Aine Norris* (B.A.'08/H&S; M.A.'16/H&S) graduated with an M.A. in English from VCU in December 2016.
Oscar Holmes, Ph.D.** (B.S.'02/H&S) was appointed Jan. 1, 2017, as director of access and outreach for business education for the Rutgers University School of Business.
Hanns Haesslein, M.D. (M.D.'70/M), semi-retired after 39 years of practicing maternal-fetal medicine. He now does intermittent consulting and turnaround work for health care systems and groups and also is a consultant for the Medical Board of California, reviewing offshore medical school applications for California licensing.
Michael Menefee, a Program Manager for the Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs within the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services was elected as Vice-President of the North America Gaming Regulators Association (NAGRA). Michael's office is responsible for the regulation and oversight of charitable gaming and fantasy sports in Virginia.
Alyssa Ward, Ph.D. (M.S.'04/H&S; Ph.D.'07/H&S), returned to Richmond, Va., in fall 2017 to join the VCU School of Medicine faculty where she is a pediatric psychologist within both the gastroenterology and neonatology units at VCU Medical Center. In summer 2017, she started two practicum placements for VCU doctoral students within her divisions. She is expecting her second child and lives with her family in the northside of the city.
Micah McCreary, Ph.D. (M.S.'90/H&S; Ph.D.'93/H&S), was appointed in June as president of the New Brunswick Theological Seminary in New Jersey, effective July 15, 2017. “New Brunswick Theological Seminary is an exceptional theological community living out its calling by providing a genuine theological education within a diverse community of faith,” he writes. “I look forward to working with the board, administration, faculty, students, Reformed Church in America and other denominations to further the seminary’s mission.” McCreary comes to NBTS from Richmond, Va., where he led McCreary and Madison Associates Inc., a psychological and human resources consulting firm as president and CEO. He also worked as a tenured associate professor of psychology at VCU for 21 years. During his career at VCU, McCreary held other positions including his service as assistant vice provost for diversity, quality enhancement plan coordinator and as co-director of the counseling psychology program. He holds a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master of Divinity from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University and a Master of Science and doctoral degree in counseling psychology from VCU. McCreary and his wife, the Rev. Dr. Jacqueline E. Madison-McCreary, have pastored the Spring Creek Baptist Church in Moseley, Va., for 16 years. They are the parents of one adult daughter. McCreary has received a number of fellowships including the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship, State Council of Higher Education in Virginia Fellowship and the American Council on Education Presidential Fellowship. His scholarship and publications include grants to promote better health among families affected by substance abuse and numerous articles and book chapters on his teaching, service and research.
Tracey McGregor Mason, Ph.D.** (Ph.D.'01/H&S), was promoted to full professor at Stevenson University in Maryland. She was also selected as the 2O17 Braude Award winner by the American Chemical Society Maryland Section in recognition for research work with undergraduates.
Stacey Blair** (B.S.'98/B) married Sean K. Robertson on May 13, 2017.
Enjoli Moon is the founder and creative director of the Richmond, Va.-based Afrikana Independent Film Festival, which brings communities together by showcasing the cinematic art created by people of color. The film festival has a noir cinema series that presents short films created by people of color. Afrikana has an annual event, "An evening with an icon," held during Black History Month that has featured activists and artists such as Sonia Sanchez, Julie Dash, and Angela Davis. In the summer, Afrikana features Starry Night Cinema hosted outdoors in Historic Tredegar at the American Civil War Museum and presents feature-length films."It's important that we have diverse voices, authentic voices in different forms of art that are represented, and we think that Afrikana gives a platform for that,” Moon said in an interview with Virginia This Morning.
Beverly Glover** (B.G.S.'87/H&S; M.S.'91/GPA) has worked as a library specialist at both VCU and Reynolds Community College and worked with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.