Student-centered initiative seeks to measure and improve invaluable hands-on learning By Sarah Lockwood When Nana Afia Twumasi-Ankrah took a Phage Discovery lab course in the spring of 2018, she knew what she wanted to major in at Virginia Commonwealth University: bioinformatics. But it wasn’t until her first internship that summer, using skills she had learned […]
Seven family members find acceptance in diverse campus By Sarah Lockwood When business senior Elyzha Casaje’s younger cousin, Lannie Dasal, enrolled at VCU in 2018, Casaje started to take stock of just how many family members were fellow Rams. She called her mom, and they began to count together — there was this uncle, that […]
Maeya Bland (left), Cristelle Brown, Jenaé Harrington, Alex Boothe and Anita Nadal The VCU Office of Multicultural Student Affairs sponsored a series of identity-based virtual discussion groups this summer, offering students a safe space to discuss issues related to the social, cultural and political aspects of their identities with supportive peers. A number of alumni […]
New presidents took office this month for both VCU Alumni and the MCV Alumni Association of VCU. Michael D. Whitlow (B.S.’74/MC) leads VCU Alumni’s board of governors, and Bronwyn Burnham (B.S.’89/P), sits at the helm of MCVAA’s board of trustees. Both bring deep connections to VCU and a strong passion to serve their alma mater […]
Susan Ross (M.Ed.’74/E) takes the lead as president of the VCU Alumni Riding Rams Although Susan Ross (M.Ed.’74/E) has lived many places in the U.S. and overseas, the Richmond, Virgina, native moved back home six years ago and says this time, it’s for good. She grew up with wheels beneath her feet so it’s no […]
COVID-19 has changed the landscape of alumni events, and we are adapting daily. We originally planned to hold in-person events in eight cities but now will hold two virtual Social in the City events Oct. 14 and Oct. 15. Even online, Social in the City is a great opportunity to connect with alumni and the […]
Remember how excited you were to become a Ram? This year’s incoming students face extraordinary circumstances. Join the VCU Office of Alumni Relations and VCU New Student and Family Programs to give incoming students a warm welcome at our virtual student send-offs. The summer send-offs are a great opportunity for incoming students to learn from […]
Stephen Andrews, Ph.D. (Ph.D.’87/H&S) (left), started volunteering with the VCU Office of Alumni Relations, greeting alumni at events. His commitment continued to build as he next volunteered to serve on the alumni board. Then he began mentoring students, first virtually, through VCU Link, then in person at the da Vinci Center for Innovation. What he considers a “small investment of time” pays off big for the students he helps.
When Honors College student Dylan Halpern (B.F.A.’15/A) asked his Art Foundation adviser, Brad Birchett, about minoring in computer science, Birchett suggested considering something more complementary to pair with his major in graphic design.