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Let’s Talk Enneagram

Enneagram is a popular personality type indicator that uses nine types to understand an individual’s personality and how they relate to others. Jon Singletary, Ph.D. (M.S.W.’99/SW; Ph.D.’03/SW), dean of the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University and long-time Enneagram facilitator, discusses the nine types of the Enneagram and how they are a useful means of understanding yourself and others by appreciating, in a new way, personality dynamics within families, work settings and friendships. Take a free Enneagram test prior to watching the webinar so you can learn more about your number and what it means.

Adulting 101: Navigating the Virtual Job Market

Learn the ins and outs of the virtual job market and get a look at the future of job searches.

Adulting 101: Tax Training for 2021

VACU Financial Success Center at VCU provides advice to help make your taxes easier to understand and things to think about going in to your 2021 taxes.

What Just Happened: Bitcoin

Recent international headlines of crypto crackdowns vs. legalization, domestic ransomware attacks and philosophical conversations around access and equity are changing the way we think about cryptocurrency. Alumni and faculty experts answer questions about bitcoin and more in this panel discussion.

The Psychology of Spending

How do you feel when you think about your financial situation? Nervous? Excited? Sad? The way you feel about your money could be affecting the way you handle it. The VACU Financial Success Center at VCU helps you strategize and change your thinking around budgeting and your finances.

First-time home buying

Have you thought about buying a home but don’t know where to start? The VACU Financial Success Center at VCU provides advice, tips and strategies to prepare you as you start to think about buying your first home.

Ask and Angel Investor

How often do you say to yourself, “If only I could get more funding for my business.” If raising capital is in the future for your business, watch this webinar, where you will learn what angel investors are looking for when making an investment along with detailed information on what not to do when raising capital.

Adulting 101: Tackling Student Loans

Learn from the VACU Financial Success Center at VCU how to tackle the student loan repayment process.


Grad School Tips From Admissions Recruiters

Learn from those directly involved in the graduate school admissions process as they provide tips and tricks on how to navigate the admissions process and deciding if graduate school is right for you.

Everything You Want to Know About Serving on a Board

Serving on a board can be incredibly rewarding, both for the community or corporation, and in building your network. This one hour Q&A with board members demystifues access to local, appointed, corporate and university board opportunities, what to expect and how to get the most of your experience.

Advancing the World Through Sport

Sports, because of their unparalleled popularity, can advance human rights and positively impact social and economic development globally. Hear from VCU Center for Sport Leadership graduates and friends of the program on how they’re changing the world for the better.

Sneaker Madness

Learn from an amazing alumni panel on what’s fueling the sneaker boom and other topics around the sneaker head community. This webinar touches on the direct-to-consumer market with apps like Nike SNKRs, the resell industry and other topics that fuel this passion.

STEMinists: VCU Alumnae in Science

An alumni panel of women researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs discuss what it takes to trailblaze in the sciences, what skills they value most in their professions and what we can do to ensure that the next generation of women follow their lead.

Lift Every Voice: Technology Panel

Black alumni working in technology field share successes as well as lessons learned as they have navigated their careers and how their identity has played a role in their professional journey.

Lift Every Voice: Politics and Public Service Panel

In this Black Alumni Across the Industries Panel Series, alumni working in the politics and public service sectors share successes as well as lessons learned as they have navigated their careers and how their identity has played a role in their professional journey.

Lift Every Voice: Communications, marketing and media

Black alumni working in marketing and communications share successes as well as lessons learned as they have navigated their careers and how their identity has played a role in their professional journey.

Lift Every Voice: Health Care, Science and Research

In this Black Alumni Across the Industries Panel Series, alumni working in the health care, science and research industires share successes as well as lessons learned as they have navigated their careers and how their identity has played a role in their professional journey.

The Vaccine: A Live Q&A with Infectious Disease Experts

Infectious-disease expert Leigh Anne Hylton Gravatt, Pharm.D. (Pharm.D.’03/P), answers questions about the COVID-19 vaccines in a Q&A moderated by David A. Holdford, professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science in the VCU School of Pharmacy.

Feng Shui for Sleep with the Feng Shui Diva

Feng Shui Diva Robyn Bentley (B.S.’85/MC) presents an introduction to feng shui for your home. Learn more about aligning your body with bedroom elements and the compass points and how it can improve your sleep and your life.

Understanding Open Enrollment at Your Workplace

Richmond Chapter President Joseph Stemmle (B.S.’13/B) with Ameriprise Financial breaks down how to evaluate benefits during your employer’s open enrollment period.

VCU Alumni Pitch Competition

Did you miss the excitement of the second annual VCU Alumni Pitch Competition? Watch this year’s event, as five finalists pitched their business ventures virtually to a panel of judges for a chance to win funding, resources and the ultimate title: 2020 VCU Alumni Pitch Competition champion.

The Right to Vote

Alex Keena, Ph.D., assistant professor in the VCU Department of Political Science, discusses election integrity and advocacy efforts with a panel of alumni involved in the protection of free and fair elections, voter registration and advocacy efforts and issues regarding voting accessibility and security.

Coping With College During COVID-19

Recent graduate Vikhyath Veeramachaneni (B.A.’14/H&S) moderates a virtual discussion among current VCU students on how they have navigated the academic and campus changes during the pandemic.

Making “Cents” of Your Credit

Annette Koroma (B.S.’20/B), a credit risk analyst team member at Dominion Energy, provides an introduction to understanding your credit. 

The Future of Testing During COVID-19

View a recorded Q&A featuring alumni experts working on the front lines in epidemiology, laboratories and health care systems about how testing can inform our approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Caring for Loved Ones During COVID-19

Alumni experts in gerontology share resources and advice for maintaining support and connection with loved one during the pandemic.

Expert Q&A: Pivoting the USGA During a Crisis

The VCU Center for Sport Leadership’s Greg Burton (M.Ed.12/E) spoke with 2020 U.S. Open Championship Director and VCU alumnus Charlie Howe (M.S.’07/E) who answers questions about getting back to golf and what it was like to have to shift this year’s championship due to COVID-19.

It’s OK to not be OK: Personal Health and Wellness

Thinking about life after college can pose the question of, “What’s next?" Learn tips for staying happy and healthy in your postgrad life.

Now What? The Social and Economical Impact of COVID-19

What long-lasting ethical and sociological impact will the COVID-19 pandemic have on us? Will it change the way people treat others? How will it change the way we view our personal lives and our careers in the long term?

Getting Retirement Ready

The VACU Financial Success Center at VCU and retired businessman Ron Gartska (M.S.’85/B) talk about preparing for retirement and navigating life in retirement especially during these uncertain times.

Living Your Best Life: Adjusting to a New City

Make the most of your city and find happiness in your new home. Javon Davis (B.S.’14/GPA; Cert.’15/GPA; M.P.A.’16/GPA) and Stephanie Joyner (B.S.'13/H&S), members of the Recent Graduate Council, answer questions in this webinar about making a big move.

Making Money Moves: Personal Finance, Budgeting and Building Credit

Learn ways to control spending, build credit and save money.

Chalk Talk With Coach Mike Rhoades

VCU head men’s basketball coach Mike Rhoades (M.S.’02/B) talks with ESPN Richmond’s Greg Burton (M.Ed.’12/E) about recruiting digitally and other ways the team has adapted during the COVID-19 outbreak.

COVID-19’s Impact on Health Care Preparedness and Policy

Two Wilder School professors discuss COVID-19’s effects on health care policy and the response of health care systems.

Homeschooling Q&A: Finish the School Year Strong

Many parents find themselves working from home with a new side job: teacher. Hear from alumni who have successfully managed this new role and share how you can help your student finish the semester strong.

How the Pandemic Has Affected the U.S. Supply Chain

Three VCU School of Business faculty members answers questions about how the pandemic has disrupted the supply and distribution chain for food and other essentials.

Author-Musician Michael Hearst Q&A

Michael Hearst (B.M.’95/A), a musician and author, answers kids’ questions (sometimes with songs) in this fun Q&A about his book, “Unusual Creatures.”

Q&A With Faculty Expert on Infectious Disease

Leigh Anne Hylton Gravatt, Pharm.D., BCPS (Pharm.D.’03/P), a pharmacist with expertise in infectious diseases, answers questions from the VCU community about COVID-19, social distancing and more.

Alumni Pitch Competition 2019

The inaugural Pitch Competition on Nov. 9, 2019, brought a standing room–only crowd to hear alumni pitch thier products, services and companies to a panel of judges.

Homecoming: STAT 10th Anniversary Dinner

Current and past STAT executive board and leadership council members celebrated 10 years of one of the largest student organizations on campus.  

Homecoming: Student-Alumni Service Project

Alumni and students joined together Nov. 9 to pack dental hygiene kits for local schools.

Homecoming 2019: Hoops and Scoops

Alumni came together Nov. 8 to celebrate Homecoming at the VCU Institute for Contemporary Art.

2019 Alumni Stars

Winners of the 2019 Alumni Stars represent the best of art, media, business, science, education, service and health care and reflect the brilliance of the university.

2019 10 Under 10

Ten alumni who earned their first VCU degree within the past 10 years were honored at this annual awards ceremony for their noteworthy and distinctive achievements.

Seattle Alumni Tour

Alumni in the Seattle area enjoyed a special event Nov. 1 at Honest Biscuits that reconnected them with each other and their alma mater.

St. Louis Alumni Tour

Alumni in the St. Louis, Missouri, area enjoyed a variety of events that engaged and reconnected them with each other and their alma mater.

Philadelphia Alumni Tour

Alumni in the Philadelphia area enjoyed a variety of events that engaged and reconnected them with each other and their alma mater.

2019 Alumni Charity Challenge

Alumni chapters from many universities came out to Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond, Virginia on September 18 and raised 151,291 pounds of food for the local Richmond community.

Charlottesville Alumni Tour

Alumni in the Charlottesville, Virginia area enjoyed a variety of events that engaged and reconnected them with each other and their alma mater.

Alumni-owned Business Series

Alumni gathered June 15 Urban Hang Suite in Richmond, Virginia, to discuss the state of underrepresented alumni business owners.

Academic Chapter River Cleanup

VCU Alumni's academic chapters came together Saturday, June 8, to help clean up Belle Isle in Richmond, Virginia.  

DMV Alumni Tour

Alumni in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia areas enjoyed a variety of events May 28-June 3 that engaged and reconnected them with their alma mater.

Alumni Emeriti Society Spring 2019 Commencement

Alumni who graduated from MCV, RPI or VCU in 1969 or earlier joined us May 11 for Commencement.  

2019 Monroe Scholars Book and Author Luncheon

Alumni enjoyed an afternoon with award-winning author Lee Smith at the ninth annual Monroe Scholars Book and Author Luncheon on May 1.

2019 VCU Alumni and Community Bike Ride

The VCU Alumni Riding Rams and VCU Recreational Sports came together April 27 for the annual alumni and community bike ride.

Tag Day 2019

Students Today Alumni Tomorrow celebrated the inaugural Tag Day on April 24 by "tagging" campus buildings and spaces that have been impacted by private giving.

Dallas Alumni Tour

Alumni in the Dallas area enjoyed a variety of events April 13-16 that reconnected them with one another and their alma mater.  

Until We Meet Again: Breakfast and Fellowship Program

The AAAC ended Reunion Weekend April 7 by remembering classmates who are no longer with us.

Epic Night of Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

On Saturday, April 6, alumni celebrated the 30th anniversary of the AAAC and the 45th anniversaries of the Theta Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and the Eta Xi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.

AAAC Old School/New School Block Party

Classmates, friends, family and Rams of all ages came out April 6 for a Reunion block party.

Mentoring Circle Mocktail Party 2019

The Mentoring Circle held Saturday, April 6, connected current VCU African-American undergraduate students with VCU African-American alumni who share common professional aspirations and interests.

AAAC President’s Reception

This special reception April 5 honored former AAAC presidents who helped establish the foundation of the organization.

50-Year Grand Alumni Society Induction Brunch

Deans and alumni from each school helped to induct the 50-year Class of 1969 into the Grand Alumni Society on Sunday, April 7.

50-Year Memorial Service

On Sunday, April 7, we honored deceased alumni from the Class of 1969 as well as St. Philip alumnae.

School of Medicine Reunion 2019

Check out photos from the School of Medicine 2019 Reunion Weekend, April 5-7.

School of Dentistry Reunion 2019

Check out photos from the School of Dentistry 2019 Reunion Weekend, April 5-7.

School of Nursing Reunion 2019

The School of Nursing Reunion Weekend, April 5-7, welcomed back classes ending in 4 and 9, St. Philip alumnae and grand alumni.

VCU Libraries Memories Lunch and Walking Tour 2019

Alumni reminisced April 5 at the Health Sciences Library followed by a tour of the medical campus.

MCV Campus Block Party 2019

Alumni relaxed and enjoyed live music, a boxed lunch and cold brew at the MCV Campus Block Party on April 6.

MCVAA President's Reception

MCVAA board President Ellen Byrne, D.D.S., Ph.D. (B.S.'77/P; D.D.S.'83/D; Cert.'91/D; Ph.D.'91/M) welcomed alumni from all schools back to campus April 6.

A-10 tournament pregame reception

Alumni and fans turned out strong for the March 15 A-10 tournament pregame reception at Barclays Center's 40/40 Club to rally for the Rams before their game against Rhode Island.

NYC Alumni Tour: “Today” with Rodney

Ram fans and alumni made a March 15 appearance on the "Today" show.  

NYC Alumni Tour: 9/11 Memorial and Museum Tour

Alumni toured the the National September 11 Memorial Museum on March 14.  

NYC Alumni Tour: City Links - Simulated Golf With the Pros

Alumni played virtual golf March 13 with Charlie Howe (M.S.'07/E), championship director for the 2020 U.S. Open.

NYC Alumni Tour: Inside the Industry: The Future of Fashion

Michael Fisher (B.A.’02/A), vice president of creative at Fashion Snoops, spoke to alumni and staff March 13 about upcoming fashion trends.

NYC Alumni Tour: Curious, Unusual and Extraordinary: Meet and Greet With VCU Alumni Author

Alumni and friends came out March 13 to hear alumnus Michael Hearst (B.M.'95/A) speak on his series of children's books at The Powerhouse Arena.

Atlanta Alumni Tour: Watch Party - VCU vs. St. Louis

Alumni gathered at Big Sky Buckhead Feb. 26 to cheer for the Rams in their 71-65 win over St. Louis University.  

Atlanta Alumni Tour: Evening Reception with VCU

Atlanta-area alumni gathered Feb. 25 at Park Bar to spend the evening socializing with fellow alumni and VCU leadership.  

Atlanta Alumni Tour: VCU Day at the Aquarium

Alumni explored the world-famous Georgia Aquarium and its newly reopened Cold Water Quest exhibit Sunday, Feb. 24.

Atlanta Alumni Tour: Atlanta Alumni Brunch

Alumni in Atlanta came together for a delicious brunch at Whiskey Bird.

Atlanta Alumni Tour: The Secret Sauce - Behind the Scenes at Chick-fil-A

Alumni enjoyed an exclusive backstage tour of the Chick-fil-A headquarters where they learned about the company's fascinating history and culture.

Los Angeles Alumni Tour: Hollywood Hills Sunset Hike

Alumni enjoyed a 3-mile hike Feb. 9 through Griffith Park to see a side-angle view of the Hollywood sign and the scenic Santa Monica Mountains.

Los Angeles Alumni Tour: Basketball Brunch Watch Party

Alumni cheered Feb. 9 for the Rams' 85-55 win over A-10 rival St. Bonaventure.

Los Angeles Alumni Tour: Skyspace Experience

A Feb. 8 guided tour of OUE Skyspace Los Angeles took alumni to the top of California’s tallest observation deck.

Los Angeles Alumni Tour: Inside the Industry: Media, Arts and Entertainment

An alumni panel composed of creative directors, senior editors and animators, fashion designers and actors shared the secret to their success at a Feb. 7 Q&A at CBS Studio Center.

Los Angeles Alumni Tour: Inside the Industry: Media, Arts and Entertainment Video

Alumni panelists share insider secrets to success in the media, arts and entertainment industry.

Los Angeles Alumni Tour: Warner Bros. Studio Tour

On Feb. 7, alumni enjoyed a private behind-the-scenes tour of Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank, California. 

San Francisco Alumni Tour: Inside the Industry - Agents of Innovation

Alumni from Google, Apple and tech startups spoke Feb. 5 at a panel discussion at Los Altos Tasting Room.

San Francisco Alumni Tour: Inside the Industry - Agents of Innovation Video

In a Feb. 5 panel discussion at Los Altos Tasting Room, alumni innovators shared how they are shaping the future of technology and innovation in Silicon Valley.

San Francisco Alumni Tour: Bayside Breakfast with President Rao

VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D., joined alumni for breakfast at McCormick and Kuleto’s.

San Francisco Alumni Tour: Barcade Networking Night with VCU

Emporium SF provided the backdrop for an alumni networking night Feb. 4. 

San Francisco Alumni Tour: VCU vs. George Mason Watch Party

Ram fans turned out Feb. 2 at Fishbowl Bar and Grill to watch VCU defeat George Mason 79-63.

Orlando Alumni Tour

Alumni in the Orlando, Florida, area enjoyed a variety of events Jan. 21-25 that reconnected them with one another and their alma mater.

Richmond Alumni Tour: VCU Alumni Family Day at Cabell Library

Cabell Library played host Jan. 18 to families who came out to enjoy a variety of children's activities, including reading with Rodney the Ram.

Richmond Alumni Tour: VCU Alumni Continuing Medical Education Lecture

Two VCU professors spoke Jan. 15 to shed light on varying aspects of the opioid crisis.

Richmond Alumni Tour: Student Welcome Back

Alumni, faculty and staff welcomed students back to campus Jan. 14 for the first day of classes.

Richmond Alumni Tour: Arts Industry Networking Night

Richmond-area alumni working in arts and design made connections Jan. 10 at Well Art Gallery.

Richmond Alumni Tour: Celebrate ELEVATE

Steam Bell Beer Works in Midlothian, Virginia, played host to an alumni celebration that included food from LowCo Eatery and live music from The Soul Proprietors. 

Richmond Alumni Tour: Alumni-owned Business Networking Night

Alumni business owners gathered Jan. 10 at Triple Crossing Beer - Fulton to network.

Fall 2018 Ring Ceremony

Students received their class rings Nov. 29 at a ceremony shared with family and friends.

2018 10 Under 10 Awards

Ten alumni who earned their first VCU degree within the past 10 years were honored at this annual awards ceremony for their noteworthy and distinctive achievements.

2018 Alumni Volunteer Service Awards

 Alumni volunteers were honored at an Oct. 19 ceremony for their leadership, service and commitment to the university.