VCU Remembers Lidia Vallarino

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VCU Remembers Lidia Vallarino

Lidia Marisa Vallarino, Ph.D., who retired as a professor from the Department of Chemistry in the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, died January 22, 2017. Affectionately known in the department “Dr. V,” she was a prolific scholar, authored over 80 publications in international journals, held six patents, co-authored four chemistry textbooks and served the […]

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Retired Faculty Endow Professorship

Emeritus Professor of History Harold Greer, Jr., Ph.D. and his wife, Laura, who is also a retired faculty member, have generously pledged $1,000,000 to endow the Dr. and Mrs. Harold Greer Jr. Distinguished Professorship in Latin American History. The Greer’s gift is the largest single gift ever to the College from living donors. The gift […]

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Alumni spotlight: Barrett Martin

It might not be obvious to her clients but Barrett Martin (BA International Studies ‘12/H&S) uses her minor in anthropology in every aspect of her work as a freelance design strategist and researcher. Barrett first pursued a degree in communications arts until her junior year when she realized she was craving additional skills that would […]

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Alumni spotlight: Howard Owen

Howard Owen (MA English ‘82/H&S) built an impressive career in journalism, beginning at the Richmond Times Dispatch in 1978 and retiring from the Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star in 2013. His years of service in news coverage isn’t the only writing commitment he pursued in that timeframe, nor is it the one that has necessarily garnered him […]

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Class Notes December 2016

We’re always happy to share good news passed on to us by our alumni. To have your information included in our class notes, please contact Caitlin Hanbury at cshanbury@vcu.edu or 804-827-0862. 1970s Isabel Dowrick (B.A.’74/H&S; M.Ed.’92/E) has mostly retired from her work at the University of Richmond as head of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. […]

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Class Notes November 2016

We’re always happy to share good news passed on to us by our alumni. To have your information included in our class notes, please contact Caitlin Hanbury at cshanbury@vcu.edu or 804-827-0862. 1970s Darrell Griffin, M.D.* (B.S.’71/H&S; M.D.’75/M), retired from Florida State University in December 2015. He continues to work part time with pediatric house staff […]

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College alumni and donors meet the dean

In October, the College of Humanities and Sciences hosted three receptions for alumni and friends to welcome the new dean,  Montse Fuentes, Ph.D. Remarks by Dean Fuentes welcomed alumni, faculty and friends, shared a bit about her vision for the College and celebrated the launch of the unit’s largest fundraising campaign to date. Excerpts from […]

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College alumna honored with service award

VCU Alumni’s upcoming Volunteer Service Awards, celebrated biennially, honor alumni who have worked with particular devotion to serve the VCU community. On October 28, College of Humanities and Sciences alumna Michelle Turner (B.S.’93/H&S) will be recognized as the recipient of the Eugene H. and Rosalia C. Hunt Alumni Pride Award alongside eight other recipients, including current College of Humanities and […]

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Alumni spotlight: Marcus Squires

Marcus Squires, (BA Political Science ’15/H&S) is running for Richmond City Council. From a young age, he was told to take part in something that he was passionate about and for him that meant politics. As a high school student he would attend local political gatherings and debates. These experiences led him to desire a greater understanding on politics, political […]

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Donors’ gifts enable students to go on the campaign trail in NH

A donor-supported trip during winter break 2015 enabled 27 Virginia Commonwealth University students to get valuable face time with presidential hopefuls including Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Marco Rubio.The political science course, Political Campaigns and Communication, led by Alexandra Reckendorf, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science in the College of Humanities and Sciences, gave students an […]

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