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  1. Chanel Stafford (B.S.’15/H&S) has been appointed assistant director of recruitment at Virginia State University.

    Submitted on Jun 29, 2022
  2. Jessica Kitchenman (B.S.’12/N) writes, “I’m married with two kids and two pups. I’ve been working in ER/trauma for the past 10 years since graduating from the VCU accelerated nursing program.”

    Submitted on Jun 21, 2022
  3. Linne Garrett (B.F.A.’91/A) writes, “I am looking to connect with other VCU alumni grads specializing in web design, graphic design and digital media.”

    Submitted on Apr 18, 2022

  4. Jaron Terry
    (B.S.’81/MC; M.S.’86/MC) notes that May 17, 2021, marks the 35th anniversary of her master’s degree. George T. Crutchfield, the School of Mass Communications’ first director, was a member of her thesis committee. “What I learned at VCU has served me well over the nearly 40 years of my PR and communications career, the last 25 as president of Jaron Terry Communications, which provides strategic planning and content (writing) services,” Terry writes. She is also adjunct faculty at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, teaching media and crisis communications and Creative Thinking. She was inducted into the College of Fellows and is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America, where she serves on the national-level diversity and inclusion committee. She volunteers as board president for PFLAG Columbus, advocating for LGBTQ+ affirmation and equal rights. She and her husband have one adult child.

    Submitted on Apr 11, 2022
  5. Steven Berent (B.S.’79/MC) writes, “Having written many spec scripts and screenplays, TV movies and theatrical plays, bios and comedy scenarios and conceptual proposals, today am aspiring toward “Saturday Night Live” writing and hosting and soap opera acting. I’m a member in good standing of theatrical union SAG Aftra. I Lived in a dorm at VCU and an apartment on the Boulevard. My Roommate at VCU was Jay Coppm aspiring rock drummer. We were total opposites in every aspect. I used to tease him that I had to watch “Captain Kangaroo” every morning. This made him as nuts as it made me listening to his loud rock stuff. 

    Submitted on Mar 29, 2022
  6. Charles Moseley, M.D. (M.D.’69/M) retired in June 2021.

    Submitted on Feb 28, 2022
  7. Dennis Jove (B.S.’08/H&S; B.S.’08/MC) earned an M.B.A. from Liberty University in 2022.

    Submitted on Feb 9, 2022
  8. Anita Thrasher (B.S.’79/HP), writes, “I worked in a wide variety of settings, but my favorite was in home health. I started OT in four home health companies back in 1980 and had a pediatric private practice. One year I had seven W2’s and 1099s. I was very busy.”

    Submitted on Feb 4, 2022
  9. Lauren Versino (B.F.A.’13/A) recently accepted a new positions at Pepsico as their brand design lead for Muscle Milk as well as their new energy drink line to launch in 2023. She has also recentyl wrapped up her online mentorship class where she advises green designers on how to navigate the creative industry, keep boundaries at work and set up a successful design portfolio.

    Submitted on Jan 26, 2022
  10. Nancy Campbell (B.I.S.’02/H&S) writes, “Widowed twice. Retired from 30 years at VCU after earning my B.I.S. in employee assistance. (Took 17 years to finish it using my two free classes per semester benefit.) Worked another 10 years part time for the Virginia Department of Education. Retired again after a surgery.”

    Submitted on Jan 20, 2022

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