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Contributions to Virginia Commonwealth University’s student scholarship funds are a crucial driver of student success. Each year, the university offers scholarships to deserving students. Read more.
Students help out at after-school programs, food pantries
Once a week during the past semester, VCU student Kirk Leppert would set up a table outside a barber shop in Richmond’s Jackson Ward neighborhood and offer fresh produce from Shalom Farms, a nonprofit organization that aims to fight hunger in the city’s food deserts. Read more.
Medicine: Family celebrates a 101st birthday with gift
Clelia Johnson turned 101 in September. She remembers clearly coming to work at the Medical College of Virginia soon after high school. She had “the audacity,” she said, to ask the president of the college at the time, William Sanger, Ph.D., to speak at her medical secretary graduation. That contact led to her first job and then to a more than 60-year career working in medical pathology. Read more.
Athletics: The Shaping of Shaka
Any story about Shaka Smart has to address his rationalization for turning down UCLA, North Carolina State, Illinois, Tennessee and just about every other job that’s opened in recent years to remain at VCU, and this story will address that before it’s done, I promise. But first I want to tell you about a typewriter, a door that wouldn’t shut and the last time Shaka Smart saw his father. Read more.
Any parent of a child with serious health conditions knows how important access to top-notch care that is close to home can be in keeping everyone in the family healthy and sane during times of tremendous stress. When your child has 30-plus appointments a month, small details can make a huge difference. Read more.
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