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Offered February 29, 2012
On the death of Charlotte Ann Wynn Pollard.
Patron-- McDougle

WHEREAS, Charlotte Ann Wynn Pollard of Glen Allen, the first African-American to win acceptance to the Medical College of Virginia School of Nursing, died on August 18, 2001; and

WHEREAS, a native of Richmond, Charlotte Pollard won a scholarship to Wheaton College, where she planned to major in chemistry, but she returned to Richmond, studied at Virginia Union University, and applied to MCV in 1954; and

WHEREAS, while a student in the School of Nursing at MCV, Charlotte Pollard was housed with nurses attending the former all-African-American St. Philip’s School of Nursing, but she nonetheless excelled at MCV and became a registered nurse who worked primarily with psychiatric patients; and

WHEREAS, Charlotte Pollard also worked as a nursing instructor and helped write the psychiatric rotation curriculum for the nursing schools at John Tyler Community College and J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College; and

WHEREAS, her life devoted to helping others, Charlotte Pollard worked as a psychiatric nurse at Charter Westbrook Hospital in Richmond, worked in home health care with psychiatric patients, and started her own business, Health Unlimited, which enabled her to speak on such topics as stress management and holistic health; and

WHEREAS, a deaconess at First African Baptist Church, Charlotte Pollard also assisted such civic groups as Parents Anonymous and was particularly active in efforts to prevent child abuse; and

WHEREAS, Charlotte Pollard leaves a lasting legacy, characterized by trailblazing achievement, community service, and dedication to improving the lives of others; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, That the General Assembly hereby mourn the loss of a fine Virginian, Charlotte Ann Wynn Pollard; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Charlotte Ann Wynn Pollard as an expression of the high regard in which her memory is held by the members of the General Assembly.