Students from the Red Cross Institute - part of the Richmond School of Social Work and Public Health -- and Dr. Henry H. Hibbs, Jr. in front of one of the side entrances to the Virginia State Capitol building, May 1918.
Come join the 100th anniversary celebration of what became Richmond Professional Institute (RPI) with the unveiling of a historic marker in front of VCU's Founder's Hall at 11 a.m. at 827 W. Franklin St. on Wed., Oct. 4th, 2017. Festivities began at 11:15. More info. HERE.
One century ago on Oct. 4, 1917 the first class was held of what was then called the Richmond School of Social Economy. The school soon became the Richmond School of Social Work and Public Health. By 1925 the school moved to Founder's Hall and began an affiliation with the College of William & Mary. In 1939 it was renamed the Richmond Professional Institute - the Richmond Division of the College of William & Mary. In 1962 RPI became an independent institution. It merged with the Medical College of Virginia in 1968 to become Virginia Commonwealth University.
Learn more about RPI HERE.