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Brewing up a partnership: VCU Alumni and Garden Grove Brewing and Urban Winery celebrate National Beer Day with the “Don’t Start No Stuff” Hazy IPA

The craft beer industry has cultivated creative ways to give back to the community. For Ryan Mitchell (B.S.’12/H&S), supporting his hometown of Richmond, Virginia, began when he opened Garden Grove Brewing and Urban Winery in Carytown in 2015.  “I really enjoy community outreach, and one thing that I’ve always said is that owning a business […]

Your @alumni.vcu.edu questions answered

This information applies only to alumni who graduated from VCU since 2009 with a Google @mymail.vcu.edu account. If you are impacted, you would have received an email from Doctor Gee. Will messages sent to my @vcu.edu and @mymail.vcu.edu email arrive in my @alumni.vcu.edu account? Yes, your current VCU email will be forwarded to your @alumni.vcu.edu […]

Alumna’s book helps preschoolers navigate the COVID-19 crisis

Sherri Rose (B.S.’75/N) spent a successful career as a family and pediatric nurse practitioner and hospice and palliative care nurse. Since retiring, she has become a writer and recently published the children’s book “The Teensy Weensy Virus.” She discusses what led her to write a book and how her nursing background has influenced her writing. Can […]

Adulting 101 Series

Whether you are gearing up to just begin your post-college journey or you are just in need of a few life skills refresher, this free webinar series, in partnership with the VACU Financial Success Center at VCU, gives you the life hacks you need in order to ADULT. Register for the final session of the spring series. […]

Paying it forward: Former mentee in the AAAC Mentoring Circle returns the rewards as a mentor

As a sophomore at Virginia Commonwealth University, Marcus Momon (B.S.’17/B) knew where he wanted to land in his career but wasn’t sure how his academic journey would get him there. The Leesburg, Virginia, native was studying business administration management in the School of Business but also had an interest in the business of sport leadership.  […]

Solving problems by creating balance

Alumna’s second career positions her for success Robyn Bentley (B.S.’85/MC) found her first career as a radio broadcaster at an early age. Her father owned a radio station where she worked as one of the first females on the radio in Virginia (and then followed in his path). While earning a mass communications degree from […]

Pitching for a new future: Entrepreneurial alumnus’s climate-friendly business wins VCU Alumni Pitch Competition

By Brelyn Powell Within a year of graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University, Elliot Roth (B.S.’15/En; Cert.’15/DVC) founded Spira Inc., a food technology company that creates replacements for artificial colorants and animal proteins in food, cosmetic and textile products using spirulina algae.  The Los Angeles-based company that Roth started in a garage in Richmond, Virginia, produces […]

Passion for parties

Janice Choudhury (B.S.’12/H&S) finds joy in hosting dinner parties and themed get-togethers at her house for friends, and she’s never short on decor. One day, she realized she had accumulated an overabundance of decorations and put two and two together. Why not take her passion for parties and penchant for crafting and start a business?   […]

Alumna carries on family traditions at 94-year-old bakery

Tracy Stevens (B.S.’00/H&S; M.T.’00/E) remembers her grandma and her mom taking her to The Mixing Bowl Bakery in Richmond, Virginia, to pick out her birthday cake. Opened in 1926, the bakery has a longstanding tradition in many local families, and Stevens is sustaining those food memories as its owner since 2009. “The orders come in […]

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 […]

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