Feature Stories

October 15, 2014
Whitney Schwalm, '15Pre-health student explores addiction and mental health through coursework and volunteering

Pre-health student gains empathy and a greater understanding of addiction and mental-health issues through her work at a substance-abuse treatment center.

October 14, 2014
Deconstructing ServiceBonner Scholar reflects on his four years of community service

Bonner Scholar reflects on the challenges, frustrations, and fulfillment inherent in community service.

October 13, 2014
College Students for a DayHigher Achievement scholars enjoy an overnight adventure on campus

Local middle-school students revel in the college experience through an overnight visit to campus.

October 10, 2014
Professor Ann Hodges Receives 2014 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman AwardProfessor Hodges one of 10 professors selected for Beckman Award

Professor Ann Hodges has been honored as a 2014 recipient of the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award. The Beckman Award is presented every year to 10 professors from across the country who inspire their former students to achieve greatness.

Nick Yeutter, '15Music is the best medicine for this aspiring doctor, composer and electronic music producer
Senior Nick Yeutter successfully explores his interests in medicine and music at University of Richmond. “It was inspiring to realize the connection between my musical and premed endeavors,” Yeutter said.
October 9, 2014
Ukee Washington, R'80In the office by 3:40 a.m., and out by 1 p.m., Ukee Washington, R'80, covers the morning news for Philadelphia and still makes time for a side career as an actor
The life of a news anchor is a busy one. But Philadelphia’s CBS 3 morning news anchor Ulysses Samuel “Ukee” Washington, R’80, has managed to fit in a side career as an actor, appearing in films and TV shows.
Premier SpiderDairyman and deputy premier Michael Dunkley, R'80, stepped into Bermuda's top political job this spring. As one local headline put it, "Can the milkman deliver?"
A former national footballer and cricketer, Michael Dunkley, R'80, is CEO of Bermuda’s only dairy, which his great-grandfather started a century ago. He also has been one of Bermuda’s most popular politicians since first being elected a member of the island’s Westminster-modeled parliament in 1997.
Mischief ManagedForget the exhaustive social rules and perfectly posed sepia photos. Past generations still managed to show their sense of humor and have fun while at college.

Well-behaved women seldom make history, wrote Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. Girls just want to have fun, sang Cyndi Lauper. At Westhampton, we have our fair share of history-making, fun-loving women.

Creative cornerMeet Dr. Jane Berry

According to Dr. Jane Berry, Professor of Psychology at the University of Richmond and recognized expert in the field of cognitive aging, the single most important way to keep the human brain functioning at the highest level throughout life is aerobic exercise.

Did you know?Giving back to the University of Richmond
For almost two centuries, alumni of the University of Richmond have credited their college experience with shaping their lives.