10 Under 10: Terrell Brown

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10 Under 10: Terrell Brown

Alumnus Terrell Brown (B.S.’09/MC) has been named a VCU 10 Under 10 award winner. The awards celebrate alumni who earned their first VCU degree within the past 10 years and who have enjoyed remarkable professional success, made important contributions to their community and/or loyally supported the university. Brown’s interest in broadcast TV started in high […]

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A few moments with our new Dean

Our new dean, Montse Fuentes, took a few minutes out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions for our students, alumni, and friends: Tell us a bit about yourself and what inspires you. I have been blessed by having very loving and supportive parents who valued education and allowed me to travel and […]

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Alumni spotlight: Carrie Roth

As a transfer student to Virginia Commonwealth University, Carrie Roth (BA Political Science ‘95/H&S) was delighted to find a school where she could “create [her] own avenues of learning.” Through internships, independent study and a flexible course schedule, Carrie blazed a trail to a degree in Political Science in the College of Humanities and Sciences. […]

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Alumnus named GNYC Boy Scouts of America Board President

The Greater New York Councils of the Boy Scouts of America (GNYC), which provides services to some 47,000 youths in New York City’s five boroughs, recently named Board of Trustees Executive Committee member Richard ‘Ricky’ Mason (Economics and Political Science ’83/H&S) as Volunteer Board President. Mason is a partner in the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, […]

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Alumnus receives presidential appointment

Keith T. Parker, B.A. Political Science ’90/H&S and M.U.R.P. Urban & Regional Planning ’93/Wilder, was recently appointed as a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council by President Barack Obama. Mr. Parker currently serves as General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, a position he has held since 2012.  Mr. Parker […]

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Alumni spotlight: Steven Collis

By day, Steven Collis, MFA Creative Writing ’06, is an attorney, serving as chair of Holland & Hart LLP’s Religious Institutions and First Amendment practice group and representing clients across the nation (including in the United States Supreme Court) in complex litigation and labor and employment matters. But, in his free time, he experiments with […]

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Alumni gifts impact next generation of students

The College of Humanities and Sciences recently received several generous gifts from alumni supporting scholarships and opportunities for students. Dr. Craig Sirles, BA ‘75/H&S, is a self-described “dedicated and serious student of words” so it is no surprise that his love of language and writing led him to be a student in the Department of […]

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Psychology and Creative Writing alumna publishes collection of poetry

Diana Woodcock, B.S. Psychology ’74 and M.F.A. Creative Writing ’04, recently published a collection of poems Under the Spell of a Persian Nightingale. She is also the author of Swaying on the Elephant’s Shoulders, which won the 2010 Venice Quebodeaux International Poetry Prize for Women, and six chapbooks including Beggar in the Everglades, Desert Ecology: Lessons […]

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27-Time Emmy Winning Alumnus Gives Back

A 1980 Mass Communication graduate, Jesse Vaughan, is a VCU 2013 Alumni Star and a current member of the Robertson School‘s distinguished Advisory Board.  What’s more is that Mr. Vaughan just happens to be a 27-time Emmy winning filmmaker. Vaughan was recently featured in Richmond magazine on Nov. 15th, about how he is using his […]

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Alumni spotlight: Kathy Swoyer

Kathy Swoyer (formerly Kathy Honsel), BA French ‘77, has always been fascinated with the command of language. As a French major, she nurtured that passion and broadened her perspective through studies in French 18th century history and literature in the setting of small group seminars. Kathy enrolled at Virginia Commonwealth University because she was drawn […]

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