Alumni spotlight: Christine Stoddard

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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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Alumni spotlight: Yvette Orihuela

Yvette Orihuela, M.S. Forensic Science ’08, works as a Level III Criminalist in the Forensic Biology Department of the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York City. With an undergraduate concentration in Biology, Yvette did not plan on a career in the Forensic Science field but after two years performing research at Harvard Medical […]

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Mass Communications alumna publishes book

After leaving VCU, Tasha Bullock, B.S. Mass Communications ’03, earned her master’s in News Media Studies and Public Relations, worked as a News Producer for NBC12 in Richmond for over 9 years and is currently serving as the morning show producer for WTKR in Norfolk. She recently published her first book Blood & Water: Daddy’s Girl and looks to […]

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Alumni spotlight: Chip Suttles

Chip Suttles, B.S. Recreation, Parks & Tourism ’94, learned a valuable skill at VCU that changed his career path and earned him a Super Bowl Ring with the 2014 Seattle Seahawks professional football team. A resourceful professor who used his network to connect students with impactful internship experiences gave Chip his start in the sports […]

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Alumni spotlight: Marian Gatley Mahon

Marian Gatley Mahon, B.S. Mass Communication and Journalism ’54, enrolled as a junior, transfer student at Richmond Professional Institute (RPI) in 1952 after earning an Associate of Arts degree at the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary (now Old Dominion University). Marian came to RPI because in the 1950’s it was the […]

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John Hoppenthaler publishes third collection of poetry

John Hoppenthaler (MFA Creative Writing ’88) has published Domestic Garden, his third collection of poetry with Carnegie Mellon University Press. His previous books of poetry are Lives of Water (2003) and Anticipate the Coming Reservoir (2008).

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Rudolph Keith Dunn publishes award-winning short story

Rudolph Keith Dunn, B.S. Mass Communications ’82, published his first-place 2013 Virginia Writers Club state-wide fiction short story “A Mother’s Kept Promise” in the March edition of the Linden Avenue Literary Journal. Dunn is a former Peace Corps volunteer who served in the Dominican Republic, helping impoverished villagers with educational, economic, and health-related development projects. He […]

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Alumni spotlight: Brian Schaneberg

Brian Schaneberg, Ph.D. Chemistry ’00, first came to Virginia Commonwealth University as a participant in the Research Experience for Undergraduates summer program in the Department of Chemistry. In addition to the urban campus that greatly differed from the small Midwest school he attended, Brian also found a nurturing academic environment that inspired him to pursue […]

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