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

The summer 2016 alumni magazines look at recent advancements at VCU and innovative discoveries on the horizon. Join now to read these articles in the latest issues and to access magazine archives.

Here’s a look at what you’ll find in the summer edition:

SCC 2016 Summer cover thumbnail Student debt crisis 

New initiatives take direct aim at lessening student-loan debt by increasing students’ financial literacy.

Waves of success 
Programs accelerate students’ entrepreneurial career paths by giving them support to launch their startups.

Pardon our progress 
Three new facilities, and four more on the horizon, provide spaces for learning, innovation and discovery.

Gold stars 
Student fundraisers call on alumni to encourage them to engage with the university and to support their alma mater.

Motor skilled 
An innovative invention holds great promise in helping babies with neuromuscular disorders learn to crawl.

The right fit 
VCU provides a real-world education that keeps the McCoig family coming back to campus for more.

Shooting for a cure 
VCU Massey Cancer Center launches clinical trials to expand a promising new form of cancer treatment.


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