Category results for: Alumni

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Where are they now? Catching up with Library Student Workers Carolyn Duckworth and Jeff Wagner

Carolyn Duckworth (BFA ’76/Arts) and Jeff Wagner (BFA ‘77/Arts) met as undergrads in the 1970s on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus and formed a lifelong friendship. Following in the footsteps of older sister, Susie Duckworth (BFA ‘71/Arts), Carolyn came to VCU from Northern Virginia in the summer of 1973. Her first summer here was spent in […]

Submit artwork to ‘Reflections’ exhibit

To celebrate the opening of its new Reflection Room, VCU Libraries seeks visual works of art for a curated exhibit for The Cabell Screen. The large digital screen on the front facade of the library building is a high-profile exhibit space designed to delight the VCU community with outstanding public art. The art selected for […]

Read with us! FOL Book Club discusses Tess Gunty’s ‘The Rabbit Hutch’

The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club meets on Sunday, Nov. 12 to discuss National Book Award winning author Tess Gunty’s The Rabbit Hutch. Free and open to all. The Rabbit Hutch will be discussed in conjunction with the 2023 First Novelist Award Night happening at James Branch Cabell Library on Nov. 13 featuring award recipient Tess Gunty. More about the […]

Health Sciences librarians play key roles creating Pharmacy Heritage Trail

The VCU School of Pharmacy’s Heritage Trail, opened in 2021, is a permanent exhibition in the lobby of the R. Blackwell Smith Building that documents the history of pharmacy in Virginia.  The Heritage Trail is envisioned as a way to introduce people, as well as current and prospective students, to the profession’s long and illustrious […]

Save the date: Opening art show reception April 7 at Health Sciences Library

A fresh group of works by alumnus artist Nickolai Walko will be exhibited at the Health Sciences Library this semester. An events page with details will soon be posted. Friends of VCU Libraries and other library and arts supporters are welcome to attend the opening reception April 7.

Support students at the Rising Scholars fundraising luncheon June 1

The Rising Scholars award program returns this spring and features author David Baldacci. Save the date for the 10th Anniversary of the Friends of VCU Libraries Rising Scholars Author Luncheon to be held on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at noon, featuring author David Baldacci and honored guest VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D. Previously known as […]

Back to the Stacks 2023

VCU Libraries student workers (from any and all decades) are invited to reconnect and reminisce Save the date of Saturday, June 3, 2023 for the 2nd annual VCU Libraries Student Worker Reunion! Last year’s event included student workers from the 1970s to 2019. Student workers from both James Branch Cabell Library and the Health Sciences […]

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