Feature Stories

May 1, 2012
Linda Hutson, C'12Living, studying history from the Civil Rights movement to the presidency of Barack Obama

Linda Hutson, C‘12, refused to let her past become an obstacle to earning a bachelor’s degree at the University of Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies.

March 30, 2012
Stacy Hawkins Adams, C'13Master of Liberal Arts program deepens novelist's appreciation for lifelong learning

Award-winning author, columnist, speaker, and writing coach Stacy Hawkins Adams, C‘13, is back in the classroom pursuing her passion for lifelong learning.

March 28, 2012
Horticulture Professional CertificateNew landscape program focuses on sustainable landscape practices

The Landscape Horticulture, Plants and Practices professional certification is perfect for anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of plants and sustainable horticulture practices including homeowners as well as professionals in a variety of fields.

February 15, 2012
Tom ParfittInstructor offers inside look at baking and pastries, and the art of making chocolate
Tom Parfitt brings his back-room kitchen experience front and center through the Baking and Pastry Arts Center—and gives a small taste of the art of making chocolate.
February 6, 2012
Korine Powers, '12English and philosophy major researches the audience's relationship with serial killers in fiction
After taking classes about vampires and Hitchcock films, Korine Powers, ’12, spent her summer researching the audience’s relationship with serial killers.
January 17, 2012
Dr. Dale KalkofenPartners in the Arts Governance Committee chair reflects on her life as an educator

As a lifelong educator, Dr. Dale Kalkofen is utilizing her past educational experiences in her position as chair of the Partners in the Arts Governance Committee.

January 10, 2012
Collin Wilson, C'13Experience in Teach for America results in returning to the classroom - this time as a student

After spending two years teaching in the Mississippi Delta region with Teach for America, Collin Wilson, C‘13, decided to go back into classroom to pursue a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction.

January 4, 2012
Joan Oates, arts advocateSharing her passion for the arts with the University of Richmond

Joan Oates, a long-time advocate of arts in Richmond, continues her tradition of incorporating arts into everyday life by endowing The Joan Oates Summer Institute for Partners in the Arts in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies.

December 2, 2011
Sustainability and Nature InstituteK-12 teachers learn how to bring the classroom outside
Outdoor learning spaces are on the rise and benefiting students in a number of ways. A new program from SPCS aims to equip teachers with the resources to bring nature to the classroom.
October 17, 2011
Spring Break Study AbroadWorking adults travel to Seville for a hybrid study abroad program

This past March, students traveled with the School of Continuing Studies Human Resources Management (HRM) department to Seville, Spain, for a hands-on spring break study abroad experience titled “Immigration, Labor Markets, and Societies.”