Feature Stories

March 5, 2013
Shelby Longland, '13Senior develops passion for immigration issues through civic engagement
Shelby Longland's involvement with the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement transformed her college career and helped her find her career path.
February 27, 2013
Diego Leal, '15Amazon internship gives Guatemalan native insight into complex human rights issues
Diego Leal, ’15, moved from debating human rights issues to becoming a human rights practitioner during a summer internship focused on conservation and indigenous communities in the Amazon.
February 15, 2013
Sandro Del RosarioVisiting professor's film wins James River Shorts Film Festival
Sandro Del Rosario hails from Italy, studied experimental animation in California and, through a passion for teaching, came to UR.
February 4, 2013
Nedra McClyde, '02Alumna reflects on her path to becoming an actor
From television to the stage, Nedra McClyde, ’02, has done the unlikely: establishing an acting career in a challenging but rich market for artists.
January 7, 2013
Shir Bodner, '12Burhans Civic Fellow spearheads documentary project on Soviet Jewish immigration to Richmond
While capturing the stories of Soviet émigrés for a documentary, Shir Bodner, ’12, reconnects with her family’s heritage.
December 21, 2012
April Israel, '14 Junior will use her environmental background when she travels to Perugia, Italy, in the spring to study food marketing and production
April Israel, '14, interned at the Maryland Coastal Bays Program this summer to help set the environmental background for her food and agricultural marketing interests.
December 18, 2012
Shannon Biello '13Senior sets a course for academic experience with the help of adviser

Shannon Biello, ’13, pursues a double major, conducts research in two disciplines, and studies abroad during her time at Richmond, all with guidance from her academic advisor.

December 13, 2012
Shannon Mann, '13Boren Scholar explores China
A desire to learn the language and culture sent Shannon Mann, ’13, on multiple trips abroad to study in China.
December 7, 2012
Heather Dunlap '14Junior gains the confidence to pursue her diverse passions from her teachers
Heather Dunlap, ‘14, found her enthusiasm for physics and theater with the help of some inspirational educators.
December 3, 2012
Sherzel Smith, '13Burhans Civic Fellow studies the effect of culture on health care
Get the buy-in of the village chief before promoting your health care agenda to the villagers, says Sherzel Smith, '13, of her experience working in Ghana this summer.