Tag: Alumni

Reunion or not, classes stay current

COVID-19 might be responsible for the cancellation of Reunion Weekend 2020, but it won’t cut the ties that have bound the thousands of friends and classmates whose paths first crossed on the MCV Campus.

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.

Born mentor: Alumnus Stephen Andrews, Ph.D., finds his post-retirement calling helping VCU students

Stephen Andrews, Ph.D. (Ph.D.’87/H&S) (left), started volunteering with the VCU Office of Alumni Relations, greeting alumni at events. His commitment continued to build as he next volunteered to serve on the alumni board. Then he began mentoring students, first virtually, through VCU Link, then in person at the da Vinci Center for Innovation. What he considers a “small investment of time” pays off big for the students he helps.

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.