Dr. Anne Chandler, long-time supporter, friend, and colleague of the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling, passed away on Dec 1, 2023

We would like to share the recent obituary of a long-time supporter, friend, and colleague of the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling. As a testament to her dedication to the department and the work done by rehabilitation and mental health counselors, Anne started the "Anne Chandler Scholarship Fund" to support students working toward their master's degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. Anne was an incredible person and she touched the lives of countless people. 

Dr. Anne Chandler Obituary

"Dr. Anne Chandler, 76, of Richmond, VA., passed away on December 1, 2023. Anne is preceded in death by her parents, Louise and Roland Chandler, and sister, Betty Burk. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, John Moore; children, Chandler Moore, Scott Moore, and Elisabeth Frye; her grandchildren, Oriana, Felix, and Finn; and her siblings, John and Charles Chandler. After earning her Ph.D. at Michigan State, where she met John, Anne spent a long and successful career at VCU, as a professor of rehabilitation counseling as well as in the Honors College. She had a profound impact on the lives and careers of countless students there, and capped her career by endowing a scholarship for the rehab counseling school. At home, Anne was a caring mother who was greatly involved in her children’s education. She loved travel, birdwatching, and overcooked scrambled eggs.

A memorial service for Anne will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 8th at Bliley’s Chippenham Chapel, at 6900 Hull Street Road."

"In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Anne L. Chandler Scholarship in Rehabilitation Counseling. Visit https://www.support.vcu.edu/give/AlliedHealth, select "Search for Keyword" and enter Anne L. Chandler Scholarship."

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