Amber Collier, a military veteran and former contractor and aircraft machinist, is pursuing a bachelor's degree in forensic science with a concentration in forensic biology. (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Adult and nontraditional students thrive with help of variety of resources at VCU

March 2, 2023

The Office of Adult and Nontraditional Student Services, Rams Reconnect and the Amazon Career Choice program are among the efforts to benefit adult and nontraditional students in their college educations.

Danielle Ansong, a first-generation Ghanaian American, chose to attend VCU because of its diversity and the sterling reputation of its School of Medicine. (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Danielle Ansong pursues longtime interest in medicine with research and volunteer work

March 1, 2023

Ansong, a VCU junior and president of the African Student Union, volunteers as an EMT and greeter and helps with the Simple Sunflower program.

Qingguo Xu, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics of the School of Pharmacy, was one of six recipients of the fall 2022 round of TechTransfer and Ventures’ Commercialization Fund Awards. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)
Arnethea Sutton, Ph.D., studies the impact of sociodemographic, health care and psychosocial factors on racial disparities in cardiovascular toxicities experienced by breast cancer survivors. (File photo)

Arnethea Sutton selected for National Cancer Institute Early Investigator Advancement Program

Feb. 24, 2023

Sutton, a VCU alum, is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences.

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Project Gabriel: President’s Special Commission on Slavery and Justice will help VCU reconcile the past with the present

Feb. 24, 2023

VCU’s journey of reflection and transformation continues with commission that will strive to continue to acknowledge the institution’s past, engage continuously with the community and make meaningful changes.

Fernando Tenjo-Fernandez, Ph.D., an associate professor of biology in the College of Humanities and Sciences and co-chair of the Men of Color Initiative at VCU, measures success by the engagement of his students. (Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success)

Fostering student success motivates biology professor Fernando Tenjo-Fernandez as he approaches his 20th year at VCU

Feb. 23, 2023

Enthusiasm from his students encourages Tenjo-Fernandez to find new and innovative ways to keep them engaged.

During a lecture at the ICA, Malik Yakini, co-founder and executive director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, said, "In addition to the food that we grow, we are really growing people’s consciousness." (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Detroit community garden founder kicks off lecture series honoring VCU grad who fought for food security

Feb. 23, 2023

Keynote speaker Malik Yakini helped start the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, which operates a 7-acre community garden in Detroit.

A recent class session of this semester’s Ukrainian Politics and Society course, which has eight instructors from the Kyiv School of Economics. (Contributed photo)

Ukrainian instructors bring poignant lessons to VCU students from a country at war

Feb. 22, 2023

Ukrainian Politics and Society – a class resulting from a collaboration between VCU and the Kyiv School of Economics – is providing VCU students with powerful insights into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Tvisha Vanteru, a biomedical engineering major, and Damian Ashjian, a computer science major, took part in the "Milk and Cookies" service-learning project designed to help children whose parents are incarcerated. (Contributed photo.)

VCU honors society wins national award for project focused on supporting children with incarcerated parents

Feb. 21, 2023

“Working to improve the lives of children of incarcerated parents from the Richmond community was a perfect way to try to help our community,” said Steph Cull, one of the student leaders of VCU’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.

Siddiq Elmahdi, who was part of the Black Men in Medicine program as an undergraduate, credits his mentor Henry Lewis III for "helping me get to where I am today." (VCU Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

First Black Men in Medicine graduate returns for residency at VCU

Feb. 20, 2023

Aspiring gastroenterologist credits the program with opening doors to career in medicine.