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The Recent Graduate Council is two-year volunteer commitment on an advisory board, open to anyone who has graduated from VCU in the past 10 years. Applications for council openings are accepted each spring. Members represent some of the best and brightest alumni of the past decade, and they help develop and implement engagement strategies to help their peers connect with one another, and the university, in new and exciting ways.

Applications are now open.

Apply by April 30


Council members

2023 Class
Jasmine Luckey
  Zaid Shaikh
Travis Ellison
  Nicole Mahzoun
Diamond Blathers
  Carlos Jimenez Morales
Aaron Deane
  Margo Maier
Jasmine Kent
  Austin Stewart (B.S.19)

Shamera Stewart
   Christian Martinez Lemus
Kelly Nguyen
  Erin Hanley
(B.S.13, Ph.D. '20)
 Jacqueline Dybuvarang (B.S.W.17)   Erika Coleman
Geneda Kearney

(B.I.S.’14, M.T.'14)
  Kierra Fells

Matt Leicester


2022 class
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Amari Cummings  
Amari Cummings
  Jamarr Daniels
Nathan Dowdy    Melissa Grant
Nathan Dowdy
  Melissa Grant
Head shot of Ellen Hwang    
Ellen Hwang
  Tommy Nguyen
Jazmine Povlick    
Jazmine Povlick
2021 class
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Photo of Breonne Brooks   Photo of Jessica Diaz
Breonne Brooks
  Jessica Diaz
(B.A.’18/H&S; B.A.’18/H&S; M.T.’18/E)
Photo of Madeline Doane    Photo of Christina Edwards
Madeline Doane
(B.A.’20/H&S; B.A.’20/WS)
  Christina Edwards
(B.A.’12/A; Cert.’12/DVC)
Photo of John Gregory   Photo of Sarah Izabel 
John Gregory, Ph.D.
  Sarah Izabel
Photo of Christopher Jones   Photo of Kalyann Kauv
Christopher Jones
  Kalyann Kauv, Pharm.D.
(B.S.’13/H&S; Pharm.D.’17/P)
Photo of Sarah Kilmon    Photo of Jonathan Kinsey
Sarah Kilmon
  Jonathan Kinsey
    Photo of Aja Moore
Travis Lewis
  Aja Moore
Photo of Kandis Moran-Jimenez   Photo of Alton Reid 
Kandis Moran-Jimenez
  Alton Reid
Photo of Shawn Soares    
  Shawn Soares
  Krystle Seawright
  Photo of Tina Turner   Zoe Walton 
Tina Turner
  Zoe Walton
(B.I.S.’18/H&S; M.T.’18/E)
Photo of Dominique Wormley     
Dominique Wormley


Previous council members
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Headshot of Lamees Abourahma

Lamees Abourahma
  Marilynn Abraham

2019 Recent Grad Council member Brisker

Ricardo Adams

 Daniel Brisker

Headshot of Lauren Brocious     Photo of Lester Brown
Lauren Brocious
  Lester Brown
 Headshot of member Campbell    
Ebony Campbell
  Robert Chisley
2019 Recent Grad Council member Coloumb    Headshot of Shakeema Daniels
Andrew Coulomb
  Shakeema Daniels
Head shot of RGC member Davis  
Javon Davis

Wesley Dawson

  Headshot of Tanya Diggs- Fountain
Heather Dickerson
  Tanya Diggs-Fountain
Photo of Helga Gonda  
Helga Gonda
  Summer Griffin
  Headshot of Renee Harris
Jewlyus Grigsby
  Renee Harris
(B.S.’13/GPA; M.S.’19/GPA)
Headshot of Miea Hicks
Miea Hicks
(B.A.’17/H&S; B.S.’17/B)
  Katherine Higgins
Headshot of Deja Howard   2019 Recent Grad Council member Jefferson
Deja Howard
  Britney Jefferson
Head shot of RGC member Jeffries   Head shot of RGC member Jones
Brian Jeffries
  Jediah Jones
Head shot of RGC member Joyner    
Stephanie Joyner
  Jonathan Mathes
(B.S.’13/B; M.B.A.’19/B)
Headshot of Tiera Morgan
  Headshot of Christopher McIntosh
Tiera Mcguire
  Christopher McIntosh
Headshot of member Peak    Head shot of RGC member Pierce 
Chase Peak
  Timothy Pierce, Pharm.D.
Headshot of Ben Plache   Headshot of Hayley Pottle
Ben Plache
(B.A.’11/H&S; M.A.’13/H&S)
  Hayley Pottle
Head shot of RGC member Randhawa    Headshot of Yann Reichelt
Saher Randhawa
  Yann Reichelt
  Headshot of Alexander Sausen
Rachel Rodney
  Alexander Sausen
Head shot of RGC member Schindler     Headshot of Melissa Stamp
Emily Schindler
  Melissa Stamp
(B.S.’18/MC; Cert.’18/DVC)
Head shot of RGC member Straughter   Headshot of Maribel Street-McMutt
Trevon Straughter
  Maribel Street-McMutt
(M.S.’15/GPA; Cert.’15/GPA)
Headshot of Emily Todd  
Emily Todd
  Christina Tulloch
Headshot of Aaron Varella  
Aaron Varella
  Vikhyath Veeramachaneni
 Headshot of Rachel Walstead   Headshot of Ashley Williams 
Rachel Walstead, Ph.D.
  Ashley Williams
Head shot of RGC member Williams   
Debrielle Williams
  Jennifer Winnagle
(B.S.’06/B; M.S.’08/E)
Headshot of Sara Yaseen
Sara Yaseen