Adulting 101 Series

Whether you are gearing up to just begin your post-college journey or you are just in need of a few life skills refresher, this free webinar series, in partnership with the VACU Financial Success Center at VCU, gives you the life hacks you need in order to ADULT. Register online for one (or all!) of these webinars. […]

Paying it forward: Former mentee in the AAAC Mentoring Circle returns the rewards as a mentor

As a sophomore at Virginia Commonwealth University, Marcus Momon (B.S.’17/B) knew where he wanted to land in his career but wasn’t sure how his academic journey would get him there. The Leesburg, Virginia, native was studying business administration management in the School of Business but also had an interest in the business of sport leadership.  […]

Lift Every Voice

VCU Alumni presents Lift Every Voice – Black Alumni Across the Industries Panel Series to celebrate Black History Month. Attend one (or more) webinars in February to celebrate and discuss the unique voice Black professionals have in myriad industries from health care to politics. Panelists will share successes as well as lessons learned as they […]

Solving problems by creating balance

Alumna’s second career positions her for success Robyn Bentley (B.S.’85/MC) found her first career as a radio broadcaster at an early age. Her father owned a radio station where she worked as one of the first females on the radio in Virginia (and then followed in his path). While earning a mass communications degree from […]

January Wellness Toolkit

Live programming and content to jumpstart your 2021 wellness habits January 2021 is the perfect time to push the reset button and focus on making wellness a new habit for the new year. The VCU Alumni Wellness Toolkit provides tips, inspiration and events to help you stay well in seven key areas: career/financial, emotional, environmental, […]

Pitching for a new future: Entrepreneurial alumnus’s climate-friendly business wins VCU Alumni Pitch Competition

By Brelyn Powell Within a year of graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University, Elliot Roth (B.S.’15/En; Cert.’15/DVC) founded Spira Inc., a food technology company that creates replacements for artificial colorants and animal proteins in food, cosmetic and textile products using spirulina algae.  The Los Angeles-based company that Roth started in a garage in Richmond, Virginia, produces […]

Passion for parties

Janice Choudhury (B.S.’12/H&S) finds joy in hosting dinner parties and themed get-togethers at her house for friends, and she’s never short on decor. One day, she realized she had accumulated an overabundance of decorations and put two and two together. Why not take her passion for parties and penchant for crafting and start a business?   […]

Alumna carries on family traditions at 94-year-old bakery

Tracy Stevens (B.S.’00/H&S; M.T.’00/E) remembers her grandma and her mom taking her to The Mixing Bowl Bakery in Richmond, Virginia, to pick out her birthday cake. Opened in 1926, the bakery has a longstanding tradition in many local families, and Stevens is sustaining those food memories as its owner since 2009. “The orders come in […]

Spread holiday cheer by supporting alumni-owned businesses

The VCU Office of Alumni Relations is proud to support small businesses near and far this weekend for Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. The alumni-owned business directory lists more than 250 businesses from around the country. Use the directory to find the perfect gifts for your family and friends this year.  Spotlights Read about […]

Giving back to those who have given so much

VCU Military Student Services fund helps student veterans thrive on campus By Brelyn Powell After he earned his master’s degree in the VCU School of Business, Thomas Burton (M.B.A.’82/B) worked in finance for more than 25 years. Then, in 2010, he returned to campus to share his experiences in the field with undergraduate and graduate […]