Office of Alumni Relations

The latest news from Virginia Commonwealth University

Summer send-offs welcome VCU’s newest students

VCU’s summer send-offs are a great opportunity for incoming students to learn from alumni and current students and their families about VCU and what it means to be a Ram. Virtual send-off New students, transfer students, alumni, family and friends are invited to celebrate the Class of 2025 and incoming transfer students via Zoom. The […]

Need an angel investor?

Alumna Bethann Kassman, D.B.A., shares what it takes to get that check As co-founder and chairman of the board of Go-Beyond AG in Zurich and co-founder and CEO of Go Beyond Network in Naples, Florida, both angel investment companies, Bethann Kassman, D.B.A. (M.S.W.’74/SW), funds the dreams of entrepreneurs, allowing their businesses to grow wings and […]

Celebrating alumni nurses during National Nurses Month

During National Nurses Month this May, VCU Alumni extends a special thanks to our alumni nurses, as they continue to provide the highest level of quality care to their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Nurses Association first declared May 6-12 as National Nurses Week in 1993 “to recognize the vast contributions and positive […]

Alumni globe-trotters offer tips for traveling on a budget

As more people begin to eye safe opportunities for travel, VCU Alumni offers the webinar Adulting 101: Traveling on a Budget from 4- 5 p.m. May 18, where you can learn how to stretch your travel budget from experienced alumni globe-trotters. The event kicks off with a mixology demo by alumni-owned Belle Isle Moonshine. Register […]

Level Up Learning series

Learning doesn’t stop after you receive your degree. Join VCU Alumni and the VCU Center for Corporate Education this summer for professional development that really packs a punch. The Level Up Learning series focuses on actionable professional growth. Attend one or all four, to suit your needs. Enroll in all four Level Up courses and save $40 on the series. Negotiating Your Future […]

April offers a special salute, but VCU values its volunteers daily

By Cynthia McMullen (M.A.’89/H&S) Established in 1991, National Volunteer Month — an annual event that pays tribute to the dedicated, caring people without whom many organizations could not exist — is celebrating its big 3-0. At VCU, “Alumni volunteers are the backbone of our alumni community,” says Elizabeth Bass (M.S.W.’03/SW), assistant vice president for alumni […]

Empowering Nonprofits: Alumnus creates an organization to helps other organizations achieve their mission

Growing up in Northern Virginia, Correy Faciane (B.S.’16/H&S) volunteered with Eddie’s Club, a nonprofit recreational center that provided events and activities for disabled youth. He returned in 2013, on a trip home from Virginia Commonwealth University, and was disheartened by what he found.  “The organization was completely different. I was taken back by the condition […]

Brewing up a partnership: VCU Alumni and Garden Grove Brewing and Urban Winery celebrate National Beer Day with the “Don’t Start No Stuff” Hazy IPA

The craft beer industry has cultivated creative ways to give back to the community. For Ryan Mitchell (B.S.’12/H&S), supporting his hometown of Richmond, Virginia, began when he opened Garden Grove Brewing and Urban Winery in Carytown in 2015.  “I really enjoy community outreach, and one thing that I’ve always said is that owning a business […]

Your @alumni.vcu.edu questions answered

This information applies only to alumni who graduated from VCU since 2009 with a Google @mymail.vcu.edu account. If you are impacted, you would have received an email from Doctor Gee. Will messages sent to my @vcu.edu and @mymail.vcu.edu email arrive in my @alumni.vcu.edu account? Yes, your current VCU email will be forwarded to your @alumni.vcu.edu […]

Alumna’s book helps preschoolers navigate the COVID-19 crisis

Sherri Rose (B.S.’75/N) spent a successful career as a family and pediatric nurse practitioner and hospice and palliative care nurse. Since retiring, she has become a writer and recently published the children’s book “The Teensy Weensy Virus.” She discusses what led her to write a book and how her nursing background has influenced her writing. Can […]

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