Feature Stories

October 21, 2011
Stephanie Granderson, '12 Senior explores educational inequalities through civic engagement partnership
As a child, Stephanie Granderson, ’12, experienced educational inequalities firsthand when she transferred to a new middle school. As a Bonner Scholar, she’s now working to understand the source and be a positive influence on city students.
October 19, 2011
Wade Jewell, B '84  Richmond accounting graduate enjoys making a difference in other people's lives as executive director of the Virginia Board of Accountancy
Robins School alumnus was instrumental in creating homecoming traditions and reinvigorating school spirit on campus
A Call from The White HouseFormer Executive Education student and small-business owner served on President Obama's White House Community Leaders Briefing series
Charlene Reynolds, CEO of Creative Insurance Concepts, shared the challenges of the bonding process for small and veteran-owned businesses during a breakout session facilitated by the Small Business Administration 
Funny Guy, Smart EntrepreneurRobins School alum Josh Abramson started CollegeHumor.com as a freshman student in 1999 and was employed full-time by his start-up after graduation

After producing a show on MTV and selling three successful Internet companies, Abramson is getting back to his roots managing BustedTees.com, a humorous t-shirt site he started one year after graduation

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.”

October 12, 2011
Yigit Aytan, '12Computer science senior combines classroom learning with real-world experience at Google
Combining the computer science fundamentals learned in the classroom with the real-world experience of two Google internships, Yigit Aytan, ’12, has prepared himself well for life after graduation.
Emily Nelson, '12Senior and alumna's shared interests in computational biology leads to summer research at Princeton
Thanks to a UR connection and an uncommon combination of majors, Emily Nelson, ’12, spent her summer in a computational biology summer research program at Princeton University, studying genome variations from around the world.
October 10, 2011
World CinemaInternational Film Series features eight films, new home in 23rd year
Free, contemporary and foreign — the International Film Series is now 23 years into its run as Richmond's premier destination for fans of world cinema.
Paige Wigginton, '09Leadership studies alumna makes a career of serving college students
Paige Wigginton, '09, may have been born a leader, but it was the advice and example of people around her at Richmond that helped her decide to pursue a career in higher education.
October 6, 2011
Iwona Kuraszko Visiting Scholar conducting research on sustainability and ethical leadership

Iwona Kuraszko, the inaugural scholar of the Zuzana Simoniova Cmelikova Visiting Scholar Program in Leadership and Ethics, is focusing her research on sustainability in Central and Eastern Europe.