Alumni

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Activism, equity, basketball: Charles McLeod and the start of VCU’s first black student organization

50 years after he and classmates formed Students for Afro-American Philosophy, McLeod — VCU’s first black basketball player — reflects on why he fought for change.

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Bringing in the celebrity big guns for Super Bowl LIV ads

A record 26 VCU Brandcenter alumni worked on ads — featuring the likes of Rick and Morty, Sam Elliott and Lil Nas X — that aired during this year’s game.

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Tim Bajkiewicz, Ph.D., Chandelis Duster seated on a stage. Logos for NBC News and MSNBC are displayed on the screen behind. [View Image]

How alumna Chandelis Duster went from VCU to covering breaking politics news for CNN

She told the crowd of students to learn everything possible and to be open to a variety of journalism career opportunities.

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Carrie Dolan. [View Image]

School of Medicine alumna makes foreign aid dollars go further

Carrie Dolan, Ph.D., part of VCU’s first class of health care policy and research graduates, advocates for countries with health care challenges, limited resources.

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Medical school alumna has brought ‘humane understanding’ to addiction research for three decades

Kathleen Brady is among the first to bridge psychiatric and addiction fields, and now leads research at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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Alumni headlines

Charles McLeod [View Image]

Activism, equity, basketball: Charles McLeod and the start of VCU’s first black student organization

50 years after he and classmates formed Students for Afro-American Philosophy, McLeod — VCU’s first black basketball player — reflects on why he fought for change.

A still from a Pringles ad featuring Rick and Morty. [View Image]

Bringing in the celebrity big guns for Super Bowl LIV ads

A record 26 VCU Brandcenter alumni worked on ads — featuring the likes of Rick and Morty, Sam Elliott and Lil Nas X — that aired during this year’s game. Here, a few discuss how the graduate program prepared them for the big leagues.

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The power players

Inspiring alumni prove that a VCU education can take you anywhere.

VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D. [View Image]

VCU President Michael Rao will deliver his State of the University Address on Thursday

Virginia Commonwealth University President Michael Rao, Ph.D., will discuss VCU’s national prominence during his seventh State of the University Address this week.

Tim Bajkiewicz, Ph.D., Chandelis Duster seated on a stage. Logos for NBC News and MSNBC are displayed on the screen behind. [View Image]

How alumna Chandelis Duster went from VCU to covering breaking politics news for CNN

She told the crowd of students to learn everything possible and to be open to a variety of journalism career opportunities.

Carrie Dolan. [View Image]

School of Medicine alumna makes foreign aid dollars go further

Carrie Dolan, Ph.D., part of VCU’s first class of health care policy and research graduates, advocates for countries with health care challenges, limited resources.

Woman smiling on sidewalk. [View Image]

Thriving by design

With a knack for visual aesthetics, 22-year-old Crystal Douglas turns heads, whether she’s creating designs on a computer screen or modeling them on the runway. She refined her talents for both during her time on campus at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Kathleen Brady, M.D. [View Image]

Medical school alumna has brought ‘humane understanding’ to addiction research for three decades

Kathleen Brady is among the first to bridge psychiatric and addiction fields, and now leads research at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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