Staff Profile: Melanie Barnes, Assistant to the Chair, Department of Sociology
May 13, 2020
When the VCU Rams made the Final Four in 2011, Melanie Barnes jumped on the chance to chaperone students on the bus trip to Houston. Little did she know that a chance encounter would change the trajectory of her career.
“Students can feel disconnected here. VCU is a big, urban campus. One thing that advisors can offer is a touch point, whether that’s keeping students on track, coming up an overall academic plan, or just getting them across the graduation finish line.”
Staff Profile: James (Jimi) Archer (B.S. ‘03/H&S), HASTech
Feb. 13, 2020
Author: Alexis Finc
The employees of HASTech, the College’s technology support services, are a mysterious bunch. After all, they are located in the basement of the Honors College. “We are down in our Batcave, always monitoring and watching,” says Jimi Archer, systems administrator and IT project manager. “You may not see us, but we are always thinking of our users.”
Staff Profile: Lucy Hudson, Department of Psychology
Jan. 17, 2020
The path to higher education isn’t always an easy one. For Lucy Hudson (B.S. ‘04/GPA, B.A. ‘08/H&S, M.Ed. ‘11/E), who grew up in rural Emporia, the idea of attending college was exciting but nerve-racking.