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Class of 2023: Carlton Nivens found a ‘Pathway’ to VCU, and he pays it forward with a commitment to mentoring

Philosophy graduate with a computer science minor has supported peers and youth through CodeVA and tribal engagement.

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Class of 2023: Health services student Lesly Alvarez is helping those who came before her

Focusing on gerontology, the immigrant and first-generation college student aims to address disparities facing Hispanic seniors.

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Class of 2023: Navy veteran Jimmy Webber, a former casket bearer, continued to build his leadership skills at VCU

Former ceremonial guard member found – and shared – support through Military Student Services.

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Class of 2023: Fraser Trotter went back to college after dropping out years earlier. At VCU, he earned straight A’s and is headed to a top law school.

Trotter, a philosophy major, thought he’d missed his chance at a college degree but found success at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Class of 2023: With a second bite at the Big Apple, Alex Ames plots a new course at age 32

Ames, an information systems major in the School of Business, is preparing to return to New York as an analyst with Bank of America.

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Class of 2023: William Estes adds a dash of business to life’s new recipe

After a decade in the hospitality industry, this older undergrad builds on a ‘Ramily’ tradition.

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Class of 2023: After allowing herself time to grieve, Christine Singleton returns to school and resumes her love of literature and learning

Singleton, an English major, has thrived at VCU, where she has found her voice again.

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Army veterans and married couple Corinne Rapp and Joe Cambria embrace campus life after years in the military

The couple, who are enjoying VCU’s urban setting, plan to return to the Army after earning their bachelor’s degrees.

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Adult and nontraditional students thrive with help of variety of resources at VCU

The Office of Adult and Nontraditional Student Services, Rams Reconnect and the Amazon Career Choice program are among the efforts to benefit adult and nontraditional students in their college educations.

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Class of 2022: Sabrina Sims follows in the footsteps of TV hero ‘Bones’

Forensic science major, a Navy veteran and former PI and correctional officer, studies ancestral remains from the East Marshall Street Well Project to help determine ancestry.

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Class of 2022: Graphic designer Monica Jimenez Sablich champions urban typography of Peru

Jimenez Sablich, a native of Peru, is studying the stories and details behind the distinctive style so that she can share it with others.

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Class of 2022: One conversation led to exciting research projects and ‘a new passion’

“I’m not sure that I’d even be the person I am today if I had not done this research. It changed my way of thinking,” said Steph Cull, who graduates in May.

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Class of 2021: Matthew Hussmann wants to focus on bringing positive change to communities

The real estate broker has long had a passion for building. Now, as a graduate of VCU’s urban and regional studies and planning program, he is looking at his career in a new way.

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Class of 2021: Laura Stevens is supporting pregnant and postpartum individuals through research

The graduating VCU Nursing student is working on several studies aimed at improving the mental health of those who are struggling during and immediately after their pregnancy.

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