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Help welcome VCU’s newest students this summer

Remember how excited you were to become a Ram? This year’s incoming students face extraordinary circumstances. Join the VCU Office of Alumni Relations and VCU New Student and Family Programs to give incoming students a warm welcome at our virtual student send-offs. The summer send-offs are a great opportunity for incoming students to learn from […]

Tag Day to highlight the impact of private philanthropy at VCU

‘An event like Tag Day visibly demonstrates to our campus community the generosity of students, staff, faculty, families and community members.’

VCU Alumni launches class giving campaign

A new initiative at Virginia Commonwealth University aims to get students thinking about giving back to their alma mater before they graduate. The I ♥ VCU Challenge: Class Giving Campaign invites members of the Class of 2018 to commemorate their graduation year with a $20.18 gift to support a fund of their choice.

What’s your legacy?

Students share the importance of being involved while on campus and staying involved after graduation The legacies we leave tell the stories of the lives we touch. Through their thoughtful commitment to their alma mater and VCU Alumni, thousands of alumni members are creating a meaningful legacy, making a lasting impression on students’ lives. VCU […]

Sharing a common wealth: The AAAC Mentoring Circle connects students to mentors

By Anthony Langley A few years ago, Jeffrey Roberts (B.S.’87/E) and Gail Coles-Johnson (B.S.’86/B), members of VCU Alumni’s African-American Alumni Council, were looking for ways to create an intergenerational conversation between alumni and current students. But they weren’t sure of the best way they could go about it. “When we were in undergrad, we didn’t […]

Connecting for a cause

Bringing diversity and inclusion to VCU’s alumni By Anthony Langley “We wanted to create an opportunity to bring together our alumni groups and students,” says Wanda Mitchell, Ed.D., reflecting on Virginia Commonwealth University’s first Diversity and Inclusion Networking Reception, held in April as part of VCU Alumni’s Reunion Weekend. Mitchell, special assistant for university strategic […]

Strengthening the herd: School of Business program connects students and mentors

By Anthony Langley “I’ve always believed that when we meet new people we learn from their lives, and when we add that to our experiences, we move forward and become better,” says Rita Saleem, a senior studying in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business. In her final year at VCU, she signed up to […]