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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

Anna Webster recently was named to the Future Class, which honors a group of people who represent "the bright, bold and inclusive future of video games." (Contributed photo)

Jan. 19, 2023

Years of playing video games, and professors’ encouragement, pay off for Anna Webster

VCU alum, an in-house writer at Well Told Entertainment, recently received a prestigious honor in the industry at The Game Awards.

Candace Parrish, Ph.D., is a three-time graduate of the Robertson School of Media and Culture at VCU and the founder of self-care company Odelia, Marie, & Patrice. (Courtesy of Candace Parrish and CPP Studio)

Jan. 10, 2023

VCU grad Candace Parrish finds success with self-care company

Parrish, a professor at Penn State, is tapping into her creative side and honoring her family’s roots with her business that emphasizes sustainable, vegan products.

From left, VCU forensic science alum Bailey Jones; VCU forensic science doctoral student Tyson Baird; VCU forensic science alum and former lab manager Laerissa Reveil; and Michelle Peace, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Forensic Science in the College of Humanities and Sciences. (Contributed photo.)

Nov. 16, 2022

VCU forensic science department wins three research awards

Scientists, who each worked in VCU’s Forensic Toxicology Research lab, honored at Society of Forensic Toxicologists meeting.