Feature Stories

November 6, 2013
Marissa Klein,'99Dreaming big
If you ask Marissa Klein ’99 why she chose to attend the University of Richmond, she will tell you it was fate. While she wasn’t even planning on looking at the University of Richmond, Klein says that she owes much of who she is today to her experience at U of R.
Colleen Hall, '91A great example of UR's interdisciplinary education
With a double major in Business Administration and Studio Art, alum Colleen Hall ’91 exemplifies the interdisciplinary education that University of Richmond is known for.
Elliot Schreur, '10Singing the praise of a liberal arts education

Elliot Schreur, ’10 is a firm believer in a liberal arts education. Schreur graduated with degrees in Music and English and now works in public policy. It was because of his liberal arts education from the University of Richmond that Schruer was able to explore the political science field outside of his two majors.

Kristen Lybert, '14The Internship of a lifetime with the FBI

Working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is an opportunity most people can only dream about. Kristen Lybert, '14 was one of the lucky few to have this highly sought-after chance through an internship this past summer.

Richie Wismer, '16Networking his way to an internship at the Law Library of Congress
In his first year at the University of Richmond, Richie Wismer, ’16 learned the value of building relationships with people who ultimately assisted him in obtaining an internship at the Law Library of Congress.
Roxanne Henningson, '14Beautifully combining a love for fashion and business
Roxanne Henningson ’14, a business administration major, was able to combine her marketing concentration with her strong interest in fashion through an internship with Etro, an Italian luxury fashion company over the summer.
November 4, 2013
Law Students Study International Law and Finance of BRICS CountriesOliver C. Ruppel, professor of law at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, taught the one-credit course
Second and third-year law students had the opportunity to learn about international law and finance issues presented by the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (also known as the "BRICS" countries) during an intensive course offered in October.
November 1, 2013
Mike DeChello, '15Junior discovers a strong professional network can make all the difference
His first day on the job as a sports management intern, Mike DeChello, ’15, was given three clients and told to get them hired. The experience was a lesson in the value of a personal network.
October 31, 2013
Biology of the Chesapeake BayStudents get their feet wet in Chesapeake Bay course
Immersion learning takes many different forms, but for students in Emily Boone’s Marine Biology of the Chesapeake Bay, it involves literal immersion in mud and water.
October 29, 2013
Lacy Strickler, GB '14MBA candidate works at Evatran, an organization creating the first wireless electric vehicle charging system
Lacy Strickler went from pursuing a nursing career in a neonatal intensive care unit to working for an organization developing the first wireless electric vehicle charging system.