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Alum and Donor News

Joanna Kettlewell

VCU alum works on COVID-19 response team in Hawai'i

Feb. 9, 2021

Joanna Kettlewell, Ph.D., is a scientist specializing in infectious disease.

“More representative teams just perform better … ,” Elizabeth Paul, chief strategy officer at the Martin Agency, said at a VCU virtual event on how women are changing the advertising industry. “I want our workforce to reflect our audience because I know we’ll tell better, more representative stories.” (Getty Images)

Women are changing the advertising industry, and it’s leading to better, more authentic ads

Feb. 5, 2021

As another Super Bowl comes and goes, a VCU Robertson School panel says improving gender diversity in advertising is leading to better storytelling and more opportunities for underrepresented voices.

Tiffany Rolle and Nisan Hubbard have been recognized by the website Cell Mentor. Both honed their research skills through VCU’s Center on Health Disparities.

Two VCU grads named to list of inspiring Black scientists

Feb. 2, 2021

Tiffany Rolle and Nisan Hubbard have been recognized by the website Cell Mentor. Both honed their research skills through VCU’s Center on Health Disparities.

Ris Rodina

GSWS alum takes on public health ethics

Jan. 28, 2021

Ris Rodina is pursuing their master of public health at VCU with a focus on complex trauma related to trans and non-binary identities.

aerial view of the VCU logo on campus

Class notes: January 2021

Jan. 28, 2021

Catch up with all the latest and greatest news from CHS alumni.

Aja Moore

VCU alumna's journey to the Virginia capitol

Jan. 19, 2021

Aja Moore '19, a graduate of the Department of Political Science, serves as a policy assistant to Governor Ralph Northam.

VCU Alumni and the MCV Alumni Association are dissolving and aligning with the university's development and alumni offices. (Office of Development and Alumni Relations)

VCU alumni organizations approve new model

Dec. 17, 2020

VCU Alumni and the MCV Alumni Association of VCU will align with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, creating a new structure to meet the expanding needs of its 208,000 alumni.

The letters "BLM" are projected onto the Robert E. Lee monument. Since the spring, artists Dustin Klein and VCU graduate Alex Criqui have projected onto the monument images that have transformed it into a “symbol of liberation.” (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Alum’s art projections transform the Lee monument — and land the cover of National Geographic

Dec. 14, 2020

In an interview with VCU News, history graduate Alex Criqui discusses the work he and artist Dustin Klein have put into Reclaiming the Monument — a project they hope brings people together.

The pandemic has upended the job search process, leading many VCU students and recent graduates to think creatively about how to land the right job out of school.

Job hunting during a pandemic? It’s not easy, but recent and soon-to-be grads share how they found success.

Dec. 4, 2020

Though COVID-19 has upended job hunting, some tried-and-true methods (networking, being flexible and being persistent) still work.

Make It Real Campaign for VCU raised $841,606,604, more than 112% of its $750 million goal. (VCU Alumni)

Make It Real Campaign for VCU raises $841.6 million

Nov. 19, 2020

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Make It Real Campaign for VCU raised $841,606,604, more than 112% of its $750 million goal, the university announced Thursday.