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Solving problems by creating balance

Alumna’s second career positions her for success Robyn Bentley (B.S.’85/MC) found her first career as a radio broadcaster at an early age. Her father owned a radio station where she worked as one of the first females on the radio in Virginia (and then followed in his path). While earning a mass communications degree from […]

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.

Alumnus espouses the importance of storytelling

Ahead of the upcoming release of his third book, “The Emancipation of Evan Walls,” Jeffrey Blount (B.S.’81/H&S) shares his path to journalism and becoming an award-winning author.

‘There will always be a need for the truth’

Two recent graduates of the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture in the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Humanities and Sciences have defied warnings about the death of journalism jobs to find early success. Amir Vera (B.S.’14/MC) and Niki Farahmand (B.S.’14/MC) both landed jobs at world news organization CNN in 2018, Vera as an associate writer and Farahmand as a news producer. Both say they never expected to work at such a big name so soon after graduation, but that didn’t stop them from aiming high.

VCU alumna to appear on ‘The Bachelor’

An alumna of Virginia Commonwealth University will go primetime next month as one of the contestants on the next season of “The Bachelor,” vying for the heart of 26-year-old former NFL star Colton Underwood.

Mr. Klean Kut dresses for success

Alumnus Keylon Mayo (B.S.’06/MC) describes his bow tie business, Mr. Klean Kut, and how he caught Jimmy Kimmel’s attention.

VCU inspires alumna’s career in advocacy

By Anthony Langley (B.S.’16/MC) Alexsis Rodgers (B.S.’13/MC), director of communications for Planned Parenthood Virginia, takes over the VCU Alumni Instagram account Monday. Outside of her full-time job, Rodgers is active in local politics and recently worked as director of policy for then-Lieutenant Governor of Virginia  Ralph Northam.

Alumnus says VCU’s diversity gave him the tools to succeed

By Anthony Langley (B.S.’16/MC) Those in the Hampton Roads, Virginia, area may recognize Brian Hill (B.S.’12/MC) from his work as a multimedia journalist on local CBS affiliate, WTKR News 3. The VCU Richard T. Robertson School for Media and Culture alumnus takes over the VCU Alumni Instagram account this Monday, bringing us along with him […]

Dancing into the sunset

Dance has been at the heart of everything Sheena Jeffers (B.S.’08/MC; B.A.’08/H&S) has done since she took her first ballet class when she was 5.

Heading west with alumnus Will Gilbert

By Anthony Langley (B.S.’16/MC) Will Gilbert (B.S.’15/MC), a native of Natural Bridge, Virginia, recently worked in the Virginia Commonwealth University Office of Development and Alumni Relations where he produced videos and took pictures of featured donors, alumni and students for various communications campaigns. Next week, he’ll be taking over the VCU Alumni Instagram as he […]