Feature Stories

December 13, 2010
Kristen Habicht Nichols, '05Alumna sees nursing career as an opportunity for servant leadership
As an oncology nurse at Johns Hopkins, Kristen Habicht Nichols, ’05, draws heavily on her leadership studies background and relishes the opportunity to be a servant leader.
December 10, 2010
Emily Blevins, '13Journalism short course equips student with more than an eye for grammar
Emily Blevins never thought she would be e-mailing Stephen Colbert of “The Colbert Report” to call him out on an incorrect word usage, but after taking a pre-orientation short course on writing, she thought, “Why not?”
David Shimp, '01Hospital's chief operating officer draws on leadership studies concepts to manage the big picture and make a positive impact in health care
As a chief operating officer at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, David Shimp, ’01, draws on the concepts he learned as a leadership studies major to “help shape the quality of care and the way that care is delivered for an entire community and region.”
December 9, 2010
Glenn CarterA new coach helps UR men's lacrosse make the move to varsity club status
Glenn Carter arrived at the University of Richmond ready to transition the men's lacrosse team to varsity club status, but he’s also teaching the team the importance of giving back to the community.
December 6, 2010
Patrick Oliver, '98Government consultant turned physician values leadership studies background
After working as a consultant with the U.S. Department of Defense and transitioning to a career as a physician, Patrick Oliver, '98, knows the value of a flexible degree that "prepares you to be successful in many different careers and places in life."
Emily Jenchura, '08Interdisciplinary major ties it all together in South Africa
Emily Jenchura, '08, used her study abroad experience to enhance her personally designed cross-cultural psychology major.
A.J. Nelson '11Senior gets sustainable architecture experience by helping UR meet LEED standards
An internship with University Facilities is giving A.J. Nelson, ’11, a firsthand look into the world of sustainable architecture.
Careers in Public ServiceGov. Kaine kicks off Government, Public Policy & Law Expo
More than 100 students looking to follow in the former Virginia governor’s footsteps attended the expo, which featured government, nonprofit and non-governmental organizations.
From Quarks to CareersPhysics professor Jerry Gilfoyle discusses research and careers in nuclear physics and public policy
Physics professor Jerry Gilfoyle discussed his research on nuclear physics and public policy as part of a special night dedicated to careers in science and scientific policy.
December 2, 2010
Judicial LeadershipCourse puts first-year students in the courtroom
First-year students go from the classroom to the courtroom to put theory to practice in Dr. J. Thomas Wren's Judicial Leadership class. Their verdict for the course itself? Outstanding.