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The College of Humanities and Sciences is not an ordinary educational enterprise. We are the foundation of educational and intellectual life at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Our goal is not just the education, but also the transformation of the students who move through their experiences here with our encouragement to explore opportunities they may have never imagined, and providing them the tools to pursue these opportunities.

Our students represent the world at large; many are the first in their families to attend college. From our humble beginnings we have advanced to a place of distinction in American education.

We are not an ivory tower, quiet and removed from our surroundings. We were born and bred in a city and we are immersed in its energy.

We transform lives in an urban environment that is both nurturing and challenging. We are the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences. Together, we make it real.

Get to know Ashley Jones: Fun facts and more

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VCU Alumni expanded its team this past fall with the addition of a new role: the alumni engagement officer. With six AEOs onboard, they’re now busy planning and executing dynamic programming for VCU’s colleges and schools, all geared toward boosting alumni involvement and support.

Ashley Jones, director of alumni engagement for the College of Humanities and Sciences, gives us a glimpse into who she is beyond her CV.

Learn more about Ashley

Alum and Donor News

Maizah Rashid (right) stands outside the Sisters of Mercy Hospital in Croatia, where she served an internship in summer 2022. (Contributed photo)

May 17, 2024

VCU Internship Funding Program propels students to career success

Three recent alums reflect how the initiative connects academic pursuits to employment and professional development.

Ryan Getz says, “I’ve wanted to be a teacher my whole life.” (Contributed photo)

May 9, 2024

Class of 2024: Ryan Getz feels at home in the classroom

Graduate certificate in elementary education propels the student teacher, who will start his master’s program at VCU in August.

Rebecca Rose

May 7, 2024

Rebecca Rose: From History M.A. student to working at the Library of Congress

Rebecca Rose discusses her time as a student in the VCU History M.A. Program and her new role at the Library of Congress.