Collegiate’s new Head of School begins today

Stephen D. Hickman begins his tenure as Collegiate School’s new Head of School today, arriving from Little Rock, Ark., where he served for six years as Head of Episcopal Collegiate School, a pre-K-12 college preparatory school.

"Collegiate’s demonstrated record of and commitment to preparing young people for our rapidly changing and challenging world are unparalleled,” Hickman said this week. “To be asked to help lead this outstanding school community is very exciting and humbling. I can’t wait to roll-up my sleeves and get to work."

Hickman previously served as Head of School at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia, S.C. for eight years, after a stint as Assistant Headmaster of Lakeview Academy in Gainesville, Ga.

Before entering the field of education, Hickman worked for the NASDAQ Stock Market and the National Association of Securities Dealers, coordinating strategic planning, serving as Corporate Secretary to the Board of Governors, and establishing client relationships with more than 1,500 NASDAQ-listed companies.

Hickman traded his nearly 20-year career in the financial services industry for the education field because he wanted to help students thrive, as he did, in the independent schools he attended – Presbyterian Day School and Memphis University School.

“My mother decided to enroll me in the finest independent schools in my hometown, and her decision proved to be life changing for me,” Hickman said. “Her choice was a sacrificial and purposeful one, requiring the forgoing of financial security and many personal comforts. She never wavered, however, in her belief that education changes lives. While growing up, I did not always appreciate fully her sacrifices but I am thankful for her gift of education every day of my life.”

Hickman holds degrees from Loyola University in New Orleans (B.S.S.), George Mason University (J.D.), The Johns Hopkins University (M.S.) and Brenau University (M.Ed).

He is assuming his new role as Keith Evans, Collegiate’s former Head of School, takes the helm of The Westminster Schools, a K-12 college preparatory school in Atlanta.

“When we selected Steve to be our next Head of School, we were confident that he possessed the right mix of experience, integrity and vision to be an exceptional leader for Collegiate,” said John O’Neill, Chair of Collegiate’s Board of Trustees. “Our time with Steve over the past several months in coordinating his transition to Collegiate has validated our confidence. We are very excited to have Steve here with us.”

Hickman is a native of Memphis, Tenn., and his wife, Mary, grew up in Richmond.
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Henrico Master Gardener training program accepting applications through Oct. 27

The Henrico County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its next volunteer Master Gardener training program, which provides instruction in all aspects of horticulture.

Applications for the 2018 training program will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 27. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 16 through March 22. > Read more.

Henrico Schools to host Oct. 30 job fair

Henrico Schools will host a job fair Oct. 30.

The event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairfield branch library, is designed to attract potential full-time and substitute registered nurses, instructional assistants, bus drivers and school nutrition workers. > Read more.

Henrico Police to participate in ‘Tip a Cop’ Oct. 21

Henrico County Police Division and the Virginia Division of Capitol Police are participating in “Tip-A-Cop” to Support the Special Olympics Saturday, Oct. 21.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. that day at Red Robin, 11784 West Broad Street, members of the two agencies will be working for tips as a donation to the Special Olympics. > Read more.

Participants sought for ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’

The Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at Markel Plaza in Innsbrook, and the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Richmond is seeking participants.

The event, one of three walks the association will hold in its service area this year (the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck walk was held Oct. 7 and the Fredericksburg walk Oct. 14) raises money to help the association fight the disease, which affects more than 26,000 people in the metro Richmond region. > Read more.

Fairfield meeting Oct. 25 to focus on cybersecurity

Henrico County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman and Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Wednesday, Oct. 25 to discuss cybersecurity.

Thornton also has invited candidates who will be seeking election to local offices on Tuesday, Nov. 7 to introduce themselves. > Read more.

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The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen’s 2nd Stage season continues with An Evening of 20s-40s Jazz featuring Antique Melody Show at 7 p.m. AMS is a nostalgic journey into early-American, post-parlor era music that laid the groundwork for speakeasy and lounge divas of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, such as Annette Henshaw, Billie Holiday and Ruth Etting. AMS also touts a few original tunes reminiscent of the same genre. CACGA’s 2nd Stage series highlights a different musical genre monthly on Fridays. Tickets are $17 to $21. Beverages and dinner are available for purchase from DeFazio’s Catering. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit Full text

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