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Catch all the A-10 action in D.C.

Mark your calendars for March 7-11 as the VCU Rams travel north to Washington, D.C., for the 2018 A-10 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Join VCU Alumni and the VCU community for a host of exciting tournament activities! Need help getting around D.C.? Plan your Metro trip online.

Partners in practice

By Julie Young Diane Coniglio, Pharm.D. (Pharm.D.’87/P), and Tony Coniglio, Pharm.D. (Pharm.D.’86/P), met as undergraduate pharmacy students at the University of Rhode Island. They married in 1983 and moved to Richmond, Virginia, where VCU School of Pharmacy’s graduate program focused their careers, provide a lifelong network of colleagues and friends and cement their union as a married […]

VCU bids a fond farewell to a true ‘alumni star’

By Julie Young In 1988, Virginia Commonwealth University celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding with an event known as Founders Day. The VCU Alumni Association subsequently started the Alumni Stars program to honor accomplished graduates during the annual celebration. Since 2008, the Alumni Stars ceremony has been a stand-alone biennial event, recognizing graduates from […]

FAQ: Membership program change

VCU Alumni has discontinued its membership model as of Dec. 31, 2017, and now welcomes all graduates. Our goal is to be more inclusive by offering programs and services for all alumni of Virginia Commonwealth University, the Medical College of Virginia and Richmond Professional Institute.

Snap and share: Take Rodney with you

Here’s your chance to take Rodney the Ram with you! Snap a picture with Rodney wherever you go … on vacation, at work or at the grocery store. Then share it on Instagram or Twitter with #flatrodney. Don’t forget to wear your black-and-gold gear to show your school spirit. Download Rodney, print and cut him out […]

Take VCU’s all-alumni survey

VCU has contracted the Southeastern Institute of Research to administer the first rigorous all-alumni survey since 2009. The research project will assess alumni engagement and support for VCU; identify barriers to and opportunities for increasing alumni engagement with VCU; develop a topline alumni engagement strategy; and develop the components of a strategic messaging architecture. All […]

VCU Alumni recognizes alumni business owners

VCU Alumni is celebrating alumni entrepreneurs this month and offering them a free decal to show their Ram pride. “VCU Alumni is proud of all of its alumni entrepreneurs,” said Amy Gray Beck, executive director of alumni outreach and engagement for VCU Alumni. “As successful business owners, our alumni embody the entrepreneurial spirit that lives […]

What’s your legacy?

Students share the importance of being involved while on campus and staying involved after graduation The legacies we leave tell the stories of the lives we touch. Through their thoughtful commitment to their alma mater and VCU Alumni, thousands of alumni members are creating a meaningful legacy, making a lasting impression on students’ lives. VCU […]

Playing for keeps: D.C. United player Andrew Dykstra keeps his eye on the goal

By Anthony Langley Andrew Dykstra (B.S.’08/H&S; M.S.’10/E) found his passion for sports early on as a 4-year-old constantly running outside to play. “I started soccer very early, wrestled in middle and high school, swam and even played football,” he says.­­ As Dykstra entered his senior year of high school at Osbourn Park High School in […]

Sharing a common wealth: The AAAC Mentoring Circle connects students to mentors

By Anthony Langley A few years ago, Jeffrey Roberts (B.S.’87/E) and Gail Coles-Johnson (B.S.’86/B), members of VCU Alumni’s African-American Alumni Council, were looking for ways to create an intergenerational conversation between alumni and current students. But they weren’t sure of the best way they could go about it. “When we were in undergrad, we didn’t […]