For the ninth year, Massey is the official charitable partner of the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by MARTIN’s. Through this partnership, the Massey Challenge has evolved as a unique opportunity to engage the community in supporting Massey while participating in one of Richmond’s most popular annual events.
Last year, VCU students contributed more than 723,000 hours of service to our region. Now, we have a stated goal of one million hours, and we are on our way. Help VCU reach one million hours of community service during the 2013-14 school year.
“Virginia Commonwealth University’s unique educational experience is about more than completing 40 courses: As a student at one of America’s premier urban research universities, you have the extraordinary opportunity to take what you learn in your classroom, laboratory, and studio and use it to help people in the community.
Our vibrant urban setting is more than just where our campus is located. It is part of the environment in which we live, learn, innovate, create and serve. I encourage every VCU student to engage in service. It will make what you learn richer, and it adds so much back to the community that you will be asked to lead.” – Dr. Michael Rao, President, VCU
Join Dean Barbara Boyan, Ph.D., as she gives an update on the VCU School of Engineering 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 22. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional information about joining the webinar.
Peter J. Zucker, Ph.D. (M.S.’81/H&S; Ph.D.’84/H&S)
I am fortunate to serve as the president and CEO of Stars Behavioral Health Group, a community-based behavioral health, child welfare, education and training company in the state of California. Stars employs more than 1,000 staff and operates in the five biggest counties in the state, delivering system-wide training in evidence-based practices in more than ten states throughout the U.S. I started the organization 24 years ago with a senior partner and served as clinical director and vice president until 18 months ago, when I became the president and CEO. The president and CEO is responsible for the successful operation of the entire SBHG enterprise. This includes planning, management, financial stewardship, program effectiveness, community relationships, regulatory and ethical compliance, intelligent use of human resources, staff training and development and purposeful development of organizational culture and growth. Other key responsibilities include strategic planning, coordination of employee stock ownership activities, legal management and external relationships. The president and CEO also represents the facility and its programs to governmental agencies, national, state, and local agency partners and the community.
My pathway from VCU to my current role reflects the academic and professional training I received and personalized to fulfill my goals, along with great assistance and support from my advisor and other VCU faculty. More important than my Strong-Campbell code, was the fact that as a teenager I held a variety of small jobs, and I always liked the world of work, from the role to the rewards. These jobs included everything from delivering newspapers to counseling the intellectually disabled at summer camp and being a waiter (Tobacco Company).
Registered dental hygienists and dental hygiene students from throughout the state converged at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond for Dental Hygiene Rally Day on Friday, Jan. 24. VCU School of Dentistry faculty and students were among those in attendance at the event to support the profession and advance oral health care issues.
The group met with legislators to promote the role of dental hygienists in oral health care delivery and education in area communities. They spoke with Senator George L. Barker and Delegate Rosalyn R. Dance in support of their proposed bill amendments to include dental benefits for pregnant women.
The distinguished careers of six commonwealth media professionals will be honored this spring at the 2014 Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. The April 10 event is the 27th Hall of Fame Ceremony to honor significant achievements in the fields of Virginia media.
The Virginia Communications Hall of Fame recognizes communication professionals with exceptional careers in advertising, journalism, public relations and other media fields. This newest class of inductees will bring the total number of this elite group to 151.
“The Hall of Fame is a signature event hosted by VCU,” said Dr. Hong Cheng, director of the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture. “We are proud to host this distinguished event and to honor the outstanding careers of those inducted into the Hall of Fame.”
These six media leaders will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 10, at the John Marshall Ballrooms in Richmond. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the induction ceremony at 6:30 p.m. The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture at Virginia Commonwealth University will host the ceremony. VCU President Michael Rao will also give remarks.
Also, mark your calendars for the Alumni and Friends Reception to be held in conjunction with the American Pharmacists Association 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition. The reception takes place 6-7 p.m. March 29 in Plaza I at the Hyatt Regency Orlando (formerly The Peabody) in Orlando, Fla.
The dental hygiene program is pleased to announce that Miranda Spera (B.S.’12/D) published an article in the Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research. The article is reflective of the service-learning experience in DENH 437/447. She was mentored by the course director Tammy Swecker.