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Fall 2020 Registration for Degree Program Classes Opens July 15

The schedule of fall 2020 degree program classes is now available for viewing and planning. Registration will open on July 15 at 9 a.m.

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Information & Updates

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re continuing to update SPCS-specific guidance. Fall 2020 degree program classes will be offered online or as in-class/online hybrids following a modified academic calendar. Follow the link for details.

Offices Closed July 3 & 6 for Independence Day

SPCS offices are closed to celebrate Independence Day on Friday, July 3 and Monday, July 6. Although offices are closed, classes remain in session on both dates.

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Faculty & Staff News

  • Roberts named chair of statewide school attorneys council

    Wendell C. Roberts, adjunct associate professor of education, has been elected chair of the Virginia Council of School Attorneys (VCOSA). The council is an affiliate of the National Council of School Attorneys and the only statewide organization for attorneys who represent public K-12 school boards.

  • Shelton a featured expert on gig work & employment

    Becca Shelton, Career Services advisor for SPCS and MBA students and University alumni, is a featured expert commenting on gig work and employment in a Credit Donkey post, Online Jobs for Teens.

  • Spires, Datta publish journal article

    Dr. Bob Spires, Associate Professor of Education, and Dr. Monti Datta, Associate Professor of Political Science, have published an article about their experience leading students in last summer’s Encompass Southeast Asia short-term study abroad experience, in the teaching resource journal Education about Asia.

  • Lee appointed to citizens' advisory council

    Dr. Lauranett Lee, SPCS adjunct professor of liberal arts and visiting lecturer in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, has been appointed by Governor Ralph Northam to join the Citizens’ Advisory Council on Furnishing and Interpreting the Executive Mansion. The announcement was released May 1 and included in a list of recent gubernatorial appointments.

  • Mew published in Information Systems journal

    Dr. Lionel Mew, assistant professor and program chair of information systems, recently published Designing and Implementing an Undergraduate Data Analytics Program for Non-Traditional Students in the Information Systems Education Journal.

  • Thornton a featured expert in COVID-19 jobs report

    Linda Fisher Thornton, SPCS adjunct associate professor of HR Management and CEO of Leading in Context, LLC, is a featured expert commenting on unemployment rates and claims in a WalletHub report, Cities with the Biggest Growth in Unemployment Due to COVID-19.

  • Shelton offers job search tips

    Becca Shelton, SPCS and alumni career advisor and assistant director of career services, offers 5 job search tips to those seeking a job during the global pandemic in How To Find A Job In A Global Pandemic on The Girlfriend from AARP

  • Shields featured on Academic Minute

    Dr. Tom Shields, associate dean and associate professor of education and leadership studies, discusses the benefits of school rezoning on The Academic Minute, part of a weeklong Jepson Takeover featuring a different Jepson School of Leadership Studies professor each day.

  • Scharf co-authors Style Weekly op-ed

    Dr. Adria Scharf, adjunct assistant professor of nonprofit studies, co-authored a Style Weekly op-ed titled “Pulling Together” that urges local leaders to “step up to the plate with a bold, practical and inclusive vision for our city’s future” in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Authored with Dr. Thad Williamson, associate professor in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies.

  • Roberts interviewed on Virginia This Morning

    Dr. Dan Roberts, chair of the liberal arts program and host of A Moment in Time, shares insights about the history of world pandemics and the importance of physical separation in an interview on CBS 6’s Virginia This Morning show.

Alumni & Graduate News

  • Tiawana Giles, GC'14, GW Carver principal, highlights school & students' resilience

    Tiawana Giles, GC’14, principal of G.W. Carver Elementary in Richmond Public Schools, is quoted in Richmond Times-Dispatch coverage of Carver’s graduation parade and ongoing work of its teachers, staff and volunteers to support students through pandemic isolation and unrest in the city. Giles earned a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies in 2014.

  • Cindy Trask, GC'12, named head of St. Catherine's School

    Cindy L. Trask, GC’12, has been named head of school at St. Catherine’s School effective with the 2021-2022 school year. Trask returns to St. Catherine’s from serving most recently as director of upper school at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta. She worked at St. Catherine’s from 2008-2013; during her tenure, she held several leadership roles. She earned a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at SPCS in 2012.

  • Orly Lewis, C'99, named CEO of Weinstein JCC

    Orly Lewis, C’99, was named Chief Executive Officer of the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center (JCC) effective April 1, 2020. Lewis earned a bachelor’s degree in HR Management through the school. She serves as the tenth CEO in the JCC’s history and the first woman named to this leadership position.

  • Jimmy Comer, GC'17, shares challenges facing businesses during COVID-19 outbreak

    Jimmy Comer, GC’17, co-owner of RBI Services in Hanover County, discusses the impact of responses to the COVID-19 outbreak on local small business owners in a CBS6 News story, Small Business Owners Face Barriers in Applying for Government Loans. Comer earned a Master of Liberal Arts degree in 2017 through SPCS. 

  • Kelly Maiden, C'18, named Beginning Teacher of the Year

    Kelly Maiden, C’18, was named Beginning Teacher of the Year at Beaverdam Elementary School in Hanover County Public Schools. Maiden earned elementary teacher licensure in 2018 while completing a BA in liberal arts and a concentration in elementary education.

  • Jerry Thornton, Bryant's Small Batch Cider owner, recognized by Gov. Northam

    Jerry Thornton, 2018 graduate of the Richmond-area Beer Brewer Professional Certificate and owner of Bryant’s Small Batch Cider, has been recognized by Governor Ralph Northam for plans to open a new hard cider production facility and tasting room in the City of Richmond’s historic Shockoe Bottom neighborhood. The cidery will revitalize a historic commercial building and plans to plant several apple trees on site.

  • SPCS grads active on pro teams highlighted in UR Magazine

    SPCS graduates are included among Spiders active on pro sports teams in the University of Richmond Magazine. Jonathan de Marte, ’15 and GC’17, who earned his bachelor’s degree at Richmond and his Master of HR Management in SPCS, plays baseball for the York Revolution in the professional Atlantic League. Tyler Plantier, GC’19, who earned a Master of HR Management in SPCS, plays baseball for the Boise Hawks, minor league affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.

  • Kendyl Crawley Crawford, GC'18, featured in UR Magazine

    Kendyl Crawley Crawford, GC’18, is profiled in a brief titled In Pursuit of Justice for All in the Winter 2020 edition of University of Richmond Magazine. Crawley Crawford earned a Master of Nonprofit Studies degree and serves as director of Virginia Interfaith Power & Light, a faith-based group dedicated to organizing statewide efforts surrounding climate change and environmental justice.

  • Late John Miers, C'13, honored by NMSU with memorial scholarship

    The late John Miers, C’13, an SPCS Weekend College graduate inspired by his learning experience to become a research librarian, has been honored by New Mexico State University with a new scholarship in his name. The John & Teresa Miers Current Use Scholarship honors Miers’ dedication to continual learning, supporting students who have returned to university studies after a gap in their education.

  • LeKiesha White, GC'19, describes teaching experience in published book

    LeKiesha White, GC’19, shared her experience using project-based learning to teach biology to English learners (EL) in a book published by ASCD. The book, Team Up, Speak Up, Fire Up! brings together research, best practices, and voices from educators to help teachers support ELs and their families. White earned an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies in 2019 and teaches in Chesterfield County.

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