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Sophomore Chloe Goode

A Force for Good

October 4, 2023

Chloe Goode, ’26, named inaugural recipient of the Tina Cade Scholarship Fund

In 2022, more than 230 Richmond alumni, staff, and friends contributed $75,000 to create the Tinina Q. Cade Scholarship. The endowed scholarship honors Dr. Tina Cade, who retired from UR in February last year after 35 years of service as a mentor, adviser, counselor, and leader for all students, especially ones from underrepresented backgrounds. The scholarship will be awarded annually, in perpetuity, to a deserving student with financial need who demonstrates a commitment to equity and inclusivity.
Richmond native Chloe Goode, ’26, was selected as the 2023-24 inaugural scholarship recipient. A sociology and American Studies double major with an Africana Studies minor, Goode is also the first UR student to be accepted to study at Queen’s University Belfast through a prestigious Fulbright Summer Institute in the United Kingdom. Learn more about Goode:
What has been your favorite UR class and/or professor so far?
“Introduction to Africana Studies” with Dr. Manuella Meyer. This was my first college class, so it’ll always have a special place in my heart. Our first discussions also serve as important moments in my life because they were among the first times I’ve truly felt academically challenged and stimulated. The course invited me to think in a different way and made me understand what it means to develop critical thinking skills. Further, the course content was revolutionary in comparison to other academic experiences I’ve had because this was the first time I was able to focus my study on Africa and the African diaspora for more than a lesson or two in a high school history course.
What extracurricular or co-curricular activity has been most meaningful to you?
Traveling to Cambodia as a part of the EnCompass study abroad program. It was my first time traveling internationally and it was extremely enriching. I was able to learn a lot about the scope of the non-profit sector in Cambodia as well as the rich cultural history of the country. As someone who wants to work in the non-profit sector in the future, it was encouraging to see the impact of these organizations, but also eye-opening to see their limitations as well.
What are your future aspirations?
During my time at UR, I want to complete meaningful work in the DEI sector on campus and be active in the greater Richmond region. I don’t aspire to have a famous name, but I would like my work to deeply impact those it does reach. I currently work in UR’s Student Center for Equity and Inclusion as well as the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement. I hope to leverage the balance of autonomy and staff support I have in those two centers to continue developing programming that will help not only UR students, but the greater community.
What does receiving this scholarship mean to you personally?
I am extremely grateful. This honor further drives home the reason I chose UR: the amount of support that is offered to advance personal, professional, and academic enrichment. This scholarship will help bridge the financial gap so I can take advantage of those development opportunities. I am proud to go to a school where there is such intentional and direct support from faculty, staff, and peers to support most any endeavor. For me, that has been support in applying for nationally competitive programs, aid in jumpstarting a mentoring initiative for high school students, and the general spirit of warmth and respect I’ve received here.
While I haven’t yet met Dr. Cade, as an Oliver Hill Scholar, I have heard stories of her and been directly impacted by her legacy. I understand the weight of her name on UR’s campus and the impact that she had on marginalized student populations. Receiving a scholarship in her honor makes me feel very proud to be chosen for this award and empowered to continue my efforts to make this campus a welcoming and encouraging place for all Spiders.