WTS Central VA Spring Newsletter 2024

Winter Program Recap

Transportation Trivia

On February 20th, WTSCVA hosted a transportation-themed trivia event at Buskey Cider! Proceeds from the event benefit the WTS Foundation Fund, which provides scholarships to students pursuing transportation as a career and helps introduce middle- and high-school students to the transportation industry. 

Thank you to all who attended! Congratulations to the winning team: Michael Baker International’s The Baker Bus! Hosted by WTSCVA Scholarship Chair Anna Settlemyer, the trivia covered topics such famous women in transportation, recognizable bridges across the US, and cars in fiction. Stay tuned for next year’s Transportation Trivia event, as well as other ways to support WTS Foundation and our local Central Virginia community!

Central VA Trivia Winners

Transporting Change: Lessons from the Women of RMTA

On March 26th, WTSCVA hosted Joi Taylor Dean, CEO for the Richmond Metropolitan Transportation Authority (RMTA), and RMTA Board of Directors members Unwanna Dabney, Marilyn West, Jane DuFrane, and Dironna Clarke, in a discussion on RMTA’s initiatives and projects, along with a glimpse into their lives and their journeys to become transportation leaders. The panel was hosted virtually over Zoom. Thank you to all who attended!


Scholarship Winners!

The Central Virginia Chapter awarded four scholarships this year. Lear more about each recipient listed below by clicking here.

  • Jacqueline Chavez, Virginia Tech: Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship
  • Careen de Cardenas, University of Virginia: Jannet Walker-Ford Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates
  • Nicole Quiram, Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates
  • Caroline Craig, Virginia Tech: Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

Congrats, everyone! 

Upcoming Events

Keep an eye on your inbox or check out our Events page for details on the following upcoming events:

  • State of Transporation Annual Event, May 29, 2024, at Brambly Park from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Featured speakers include: Jennifer DeBruhl (DRPT), Stephen Brich (VDOT), and DJ Stadtler (VPRA).

Thank you to our Sponsors

Each year, our Platinum and Benefactor sponsors go above and beyond to support not only our chapter, but also our local community and women across the transportation industry. We invite to use the links below to learn more about our sponsors by clicking here.

Central VA 24 Sponsors


Looking to Get more Involved?

Join a Committee

Make the most of your membership by joining one of our committees. Committees include communications, sponsorship, membership, programs, scholarship, and Transportation YOU. If you're interested in taking a more active role within the chapter, please contact our Chapter President, Stephanie VanDyke, at s[email protected].

Board Meetings

The WTS Central Virginia Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at noon via Zoom! To learn more about chapter business, upcoming events, and committee options, we invite you to check out a board meeting. Dial-in information is below:

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