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Virginia College Easter Open House

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Virginia College in Jackson will host a Friends and Family Easter Open House for the community and former, current and prospective students on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to be held at the campus located at 4795 Interstate 55 N. While learning about the educational opportunities available to Jackson-area students at Virginia College, attendees will have the opportunity to help local families in need by bringing non-perishable items to be donated to Stewpot Community Services. An Easter egg hunt and other activities will provide fun for the whole family.


WHAT:          Virginia College in Jackson Friends and Family Easter Open House

WHEN:          Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE:       4795 Interstate 55 N., Jackson, MS 39206                           


"We are excited to host this Friends and Family Easter Open House here at Virginia College in Jackson," says Campus President Milton Anderson. "Not only will this event benefit the community of Jackson, but it also gives area residents the opportunity to visit and learn more about our campus. We're calling for all guests to contribute to the canned food drive to help feed families of all ages and backgrounds right here in our own backyard."


Refreshments will be provided to guests, as well as free giveaways, and the opportunity to win door prizes. Attendees will also be able to take a tour of the campus and see demonstrations in all functional areas including medical assisting, computer networking, medical billing and coding, business administration, pharmacy technician and cosmetology.


This event is part of a nationwide effort to support the hungry taking place on 31 campuses in 15 states including Virginia College, Ecotech Institute and Golf Academy of America, all career schools owned by Education Corporation of America.


For more information about Virginia College in Jackson, visit vc.edu/Jackson or contact the school directly at 601.977.0960. 


About Virginia College and Education Corporation of America


Birmingham, Ala.-based Education Corporation of America is a leader in the post-secondary career school market with current enrollment of over 19,000 students. Holdings include Virginia College, founded in 1983, a private institution of higher education that offers non-degree and associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs in the areas of Health and Medical, Business, Information Technology, Interior Design, Computer Design, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts and more with locations in 25 different cities in the following states: Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. Virginia College also offers classes online via www.vconline.edu and operates Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College. ECA also owns and operates the New England College of Business and Finance, in Massachusetts, Golf Academy of America schools in California, Arizona, South Carolina, Texas and Florida as well as Ecotech Institute in Colorado, which is the first and only college focused on preparing students for careers in renewable energy and sustainable design.


ECA schools are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) which is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). For more information, contact Diane Worthington at diane.worthington@ecacolleges.com or (205) 329-7911.

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