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Join the Alumni Association for the SPCS Homecoming Party in the Red Zone as our Richmond Spiders take on the Stony Brook Seawolves! Open to the public.

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Three Perspectives on Anti-Semitism - November 7

Join the Osher Institute, the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond and the Weinstein Jewish Community Center for a panel discussion and conversation on anti-Semitism from local, regional/national and international perspectives.

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  • Cassada quoted on middle school teacher conferences

    Dr. Kate Cassada, assistant chair and associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies, is quoted in Sylvan Source blog in a post titled Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences: What to Know. Cassada encourages parents to attend their middle schooler’s parent-teacher conferences.

  • Shields co-authors report highlighting value of school diversity

    Dr. Tom Shields, SPCS associate dean and associate professor of education & leadership studies, has co-authored a report highlighting the value of school diversity. Written with scholars from VCU and the Virginia Housing Alliance, the report focuses on Richmond’s school rezoning efforts.

  • Spires publishes article on Hong Kong youth

    Dr. Bob Spires, assistant professor of education in SPCS, has published with two co-authors the article Generalized Self-Efficacy of Youth in the New Territories [of Hong Kong] in the Asian Studies & Development Studies journal.

  • Carpenter named officer on engagement committee

    Liza Carpenter, administrative coordinator in the Education department, has been named recording secretary as an officer on the A&S Staff Engagement Committee. In her role, Carpenter engages students, faculty and staff in Schools of Arts & Sciences and Professional & Continuing Studies.

  • Nielson interviewed about upcoming book release

    Dr. Erik Nielson, associate professor of liberal arts and assistant chair of the Master of Liberal Arts program, is interviewed in The Crime Report along with co-author Dr. Andrea Dennis about their upcoming book, Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics and Guilt in America.

  • Thornton #3 in top 100 ethical leadership Twitter accounts

    Linda Fisher Thornton (@leadingincontxt) ranks #3 in the Top 100 accounts on Ethical Leadership on Twitter according to Finster Data. Her book, 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership (@7lenses), is also on the list at #11.

  • Haggerty quoted in Style Weekly feature

    Dr. Abbi Haggerty, adjunct assistant professor of nonprofit studies and executive director of the Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (RPAA), is quoted in a Style Weekly feature on the impact of the RPAA in the ten years since the Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts opened.

  • Laing achieves CliftonStrengths Coach certification

    Kathy Laing, GC’08, GC’16, program manager for the Institute on Philanthropy at SPCS, has earned the designation of Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach for coaching individuals and groups using their CliftonStrengths.

  • Stern co-produces documentary film

    Garrett Stern, GC’18, senior program manager for professional education, is co-producer of The Seed Saver, a short documentary film released by ITVS’s Indie Lens Storycast. The film explores a young Korean-American farmer’s mission to save heritage seeds from her native Korea.

  • Roberts discusses latest book on Virginia This Morning Dan Roberts, professor of liberal arts, chair of the liberal arts program, and executive producer and host of A Moment in Time, discussed his bookMaster American History in 1 Minute a Day, on Virginia This Morning on CBS 6.

Alumni & Graduate News

  • Ernest Woodard, C'19, hired as systems developer for Henrico County

    Ernest Woodard, C’19, was recently hired following a Career Services-support job search as a Systems Developer II for Henrico County. Woodard, a retired Air Force veteran, earned a BSPS in Information Security and received the McDonald Davis Jr. Book Award with the highest GPA in the Information Systems program.

  • Nicole Arnold, GC'18, named assistant principal at Powhatan High School

    Nicole Arnold, GC’18, has been named assistant principal at Powhatan High School in Powhatan County Public Schools. Arnold earned a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies through SPCS.

  • Beverley Steele, GC'18, named assistant principal at Freeman High School

    Beverley Steele, GC’18, has been named assistant principal at Douglas S. Freeman High School in Henrico County Public Schools. Steele earned a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies through SPCS, and earned the Catherine S. Fisher Book Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies in May 2019.

  • Charlie Goad, GC'16, named associate principal at Longdale Elementary School

    Charlie Goad, GC’16, has been named associate principal at Longdale Elementary School in Henrico County Public Schools. Goad earned a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies through SPCS.

  • Chaz Barracks, '11, GC'16, named CFD Dissertation Fellow in at UR

    Chaz Barracks, ’11, GC’16, has been named CFD Dissertation Fellow in Rhetoric & Communication at UR for the 2019-20 academic year. The Consortium for Faculty Diversity supports doctoral students in completing dissertations through the Dissertation Fellowship. Barracks is earning a Ph.D. in VCU’s Media Art & Text interdisciplinary program.

  • Valerie Mooney, GC'18, named resource teacher at Harvie Elementary School

    Valerie Mooney, GC’18, has been named a resource teacher at Harvie Elementary School in Henrico County Public Schools. Mooney earned a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies through SPCS.

  • Grace Davis, GC'17, named mission impact & stewardship officer

    Grace Davis, GC’17, has been named Mission Impact and Stewardship Officer in the Richmond office of World Pediatric Project. Davis earned a Master of Nonprofit Studies (MNS) degree through SPCS. World Pediatric Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to heal critically ill children and build healthcare capacity in the world.

  • Chris Mazella, GC'18, named assistant principal at Fluvanna Middle School

    Chris Mazella, GC’18, has been named assistant principal at Fluvanna Middle School in Fluvanna County Public Schools. Mazella earned a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies through SPCS.

  • Emma Florek, '13 and GC'19, named teacher of the year in New Kent County

    Emma Florek, ’13 and GC’19, has been named New Kent County Public School’s Teacher of the Year for 2019. Florek teaches art at New Kent Middle School. She earned a B.A. in Studio Art with an Education minor in 2014, and earned a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction in August 2019.

  • Ashley Reynolds, GC'18, named assistant principal

    Ashley Reynolds, GC’18, has been named assistant principal at Central High School in King & Queen County Public Schools. Reynolds earned an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at SPCS and previously served as sixth-grade team leader at Chickahominy Middle School in Hanover County.

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Come visit us today at a couple of tech events!
At tonight’s SPCS Grad Education school safety panel discussion, panelists discussed a multidimensional approach to Virginia school safety reform including relationship building, safety skills and resources, legislation, funding, public discourse and support, and more.
Don't miss this school safety reform community conversation!

This Wednesday, October 16 at 6pm, @urichmond #SPCS hosts a School Safety Reform conversation.
Next Wednesday, October 16 at 6pm, SPCS hosts a public School Safety Reform conversation.
Combine your #PSL love w/ craft-brewed goodness at tomorrow's release of Pumpkin Spiced Latte Amber Ale at @threenotchdrva!
Don't miss next week's author talk & book signing with Virginia-based children’s author Maria Gianferrari.
Osher’s on fire!
Today we're at Thomas Nelson Community College's Historic Triangle Campus for today's College Transfer Fair.
The SPCS Beer Brewer Professional Certificate program is featured in the @RichmondMag Fall 2019 Virginia College Guide!
Our recent partnership with @virginia.tech to offer our program in Roanoke is highlighted, as is our program specialist, @bobbyfaithful.
#urbrewer #vacraftbeer #rvabeer #virginiacollegeguide #rva #spcs #urichmond
We're proud that our SPCS Paralegal Studies program has been named the top paralegal program in Richmond for the third consecutive year, according to the Virginia Lawyers Weekly annual Reader Rankings for 2019.
2019 marks the third year the Virginia Lawyers Weekly has published its Reader Rankings.

#spcs #spiderpride #paralegalstudies #urichmond #valawyersweekly
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#richmondmagazine #bestofrva #rva #spcs #urichmond #spiderpride @richmondmag 
Photo from Richmond Magazine by Jeff Saxman, lettering by Sarah Barton, special thanks to David Roberts.
Today we start the fall 2019 semester at @urichmond #SPCS!

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