News and Events
South College School of Pharmacy Granted Candidate Status
The South College School of Pharmacy received good news recently when it was granted Candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, (ACPE). The approval came following a comprehensive, on-site evaluation of the program conducted in November.
Candidate status provides graduates with the same rights and privileges as graduates of a fully accredited program. It's the next step in the accreditation process, the School of Pharmacy to apply for full accreditation in 2015. Achieving Candidate status is the result of the hard work and dedication of the faculty and staff of the School of Pharmacy, as well as the students and pharmacy partners in the community.
South College's Pharm.D. degree program is an accelerated three-year program unique to pharmacy education in Tennessee. Upon receiving the degree, candidates are able to apply for licensure as a pharmacist.
PTA Program Scheduling Winter Quarter Interviews
The Physical Therapist Assistant program continues to schedule upcoming interview dates for the winter quarter. The dates are February 26th and March 26th. All interviews will take place from 1:30-4:30pm. For eligibility requirements and to schedule an interview, please call Ms. Nash at 251-1839 or Ms. Griffin at 251-1840. Interviews will only be scheduled after an appointment is made.
Annual Food Drive Looking for Participants
The South College Student Advisory Committee, (SAC), will be coordinating a food drive benefiting the Ladies of Charity. The drive will be conducted through March 8th. Boxes will be located in the student centers at both campuses. The items needed most include tuna, canned fruit, canned meats, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, and soup.
If you can't bring food, money will also be accepted. Every dollar donated provides many nutritious meals to those less fortunate. Monetary donations to the Ladies of Charity Food Bank will be accepted by the Student Services staff; Dean Hillegas, Ms. Ridgeway or Mr. Taylor.
As an additonal incentive, for every donation made, students will have a chance to enter the drawing for a chance to win prizes such as a print card or a coupon for lunch from one of our food vendors.
Tuition Changes Posted
According to research, Tennessee state institutions of higher education have increased tuition 4-8 percent for 2012-2013. The average increase for private colleges reviewed in East Tennessee is approximately 4-6 percent. South College tuition costs will increase 5-6 percent depending on the program of study. Tuition costs and fees for the coming year are displayed in the Student Centers at each campus and are posted on the South College website. Please meet with a member of the Financial Aid staff to confirm your tuition arrangement for the fall quarter.
Moodle Resources for Student Services
South College students now have an opportunity to exchange information about carpooling, child care, and other areas of need by accessing the "organization" Student Online Communications. Students can obtain general information about such topics as academic policies, tutoring services, and community resources through the "organization" Student Services Support Area. Students can enroll themselves in both of these "organizations" by going to their Moodle site>Organizations>Student Services.
Community Service Club Plans Upcoming Pizza Sale and Election
The South College Community Service Club, (SCCSC), has decided on its winter project this year which will be cooking and serving a meal for the residents of the Ronald McDonald House. To fund the meal, the club will sell pizza from 11:15am-1:15pm at lunch and before evening classes from 5-6pm at the Main campus on Wednesday, February 27th. A meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 20th at 5:15 pm in the Main Campus Student Center the finalize the plans for the sale.
Also at the meeting, the slate of officers will be announced. The election will be conducted be e-mail during the first week of March. If you are interested in standing for an officer position, please contact one of the SCCSC advisors, Ms. Morgan (email@example.com), or Ms. Brimi (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, February 15th.
If you are on the SCCSC mailing list, you should receive an e-mail about the winter quarter project and voting instructions by February 21st. If you're not on the mailing list and would like to be, e-mail SCCSC President Tracy Webb.