Author: kcaldwell2

Intersectional inspiration

When Honors College student Dylan Halpern (B.F.A.’15/A) asked his Art Foundation adviser, Brad Birchett, about minoring in computer science, Birchett suggested considering something more complementary to pair with his major in graphic design.

It’s a well-rounded life

Mitesh Amin, M.D. (B.S.’95/H&S; M.D.’99/M; H.S.’10), might well qualify as a modern-day Renaissance man … and not just because he followed an atypical career path.

Laying down roots

Pitch competition winner holding his certificate and surrounded by the judges.

After graduating from the VCU School of Business, David Waltenbaugh spent more than a decade working in the investment industry. But for most of that time, he knew it wasn’t his ultimate career path.

Do it for our team: Take the Tournament Challenge!

Make a one-time gift of $8 today (and monthly if you want) in honor of our No. 8-seeded Rams.

Alumni directory project

The text "Where is she now?" next to a black and white photo of a yearbook.

The VCU Office of Alumni Relations has partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce our new alumni directory. Based in Dallas, PCI publishes directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities and military organizations across the nation.

She said yes! With help from VCU Libraries’ screen, proposal became a really big ask

By Julie Young His stomach was in knots, and he stumbled over the words he had so carefully rehearsed. But at 2:50 p.m. April 21, with an assist from James Branch Cabell Library’s 400-foot digital screen, Osman Malik (B.S.’15/B) pulled off a surprise proposal to his longtime girlfriend, Faria Ahmed (B.S.’15/H&S), on the Virginia Commonwealth […]

Virus detective: VCU alumnus stands at the forefront of flu research

By Julie Young A pioneering virologist with medical and doctoral degrees from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine has unlocked secrets to a deadly flu virus through plots and twists befitting an Indiana Jones movie. As a med student in the mid-1980s, Jeffery Taubenberger, M.D., Ph.D. (M.D.’86/M; Ph.D.’87/M) couldn’t have imagined that his chief […]

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 […]