Alumni

Lee Monument in Richmond with the letters "B" "L" and "M" projected onto it. [View Image]

Alum’s art projections transform the Lee monument — and land the cover of National Geographic

In an interview with VCU News, history graduate Alex Criqui discusses the work he and artist Dustin Klein have put into Reclaiming the Monument — a project they hope brings people together.

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Job hunting during a pandemic? It’s not easy, but these recent and soon-to-be grads found success.

Though COVID-19 has upended job hunting, some tried-and-true methods (networking, being flexible and being persistent) still work.

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Mirinda Gormley leaning out of a window with Broad Street below. [View Image]

'A drive to be out in the field': How Mirinda Gormley connects research with emergency medicine

The VCU epidemiology graduate and emergency medical services provider conducts research on addiction and substance abuse.

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Tamesha Morris. [View Image]

Dental school grad encourages students to succeed: ‘It’s our obligation to help the next person’

Recognizing the importance of having people believe in you and invest in your future success, Tamesha Morris set up a scholarship to aid students following in her footsteps.

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VCU grad and former university employee helps start Black business hub

“The Jackson Ward Collective is about creating generational wealth,” said Kelli Lemon. “It’s about being able to pass on legacies to our children.”

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Alumni headlines

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The stories of the year

The pandemic. The protests. Stories of heartbreak, resilience, creativity and joy. Here are the VCU News stories of 2020.

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VCU alumni organizations approve new model

VCU Alumni and the MCV Alumni Association of VCU will align with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, creating a new structure to meet the expanding needs of its 208,000 alumni.

VCU alumna and VCU dance instructor Faye Walker (right). [View Image]

In memoriam: Richmond stalwart and VCU alumna Faye Walker

The longtime educator and African dance enthusiast “was the glue that kept the whole African American community together.”

Lee Monument in Richmond with the letters "B" "L" and "M" projected onto it. [View Image]

Alum’s art projections transform the Lee monument — and land the cover of National Geographic

In an interview with VCU News, history graduate Alex Criqui discusses the work he and artist Dustin Klein have put into Reclaiming the Monument — a project they hope brings people together.

young V C U student standing in cap and gown outside the university library [View Image]

VCU honors newest graduates at virtual commencement ceremony

University President Michael Rao, Ph.D., praises graduating students for their resilience amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "I am so proud of your hard work."

A car with a V C U Rams sticker on the bumper and cans tied behind the car. [View Image]

Job hunting during a pandemic? It’s not easy, but recent and soon-to-be grads share how they found success.

Though COVID-19 has upended job hunting, some tried-and-true methods (networking, being flexible and being persistent) still work.

Caitlin Cain in a laboratory. [View Image]

Promoting diversity in the field of chemistry

In 2019, 67 women graduated from VCU with bachelor’s degrees in chemistry, fifth-most in the nation.

Randy Vince Jr., at an event last October at the University of Michigan, where he currently is a urologic oncology fellow. (Courtesy of University of Michigan) [View Image]

How personal tragedy set this former VCU trainee on the path to become a urologic oncologist

After his grandmother died of cancer, Randy Vince Jr. decided to pursue medicine to address the health care inequalities that exist for African Americans.

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