Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Melvin L. Ford, III

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Melvin L. Ford, III

Dr. Melvin L. Ford, III (B.S. Chemistry ‘78/H&S and DDS Dentistry ‘82/MCV) started at VCU as a music major. Growing up he played the flute and saxophone, but he quickly decided he didn’t want to study it as intensely as a degree program would require. He quickly switched his major to chemistry. “Chemistry was exciting […]

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Alumna Works to Promote Natural Health

Dr. Leah Hollon (BS ’97/H&S) and her business partner and spouse Peter Ross recently opened the doors to a new 1,700 square foot Natural Health Practice located in Richmond near the top of Carytown.  Richmond Natural Medicine will offer a variety of Natural Health services including Naturopathic Medicine, Clinical Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Therapeutic & AMMA Oriental […]

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Alumni Scott Newsham Recalls….

I began college in 1973 at William & Mary. Took a break after two years and transferred to VCU in the fall of ’76 and changed majors from business to biology. Really enjoyed the urban setting of VCU and the faculty – particularly their accessibility. I was accepted into the US Coast Guard’s Officer Candidate […]

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Alumni Profile: Joyce Stargardt

Going back to school: Joyce Stargardt decided to go back to college part-time after she was married and in her 30’s. “It was an interesting time for women in college. I was in school when women were considered too fragile to play sports. Women aspired to be bank tellers and secretaries. My husband, Carl, told […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Joseph “Joe” J. Holicky III

As a child, Joe Holicky and his four siblings saw several states courtesy of the US Marines. Eventually his military family settled in Virginia. Joe started his undergraduate degree at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina and transferred to VCU when his family moved to the greater Richmond area. Two of Joe’s siblings also graduated […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Charlene Crawley

Dr. Crawley grew up in Richmond, across from Fairfield Court, and attended Kennedy High School. She recalls integration busing in the ‘70s; this effort brought students living in the Windsor Farms neighborhood, including a daughter of Governor Holton, to her high school. Charlene began taking classes at VCU in 1973 in the VCU Advanced Scholar […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Kenneth “Ken” C. Pope

Ken grew up in the suburbs of Dale City, Virginia. When looking for a college to attend, Ken hoped to find a place that he could play tennis that also had an urban environment – Ken was happy to find VCU could satisfy both of these requirements. As an undergraduate Ken was a Political Science […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Howard “Mack” Aumack Curle, Jr

Mack Curle has worked for Dominion in IT systems for 36 years; not exactly what you would expect from an English graduate. However, his path was quite logical. After graduating from Virginia Military Insititute with a B.A. in English Language and Literature/Letters Mack landed his first position job with Dominion Power. “I started with Dominion […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Bruce Gould

Bruce Gould is the Executive Director of the Virginia Motor Vehicle Dealer Board. Bruce received his undergraduate degree from Boston State College. After graduating he moved to Texas and worked at a for-profit industry. It wasn’t long before Bruce decided to pursue a graduate degree in urban planning. Bruce visited Georgia Tech and VCU, “It […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Greg Turner

Dr. Gregory “Greg” Turner (Biology B.S. ’87/H&S) was interviewed on Monday, August 13, by the College of Humanities and Sciences’ Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations Bethanie Constant. Greg is a military veteran who was Coast Guard deployed with the Navy in first Gulf War. Greg lives in suburban Philadelphia and works  at West […]

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