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Elisabeth Wray speaking at podium
SPCS Commencement
Elisabeth Wray, Faculty Commencement Speaker

Elisabeth Wray, adjunct professor of liberal arts, was nominated by students to receive the Itzkowitz Family Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Award at the School of Professional & Continuing Studies 2024 Commencement Exercises on May 11, 2024.

Annette Ardler speaking at the podium
SPCS Commencement
Annette Ardler, C'01, Alumni Commencement Speaker

Annette Ardler, C’01, a 2001 graduate of the University of Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies, was nominated by members of the SPCS Alumni Association board of directors to receive the Gibb Family Distinguished Alumni Award at SPCS 2024 Commencement Exercises on May 11, 2024. 

Zariah Chiverton, Class of 2024 Student Commencement Speaker

Zariah Chiverton, ’22, graduating with a Master of Liberal Arts from the University of Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies, was selected by faculty to present remarks on behalf of graduating SPCS students at 2024 Commencement Exercises on May 11, 2024.

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Andrew Schoeneman
Schoeneman Presents VAIS Keynote

Andrew Schoeneman, associate professor and chair of nonprofit studies, gave the keynote address, titled Strengthening Communities, Building Movements & Facilitating Change: Independent Schools as Civil Society Organizations, at the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) Advancement Institute in Staunton.

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Lisa L. Micou
Micou Publishes Essay on K-12 Student Well-Being

Lisa Micou, SPCS adjunct associate professor of education, published an essay titled “Using Universal Screening to Improve Student Well-Being” in eSchool News, advocating an approach to well-being using a dual model resilience and risk framework that promotes early identification and prevention of risk factors.

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Ma'asehyahu Isra-Ul
Isra-Ul Leads Black Judaic Heritage Center Event

Ma’asehyahu Isra-Ul, SPCS adjunct assistant professor of education and founder of the Black Judaic Heritage Center, gives a talk titled Through The Spectacles of Ethiopia: Garveyism, Black Judaism and the Virginia Commonwealth at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture.

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Tom J. Shields
Shields Co-Authors A&S Next Case Study

Tom Shields, associate dean and chair of graduate education, with Emmy Ready, visiting lecturer of Latin American, Latino & Iberian studies, co-authored an A&S Next case study titled “Multilingual Student Success in Public Schools” examining issues of Latinx students’ graduation and retention rates in Richmond Public Schools. Alums Lyons Sanchezconcha, GC’23, Victoria Case Gochez, GC’22, and Jonathan Zur, ’03, collaborated on the project.

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