Author: langleyat

From historian to horticulturist

When John “Ike” Carter Jr. (B.S.’82/H&S) graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University, he faced a job market with few opportunities for newly minted history majors. So he got innovative and turned to his past experience working for nurseries and maintaining landscapes at Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown to cultivate a new career path.  When did you start […]

Ride-booking platform transports patients to doctors

Ankit Mathur (B.S.’03/B; M.B.A.’12/B; M.S.’13/B) wants to get you to the doctor. In particular, he wants everyone to have transportation to the doctor. A three-time Virginia Commonwealth University alumnus who’s devoted his career to building software systems and improving inefficiencies, Mathur is co-founder and chief technology officer of RoundTrip, a startup that connects people to reliable medical […]

A Blooming Business

Former teacher Deanna King blossoms as a flower shop owner As a teacher, Deanna King (B.A.’94/H&S; M.T.’97/E) found herself looking to fill her summers off with something creative and colorful. A gig at Strawberry Fields Flowers & Finds in Richmond, Virginia, turned into an opportunity for King to grow the business she always wanted.  As […]

Sweet success

Alumna’s D.C.-based ice cream brand expands to a retail location in Richmond For nearly five years, Ruby Scoops has been dishing up locally sourced, small-batch ice cream at farmers’ markets and events as well as to online sugar shoppers in the Washington, D.C., area.  “Our priority is to create happy and sweet memories,” says Ruby […]

Follow-up Q&A with Leigh Anne Hylton Gravatt, Pharm.D., BCPS

Leigh Anne Hylton Gravatt, Pharm.D., BCPS (Pharm.D.'03/P), associate professor and vice chair of education in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science in the VCU School of Pharmacy, joined us on Facebook Live March 24 to answer questions from alumni about COVID-19, infectious disease and social distancing.

Coloring contest

Bust out your crayons, markers or watercolors for the ultimate VCU coloring contest.

VCU Zoom backgrounds

Now it's easy to show your Ram spirit while working remotely!

Ram Recipes

Check out these easy at-home recipes from members of the VCU Alumni Relations staff.

VCU programs retain top U.S. News & World Report rankings

The VCU School of the Arts ranked in the top 5 of the 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings, and its Sculpture program retained its No. 1 spot.

Alumni A-10 tournament events canceled

Amid growing concern about the spread of COVID-19 (also called novel coronavirus), VCU’s priority is the health and safety of each member of our Ram family. To that end, VCU events in New York City around the A-10 tournament are canceled. This includes: – Thursday’s pregame reception at Barclays Center– Thursday’s Ram Fan Fest at […]