Feature Stories

August 27, 2010
Suren Daryanani, '11RCSGA president hopes to inspire international students at UR
As the first international student to serve as president of the Richmond College Student Government Association, Suren Daryanani hopes to set an example for other international students that at Richmond, anything is possible.
June 28, 2010
Chris Steele, L'11International internship is next step in law student's path to diplomacy career
Almost a decade after he first traveled to Romania as a 19-year-old missionary, Chris Steele, L’11, returns this summer to intern with McGuireWoods Consulting in Bucharest.
June 24, 2010
Jade-Evette Strachan, '13International student promotes opportunity and equality in campus and local communities
Jade-Evette Strachan, ’13, is accustomed to discussing gender associations and stereotypes with her peers. Last semester, she mixed things up a little when she facilitated those discussions for a preschool class at the William Byrd Community House.
June 21, 2010
Claudia Cadena, '10Graduate encouraged diversity, inclusiveness
Not satisfied with the breadth of cultural groups already in existence, Claudia Cadena, ’10, and several friends revived the defunct Spanish and Latino Student Alliance (SALSA).
June 18, 2010
Will Cragin, '09Student spends half of college in Tanzania, then interns at USAID
When Will Cragin, '09, wanted to do some traveling in his senior year of high school, he had no idea that the one-month AIDS prevention volunteer program he chose in Tanzania would spark a passion for public health in Africa, and that the trip would be the first of many to that country over the next several years.
June 17, 2010
A Worldly CareerStudy abroad leads alumni to careers in international education
Some Richmond graduates are so deeply influenced by studying abroad that they now work in international education. Their backgrounds, majors, and experiences vary, but these alumni have one thing in common: a belief in the transformative power of international study.
June 3, 2010
Sarah Frazer, '07International experiences as a student lead alumna to career in global development
Sarah Frazer's path to a career in global development began with travel experiences that exposed her to foreign policy and human rights issues.
May 28, 2010
Projects For PeaceStudents spend summer researching communism in Bulgaria
Growing up in Bulgaria, Zhivko Illeieff, '11, listened to his grandparents' stories about life under a communist regime. This summer, he and Charles Mike, '11, will travel through Bulgaria capturing the stories of those who experienced the transition to democracy on film.
May 18, 2010
Paolo LandiFamed Italian director brings flair to language classroom
During his visit this spring, acclaimed theater director Paulo Landi took on a new challenge: teaching conversational Italian.
May 7, 2010
Zoe Silverman, '10Relationship with faculty mentor leads to collaborative research on the AIDS crisis in South Africa
A shared passion for issues of social justice and Africa drove Zoe Silverman, ’10, and leadership studies assistant professor Karen Zivi to conduct research on human rights and AIDS.