Personality: Barney Cobb

Barney Cobb, renowned for his exceptional speed, is sprinting straight into the Virginia High School League Hall of Fame. The former John Marshall High School track and field champion will be formally inducted April 26 during a ceremony in Charlottesville.

Personality: Robert M. Lester

An invitation from a friend and fraternity brother brought Robert M. Lester to Club 533 in 2012, offering him the opportunity to meet and listen to members from across decades. That night sparked Mr. Lester’s interest and desire to be ...

Personality: Kay Tyler

It has been more than a decade since Kay Tyler started volunteering with Greater Richmond Stop Child Abuse Now, and she is still finding new ways to contribute to its mission of a safer future for Richmond youths.

Personality: Dr. Kelli Williams Gary

Dr. Kelli Williams Gary knows how important and precious the human brain is. She is a survivor of brain injury, a researcher of the condition and is president-elect of the board of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia, the commonwealth’s ...

Personality: Dr. Patricia Herrera

Dr. Patricia Herrera was in college when her sense of self was expanded.

Personality: Edward G. Hamlin Jr.

An award from one of Richmond’s oldest African-American organizations would be an extraordinary honor for just about anyone. For Edward Ganon Hamlin Jr., his award reaffirms his close connection to a group that has helped him “define what a man ...

Personality: Dr. Rodney P. Gaines

Most college professors start their spring semesters re-energized from the holiday break with memories of family gatherings and stories of whirlwind vacations. Dr. Rodney Perry Gaines is heading back to Hampton University with something quite unique under his belt: The ...

Personality: Savon Shelton Sampson

As 2020 begins, Savon Shelton Sampson is readying for an “exciting” new year serving as president of the Junior League of Richmond.

Personality: Shawn A. Cosby

It has been almost two months since author Shawn A. Cosby won the prestigious 2019 Anthony Award for Best Short Story during the annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in Dallas.

Personality: John H. Brown III

“We wanted to give back to the community in memory of my son.” Following the murder of Jomond A. Lightfoot in 2009, John H. Brown III sought to take his 25 years of experience in the building trade industry and ...

Personality: Robin Ann Brewster

A key factor in good leadership is being “a servant leader first and a good listener who seeks to learn and understand and whose actions demonstrate integrity, empathy and inclusion.” That’s the perspective and leading principle of Robin Ann Brewster, ...

Personality: Kimberly Pleasants

Richmond is rife with historical importance for the state, country and the world, but not all that history is treated with equal care and consideration. For all the lives and legacies that have fallen or risk falling between the cracks ...

Personality: Brenda A. Campbell

For Brenda A. Campbell, founding executive director of The Enhancement Foundation, “Christmas: A Season of Celebration, A Lupus Fundraising Event” is an opportunity for her nonprofit organization to reach out to women across the city and inform them about an ...

Melvin 'Mel' Tull

November is National Adoption Month, and the Children’s Home Society of Virginia is highlighting the best of their work with profiles of successful adoptive families in the Richmond area in hopes of encouraging the public to provide a loving home ...

Personality: The Rev. Cora Harvey Armstrong

Churches and religious music groups are uniting under the auspices of the Friends of Gospel Music at Trinity Bap- tist Church on Saturday, Nov. 16, to pay tribute to a pianist, composer and preacher, the Rev. Cora Harvey Armstrong.