Five Chesterfield alumni honored at annual BRAVO! Awards

What do the state superintendent of public education, a poet and author, a national television news correspondent, a naval oceanographer and a multimedia producer and editor all have in common? All are former Chesterfield County students making a mark in their profession, leading them to be chosen as recipients of the 2017 BRAVO! Awards.

The Chesterfield Education Foundation’s Bravo! Awards is an annual celebration recognizing the outstanding achievements of Chesterfield County Public Schools alumni. Held each November, the awards dinner has come to be known as an inspiring evening, offering an opportunity to hear the honorees share their personal story of how their Chesterfield County education contributed to launching them on their path to success.

The following 2017 BRAVO! Award winners were recognized last night during an awards gala at the DoubleTree by Hilton:

  • Commander Heather Quilemderino
    Naval oceanographer
    Clover Hill High Class of 1998
  • Allison Titus
    Poet and author
    Monacan High Class of 1994
  • Sunlen Serfaty
    National TV news correspondent
    Clover Hill High Class of 1999
  • Steven Staples
    State superintendent of public instruction
    Matoaca High Class of 1972
  • Jermaine Fletcher
    Multimedia producer and director
    Bird High Class of 2004

Proceeds from the dinner allow the Chesterfield Education Foundation to continue to provide enhanced educational experiences and support for teachers and students.

ABOUT THE CHESTERFIELD EDUCATION FOUNDATION
The Chesterfield Education Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing quality pre-K-12 public education in Chesterfield, supports Chesterfield County Public Schools by awarding MCD grants to teachers and schools throughout the county. The foundation is represented by business, civic and community leaders from throughout Chesterfield County.