These Are Our Stories

What does it mean to be part of Virginia College? Get to know our students, instructors and graduates through their own words and candid photos.

Chris, Birmingham

Chris, BirminghamStudent“Being a single dad and working and going to school — it’s a lot of sleepless nights, but I make it work.”

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John, Birmingham

John, BirminghamProgram Director“HVAC-R is what I’ve done all my life.”

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Kennedy, Huntsville

Kennedy, HuntsvilleStudent“Cosmetology is always something I’ve liked since I was little.”

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Shannon & Tiffany, Huntsville

Shannon & Tiffany, HuntsvilleGraduates“We used to talk about opening up a natural healing center.”

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Jay, Birmingham

Jay, BirminghamStudent“I’ve always wanted to own a restaurant.”

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Calvin, Birmingham

Calvin, BirminghamStudent“I’ve been out of high school for 36 years.”

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Angelica, Birmingham

Angelica, BirminghamStudent“I was laid off from my job back in 2014. It really deflated me.”

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Tia, Huntsville

Tia, HuntsvilleGraduate“I really wanted to work in oncology because I lost my mom to cancer.”

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Sondra, Birmingham

Sondra, BirminghamProgram Director“I keep it real, because I’ve been there and they trust that.”

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Nicole, Macon

Nicole, MaconGraduate“My son inspires me daily.”

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Karri, Columbus

Karri, ColumbusStudent“My number one priority was to be a mom, so I got out of the military.”

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Brian, Huntsville

Brian, HuntsvilleGraduate“Hardcore rock and roll musicians and time management don’t really go together.”

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Erica, Columbus

Erica, ColumbusStudent“Seeing myself in a cap and gown is the main goal and nothing will get in my way!”

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Keiontae, Macon

Keiontae, MaconInstructor“When they succeed, I feel like I succeed.”

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Wanda, Austin

Wanda, AustinStudent“Not too long ago, I discovered I had cancer.”

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Sharon, Chattanooga

Sharon, ChattanoogaGraduate“I was in a movie with Jamie Foxx. It came up just by accident. I played a chef.”

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Teresa, Austin

Teresa, AustinStudent“I’m a veteran and it’s been 30 years since I’ve been in school.”

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Are you a Virginia College student, graduate or faculty member?We’d love to hear your story!