Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry L. Pleasant Jr., a fighter duty technician with the 682nd Air Support Operations Squadron, Pope Field, N.C., graduated from the Noncommissioned Officer Academy at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center, McGhee Tyson ANGB, Tenn. Pleasant is the son of Jerry and Laverne Pleasant, of Richmond. The NCO Academy is a six-week course that prepares service members in the grade of E-6 to manage and lead their units. Students study curriculum in the areas of the profession of arms, leadership, and communication to build the skills they need for their current rank and to prepare for future responsibilities.


Legal Information Network for Cancer, LINC, has named officers to its board of directors: William “Billy” H. Baxter, II, Esq. – president; William “Bill” Redd – vice president; Russ Holladay, CPA – treasurer; and Ryan A. Glasgow, Esq. – secretary. Baxter is senior counsel with Dominion Resources Services, Inc.; Redd is the senior vice president and managing director of Brandywine Realty Trust; Holladay is senior manager with Deloitte; and Glasgow is an associate with Hunton & Williams, LLP. Returning board members are Past President Mary Ann Wright, training and development facilitator; Charles Atwill, II, of Atwill Financial Consulting Group; Rob Dirom, of CB Richard Ellis; Mary Ann Hager, of Massey Cancer Center; John Mercer, of Williams Mullen; Allen Perkins, of Allen Perkins, CPA; Robert Westermann, of Hirschler Fleischer, PC; Sherry Williams Fox, of Bon Secours Richmond Health System; and Shyrell A. Reed, Esq., of LeClair Ryan, PC. LINC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ease the burden of cancer for patients and their families by providing education, assistance and referral to legal, financial and community resources.


The following students recently were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.: Chenchen Yin, James P. Atkinson, Rebecca E. Stoneman, Eric C. Albee, Michael A. Anderson, Alexis D. Baker, Morgan C. Bedsworth, Jeffrey C. Beecher, Amanda H. Bird, Kirsten L. Bischof, Kaleigh S. Blanton, Robert H. Bley, Katherine E. Brann, Adam A. Bruce, Matthew C. Bryant, Rustin W. Cashel, Kathryn M. Chakales, Daniel G. Chen, Brian R. Clark, Melissa A. Coates, Alyssa M. Connifey, Emily K. Cothran, John F. Daylor, Raymond L. Doggett, Alex J. Froelich, Erin N. Gallagher, Tess W. Gardner, Chantal J. Ghoussoub, Emily C. Gunther, Samantha A. Habib, Sarah A. Hale, Casey E. Hall, Faith C. Harvey, Courtney E. Hill, Andrew R. Hopkins, Tyler N. Huffman, Adelina L. Jones, Caroline L. Kelley, Laura B. Kenny, Bradley P. Kensinger, Kathryn A. Lacy, Rebecca A. Leaf, Heather P. Leath, David A. Lurie, Gabriel A. Mastromano, John F. Messer, Melissa K. Migliarese, Madison M. Moore, Katlyn S. Nasta, Austin J. Palmer, Roya A. Pardis, Lucas N. Parkins, Anna M. Satterfield, Bryan J. Shadron, Harrison T. Shiner, Andrew H. Spicknall, Katherine L. Spicknall, Renee M. Valiquett, Stephanie A. Walton, Suzanna C. Watkins, Kevin W. Tat, Philip Trinh, Kevin M. Cox, Ariel M. Schmidt, Jennifer H. Walsh, Irene C. Gardner, David L. Micheli, Matthew S. Moliterno, Caitlin A. Mulligan, Maxwell M. Schick, Zane W. Seals, Mitchell L. Thomas, Graham H. Wilson, Mary-Ellen Burnette, Chelsea N. Duty, Ian S. Simmons, Peter J. Smith, Cary T. Allin, Nolan J. Borzelleca, Emily C. Bowden, Jennifer K. Brigle, Kelsey E. Burke, Maria S. Coleman, Alexander A. Fraser, Steven M. Hinkes, John P. Hutchinson, Ryan B. Inge, Kristen R. Irving, Tyler P. Kastelberg, William J. Kinton, Emily E. Leister, Charles R. Lipford, Chatham G. Lovette, Allyson L. McElroy, William D. Miller, Lily R. Mochary, Alison P. Newton, Robert H. Newton, Jacob M. Peninger, Mary E. Richardson, Sean M. Ridge and Ted T. Rother, of Richmond; Scott P. Welch, Richard W. Schweikert, Andrew S. Milligan, Meredith E. Leonard, Catherine M. Lillard, Donald J. Kendall, Austin R. Hayes, Patrick M. Fitzsimmons, Nayana T. Chiluvuri, Hanna L. Brooks, Nicole N. Capriola, Erin C. Fitzgerald, Sunghee Min and William D. Strait, of Henrico; Joshua G. Carter and Katherine A. Mawyer, of Sandston; and Heather R. Clark, Brandon R. Dean, Amber A. Ding, John B. Ditrapani, Harry F. Hoffman, Rachel A. Honodel, Kieran J. Lee, Danielle R. Logan, Katherine R. McSweeney, Nicole L. Nagasawa, Alexandra L. Nowak, Jesus Ramirez, Jordan E. Ritchey, Rushi A. Shah, Taylor M. Thesing, Connie Tran, Allison E. Wheeler, Elisabeth H. Adams, Meliha K. Aljabar, Rachel D. Atkins, Robert M. Baxter, Taylor A. Blankenship, Quinn L. Brogan, Kelly R. Brubaker, Katrina L. Butz, Katelyn E. Clark, Kathryn A. Czerwonka, Anna E. Dietz, Courtney S. Dobbs, EdmundBlake T. Dosunmu, Morgan L. Eary, Jennifer S. Eisenrauch, Carmen P. Fields, Erica S. Flagg, Sierra K. Freeze, Caroline R. Gallagher, Shelley N. Gosaie, Mariellyn S. Hagy, Maureen E. Howren, Allison M. Hughes, Kathryn A. Hummel, Kevin P. Hunt, Madison G. Irwin, Christopher R. Kestle, Christine S. Lee, John D. Lohr, Blaise G. Lopez, Kathryn E. McNeal, Morgan L. Middleton, Andrew J. Morgan, Stefan C. Moritz, Phillip W. Mosberg, Evan H. Moses, Jennifer N. Nguyen, Patrick E. Nichols, Jessica B. Obeck, Jessica L. Pavlidis, Khang D. Pham, George S. Piazza, Janani Ravi, Savannah M. Reeves, Suzanne L. Rosser, Conner R. Schmitz, Brach H. Schwegman, Katherine J. Schwegman, Raees Seedat, Nakul P. Sharma, Jacob T. Smith, Jonathan J. Stein, Rachel Stein, Christina A. Swanson, Serena J. Tang, Brittany A. Tarzia, Abigail L. Todd, Benjamin A. White, Brooke L. Wright, Kaitlin L. Merriman, Christina M. Brennan, Katherine M. Broadway and Joseph R. Chirco, of Glen Allen.


Gov. Bob McDonnell recently appointed the following local residents to Virginia boards and commissions: Board of Conservation and Recreation – W. Bruce Wingo, of Richmond, vice president of Norfolk Southern Corporation; Board of Housing and Community Development – Robert R. Kaplan, Jr., of Richmond, managing partner for Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank, PLC; Board of Nursing – Dr. Margaret C. Teu, of Richmond, certified nurse practitioner for Richmond City Health District; Virginia Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors – C. David Hudgins, of Richmond, director of member and external affairs for Old Dominion Electric Cooperative; and Virginia Housing Commission – Laura D. Lafayette, of Glen Allen, CEO of Richmond Association of Realtors.

Patient First to offer free Halloween candy x-rays

Patient First will offer free digital X-ray imaging of Halloween candy at all neighborhood medical centers from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 through Oct. 31.

While an adult should always inspect candy before allowing a child to enjoy their trick-or-treating rewards, the free X-ray offer gives parents an additional precaution to consider and to provide peace of mind. X-rays may detect objects such as glass, metal or plastic; however, parents still need to provide supervision, since some foreign materials may not appear in x-rays. > Read more.

Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale

Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

Theme for this year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter announced

The theme for the annual Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside has been announced.

This year's event, which opens Nov. 25 and will continue through Jan. 9, will explore "Living Color" and show how the world's kaleidoscope of colors speaks to people, impacts nature and influences culture, according to Garden officials. The event features more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. > Read more.


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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will host October Oddities Oct. 1-31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Refresh your “garden spirit” with displays and activities for all ages throughout the month of October. Enjoy vignettes designed to provoke a sense of curiosity and wonder using underappreciated oddities of nature and “horti-torture.” Pick up a Gourd Quest at the admissions desk before heading down to the Children’s Garden. Included with regular admission which is $13 for adults, $11 for seniors 55+ and $8 for children 3-12. For details, visit Full text

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