On November 1, Dr. Jill Bussey Harris was recognized by Carreras Jewelers as the Carreras Cares Honoree for the commitment to the Richmond (VA) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated and the Richmond Community.

Jill is a cosmetic dentist who has been in private practice for over 30 years. She was inducted into the Louisville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated in 1986 and transferred to the Richmond Chapter in 1989. In addition to providing superior dental care to the patients in her practice, Jill has been a loyal, active and committed member of our Chapter.

She has served our chapter in many ways.


  • 1998 Fundraising Chair “Links Day at the Races” at Colonial Downs
  • 2000 Fundraising Chair held at Theater IV benefitting VUU
  • 2011 and 2013 Fundraising Chair “Art in the Atrium” at VMFA
  • 2008 55th Anniversary Celebration – Chair Emerald Ball

Continue reading “The Richmond (VA) Chapter of the Links Incorporated is proud to honor our Link Sister, Dr. Jill Bussey Harris.”


Members of the Richmond (VA) Chapter attended a reception at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia where The Richmond Links were recognized for a contribution made to sponsor the Multimedia Resource Room on the museum’s second floor.  This room features an interactive kiosk that helps capture the ever-decreasing attention spans of younger generations by using technology to share information about past generations of African Americans in Virginia. The Links, Incorporated, Richmond (VA) Chapter Multimedia Resource Room highlights innovative learning technology that focuses on engagement over lecturing and values creativity and innovation.


Franklin Military Academy cadets travel to the Kennedy Center

Several members of the Focus Motivated Achievers at Franklin Military Academy (FMA2) program recently traveled to Washington, DC to attend a performance by the world renowned Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe as part of a partnership with the Richmond (VA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Nearly twenty middle school-aged girls attended the performance, which served as the culminating activity of a four-month initiative to expose the students to enriching experiences that include international and national studies, health and services and the arts. Continue reading “Franklin Military Academy Cadets Travel to the Kennedy Center”

Stephanie Rochon Memorial NewsroomStephanie was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1965. She was raised in a military family and traveled across the country and overseas before her parents settled in Louisiana. It was at Louisiana State University where she decided she wanted to be a journalist.

After starting off in radio, Stephanie later moved to Texas to begin her career as a television journalist. For five years she worked as a reporter and then an anchor in Austin, Texas. In Texas, she met Jeff, the man who would become her husband.

The couple moved to Richmond in 1999 when Stephanie was hired to anchor the WTVR CBS 6 News. She later became the proud mother of two sons, Miles and Pierce.

Below are some links which show how much Stephanie meant to so many people:

WTVR Anchor Stephanie Rochon Passes Away After Battle with Cancer

From Gilpin Court to Carytown, Richmonders Remember Stephanie Rochon

WTVR News Anchor Stephanie Rochon Dies at 50

Richmond TV Journalist Stephanie Rochon Passes Away from Cancer

8News Mourns the Loss of WTVR CBS 6’s Stephanie Rochon

Congratulations To Our Links Sisters, Karen Savage, Liz Hayes-Mackey and Jacqueline McClenney

Congratulations to Link Karen Savage and Link Liz Hayes-Mackey for a wonderful women’s day service at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church!

The Richmond (VA) Chapter was well represented to support our Link sisters on last Sunday.  The highlight of the service was our own, Link Jacqueline S. McClenney, who executed a phenomenal sermon about service.  Kudos to Link Jackie!