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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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Staff Spotlight: Kevin Knitter

Kevin Knitter works as a Chemical and Proteomic Mass Spectrometry Core Facility technician in the Department of Chemistry. He has been with the College  for four years in this position. Kevin feels the best part of his job is the opportunity to do independent research in order to extend the facility’s capabilities. He believes in […]

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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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Staff Award Winners 2015

The inaugural winners of our staff awards were announced at our Faculty and Staff Awards and Retirees breakfast on April 15th. 10 staff members were nominated for a total of three awards. The winners were: Leadership Award Edith Allin (Chemistry and Forensic Science) Excellence in Service Virginia Schmitz (English Department) Impact Award Ramont Reed (HASTECH) The nominees were: […]

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Projects receive Quest Global Impact Awards

The Global Education Office has awarded grants of up to $20,000 to the following faculty in the College of Humanities and Sciences for projects that support the university’s global priorities to improve the recruitment and retention of international students and scholars, increase the global engagement of VCU students and faculty, and expand VCU’s global footprint […]

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Susan Bodnar Deren Receives Two Grants

Sociology faculty, Dr. Susan Bodnar-Deren was just awarded two grants.  The first is a $19,149 award from the VCU Council on Community Engagement for the project entitled “A CBPR Evaluation of the ‘Mommies, Babies, Bellies & Daddies – The ABCs of Breastfeeding’ – a targeted intervention to encourage inform, and empower mothers to care for […]

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Cut Loose: Jobless & Hopeless in an Unfair Economy

Forthcoming from DR. VICTOR TAN CHEN, Assistant Professor of Sociology at VCU: Years after the Great Recession, the economy is still weak, and an unprecedented number of workers have sunk into long spells of unemployment. Cut Loose provides a vivid and moving account of the experiences of some of these men and women, through the […]

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Faculty Award Winners 2015

The following members of our faculty have been selected by a committee of previous honorees to receive our Outstanding Faculty Awards for 2015: Elske vP Smith Distinguished Lecturer Marcel Cornis-Pope Department of English Distinguished Scholar John Ryan Department of Biology Excellence in Scholarship (Math and Science-related) Terri Sullivan Department of Psychology Excellence in Scholarship (Humanities […]

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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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