Feature Stories

March 24, 2011
Cierra Hill, '11Senior pursuing K-12 counseling license
Cierra Hill, '11, was recently accepted into The Medical School Counseling Program at UNC Chapel Hill, a 14-month program that will lead to a K–12 license in school counseling.
Connecting the DotsJohnny Finn, visiting lecturer of geography, is researching the ties between geography and music
The connection between music and geography is not self-evident. Visiting lecturer Johnny Finn has dedicated his efforts to making that connection not only evident, but also relevant.  
March 23, 2011
Business MentorMBA student mentors UR junior
Lauren Napolitano, a UR alumna currently seeking her MBA at Richmond, is mentoring junior Perry Beal, advising her on the job market and how to make the most of her time at the University.
March 22, 2011
Amy Weiss, L'12A new pro bono project gives students firsthand knowledge of the legislative process
Taking advantage of the University’s location in Virginia’s capital city, the Harry L. Carrico Center for Pro Bono Service recently launched a legislative pro bono project. Students work with advocacy groups to provide bill tracking and analysis and blog about issues relevant to pending legislation.
March 21, 2011
Susan Quisenberry , W '65Robins School of Business Executive Advisory Council member and alumna answers questions about her career and commitment to serving the University
Resume includes UR Board of Trustees, President of the Alumni Association, President of Westhampton College Alumni Association, and Presidential Search Committee member
Recycling Made EasyStudents lead effort to make recycling easier in UR's academic, administrative and living spaces
A student-led audit of campus recycling and trash receptacles zeroed in on a good excuse to not recycle — confusion. The University hopes to fix that with a new labeling system for all bins on campus.
March 18, 2011
KPMG LLP hires 20 studentsStudent preparation, skills lead to exceptional hiring class
According to firm's recruiter, Richmond students "did everything right" during interview season.
Caitlin Manak, '12Student's winning photo captures larger picture of leadership in India
Before Caitlin Manak, ’12, went to India to study abroad last fall, she bought a new Nikon camera. The purchase allowed her to snap the winning photo for the second annual “Capturing the Jepson Spirit Abroad” photo contest.
Joyce van der Laan SmithAccounting professor stresses the value of a global perspective in the field of finance
For students in Joyce van der Laan Smith’s international accounting class, a global perspective isn’t just an abstract concept. They’re getting a firsthand look at the influences of culture on finance and communication.
March 16, 2011
F.W. de KlerkJepson Leadership Forum 2010-11: Former president of South Africa discusses role of leadership in ending apartheid and managing change
Nobel Laureate F. W. de Klerk, the former president of South Africa who was instrumental in bringing apartheid to a peaceful end, discusses the important lessons of managing change and leadership.