Celebrating Excellence

On May 12th, we celebrated the interprofessional accomplishments of students and faculty. Nine graduating students were specifically recognized for their exceptional careers as leaders in interprofessional education and practice. In addition, a number of other students were recognized for outstanding extracurricular involvement in interprofessional activities. We also acknowledge all the hard work of faculty and staff to make these programs successful. Finally, we honored the contributions of Vic Yanchick, the outgoing Senior Executive Director of the Center. As the pages on the calendar turn, we reminisce on the wonderful colleagues at our institution and the good fortune we have to work together towards healthier communities.

Marsha Rappley, CEO of VCU Heatlh and Vice President of Health Sciences, praises the accomplishments of the faculty and staff as outgoing Senior Exectuive Director Vic Yanchick looks on.

Marsha Rappley, CEO of VCU Heatlh and Vice President of Health Sciences, praises the accomplishments of the faculty and staff as outgoing Senior Exectuive Director Vic Yanchick looks on.

Graduating pharmacy student Meredith Crumb (center) with faculty member Emily Peron (fourth from left) and family.

Graduating pharmacy student Meredith Crumb (center) with faculty member Emily Peron (fourth from left) and family.

Faculty from allied health, dentistry, and medicine: Diane Simons, Sharon Lanning, Kelly Lockeman, Jeanne Walter, and Pam Biernacki.

Faculty from allied health, dentistry, and medicine: Diane Simons, Sharon Lanning, Kelly Lockeman, Jeanne Walter, and Pam Biernacki.

Graduating nurse practitioner Molly Battle (second from left) with Marsha Rappley and nursing dean Jean Giddens.

Graduating nurse practitioner Molly Battle (second from left) with Marsha Rappley and nursing dean Jean Giddens.

Graduating dental student Lyubov Slashcheva (middle) with dentistry dean Dave Sarrett and her mother.

Graduating dental student Lyubov Slashcheva (middle) with dentistry dean Dave Sarrett and dental faculty member Sharon Lanning. Read more about Lyubov’s accomplishments here.