Office of Alumni Relations

The latest news from Virginia Commonwealth University

Summer send-offs welcome VCU’s newest students

Join the VCU Office of Alumni Relations, VCU New Student and Family Orientation and Family Council for our summer send-offs to welcome incoming new VCU students to the Ramily. Alumni, family and friends are invited to celebrate the Class of 2026. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and beverages.  All events are free to attend. RSVP now! […]

Let’s get together!

Get to know Rams in your area, from recent grads to seasoned alumni, at VCU Alumni’s Social in the City events. This is a great way to grow your Ram network in a fun and relaxed environment. Learn more about joining a local alumni chapter, the perks available through VCU Alumni and more. Cost is […]

DEI recognition for alumni programs

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations has been recognized for its diversity and inclusion efforts, with several programs receiving awards. Black Alumni Owned Business Directory 2021 CASE District III AwardsBronze 2021 Virginia Public Relations AwardsAward of Excellence Before June 2020, the VCU Office of Alumni Relations had long-term plans to develop a directory of […]

Alumni profile: Austin Edwards

After graduating from VCU, Austin Edwards (B.S.’15/H&S) moved to Atlanta and partnered with a fellow classmate to create Manila Nine Three, a creative content agency specializing in videography, photography and graphic design for high-profile clients and celebrities.  Although Edwards studied psychology, he says his major has served him well as an entrepreneur. “My psych skill […]

Alumni spotlight: Ike Smith

Ike Smith (B.A.’10/GPA), a project manager for PwC in Washington, D.C., started his volunteer service as president of the VCU Alumni DMV Chapter and has transitioned to a member of the VCU Alumni Council “to provide a voice for the alumni chapters and support the greater VCU alumni community.” What have been your favorite chapter […]

Alumni spotlight: Meghan Manangón

Meghan Manangón (B.S.’13/N) is a board-certified lactation consultant in a hospital on the upper east side of Manhattan. She also recently started an in-home lactation support business, which will also integrate mental health and psychiatric services once she completes her master’s in 2023 as a psychiatric nurse practitioner.  She served as the NYC chapter leader […]

Alumni spotlight: Valerie Cason Williamston

Valerie Cason Williamston (B.S.’88/B) was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She worked at VCU, in the grants and contracts accounting department, after graduation before moving to Washington, D.C., to accept a position with the American Bar Association. She returned to the Tidewater area and has been employed with Virginia Beach City Public Schools for […]

Pride and professionalism

As the AAAC Mentoring Circle prepares for record participation in its eighth year, returning mentors share what makes the program special and what motivates their service. By Brelyn Powell  VCU’s African American Alumni Council has been connecting current Black VCU students with alumni mentors since the launch of its Mentoring Circle program in 2015. Over […]

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. […]

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