Alumni

Adele McClure. [View Image]

As a child, Adele McClure experienced homelessness. Now she’s working to end it.

The VCU grad and director of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus is raising awareness of housing issues, including evictions, as she works to improve the lives of those most vulnerable.

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‘I’m on TikTok guys, so follow me!’: VCU alumni offer a peek into life as an influencer

Joey Zauzig, Kait Curnow and Nickelus F are part of an industry diverting millions of dollars from traditional advertising. In the worlds of fashion, beauty and hip-hop, they wield massive influence.

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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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Alumni headlines

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VCU announces operational changes as COVID-19 pandemic continues

The university will extend online-only classes through the end of the spring semester and has canceled May 2020 commencement.

Adele McClure. [View Image]

As a child, Adele McClure experienced homelessness. Now she’s working to end it.

The VCU grad and director of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus is raising awareness of housing issues, including evictions, as she works to improve the lives of those most vulnerable.

Three people participating in a panel discussion. [View Image]

‘I’m on TikTok guys, so follow me!’: VCU alumni offer a peek into life as an influencer

Joey Zauzig, Kait Curnow and Nickelus F are part of an industry diverting millions of dollars from traditional advertising. In the worlds of fashion, beauty and hip-hop, they wield massive influence.

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.

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