Current and Previous Award Winners

2018 Currents of Change Award Winners

Research & Overall Currents of Change Award: Richmond Health and Wellness Program
The Richmond Health and Wellness Program is a community-based, care coordination program focused on improving the health of indigent older adults.

Outreach: Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program
The Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program is a public-private and nonprofit collaborative effort. The program takes shells destined for the trash and returns them to the bay to help restore wild oyster populations, improve water quality and provide new fish habitat.

Teaching: Evergreen Cemetery Project
The senior capstone class taught by Kathryn Howell, assistant professor in the Urban and Regional Studies and Planning program in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, works with the nonprofit Enrichmond Foundation to develop a master plan for the historic Evergreen Cemetery.

Student Initiated: VCU LaunchPAD
LaunchPAD (Preparing Academics for Discourse) is a student organization that provides School of Education doctoral students a peer-support network, as well as various professional development workshops, seminars and events focused on writing for academic publication, reviewing research manuscripts and an overall introduction to scholarly activities.

View past years' Currents of Change winners (PDF)