Feature Stories

August 17, 2011
Andrew GoodmanNew campus rabbi talks about his vision for Jewish life at UR
The University’s Chaplaincy welcomed its first director of Jewish life and campus rabbi in July. Andrew Goodman talks about the prospects of the job and his hopes for Jewish life at UR.
August 12, 2011
Abi Olvera, '12Fellowship will jump-start student's Foreign Service career
El Paso native Abi Olvera decided to transfer to Richmond to be closer to Washington and to study international affairs. A year later, she is one of the U.S. Department of State’s top prospects for a future career in the Foreign Service.
Tom Lawrence, '02Alumnus wins Webby award for his company's work on U.S. Capitol e-tour
Since graduating from Richmond in 2002, Tom Lawrence has helped many students find jobs and internships with the company he founded as a student. That company recently received The Webby award for its work on a virtual tour of the U.S. Capitol.
August 11, 2011
Garrison Weaver, '13Junior's photography hobby helps jump-start a career in real estate
Garrison Weaver’s childhood interest in sports photography led to a four-year position on the newspaper staff and a marketing internship with the recreation center. Now, it also is playing a role as he begins a career in real estate.
August 8, 2011
Danielle Taylor, '13Internship with financial management company an opportunity to build a strong academic portfolio and invest in others' futures
An internship with a leading financial management company gave Danielle Taylor, ’13, an opportunity to diversify her undergraduate portfolio and write a business plan for a new nonprofit organization intended to help children in foster care.
August 5, 2011
Roadmap to Community EngagementStudents in pre-semester program explore range of social issues
A garden of spinning, bright blue pinwheels on the lawn of Boatwright Library challenged passersby to consider what they could do to stem child abuse.
August 4, 2011
Embracing New Opportunities Dean Wendy Collins Perdue shares vision for School of Law
New law Dean Wendy Collins Perdue shares her thoughts on the state of legal education and her plans for the School of Law.
Anna Von Heill, '12Internship gives student an opportunity to help shape future leaders
An internship with the Summer Institute on Leadership and Public Service at St. Christopher’s School in Richmond gave Anna Von Heill, ’12, an opportunity to share her leadership studies knowledge and help shape future leaders.
August 2, 2011
Jessy Elphick, '12Study abroad experience inspires student to focus on global education
Jessy Elphick, ’12, is spending the summer as an intern with Pencils of Promise, an organization that works to build schools in developing countries and train future leaders.
August 1, 2011
Kimberly M. Magee, L'96Alumna challenges herself by going the distance
Kim Magee, L'96, marries her love of running with her interest in helping others by running marathons to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.