Feature Stories

February 6, 2014
Sean McCloskey, '03From Richmond to Entrepreneurship
Sean McCloskey, ’03 has capitalized on the social media trend by creating a smartphone app, Lavahound. McCloskey cherishes his Richmond education and says that his experiences at University of Richmond shaped him to be the entrepreneur he is today.
BJ Scott, '13Through a UR Summer Fellowship, a Career Path is Chosen

Being a sociology major helped Scott think outside the box and be creative when thinking about careers he wants to pursue in the future.  This past summer he was able to put his creativity to use during an internship with Big River Advertising.

January 29, 2014
Ayumi Tachikawa, '16Student uses Japanese background to enhance internship
Ayumi Tachikawa, ’16, finds her Japanese-American heritage to be an asset while interning with a global education nonprofit in Japan.
January 24, 2014
Dillon Massey, '15Conservation, geography and maps intersect during an international development internship in Peru
As an intern with USAID in Peru, Dillon Massey, ’15, combined his interests in conservation and geography, and learned about how maps establish power and influence change.
November 21, 2013
Marc Branch, '13Coursework, community engagement, and study abroad lead to Peace Corps assignment
Graduate strives to address health care and other human-rights issues through Peace Corps and public policy work.
November 8, 2013
Amanda Haislip, '14Research fellowship allows student to view history through a new lens
Amanda Haislip, ’14, researched American history and its links to science, psychology, and the present.
Ellen Wright '14Senior uses a summer fellowship to gain hands-on experience in art therapy
Senior’s summer fellowship in art therapy brings her coursework in studio art and psychology together.
November 6, 2013
Marissa Klein,'99Dreaming big
If you ask Marissa Klein ’99 why she chose to attend the University of Richmond, she will tell you it was fate. While she wasn’t even planning on looking at the University of Richmond, Klein says that she owes much of who she is today to her experience at U of R.
Colleen Hall, '91A great example of UR's interdisciplinary education
With a double major in Business Administration and Studio Art, alum Colleen Hall ’91 exemplifies the interdisciplinary education that University of Richmond is known for.
Elliot Schreur, '10Singing the praise of a liberal arts education

Elliot Schreur, ’10 is a firm believer in a liberal arts education. Schreur graduated with degrees in Music and English and now works in public policy. It was because of his liberal arts education from the University of Richmond that Schruer was able to explore the political science field outside of his two majors.