Class Notes: Fall 2017

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Micah McCreary, Ph.D. (M.S.’90, Ph.D.'93/H&S), was appointed in June 2017 president of New Brunswick Theological Seminary in New Jersey. McCreary and his wife, the Rev. Dr. Jacqueline E. Madison-McCreary, have pastored the Spring Creek Baptist Church in Moseley, Va., for 16 years. They are the parents of one adult daughter. 


Oscar Holmes, Ph.D.** (B.S.’02/H&S), was appointed Jan. 1, 2017, director of access and outreach for business education for the Rutgers University School of Business.

Alyssa Ward, Ph.D. (M.S. '04/H&S; Ph.D. '07/H&S), returned to Richmond, Va., in fall 2017 to join the VCU School of Medicine faculty where she is a pediatric psychologist within both the gastroenterology and neonatology units at VCU Medical Center. In summer 2017, she started two practicum placements for VCU doctoral students within her divisions. She is expecting her second child and lives with her family in the north side of the city.


Ben Rosen, Ph.D. (M.S.’14/H&S; Ph.D.’17/H&S), and his wife welcomed their first child, Elliana Grace Rosen, in October. A recent grad, Rosen has accepted a two-year postdoctoral position at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. There he will be able to focus his clinical training on working with individual clients (mostly children/adolescents) and families, which this year he has realized is an area he wants to develop more. 


In Memoriam


Herman L. Daniels (B.S.’52/H&S), of Richmond, Va., April 22, 2017.


Stanley X. Berent, Ph.D.** (M.S.’68/H&S), of Ann Arbor, Mich., Aug. 25, 2015.
Dina S. Boettcher (M.S.’62/H&S), of Richmond, Va., July 12, 2017.


Kenneth M. Coleman (B.S.’77/H&S), of Richmond, Va., April 5, 2017.
Pamela R. Klinger (B.S.’71/H&S; M.Ed.’81/E), of Midlothian, Va., May 11, 2017.
Kathleen D. Mosby, Ph.D. (B.S.’73/H&S; M.S.’76/H&S; Ph.D.’79/H&S), Johnstown, Pa., June 5, 2017.

** Life member of VCU Alumni