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October 19, 2009
Lindsay Petty, '09
Tampa Rays fan parlays passion into sports marketing internship
Senior Lindsay Petty was a fan of the Tampa Bay Rays before she started working for them. The Rays have been in existence for 11 years, and Petty has been following them for nine of those years, ever since her family moved to Florida from Connecticut.
Elvira Barron, '10
First-generation student realizes college dream
"It's a very big deal for me to have this opportunity," says psychology major Elvira Barron of being the first in her family to attend college.
Courses send students out to make a difference
Classes like leadership and Spanish have a long-standing tradition of involving their students in community-based learning. But how do professors of biology and management tie community engagement into their classes?
Joanita Senoga, C'06
Commitment to education propels SCS alumna through challenges
After fleeing her home in Uganda and building a life in Richmond, Joanita Senoga, C'06, was faced with a choice between going back to school and supporting her family. She chose to do both.
Rebecca Huss, L'92
Getting dirty, creative to save Vick's dogs
"You never know where being a lawyer is going to take you," says animal law expert Rebecca Huss, L'92, on serving as guardian and special master to Michael Vick's dogs.
Geography class creates interactive campus accessibility map
When Common Ground approached geography professor Kim Klinker to spearhead the creation of a new campus accessibility map, she called on students in "Introduction to Geographic Systems" to do the job alongside university faculty and staff.
Jessica Ruzic, '10
Jepson student joins local foods movement
Jessica Ruzic's summer internship brought her into the world of nonprofit leadership as she did everything from planning a gala celebrating local foods to meeting with members of the board.
Chaz Barracks, '11
Criminal justice major seeks spirit of reconciliation through service in Cape Town
As an intern in Cape Town, South Africa, Bonner Scholar Chaz Barracks, '11, worked alongside rehabilitated prisoners and South African heroes.
Michael Coleman, '10
Deepening UR's imprint in Church Hill through music
The University of Richmond's connections to the Church Hill community are longstanding. This summer Jepson School of Leadership Studies student Michael Coleman, '10, added his passion for music to the mix.