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Alumni Owned Business Profile: Shirtquarters

Drew Powers (B.S.’06) began his college experience at Reynolds Community College in 2000 before transferring to VCU in 2002. He had always worked full time and continued while he was in school, taking night classes for his marketing degree. Plus, he had a side hustle. Starting with a heat press, then eventually teaching himself screen […]

Alumni Spotlight: Michelle Miguel 

Michelle Miguel (B.S.’20), a proud Salvadoreña, chose VCU for its mission and value of diversity. She was a member of the Latinx Student Association and Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (now Student Alumni Council). In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15, she talks about culture, pride and her college experience as a Latina […]

Alumni Spotlight: Brandon Wright

Brandon Wright (B.I.S.’11) chose VCU for two reasons: the early childhood education program and its diversity. “VCU is ranked in the top 30 universities for students from minority backgrounds. It offers diversity that most colleges will never be able to match.” He was at VCU when the men’s basketball team made the Final Four, a […]

Alumni Spotlight: Kelly Brown Lawler 

Meet Kelly Brown Lawler (B.F.A.’90), artist and Philadelphia Chapter member.  Kelly Brown Lawler graduated from VCU in 1990 with a bachelor of fine arts in graphic design. She spent 25 years in IT, working in numerous industries, including the Olympics, professional women’s basketball, local government, nonprofits and the corporate sector. After moving around the country, […]

Class of 2023: Welcome to the VCU Alumni community

Congratulations on your alumni status! Update your contact information so you don’t miss out on important information and exclusive invites. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest happenings.

Alumni Spotlight: Myles Turner

Myles Turner (B.S.’20) has always appreciated the diversity, inclusiveness and urban environment of VCU. The economics major is now the owner of Fries in Disguise food truck, which will be providing the fare at VCU Alumni’s Yappy Hour on Thursday, Aug. 24.  His time at VCU played an integral part in who he is personally […]

Kick off fall with a coffee crawl

Get ready for pumpkin spice season by supporting alumni coffee shop owners and roasters in September. Get a stamp when you visit each alumni owned coffee shop listed below. Then, join us at 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 29 at Urban Hang Suite, for National Coffee Day. There you can redeem your card, enter to […]

Social in the City

Connect with fellow alumni and build your network while enjoying a fun-filled evening in your city. Take home some giveaways and learn more about VCU Alumni, upcoming events and other opportunities for alumni in your area. Register today! Hampton RoadsWhen: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15Where: Keagan’s – Virginia Beach, 244 Market St., Virginia Beach, VA […]

Meet Christian Martinez Lemus, Recent Graduate Council member

Christian Martinez Lemus (B.A.’21) chose VCU for its urban environment, proximity to state government and college basketball. From hanging out at Belle Isle and Carytown to catching a movie at Bow Tie theater to cheering on the VCU men’s basketball team, he says attending VCU was a great decision.  Lemus, who studied political science and […]

Summer send-offs welcome VCU’s newest students

The official Class of 2028 welcome! VCU’s summer send-offs give new students and families a chance to connect with the VCU community, meet alumni and current students, and get their first glimpse of what it means to be a Ram.  D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park […]

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