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On the death of Charlotte Ann Wynn Pollard.
Agreed to by the Senate, February 29, 2012
Agreed to by the House of Delegates, March 2, 2012

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 to study at Virginia Union University, and applied to MCV in 1954; and

WHEREAS, Charlotte Pollard was housed with nurses attending the African-American St. Philip’s School of Nursing, while excelling as a student in the MCV School of Nursing, and she became a registered nurse working primarily with psychiatric patients; and

WHEREAS, Charlotte Pollard 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, in 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 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 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.