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,

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


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




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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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