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2015-05-13 / Family

Announcements

Michael Buettner


Sherry Peterson (center), CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter, recently accepted a donation of more than $31,000 from ACAC Fitness and Wellness Centers general managers Ali Madigen (left) and Joyce Steed. The funds were raised by ACAC’s “30 Days for $30” campaign. 
Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter Sherry Peterson (center), CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter, recently accepted a donation of more than $31,000 from ACAC Fitness and Wellness Centers general managers Ali Madigen (left) and Joyce Steed. The funds were raised by ACAC’s “30 Days for $30” campaign. Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter Cosby history educator named county Teacher of the Year

Christopher Averill, Sherrill Kauffman and Brianne Gunn have been named Chesterfield County Teachers of the Year.

Averill was named overall county Teacher of the Year as well as High School Teacher of the Year. He started teaching history at Clover Hill High School in 1989 and since 2006 has been a teacher and chairman of the Social Studies Department at Cosby High School. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from James Madison University.


School Superintendent Marcus Newsome (left) recently met with members of the Young Gentlemen of the Creek boys mentoring program at Falling Creek Middle School. The program requires the boys to wear a dress shirt, necktie and khaki/dress pants two Wednesdays per month. Participants meet with guest speakers and set personal and academic goals, with prizes awarded for participation. 
Angela Harris School Superintendent Marcus Newsome (left) recently met with members of the Young Gentlemen of the Creek boys mentoring program at Falling Creek Middle School. The program requires the boys to wear a dress shirt, necktie and khaki/dress pants two Wednesdays per month. Participants meet with guest speakers and set personal and academic goals, with prizes awarded for participation. Angela Harris Kauffman was named Elementary School Teacher of the Year. She is the literacy specialist at Robious Elementary. An educator since 1991, she has taught in several Central Virginia school systems and joined Chesterfield County Public Schools in 2011 in her current position. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Gunn was named Middle School Teacher of the Year. She has taught sixth-grade science at Falling Creek Middle since 2011 and holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Business

Ken Parsons Sr. has opened a franchise of The Brothers That Just Do Gutters at 7517 Whitepine Road, Chesterfield. The gutter and gutter-guard company was started by Parsons’ sons Ryan and Ken in 1999 in Lagrangeville, N.Y. Ken Parsons Sr. previously owned a construction company in the Richmond area and worked for the Lynchburg franchise of his sons’ company. More information is available at brothersgutters.com/va/richmond/.

Education

Bryce Badura of Midlothian, a senior at Clover Hill High School, is one of 25 students accepted into the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program at the University of Notre Dame, where he plans to study computer science. Among the reasons for his acceptance, the university cited his founding of the Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkins 5K Run, a race benefitting the ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation, and co-founding of the Varsity Outreach Club, which hosts monthly donation drives for clothing and sports supplies for organizations serving community members in need.

Chamiea Hagood, a student at A.M. Davis Elementary School, was one of 11 Virginia students who recently received 2015 AAA Outstanding School Safety Patrol Awards from the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education. Each student received a $100 gift card and plaque. Founded in the 1920s, the Safety Patrol program posts student volunteers on school buses, at parent pick-up/ drop-off areas and street corners to help other students onto school grounds and into schools safely. They also help teachers and school administrators with the orderly arrival and dismissal of fellow students.

Nine Virginia State University Honors Program students and the director of VSU’s Honors Program, Daniel Roberts, recently participated in the Virginia Collegiate Honors Council’s annual conference. VSU students gave oral and poster presentations and Lynn Holloway, a senior biology major from Hampton, was recognized for having given one of the five outstanding oral presentations. Kayla Harris-Fontaine, a junior mass communications major from Capitol Heights, Maryland, was re-elected as the student representative for four-year public universities.

Government

The Chesterfield Health District has received an award of $12,500 from the March of Dimes to sponsor Baby Basics Moms Club, an educational and support program offered to pregnant women and aimed at improving birth outcomes. The program focuses on core topics vital to healthy pregnancies and healthy babies such as nutrition, breast-feeding, preterm labor and newborn safety. Dads or support persons are also encouraged to attend. Club meetings are Mondays at 5:30 p.m. at the Chesterfield Health Department, 9501 Lucy Corr Circle, Chesterfield. There is no cost to join, and advance registration is not required.

The Chesterfield County Environmental Fair has received an Outstanding Litter Prevention Program award from the Virginia Recycling Association. The award recognizes the fair as one of the best waste-reduction and recycling programs in the state. The Environmental Fair grew out of the county’s local Earth Day celebration, which is now combined with the Chesterfield County Fair with the theme “Celebrate Our Earth.”

Glenn Petrina, former director of the Defense Logistics Agency Office of Operations Research and Resource Analysis, is the 2015 inductee into the DLA Aviation Hall of Fame. Petrina served the Department of Defense for 42 years, the last 26 at Defense Supply Center Richmond. He retired from the Army in 1992 as a lieutenant colonel with 22 years of military service and began his civil service career, serving in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as director of installation services for Defense Supply Center Richmond.

Organizations

Sherrie Brach has been named president and chief executive officer of the Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia. Previously, she was executive vice president of investor relations for United Way International and spent 16 years with the United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg, including 11 years as president and CEO. Brach succeeds Darcy Oman, who is retiring after 30 years.

The Greater Richmond Partnership has been named one of the Top Economic Development Groups of 2014 by Site Selection magazine. The regional organization was previously honored in 1996, 1997 and 2000, with honorable mentions in 1998 and 1999. The recognition is based on four criteria: jobs, capital investment, jobs per capita and investment per capita.

Announcements can be emailed to news@LocalNewsLLC.com, faxed to 744-3269 or mailed to Chesterfield Observer, Attn: Announcements,  P.O. Box 1616, Midlothian, VA 23113.

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