Business: Jane G. Watkins is 2013 Alumni Star
Twice in her life, Jane G. Watkins (B.S.’75/B) found inspiration and a new sense of direction in places bearing the initials VCU. From her days as a Virginia Commonwealth University freshman to her current post as CEO for the Virginia Credit Union, Watkins blazed a trail for businesswomen, as an accountant to an executive leader, at a time when she says women were not as welcome in her chosen field as they are today. Read more.
Business: Student advances in national Walmart competition
When Olugbenga “Tumi” Oredein was growing up in Chesapeake, Va., he wanted to draw all the time. He also collected silicone wristbands that shot to popularity at the height of Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong campaign, a support group for people with cancer. He put those two interests together in Skribs, customizable wristbands that he created. Read more.
VCU Libraries: New building on fast track
Recently, the VCU Libraries community tangibly heard and felt our near future: The rat-a-tat-tat of jackhammers at dawn. A crew was exploring how the concrete aggregate panels are attached to Cabell Library in order to finalize construction specs for the new library on the Monroe Park Campus. Read more.
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