Chloe Goode

Scholarship continues a Spider’s legacy of good works

October 30, 2023


Alumni still tell heartwarming stories about Tina Cade, the retired associate vice president for student development, director of the Student Center for Equity and Inclusion, and a champion of all students, especially ones from underrepresented backgrounds. Last year, more than 230 alumni, staff, and friends came together to create the Dr. Tinina Q. Cade Scholarship in her honor. Sophomore Chloe Goode is the first recipient.

The annual scholarship goes to a deserving student with financial need and a commitment to equity and inclusivity.

Goode, a sophomore from Henrico, is a Presidential Scholar as well as an Oliver Hill Scholar, a program that Cade helped establish. Goode works in the Student Center for Equity and Inclusion and the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement. She is the leader of the peer mentoring program R.E.A.C.H., which connects UR students with those from Armstrong High School. Working alongside the Central Virginia chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness, she makes presentations to reduce the stigma of mental illness at area high schools and the Henrico Juvenile Detention Center.

“I am extremely grateful to be a recipient of this scholarship,” Goode said. “This honor only further drives home the reason I chose this school, the amount of support that is offered to advance personal, professional, and academic enrichment. This scholarship will help bridge the financial gap between me being able to take advantage of those opportunities for development.”

She is a sociology and American studies double major with an Africana studies minor. Her favorite class to date has been Introduction to Africana Studies with history professor Manuella Meyer, her first class freshman year.

“Our discussions in that class were among the first times I’ve truly felt academically challenged and stimulated. Not to say that my high school courses were easy or unengaging, but this course invited me to truly think in a different way and made me finally understand what was meant by the development of `critical thinking’ skills,” Goode said. “The course content was revolutionary in that 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 history course.”

She further expanded her horizons on a spring break trip to Cambodia as part of the EnCompass program, which provides faculty-led trips for those students least likely to study abroad. Goode, the first in her family to travel internationally, enjoyed learning about the history of Cambodia. She especially enjoyed seeing the work of local nonprofits, as she hopes to work in that realm one day. 

Last summer, she was the first Richmond student selected for a prestigious summer Fulbright scholarship to Northern Ireland.

And now, she is the first recipient of another scholarship.

“While I haven’t yet met Dr. Cade, as an Oliver Hill Scholar I have both heard stories of and been directly impacted by her legacy. In the best ways that I can, I understand the weight of her name on UR’s campus and the impact that she had on marginalized student populations,” Goode said. “Knowing these things and 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.”