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Alums and Donors

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.

Alum and Donor News

Kadidia Macki Samake, who received a bachelor's degree in international studies at VCU, works as American Center deputy director and EducationUSA adviser for the American Embassy of Mali. (Contributed photo)

Sept. 14, 2022

VCU alum starts ‘dream job’ at the American Embassy of Mali

Among her duties, Kadidia Macki Samake provides guidance for students planning to study in the U.S.

Tax delinquency of company-owned properties was the only variable in the researchers' model that predicted violence in all but four of Richmond's 148 neighborhoods. (Getty Images.)

Sept. 13, 2022

What best predicts violence in Richmond neighborhoods? Negligent landlords.

A study by Virginia Commonwealth University researchers found that the tax delinquency of company-owned properties was the only variable that predicted violence in all but four of the city’s 148 neighborhoods.

Alumni Stars, hosted by the VCU Office of Alumni Relations, celebrates alumni from across the university’s academic units for their extraordinary personal and professional achievements.

Sept. 7, 2022

VCU to celebrate 15 notable alumni at biennial Alumni Stars event

Honorees will be recognized at a Sept. 29 ceremony at the Science Museum of Virginia.