Comcast-NBCUniversal taps 30 as scholarship recipients

RICHMOND — Thirty Virginia students received scholarships from Comcast-NBCUniversal.

They were awarded roughly $82,500 for next year as part of the company’s Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. The award is a one-time scholarship worth $2,500. This year’s Richmond-area winners are:

  • Chesterfield County: Jonathan Coleman of Matoaca High School; Angel Pajimola of Clover Hill High School; and Natalee Wilson of Wilson Christian Academy in Midlothian.
  • Henrico County: Kamryn Owen of Highland Springs High School and Clara Pettus of J.R. Tucker High School.
  • Hopewell: Dajuan Wilkins of Hopewell High School.
  • Petersburg: Treyvion Hall of Petersburg High School.
  • Richmond: Micah Hunter of Grove Christian School and Raquel Turner of Richmond Community High School.

UR professor gets grant

to study behavior therapy

RICHMOND — A University of Richmond behavioral neuroscience professor has received a two-year national grant for research on behavior therapy and emotional resilience.

Kelly Lambert of the Department of Psychology got a roughly $437,000 Academic Research Enhancement Award from the National Institutes of Health for her research on using behavior therapy to treat psychiatric illness.

VUU appoints new dean

for its School of Education

RICHMOND — Virginia Union University has appointed a new leader for the School of Education.

Kimberly Gaiters will be the new dean come July. She previously served as the dean of academic affairs at Ferrum College.

UR senior wins scholarship to study Arabic in Jordan

RICHMOND — A University of Richmond senior has won a prestigious scholarship to study Arabic in Jordan.

Sara Hyman of Stamford, Conn., will spend the next year studying abroad as part of the Boren Scholarships program. Boren Scholars study languages that aren’t commonly taught.

— From staff reports

Education Reporter

Justin Mattingly covers K-12 schools and higher education. A northern New York native and a Syracuse University alumnus, he's worked at the RTD since 2017. You can follow him on Twitter at @jmattingly306.

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