Virginia Commonwealth University

Alumni Stars

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

Alumni Stars
Alumni StarYear honored
Altamont Dickerson Jr., D.Ed. (M.S. '61)
Rehabilitation Counseling
1989
Paul A. Gross (M.H.A. '64)
Health Administration
1989
Kathy Kaplan, Ph.D. (M.S. '84)
Occupational Therapy
1990
Thelma Bland Watson, Ph.D. (M.S. '87)
Gerontology
1991
James A. Rothrock (M.S. '78)
Rehabilitation Counseling
1992
Denise Williams (M.H.A. '77)
Health Administration
1992
Charles Ben Bissell, Ph.D. (Cert. '81)
Patient Counseling
1993
Lou Oliver Brooks (B.F.A. '77; B.S. '82)
Physical Therapy
1994
David W. Singley Jr. (M.H.A. '85)
Health Administration
1995
Richard C. Kraus* (M.H.A. '64)
Health Administration
1997
Russell W. Heath Jr. (M.S. '85)
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
1998
John J. Nagelhout, Ph.D. (Cert. '75)
Nurse Anesthesia
1999
Elnora Allen (B.S. '73; M.S. '87)
Physical Therapy
2000
Cynthia Garris (B.S. '72)
Occupational Therapy
2001
Robert B. Lantz* (Cert. '64)
Patient Counseling
2003
Rebecca Perdue (B.S. '62)
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
2005
Cathy Saunders (B.S.W. '76; M.S. '82)
Gerontology
2008
Penny Kyler (B.S. '72)
Occupational Therapy
2011
* Deceased