HR83: Commending Tracey Krupski, M.D.

Commending Tracey Krupski, M.D.


Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 23, 2018


WHEREAS, Tracey Krupski, M.D., an outstanding medical professional who ably upholds the Hippocratic Oath, has touched many lives through her work in the Urology Department of the University of Virginia Medical Center; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Krupski holds a degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and completed her residency at the University of Virginia, as well as a three-year fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she obtained a Master of Public Health with a focus on health services research; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Krupski is trained in the oncologic principles surrounding radical cystectomy and performs the procedure using a robotic-assisted technique; her clinical practice extends to the treatment of bladder cancer, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and many other conditions; and

WHEREAS, in 2005, Dr. Krupski became an American Foundation for Urologic Disease Health Policy Scholar, adding to her expertise in health-related quality of life research; and

WHEREAS, in 2017, Dr. Krupski’s quick and decisive actions played an integral role in saving the life of the Honorable Terry L. Austin by eliminating his bladder cancer; her selfless and attentive service went above and beyond the normal requirements of surgical procedures; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That Tracey Krupski, M.D., hereby be commended for her exceptional work at the University of Virginia Medical Center; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Tracey Krupski, M.D., as an expression of the House of Delegates’ gratitude and admiration for her commitment to and care for her patients.


Offered February 19, 2018
Celebrating the life of Sol Waite Rawls, Jr.
Patron-- Brewer

WHEREAS, Sol Waite Rawls, Jr., a beloved father and a respected business leader who gave generously of his time and talents in service to the City of Franklin and the Commonwealth, died on January 28, 2018; and

WHEREAS, born in 1919 in Franklin, Sol Rawls earned a chemistry degree from Virginia Military Institute in 1940 and then served in the United States Army during World War II, rising to the rank of major and winning the Army Commendation Medal; and

WHEREAS, following his military service, Sol Rawls forged a successful career at his father’s business, S.W. Rawls, Inc., an oil distributor that included service stations as well as Franklin’s first automobile dealership; he became the company’s president in 1964 and held that position until 1994; and

WHEREAS, a lifelong supporter of the Franklin community, Sol Rawls worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life and economic development in the city, including serving as founder and president of the Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce and Southampton Memorial Hospital; and

WHEREAS, Sol Rawls also held leadership or board positions with the Camp Foundation, Raiford Memorial Hospital, the Franklin-Southampton Alliance, the Old Dominion Area Boy Scouts of America, Franklin Southampton Charities, the Southeast Virginia 4-H Educational Center, and the Virginia Horse Center Foundation; and

WHEREAS, after Hurricane Floyd brought devastating flooding to Franklin in 1999, Sol Rawls played a leading role in establishing the Franklin Flood Fund, which raised over $4 million in aid for local businesses and residents; and

WHEREAS, a proud Virginia Military Institute graduate, Sol Rawls served as president of the Institute’s alumni foundation and as a longtime member and president of its Board of Visitors; and

WHEREAS, Sol Rawls also served as chairman of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia from 1964 to 1966 and as vice president of the Eastern Virginia Medical School Foundation from 1970 to 1980; and

WHEREAS, Sol Rawls received numerous honors and recognitions for his dedication to his hometown, including the 1966 First Citizen of Franklin award and the 1998 Business Person of the Year award from the Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce; and

WHEREAS, in 2000, Sol Rawls was presented with Virginia Military Institute’s New Market Medal, the Institute’s highest honor; he was also the recipient of its 1990 Distinguished Service Award; and

WHEREAS, Sol Rawls will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by his children, Ann, Betsy, Patricia, and Sol III, and their families, as well as numerous other family members, friends, and Franklin residents; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of Sol Waite Rawls, Jr., a dedicated citizen who provided outstanding service to the Franklin community and the Commonwealth; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Sol Waite Rawls, Jr., as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for his memory.