Feature Stories

November 19, 2010
Audrey Dignan, '11Senior oboe player prepares for senior recital and life after UR
Audrey Dignan, '11, started playing the clarinet in the fourth grade because, when she took the saxophone home, it was bigger than she was.
What's in a MealInterdisciplinary course focuses on food system in a globalized world
First-year students in Dr. Elizabeth Ransom's seminar are learning the foundations of a global food system with a major charge — ensuring that everyone around the world can eat.
November 18, 2010
Ryan Clark, '09Beauty industry gives recent grad start in PR
After graduating in December ahead of her 2010 class and beginning her job search, Ryan Clark started as an account coordinator at Behrman Communications, a public relations firm in New York City. Clark’s accounts include seven major consumer beauty products.
Blanca Flores, '13Volunteering as a health clinic translator solidified student's decision to pursue medical career
Blanca Flores, '13, joined a living-learning community in order to learn more about Richmond's Hispanic community and find out what role she could play in it. Along the way, she learned a little about herself.
November 17, 2010
Student Experience 2010-11Gettysburg field study brings Civil War Leadership course to life
A course in "Civil War Leadership" taught by a retired Army general and a social psychologist with expertise in peers, heroes and performance is one example of the learning experiences the Jepson School of Leadership Studies offers its students.
Ellis Fleischer-Djoleto, '11Challenging atmosphere propels senior to international position in economics
Born in London and raised in Ghana, Ellis Fleischer-Djoleto knew the University of Richmond would allow her to pursue multiple interest areas while gaining the skills she needed to launch an international career.
November 15, 2010
Jimmy Young, '11Stories of redemption resonate with Bonner Scholar
Ex-offenders have powerful stories to tell and Jimmy Young, ’11, helps tell them.
Difficult economic times lead alum to an ideal careerDavid Harrell B'07 takes on role as business strategy analyst at Old Navy
Interest in predicting consumer behavior fuels passion for work
Monika Kukar-Kinney, PhD, 2010 Educator of the Year recipient, focuses classes around real-world experienceStudents learn valuable research and analysis skills through marketing course offerings
Professor tailors research around her interest in consumer behavior