Lee, the College also looked for ways to improve and

expand our services to military members and their families. Governor Timothy Kaine, Senior

Workforce Advisor to the Governor Daniel LeBlanc, and the Virginia Workforce Council

awarded a $200,000 grant to support military spouse training at Fort Lee. The resulting

program began in July 2007 and serves active-duty military spouses. It begins with orientation sessions at Army

Community Services (ACS) and various Family Readiness Groups and includes case management/registration

counseling by ACS and the Virginia Employment Commission. The ten-day training program is presented

at John Tyler Community College. Class size is limited to 20 military spouses, and topics include human

resources/job-finding skills and basic computer skills. Participants are bused from the post to the College, and

for those families who need it, child care is provided. The program’s schedule also permits military spouses to

place their children on school buses in the morning, attend training, and be there to meet the school buses in the

afternoon. In addition to the military spouse training program, the College’s Veterans Affairs Office assisted

more than 700 veterans and their family members with vocational rehabilitation services in 2007.

In October 2007, the Student Success Center rolled out AskOnline, a free online tutoring and academic advising

service for students. The program offers students help in three main ways – chat, an ask feature and discussion

boards. Topics covered include math, writing, accounting, grammar, statistics, Spanish, chemistry, history, biology,

psychology/sociology, anatomy/physiology, and computers/ITE.

Security improvements have also been a priority for the College. Security cameras were installed at the Chester

Campus, Midlothian Campus, and the nursing program facility. Emergency call boxes were installed in all buildings

on the Chester and Midlothian campuses.

Finally, the College looked to the future and began examining ways to reduce our environmental

impact. Revive: A Green Initiative of John Tyler aims to create ways for students, faculty,

staff and the entire community to reuse, reduce, restore and recycle for a greener planet. As an

initial step, the College’s Facilities Department began modifying its operating processes and

maintenance procedures to incorporate integrated pest management in grounds maintenance,

green housekeeping practices, and recycling when possible. In the fall of 2008, large singlestream

recycling containers were rolled out on campus. The College also often sponsors clothing,

shoe, and book drives to encourage community outreach and the reuse of materials.

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Enlivening and Enlightening

College life at John Tyler is about much more than just class

time. Each year, faculty and staff bring special guests to

campus to enliven and enlighten the College community.

Club advisors spur growth outside of the classroom through

club meetings, trips and activities. Students benefit from

this community of learning and being surrounded daily by

faculty and staff members who are passionate about their

work and the world around them.

In February 2007, Chester Library staff hosted

William Henry Lewis, the award-winning

author of I Got Somebody in Staunton, as

a part of the Richmond-metropolitan area

Go Read program. Over 100 students,

faculty, staff and community members heard

Lewis read from his work, speak about his

short stories, discuss his writing process,

and answer questions from the audience.

The Go Read program seeks to build a

stronger community

through reading and

discussion. Goals of

the project include:

increasing interaction

based on a shared reading

experience; bringing

major authors to a new

and diverse audience;

promoting discussion

between people of

different ages and backgrounds; and bringing more people

into libraries and bookstores.

Dr. Roy Kaplan, assistant professor of chemistry, enhanced

his teaching through his Chemistry in the Professions

series, which brought guest speakers like Dr. George DuVal,

manager of Chesterfield County’s Water Treatment and

Laboratory Facility; Dr. Deborah Ulmer, nursing coordinator

for John Tyler; Robbe Robinson, chemist at Dominion

Virginia’s Lake Anna Station; John Grohusky, former plant

manager of DuPont’s Spruance Plant and former chairman

of the John Tyler College Board; Paul Smith, district sales

manager for Nalco’s Water Division; Baylor Rice, president

of South River Compounding Pharmacy; and Harrison

Tyler, founder of ChemTreat, Inc. and the tenth president’s

grandson, to Kaplan’s classes. As sponsor of the Elements

of Life Club, Kaplan also organized special trips and

outreach activities with local elementary schools.

The College’s Chemistry Club once again organized a

variety of hands-on and thought-provoking activities to

celebrate Earth Day and National Chemistry Week. The club

and its sponsor, Dr. Kristine Smetana, garnered numerous

awards for their innovative work to promote the Earth.

Each year, the group coordinates an Earth Day celebration

at the Science Museum of Virginia in conjunction with the

Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society. The

Chesmistry Club also hosted the Virginia Section of the

American Chemical Society dinner and lecture series. In

2007, the special guest lecturer was Dr. Marilyn Miller,

professor and director of the undergraduate forensic science

program at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Also in early 2007, the club participated in the

Campus Climate Challenge to raise awareness of

environmental issues and global warming.

Associate Professor of Art Colin Ferguson and

the Art Club once again traveled to New York

City; they also actively attend the First Fridays

Artwalk events in Richmond. The Theatre

Club, Multicultural Student Association, and

History Club actively got out into the community.

The Theatre Club attended local Shakespeare

performances. The Multicultural Association attended the

National Folk Festival, and the History Club organized trips

to Washington, D.C. and Newport News.

In its thirteenth year, the College’s Annual Literary Festival welcomed

poet Ron Smith as the event headliner in March 2007. Smith is the

author of Running Again in Hollywood Cemetery and Moon Road:

Poems 1986-2005. His work has been praised by the likes of Pulitzerwinner

Claudia Emerson, Pulitzer-finalist David Wojahn, and the

world-famous journalist and novelist Tom Wolfe. Smith’s poems have

appeared in many periodicals, and he is a regular poetry reviewer for

the Richmond Times-Dispatch. For the first time, the College’s Literary

Festival included a speech contest in addition to student readings,

workshops, and special guests.

Dr. Basil Smith, assistant professor of philosophy, created the new Philosophy for Lunch series in the fall of

2007. The series brought the renowned philosophers Dr. Lawrence J. Hatab, Dr. Geoffrey Goddu and Dr. Gary

Shapiro to the Chester Campus for three popular lunchtime lectures and discussions.

International education continues to be a major point of emphasis at the College. Recent destinations include

Ghana, Italy, Greece, England, Scotland and Peru.

As it has since 2006, the College hosted the Fool for Art Festival in April. More than 3,000 visitors flooded

the Midlothian Campus for the event, which featured hands-on learning experiences for all ages, special class

sessions, and top-notch art and craft vendors. The 2008 event had a special green theme to tie in with Revive,

the College’s new green initiative.

Open Doors

Ralph Waldo Emerson also once said, “We have keys to all doors! The world is all gates, all opportunities,

all strings of tension waiting to be struck!” It’s an especially pertinent quote for community colleges.

John Tyler Community College opens our doors to everyone - not only to students who want to attend,

but to business owners who want to talk about the economy, to artists who want to foster local culture,

and to government officials who create partnerships and improve educational offerings. We see the

possibilities that exist in everyone and in every situation. We respond to community needs, and we

make it possible for students to connect to their own success stories. In 2003, the College served 8,825

students, and by 2007-2008 that number grew to 11,575 students. That’s a large number of students

who are finding their success and helping us live up to the task of being our community’s college.

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Dr. L. Ray Drinkwater

33-Year Employee Earns VP Position

At the October 2 groundbreaking for the new academic building

on the Midlothian Campus, Dr. Marshall W. Smith made an

announcement that caused several members of the crowd jump to

their feet and cheer: Dr. L. Ray Drinkwater would be named as the

College’s new vice president of academic and student services.

Drinkwater has a long history with the College, having served the

institution for over 33 years. Before being named vice president,

he was the College’s dean of student services, a position he held

since 1987. In the years leading up to that appointment, Drinkwater

held positions in counseling and student activities and served as

interim dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences and the Division

of Professional and Technical Studies. He also periodically teaches

courses in history.

Drinkwater holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Virginia

Commonwealth University (VCU), a master’s degree in counseling

from the University of Virginia, and a doctorate from VCU, in which

he studied 19th century Southern history with an emphasis on the

Reconstruction era and the emergence of the New South. He has

been published in Southern Studies, The Southern Humanities Review, and The Southern Historian. In 1994, he received the

Kenneth Wesson Award from the University of Alabama for scholarship in Southern history.

Drinkwater is a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, the Association of Student Judicial

Affairs, the National Academic Advising Association, the Association for the Study of Higher Education, the American

College Health Association, and the Southern Historical Association. He is a long-time member of Rotary International, a

former member of the Chester Rotary Club, and a founding member and past-president of the Goochland Rotary Club. He is

also a Paul Harris Fellow.

Celebrating Being Fabulous at 40

In an interview for Defining Moments, a special publication to mark John Tyler Community College’s 40th

anniversary in 2007, Dr. Dana B. Hamel, founding chancellor of the Virginia Community College System, is quoted as

saying, “People in the Virginia Community College System are serving the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia,

and every person in the system, from the maintenance worker, to the top professor, to the president, is making it

possible for Virginians to stand on their shoulders and look over the horizon. You all are providing hope, and that is

so important. The system truly has made it a great day to be alive in the Commonwealth, because today you can

be here, and tomorrow you can go any number of ways. The system will provide the opportunity.” Hamel’s words

show how deeply important all the people who work at John Tyler Community College are to the College’s success.

To mark the College’s 40th anniversary, the administration organized a number of employee-focused activities,

including “Feeling Fabulous at 40,” a special series of wellness and team-building opportunities for faculty and staff

members. The College also hosted Step Back to 1967, a classic car cruise-in and drive-in movie night, on Saturday,

September 15, 2007 at the Chester Campus. Hundreds of people came out to watch American Graffiti on the big

screen and admire the classic cars.

Latitude: 37.4899, Longitude: -77.6668

You are here.

Sometimes a dot on a map is more than just a destination – it is a milestone and an achievement to celebrate. On October 2, 2007, John

Tyler Community College invited community supporters to join us as we celebrated such a milestone and broke ground on a new academic

and student services building on the College’s Midlothian Campus.

The 60,000-square-foot building is the first project in the Virginia Community College System to be registered under the Leadership in

Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. To become LEED-certified, a project must earn credits in key

areas that promote human and environmental health, including sustainable site design, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection

and indoor environmental quality. To meet these goals:

The new building will feature a green roof, which will be vegetated except where the mechanical equipment is located.

• Low-VOC products and finishes, such as paints, carpets, adhesives, plywood and ceiling tiles, will be used in the building.

• Only native plants will be used around the building to conserve water; to provide wildlife habitat; and to reduce maintenance expenses

and the use of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides.

• Some of the areas disturbed by the construction project will be


• Parking around the building will include preferred parking for

those who drive high-efficiency vehicles or carpool.

Slated to open in 2009, the new building, which will house science

laboratories, classrooms, an expanded library, a multi-purpose room,

and additional commons space for faculty and students, will help the

College continue to meet rapidly increasing demand for classes. John

Tyler Community College’s Midlothian Campus, which was built

in 2000 and expected to meet community needs until 2010, grew so

quickly that the campus reached full capacity in 2005. Master plans for

the Midlothian Campus eventually call for a bell tower, amphitheatre,

workforce development center, and possibly sports fields.

Midlothian Phase II Building,

North Approach

Midlothian Phase II Building, Library

Drawings courtesy of Burt Hill



College Board

The College Board serves as an

advisory group to the College’s

administration. The Board is made up

of individuals appointed to represent

the seven counties and three cities

that comprise John Tyler’s service

region. Board members serve as

advocates for the College in their

individual jurisdictions and assist

in communications between John

Tyler and our constituencies in those

jurisdictions. We appreciate the Board’s

dedication and service to the College.

Mr. Onza Hyatt, Chair

Ms. Renee Williams, Vice Chair

Dr. Marshall W. Smith, Secretary

Amelia County

Ms. Ann Salster

Charles City County

Mrs. Sammie Cotman

Chesterfield County

Mr. Art Heinz

Mr. Thomas R. Fulghum


City of Colonial Heights

Mr. Harry B. Hargis, Jr.

Dinwiddie County

Ms. Gloria G. Harvell

City of Hopewell

Dr. Jacqueline Shepperson

Mr. Onza Hyatt

Ms. Gladys Washington

City of Petersburg

Dr. William D. Irvin

Dr. Germaine S. Fauntleroy

Prince George County

Ms. Renee Williams

Surry County

Ms. Shardae N. Holmes

Sussex County


Johnnie Humphrey

Devoted Faculty Member and Lifetime Achievement Winner

For more than 42 years, Johnnie F. Humphrey

has devoted her career to early childhood

education - from teaching in an elementary

school to developing a successful early

childhood program at John Tyler Community

College. On June 1, 2007, she and her work

were recognized when the Commonwealth’s

secretary of education, Dr. Thomas R. Morris,

presented her with a Lifetime Achievement

Award for Outstanding Service to Children in

the Commonwealth. Humphrey was among

six educators to receive the award during the

Governor’s Early Childhood Conference.

Humphrey began her career in elementary

school classrooms teaching kindergarten and first grade. She went on to become

an assistant professor in early childhood education at Virginia State University

and then joined John Tyler Community College 33 years ago. At John Tyler,

Humphrey, an associate professor of education, built the early childhood program

that currently serves 160 students in 17 classes each semester and awards an

average of 26 associate degrees each year. In 1992, her work was recognized when

she received the State Council for Higher Education Outstanding Faculty Member


“As I have worked to develop the early childhood program at John Tyler, I have

always felt it was important to be involved in the early childhood professional

community locally and statewide, so that my students received the most up-to-date

training I could provide, and I could give back to a profession I feel is critical in the

lives of today’s children,” said Humphrey. “Out of this involvement has come this

recognition, which I was very surprised, honored, and delighted to receive. I hope I

can continue to live up to the expectation of the people who have put so much faith

in my ability.”

Over the years, Humphrey has served on numerous boards, task forces, study

commissions and planning groups for early childhood issues in Virginia. She

also helped develop the first Child Care Plan for Virginia and has worked on the

development of subsequent plans. Humphrey also provides at least 25 no-cost

workshops to child care centers and groups within the John Tyler Community

College service region annually.

CCWA’s Vision: Maximizing Resources and Talents

The Community College Workforce Alliance’s (CCWA) vision is to provide highquality

training that enhances individual lives and the economic vitality of the

Central Virginia region. To do this, the organization provides non-credit training,

customized instruction, consulting, skills assessments, and educational programs to

both the public and private sectors. CCWA is the combined workforce development

arm of John Tyler and J. Sargeant Reynolds Community Colleges. Here’s a

sampling of CCWA’s work in 2007:

Partnership with Genworth

In November 2006, CCWA developed a partnership with Genworth Financial to

provide professional training opportunities for Genworth associates in the Greater

Richmond region. This collaboration included a co-branded Genworth/CCWA web

site, through which Genworth associates can register for professional development

courses available through CCWA. CCWA’s world-class customized training for

Genworth associates in the Richmond area was so successful that CCWA was asked

to expand the breadth of its program to support employee development at Genworth

locations in Lynchburg, Va., Raleigh, N.C., and Stamford, Conn. So, CCWA worked

with community colleges in Raleigh and Stamford to make it possible for Genworth

employees to register for CCWA classes, as well as professional development courses

offered by their local community colleges, through the expanded Genworth/CCWA

web site.

Training Child Care Workers through VDSS

CCWA has partnered with the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS)

to provide professional development for child care professionals on the care,

development, health, and safety of young children. This program is designed to

provide a comprehensive foundation of knowledge for working with children of

specific ages. CCWA is partnering with Virginia Western, Blue Ridge, Tidewater,

Germanna, Wytheville, Thomas Nelson, and Northern Virginia Community Colleges

to provide training statewide.

Administrative Professionals’ Conference

In 2007, the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) hosted two

Administrative Professionals’ Conferences entitled Looking Ahead…as You Climb the

Ladder – each a one-day retreat to offer new ideas for administrative professionals to

take back to their workplaces. Each conference had the same agenda; however, the

locations differed and covered opposite ends of CCWA’s region. The 200 conference

participants represented 43 government, private, and nonprofit organizations and

included 51 participants from the two community colleges, CCWA and the VCCS.

CCWA was able to market its current offerings as well as survey the participants and

gather information that, in part, resulted in the new administrative certificate program.

Delegate Rosalyn Dance, former mayor of Petersburg, a John Tyler graduate and a

member of the John Tyler Foundation Board, kicked off the Petersburg conference.

Hugh Gouldthorpe of Owens & Minor was the keynote speaker both days.

Produced in Virginia

To meet local demand for a more educated workforce, the College began working with

the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Virginia to create

a new associate of science in engineering degree. The “Produced in Virginia” program

is designed to provide the first two years of an undergraduate degree in engineering

science at John Tyler and prepare students for the demanding engineering courses

that would follow at a four-year institution such as UVA. UVA has collaborated

with several colleges in the VCCS to enable students who may be geographically

constrained to complete engineering degrees locally. Graduates of the associate

degree program in engineering at John Tyler may complete their bachelor’s degree in

engineering by taking distance education courses from UVA at John Tyler Community

College’s Chester Campus or by attending classes at UVA. The “Produced in

Virginia” engineering program at John Tyler Community College is slated to begin

College Administration

Dr. Marshall W. Smith


Dr. Donna Alexander

Dean, Arts and Sciences

Dr. Mikell Brown

Interim Dean, Extended Learning

and Distance Education

Dr. L. Ray Drinkwater

Vice President, Academic and

Student Services

Ms. Cynthia Griffith

Director, Institutional


Ms. Mara Hilliar

Executive Assistant to the


Ms. Joanne M. Horton, APR

Director, College Relations and

Special Assistant to the President

Mr. Ronald D. Laux

Director, Outreach Services

Dr. Mirta M. Martin

Executive Vice President,

John Tyler Foundation

Mr. Mac McGinty

Vice President, Community

College Workforce Alliance

Dr. Melody L. Moore

Dean, Professional and Technical


Mr. Chris Pfautz

Interim Dean, Student Services

Mr. William F. Taylor

Vice President, Finance and


enrolling students in the fall of 2009.

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John Tyler got me where I am today.”





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Sunflowers, painting by Carmen Bendersky

Justin Woods

Justin Woods comes from a family of high achievers – a lawyer who is

also a chemist, a wildly successful entrepreneur, and a computer whiz

kid – and he has always had every intention of following in the family

tradition. That may not be what people necessarily expected when Woods

chose to enroll at John Tyler Community College after high school. But,

after excelling during his two years at John Tyler, Woods transferred to

The College of William and Mary. Now, he attends one of the nation’s

top universities for free, thanks to his successful time at Tyler and the

Gateway William and Mary Program. “I don’t regret going to Tyler at all,”

says Woods. “John Tyler got me where I am today – attending William

and Mary without having to struggle to pay for it. The Gateway Program

even paid for my books and laptop, so I am set. I don’t have to worry

about anything but school while I’m here.” Woods, who is studying

psychology, plans to spend his summers working at a camp for children

with autism and taking in all that college life has to offer. “I want to get

my master’s degree right after undergrad,” says Woods, “so not having

to start out with all that debt will be really helpful.” Once he earns his

master’s degree in psychology, Woods plans to spend his professional life

working with patients who have mental and/or learning disorders.



“I am so proud to be working here.”




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Michelle Stevens-Davis

Conversations with Michelle Stevens-Davis often contain a jolt of the

unexpected, a moment when there is really nothing else to do but let out a

good, deep belly laugh. The student services specialist at the Midlothian

Campus will tell you something deeply hilarious or deeply personal,

but she’ll always tell it like it is. And, her method works like a charm.

Students come back to Stevens-Davis for class recommendations, career

guidance or just a good laugh. “I always tell students that this experience

is what you make of it. It doesn’t matter where you start out, it’s where

you finish. Finish strong, and you’ll go places. You’ll be bigger than

big. That’s how life is too.” Stevens-Davis herself took an unexpected

path to her career in counseling. As a child she wanted to be a teacher,

but her own teachers discouraged her, saying that teaching was a tough,

underappreciated profession. Stevens-Davis was an urban studies major

in college, but she kept finding herself drawn to jobs in education. “I am

so proud to be working here,” says Stevens-Davis. “I am proud to be a

part of this place. I get to help people every day. For me, education was a

catalyst to having a wonderful life. It got me here.” Stevens-Davis even

has the lyrics to What a Wonderful World taped above her desk. “I sing it

every day,” she laughs, “that’s just the way I feel.”



The future holds a great opportunity for

the College to change even more lives.”




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John H. Settle, Jr.

John H. Settle, Jr. has what he calls “elevator speeches” that he can

quickly give about John Tyler Community College. “Among all of the

things that John Tyler does, you can’t help but find something to talk

about to potential supporters. If they are in manufacturing, we can do

manufacturing. If they want to hear about nursing or transfer, we can talk

about those too,” says the senior vice president of wealth management

at SunTrust and first vice president of the John Tyler Foundation Board.

Settle believes in the power of the stories that come out of John Tyler

Community College, and he wants all of the Foundation Board members

to pass those stories on to the community. “One of our roles on the board

is to increase enthusiasm about the College. We need to be able to tell

people why we choose to serve the College and all of the good things

that happen there.” That’s why Settle has worked diligently over the

past few years to formalize board procedures, with a special emphasis

on giving new board members the tools they need to tell the College’s

story. “We ask all of the new board members to take a four-hour tour and

orientation on the College. We show them the facilities. We talk about the

partnerships we’ve created, and we show them what we are planning for

the future.” For Settle, if you know the success stories of the College, the

future is nothing but exciting. “With all of the tremendous growth in its

service area, the College has a big role to play. The future holds a great

opportunity for the College to change even more lives.”


People are sometimes surprised by

what I do, but I love it.”




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Jennifer Carter

Jennifer Carter is not the kind of girl who is afraid to get her hands dirty.

Five days a week, Carter clocks in at Plan B Design and Fabrication in

Richmond, flips on the classic rock, pulls out her welding equipment,

and gets to work creating complex equipment used in the area’s top

manufacturing plants. Carter measures her designs, rolls metal, and when

she’s ready, lights her welding torches and, as sparks fly, joins metal with

heat. It’s a job that requires expert knowledge of the fundamentals of arc

and gas welding, as well as materials, product design, and shop safety –

all of which Carter mastered through the welding program at John Tyler

Community College. “People are sometimes surprised by what I do,”

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“I want my students to go the extra

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Charles Smith

Charles Smith, associate professor of nursing at John Tyler Community

College, tells his students that there is no such thing as an 80 percent

nurse. “You have to give it at least 100 percent every time.” Smith

doesn’t just tell his students to excel, he expects it. And, he practices

what he preaches. “I am invested in my students,” says Smith. “I want

to do whatever it takes to help them succeed. It’s not unusual for me to

be online at 11:00 p.m. discussing class content and answering questions

over e-mail. I want my students to go the extra mile, so I do too. And,

I don’t mind doing it. I have a real passion for learning, and I want to

pass that on to my students.” Smith and others in the nursing faculty

are doing just that. Recent pass rates for John Tyler nursing students on

the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) are a solid 94.5

percent, well above the overall Virginia average of 85.4 percent. “The

rigor of our nursing program can be put up against any program in the

state,” boasts Smith. “So much of education is what you put into it, and

all of us here are part of that process. You can absolutely get a first-class

education at John Tyler.”




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Sakiem T. Collins

You might not know the name Qimonda, but chances are you are addicted

to at least one piece of equipment the company helped create. Qimonda

is “the world’s leading creative memory company,” and the memory it

makes is used in top computing, gaming, graphics, networking, mobile

and consumer electronic devices. At the company’s Richmond Center for

Manufacturing Excellence, Sakiem T. Collins helps make it all possible.

As a PLY Equipment Technician, Collins’ days revolve around the large,

complex machines used to make all that memory. He monitors and tests

the status of the machines, performs preventive maintenance, and meets

with managers and engineers to discuss ways to troubleshoot possible

problems. It’s an exciting job where no two days are the same – it’s also

a job Collins obtained after taking classes at night and graduating from

John Tyler Community College’s mechanical engineering technology

program. “Working full time and going to school was a challenge,” says

Collins, “but having my degree has helped me immensely. It’s opened up

a lot of opportunities.”



The faculty at Tyler pushed me, and I

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Amber Taylor

Amber Taylor believes in research. When she was weighing her options

for college, she did her research and decided it was smart to start at a

community college and save close to $30,000. After all, more research

showed that her chosen career path – appropriately, scientific research –

would ultimately require a doctoral degree. So, Taylor earned her arts

and sciences for transfer degree at John Tyler in May 2008 and entered

the bioinformatics program at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Bioinformatics merges computer science, information technology and

biology into a single discipline uniquely positioned to unlock the secrets

of genetic, molecular biology. “Bioinformatics combines a lot of my

interests,” says Taylor, “but I am going to minor in environmental studies

too. So many diseases today are tied not to just genetics, but environment.

The more courses you take, the more you can see the connections.” But,

not even a discipline as diverse as science can fully capture Taylor’s

attention. In her final year at John Tyler, Taylor served as president of

three clubs: the Phi Theta Kappa honor society at the Midlothian Campus,

the Art Club, and the Elements of Life Chemistry Club. “The faculty at

Tyler pushed me, and I can’t wait to see what’s next,” says Taylor. “If

the faculty at VCU are anything like the faculty at John Tyler, I know it

will be great.”



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Stefan Brooks, P.E.

When Stefan Brooks looks at a building, he sees more than just bricks

and mortar. He sees requests for proposals; site surveys; construction

documents; sediment and erosion control plans; building codes; countless

permits; appointments with clients, government officials and contractors;

and so many other details. As a licensed professional engineer with a

diverse background, Brooks knows that great developments take a lot of

planning and a lot of knowledge. As a student at John Tyler Community

College, Brooks earned an associate degree in architectural engineering

technology, a career studies certificate in surveying, and a career studies

certificate in transportation location and design. Engineering was such a

passion that he then went on to earn an engineering technology degree

at Old Dominion University. Now, Brooks uses all that knowledge to

design site development plans for commercial/industrial, single- and

multi-family residential, health care and educational clients. “John Tyler

afforded me the opportunity to attend a local college while gaining work

experience in the field of civil engineering,” says Brooks. “I remember

clearly my professor Edward Dail taking an interest in my future and

quickly becoming an influential mentor to me. The goals that he helped

me set were high, yet achievable. We charted a course for me that led to

a four year engineering degree from Old Dominion University and state

licensure as a Professional Engineer. Today, I am part of an established

civil design firm serving in a senior engineering/management position. I

will always be grateful to John Tyler for helping me launch my career.”


“If you really take advantage of the

opportunities you have at John Tyler,

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Justina Kim

Justina Kim has had some starts and stops with college. When she came

to John Tyler in 2006, Kim had already attended two colleges. It’s not that

she wasn’t committed to her education; it’s that, as a child of a military

family, it is not always easy to afford college, and you don’t always stay

in the same place for long. But, after two years at John Tyler, Kim is

transferring as a pre-commerce major to the University of Virginia where

she plans to take 16 credit hours her first semester and full advantage of

all the educational and social activities available. “I was lucky at Tyler,”

says Kim. “I can honestly say that if you really take advantage of the

opportunities you have at John Tyler, they will open doors.” When she

arrived at Tyler, Kim didn’t expect to be too involved in college life,

but when she received a letter about joining the Phi Theta Kappa honor

society, things changed. “When I decide to do something, I go full force,”

says Kim. And, go full force she did, eventually becoming the president

of the Tau Rho chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and organizing a Books for

Africa drive in April 2008 that collected 600 books. “People think that if

you are at a community college, it’s because you can’t cut it at four-year,

but some of us just aren’t fortunate enough to be able to afford a four-year

right out of high school. I really liked being at Tyler. I had professors

who actually made me enjoy chemistry and English, and for me, that’s

saying a lot.” Now, Kim plans to not only complete her bachelor’s at

UVA, but also stay there to earn her master’s in accounting.


The workforce is changing so much; you

need the support of an institution like

John Tyler to get people prepared...”





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Bryan Brown

When Bryan Brown recently accepted the position of director of human

resources for Amsted Rail’s wheels, bearings and axles division, he began

traveling every week to the company’s locations in Kansas, Ohio, Iowa

and Manitoba. And, in each place, Brown looks for a John Tyler. “At

our Tri-Cities location we lean heavily on John Tyler. It fulfills every

training need we have. If the College doesn’t already have what we need,

it works with us to create a new program. I could use a place like that

near every one of our sites. The workforce is changing so much; you need

the support of an institution like John Tyler to get people prepared for

the complex jobs that we have today and ready to work safely.” Brown

has a deep-rooted appreciation for John Tyler Community College as

an alumnus of the College, a local businessman who now relies on the

College’s services, and a member of the John Tyler Community College

Foundation Board. “I am from the area, so I have known about John Tyler

for a long time,” says Brown. “It’s where I went my first year of college,

and I know it changed my life. That’s what a place like John Tyler can

do: change lives. As a local businessman, I feel like we all owe it to

John Tyler to contribute. Not many people know community colleges

are funded in three main ways: tuition and fees, state/local support, and

private funding. If we support the College, we can help keep the cost of

attending low and give people in our own area the means to change their

lives. Now that’s a great cause.”


“We try and learn a little something

about every job that comes through

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Nancy Jimison

Think about all the things it takes to run John Tyler Community College –

chemicals for the science labs, books for the library, paper for the printers,

vending machines for the student lounges, asphalt for the parking lots,

and cadavers for the funeral services lab – and you have a pretty good

idea of the wild variety that fills Nancy Jimison’s days. As the College’s

procurement manager, Jimison is responsible for sorting through all the

specifications, bids and paperwork required to keep the College running

smoothly. “We do a couple of thousand requisitions for purchases every

year,” says Jimison. “We try and learn a little something about every job

that comes through our office, so it’s never dull.” That means Jimison and

her team of three spend a lot of time researching not only the purchases,

but also the myriad of state rules and regulations that apply to obtaining

goods and services for the College. “It’s a challenge every day, but we are

here to serve people and get them what they need. I definitely couldn’t

do it without the rest of the office. We work as a team. I think that’s

something we all do at the College – work as a team. Otherwise, we could

never get anything done; the job would just be too big.”



“...I feel it’s my duty to get excited

about the topic. If I’m not excited,

who else will be?”




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Dr. James Williams

Dr. James Williams doesn’t always have the luxury of being able to get

away from his work; his field of study constantly surrounds him. “I am

interested in people, society and culture,” says Williams, a professor of

sociology at John Tyler Community College. “When I teach, I can’t just

focus on how much I know; instead, I focus on how much all of us know

together.” It would be easy for someone like Williams to be consumed

with his discipline. After all, the field of sociology constantly evolves.

But, instead, Williams is consumed with a passion for teaching. “I believe

as an educator, when I enter the classroom, my number one job is to be

excited about what I am teaching. Each time I have the opportunity to

lecture or teach, I feel it’s my duty to get excited about the topic. If I’m

not excited, who else will be? In my classes, I always look for ways to

appeal to a diverse population – I go from the 8-track generation to the

CD generation. I move from the abstract to the practical, and hopefully,

allow students to see themselves and how we all interact in a complex

world. I respect my students as equals in the process of learning.” Spoken

like someone who is both a true sociologist and a great educator.



From the President of

the Foundation Board

What a year this has been for John Tyler Community College! As

president of the Foundation Board, I am pleased to report positive

growth on many fronts. Always looking to increase revenues, the

Foundation is delighted that in 2007, its net assets increased by 23

percent – from $4,308,274 to $5,295,839. This increase helped the

College exceed its goal by 10 percent. I want to share some data from

2007 that reflects the improvement:

– Scholarship dollars increased 18 percent. The number of scholarship

recipients increased 25 percent, and scholarship applications

increased by 73 percent.

– Grant funding increased 39 percent.

– Faculty Mini-Grant funding increased 72 percent.

Annual Fund donations increased an impressive 63 percent, and the

number of annual fund donors increased a record 166 percent.

– Nursing program funding increased 28 percent.

The Foundation’s investment portfolio enjoyed a gain of 23 percent.

On top of this strong financial news, word is spreading that John Tyler is the best educational value on the market – on average,

offering a rigorous academic pathway for $2,500 per year – about one-third the tuition and fees at a four-year public institution

in Virginia. This, along with the fact that every dollar invested in the College sends almost three dollars back to the community,

confirms excellent return on investment.

The John Tyler Community College


Foundation | 2007

Photograph by Robert Wynne


The corporate community appreciates the fact that the College has guaranteed transfer agreements with more than 20 four-year

public colleges and universities in Virginia, allowing our associate degree graduates to seamlessly transfer and continue their

education. This unencumbered, no-nonsense educational path makes good sense and is being rewarded by increased corporate

investment. Our industry friends also appreciate the College’s strong workforce development arm. The College’s ability to

quickly develop courses and training programs to meet ever-changing workforce needs is a valuable asset to local industry.

John Tyler Community College’s new $21 million academic building on the Midlothian Campus is well under construction and

will open in 2009. Naming opportunities abound – from classrooms to the building itself. The Foundation stands committed to

raise additional funds and solicit in-kind donations to make sure the facility is state-of-the-art.

Leadership is key to every organization’s success. The John Tyler Foundation welcomed eleven outstanding community

leaders to its board in 2007– leaders who are firmly committed to the College. Their various backgrounds range from the

construction industry to the world of art. Their valuable experiences, special talents and skills will help guide our efforts to

ensure that John Tyler Community College is the best it can be.

I want to thank those who continue to support the College and ask that those of you who have not yet done so consider making

a sound, community investment in John Tyler Community College.

Sincerely yours,

A. Jay Behr

President, John Tyler Community College Foundation Board

General Manager, Retired, Kraft Foods, Nabisco Biscuit Division

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Bold Steps Toward the Future

2007 was a bold year for the John Tyler Community College

Foundation. It was a year of firsts, innovations and successes.

It was a year that sparkled with a new Diamonds Gala. It was

a year that inspired a society to celebrate the College’s first 40

years, and it was a year that saw eleven new board members

answer the call to serve the Foundation.

A Year of Firsts

As the College marked 40 years of service to

the community in 2007, the Foundation created

a one-time giving opportunity for the College’s

alumni, faculty and staff, as well as individual

and corporate friends. The Forty-for-Forty

Society asked members to give $40 in honor

of the College’s first 40 years of educational

excellence and partnership with the community.

A total of 179 members celebrated the College’s

growth, from one campus with 1,231 students to

a multi-campus institution

that serves more than

11,000 students, by joining

the society.

In another first, the

Cameron Foundation,

which provides support

to programs that benefit

Petersburg and surrounding

localities, generously

awarded the College

Foundation $256,000 to

fund four career coaches for two years at Petersburg High

School and the city’s two middle schools. Career coaches seek

to engage students in education by helping them with longrange

career planning. The gift is the largest private foundation

gift ever made to the John Tyler Community College


The Cameron Foundation award was just one gift that helped

donations to the Foundation surge to an all-time high. Grants

to the Foundation increased 39 percent, rising $80,500 from

$204,500 in 2006 to $285,000 in 2007. Annual fund donations

grew 70 percent. Nursing support grew 28 percent, and

scholarship dollars awarded increased 18 percent.

To increase awareness of the scholarships available, the

Foundation conducted a scholarship awareness campaign which

boosted scholarship applications by more than 73 percent.

More than 77 students who received scholarships united with

donors at Scholarship Celebration Night in August. More

than 40 donors participated, seeing first-hand the benefits of

supporting student scholarships.

Scholarship dollars were also the driving force behind the new

Diamonds Gala and Auction, held for the first time in October

2007. The event was a success both in terms of friends- and

fundraising. More than 125 community leaders gathered at

the black-tie event held at the Country Club of Virginia. The

evening raised $20,788, and guests enjoyed dancing and dining,

as well as a silent and live auction with more than 120 items

and services donated by individual and corporate friends of the

College. Two scholarship recipients were also present to share

their stories with guests.

With all these firsts and fundraising successes, the

Foundation met the Dateline 2009 fundraising goal

set in 2002 by Virginia Community College System

Chancellor Glenn DuBois, two years ahead of

schedule. In total, the Foundation’s net assets grew

from $4,308,274 in 2006 to $5,295,839 in 2007, a

solid 23 percent increase.

fees totaling $25,250. The Manufacturers’ Coalition supports

the College’s Quick Connect program, an innovative training

program designed to grow the number of entry-level, skilled

workers in manufacturing and the skilled trades. The program is

now being used as a model across the Commonwealth.

Partnerships like the Manufacturers’ Coalition are the result of

the hard work and investment of the John Tyler Community

College Foundation Board of Directors, which also saw great

change in 2007. The Board established a new governance

structure, revising its bylaws and articles of incorporation. The

newly founded governance committee identified top needs for

the College; set fundraising priorities; created a profile for new

members based on regional linkage and economic sectors; and

developed an extensive new member orientation process.

The Foundation also adopted a new mission statement:

The John Tyler Community College Foundation acquires vital

resources, which advance the College’s mission to provide

superior, affordable, and accessible education. The Foundation

seeks the time, talent and financial support of alumni,

individuals, businesses, civic groups and elected officials in

order to build relationships, which ultimately help the College

elevate the community’s quality of life.

New leadership for the board was tapped in 2007, with eleven

new members elected to the board at the December meeting.

The new directors represent the area’s business community, as

well as the College community. They have diverse leadership

in the areas of art, construction, workforce development and


Success in Student Terms

In 2006, the Foundation began awarding the Defining Your

Future Award, its highest honor bestowed upon a student. Each

year, the award recognizes a student for outstanding academic

performance and volunteer service to John Tyler. Faculty and

staff nominate students who they believe will achieve great

success and thereby define the future of the College, the local

community and the nation. In 2007, Lindsay Megan Edwards

was awarded the Defining Your Future Award. Edwards had

already garnered national recognition for the College when she

was one of only 20 students named to the All-USA Community

College Academic Team. Edwards was selected from more

than 1,500 students from across the country nominated for the

award. Edwards maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout her career at

John Tyler, as well as served as president of the Beta Omicron

Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

Also in 2006, the Foundation announced the creation of the

Rising Star Award, an award to honor alumni of the College.

The Rising Star Award was established to be presented annually

to a graduate whom faculty and staff believe will not only be

an ambassador for the College but will also distinguish himself/

herself in his/her chosen career. Michael Heitz was the 2007

recipient of the award. “Michael Heitz exemplifies the best

characteristics of second-career college students,” says Dr. Mirta

Martin, executive vice president of the John Tyler Foundation.

“In the words of one of his professors, he is motivated, engaged,

professional and intelligent. He has offered his tutoring abilities

and encouragement to his fellow students. He is a member of

PTK and a stellar ambassador for John Tyler.”

Toward a Bright Tomorrow

With tuition and fees that run, on average, one-third of the

tuition and fees of Virginia’s public, four-year colleges and

universities, John Tyler Community College is committed

to affordable, accessible education. But, the College is

also committed to top-quality education. The John Tyler

Foundation fills in the gaps, whether that means funding student

scholarships, outfitting academic buildings with cutting-edge

equipment, or giving faculty funding to explore new programs

and enhance their teaching. The steps the Foundation and its

supporters are taking today are bold steps that truly will define

the future.

Innovations for Tomorrow

Partnerships are at the very core of the Foundation’s

work, and the Manufacturers’ Coalition is a prime

example of public and private organizations

working together to meet community needs. In its

second year of existence, the John Tyler Community College

Manufacturers’ Coalition expanded its membership to 28

companies, with membership fees totally $32,600 and hiring

Manufacturers’ Coalition

Employer members of the Manufacturers’ Coalition include: Aleris Rolled Products, Anderson Machine Manufacturing, Atlantic

Constructors, Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Brenco, Chesterfield County Economic Development, Church & Dwight Virginia Co.,

Colortree, Comcast, DeGussa Goldschmidt Chemical Corporation, Electrical and Mechanical Resources, Filtrona Richmond, Inc.,

Fiorucci Foods Inc., Gerdau Ameristeel, Hill PHOENIX, Honeywell – Hopewell Plant, Jewett Machine Manufacturing Company, Philip

Morris USA, Progressive Engineering, Quality “Plus” Services, Inc., Richmond Tooling, Inc., Service Center Metals, Shaw Maintenance,

Short Run Stamping, Smurfit Stone Container, Telamon Corporation, Virginia Association of Roofing Contractors, and Wyeth

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2008 Foundation Board

The John Tyler Community College

Foundation Board of Directors is comprised

of community leaders from a variety of

businesses and organizations in the greater

Richmond area. We are grateful for their

service and dedication to John Tyler and our


Mr. A. Jay Behr, President

Plant Manager – Retired, Kraft Foods,

Nabisco Biscuit Division

Mr. John Settle, Jr., First Vice President

Senior Vice President, SunTrust Bank,

Central Virginia

Mr. Ron Laux, Second Vice President

CEO, Workforce Success

Mr. William H. Talley, III, Treasurer

Chairman, William H. Talley & Son, Inc.

Mr. Ricardo Torres, Assistant Treasurer

President and CEO, National Student


Dr. Marshall W. Smith, Secretary

President, John Tyler Community College

Mr. Bryan Brown

Director of Human Resources,

Amstead Rail-Wheels, Bearings and

Axles Divison

Ms. Jo Anne C. Cole, Member Emeritus

President, J. A. Cole Associates, LLC

Ms. Pamela M. Comstock

Treasurer, Gilbert C. Martin, Co., Inc.

The Honorable Rosalyn R. Dance

Delegate, 63rd District, General

Assembly of Virginia

Mr. Tim Davey

Director of Marketing, Timmons Group

Mr. E. Wilson Davis, Jr.

Director of Economic Development,

Chesterfield County

Mr. Homer C. Eliades, Member Emeritus

Attorney-at-Law, Eliades and Eliades

Mr. Peter Eliades

Attorney-at-Law, Eliades and Eliades

Margaret G. Lewis, F.A.C.H.E.

Chancellor’s 2007 Award for Leadership in

Philanthropy Recipient

John Tyler’s nursing program launched my career by giving me strong academic

credentials and the common sense to recognize, create and act on opportunity. John

Tyler was there for me,” says Margaret Lewis.

Lewis’ time as a student at John Tyler was indeed the start of a successful career in

both nursing and health care administration. After graduating with her associate degree

in nursing from John Tyler, Lewis earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and later a

master’s degree in business administration. Lewis is now president of HCA’s Capital

Division – overseeing 15 hospitals in four states. She is the immediate past chair of

the Foundation Board of Directors and the first alumna to hold this leadership position.

In recognition of outstanding leadership, service and philanthropy, Lewis was recently

elected a member emeritus of the John Tyler Foundation Board - an honor bestowed on

only two other members in the Foundation’s 40-year history.

Over the course of her career, Lewis has looked for ways to foster alliances between

John Tyler and the health care community. “It’s a natural partnership. In both

organizations, people come first,” says Lewis, “and being on the Foundation Board is a

chance for me to give back to my alma mater.”

Under Lewis’ leadership, HCA provided a new, 15,000-square-foot facility on CJW

Medical Center’s Johnston-Willis Campus that enabled John Tyler to consolidate its

nursing program from two sites to one, provide a state-of-the-art facility for its nursing

students, offer clinical experiences in close proximity, and offer students cutting-edge

equipment and technology. This facility, which opened in the fall of 2006, represents a

$1.7 million gift to the Foundation.

Lewis has inspired the Foundation Board with her personal leadership, commitment

to the College and willingness to maintain her board responsibilities after relocating

from Richmond to Northern Virginia. As the John Tyler 2006 commencement speaker,

Lewis inspired graduates with her personal story of perseverance, hard work and

A Photographic First

Robert Wynne enjoys traveling, but not just to see the sites. When he and

his wife go on a journey, they immerse themselves in the culture and get

involved, volunteering their time to help the communities they are visiting.

During one such trip to Scotland, something intriguing caught Wynne’s

eye – old farm implements at rest in a field within the shadows of an ancient

castle. With camera in hand, Wynne, an art student at John Tyler Community

College, captured the scene. The photograph, titled Duarte Castle, captured

the attention of the John Tyler Community College Foundation Board, which

selected the piece as the 2008 Foundation Art Award winner.

Wynne, who holds degrees from Wake Forest, Union Theological Seminary

(New York) and Virginia Commonwealth University, is a retiree who worked

primarily as a non-profit organization administrator. He currently works

one day a week as a grants writer. For the past three years, Wynne has taken

classes at John Tyler Community College, mostly in painting and drawing

with some photography. “It has been very helpful in improving my skills as

an artist. I have also greatly enjoyed the friendships I have made with fellow

students,” says Wynne. “I am very honored to have my photograph selected

for publication to aid the Foundation in its campaign to raise funds to benefit

present and future John Tyler students.”

“This is the first time that a photograph has won the prestigious Foundation

Art Award,” says Dr. Mirta Martin, executive vice president of the John Tyler

Community College Foundation. “This captivating photograph will make a

splendid Foundation fundraising poster, and we are delighted to promote Mr.

Wynne’s talent in this meaningful way.”

The John Tyler Community College Foundation Art Award first started in

1995 to showcase the artistic abilities of John Tyler’s students while providing

donors with a unique gift from the College. Once the winning entry is chosen,

it is converted into a poster. The poster is used extensively in friends-raising

and fundraising efforts on behalf of the Foundation and the College. The

award winner receives $100, a framed and matted copy of the poster, as well

as additional posters for portfolios.

Mr. Kevin Grogan

Plant Manager - Retired,

Gerdau Ameristeel

Dr. Betsy Harrison

Director of Counseling, John Tyler

Community College – Chester

Mr. David K. Hummelberg

Vice President-US Card IT, Capital One

Financial, Inc.

Mr. Bryce D. Jewett Jr.

Owner and President, Jewett Machine

Manufacturing Company, Inc.,

Jewett Automation

Mr. Vandy V. Jones, III

Director of Economic Development,

City of Petersburg

Mr. David O. Ledbetter

Partner, Hunton & Williams

Ms. Margaret G. Lewis, FACHE,

Member Emeritus

President, HCA Capital Division

Mr. Peter Marmerstein

CEO, CJW Medical Center

Ms. Arthenia Rachel

Assistant Business Manager, John Tyler

Community College

Mr. Craig Schwartz

Vice President for Business Planning,


Mr. Gary Thomson

Partner, Goodman & Company, LLP.

Col. (Ret.) Frank E. Underwood, Sr.

President, Marimar Enterprises

Mr. Henry Valentine, III

Senior Vice President, Davenport and


Ms. Sandra Via

Associate Professor of English, John

Tyler Community College

Mr. Michael Williams

President, Trust Division, First Market Bank

Mr. Tom Winfree

President, Village Bank

Mr. George Emerson

President, Emerson Construction Group


success in her chosen field. One of five children and the first member of her family

Photograph by Robert Wynne

Mrs. Karen Gammon

to receive a college education, Lewis is a person of considerable personal magnetism.


Artist, John Tyler Alumna

She represents the very best in philanthropy.

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Scholarship Recipients

The John Tyler Community College Foundation is proud of our 2008-2009 scholarship recipients and all that they have accomplished. Scholarship

recipients are chosen on the basis of grade point averages, essay responses and recommendations. Congratulations to the following recipients:

Alcoa Company Endowed Scholarship

Michelle Harris

ALSTOM Power – “Education is Power”

Endowed Scholarship

Christine Rivet

Aqualon Hercules Endowed Scholarship

Tijuana McWilliams

BB&T Bank Endowed Scholarship

Artinsail Berry

Brenco Incorporated Endowed Scholarship

Tawanna Smith • Wendie Webb

Bryce Jewett Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Antonio Harding

Capital One Scholarship

Jory Divita • Cyrstal Perkins

Carl Zeiss Endowed Scholarship

Judith Hodges

Charles City Ruritan Scholarship

Shontae Wyatt

Chester Rotary/Thomas L. Haynes Memorial

Endowed Scholarship

John Correa

Chesterfield County Scholarship

Laura Garrett • Courtney Green

Monika Harcourt • Rachel Ognibene

Emily Stock • Sarah Swatosh

Mary Tingen

Circuit City Information Systems

Technology Scholarship

Kevin Beers • Troy Sullivan

CJW Medical Center Endowed

Nursing Scholarship

Susan Holder

CJW/JTCC Partnership Nursing Program at


Sabrina Andorfer • Kristol Boisseau

Ethel Graham • Lindsey Holder

Catherine Hopkins • Suzanne Jefferson

Nikki Perkins-Bridges• Danielle Pierce

Jennifer Scott • Virginia Westcott

Suzanne Williams

Colonial Heights Voiture 1530/40 &

8 Nursing Scholarships

Carrie Meyers • Stacey Taylor

Daughters of Penelope Scholarship

Christopher Mallory

David O. Ledbetter Commonwealth Legacy


Devon Cyrille

Dominion Virginia Power Scholarship

Claire Kump • Danielle Wray

DuPont Polyester Plant Endowed Scholarship

Sarah Legere

Edwin D. Jordan Memorial Endowed


Melissa Matheny

Excellence in Biology Scholarship

Monica Gonzales

Foundation Art Scholarship

Terry Lynn Smith

Funeral Services Scholarship

Kimberly Hatcher

Future Teachers Scholarship

Charlene Gluck

General Scholarship

Olga Alexander

George H. Eliades Memorial Scholarship

Amy Harris

Honeywell Endowed Scholarship

Jerome Dixon

John Randolph Medical Center Auxiliary


Lisa Abraham

Joseph C. Elliott Nurses Fund

Michael Barrett

JTCC Allied Health, Pre-Nursing Scholarship

Amy Hagan

JTCC Faculty Memorial Scholarship

Christine Sauer

JTCC Foundation Business Endowed Scholarship

Barbara Jacobson

Kiwanis Club of Chester Scholarship

Dana Cole

Legacy Scholarship

Ashley Ganzert • Michael Pacelli

Kristen Reda

Louise Clark Endowed Scholarship

Leah Mannon

M. Dale Kerby Memorial Scholarship

Kimberly Hall

Margaret G. Lewis Endowed Scholarship

Niécole DeBates

Metropolitan Health Foundation Incorporated

Nursing Scholarship

Terri Bennett • Dierdre Blanton

Porsha Ferguson • Robert Miller

Tracey Moore • Britney Peters

Betty Pugh • Teresa Richard

Ginny Walton • Sarah Williams

Midlothian Ruritan Club Scholarship

Joy Kuykendall

New Beginnings Scholarship

Stephanie Shook

Nova Nell Huckaby Endowed Scholarship

Michele O’Rork

Philip Morris Endowed Career and Technical


Michelle Wheeler

Preston and Ann Leake Endowed Scholarship

Kelly Davis • Noel Grote

Kyle McCartt

Richmond Academy of Medicine Alliance


Diane Johns

Rotary Club of Brandermill Scholarship

Jasmine Avie

Rotary Club of Petersburg Scholarship

Keiana Tillman • Lisa Wood

Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Hospital


Melissa Allen • Jameelah Jones

Southside Association for Early Childhood

Education Scholarship

Polly Jones

Student Services Scholarship

Danielle Frazier

SunTrust Bank Endowed Scholarship

Cherry Robertson

The Commander Family Scholarship

Carrie Burkhardt

The Dennis and Hanh Hellengard Scholarship

Ashly Gentry • Jennifer Leblanc-Blackburn

Jennifer Peers • Adam Tobey

Robert Wright

Theresa Hands Windham Memorial Endowed


Kelly Weaver

Ukrop’s Business Scholarship

Amy Berger

Verizon Foundation Scholarship for the Hispanic


Candace Walker

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2239 Scholarship

Romel Hunt

Waste Management Endowed Scholarship

Ariadna Orsatti

William H. Talley, III

Endowed Scholarship

Wanda Johnson • Allyson Meyer

Investing in Tomorrow

The John Tyler Community College Foundation

relies on the generosity of the community to continue

its work of securing the future of the College, its

students, its faculty and its staff. Since most of the

College’s graduates live and work in the area, gifts

made to the Foundation are an investment in the

future of the community. Through donations, grants

and endowments, the Foundation is able to provide

scholarships for students, to fund academic programs

and capital projects, to renovate and modernize

classrooms and labs, and to encourage the professional

development of John Tyler Community College’s

faculty and staff. This work ensures the College

continues its pledge of providing academic excellence

while expanding the services it offers to fulfill

escalating workforce requirements.

The Foundation made great progress in 2007; however,

there is still much to be done.

You can make a secure online donation at The web site also has a printable pledge

form that you may complete and send along with

your check payable to the John Tyler Community

College Foundation to: John Tyler Community College

Foundation, Inc., 800 Charter Colony Parkway,

Midlothian, VA 23114-4383. Employees of the College

may give directly through payroll. Gifts can be made in

memory of loved ones.

The Foundation staff would be happy to work

with you or your financial advisor to maximize

the tax benefits of your gift. To learn more,

please contact the Foundation office at

804-594-1476 or

You might consider the following ways

to invest in John Tyler:

Direct Gifts

Gifts of cash, securities, real estate and personal property.

Corporate or Matching Gifts

More than 1,000 companies match personal charitable contributions made to

educational institutions. Please ask your human resources department if your

company will match your donation.

Real Estate

Donations of a home, farm or other real estate property, for which the donor

retains the right of lifetime residency.

Memorial Gifts

A loved one can be honored by a self-perpetuating scholarship, whereby the

interest generated is used for tuition purposes.


Individuals and businesses are able to deduct the full market value of an

appreciated stock that is given to the John Tyler Foundaiton.

Life Insurance

The John Tyler Foundation can be made the beneficiary of an existing life

insurance policy, or a new policy may be purchased to benefit the Foundation.

Please ask your life insurance agent for further details on the numerous types of

insurance gifts you can make to the Foundation.


Donations of cash, securities or property, for which the donor can retain an

annual income.

Estate, Planned or Deferred Gifts

Estate, planned or deferred gifts to the Foundation will benefit John Tyler

Community College in the future. Examples of deferred gifts can include

bequests by will, gifts of real estate, charitable gifts of life insurance, and

retained life income gifts.

Your Will

You might consider making a deferred gift to the John Tyler Foundation by

including specific language in your will, naming the Foundation as the recipient

of your planned gift. Your will can include gifts in the form of property (cash,

securities and personal property): a percentage of your estate; and/or the residue

of your estate (property remaining after other bequests have been fulfilled). Your

estate is allowed an unlimited deduction for cash and other property that you

leave to the Foundation. Please contact your attorney to help you plan the type of

bequest that best suits your needs.

Retirement Savings

You may make a charitable contribution to the Foundation by naming it as a

beneficiary of a portion of your retirement funds. If you wish to make this type

of gift, please contact the administrator or person in charge of your IRA, profitsharing

account or other retirement plan.


In some instances, you can place money in a qualifying trust that will provide

income to you (and your spouse) for life. The remaining principal is then paid

to the John Tyler Foundation upon your death or on a specified date. These

trusts, which are often referred to as charitable remainder trusts, assure you

of income while providing an immediate charitable deduction to you that can

be taken to reduce your taxes. If you would like more information concerning

such a trust, please contact your financial planner.

Naming Opportunities

For individuals interested in sponsoring a specific building, classroom or

program, naming opportunities are available. These options are especially

pertinent as the College undergoes major renovations at Chester and completes

The Foundation’s annual scholarship selection and notification process begins in May and concludes in July.

the construction of a second academic building at the Midlothian Campus.

All scholarships are funded through the generous gifts of donors.

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2007 Donors

Mr. Emad M. Abu-Saleh

AirTran Airways

Mr. Jamie Albright

Dr. A. D. Alexander

Mr. James E. Alexander

Mr. Hector Alonso

Altria Group, Inc.

American Family Fitness Centers

AMSTED Industries Foundation

Ms. Jackie Anderson

Ms. Edna H. Andrews


Appalachian Spring

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar


Ms. Diane Arnold

Baker’s Crust Cafe

Ms. Rose H. Baldwin, PLLC

Bank of America

Ms. Maria S. Barbour

Mr. Richard M. Barfield

Mr. Samuel D. Barham, III

Barksdale Theatre

Dr. Charles H. Barrett, DDS

Mr. David Bartley


Mr. A. Jay Behr

Mr. Dwaine L. Belcher

Mr. Lester Bell


Mrs. Susan Bernardo

Mrs. Cheryl Berryman

Ms. Joressia Beyer

Ms. Debra O. Blackwell

Mr. Tom Blunt

Ms. Michelle Boatwright


Ms. Nancy T. Bond


Ms. Dianne J. Bosher

Ms. Bonita A. Bowles

Mrs. Rhiannon M. Boyd

Mr. Albert F. Bradford

Brio Tuscan Grille

Brock’s Barbeque, Inc.

Ms. Martha Brogley

Mr. Bryan D. Brown

Dr. Mikell W. Brown

Mrs. Gail Bundrick

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Burnham

Ms. Genevieve H. Butt

Mr. Edwin Cabala

The Cameron Foundation

Ms. Julia Campbell

Capital One Services Inc.

Mr. John A. Careatti

Dr. Steven J. Carlisle

Ms. Carol E. Carr

Carrabba’s Italian Grill


Ms. Meredith T. Carrington

Mr. Tyrone C. Carter

Ms. Julie J. Carwile

Ms. Vicky L. Carwile

Mr. Carl E. Cash

Ms. Virginia C. Caton

Ms. Penny Chaffin

Mr. Lloyd Chaser

Mr. Raymond L. and Mrs. Elaine G.


Chester Rotary Club

Chesterfield County


Mr. Timothy B. Chrisman

Ms. Sharon L. Christian

Chuck E. Cheese

CJW Medical Center

Ms. Pattie Clapperty

Mr. Hugh A. Cline

Ms. Terri Clinger

Mr. J. Harwood and Mrs. Louise Cochrane

Dr. Mark Cohen

Ms. Alice Colcleaser

Cold Stone Creamery

Mrs. Jo Anne C. Cole

Mr. Darrell W. Coleman

Mr. Allen L. Collins

Colonial Heights American Legion,

Post No. 284

Comcast Metro Richmond

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign


Ms. Miriam E. Cookus

Ms. Kathleen Cooper

Ms. Ann E. Corbin

Mr. James L. Cosby

Ms. Sammie C. Cotman

Mr. William L. Crafton

Mr. Patrick Cruden

Mrs. Joyce W. Crum

Ms. Andrea D. Crump

Ms. Richie L. Cumbea

Mr. Floyd E. Dabney

Dagwood’s Deli

The Honorable Rosalyn R. Dance

Daughters of Penelope, St. Elpis Greek

Orthodox Church

Davenport & Company LLC

Ms. Alice A. Davis

Mr. Alvin Davis

Mr. E. Wilson and Mrs. Marice W. Davis

Mr. Paul A. and Mrs. Melba N. Day

Dr. Barbara A. Deets

Ms. Sherri L. Deutsch-Atwell

Ms. Beverley M. Dew

Ms. Elisa Di Feo

Ms. Margaret Dominick

Dominion Foundation

Dominion Resources Services, Inc.

Ms. Olivia S. Dragoo

Dr. L. Ray and Mrs. Peggie Drinkwater

Mr. Marvin Dunn

Mr. John P. and Mrs. Betty Dussor

Mrs. Marianne Duty

Ms. Doreen E. Edwards

Mr. Homer C. Eliades

Ms. Zita S. Ellison

Mr. Terrence L. Elrod

Energized Painting

Mr. George R. and Ms. Becky Fain

Mr. George A. Faulcon

Dr. Germaine S. Fauntleroy

Mr. Karl A. and Mrs. Linda P. Fears

Mr. Colin F. Ferguson

Ms. Jenna D. Fink

Mr. Michael J. Fleckenstein


Ms. Judy A. Forbes

Fountain Bookstore

Ms. Margaret L. Freeman

Frischkorn, Inc.

Mr. Thomas R. Fulghum

The Funny Bone

Ms. Karen L. Gammon

Garland and Agnes Taylor Gray


Ms. Melissa Garner

GD USA, Inc.

G-Force Karts

Mrs. Anne L. Gibson

Mr. Michael Gibson

Gift Bundles ‘N Baskets

Gilbane Building Company

Good Foods Grocery

Ms. Jane E. Gorey

Mr. C. Whit Grandle

Ms. Arlessa B. Gray

Ms. Brenda R. Green

The Green Daisy

Ms. Dana L. Greer-Fread

Ms. Christaine D. Griffin

Mr. James Griffin, Jr.

Ms. Barbara H. Griffith

Mrs. Cynthia W. Griffith

Dr. Edward N. Griggs, III

Mr. Dwight A. Grissom

Mr. John L. and Mrs. Joyce L. Grohusky

Ms. Karey H. Groome

Mr. Vernon Gwaltney


Mrs. C. Denise Haas

Halfway House

Ms. Karin Hansen

Ms. Aretha Harris

Dr. Betsy T. Harrison

Mrs. Bettyanne Harrison

Mr. William A. Harrison, Jr.

Ms. Gloria G. Harvell

Hawksbill Pottery

Dr. David M. Head

Mr. Arthur J. Heinz

Ms. Lil Heisey

Ms. Lisa Helmstetter

Mr. W. Eugene Henley

Mr. Christopher and Mrs. Mara Hilliar

Mrs. Margaret L. Himes

HNI Charitable Foundation

Ms. Tilda M. Holloway

Ms. Audrey D. Holmes

Homemades By Suzanne, Inc.

Hooters of Chester

Hooters of Midlothian

Hooters of Richmond

Ms. Barbara J. Hornsby

Ms. Joanne Horton

Mrs. Tracey Howell

Mr. David Hummelberg

Ms. Johnnie Humphrey

Ms. Sharon B. Hutcheson

Mr. Onza E. Hyatt

Mr. Mark Isenberg

Mrs. Joy L. James

James Limousine Service, Inc.

Mr. Michael V. Jensen

Mr. Bryce D. Jewett

Ms. Nancy Jimison

Mrs. Judith I. Johnson

Mr. Walter M. Johnson

Mrs. Mary E. Johnson Fields

Ms. Marlyn Jones

Dr. Melton R. Jones

Ms. Sandra Jones

Ms. Sylvia V. Jones

Mr. William H. Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Jordan

Mrs. Nicole M. Jordan

Dr. Roy I. and Mrs. Mary M. Kaplan

Mr. D. P. Karnes

Mrs. Theresa K. Kennon

Ms. Maude L. Kerby

Kiwanis Club Of Chester

Dr. John C. and Mrs. Susan Koch

Kroger Co.

Mr. Bruce E. Kuritzky

Mr. Thomas P. Kvasnicka

Dr. Barbara B. Laird

Ms. Patricia Lamb

Ms. Wanda L. Langford

Ms. Jessica B. LaPointe

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald D. Laux

Dr. Preston H. and Mrs. Ann K. Leake

Mr. Jerry Leal

Mr. David O. Ledbetter

Mr. John Lemza

Ms. Margaret G. Lewis

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Mr. Gary M. Lichvar

Mr. Martin H. Lindsay

Ms. Robin Littell

Mr. Michie Lloyd

Mrs. Gwendolyn B. Long

Mr. Arthur L. Lowery

Mr. Dannie C. Lowman

Mrs. Linda L. Luebke

M. H. West & Company, Inc.

Ms. Rena M. Mallory

Mr. Daryl B. Martin

Dr. Mirta M. and Mr. John N. Martin

Ms. Ethel N. McCabe

Ms. Robin H. McCullough

Ms. Lynn M. McGhan

Ms. Heather McIver

Ms. Helen H. McKann

Mr. Frank and Mrs. Ruth Medaglia

Metropolitan Health Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Gordon C. and Mrs. Alice M. Meyer

Midlothian Book Exchange

Midlothian Rotary Club, Inc.

Midlothian Ruritan Club

Mill Quarter

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Miller

Ms. Patricia A. Mitchell

Mr. John W. Moore

Mr. and Mrs. Jack H. Moore

Dr. Melody L. Moore

Ms. Patricia T. Moore

Mr. Ed Morris

Ms. Anita D. Murphy

Narnia Books for Children, Inc.

New Beginnings Student Club

Mr. Elliot R. Norman

Ms. Patti L. Nunnally


Mrs. Ann W. Oliver

Omni Richmond Hotel

Ms. Martha D. Overton

Ms. MaryGrace N. Paden

Ms. Jill A. Painter

Mr. Russell G. Parker

Mr. Charles D. Parr

Mr. George E. Penn

Penn’s Funeral Home

Dr. Baxter Perkinson

Ms. Sophronia C. Pettiford

Mr. Chris Pfautz

Philip Morris USA

Ms. Anne K. Piland

Ms. Elizabeth T. Platt

Ms. Rhonda K. Pleasants

Ms. Mari R. Powers

Mr. Philip L. Pritchett

Ms. Tracye Proffitt

Providence Golf Club

Mrs. Marolyn R. Quarles

Ms. Brenda B. Rackoff

Ms. Kelly L. Raines

Ms. Valeria G. Randall

Mr. Andrew A. Rashid

Mr. Ralph Reavis, Jr.

Red Robin

Mr. James H. Redd, Jr.

Dr. Pascal D. Renault

Mrs. Edmond B. Reynolds, Jr.

Mr. Samuel and Mrs. Amy E. Richardson

The Richmond Academy Of Medicine

Alliance Foundation, Inc.

Richmond Athletic Club

Richmond Braves Baseball Club

Richmond Funeral Directors Association

Ms. Sandra Rivera

Mrs. Ivarine Robertson

Mr. Gary Robinson

Ms. Joyce W. Robinson

Ms. Kathleen J. Robinson

Mr. Larry J. Robinson

Mrs. Catherine S. Rolfe

Ms. Dionne R. Rollins

Ms. Mary Romero

Mrs. Deborah B. Rose

The Rotary Club of Brandermill

Mrs. Laurel B. Rothenberger

Mr. and Mrs. Tarunbikas Roy

Mr. Larry L. Rubes

Ms. Anne Savedge

Mr. Edwin C. Savedge, Jr.

Saxon Shoes

Ms. Janet W. Schell

Ms. Chantal M. Scifres

Ms. Deborah C. Seitz

Mr. John Settle

Mr. John D. and Mrs. Karol G. Sharp

Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Center

Mr. Curtis E. and Mrs. Dale H. Sherman

Mr. Richard R. Sikon

Ms. Patricia Silva-Santisteban

The Silver Web/Rachel H. Girshick

Mr. Bryan H. Singleton

Mr. Huey Singleton


Dr. Kristine Smetana

Mr. Alexander Smith, Jr.

Ms. Armeke D. Smith

Dr. Marshall W. Smith

Mr. Michael Smith

Ms. Shannon Smith

Ms. Terry Lynn Smith

Southside Association for Early

Childhood Education

Spa Epidauros

Mrs. Penny L. Speidel

Spirax Sarco


Ms. Canyetta L. Starks

Mrs. Veronica F. Strane

Ms. Anita J. Stratton

Ms. Kerrigan Sullivan

SunTrust Mid-Atlantic Financial


Mr. William Talley, V

Mr. William H. Talley, III

Ms. Deborah R. Tarantino

Ms. Judy E. Taylor

Mr. William F. Taylor

Ms. S. D. Thomas

Mr. Paul F. Thompson

Mr. E. R. Toler

Mr. Patrick M. Tompkins

Ms. La Toria Tookes

Mr. Ricardo Torres

Mr. Larry C. Tucker

The Ukrop Foundation

Dr. Deborah L. Ulmer

Mr. James Underwood

The Universal Leaf Foundation

Mr. William L. Van Arnam

Mrs. Susan N. Vaughan

Mr. and Mrs. William L. Vaughan, Jr.

VFW Post 2239-Robert E. Lee Post

Mr. Edwin K. and Mrs. Sandra D. Via

Virginia Credit Union

Virginia Employment Commission

Virginia Foundation for Community

College Education

Virginia Historical Society

Virginia Opera

Ms. Deborah J. Visger

Voiture 1530 40 & 8 - Colonial Heights

Mr. King and Mrs. Lorraine F. Waddill

Mrs. Linda B. Waguespack

Mr. Drew T. Wallner

Ms. Joyce R. Ward

Mrs. Linda M. Wells

Ms. Nancy O. Welton

Ms. Mary B. Wentworth

Ms. Ruth D. West

Ms. Peggy A. Westcott

Mrs. Melissa B. Wilkins

Ms. Gayle Wilkinson

Mr. Jack Williams

Mr. James A. Williams, Sr.

Dr. James C. Williams, Jr.

Mr. John D. Williams

Mr. John R. Williams

Mr. Ken E. Williams

Mr. Michael Williams

Ms. Renee Williams

Windy Hill Sports Complex

Winrus Skin Care

Ms. Theresa J. Wiziarde

Ms. Jill A. Woith

Ms. Karen S. Wolitz

Ms. Rita R. Woltz

Ms. Kathy S. Wooldridge

Dr. Yijing Xu

Ye Olde Carwash

Mr. Cecil G. Yeatts, Jr.

YMCA of Midlothian

Mr. Charles E. Yonce

Mr. Richard Zollars

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Net assets

Assets (as of 12/31/2007)

Total efforts for support (2007) $1,886,228

Net assets at beginning of year (2007) $4,308,274

Net assets at end of year (2007) $5,295,839

44.0% Fixed



4.6% Cash

51.4% Equity



Financial Statements

Market Value Increases of Investments (in thousands)


$4,811 $4,826












Q1 2007

Q2 2007 Q3 2007 Q4 2007

Quarter Ending

Investment Achievements (Market Value)







Grants #2

Grants #1

Undesignated Fund

Endowment Fund-Value/Income**

Endowment Fund-Core*

Q1 2007 Q2 2007 Q3 2007 Q4 2007

Quarter Ending

*Endowment Fund-Core was established on June 4, 2006.

**Endowment Fund-Value/Income was funded on August 24, 2007.


The information contained herein is based upon data obtained from sources believed to be reliable; however, such data is not guaranteed as to its

accuracy or completeness and is for informational purposes only. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

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Investing in John Tyler

The Foundation staff would be happy to work with you or your

financial advisor to maximize the tax benefits of your gift.

To learn more, please contact the Foundation office at

804-594-1476 or, or directly contact:

Dr. Mirta M. Martin

Executive Vice President

John Tyler Foundation


Ms. Beverly Dew

Director of Developement



Doing Our Part

This publication is printed on

recycled paper that is certified

by the Forestry Stewardship

Council and processed

chlorine free.

Contact Information

Chester Campus

13101 Jefferson Davis Highway

Chester, Virginia 23831-5316

Midlothian Campus

800 Charter Colony Parkway

Midlothian, Virginia 23114-4383


TDD: 804-796-4197

Toll-free in Virginia: 800-552-3490

Online at

Nondiscrimination Policy

John Tyler Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability in its programs or activities. Inquiries related to the

College’s nondiscrimination policy should be directed to Chris Pfautz, interim dean of student services, who can be reached by mail at 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway,

Chester, VA 23831, by e-mail at or by at phone 804-706-5208/804-594-1566.

For more information about John Tyler

Community College, go online to or call 804-796-4000.

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