Feature Stories

January 17, 2011
Retired and Busier Than EverOsher member Tim Williams shares his passions for teaching, learning & serving
It’s been almost six years since Tim Williams first learned about the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Serving to EnhanceFor Debra O'Brien, it's all about creating a better experience for SCS faculty & students
Debra O’Brien didn’t take a traditional path to teaching. But non-traditional fits right in at SCS.
Lin Koch, C'98, '03Lin Koch, C'98, '03, received a tremendous gift from SCS: The joy of learning
For much of her life, Lin Koch didn’t have a fond appreciation of literature. That is, until she met Professor Martha Edmonds, now Adjunct Professor Emerita.
Pursuing Her PassionsInterior Decorating certificates offer local business owner exactly what she needed
Charlotte Kelly Turner spent 20 years in the cosmetology industry. She had always considered herself lucky to have had a chance to do what she loved for a living. After retiring, Turner decided to pursue another passion — making spaces beautiful.
Scott Strickler, C'87Scott Strickler, C'87, believes it's important to stay connected to one's roots
“Who we are, is who we were,” proudly says Strickler, Treasurer at Robins Insurance and current chair of the School of Continuing Studies Dean’s Advisory Council.
Making a SplashSwimming Spiders buddy up with children in after-school program
Members of the Women's Swimming and Diving Team treasure their "Fun Fridays" with children in a Northside Richmond after-school program.
Kelly HukStudent Services Coordinator receives the Arlene Davis staff appreciation award
Recipient solves student registration problems, works with prospective students and serves as liaison between faculty and undergraduates
Dean Croushore, PhDLong-term Federal Reserve leader brings legacy of macroeconomic contributions to the classroom
Former executive’s philosophy of balance between theory and data shapes his classes
Sadie Runge, '11Art and environmental studies double major combines exhibit with experiment
During exam week, Sadie Runge, ’11, set off on a three-hour canoe trip that had been months in the making. A double major in art and environmental studies, Runge wanted to complete a senior thesis project that would bring together her academic interests.
January 14, 2011
The Common GoodTrip overseas gives living-learning community an opportunity to explore how societies pursue collective goals
A new living-learning community is spending this year examining how societies shape and pursue the common good. A trip to two European capitals is helping them tie what they’re learning in the classroom to the real world.