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From a dare, VCU got its first female Rodney the Ram in more than 15 years

Danielle Hiser’s (B.S.’12/E; B.S.’12/H&S) more than three-year tenure provided outrageous tales, including the time she sprinted off the court and tripped over a cameraman.

Alumna is exploring the relationship between sleep and how the mind works

While completing a doctorate in clinical psychology, Amma Agyemang, Ph.D. (M.S.'12/H&S; Ph.D.'16/H&S), developed an interest in the effects that chronic medical conditions have on sleep and cognitive functioning.

Authors visit VCU

Literary enthusiasts have plenty to look forward to this fall at VCU, where the events calendar includes visits from several prominent authors.

Professor receives U.S. government’s highest honor bestowed to early career scientists and engineers

Katharine Moore Tibbetts, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Humanities and Sciences, is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Identity invention

Ravon Ruffin (B.S.'13/WS) started with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture's social media engagement team just as the institution was preparing to open its doors in 2016. She enjoyed a unique opportunity to shape public perception of a major new museum and helped to build its social media presence from the ground up.

Alumnus espouses the importance of storytelling

Ahead of the upcoming release of his third book, “The Emancipation of Evan Walls,” Jeffrey Blount (B.S.’81/H&S) shares his path to journalism and becoming an award-winning author.

A path for future Rams

Tony (B.S.’79/H&S; B.S.’82/P) and Corrine (B.S.’80/H&S) Rowlette recall their meeting vividly, though they didn’t say a word to each other at the time. From there, their relationship grew beyond first impressions. The couple became deeply involved in helping to build the African-American Alumni Council, and Tony went on to become the third president.

As NBA playoffs heat up, a former Rams standout is helping call the action

Sherman Hamilton has found a rewarding career as a broadcast analyst for the Toronto Raptors.

Included in business

Oscar Holmes IV, Ph.D. (B.S.’02/H&S), assistant professor of management at the Rutgers University School of Business-Camden in New Jersey, works to understand what happens when they foster inclusion and how they can maximize productivity in the process.

VCU alumna to appear on ‘The Bachelor’

An alumna of Virginia Commonwealth University will go primetime next month as one of the contestants on the next season of “The Bachelor,” vying for the heart of 26-year-old former NFL star Colton Underwood.

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