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Strong Men & Women in Virginia History 2024

Gregory L. Robinson


Gregory L. Robinson oversaw the completion and launch of NASA’s transformational James Webb Space Telescope.

Dr. Erma L. Freeman


The first Black woman to earn a dental degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Erma L. Freeman strives to increase diversity in the dental…

R. Tyrone Foster


In a lifetime of dedicated service to the Bristol community, Sheriff Tyrone Foster has worked to ensure the safety and protection of all citizens.

Captain Janet H. Days


With decades of meritorious service in the United States Navy, Captain Janet H. Days is the first African American to command Naval Station Norfolk,…