Feature Stories

May 20, 2013
Dr. Ayers on SPCS at 50Dr. Ed Ayers, university president, finds the seeds of excellence in past & present

In his 2013 SPCS Commencement address, President Ayers examines capacity and power the School offers the University.

Tom Winfree, C'77SPCS alumni enriching the Richmond workplace

Tom Winfree, C’77, discusses the value of SPCS alumni to the Richmond workforce in his 2013 Commencement address.

Gerald L. Quirk, distinguished faculty award recipient2013 Itzkowitz Family Distinguished Faculty Award recipient see doors opened by UR degree

Gerald Quirk, C’74, uses personal experience to remind graduates of the value of their University of Richmond degree.

May 16, 2013
Mark Troemel, GC'13Graduate Human Resource Management program ignites the fire of passion

Mark Troemel, GC’13, encourages graduates of the School of Professional & Continuing Studies to allow “passion to work its magic” in their lives.

May 6, 2013
Angela Harris, C'09Richmond in Danville? For Weekend College students, the answer is 'Yes!'

Angela Harris, C’09, found “the right fit at the right time” at the University of Richmond.

May 3, 2013
Andrew Bowers, C'13Fatherhood encourages student to pursue degree

Professional and Continuing Studies student Andrew Bowers, C’13, decided to return to school to give his children a “better future.”

April 25, 2013
Robert 'Bob' Perrin, C'13Graduating senior comes full circle from 1964

Bob Perrin, C‘13, started at University College in 1964. 49 years later, he’s graduating with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts.

April 22, 2013
Ryan O'Rourke, C'14Confronted with the importance of a college degree, corporate professional finds inspiration and opportunity in Liberal Arts program

After being denied a promotion because of his lack of advanced degree, Ryan O’Rourke, C‘14, decided to pursue a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree, revealing a passion for education and opening up future opportunities.

March 18, 2013
Looking Back, Moving Forward ConferenceConference seeks to promote diversity in schools by learning from the past

In May 1973, the Supreme Court blocked a movement to consolidate Richmond public schools with its suburban counterparts. The ruling still has implications today.

March 12, 2013
Becky Siceloff, C'06 & GC'10Undergraduate & graduate degrees paired personal, professional passion with academic studies

When the time came to change professions and return to school, Richmond offered the best fit for Becky Siceloff, C‘06 and GC‘10.