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Degree-seeking students starting in Spring 2019 are invited to attend New Student Orientation on January 9, 2019!

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Registration for Spring 2019 professional education and lifelong learning classes in the Think Again catalog is now open!

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Spring 2019 Degree Program Registration Now Open

Spring 2019 degree program classes are now available for registration in BannerWeb. Review the schedule for details, then access BannerWeb to register.

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SPCS Strategic Plan Implementation Update

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Faculty & Staff Updates

  • Nielson quoted in NBC News article

    SPCS associate professor of liberal arts Erik Nielson is quoted in a NBC News article on the rise of emo rap to national prominence. Nielson identifies in emo rap lyrics the timeless messages of “angst, frustration, powerlessness” found in emo rock and in work by Tupac, Kid Cudi and Geto Boys.

  • Spires' article featured in podcast

    SPCS assistant professor of education Bob Spires, whose research interests include social justice-related issues impacting teacher training, is featured in an episode of Podcasts@Boatwright discussing a recent article published in Youth Voice Journal.

  • Kuti presents at WIDA Conference

    SPCS professor of graduate education Laura Kuti, assistant chair of teacher education & English language learner (ELL) specialist, presented on elementary reading assessment & ELL at the 2018 WIDA Conference in Detroit.

  • 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.

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  • Tracey Zaval, GC'17, named 2018 Social Studies Teacher of the Year

    Tracey Zaval, GC’17, has been named the 2018 Outstanding Middle School Level Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the National Council on the Social Studies (NCSS). The award was announced at the NCSS Annual Conference, where Zaval led a session titled “Tonight in the Classroom — Incorporating The Tonight Show’s Games Into Your Classroom.”

  • Bianca Spurlock, GC'12, named emerging leader by national library association

    Bianca Spurlock, GC’12, has been selected as one of two participants sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) in the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2019 Emerging Leaders program. Spurlock earned a Master of Liberal Arts and now works as the middle and upper school librarian at St. Catherine’s School.

  • Jimmy Comer, GC'17, featured for good work in the RVA community in Boomer magaine

    Jimmy Comer, GC’17, is recognized for “working behind the scenes for good in the RVA community” in an article titled Jimmy Comer: A One-Man Band in the October-November 2018 edition of Boomer magazine. Comer earned a Master of Liberal Arts degree in 2017.

  • Monica Jefferson, GC'18, featured decision maker in Richmond Times-Dispatch

    Monica L. Jefferson, GC’18, is featured as a Decision Maker in the October 21, 2018, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch Metro Business section. Jefferson earned a Master of Nonprofit Studies degree in 2018.

  • 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.

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