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As first deaf employee at Altria, VCU Business alum embodies company’s push for diversity

As first deaf employee at Altria, VCU Business alum embodies company’s push for diversity

Wednesday, January 5

Cristina Childers started last spring as a financial analyst, where she performs audits and analyzes financial data.

With cases surging, take-home COVID tests remain hard to find in Richmond-area stores

With cases surging, take-home COVID tests remain hard to find in Richmond-area stores

Wednesday, January 5

Demand for at-home tests began to accelerate around Thanksgiving as the omicron variant spread in the U.S. But manufacturing and distributing more tests can take up to six or eight weeks, said Jeff Smith, a professor of supply chain management at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Brandcenter at VCU offers new course focused on NCAA Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) rule

Brandcenter at VCU offers new course focused on NCAA Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) rule

Wednesday, December 15

“All collegiate athletic programs are in the process of analyzing the impact of the new NIL rights for college athletes,” says Vann Graves, Ed.D., executive director of the Brandcenter at VCU.

The strong women in Rabia Kamara’s life modeled how to blaze trails

The strong women in Rabia Kamara’s life modeled how to blaze trails

Tuesday, December 14

The “Ben & Jerry’s: Clash of the Cones” winner and Ruby Scoops ice cream founder reflects on her busy year, the opening of her second shop and how she hopes to be a role model for Black and brown kids.

School of Business alumni make gift to support CHoR

School of Business alumni make gift to support CHoR

Monday, December 13

VCU School of Business alumni Timmy Nguyen (B.S.’11/B) and Joseph Stemmle (B.S.’13/B) have made a joint gift of $125,000 to Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Two VCU School of Business students named 2022 Pickering fellows

Two VCU School of Business students named 2022 Pickering fellows

Thursday, December 9

The Pickering and Rangel programs funded by the U.S. Department of State provide graduate fellowships to qualified college seniors and graduates committed to joining the foreign service.

Class of 2021: As he combines passions for sports, law, politics and business, Andy Mensah remembers his roots

Class of 2021: As he combines passions for sports, law, politics and business, Andy Mensah remembers his roots

Wednesday, December 8

Born in Italy to Ghanaian immigrant parents and orphaned in the U.S. at age 11, the VCU soccer player and School of Business student now sets his sights on being “a voice for my community.”

Ditto Defines Success

Ditto Defines Success

Tuesday, December 7

Brandcenter alumnae Elizabeth Heinberg and Claire Glisson had pitched Ditto many times before they won the 2021 VCU Alumni Pitch Competition, but perseverance finally paid off this November.