The first graduating class of the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College / Homestead Spa Services Academy was honored during a reception held at The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs on December 10. The students have also each earned a Career Studies Certificate in Massage Therapy from DSLCC. From left: Peter L. Faraone, Homestead Vice President and General Manager; graduates Vera Cobbs and Courtney Brown, both of Covington; Jessica Bailey of Fairfield; Ariel Hamilton of Eagle Rock; Tammy Loan of Clifton Forge; Areigna Preston of Lewisburg, WV; Gloria Lawrence, DSLCC Massage Therapy Program Head; and Gary Keener, DSLCC Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Services. Not pictured: Sandra Thurman of Buena Vista. DSLCC and The Homestead partnered to offer this special academy to train massage therapists not only in the classroom, but also in the field. For more information about the DSLCC Massage Therapy program, contact Lawrence at the DSLCC Rockbridge Regional Center in Buena Vista at (540) 261-1211, ext. 3510, after January 2.
Submitted by Judy Clark, Public Relations and Non-Credit Coordinator Dabney S. Lancaster Community College