Feature Stories

September 18, 2014
Celia Landesberg, '14Four years of research, behavior change efforts, and awareness building primed recent grad to hit the ground running at her first job
From starting a recycling program at her middle school to research working in the sustainability office at Richmond, Celia Landesberg, ’14, experienced a variety of opportunities in the field of sustainability.
August 6, 2014
Virginia's Poet LaureatePassion for poetry and craft drives Ron Smith, R'71, G'74, and G'94

Football and great poetry have a lot in common. Just ask Virginia’s new poet laureate. Ron Smith, R’71, G’74, and G’94, is not only an accomplished poet but also a veteran from the Spider gridiron.

May 16, 2014
804orkRichmond restaurants send recipes home in alumni-produced cookbook
Carrie Fleck Walters, '00, and Susan Howson, G'07, bring Richmond restaurant fare to the home kitchen in their new cookbook, 804ork.
April 11, 2014
African-American alumni discuss Richmond experienceUniversity commemorates Black History Month with alumni panel

African-American alumni, including the first African-American male to attend the University of Richmond, gathered on Feb. 25 in the Robins Arena to discuss their experiences as Richmond students.

Event deconstructs the marketing and communications industries Over 100 students and 25 alumni participated
The first Deconstructing Marketing and Communications event welcomed alumni in the fields of advertising, brand management, business development and sales, fashion marketing and merchandising, market research, and public relations.
Student-Athletes Combine Passion with CareerInternship with the Washington Redskins allows student-athletes to put knowledge into practice
Amber Nichols ’14, and Virginia Chandler ’13, had a dream internship with the Washington Redskins that put their academics and passion for sports to good, practical use.
Writer found her voice at URPublished author, writing coach, and CEO reflects on UR experience
As a journalism major, Payne found her voice while studying at UR and developed a passion for being a writing coach.
April 3, 2014
Sarah Byce, '12Alumna embarks on a 801-mile cycling trip for disaster relief
Alumna cycles from Charleston, S.C., to Key Largo, Fla., to raise money for typhoon victims in the Philippines.
April 1, 2014
Tim Bezbatchenko, '04Alumnus is playing to his strengths as general manager of a professional sports team

Tim Bezbatchenko, ’04, is using his leadership studies and economics knowledge to score big as the new general manager of major league soccer franchise Toronto FC.  

March 21, 2014
Zhivko Illeieff, '11Storytelling plays a recurring role in the story of Richmond alum
While Zhivko Illeieff, ′11, calls on his knowledge as a digital native to bring old stories to life online for Roadside Theater, he feels that his generation has much to learn from the simple practice of sitting around and trading stories — in person.