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Page 8 C2_LIN(H VA[ol F~ T|:~[[;;S. St.. Paul, VA, Thursday, August 12, 2010 SPECIAL PROJECT...This is almost a bug's-e3/~ View of the map of the conti- nental United States that was painted on St. Paul Elementary School's playground Saturday, August 7, by schoo| volunteers and four volunteers from Verizon, which paid for the project A|aska and Hawaii are also included, although they're not in this photo. (See rdated ~ict!~re on page 1) The Appalachian College of Pharmacy is awarded Candidacy Statu~ fbr Accreditation with the Commission on Colleges of ~he Southern Association of Colleges and_ Schools The Appalachian (',.,i!ege of Pharn~acy is pleased to arfm,.m- ce that on June 2,:I. 20~; "~,~" Commission on Colleges of ;he Southern Association ef Col- leges and Schools ("SACS") has awarded candidacy status ~br accreditation with the Commts- sion to the Appalachmn 'olicge of Pharmacy (the "Coll*'ge'" "~. Michael G. McGIonh]in, President of the College, de- scribed the College's new :;tatus by saying that "the acn~ev,.:ment of candidacy status ,,~ an ~:~, IV Program administered !w ,,~. Department of Rducai(::~ .~!1::.~ ing federal loans will p,-ovn.~: rv>. College's student5 wifl~ ~.q~ ~ of 2003 and opened two years later. The College is the region's first fully accredited three-year Doctor of Pharmacy program by the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education ("ACPE") and Virginia's only three-year doctor of pharmacy program. ACPE is the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy. The College has successfully graduated three classes of alum- ni. the majority of whom have accepted pharmacy-related jobs m tiw Appalachian Region. The (.'0liege will accept ~ts sixth class of 75 new students on Aug- us{ 28. 2010 for a total enroll- ment of 205 students. The Col- lege ia located at Oakwood, Virginia. The Commission on Col- leges of the Southern Associa- rie;t of Colleges and Schools is fhe recognized regional accred- grees. The Commission on Col- leges is the representative body of the College Delegate Assem- bly and is charged with carrying out the accreditation process. To gain or maintain accreditation with the Commission on Col- leges, an institution must comply with the standards contained in the principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhan- cement and with the policies and procedures of the Commission on Colleges.. The Commission applies the requirements of its Principles to all applicant, can- didate, and mefnber institutions, regardless of type of institution (public, private for-profit, pri- vate not-for-profit). The Appalachian College of Pharmacy is certified to operate in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Vir- ginia. Receive 10 dogwood trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation Everyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in August 2010 will receive 10 free white flow- ering dogwood trees. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation's Trees for America campaign, a program dedicated to environmental stew- ardship through the planting of trees. "These trees will add year- round beauty to homes and neighborhoods," said John Rose- now, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Dogwood trees have showy spring flowers, scarlet autumn foliage, and red berries that at- tract songbirds all winter long." The trees will be shipped postpaid between October 15 and December 10, at the right time for planting in each member's area. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Planting instructions are enclosed with each shipment of trees. New members of the Arbor Day Foundation also receive The Tree Book, which includes i i i i Adult Education Connection by Karen Gent One important aspect of adult learning ]s motivation. According to adult education experts, there are at least six factors that serve as sources of motivation for adult learning. At the top of the list is building social relationships. Adults enjoy making new friends, which meets a need to have associations and friend- ships. Another motivation for adult learning is to fulfill external expectations. Many adults will comply with instru- ctions from other people who have influence or authority in their lives. Some adult learners are motivated by social welfare, meaning that they want to ~mprove their abilities in order to serve mankind. Those in- dividuals may have a goal of serving in their communities and need to improve their abilities so that they can interest, Many people want to learn just for the sake of learning. Some enjoy learning and like to seek knowledge to satisfy an inquiring mind. Learning is often mandated for adults in order to meet competency or licensing re- quirements, to maintain old skills or learn new ones, to adapt to job changes, or to com- ply with company directives. Whatever the motivation, one can accurately say that in adult life, learning is expected and necessary to remain active in " today's workforce. Unlike children and teen- agers, adults have many respon- sibilities that they must balance against the demands of learn- ing. Because of these respon- sibilities, adults have barriers against participating in learning. Some common barriers are lack "-- of time, money, confide' e, or interest. Additional o~ acles may include things such as lack needed financial a-,sis,ar~. while they work ta'.~a>] ~n.~ doctor of pharmac'~ dcg~ cc~ .The College was e~.tabiistcd as the Univer:d5. of A,paiaci,ia College of Pharmacx m Aus~usl i~iug body in eleven U.S. South- ern states, including Virginia, and in Latin America for those h~stitutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaur- eate. master's or doctoral de- MARKET CORNER NEWS Clinch R~ver Fa r' " rme s Market in downtown St. Paul ,.t