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Class of 2020: Lyndsey Highlander’s second act

After medical issues ended her country music career, Highlander, a VCU nursing student, decided to use her personal experiences to help others.

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Class of 2020: Amari Samya is ready for the big stage

Taking chances paid off for the theater performance major, who will graduate from the School of the Arts with a strong list of credits in live theater and acting for the screen.

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Weekly calls blossom into friendships between seniors and VCU health sciences students

“It gave us a way to connect with other people in a time when no one is meeting,” said one student of the group’s conversations with Henrico retirees.

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Sabrina Layne Odell, a first-generation college student, standing in front of "V C U" letters on campus, while wearing her cap and gown. [View Image]

Virtual commencement will showcase new graduates’ photo and video submissions

The Dec. 12 celebration will honor the achievements of VCU’s August and December graduates and provide an interactive online experience for family and friends.

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Class of 2020: Sofia Chilquillo gives back to her native Peru

The VCU psychology major is interning with Pan Peru USA and helping Peruvian women sell their alpaca products to U.S. markets.

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Student headlines

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'A drive to be out in the field': How Mirinda Gormley connects research with emergency medicine

The VCU epidemiology graduate and emergency medical services provider conducts research on addiction and substance abuse.

Lyndsey Highlander. [View Image]

Class of 2020: Lyndsey Highlander’s second act

After medical issues ended her country music career, Highlander, a VCU nursing student, decided to use her personal experiences to help others.

Stan Pauley at the 2018 ribbon cutting for a new cardiac imaging suite at VCU Health. [View Image]

In memoriam: Stan Pauley, philanthropist and namesake of the VCU Health Pauley Heart Center

The longtime university benefactor also helped lay the foundation for the VCU College of Engineering and supported clinical research at VCU Massey Cancer Center.

Amari Samya posing on a stage with spotlights in the background. [View Image]

Class of 2020: Amari Samya is ready for the big stage

Taking chances paid off for the theater performance major, who will graduate from the School of the Arts with a strong list of credits in live theater and acting for the screen.

A new book co-edited by a VCU professor aims to help teachers better handle difficult moments as they teach about social justice and diversity. (Getty Images) [View Image]

Teaching about social justice can lead to tense moments. A new book helps educators navigate them.

The book, co-edited by a VCU professor, aims to help teachers better handle challenging topics. “We are going to make mistakes” in being effective allies, Kim Case said. “But we must take the leap.”

Delaney Savedge standing in front of the V C U letters next to the Shafer Court Dining Center. [View Image]

Class of 2020: Delaney Savedge helps keep the public safe during the pandemic

The VCU student-athlete’s involvement at the Virginia Department of Health and on a study-abroad trip to Jamaica provided “an eye-opening experience to public health,” and a possible future career.

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Feeling grateful

Students, faculty and staff say thanks to those who helped them get through a challenging and unusual semester.

Sabrina Layne Odell, a first-generation college student, standing in front of "V C U" letters on campus, while wearing her cap and gown. [View Image]

Virtual commencement will showcase new graduates’ photo and video submissions

The Dec. 12 celebration will honor the achievements of VCU’s August and December graduates and provide an interactive online experience for family and friends.

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