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For VCU Education Major, Connecting at Carver Elementary Provides Lasting Memories, Future Preparation

By Jenny Pedraza, APR  If you ask Alexis Mitchell, ’21, a Virginia Commonwealth University liberal studies in elementary education major, what it takes to succeed while working with the community, she says, “build connections with people, put yourself in their shoes and always keep their situation in mind before making decisions.”  Mitchell has worked in […]

Jenilee Stanley-Shanks, Leader in K-12 STEM Educational Outreach in College of Engineering, Named a Richmond ‘Top 40 under 40’

Jenilee Stanley-Shanks, director of government and community outreach at the VCU College of Engineering, was named to Style Weekly’s ‘Top 40 under 40’ list for 2020. Stanley-Shanks was included in the publication’s annual celebration of “people helping make Richmond a better place” for leading the college’s K-12 STEM education outreach efforts. She was nominated by […]

President Rao, Community Members Participate in Annual Neighborhood Forum

The annual forum provides an opportunity for VCU officials and community members to exchange information and listen to each other. By Jenny Pedraza On June 10, community members from Virginia Commonwealth University’s surrounding neighborhoods gathered in the ASPiRE building on West Grace Street for an update and open dialogue with Michael Rao, Ph.D., president of […]