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Don’t miss all the A-10 action in D.C.

Mark your calendars for March 9-13 as the VCU Rams travel north to Washington, D.C., for the 2022 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. If you reserved a room at the Renaissance Marriott […]

Alumni spotlight: Daniel Brisker, DMV Chapter leader

After graduating from VCU, Daniel Brisker (B.S.’09/H&S) found work in his field in the Washington, D.C., area, and earned his M.S. in biotechnology/bioinformatics in 2014 from the University of Maryland. In 2015, he joined the Food and Drug Administration. “I’m in the public health regulatory field in the Office of Compliance at the FDA,” he says. […]

Teaching from experience

A School of Education student and scholarship recipient’s military service sets her up for success in the classroom By Brelyn Powell Winter Minter is well on her way toward a career that combines her passion for teaching and the leadership skills she has developed as a member of the U.S. Army National Guard. This spring, […]

Pitch Perfect

A pair of Brandcenter alumnae hit the right note to be crowned the 2021 VCU Alumni Pitch Competition champion In 2018, Elizabeth Heinberg (M.S.’08/B), a veteran tech founder, and Claire Glisson (M.S.’16/B), a startup brand strategist, collaborated on a freelance project for a friend-of-a-colleague and never got paid. In hindsight, they admit working on a […]

Paying it forward

Through their scholarship, Iris Harrell and Ann Benson help first-generation students reach their capacity When Iris Harrell’s (M.Ed.’75/E) parents divorced during her junior year at what is now the University of Mary Washington, her college education was left in jeopardy. She didn’t have enough money to supplement the scholarships that had allowed her to be […]

Stephen Andrews, Ph.D., finds his post-retirement calling through VCU Link

Not one to sit around, in 2018 new retiree Stephen Andrews, Ph.D. (Ph.D.’87/H&S), got involved with VCU Alumni as a volunteer, where, he says, “you get to see a lot of the knobs and wheels that run the university.” He became a big fan of VCU Link, which he refers to as a Facebook for […]

Let’s get together!

Get to know Rams in your region and across the country at our Social in the City events. VCU Alumni is hosting in person opportunities with local chapters, plus a virtual option. Whether you’re new to an area or have lived there for years, this is a great way to grow your Ram network. You […]

Meet DMV Chapter President Ellen Motley

Ellen Motley (B.S.’86/MC), a northern Virginia native, now lives in Rockville, Maryland, with her husband and dog, Smokey. Now an empty-nester, she has four adult children, her youngest a senior in college. Ellen is crime-show junkie, an avid reader and proud steward of a Little Free Library.  Q. What was your major? A. Mass communications […]

New VCU Alumni Council forms

Virginia Commonwealth University has established the VCU Alumni Council to enhance, unite and support its 208,000 alumni worldwide.  Alumni were previously served by two 501(c)3 organizations, VCU Alumni and the MCV Alumni Association, whose boards earlier this year voted to dissolve their respective nonprofits and align with the VCU Office of Development and Alumni Relations. […]

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 […]

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