Feature Stories

March 18, 2011
KPMG LLP hires 20 studentsStudent preparation, skills lead to exceptional hiring class
According to firm's recruiter, Richmond students "did everything right" during interview season.
Caitlin Manak, '12Student's winning photo captures larger picture of leadership in India
Before Caitlin Manak, ’12, went to India to study abroad last fall, she bought a new Nikon camera. The purchase allowed her to snap the winning photo for the second annual “Capturing the Jepson Spirit Abroad” photo contest.
Joyce van der Laan SmithAccounting professor stresses the value of a global perspective in the field of finance
For students in Joyce van der Laan Smith’s international accounting class, a global perspective isn’t just an abstract concept. They’re getting a firsthand look at the influences of culture on finance and communication.
March 16, 2011
F.W. de KlerkJepson Leadership Forum 2010-11: Former president of South Africa discusses role of leadership in ending apartheid and managing change
Nobel Laureate F. W. de Klerk, the former president of South Africa who was instrumental in bringing apartheid to a peaceful end, discusses the important lessons of managing change and leadership.
March 15, 2011
Larry Dumlao, C'09U.S. Air Force retiree finds Weekend College a complete undergraduate experience
After spending more than 20 years with the U.S. Air Force, Larry Dumlao, C‘09, finally found time to return to school to earn his undergraduate degree. He chose Weekend College, the School of Continuing Studies' liberal arts degree completion program.
Laura Wyrick, '13Sophomore believes following passions for business and art will pay off in the future
Working as a museum attendant on campus is one way that Laura Wyrick, ’13, helps pay her way through college while building up to a career in the art world.
March 14, 2011
Colin Goddard is Survivor of Virginia Tech massacre wants to stop the violence
Virginia Tech massacre survivor and nationally known gun control advocate Colin Goddard screens his documentary "Living for 32" at the University of Richmond School of Law to raise awareness of loopholes in gun control laws.
March 11, 2011
Children and Mental HealthInteraction with children informs students' understanding of children's mental health
Dr. Catherine Bagwell and Dr. Rick Mayes created an innovative, rigorous course based in part on the premise that their students could learn much from children.
March 10, 2011
Kathleen Roberts SkerrettNew dean of arts and sciences has history of interdisciplinary education as both a teacher and lifelong student
As the new dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Kathleen Roberts Skerrett will bring a lifelong belief in cross-disciplinary learning to students at the University of Richmond.
March 1, 2011
Crystal Thornhill, '11Senior's exploration of diversity includes teaching others to be examples of inclusivity
Crystal Thornhill, ’11, felt the welcoming spirit of UR on her first visit to campus. She spent the next four years inspiring others to build relationships “on a human level” to create an environment of acceptance for everyone.