In her 24 years of working in medical school admissions, Whitehurst-Cook has led a shift to approach medical school orientation in a more holistic way. Now, orientation is a two-week experience that focuses on character building and student wellness. “We want students to have a healthy start to medical school and we hope it affirms why they choose to become a medical doctor,” Whitehurst-Cook said. Read more.
Whether you’re new to your area or have lived there for years, Welcome to the City events connect you to your local VCU community and strengthen your ties to your alma mater. Read more.
“The Truth is Worth It” campaign takes viewers into the effort that goes into reporting important and impactful stories. Read more.
Ron Lopez returned to school to study environmental sciences because he wanted to pursue a personally fulfilling career. His work now includes a juggling act of scientific research, teaching and filmmaking, and he says the mix couldn’t be more perfect. Read more.
Ravon Ruffin (B.S.’13/WS) started with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture’s social media engagement team just as the institution was preparing to open its doors in 2016. She enjoyed a unique opportunity to shape public perception of a major new museum and helped to build its social media presence from the ground up. Read more.
David Ashton delivered designs for a baseball stadium so unique that franchise owners around the country were soon clamoring for one just like it. Read more.
Jenn Brigle said being named the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year in Virginia is meaningful because of her work with children. Read more.
Sonny Duong has made a career helping low-income patients. His path to becoming a dentist began with a nail salon and a path-changing friendship. Read more.
Ahead of the upcoming release of his third book, “The Emancipation of Evan Walls,” Jeffrey Blount (B.S.’81/H&S) shares his path to journalism and becoming an award-winning author. Read more.
Tony (B.S.’79/H&S; B.S.’82/P) and Corrine (B.S.’80/H&S) Rowlette recall their meeting vividly, though they didn’t say a word to each other at the time. From there, their relationship grew beyond first impressions. The couple became deeply involved in helping to build the African-American Alumni Council, and Tony went on to become the third president. Read more.