Seniors identified for volunteer attempts

Dave Van Aken, Sally Loth and Dr. Michael Hanley

Dave Van Aken, Sally Loth and Dr. Michael Hanley

Past month, Chesterfield County celebrated the volunteer function of 19 seniors at a virtual ceremony for the 39th annual Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame, which recognizes and celebrates regional seniors who have rendered excellent services to their group. Of the 19 nominees, 3 were being inducted into the Corridor of Fame. Dr. Michael R. Hanley was nominated for his work as a volunteer dentist at the Lucy Corr Dental Clinic, which serves Lucy Corr inhabitants and uninsured seniors in Chesterfield, Petersburg and the Tri-Metropolitan areas spot. Sally Loth was nominated for her volunteer operate at Chalkley Elementary School for Communities in Colleges of Chesterfield, as nicely as other volunteer actions, together with United Methodist Loved ones Providers, Transform the Planet RVA, VCU Wellbeing, Arthur Ashe Textbooks for Little ones, NICU Child Cuddler, Slide Line Farms, Bridging RVA and Chalkley Relationship (a ministry of her church). David Van Aken was nominated for his volunteer work for Growing old and Disabilities Companies, transporting provides, placing up for distinctive activities, serving as a looking through mentor in CCPS universities and producing household repairs for homebound seniors. In 2018, he founded and proceeds to chair the Chesterfield Council on Aging’s Senior Residence Solutions Committee, devoting about 20 hours weekly to evaluate requests, coordinate volunteers, protected donated materials and oversee assignments.


Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation has been picked as a finalist for the 2021 Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the American Academy for Parks and Recreation Administration and the Nationwide Recreation and Park Association. Chesterfield is one particular of 4 finalists, and the only Virginia company, in its population category.


On Might 23, Virginia State College recognized 700 graduates as portion of the university’s initial face-to-encounter graduation ceremony considering that December 2019. The celebration identified graduates of the classes of spring 2020, summer months 2020, drop 2020 and spring 2021.

Virginia Point out University’s 4-H Plan a short while ago acquired a $141,000 grant to expand initiatives to empower teens to educate electronic techniques to older people. The National 4-H Tech Changemakers program employs a teens-as-academics strategy with teen leaders understanding digital abilities to teach to adults. The teenagers become licensed Tech Changemakers and operate in partnership with their 4-H educators to use geared up lesson options to practically educate digital expertise to grownups in their communities. The lesson ideas focus on digital abilities that enable drive financial chance, like making use of Microsoft Word to generate resumes or finding out to safely and securely navigate the world-wide-web to find position lookup web-sites. Tech Changemakers throughout the nation are envisioned to achieve about 50,000 older people in rural communities about the following yr and permit them to use the competencies they learn to attain larger financial opportunity. In addition to serving 18 communities about Virginia, the program will access communities shut to VSU, such as Prince George County and the cities of Petersburg and Richmond.

Nate Harris

Spectra has promoted Nate Harris to standard supervisor of the VSU Multi-Function Heart. Harris’ obligations will contain overall management, promotion and operation of the facility, which include building, obtaining, coverage administration, booking, marketing and advertising, finance, food and beverage, box business, marketing, stability, manufacturing, maintenance, and related functions for the 6,000-seat arena. Harris, who beforehand served as the assistant standard supervisor and director of advertising and marketing at the VSU Multi-Purpose Heart, also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce.

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