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VCU student volunteers and interns work with workout buddies through the nonprofit Jacob's Chance, an organization that aims to enrich the lives of children and young adults with disabilities. (Courtesy photo)

Students team up with local nonprofit to promote health wellness for young adults with disabilities

Dec. 14, 2021

Members of Jacob’s Chance have the opportunity to build independence and get in a great workout while also having a fun one-on-one experience with VCU interns and volunteers.

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Study reveals how interpersonal trauma can influence whether college students form romantic relationships

Dec. 14, 2021

The study found that those exposed to interpersonal trauma before coming to college were more likely to be in a romantic relationship during college. Those exposed to trauma during college were less likely to be in a relationship.

History students uncover the personal stories of Virginians killed in the Vietnam War

Dec. 10, 2021

The project was done in partnership with the Virginia War Memorial as part of its work to gather information about the 1,303 Virginians listed on the memorial’s Shrine of Memory.

Three VCU graduates and one current student have been selected for prestigious fellowships funded by the U.S. Department of State. (File photo)

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.

Winfred Walker. “It is important to understand that you have the power to choose your own path in life.” (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Class of 2021: Winfred Walker is an advocate for racial equity at VCU and better representation in comics

Dec. 7, 2021

The College of Humanities and Sciences student aims to help create a more racially just society through his work in the community and his research.

Heather James. Her path to a VCU degree included hospital stays and multiple organ transplants. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Class of 2021: After overcoming steep health challenges, Heather James now inspires others

Dec. 6, 2021

Her eight-year journey to a VCU degree was full of obstacles — including multiple organ transplants. Now, the public relations student aspires to a career in the field of organ donation advocacy.

Luci Harris. “The immigration system is incredibly complicated and can be very traumatic for the individuals who go through it,” she said. “I hope to be able to use my Spanish skills and cultural competencies to make that process an easier one for immigrants in Virginia.” (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Class of 2021: Luci Harris hopes to help immigrants navigate the U.S. immigration system

Dec. 2, 2021

A summer internship helped solidify her decision to pursue a law degree after graduation “so that I can help individuals feel recognized and heard.”

a group of indigenous women performing a ritual dance

Humanities Research Center supports Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival and launches Karenne Wood writer/artist residency

Nov. 30, 2021

With a rich menu of more than 20 films, The Pocahontas Film Festival showcased the work of nationally-acclaimed Indigenous filmmakers from the United States and Canada, as well work by emerging local artists.

After interning at the Greater Richmond Partnership last spring and summer, Fatima Osborne landed a full-time job opportunity with the organization this fall. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Class of 2021: Fatima Osborne is using a love of storytelling to bring business to Richmond

Nov. 30, 2021

The mass communications student and intern-turned-administrative coordinator at the Greater Richmond Partnership enjoys working in social media and ‘letting people be heard.’

A new Native writer/artist residency program at VCU will honor the late Karenne Wood.

Humanities Research Center launches Native writer/artist residency program

Nov. 29, 2021

The program honors the legacy of Karenne Wood, a member of the Monacan Indian tribe and a poet, activist, tribal historian and educator who lectured at VCU on many occasions.