What we’ve heard – March 8, 2021

STREAM students at Saint Gregory the Great Catholic School, Virginia Beach, were named the winners of a contest sponsored by VDOT on Wednesday, Feb. 24. (Photo/HRBT Expansion Project)

Now serving: Cesar Vargas is the new administrator of Saint Francis Home — a mission of the Diocese of Richmond that provides care for older adults with limited means. He previously served as assistant administrator of Our Lady of Hope Health Center, Richmond, and for the VCU Police Department. An alumnus of Benedictine College Preparatory and VCU, Vargas, his wife and family are members of St. Joseph Parish, Bon Air.

Also joining the staff at Saint Francis Home as director of facilities is CJ Meade. He has 34 years of experience working in health facilities, include the last 23 as facilities director at Little Sisters of the Poor Saint Joseph’s Home.


Naming rights: The name for the tunnel boring machine (TBM) that will be used to dig tunnels for the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion project is the one submitted to a VDOT contest by the STREAM (science, technology, religion, engineering, art and mathematics) class at St. Gregory the Great Catholic School, Virginia Beach. The TMB will be named Mary. The Sancti Potentes (“Powerful Saints”) team proposed Mary in honor of Mary Winston Jackson, a Hampton native and NASA scientist depicted in the 2016 fi lm “Hidden Figures.”

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