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Since 2006, more than 90 VCU students and alumni have received Fulbright awards, including five this year. (File photo)

May 20, 2024

Five recent VCU graduates receive Fulbright awards for the 2024-25 academic year

In earning one the country’s top academic honors, they push VCU’s total to near 100 since establishment of its National Scholarship Office.

Maizah Rashid (right) stands outside the Sisters of Mercy Hospital in Croatia, where she served an internship in summer 2022. (Contributed photo)

May 17, 2024

VCU Internship Funding Program propels students to career success

Three recent alums reflect how the initiative connects academic pursuits to employment and professional development.

This year, VCU celebrated Giving Day with Giving Games, an in-person event in Monroe Park. (Jud Froelich, Office of Development and Alumni Relations)

May 7, 2024

VCU’s third annual Giving Day raises more than $16.8M

This year, VCU celebrated Giving Day with Giving Games, an in-person event in Monroe Park.

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