Alumni gifts impact next generation of students

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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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Alumni spotlight: Ana Cingel

For some, the end of summer signifies the last days of beach visits and free time but for Ana Cingel, BS Chemistry ’06, it signals the completion of a months-long preparation for the new school year as the Secondary Science Coordinator for the Virginia Beach City Public School system. Ana found her love of science […]

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Alumni spotlight: Sheila Bynum-Coleman

Sheila Bynum-Coleman, B.A. Political Science ‘10, has an unwavering optimism that fuels all of her many successful pursuits. A longtime civic and community activist, Shelia is taking her passion and positivity to the streets as she campaigns to win a seat as the Virginia 62nd house district representative. Sheila’s unquenchable work ethic was a characteristic […]

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Alumni spotlight: Laura Arbogast DiMarcantonio

Laura Arbogast DiMarcantonio, B.S. Mass Communications ’00 and M.Ed. Adult Education and Human Resources Development ‘05, relishes the start of every new academic year as the culmination of her work recruiting the universities newest class of students. In her position as the Director of Admissions for Rutgers University School of Social Work, Laura authors the […]

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Alumni spotlight: Christine Stoddard

Founder and Editor of Quail Bell Magazine, Christine Stoddard, BA English ’12 H&S, BA Film ’12 SoA, Cert Product Innovation ’12 SoB, is a full-time writer and visual storyteller, contributing writing, photography, and visual art to publications, new media, museums, and television. While at VCU, she started Comicality Magazine, wrote for Ink, contributed comics and articles to The […]

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Alumni spotlight: Matt Greene

Matt Greene, BS Psychology ’06, describes his whole-animal butcher shop and market JM Stock Provisions as “a real bootstraps sort of thing.” What he is referring to is the independent, entrepreneurial labor of love he and his business partner undertook in opening the Charlottesville-based business. Making quality, locally sourced meat and poultry available to his […]

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Bethanie Constant Named Senior Director of Development

Bethanie Constant, CFRE, has been named Senior Director of Development for the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences. Bethanie’s passion for fund-raising, particularly for higher education, stems from her own experiences as a college student. “I took loans, received need-based grants and academic scholarships; but I still needed to work as a waitress and part-time […]

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