Our award-winning alumni magazines, Shafer Court Connections and Scarab, are available to active, dues-paying members of VCU Alumni.

The spring 2015 alumni magazines look at the many ways VCU invests in efforts to improve human health. Join now to read these articles in the latest issue and to access magazine archives.




Creating a better world
Explore the inseparable relationship between higher education and human health and learn how, as an urban university, VCU invests in improving the emotional, social and economic health of our communities.

Students on a mission
Student-led organizations spearhead international service trips to deliver direct medical care and health care education to those who need it the most.

A common quest
Look across VCU’s campus and you’ll find students, faculty and staff openly collaborating as they pursue the same goal: improving the health of people everywhere. Leading this charge are VCU’s academic leaders who discuss how tackling issues of human health from a multidisciplinary perspective can make a real difference in the lives of individuals and communities.

The healthy heart of Richmond
From the city’s per capita density of parks to the many miles of hiking and biking trails, Richmonders enjoy a healthy attitude toward life and VCU is proud to sit at that heart of that.

Seven family members, one alma mater
Drawn to the university’s variety of educational paths, the Johnson children, all six of them, continue the VCU tradition first set by their mother.