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Sonya Lamb Barnes at the Suit Yourself closet on the MCV Campus. [View Image]

A new ‘Suit Yourself’ closet on the MCV Campus helps job seekers find the right look

The closet, run by the VCU Career Services office, is the second at the university and is stocked with business clothes for students to use as they apply for jobs, internships and fellowships.

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Meet VCU's spring 2021 graduates [View Image]

Meet VCU's spring 2021 graduates

Another pandemic semester is ending, and with it comes hope that better days are ahead. We interviewed 20 students this spring on the eve of their graduation. These are their stories.

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Jordan Howard Thomas, left, with his grandfather, Howard Belton. [View Image]

Class of 2021: Jordan Howard Thomas’ degree is a tribute to his grandfather 27 years in the making

Thomas, a mechanical engineering student, grew up adoring Howard Belton, a retired engineer, and reflected on their bond often as he pursued his degree from VCU.

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Left, Savannah-Zhané Jolley. Top right: Jolley and her mother, Louise. Bottom right: Jolley's celebrates getting an "A" on a research paper. [View Image]

Class of 2021: A mysterious illness couldn’t derail Savannah-Zhané Jolley’s journey to a VCU degree

Headaches and memory loss nearly derailed her final years of school. But thanks to her mother, the Department of Political Science and her own perseverance, Jolley will graduate this month.

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Portraits of some of VCU's 2021 Brandcenter graduates. [View Image]

Check out some of VCU’s graduating Brandcenter students — and their stellar work

A new website, brandcentergrads.com, is a showcase of student work and a way for new graduates to establish connections with potential employers.

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Student headlines

Sonya Lamb Barnes at the Suit Yourself closet on the MCV Campus. [View Image]

A new ‘Suit Yourself’ closet on the MCV Campus helps job seekers find the right look

The closet, run by the VCU Career Services office, is the second at the university and is stocked with business clothes for students to use as they apply for jobs, internships and fellowships.

Jordan Howard Thomas, left, with his grandfather, Howard Belton. [View Image]

Class of 2021: Jordan Howard Thomas’ degree is a tribute to his grandfather 27 years in the making

Thomas, a mechanical engineering student, grew up adoring Howard Belton, a retired engineer, and reflected on their bond often as he pursued his degree from VCU.

Meet VCU's spring 2021 graduates [View Image]

Meet VCU's spring 2021 graduates

Another pandemic semester is ending, and with it comes hope that better days are ahead. We interviewed 20 students this spring on the eve of their graduation. These are their stories.

Left, Savannah-Zhané Jolley. Top right: Jolley and her mother, Louise. Bottom right: Jolley's celebrates getting an "A" on a research paper. [View Image]

Class of 2021: A mysterious illness couldn’t derail Savannah-Zhané Jolley’s journey to a VCU degree

Headaches and memory loss nearly derailed her final years of school. But thanks to her mother, the Department of Political Science and her own perseverance, Jolley will graduate this month.

Portraits of some of VCU's 2021 Brandcenter graduates. [View Image]

Check out some of VCU’s graduating Brandcenter students — and their stellar work

A new website, brandcentergrads.com, is a showcase of student work and a way for new graduates to establish connections with potential employers.

Alexia Brown. [View Image]

Class of 2021: Alexia Brown is on a mission to learn – and make the world a better place

“I want something that’s going to make me want to get up in the morning, no matter how exhausted I am, with an energy that says, ‘I gotta go. I gotta go do my work.’ … There’s so much work to do.”

Carlos David Jimenez Morales. [View Image]

Class of 2021: Problem solver Carlos David Jimenez Morales wants to make an impact on health care

Later this month, he will become the first graduate of VCU’s Graduate Certificate in Health Care Innovation program.

Christina Gordon, a VCU dental student, holds a model of human teeth wearing braces. [View Image]

For patients with braces, flossing teeth is a pain. A VCU student’s invention could make it easier.

Christina Gordon’s device, the Proxy-Flosser, could ease the daily cleaning routine of those who wear braces. Her invention is one of five that has received funding from VCU’s Commercialization Fund.

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