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The spring 2018 alumni magazines capture some of the reasons students, donors and alumni hold a special place for the university in their hearts. Check out these articles plus alumni profiles and class notes in the latest editions:

Heart of the matter - The first human heart transplant occurred in 1967, an epic medical advance that was repeated five months later at MCV. This year, VCU Health Pauley Heart Center marks the 50th anniversary of Virginia's first heart transplant. For Jeni Simonitis (B.S.’06/H&S), the milestone also signals a new start. 

50 things to love about VCU - VCU has lots to love, from therapy dogs that bring comfort and care to Ram fans who storm the Stu to late-night greasy spoons that hit the spot. See if you find familiarity and fondness in these 50 heartwarming traits (presented in no particular order).

Legacy in the making - Three Zafar siblings from Northern Virginia found their perfect fit as computer science majors in the VCU College of Engineering: Ayesha graduated in 2016, Mohammad is a senior and Basima just finished her first year. They’re hoping younger brother Osman keeps up the family tradition.