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Jon Grubbs (M.P.A.’77/GPA) retired in September 2018 after 41 years in local government management in Virginia and Kentucky. He relocated to Sarasota, Fla.
Randi Lee (B.S.’10/MC) was promoted from patient services representative to bookkeeper at Richmond Allergy and Asthma.
Nicholas Tinker (M.S.W.’93/SW) served as campaign manager for the Cristina McNeil for Congress campaign in Idaho.
Sara Yaseen (B.A.’17/H&S) started a career in grassroots and field organizing as a fellow in the Democratic Party of Virginia during the 2016 presidential election and later interned at Environment Virginia. After graduation, she became a field organizer at For Our Future. She currently works as Virginia organizing manager at Need to Impeach.
Anne Cooper-Chen, Ph.D.** (M.S.'79/MC), retired from Ohio University and moved back to Virginia after 33 years in Arhens, Ohio. Still involved in media research, she received a national top faculty paper award in August 2018.
Jacqueline Craven (B.S.’73/E) published a book, “Secret Formulas and Techniques of the Masters” with Brick Road Poetry Press, which traces a writer’s search for hidden messages in her mother’s surrealistic paintings. She is also the author of “Our Lives Became Unmanageable,” which won Omnidawn’s Fabulist Fiction Award. She lives in upstate New York and Cocoa Beach, Fla., and her website is JackieCraven.com.
Harold Greenwald (B.M.’82/A) completed 35 years of service at VCU. He received the VCU President’s Award for Service Excellence in October 2018.
Renee Letourneau (B.S.’02/GPA; M.S.’04/GPA) worked with Prince William County Police as a police officer for 12 years. She served on patrol for six years, a short time as a detective in the physical abuse unit and five years in the forensic services section. She worked approximately 30 homicide scenes and violent crime scenes.
Lawrence Becker (B.S.’90/B; M.B.A.’00/B) plans to retire from the U.S. Army in 2019, after 32 years of service.
Patricia Mehle (B.S.’12/B) has been working with the gig-economy app TaskRabbit, owned by IKEA, since December 2017, in a role focused primarily on the acquisition of Taskers in new markets.