Alum and Donor News
Widely published psychology alum hopes to help create 'a more compassionate world'
March 23, 2022
Daryl Van Tongeren, Ph.D., studies some of life’s biggest questions — the meaning of life, religion, virtues, to name a few.
VCU alum is the recipient of a Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program fellowship
March 10, 2022
Studies at VCU helped lay the foundation for the work Kelly Nguyen hopes to do with the U.S. foreign service.
RPS teacher and VCU alum builds community by serving others
Feb. 14, 2022
Jessica Diaz is making a career out of paying it forward as a teacher for Richmond Public Schools.
‘Heart of Atlanta’: Alum’s book tells the story behind the first legal challenges to the Civil Rights Act
Jan. 19, 2022
Ronnie Greene writes about the bravery of five Black ministry students and pastors who became unsung heroes of the civil rights movement.
Starting over: Joe Cates’ journey from chef to professor
Jan. 14, 2022
Cates spent the first part of his professional life as a chef and restauranteur before a stint in rehab helped put him on a different path.
Olivia Campbell, a VCU alum, tells the inspiring story of the first female doctors
Jan. 10, 2022
Campbell’s ‘Women in White Coats’ recounts the crucial moment ‘when women doctors demanded the right to heal and be healed.’
Student, three alumni selected for highly competitive fellowships
Dec. 9, 2021
The Pickering and Rangel programs funded by the U.S. Department of State provide graduate fellowships to qualified college seniors and graduates committed to joining the foreign service.
Mobilizing to help Afghans in need
Nov. 22, 2021
Responding to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, VCU students and graduates of Afghan descent are raising money, donating supplies, assisting refugees and providing information in a chaotic time.
Emmy-winning reporter and alum Derick Waller on Trump, journalism, VCU and life in New York
Nov. 17, 2021
Waller’s journey to WABC-TV — the most watched station in the nation’s largest media market — has been one of big stories and big dreams.
Grad’s war novel highlights the complicated relationship between the U.S. military and the Afghan people
Nov. 9, 2021
Navy veteran and VCU alum Matt Cricchio served in Afghanistan. His debut novel, “Security Day,” will “change how you think about American conflict overseas.”