Class Notes September 2016

Alumni

Class Notes September 2016

Updates 1970s Janis P. Terpenny* (B.S.’79/H&S) joined Penn State in September 2015 as the Peter and Angela Dal Pezzo Department Head of the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. She previously was the Joseph Walkup Professor and chair of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University, […]

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10 Under 10: Kevin Powers

Alumnus Kevin Powers (B.A.’08/H&S) 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. Powers started writing about the age of 13, […]

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10 Under 10: Sudharshana Apte

Alumna Sudharshana Apte, Ph.D. (M.S.’11/H&S; Ph.D.’14/H&S) 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. After receiving her bachelor’s in computer […]

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10 Under 10: Daniel “Danny” L. Plaugher

Alumnus Daniel “Danny” L. Plaugher (B.A.’06/H&S) 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. The youngest of four sons, Plaugher […]

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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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