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A shop worth checking out

Alumnus-owned indie bookstore in Baltimore doubles as a community hub Located in Baltimore’s historic Pigtown neighborhood, Charm City Books offers the quintessential quirkiness and warm personal service indie bookstores are known for but also doubles as a community hub. “Pigtown doesn’t have a lot of retail locations but has a really vibrant population and a […]

Sowing success

Savvy gardener plants the seeds for a blooming business Alex Little (B.S.’14/B) was working at the Neighborhood Resource Center in Richmond, Virginia, running their garden program and working with children on garden education, when a volunteer asked if she wanted to start a gardening business. She took a leap of faith, and thanks to her […]

Every Ram has a story, and we want to hear yours

VCU Alumni has embarked on a project to collect the stories of alumni, in your own words, in partnership with PCI, a Dallas-based business that publishes directories and history books for educational institutions across the nation. These stories will be published in a book that celebrates the impact of Virginia Commonwealth University and its founding […]

Summer send-offs welcome VCU’s newest students

VCU’s summer send-offs are a great opportunity for incoming students to learn from alumni and current students and their families about VCU and what it means to be a Ram. Virtual send-off New students, transfer students, alumni, family and friends are invited to celebrate the Class of 2025 and incoming transfer students via Zoom. The […]

Need an angel investor?

Alumna Bethann Kassman, D.B.A., shares what it takes to get that check As co-founder and chairman of the board of Go-Beyond AG in Zurich and co-founder and CEO of Go Beyond Network in Naples, Florida, both angel investment companies, Bethann Kassman, D.B.A. (M.S.W.’74/SW), funds the dreams of entrepreneurs, allowing their businesses to grow wings and […]

Celebrating alumni nurses during National Nurses Month

During National Nurses Month this May, VCU Alumni extends a special thanks to our alumni nurses, as they continue to provide the highest level of quality care to their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Nurses Association first declared May 6-12 as National Nurses Week in 1993 “to recognize the vast contributions and positive […]

Alumni globe-trotters offer tips for traveling on a budget

As more people begin to eye safe opportunities for travel, VCU Alumni offers the webinar Adulting 101: Traveling on a Budget from 4- 5 p.m. May 18, where you can learn how to stretch your travel budget from experienced alumni globe-trotters. The event kicks off with a mixology demo by alumni-owned Belle Isle Moonshine. Register […]

Level Up Learning series

Learning doesn’t stop after you receive your degree. Join VCU Alumni and the VCU Center for Corporate Education this summer for professional development that really packs a punch. The Level Up Learning series focuses on actionable professional growth. Attend one or all four, to suit your needs. Enroll in all four Level Up courses and save $40 on the series. Negotiating Your Future […]

April offers a special salute, but VCU values its volunteers daily

By Cynthia McMullen (M.A.’89/H&S) Established in 1991, National Volunteer Month — an annual event that pays tribute to the dedicated, caring people without whom many organizations could not exist — is celebrating its big 3-0. At VCU, “Alumni volunteers are the backbone of our alumni community,” says Elizabeth Bass (M.S.W.’03/SW), assistant vice president for alumni […]

Empowering Nonprofits: Alumnus creates an organization to helps other organizations achieve their mission

Growing up in Northern Virginia, Correy Faciane (B.S.’16/H&S) volunteered with Eddie’s Club, a nonprofit recreational center that provided events and activities for disabled youth. He returned in 2013, on a trip home from Virginia Commonwealth University, and was disheartened by what he found.  “The organization was completely different. I was taken back by the condition […]

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