Alumni

Your connection to the VCU College of Health Professions doesn’t end on graduation day. Rather, receiving your degree marks the beginning of lifelong participation in a thriving alumni community. Our goal is simple: To keep our alumni up to date on the college’s activities; to build lifelong connections between past, present and future graduates; and to keep alumni informed about how they can remain involved in and contribute to the future of the College of Health Professions.

Whether you’re one of our most recent graduates or you’re just looking for a way to reconnect, consider getting involved with your alma mater in a variety of ways:  

  • Donate time: Lend a hand at our department events or student recruitment activities to ensure their success. Or bring your expertise into the classroom by serving as a a guest lecturer, academic mentor or preceptor.  
  • Network with other alumni: Make lasting, valuable relationships with your fellow alumni at College of Health Professions annual events and via social media.
  • Become a community partner: Provide a workplace location for student internships, clinical rotations or volunteer activities. Or recruit and hire College of Health Professions graduates.
  • Give a gift: As a proud alum, you’re already a part of the VCU College of Health Professions. By supporting the college through a gift, you are investing in the vitality of your degree and supporting the future of the college. Your gift can take many forms, including unrestricted funds to support the college in the area of greatest need, scholarships, endowed faculty support or planned giving. To learn more, visit our Make a Gift page.

To learn more about unique opportunities for supporting individual departments, visit our Giving page here, or contact T. Greg Prince, senior director of development for the College of Health Professions: (804) 828-3269, tgprince@vcu.edu

Alumni Stars award

The Alumni Star program sponsored by the VCU Alumni Association and the MCV Alumni Association recognizes outstanding graduates who have made significant contributions in the areas of humanitarian and professional achievement. Honorees are selected through faculty recommendations and alumni committees from across the university.

Awardees from the College of Health Professions

2017

  • Jess N. Judy (M.H.A. '77/AHP), Health Administration

2015

2013

2011

  • Penny Kyler (B.S. '72), Occupational Therapy

2008

2005

  • Rebecca Perdue (B.S. '62), Clinical Laboratory Sciences

2003

  • Robert B. Lantz* (Cert. '64), Patient Counseling

2001

  • Cynthia Garris (B.S. '72), Occupational Therapy

2000

  • Elnora Allen (B.S. '73, M.S. '87), Physical Therapy

1999

  • John J. Nagelhout, Ph.D. (Cert. '75), Nurse Anesthesia

1998

  • Russell W. Heath Jr. (M.S. '85), Clinical Laboratory Sciences

1997

  • Richard C. Kraus* (M.H.A. '64), Health Administration

1995

  • David W. Singley Jr. (M.H.A. '85), Health Administration

1994

  • Lou Oliver Brooks (B.F.A. '77, B.S. '82), Physical Therapy

1993

  • Charles Ben Bissell, Ph.D. (Cert. '81), Patient Counseling

1992

  • James A. Rothrock (M.S. '78), Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Denise Williams (M.H.A. '77), Health Administration

1991

  • Thelma Bland Watson, Ph.D. (M.S. '87), Gerontology

1990

  • Kathy Kaplan, Ph.D. (M.S. '84), Occupational Therapy

1989

*Deceased