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  1. Melissa Rees Sandley, Pharm.D. (Cert.’08/H&S; Pharm.D.’12/P) married Eric Sandley on Oct. 17, 2020.

    Submitted on Mar 26, 2021
  2. Jacob Saunders-Devol (B.M.’16/A) is married to Catesby Saunders of South Boston, Va.

    Submitted on Mar 16, 2021
  3. Amy Muir (M.S.W.’98/SW) worked at Richmond BehavioralHealth full time 1998-2007 and has worked at the VA Hospital full time since 2007.

    Submitted on Mar 11, 2021
  4. Eric Strucko, Ph.D. (Ph.D.’20/HP) started at USC Health System in 2020.

    Submitted on Mar 1, 2021
  5. Marc Vincent Delaney (B.A.’92/H&S) earned an M.A. in English/Writing from Salem State University in Massachusetts in December 2020.

    Submitted on Mar 1, 2021
  6. Steven Taylor (B.A.’91/H&S) is owner of Taylor Made Chocolate in Chester, Virginia. He and his wife, Kimberly, started the company to provide job training to survivors of human trafficking. Taylor left his job of 26 years and used 401(k) retirement savings to fund the startup. The company opened in November 2017 and has become the largest bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturer in the Richmond, Va., area.

    Submitted on Feb 20, 2021
  7. Joyce Hart (B.S.’95/N) retired from nursing June 30, 2020.

    Submitted on Feb 18, 2021
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    Jaron Terry (B.S.’81/MC; M.S.’86/MC) notes that May 17, 2021, marks the 35th anniversary of his master’s degree. George T. Crutchfield, the school’s first director, was a member of his thesis committee. “What I learned at VCU has served me well over the nearly 40 years of my PR and communications career, the last 25 as president of Jaron Terry Communications, which provides strategic planning and content (writing) services. He is also adjunct faculty at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, teaching media and crisis communications and Creative Thinking. He was inducted into the College of Fellows and is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America, where he serves on the national-level diversity and inclusion committee. He was introduced to PRSA while an undergraduate, serving as vice president of VCU’s PRSSA chapter. He is past president of the Central Ohio PRSA, co-founded the chapter’s D&I initiative and is a frequent author and presenter on the topic. He volunteers as board president for PFLAG Columbus, advocating for LGBTQ+ affirmation and equal rights. He and his husband have one adult child.

    Submitted on Feb 17, 2021
  9. The Rev. Joseph Goldsmith (B.S.’’00En) is pastor of three churches south of Richmond.

    Submitted on Feb 5, 2021
  10. Juanita (Robinson) Williams (B.S.W.’85/SW) got married Nov. 15, 2019.

    Submitted on Jan 27, 2021

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