Cruising down the James
In October, about 100 friends of the VCU Inger and Walter Rice Center for Environmental Life Sciences enjoyed a sunset cruise down the James River. The three hour Eagle Cruise left from Shirley Plantation, passing the VCU Rice Center, Berkeley and Westover plantations. Inger Rice, VCU Rector Tom Rosenthal, VCU Rice Center Board Chairman Randy Gordon and board members Bob Harman, Stuart Grattan, Fred Fisher, Harrison Tyler, Daniel Fort, Gilbert Smith and Ed Mitchell, among others, talked with student researchers who showcased their work and shared details of their projects. Representatives from area community organizations and corporations, including Smurfit Stone, James River Association, Philip Morris, USA and MeadWestvaco’s President Jim Buzzard, also took part in the event.