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  1. Lyndsay (Durham) Moore (B.S.'09/H&S; M.Ed.'11/E) married Geoff Moore in July 2017. She works for the Department of Forensic Science at VCU. Her husband works for the USDA. The two reside in Albemarle County, Va.

    Submitted on Jan 22, 2018
  2. Jayne Shepherd (M.S.'81/AHP) retired in late 2016 from the VCU Department of Occupational Therapy in the School of Allied Health Professions as associate professor, assistant chair and director of fieldwork after 30 years of teaching. The department renamed an alumni award The Jayne T. Shepherd Making a Difference Alumni Award in her honor. In 2016, she also received the school's Excellence in Service Award and the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association's Award of Merit Educator for practice, leadership and vision for the profession. She co-authored in 2016 the second edition of "Collaborating for student success: A guide for school-based occupational therapy."

    Submitted on Jan 18, 2018
  3. Leslie Eckford RN, LCSW (B.S.W.'83/SW; B.S.'85/N; M.S.W.'95/SW) is the co-author of the "Aging With Care: Your Guide to Managing Caregivers at Home" (Rowman and Littlefield November 2017). Eckford and her co-author, Amanda Lambert, a geriatric care manager, combine years of professional and personal experience in geriatric care in the home setting to steer readers to find the best solutions for individual families wanting to age in place. The book offers stories and interviews with elders, caregivers and innovators in home care. They are also the authors of "Beating the Senior Blues: How to Feel Better and Enjoy Life Again" (New Harbinger, 2002).

    Submitted on Jan 15, 2018
  4. Kim Dobson (B.S.'90/AHP), a nurse at VCU Health System, earned her M.S.N.-FNP from Old Dominion University and plans to continue to the D.N.P. program at ODU.

    Submitted on Jan 7, 2018
  5. Jacob Devol* (B.M.'16/A) is the choral director at Patrick Henry High School in Ashland, Va., where he conducts six choirs, including two competitive show choirs and a select treble chamber ensemble. As a teacher, he believes that his students are capable of achieving more than they could expect of themselves and enjoys being a part of their lives.

    Submitted on Dec 29, 2017
  6. Deborah Raines, Ph.D. (Ph.D.'90/N), a nursing professor at the University of Buffalo, was part of the team honored with the 2017 American Association of Colleges of Nursing Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award. The highly competitive award, which recognizes universities and health organizations for innovative programs that prepare nursing students for their careers, is presented to three partnerships each year. The UB School of Nursing and Catholic Health System's Sisters of Charity Hospital were honored for the maternal-newborn clinical experience and the academic-practice partnership that Raines created. 

    Submitted on Dec 17, 2017
  7. DonJanell Walker (B.A.'02/H&S; M.P.A.'07/GPA) and Brandon R. Walker (B.S.'01/B; M.B.A.04/B) welcomed daughter Blythe Reagan Walker on Dec. 16, 2016.

    Submitted on Dec 7, 2017
  8. Walker Campbell, M.D.** (M.D.'63/M), has moved to Raleigh, N.C., to be closer to family. He previously practiced OB/GYN for nine years in the U.S. Navy and for 25 years in Goldsboro, N.C. He hopes to see many of his classmates (M-63) at Reunion in April 2018.

    Submitted on Dec 6, 2017
  9. Eartha Dunston (M.S.W.'02/SW) is author of "The Hair Adventures of Princess Lindsey Sidney," 2016 winner of the Black Pearls Literary Excellence Book of the Year Award.

    Submitted on Dec 6, 2017
  10. V. Nelson Vaughan III (M.S.'70/B) retired from Citibank in New York City following a 42-year career with the company and as mayor of the Borough of Chatham, N.J. He lives in Ashland, Va., where he volutneers for various nonprofirs. He has two sons and four grandchildren.

    Submitted on Nov 26, 2017

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