Dr. Muriel Hawkins receives national public service award

The American Association for Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) has presented VSU Associate Provost for Partnerships and Engagement, Dr. Muriel Hawkins, with the group’s Public Service Award.

Salem Church students raise funds for Red Cross, Sandy victims

The Red Cross Club of Salem Church Middle School went right to work following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. During their November meeting, the group set a goal to recruit area middle schools to help raise funds for areas devastated by the hurricane.

Dominion Virginia Power awards VSU $150,000 energy grant

Dominion Virginia Power has awarded Virginia State University a two-year, $150,000 grant for a “Green Roof Initiative” that combines green roof and alternative energy technologies in novel ways to improve both the energy efficiency of buildings and the sustainable use of water for irrigation.

TD grad now Coast Guard Seaman

Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Nichol D. Stuchell, a 2011 graduate of Thomas Dale High School, recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N.J.

Local students named to Dean’s List

Two local students attending Hampden-Sydney College were named to the Dean’s List for the Fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year:

Sturgeon completes Marine Corps recruit training

Marine Corps Pvt. Matthew J. Sturgeon, brother of Steven T. Sturgeon of Chester, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

Local residents named to Clemson University Dean’s List

The following local residents have been named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University for the fall 2012 semester:

Specialty Center highlights senior choreographed showcase

Original choreography and energetic dancers highlight this year’s Senior Dance Showcase at the Specialty Center for Visual and Performing Arts at Thomas Dale High School.