Virginia Union University President Claude G. Perkins, left, and Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, chairman of the VUU Board of Trustees, present the MLK Lifetime of Service Award to VUU alumna Florence Neal Cooper Smith of Richmond for her work on sickle cell anemia testing and awareness in Virginia and across the nation.
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The state’s No. 1 cheerleader, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, drew enthusiastic applause as he delivered impassioned remarks and extolled a bipartisan approach to solving the state’s problems at the 38th Annual Community Leaders Breakfast last Friday honoring the life and legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.