Feature Stories

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.

March 5, 2013
Shelby Longland, '13Senior develops passion for immigration issues through civic engagement
Shelby Longland's involvement with the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement transformed her college career and helped her find her career path.
February 18, 2013
Justin Haskins, C'10Paralegal Studies graduate excels in academic and humanitarian fields

The SPCS Paralegal Studies program taught Justin Haskins, C’10, to be “a force for good in the world,” inspiring him to pursue impressive academic, professional and humanitarian careers.

January 21, 2013
Beth Hellmer, Creative GardenerLandscape Design program helped sustainable gardener sow and grow landscape business

Landscape Design classes gave Beth Hellmer the encouragement to finally take the step to starting her own sustainable landscape business, which has blossomed into a successful company.

December 4, 2012
Howard Lee, C'07SPCS and Alumni Association President Celebrate 50th

Alumni Association President Howard Lee, C‘07, explains how SPCS helped him accomplish his education and career goals by reminding him that “it is never too late to be what you might have been.”

November 28, 2012
Leslie Crudele, '12 and C'14Master of Liberal Arts degree offers opportunity to remain engaged as a UR student

After graduating early from the School of Arts and Sciences, Leslie Crudele, ‘12 and C‘14, decided to remain part of the University community by pursuing a master’s degree through the School of Professional and Continuing Studies.

November 16, 2012
Manyang Kher, C'14Junior brings national attention to his homeland's plight
Manyang Kher, C’14, was a named a finalist for the 2012 Do Something Awards for his efforts to help Sudanese refugees through his nonprofit organization, Humanity Helping Sudan.