Life Sciences: Dominion renews carbon grant
On Sept. 24, VCU Rice Rivers Center Board member Pam Faggert presented a check on behalf of the Dominion Foundation to Anne Wright, Life Sciences Outreach Education coordinator, in the amount of $40,000 as part of a grant for the Carbon Awareness Partnership. Read more.
H&S: Tonya S. Mallory is 2013 Alumni Star
Under Tonya S. Mallory’s (B.S.’88/H&S; M.S.’89/H&S) entrepreneurial guidance, what was once a small startup company with 11 employees in downtown Richmond, Va., has expanded to more than 750 employees today and stands at the forefront of diagnostic care. 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.
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.
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