Feature Stories

September 17, 2010
Roux Dionissieva, '11Business major points to UR's international diversity as its strength
Senior Roux Dionissieva is leaving her mark on the University of Richmond, furthering internationalization on campus with the support of the Office of International Education.
September 8, 2010
Marketing for ChangeStudent uses social marketing to improve garbage collection in Ecuadorian community
Mary Maier, '11, spent the summer researching garbage disposal practices in an Ecuadorian community, drawing on the concept of social marketing to involve community members in developing a new, successful solution for trash collection.
September 7, 2010
Sofia Jelanizada, '10Afghan alumna uses newfound independence to begin career rebuilding her country
Jelanizada had originally planned to return to Afghanistan after graduation, but then she was offered a job as a staff accountant at a U.S. government contractor that performs construction, engineering and consulting work in Afghanistan.
September 1, 2010
Will Cragin, '09Alumnus brings global attention to violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Will Cragin, ’09, has spent the last year in the Democratic Republic of Congo providing assistance to communities affected by constant violence.
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.