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Congratulations to 2022 VCU Alumni Stars Kimsey, Yeatts

Disrupted by COVID, the VCU Alumni Stars celebration skipped a year, but the wait was worth it for two School of Social Work graduates. The recently biennial recognition returned for the first time since 2019, and Karen Elizabeth Kimsey (M.S.W.’96/SW; Cert.’96/HP) and Emily Yeatts (B.A.’09/WS; B.A.’09/WS; Cert.’09/WS; M.S.W.’12/SW; M.P.H.’12/M; Cert.’12/GPA) were both honored Sept. 29 […]

Rothenberg, Harris: Pioneering social work deans who smashed the glass ceiling

As the new VCU School of Social Work dean prepared to start her job, she took stock of several key challenges. SOCIAL WORK MONTH: 2021: ORIGIN STORIES How could the program work more collaboratively with other academic units to offer more educational opportunities that cut across related disciplines? How could the school provide better access […]

In memory of Grace E. Harris, Ph.D.

Few people have embodied social work values as perfectly as Grace E. Harris, Ph.D. (M.S.W. ‘60/SW), who died Feb. 12, 2018, at age 84.

Grace Harris, Ph.D.

(Update: Grace Harris passed away Feb. 12, 2018, at age 84.) Although Grace E. Harris, Ph.D., graduated with honors from Hampton Institute (now Hampton University), she was denied admission into graduate school at Richmond Professional Institute, one of VCU’s predecessor institutions, because of her race. “I applied to RPI because of the reputation of the […]

Wilder: Alumna receives Trailblazer Award

Grace E. Harris, Ph.D. (M.S.W.’60/SW), distinguished professor of public policy, is the recipient of the John Jasper Trailblazer Award. The award honors African-Americans who have led outstanding lives highlighted by sacrifice and selfless service to their community. Harris, who was once rejected from Richmond Professional Institute due to the state’s segregationist policies, would rise to become […]