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Isaiah Bigelow, GC’24, signs with team in Hungary’s top division
Isaiah ‘Zae’ Bigelow, GC’24, has signed to play professional basketball for Zalakeramia ZTE KK in Hungary’s top division. He earned his Master of Liberal Arts degree from Richmond after two seasons with the Spiders. He and fellow alum, Andre Gustavson, ’22 (pictured at right with Bigelow), were coach Chris Mooney’s 30th and 31st players to turn pro.
Lou Baker, GC’24, named to A-10 all-academic team
Lou Baker, GC’24, was one of five golfers named to the Atlantic 10’s All-Academic Men’s Golf Team. Baker earned his Master of Liberal Arts degree while competing for the Spiders this season. This is his second All-Academic A-10 selection, along with 2021.
Deep in Data
Chris Chmura, adjunct assistant professor of HR management and co-founder of Chmura Economics and Analytics, is featured in this Richmond Times-Dispatch Metro Business article.

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Bob Spires
Spires Interviewed on Teach & Tell Podcast

Bob Spires, associate professor of education, was the featured guest on episode 31 of the Teach & Tell podcast. Host Mike Raymer talks with Spires about encouraging students who “always wanted to be a teacher” and finding ways to promote the upside of being a teacher.

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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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