Feature Stories

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.
November 2, 2012
Finding Inspiration AbroadFaculty seminar abroad leads to short-term program for students

Like most study abroad experiences at the University of Richmond, Ellen Walk’s trip to Trinidad, Jamaica, Panama, and Cuba on the 2011 Faculty Seminar Abroad didn’t end when the plane touched down in Richmond.

September 19, 2012
Lisa Cheney, 2012-2013 SGA PresidentDeveloping a college strategy that complements her lifestyle and routine

Lisa Cheney, student government president, came to SPCS through the Institute on Philanthropy and remains engaged and involved in the life of the School.

August 29, 2012
Matt LeeChef brings new brand of culinary craft to downtown Richmond
As the new chef at the Richmond on Broad Café, Matt Lee combines cultural culinary influences and looks to local sources as he shapes UR’s addition to the city’s restaurant offerings.
August 28, 2012
Fifty Years & CountingSchool opens fiftieth anniversary year with SPCS Week, September 17-22
The School of Professional and Continuing Studies will open its fiftieth anniversary celebration year with SPCS Week, an opportunity to connect with the School and celebrate its history.