Honoring RBC Graduates @ your library®
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The Richard Bland College Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 15 at 6pm
Commencement Speaker: The Honorable John Charles Thomas,
member of the Board of Visitors of The College of William and Mary
Mr. Thomas received his B.A. with distinction (1972) and J.D. (1975) from the University of Virginia. He is a partner at Hunton & Williams, LLP, in Richmond, Virginia, where he is chief of the appellate practice group and also handles general litigation, mediation and arbitration. In 1983, Justice Thomas was appointed to the Supreme Court of Virginia. During his seven year tenure, he participated in thousands of appellate decisions involving the full body of Virginia law. Justice Thomas is an AAA Certified Mediator and Arbitrator. He is a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, and is a Trustee of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, and Vice-Chair of Virginia Capitol Foundation. He lectures at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Justice Thomas is a member of the Virginia State Bar, Virginia Bar Association, Richmond Bar Association, Old Dominion Bar Association, National Bar Association, and American Bar Association. Justice Thomas was appointed to the Board of Visitors of The College of William and Mary in April 2006. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Committee on Student Affairs, and is a member of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds, as well as the Committee on Administration at William and Mary.
The library's Graduate Books program allows proud parents, friends and relatives to fund the purchase of books for the library in the name of an RBC graduate. Forms are available online.
How does the Graduate Books program work?
In a nutshell...
A minimum donation of $30 is made to the library by a loved one or friend of a graduating student.
The library staff orders a book in honor of the graduate.
A book plate is added to the book noting the name of the graduate, the name(s) of the donor(s), and the year of graduation from RBC.
The special RBC graduate receives honorable mention in LION (the RBC Library catalog) and on the library website!
As a special bonus for the graduating class of 2009, the RBC graduate whose friends/family have made a donation to the library may stop by to pick up a complimentary copy of a Parks Duffey print of the campus from the Friends of the RBC Library.
What is a Parks Duffey print of the campus?
In February of 2001 The Friends of the Richard Bland College Library commissioned Parks Pegram Duffey III to paint the Richard Bland College campus. For eight months Mr. Duffey visited the campus, solicited input from faculty and staff, and worked on a canvas that evolved into a painting that includes architectural renderings of buildings, whimsical remembrances of people and events, and an overall lovely depiction of the campus.
Graduates whose family and/or friends have contributed a minimum of $30 to the RBC Library's Graduate Books program will be eligible to pick up a complimentary 27.5" x 22" Parks Duffey print of the campus.
Looking for more info?
|For more information on the library's Graduate Books program, please click here.
RBC Library Student Assistant Graduates in 2009
Pictured left to right: Library Director Dr. Virginia Cherry, graduating student Toni Priode with her complimentary campus print by Parks Duffey, Joy Galloni and Irene Handy.
Library Assistant Toni Priode graduated in May 2009 and was honored by Library staff with a contribution in her name to the Graduate Books program.
Toni will be transferring to Longwood University in the Fall. She was employed by the Library in August 2007, assisted during the renovation/reopening process, and helped cover the Library on nights and weekends. She plans to one day become a librarian. The RBC librarians wish Toni all the best in her future endeavors!
Many thanks to The Friends of the RBC Library for providing the complimentary prints by Parks Duffey, and sincere thanks to Dr. LeAnn Binger and Ms. Jacqueline Harrison in the Office of Advancement for overseeing mailings and donations.
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April 15, 2010