Category: Alumni

Adulting 101 Series: Adulting doesn’t have to be hard

The end of college is also the start of life as a VCU graduate. With the wide world of opportunities (and challenges) ahead, you can use a few life hacks to get your post-college journey off to a good start.

Finding art in the every day: A conversation with artist and entrepreneur Earl Morris

In a recent interview, Morris talked about his passion for art and the meaning of, and story behind, his brand.

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.

Alumna shares grace and guidance on managing finances

Soraya Morris (B.S.’12/B) discussed her experience at the university and how it set her up for success.

How alumna Chandelis Duster went from VCU to covering breaking politics news for CNN

She told the crowd of students to learn everything possible and to be open to a variety of journalism career opportunities.

A VCU alum’s scientific approach to music

Whether he’s penning instrumentals for his solo work or developing tracks with his band Butcher Brown, Devonne Harris (aka DJ Harrison) builds his songs methodically by researching and experimenting with new sounds.

A scientific voice to improve international aid

Carrie Dolan, Ph.D., advocates for countries with boundless health care challenges and limited resources.

David Baldacci once wrote stories in secret at VCU. Now he has millions of readers around the world.

David Baldacci

Decades after Baldacci graduated from VCU and left town for law school, he still closely identifies with the university and its students.

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.