Alumni

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Alumnus’ VCU journey leads to new corporation — and a chance to fix America’s drug shortage problem

For entrepreneur Eric Edwards, the strong connections he built at VCU have led to ongoing partnerships, including a new one between his company, Phlow Corp., and the Medicines for All Institute.

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Mallory Perryman, top left, and Aaron Gilchrist during a virtual forum Sept. 17 hosted by VCU's Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture. [View Image]

Amid the pandemic, journalism grad Aaron Gilchrist continues to deliver the news

At a virtual forum, the VCU alumnus shares his thoughts on adapting during COVID-19, the summer protests, and his personal journey in journalism.

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Inspired by his grandfather, a VCU grad’s design nearly becomes the new Mississippi state flag

Ryan Green’s design, one of four runners-up out of 3,000 submissions, focused on three themes: “resiliency, hospitality and unity — all three of which, I think, Mississippi really embodies.”

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Alumnus’ book tells the forgotten stories of the first people sent to the electric chair in Virginia

In “Railroaded,” author Dale Brumfield describes the sham trials, corruption and biased news coverage that marked Virginia’s electric chair executions from 1908-1920.

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A VCU researcher’s work is shedding light on a deadly disease

Scrub typhus can have a fatality rate as high as 70%. But thanks to Jason Carlyon, more is known about the cause of the disease than ever before.

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Alumni headlines

Eric Edwards seated at a table. [View Image]

Alumnus’ VCU journey leads to new corporation — and a chance to fix America’s drug shortage problem

For entrepreneur Eric Edwards, the strong connections he built at VCU have led to ongoing partnerships, including a new one between his company, Phlow Corp., and the Medicines for All Institute.

Mallory Perryman, top left, and Aaron Gilchrist during a virtual forum Sept. 17 hosted by VCU's Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture. [View Image]

Amid the pandemic, journalism grad Aaron Gilchrist continues to deliver the news

At a virtual forum, the VCU alumnus shares his thoughts on adapting during COVID-19, the summer protests, and his personal journey in journalism.

A flag with a ring of 21 stars and the words “In God we trust.” To the left is the line of the Mississippi River’s western border. In the center is a magnolia blossom. [View Image]

Inspired by his grandfather, a VCU grad’s design nearly becomes the new Mississippi state flag

Ryan Green’s design, one of four runners-up out of 3,000 submissions, focused on three themes: “resiliency, hospitality and unity — all three of which, I think, Mississippi really embodies.”

photo of Dale Brumfield and a photo of the cover of his new book called Railroaded. [View Image]

‘Legal lynching’: A VCU alumnus’ book tells the forgotten stories of the first 100 people sent to the electric chair in Virginia

In “Railroaded,” author Dale Brumfield describes the sham trials, corruption and biased news coverage that marked Virginia’s electric chair executions from 1908-1920.

Jason Carlyon pictured inside of a laboratory. [View Image]

A VCU researcher’s work is shedding light on a deadly disease

Scrub typhus can have a fatality rate as high as 70%. But thanks to Jason Carlyon, more is known about the cause of the disease than ever before.

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‘Career-defining’: How Saffeya Ahmed’s experience at VCU led to national journalism honors

Ahmed, a CNN researcher and a former Capital News Service and Commonwealth Times reporter, is a finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists’ top student journalism award.

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New murals, including this one co-created by a VCU alum, inspire conversation about Black Lives Matter

Richmond muralist Hamilton Glass’ Mending Walls project is pairing artists from different cultures and backgrounds to create murals that inspire tough conversations, empathy and connection.

"Prismatics: Larry Levis & Contemporary American Poetry" compiles extended interviews with 14 prominent contemporary poets. [View Image]

Prominent poets examine state of American poetry, Larry Levis’ legacy in new book

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