Alumni spotlight: August Wallmeyer

Media and Culture

Alumni spotlight: August Wallmeyer

After a long and successful career that began in local newsrooms and culminated with over 40 years of work at the Virginia General Assembly in a variety of capacities, August “Augie” Wallmeyer (BS Mass Communications ‘77/H&S) has not quietly entered retirement. Rather, he’s used his investigative and research skills to illuminate the cultural and economic […]

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GroupMODA Promotes Diversity in Fashion

“Anybody can be a model. Literally anybody,” said Phillip Volcy, a mass communications major and model for Group MODA. As VCU’s oldest fashion organization and modeling troupe, Group MODA has worked to embody and promote diversity in fashion for over 20 years. “We take on people who aren’t traditionally accepted into the modeling industry. So […]

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MATX Doctoral Program Emphasizes Innovative Interdisciplinary Research

Michael Means is a doctoral student in the Media, Art, and Text (MATX) doctoral program at VCU. His dissertation, Adaptive Acts: Queer Voices and Radical Adaptation in Ethnic American Literary and Visual Culture, examines adaptation as a method of cultural engagement. Means investigates literature-to-film and literature-to-stage adaptations of Native American, African American, and Asian American […]

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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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2015 December Diploma Ceremonies

Congratulations to all of our upcoming graduates!  If you haven’t already done so please make sure you know all of the details like time and location for your department’s diploma ceremony by visiting the VCU Commencement site and on the Departmental Ceremonies page. If you have a question about your ceremony please contact your department’s […]

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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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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: 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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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: David Akana

After two years working for the World Bank in Washington D.C, David Akana, M.S.’12 Mass Communications, joins the African Development Bank as Senior KM and Communications Specialist. At the Independent Development Evaluation Department where he will work, David is expected to continue applying the practical lessons and skills he acquired from Robertson School of Media […]

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