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News Release

Full Moon Madness Provides a Fun, Healthy Way to Raise Money for Student Scholarships

Primary Media Contact:
Holly Walker
Public Relations Manager
804-594-1530
hwalker@jtcc.edu

Secondary Media Contact:
Heather Busch
Creative Services Manager
804-594-1532
hbusch@jtcc.edu

Released on September 21, 2011

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – What if taking part in a healthy and fun activity not only contributed to your well-being, it helped a student who might otherwise not be able to afford a college education? Now is your chance to do just that by getting involved in Full Moon Madness. This is the second year in a row the John Tyler Community College Foundation is partnering with Chesterfield County to bring the community this evening of running, walking, wellness activities, and lots of ghoulish entertainment. It all takes place from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on October 8, 2011 at John Tyler Community College’s Midlothian Campus, located at 800 Charter Colony Parkway.

Full Moon Madness is designed to increase awareness of health and wellness while raising money for much-needed student scholarships at John Tyler. More students than ever are turning to the College for their educations, and while John Tyler works hard to keep tuition and fees low for all its students, many still find it challenging to pay for their educations. The John Tyler Community College Foundation’s scholarship program is crucial to those students. Through generous donations, the Foundation is able to provide much-needed financial assistance to students each year. But, as our student body grows, so does the demand for more scholarships. All proceeds from Full Moon Madness will help this effort.

Full Moon Madness will feature a 5K race; a family-friendly 1-Mile Moonwalk; Nutzy, Zinger and Parker the Rally Pig from the Richmond Flying Squirrels; costume contests for adults, kids and pets; health screenings and Ask a Doc at the Moonlight Clinic; free foot-shape and stride analysis; games and activities for kids in the Fun Zone and Mad Lab; ghost tales, haunted houses, and a trick-or-treat trail at Fright Night; food; music; and more. Admission to Full Moon Madness is free, but there is a registration fee for runners and walkers. Those interested in participating in the 5K or the 1-Mile Moonwalk are encouraged to sign up early to take advantage of offered discounts.

Registration Fees

5K Until 10/1 After 10/1
Adult $15 $25
Military/Veterans $10 $20
JTCC Student/JTCC Alumni $10 $20
Youth (13 – 17) $10 $20
 
1-Mile Moonwalk Until 10/1 After 10/1
Adult $10 $15
Military/Veterans $5 $8
JTCC Student/JTCC Alumni $5 $8
Child (12 & Under) $5 $8

To find out more about Full Moon Madness or to sign up for the 5K or 1-Mile Moonwalk, go to www.jtcc.edu/fullmoon. Information also will be posted on the College’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/johntylercc. The John Tyler Community College Foundation also may be contacted for information at 804-594-1476 or foundation@jtcc.edu.

Special thanks to Capital One; Richmond Times-Dispatch; National Student Clearinghouse; Brenco; DuPont; Runner Bill’s; Cox Media Group; Virginia Asset Management; KleanKare, Inc.; Eliades and Eliades, P.C.; Village Bank; William H. Talley & Son, Inc.; Lewis Creative Technologies; HCA Virginia Health Systems; and American Chemical Society for their support.

The John Tyler Community College Foundation relies on the generosity of the community to continue its work in securing the future of the College, its students, its faculty and its staff. Since most of the College’s graduates live and work in the area, gifts to the Foundation are an investment in the future of the community. Through donations, grants and endowments, the Foundation is able to provide scholarships for students, to fund academic programs and capital projects, to renovate and modernize classrooms and labs, and to encourage the professional development of John Tyler Community College’s faculty and staff. This work ensures the College continues its pledge of providing academic excellence while expanding the services it offers to fulfill escalating workforce requirements.

John Tyler Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education and is the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian and off-campus classrooms throughout the area, John Tyler offers quality and economical opportunities for students who want to earn a degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year college or university, train for the workforce, or switch careers. The College, which served more than 14,522 students during the 2010-11 academic year, offers 17 associate degrees, eight certificates, and 37 career studies certificates. The institution also serves 15,000 non-credit students and more than 1,000 companies and government agencies annually through the Community College Workforce Alliance. The College also is committed to sustainability. In July 2010, it received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for its Midlothian Campus Science Building, becoming the first in the Virginia Community College System to receive such recognition. John Tyler Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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