Health Professions Scholarship Honors Disability Advocate

Photo of James Rothrock and his WifeJames Rothrock, former commissioner of the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, spent his career advocating for people with disabilities. A sledding accident as a teenager left Rothrock paraplegic, yet anyone who met him most remembered Jim for his booming laughter and indomitable spirit.

“He had a great sense of humor and was extremely caring,” said Christine Reid, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Rehabilitative Counseling at the VCU College of Health Professions.

Read more about James Rothrock and the Jim Rothrock Legacy Scholarship on MCV Foundation News.

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