Vaccine Appreciation Program

We remain grateful for your support and commitment to maintaining the health of our community. We are excited to announce our vaccine appreciation program, which is available to all fully vaccinated students, faculty, and staff. This appreciation program will provide an opportunity for any fully vaccinated Spider to be eligible for over 100 prizes.

Each week, starting June 30 and through the first week of classes, fully vaccinated Spiders that have reported their vaccine status will automatically be eligible for a prize drawing.

Winners will be selected through an automated and confidential process and will be contacted via email to notify them of their win.

Prizes include the following:

  • Richmond gear from the Spider Shop
  • Tickets to local events and attractions, including an RVA Food Tour, tickets to Busch Gardens, and tickets to Kings Dominion
  • Food and dining experiences, such as a Milk Bar Sampler
  • Various popular technology, including AirPod Pros, iPads and GoPro cameras
  • A reserved parking spot for fall
  • Extra vacation day for employees
  • Well-being related prizes, including massage therapy, personal training, and salt therapy room sessions

This appreciation program is a fun opportunity to reward our community for committing to our collective health. If you have not reported your vaccination status, it's not too late. Learn more about reporting your vaccine status here.

Prize Winners

Congratulations to all our vaccine appreciation program prize drawing winners, which include:

  • Pete Colombia, a student who received a reserved parking spot for fall
  • Daniel Lalonde, a law student who received an iPad
  • Jen Thomas, a staff member who received an extra vacation day
  • Benjamin Gille, a staff member who received an Apple watch
  • Charlie Bugg, a student who received an RVA Food Tour for four
  • Clare Pugsley, a staff member who received a set of AirPods Pro
  • Shannon Jones, a faculty member who received a GoPro camera
  • Elle Harper, a student who received a portable printer
  • Liam Simpson, a student who received a reserved salt therapy session for 8
  • George Chieffo, a staff member who received two fun passes to Busch Gardens
  • Emily Saunders, a staff member who received an iPad
  • Jerry Gilfoyle, a faculty member who received four tickets to Kings Dominion
  • Jonathan Walter, a staff member who received two tickets to any Modlin event
  • Crystal Lang, a staff member who received a Richmond Forum Online Subscription
  • Anna Frisbie, a student who received a wireless speaker with an alarm clock
  • Doug Bosse, a faculty member who received a personal training session
  • Carol Summers, a faculty member who received a reserved salt therapy session for 8
  • Sean Zimmermaker, a student who received an Apple watch
  • Caroline Weist, a staff member who received an edible arrangement
  • Jennifer Nesbitt, a staff member who received a large RVA gift box
  • Kylynn Diggs, a student who received a dorm room survival snack box
  • Chloe Anduiza, a student who received an Apple watch
  • Jordann Carter, a students who received an iPad
  • Justin Madron, a staff member who received an extra vacation day
  • Vessela Stefanova, a staff member who received an iPad
  • Emily Cherry, a staff member who received an extra vacation day
  • Connor Orr, a student who received four tickets to Kings Dominion
  • Jon Mykich, a staff member who received two fun passes to Busch Gardens
  • Kris Waikart, a staff member who received a set of Beats headphones
  • Mike LaRue, a staff member who received a Blanchard’s gift box and Yeti mug
  • Chnoic Adams Clarke, a staff member who received a VMFA family membership
  • Julia Berutti, a student who received UR wear from the Richmond Spider Shop
  • Roland DePratti, a faculty member who received an RVA picnic for two
  • Renee Walcott, a staff member who received a Milk Bar sampler
  • Lori Taylor, staff member who received a Reserved Salt Therapy Session for 8 in the Well-being Center
  • Emma Yeakley, a student who received a weighted blanket and calm subscription
  • Bryston Strachan, a student who received a private showing at Byrd Theater
  • Will O'Neal, a staff member who received an Apple watch
  • Anna Lacy, a staff member who received an extra vacation day
  • Maja White, a faculty member who received a massage therapy session
  • Shannon Millisor, a staff member who received an extra vacation day
  • Sarah Nichols, a student who received a Segway tour
  • Ray Barr, a student who received AirPod Pros
  • Matthew Huffman, a student who received a Crave box
  • Justin Howard, a faculty member who received an RVA gift box
  • Sam Romano, a student who received a Spider care package
  • Chris Miller, a faculty member who received a Blanchards Gift Box and Yeti Mug
  • Rich Thomas, a staff member who received a gift certificate to the Modlin Center
  • Khalah Sabbakhan, a staff member who received a massage therapy session
  • Ted Bunn, a faculty member who received an Edible Arrangement
  • Susannah Carter, a student who received a session with Emmett
  • Agnieszka Szymanska, a faculty member who received two tickets to a Modlin Center event
  • Katelyn Grimes, a staff member who received an Edible Arrangement
  • Caitie Hoeckele, a staff member who received a Milk Bar sampler