Communication arts student wins 2024 Friends design contest

Tess Versprille is the winner of the fifth annual Friends of VCU Libraries Design Contest, which accepted submissions from current students and recent alumni. Versprille, a rising sophomore communication arts major, received a $500 prize.  The design will be used on T-shirts sold to support VCU Libraries. “This artwork beautifully illustrates how engaging with the library […]

Thank you, Giving Day donors!

Virginia Commonwealth University’s third annual Giving Day on April 24 united the VCU community in support of more than 70 initiatives across both campuses. By the end of the day, 5,313 VCU friends from around the world made 5,286 gifts and raised more than $16.8 million. “I’m so appreciative of our community support of students. […]

Voices of Giving Day : A Special Dedication to Special Collections and Archives

In the realm of academia, where the past meets the present to shape the future, Elizabeth Roderick (M.P.A ‘18) and John Kneebone, Ph.D. stand as advocates for preserving history. Their fervent support for VCU Giving Day 2024 echoes their deep-seated belief in the significance of the VCU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Endowment. The couple […]

Voices of Giving Day: Making waves in education with strategic giving

Leslie Brown, a leader in higher education with a rich background spanning 25 years, has left an indelible mark on institutions such as New York University and the American Museum of Natural History. In her current VCU role as a special assistant for special projects to the Senior VP & CFO, Brown continues to showcase […]

Where are they now? IBe’ Bulinda Hereford Crawley (B.A’ 81; M.Ed’88)

In the summer of 1976, IBe’ Bulinda Hereford Crawley (B.A’ 81; M.Ed’88) arrived at VCU from Danville, Va., a mill town in south-central Virginia along the North Carolina border. The profound impact of growing up during the Civil Rights movement, coupled with the influential role her family and the women in her community played in […]

Why Cobb chooses open: affordability, relevance, and equity

The interview series “Why We Choose Open: OER Stories” invites VCU community members to share why they use, adapt or create Open Educational Resources (OER) and what impact that work has on their students, teaching experiences, and/or career. Faculty: Caroline Cobb, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences, Department of Psychology Resource: Biological Basis of Behavior, […]

Back to the Stacks 2024: Join us for the VCU Libraries Student Worker Reunion May 4

Save the date of Saturday, May 4, 2024 for the third annual VCU Libraries Student Worker Reunion! Last year’s event included student workers from the 1970’s to 2019. Student workers from both James Branch Cabell Library and the Health Sciences Library (formerly the Tompkins McCaw Library) are encouraged to attend. The event is from 11:30 […]

Public health librarian attends national conference on Sewell Stipend

Since its inception in 2001, the Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund’s Stipend Program has provided funding for librarians to attend either the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Conference or Pharmacy Education, the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).  The goal of the Sewell Stipend program is to encourage […]

Share your love with VCU Libraries

Did you meet your special someone at VCU Libraries as a student? Or spend many an evening together on study dates in the stacks of VCU Libraries? Are you a VCU Family with degrees spread across the campuses? One thing every VCU graduate shares is VCU Libraries. This Valentine’s Day, we ask you to share […]

Where are they now? Ricky Waller, BS ’82/H&S and Gloria Jean Atwood-Waller, BS ‘85/B: New York and The North Pole

Growing up in Richmond’s West End, Ricky Waller came to VCU in 1976 to study psychology after graduation from Douglas Freeman High School in Henrico County. At that time, VCU’s campus had a much smaller footprint and was more blended with the City of Richmond. Waller met his wife, Gloria Jean Atwood-Waller (GJ) in 1980 […]

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