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Improving education for all Virginia’s students

Leah Walker (M.P.A.’01/GPA) brings a point of view that is rooted in social justice, fairness, equity and a sense of what is the responsibility of the government to the Virginia Department of Education. With her background in public policy, she says her role is to provide an “expert understanding of how government works and what the levers are within government to impact change at different levels.”

‘Dang, I’m in the end zone’: Mo Alie-Cox’s first NFL touchdown is one for the memory books

Before Sunday, Mo Alie-Cox (B.S.'15/GPA; M.S.'17/GPA) couldn’t tell you the last time he scored a touchdown. He knows it wasn’t a reception.

Wilder alumnus hopes to make big change by starting small

Javon Davis (B.A.’14/GPA; Cert.’15/GPA; M.P.A.’16/GPA), policy and government affairs manager for the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department takes over the VCU Alumni Instagram.

Back in black and gold

By Anthony Langley (B.S.’15/MC) You might recognize Summer Griffin (B.A.’16/GPA) from the numerous Rowdy Rams photos of her wearing a flower crown at basketball games. When she’s not at work, as a logistics coordinator for K Line, she can be found on the soccer field coaching a rec league with the Richmond Kickers. She’ll be […]

Alumna lifts her way to success

Melicia Limbo (B.S.’09/GPA) takes the reins of VCU Alumni’s Instagram account next week. Follow the marketing director and athlete as she works with her training team to prepare for upcoming powerlifting competitions.

Alumna takes the reigns as secretary of education for Virginia

By Anthony Langley “I never thought I’d work in politics,” says Dietra Trent, Ph.D. (M.P.A.’95/GPA; Ph.D.’07/GPA), who was appointed Virginia’s secretary of education in July 2016. “When I was in high school, I wanted to go into law, maybe even get a job at the FBI.” She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and criminal […]