Archive for April, 2011
Spartanburg, S.C. – Spartanburg Community College’s (SCC) Department of Student Disability Services is partnering with the JC Stroble Glaucoma Awareness Foundation to host a Disability & Health Awareness Fair to provide information and resources to students with disabilities seeking higher education degrees, diplomas and certificates.
The Disability & Health Awareness Fair will be held on Thursday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in room 115 of the Health and Science Building on SCC’s central campus in Spartanburg. The event is free to the public and offers free health screenings, food and beverages to attendees. Special guests include JC Stroble, Spartanburg’s famous Beacon Drive-In caller, and local musician and singer, Clifton Reeves, of G-Risen of Most High Productions.
“We are excited to partner with the JC Stroble Glaucoma Awareness Foundation to share important information with the Spartanburg community and our SCC family – students, faculty, staff –about glaucoma and other health conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes, which can cause debilitating and life-threatening disabilities,” states Geraldine Brantley, SCC’s director of student disability services. “Our goal in hosting this fair is to remind us that just because you live with a disability, seeking and receiving a college education is a very real opportunity, one that can change lives and build futures.”
Speaking to the disability services that SCC offers students, Brantley explains, “Our faculty and staff assist students with whatever they need in order to be a successful student in the classroom, a successful SCC graduate in our community and a talented professional in the workplace.”
The JC Stroble Glaucoma Awareness Foundation was created by Ms. Kiki Stroble-Ross in honor of her father, Mr. JC Stroble, the legendary caller of Spartanburg’s Beacon Drive-In. “My father was diagnosed with glaucoma over 30 years ago,” says Stroble-Ross. “As a child I remember him staying up late at night because he was afraid to sleep. He always told me that, ‘Glaucoma robs you of your sight at night.’”
Because of this, Mrs. Stroble-Ross felt a desire to educate the public about glaucoma and the various ways the disease can be prevented and treated. A 2010 graduate of USC Upstate graduate with a business degree in nonprofit philanthropy, Stroble-Ross says she enrolled in the University’s nonprofit program in January 2007 with her father and glaucoma in mind. “I felt that obtaining this degree would further the advancement of the Foundation and better enable me to serve my community,” she adds.
She created the Foundation in April 2008 with help from many community volunteers, in particular, the late Mr. JB White, founder and former owner of the Beacon. “Mr. White was dedicated to sharing news about glaucoma prevention. In fact, he spent thousands of dollars over the years with eye professionals and evangelist in an effort to save my father’s sight,” says Stroble-Ross. “Because of this, we say the JC Stroble Glaucoma Awareness Foundation was created from the fears of one man to save the sight of many.”
Clifton Reeves, a 2004 SCC graduate and 2010 USC Upstate graduate, will also attend the fair and share his life experiences of living with blindness. “Clifton has never let his blindness stand in the way of his achieving goals and dreams, “ says Brantley, who worked with Reeves when he attended SCC. “In fact, I’d say that his blindness has only made him more determined to succeed and make a difference in his community.” Reeves is owner of G-Risen of Most High Productions, a music production company he founded because of his love and talent for music.
Local community healthcare providers attending the fair include S.C. Commission for the Blind, Spartanburg Vision and Spartanburg Regional Medial Center (SRMC). Attendees may take advantage of free blood pressure screenings by students in SCC’s Medial Assisting Program as well as healthcare professionals from SRMC.
For more information about the The Disability & Health Awareness Fair at SCC, please contact Kiki Stroble-Ross at (864) 266-8406 or (864) 585-5030. To learn more about the JC Stroble Foundation, visit www.jcstroblefoundation.org.
For more information about SCC’s Student Disability Services, please visit the SCC website at www.sccsc.edu/resources/disabilities.
Registration for SCC summer and fall classes is ongoing and summer classes begin on May 16. Individuals interested in applying to the College for the summer and fall semesters can apply online at www.sccsc.edu or contact the SCC Admissions Center in Spartanburg at (864) 592-4800 or toll free (866) 591-3700. For a complete listing of summer and fall class schedule offerings, visit www.sccsc.edu/academics/search.aspx.
About the JC Stroble Foundation.
The JC Stroble Glaucoma Awareness Foundation was created to save the next unaware victim from blindness caused by ocular diseases such as Glaucoma. Launched on the USC Upstate Campus on April 11, 2008, by Jekeithlyn “Kiki” Stroble-Ross. Mrs. Stroble-Ross is the daughter of JC Stroble, the legendary caller at the Beacon Drive-In. For more information, visit www.jcstroblefoundation.org.
Spartanburg Community College To Hold Chartering Ceremony for New Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa
Spartanburg, S.C. – Spartanburg Community College (SCC) will hold a chartering induction ceremony of the College’s new chapter of Phi Theta Kappa today at the SCC central campus in Spartanburg. This international honor society for two-year colleges is the largest honor society in American higher education, and SCC will induct 149 students who have completed a minimum of 12 hours of associate degree course work and earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. The ceremony is this evening, Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. in the Tracey Gaines Building Auditorium.
Event: Phi Theta Kappa Chartering Ceremony
When: Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m.
Location: SCC Central Campus
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