Robertson School alumna launches Spanish news platform for ABC 8 News

Apr 24, 2020
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Robertson School alumna Keyris Manzanares set goals early in her college journey and in her career. With less than one year of working as a digital content producer at ABC 8 (WRIC-TV) in Richmond, Manzanares launched a news platform in Spanish for the station’s Hispanic audience.


Dr. Guidry featured in COVID-19 discussion on CBS 6

Apr 23, 2020
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Dr. Jeanine Guidry, assistant professor in the public relations sequence of the Robertson School of Media and Culture and director of its Media+Health Lab, was featured on an expert panel with WTVR-CBS 6 today to answer questions about COVID-19 and cancer via Facebook Live.


PR students go on virtual agency tour with Charles Ryan Associates

Apr 23, 2020
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Moving classes online requires a bit of ingenuity, finesse and most of all creativity. When the right people come together, anything is possible. That's exactly what happened when Matt Isner and Matt Fidler, owners of Charles Ryan Associates, a multi-state communication firm with offices in Richmond, pulled together a virtual tour for Robertson School students in the public relations capstone course Agency after their in-person tour was cancelled due to social distancing protocols.


‘Once-in-a-lifetime student’ Kevin Nguyen embraces the strategic side of advertising

Apr 22, 2020
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Creating new and innovative events and connections is a mark that Kevin Nguyen, who graduates in May from the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture in the College of Humanities and Sciences with degrees in creative advertising and strategic advertising, leaves on Robertson's advertising program. When Nguyen took the reins of the student advertising club, activities increased and membership rose 270%.


Journalism senior Georgia Geen helped VCU’s student newspaper become one of the country’s best

Apr 21, 2020
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Georgia Geen has devoted her college experience to writing. She has spent four years at The Commonwealth Times student newspaper and will graduate from the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture in the College of Humanities and Sciences with a degree in mass communication. She will also earn a second bachelor’s in Spanish from the School of World Studies when she graduates in May.


Media+Health Lab research team wins International ABERJE Award

Apr 20, 2020
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A research team from the Media + Health Lab at Robertson School of Media and Culture won the International ABERJE Award from the International Public Relations Research Conference (IPRRC) last month.


Dr. Alkazemi honored with Presidential Award for Community Multicultural Enrichment

Apr 20, 2020
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Dr. Mariam Alkazemi, assistant professor in the public relations sequence of the Robertson School of Media and Culture, has been selected as the 2020 faculty recipient of the Presidential Award for Community Multicultural Enrichment (PACME) at VCU.


Advertising students win regional and local ADDY Awards

Apr 20, 2020
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Advertising students at the Robertson School of Media and Culture have won 11 ADDY Award of the American Advertising Federation. Guided by Professors Jay Adams and Marcel Jennings, the students won a Gold and a Silver ADDY Award at the AAF District 3 competition (North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia).


From none to done: CreateAthon@VCU resumes virtually after abrupt cancelation due to COVID-19

Apr 17, 2020
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The excitement around celebrating 13 years of the signature CreateAthon@VCU turned into frustration and uncertainty when the COVID-19 outbreak forced the Robertson School to cancel the event. But the ingenuity and tenacity of professors and students led them to develop a historic alternative, the first virtual CreateAthon.


Robertson School senior helps to send medical supplies to those in need

Apr 16, 2020
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Every Friday for the past four years, Virginia Commonwealth University students volunteering with the student organization United2Heal have been sorting through surplus medical supplies collected from local hospitals and clinics.

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