Reunion or not, classes stay current

COVID-19 might be responsible for the cancellation of Reunion Weekend 2020, but it won’t cut the ties that have bound the thousands of friends and classmates whose paths first crossed on the MCV Campus.

Spread holiday cheer by supporting alumni-owned businesses

The VCU Office of Alumni Relations is proud to support small businesses near and far this weekend for Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. The alumni-owned business directory lists more than 250 businesses from around the country. Use the directory to find the perfect gifts for your family and friends this year.  Spotlights Read about […]

Giving back to those who have given so much

VCU Military Student Services fund helps student veterans thrive on campus By Brelyn Powell After he earned his master’s degree in the VCU School of Business, Thomas Burton (M.B.A.’82/B) worked in finance for more than 25 years. Then, in 2010, he returned to campus to share his experiences in the field with undergraduate and graduate […]

Election 2020: What’s happening and what’s next?

This year’s election is like no other in modern history. Join alumni online Nov. 3 to watch the results roll in and then Nov. 5 for a discussion with experts to learn how this year’s events played a role in the outcome. What’s Happening? Election Night Watch Party Join VCU alumni and faculty for this virtual election event with real-time analysis […]

The makeup artist: Turning passion into profession

Christal Davis (B.S.’14/E) started experimenting with makeup as a drama kid in high school. When she came to Virginia Commonwealth University to study health, PE and exercise science in the School of Education, she took a part-time job scooping ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery to help pay for books and other expenses but, she […]

Social Justice-Injustice webinar series

The VCU Alumni Richmond Chapter and the VCU Alumni African American Alumni Council present a series of social justice panel discussions focused on spreading awareness and spawning conversations around topics of social justice and disparities concerning Black people and people of color. Follow the VCU Alumni Richmond Chapter Facebook page for updates. Legislative Action6 p.m. […]

From historian to horticulturist

When John “Ike” Carter Jr. (B.S.’82/H&S) graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University, he faced a job market with few opportunities for newly minted history majors. So he got innovative and turned to his past experience working for nurseries and maintaining landscapes at Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown to cultivate a new career path.  When did you start […]

VCU Alumni Richmond Chapter offers virtual fall events

The VCU Alumni Richmond Chapter offers a series of virtual panels to discuss topics ranging from social justice to financial wellness to women empowerment. Learn more and register below. Financial wellness webinars Charitable PlanningNoon- 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 For individuals who are charitably inclined, there are several strategies that will also help reduce their […]

Alumni authors read their children’s books in storytime series recognizing National Read a Book Day

Alumni, families and friends are invited to join alumni authors on VCU Alumni’s Facebook page Sept. 1-6 as they read their children’s books to promote National Read a Book Day on Sept. 6.  Sept. 2Shweta Ujaoney, D.D.S. (D.D.S.’16/D)“A Caterpillar at the Dentist” Ira is nervous about her dentist visit. She has never had a filling […]

Ride-booking platform transports patients to doctors

Ankit Mathur (B.S.’03/B; M.B.A.’12/B; M.S.’13/B) wants to get you to the doctor. In particular, he wants everyone to have transportation to the doctor. A three-time Virginia Commonwealth University alumnus who’s devoted his career to building software systems and improving inefficiencies, Mathur is co-founder and chief technology officer of RoundTrip, a startup that connects people to reliable medical […]

Stay financially well during COVID-19

With the pandemic and subsequent economic crisis, basic financial advice is more important than ever, and the VCU Office of Alumni Relations is here to help. In partnership with the VACU Financial Success Center at VCU, we’re pleased to present the alumni finance webinar series. These free webinars, led by VCU alumni and community members, cover a variety of financial education topics. All webinars are held at noon EDT. Learn […]

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