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Alumni — whether you call yourself a graduate of a degree or academic certificate program from the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the School of Continuing Studies or University College — you are the pride and joy of the School.

We brag on you and your accomplishments whenever we have the opportunity to do so, and we expect excellence, achievement and engagement as you take your degree into your personal and professional worlds.

SPCS Alumni Association

We welcome you to continue your engagment with alma mater and encourage your active participation in the SPCS Alumni Association!

One of most important actions you can take as a graduate is activating your UROnline account. Activating your account enables you to stay connected to your classmates and the school, and to appear in the Alumni Directory. Take a few minutes to ensure your account is up-to-date.

The Alumni Association’s mission is to encourage alumni participation that benefits students and the University of Richmond by promoting scholarship and providing opportunities for service and fellowship. The Association is governed by its Bylaws and led by its Board of Directors, which supports the School’s alumni and serves as an ambassador of the School and University throughout the Richmond community.

If you’d like to get involved on the Board of Directors, read the position description and submit a nomination. Self nominations are welcome.

UR Alumni Association

As a graduate of the University of Richmond, you are also a member of the UR Alumni Association. The SPCS Alumni Association has official representation on the UR Alumni Association board. SPCS degree-program graduates are eligible for all UR Alumni Association benefits and activities, and are eligible to join the Greater Richmond Spiders regional alumni group.

Alumni Benefits

In addition to the benefits of membership in the UR Alumni Association, SPCS alumni enjoy the following benefits:

Alumni Directory

Graduates from SPCS have access to the SPCS Alumni Directory through UROnline. Access requires creating an account on UROnline, which can be done using any email address or using a social media account profile. You have the option to opt in or opt out of the directory, and to select which profile information to make visible in the directory. Note: It may take up to two business days to verify accounts.

Opting out of the directory listing does not prohibit your access to the directory, but a valid UROnline account is required for access. The directory is not available to the general public.

Continuing Connections

SPCS alumni receive notifications of the release of the Dean’s update, Continuing Connections, each semester. Continuing Connections features stories about SPCS graduates, faculty, staff, and students, along with updates on the School’s Strategic Plan and campus news and information. Since most SPCS alumni remain in the greater Richmond region, events and activities offered by SPCS are also highlighted in the update.

CompTIA Certification Exam and CertMaster Discount

The University of Richmond is a CompTIA Authorized Academy Partner. Our partnership enables us to offer preferred academic pricing on CompTIA certification exams and CertMaster.

  • To purchase a discounted exam voucher or CertMaster at the preferred academic pricing, visit the CompTIA Academic Marketplace at academic.compTIAstore.com and use your @richmond.edu email address to create an account (My Account > New Customers).
  • Alumni who have not yet activated their @richmond.edu email address should visit the Alumni SSO Credential Service at https://wwws.richmond.edu/alumni to set up their email address.
  • This discount is available to current UR students, faculty, and staff along with alumni. To take advantage of this discount, you must use your @richmond.edu email address.

Email for Life

Once you graduate, you may continue to use your University of Richmond email address. However, you must activate this benefit. Note: These instructions do not apply to active UR faculty and staff who have earned degrees through UR. Faculty and staff continue using their existing accounts.

  1. Visit the Alumni SSO (Single Sign-On) Credential Service page: https://wwws.richmond.edu/alumni
  2. Enter your SSO credentials (username and password).
    1. Your username could be your your UR NetID, UR ID or any valid email address on file with UR.
    2. Your password is same password that you used as a student to access network resources.
  3. If you don’t have SSO credentials, try the SSO Credential Self-Service portal (link on the SSO Credential Service page)
  4. Once logged in, follow the prompts to activate your email for life.

If you have questions, contact the alumni SSO support line at (866) 998-0010 or (804) 484-1477.

Tuition Discounts

University of Richmond alumni who have earned a certificate, associate degree, baccalaureate degree, post-baccalaureate certificate, graduate certificate, master’s degree or juris doctorate are eligible for the following alumni discounts:

  • Degree Programs — 50% discount on tuition for undergraduate credit courses. Eligible alumni may apply this discount on one course (not to exceed 3 semester hours credit) per academic year (fall, spring and summer inclusive), except for courses that are already discounted. This discount applies to all degree programs except Teacher Licensure and graduate SPCS programs. Alumni who wish to utilize this discount must be registered by SPCS staff and should contact the School of Professional & Continuing Studies at (804) 287-6572 for further instructions.
  • Non-Degree Programs — 25% discount on one course per semester as listed in the Think Again catalog, with the exception of certificate programs, travel programs, conferences, membership fees, and certain classes involving partnerships and application fees. Eligible programs include the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Institute on Philanthropy. Alumni who wish to utilize this discount must be registered by SPCS staff and should contact the School of Professional & Continuing Studies at (804) 287-6676 for further instructions.

SPCS Alumni Association
Board of Directors — Officers

Robert Reed, C’13
President
robert.reed@richmond.edu

Margaret A. Dalton, C’12
VP, Outreach & Communications
margaret.dalton@richmond.edu 

Tammy Fox, C’13
VP, Planning & Operations
rttenb@verizon.net 

Jason Martin, C’13
Secretary
jason.martin@richmond.edu 

Sandy Benoit, GC’16
Treasurer
sbenoit@richmond.edu

Eric Beatty, ’01, GC’12
Past President
ebeatty@richmond.edu

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Alumni & Graduate News

  • 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.

  • Pleshette Bowens, C'16, accepted to graduate program

    Pleshette Bowens, C’17, member of the last Danville Weekend College graduating class, has been accepted into the Master of Nonprofit Leadership Studies program at Lynchburg College and will start coursework in the summer. Bowens notes she is “meant to live a life of service” and believes this program will help her “do it most effectively.”

  • David Johns, IOP grad & Ferrum president, featured in Roanoke Times

    Dr. David Johns, who earned a Fund Development certificate from the University of Richmond Institute on Philanthropy, was featured in a March 19, 2018, Roanoke Times article, New Ferrum President Takes a Big Picture View of Running a Small College.

  • Nicole Hood, GC'15, named director at The Bryn Mawr School

    Dr. Nicole G. Hood, GC’15, has been named to the position of Upper School Director at The Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore effective July 1, 2018. Hood earned a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the School of Professional & Continuing Studies.

  • Ruby Decker, GC'15, earns grant for school

    Ruby M. Decker, GC’15, who earned her Graduate Certificate in Teacher Licensure Preparation at SPCS, applied for and received a Crayola-funded Champion Creatively Alive Children grant for the school where she teaches, Montpelier Elementary School in Prince George’s County, Maryland. 

  • David Johns, IOP graduate, named Ferrum College president

    Dr. David Johns, who earned a Fund Development certificate from the University of Richmond Institute on Philanthropy last summer to help prepare himself for a higher education leadership position, has been named the 12th president of Ferrum College in Ferrum, Virginia, effective January 1, 2018.

  • Manyang Kher, C'17

    To raise money for the Sudanese refugee crisis, Manyang Kher, C’17, a Sudanese refugee himself, started his own coffee company last year called 734 Coffee, named for the Gambela region where they source their coffee beans. Read more on Spider Pride.

Recent Events

SPCS Alumni Reception - Reunion 2018
SPCS Alumni Reception held June 1, 2018, among University of Richmond Reunion 2018 events
Bring on the Brew Social - Spring 2018

SPCS Alumni Association-sponsored Spring 2018 social event for the SPCS community at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

SPCS Homecoming Tailgate Party 2017

SPCS Alumni Association and Student Government Association sponsored Homecoming tailgate party for the SPCS community

Bring on the Brew Social

SPCS Alumni Association-sponsored social event for the SPCS community at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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