Vol State Expanding Your Horizons Science Event

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a one-day conference that helps girls in grades five-nine develop a passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Hands-on workshops will be held in chemistry, biology, math, health sciences, information technology and engineering. It will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be workshops for adults who want to stay for the day. The $20 registration fee includes a t-shirt, lunch and workshop materials. Scholarships are available. To register, visit the EYH webpage at VolState.edu.

Innova Dermatology Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting for Innova Dermatology at their new location at 105 Maple Road Blvd. on Aug. 2. During the ceremony, Innova founders and owners Dr. Margaret Mann and Dr. Daniel Popkin welcomed dozens of guests to their facility.

Drs. Mann and Popkin and their team offer their patients a variety of services, including general dermatology, skin cancer surgery, aesthetic dermatology and varicose vein treatments.

TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center Hosts Robotics Demonstration

TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center hosted a robotics demonstration for 80 area high school students Aug. 28. Participants included learners from Merroll Hyde, Pope John Paul II, Hendersonville and Beech high schools.

Students studying biology, computer technology and engineering, and health sciences visited the hospital to hear presentations about the robotic surgery and then to try their own skills with robot simulators.


Theater for Kids at Vol State in October

City living versus the country lifestyle is an age-old debate for humans, and in classic literature, also for mice. The children’s theater production of City Mouse-Country Mouse will be staged by the Volunteer State Community College Theater students in October.

The Aesop fable gets a modern reworking as the City Mouse visits his cousin in the country. City Mouse isn’t thrilled with rural life and invites Country Mouse to live with him in the city. Plenty of humorous problems arise. In the end, both mice find that home is where you make it. It’s planned as a fun evening for the whole family.

The college is staging performances for schools during the week and also holding public shows on Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door. Proceeds go to fund student scholarships. The play will be performed at Caudill Hall on the Vol State campus at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. For more information, call 615.230.3201.

Vol State Announces New President’s Ambassadors

Volunteer State Community College recently announced its president’s ambassadors for 2019-2020. The ambassadors represent the college at events, conduct campus tours and help with public relations. Students selected for the president’s ambassadors scholarship program go through a rigorous vetting and interview process. Successful candidates are selected from more than 2,000 eligible students. To be eligible for the program, students must have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average and have completed at least 12 college-level credit hours at Vol State. Students selected serve a one-year term.

The 2019 Women Impacting the Community Celebration

The 2019 Women Impacting the Community Celebration presented by the Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce and TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center was held at the Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club Aug. 15. The annual event is designed to encourage female business professionals and to help them connect with their peers and their community.

This year’s celebration featured three well-know speakers who delivered inspirational messages to all in attendance. Fox 17 News reporter and co-owner of the Wallace Media Group, Harriet Wallace gave a presentation encouraging guests to follow their four F’s—focus, faith, fear and finish.

Melanie Lowe, the owner of Cornerstone Primary Healthcare, gave a talk about how to turn your dreams into reality by starting your own small business. During her talk, she stressed five key stages: planning, foundation, framework, drywall and grand opening.

Devon O’Day, long time radio personality and author, gave a presentation about her journey from growing up in Louisiana to finding success in professional broadcasting. She emphasized the point that God does not forget about your dreams, and you shouldn’t either.