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February 2021 – Join Us Wherever You Are

Check out these upcoming virtual events offered by VCU Alumni and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates.

Noon-1 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 4

Lift Every Voice: Health Care, Science and Research

Hear alumni share their successes and lessons learned as they have navigated their careers in the health care, science and research industry and how their race and ethnicity has played a role in their professional journey. Panelists are AJ Jackson (B.S.’09/H&S; M.B.A.’12/B), director of clinical research for Dominion Medical Associates; Lester Brown III (B.S.’09/H&S), analytical scientist at Tredegar Corp.; Ciaran Phillip (M.S.’13/H&S), forensic scientist and founder of Sure Science Consulting; and Toni-Marie Chandler, M.D. (B.S.’14/H&S; M.D.’19/M), a second-year internal medicine resident at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, New Jersey.

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Noon-1 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 11

Lift Every Voice: Communications, Marketing and Media

Hear alumni share their successes and lessons learned as they have navigated their careers in the communications, marketing and media industry and how their race and ethnicity has played a role in their professional journey. Panelists are Melissa Stamp (B.S.’18/MC; Cert.’18/DVC), assistant account executive at Edelman; Marcus Momon (B.S.’17/B), diversity marketing coordinator with the Atlanta Braves; Bruce Fields (B.S.’10/B), a project lead at advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy working in their internal social agency, BODEGA; Melvin Roane (B.I.S.’11/H&S), managing partner of Roane Consulting Group; and Bria White (B.S.’14/MC), a journalist and multimedia brand and marketing strategist.

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11 a.m.-noon EST Thursday, Feb. 11

VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D., delivers his eighth State of the University Address. The address will be streamed on VCU’s homepage, www.vcu.edu, and VCU’s Facebook page, go.vcu.edu/vcufacebook.

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Noon-1 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 18

Lift Every Voice: Technology

Hear alumni share their successes and lessons learned as they have navigated their careers in the technology industry and how their race and ethnicity has played a role in their professional journey. Panelists are Glenn Davis (B.S.’86/B), president and CEO of BranCore Technologies LLC; Carita Marrow (B.F.A.’07/A), diversity and inclusion talent program manager at Adobe; and Destineé Moragne (B.S.’18/B), a federal senior program management consultant at IBM.

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2-2:30 p.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 20

Ram Rivalries: Basketball Pregame Party vs. GMU

Join this virtual pregame party to get pumped for your VCU Rams to take on the George Mason Patriots. The pregame party includes a fan spirit contest, Rams basketball trivia, pregame analysis of the Rams’ matchup and free giveaways for all who attend.

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Noon-1 p.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 23

Lift Every Voice: Politics and Public Service

Hear alumni share their successes and lessons learned as they have navigated their careers in the politics and public service industry and how their race and ethnicity has played a role in their professional journey. Panelists are Chandelis Duster (B.S.’10/MC), a politics reporter at CNN covering breaking news in Washington, D.C.; Lawrence Anderson (M.P.A.’05/GPA), chief of staff for Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby; Leah Dozier Walker (M.P.A.’01/GPA), director for equity and community engagement at the Virginia Department of Education; and Brittney Geathers (B.S.’16/B), the African American outreach director for the Florida Democratic Party.

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