As a VCOM family, we were incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of one of our graduates, Latonya M. Hendricks, DO, VCOM Class of 2009. Dr. Hendricks served on the VCOM Alumni Association board and was named Outstanding Provider of the Year during her Johns Hopkins residency.
Fellow staff members in her program said she was a steady influence in overwhelming ER situations, always cool and collected, always with a fun pair of shoes to brighten everyone’s day. As a student, Latonya led her class academically and supported her classmates every way she could. Her kindness and warm heart left a lasting impression on everyone – students, faculty, and staff – at VCOM.
In recognition of Dr. Hendricks's commitment to VCOM and her profession, the College created a scholarship in her name. The Dr. Latonya M. Hendricks Scholarship will provide five $1,000 scholarships over the next five years to minority students enrolled at VCOM.
If you wish to contribute to Latonya’s scholarship, you may do so on our secure online payment page.
- Donate online to the Dr. Latonya M. Hendricks Scholarship
You may also send a check payable to “VCOM” and send to Office of Development, 2265 Kraft Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060.
VCOM will inform Dr. Hendricks's family of any donations made.