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SPCS Kindred Spirit Celebration

We've rescheduled the SPCS Kindred Spirit Celebration for Thursday, November 8 — come join us for networking and fun to raise funds for SPCS scholarships! Tickets are still available: tickets purchased for the original date will be honored on November 8!

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Graduate Education Newsletter Now Available

Read the latest edition (Fall 2018) of the Graduate Education eNewsletter online. Includes stories about students, faculty, staff & alumn!

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Registration for Fall Think Again Classes Now Open!

Fall 2018 Think Again classes are now available for registration! Over 170 classes, plus several certification programs, are available for registration.

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Osher Class Registration for Fall Now Open!

Online registration for fall 2018 classes and events offered by the Osher Institute is now open! Members may follow the link to access the member portal and log into their accounts.

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Fall Degree Program Classes at SPCS

The SPCS add/drop period for degree-seekings students runs August 27–September 1. Add or drop classes via BannerWeb, and be sure to let your advisor know what you’re doing!

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SPCS Strategic Plan Implementation Update

Provides an implementation update as of Spring 2018 that addresses goals 2 and 3 of the Strategic Plan.Read the Update

Faculty & Staff Updates

  • Laing represents UR at inauguration

    Kathy Laing, GC’16, manager of the UR Institute on Philanthropy, represented University of Richmond at the inauguration ceremony for Ferrum College’s 12th president, Dr. David J. Johns, on October 19, 2018.

  • Cassada named CLE director

    SPCS professor of education Kate Cassada, assistant chair of the Educational Leadership & Policy Studies program, has been named director of the Center for Leadership in Education (CLE), following former director Tom Shields’ appointment as SPCS associate dean.

  • Jackson named coordinator of leadership academy

    Dr. Dana Jackson has been named part-time coordinator of the Next Generation Leadership Academy (NGLA), a school leader training program of the University’s Center for Leadership in Education.

  • Cassada named SPCS Distinguished Educator

    Professor of education Kate Cassada, assistant chair for graduate educational leadership & policy studies, has been awarded the University of Richmond Distinguished Educator Award in the School of Professional & Continuing Studies for 2018.

  • Shields profiled in RTD

    Professor of education Tom Shields, SPCS associate dean for academic & student affairs & chair of graduate education, is profiled in the Richmond Times-Dispatch — Getting to Know: Thomas J. Shields with the University of Richmond.

  • Madden completes Trans Am Bike Race

    Ben Madden, History of Craft Brewing instructor in the SPCS Beer Brewer Professional Certificate program, was featured in a Richmond Times-Dispatch column by Bill Lohmann for completing the 4,300-mile Trans Am Bike Race from Astoria, Ore. to Yorktown, Va.

  • Eakin Award

    Religious studies professor and master of liberal arts program chair Frank Eakin was awarded an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who, a publisher of biographical profiles.

  • Shelton advises career switchers

    Assistant director of career services Becca Shelton offers career advice in a TalentCulture post titled 5 Ugly Myths About Changing Career in Your 30s. Shelton serves working professionals including SPCS students and UR alumni as a career advisor.

  • Nielson pens NY Times op-ed

    SPCS associate professor and assistant chair of liberal arts Erik Nielson published an op-ed in the New York Times titled If We Silence Hate Speech, Will We Silence Resistance?

  • Hocutt presents research at SIGDOC

    SPCS web manager and adjunct professor of liberal arts Daniel Hocutt presented doctoral research titled “Rethinking Users: UX Design for Posthuman Cyborgs” at the 2018 ACM Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (SIGDOC) conference in Milwaukee.

Alumni & Graduate Updates

  • George Fohl, GC'17, named Chesterfield County gifted coordinator

    George Fohl, GC’17, has been named Gifted Education Coordinator for Chesterfield County Public Schools. Fohl completed the post-master’s certificate in educational leadership & policy studies in December 2017.

  • Peggy Boon, GC'17, named principal of Bishop Sullivan High School

    Peggy Boon, GC’17, has been named principal of Bishop Sullivan High School in Virginia Beach, Va. Prior to this appointment, Boon served as Dean of Faculty and Academics at Saint Gertrude High School in Richmond. She earned a M.Ed. in educational leadership & policy studies at SPCS.

  • Padraic Hampton, GC'18, named lead teacher

    Padraic Hampton, GC,’18, who earned a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies in May 2018, has established and will serve as Lead Teacher for the Swansboro Elementary School 5th Grade Success Academy. The Academy supports academic achievement of students as they transition to middle school. Hampton was also named the 2018 Teacher of the Year for Swansboro Elementary School.

  • Manyang Kher, C'14, lauded for sustainable development

    Manyang Reath Kher, C’14, is recognized by the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) for establishing 734 Coffee, a Richmond-based impact-focused business that supports a scholarship program for Sudanese children and employs over 100 people.

  • Brittany Schaal, GC'16, hired as risk manager at Capital One

    Brittany Schaal, GC’16, has been hired as Risk Manager, Crisis Management with Capital One. Schaal has served as the University’s Director of Emergency Management, completing her service on August 17, 2018. Schael earned a Master of Nonprofit Studies through SPCS.

  • Eric Beatty, '01, GC'12, earns promotion

    Eric Beatty, ’01, GC’12, Past-President of the SPCS Alumni Association Board of Directors, has been promoted to Police Captain in the University of Richmond Police Department. The promotion was earned July 23, 2018.

  • Stephen Story, C'86, C'91, featured in RTD story

    Stephen Story, C’86, C’91, president of James River Transportation, is featured in a Richmond Times-Dispatch article titled James River Transportation Trying to Stay Ahead of the Curve; Exploring New Possibilities including Driverless Vehicles, which highlights the companies local origins and focus on rider experience.

  • Mollie Brooks, GC'17, publishes paper in VA Engage Journal

    Mollie Brooks, GC’17, has published a research study titled Beyond the Buzzword: Examining Collective Impact as a Framework for Cross-Sector Collaboration in the Spring 2018 issue of VA Engage Journal. Brooks is an August 2017 SPCS graduate who earned a Master of Nonprofit Studies degree.

  • Alumni association announces new directors & officers for 2018-19

    The SPCS Alumni Association Board of Directors has announced incoming directors and officers for the 2018-19 academic year. Terms for directors and officers begin May 15, 2018. Congratulations to new board members and heartfelt thanks to those whose terms end in May!

  • Margaret Dalton, C'12, earns promotion with Henrico Schools

    Margaret A. Dalton, C’12, member of the SPCS Alumni Association Board of Directors and secretary to the Association, has been promoted to Information Technology Manager and Systems Engineer in the Henrico County Public Schools technology department.

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