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Cardinals Celebrate Homecoming Jan. 26

Monday, January 26th, 2015

The Gadsden State Community College Cardinals will celebrate Homecoming 2015 on Monday, January 26 at Beck Field House with the recognition of campus favorites, escorts, and homecoming queen.


Gadsden State Goes Virtual with BodyViz 3D MRI/CT Anatomy Software

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

3D Faculty 214Gadsden State Community College’s Health Science Division now offers students the latest in learning environments which incorporate a ‘hands on’ approach and the utilization of virtual scenarios necessary in health care education. The College acquired the BodyViz 3D MRI/CT Anatomy Software through Alabama State Workforce Development grant funding in November. The grant provided for the acquisition of two BodyViz portable stereoscopic 3D cart solutions, as well as two BodyViz laptop solutions. The BodyViz team expedited GSCC’s turnkey solution service rushing orders on hardware, configuring software, and completing solution testing in order for faculty and students to begin using BodyViz Spring Semester 2015. SONY DSC

SONY DSCThere are approximately 600 students in the health science programs who will now have the opportunity to learn with this very interactive, technologically advanced software. Students will utilize the software to learn anatomy in 3D through real patient MRI and CT imaging data. Connie Meloun, assistant dean for the Division of Health Sciences said, “Gadsden State is the first college in Alabama that will be utilizing the new BodyViz Program and we’re excited to get going.”  Scott Rodenburg, BodyViz manager of business development added, “It’s been a quick turnaround on their purchase and shipping all the equipment in preparation for an early January training session for 30 faculty and staff members.  We’re looking forward to having another college like Gadsden State going virtual using BodyViz.”

BV Green 188“Student success is our priority at Gadsden State. The knowledge of anatomy and physiology is a critical component for our students pursuing a career in the field of health care.  The BodyViz will aid the faculty in teaching deviations from normal anatomy and physiology that occur with trauma, diseases, and illnesses,” said Meloun. Programs in the Health Sciences Division include Clinical Laboratory Technology, Phlebotomy, Emergency Medical Services, Nursing Assistant, Nursing Education (RN & LPN), Public Safety Telecommunication, Radiologic Technology, Surgical Operating Room Tech, and Therapeutic Massage.BV107

“Many of our students have grown up using video and Xbox games which are similar to the controller used to pan, zoom, rotate or fly through a patient’s virtual anatomy.  This opportunity will enhance recruitment for future students and retention for current students. The portability will enable us to transport the system to various high schools as well as our campuses,” stated Meloun.  Contact Meloun at or 256-549-8321 for more information about the Health Sciences Division at Gadsden State.





About BodyViz

Located at the Iowa State University Research Park, BodyViz creates incredible 3D MRI / CT scan visualizations, unlocking medical imaging for doctors, specialists, surgeons, educational institutions, as well as legal professionals.  BodyViz has been awarded the prestigious Prometheus Award for both Startup Company of the Year and Breakout Company of the Year by the Technology Association of Iowa, was awarded first place in the John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition, and has been featured on the megahit reality television show The Biggest Loser and on The Doctors.  Leveraging expertise developed at ISU’s state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Application Center (VRAC) on Iowa State University’s campus, BodyViz was created by VRAC Director James Oliver, VRAC Associate Director, Eliot Winer and world renowned surgeon, Dr. Thom Lobe.  BodyViz has extensive visualization features that enable users to quickly and effectively view and interact with their patient’s data in a never-before-seen 3D manner that is changing the way medical, educational and legal professionals view their world. This virtual reality visualization software is affordably priced, lightweight and simple to use on laptops, PCs or on cinema (stereoscopic) 3D projection systems.  Services include turnkey installation, configuration, training and initial patient MRIs and CT scans, in addition to an annual upgrade & support package providing for new BodyViz releases, software enhancements, toll-free telephone support and online training.


For more information and customer testimonials, please visit our website at

For more information on BodyViz contact:

Alex Andrade
1-877-296-4111 x556

Gadsden State Releases Fall Semester 2014 Honors List

Friday, January 16th, 2015

The Fall Semester 2014 President’s List at Gadsden State Community College was released by Interim President Martha Lavender.  Full-time students who earn a semester grade point average of 4.0 and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of college-level work are named to the President’s List.  They are:



VUB Recruitment Day at Gadsden State Cherokee Jan. 27

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) staff will be available Tuesday, January 27 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Gadsden State Cherokee to meet with veterans who are interested in receiving services to increase their success in college enrollment and graduation. Veterans Upward Bound is a TRiO program funded 100% by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.