Feature Stories

August 19, 2014
Katie Presson, '15As a court-appointed special advocate, Katie Presson will represent children whose needs she understands very personally

This summer, Katie Presson, '15, worked toward certification as a court-appointed special advocate with Goochland CASA. She now represents the interests of children whose needs she understands very personally.

Gigi DeJoy, '15Senior's hometown serves as living laboratory for summer research
Growing up in a small coastal town in Maine gave GiGi DeJoy, ’15, a nuanced perspective for her research on women’s reproductive health care in remote communities.
August 15, 2014
Rene Felt, '15Layers of paint reveal layers of identity in junior's art
With the help of a UR Summer Fellowship, René Felt, '15, spent the summer creating a series of paintings that explore his American, Japanese, and German identities.
May 2, 2014
Daniel Fairley, '13Promoting the value of inclusivity and community-building
Working with with Common Ground and interning at the White House help shape alum’s career path.
April 30, 2014
Dheer Shah, '15, and Xavier Bonifaz, '15Two friends with an interest in microfinance set out to research the issues in India

With the support of a UR Summer Fellowship, Dheer Shah, '15, and Xavier Bonifaz, '15, learned about the reality of the microfinance industry in India.

April 28, 2014
Bennett Jacobs, '14Senior finds an unexpected chance to combine his studies in international business and Italian
From an administrator to Career Services to the Office of International Education and the Modern Languages and Cultures Department, an opportunity to translate an international business meeting lands with Bennett Jacobs, ’14.
April 11, 2014
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 7, 2014
A New PathSenior interdisciplinary major Bianca Nikic reflects on a personal and rewarding academic journey
For Bianca Nikic, ’14, a natural interest in pop culture and experience with marketing and communications led to the creation of her own academic path: an interdisciplinary major in strategic marketing.