Honors Students Present at VCU 50: Commemorating History Symposium
November 30, 2018

On Friday, November 30, VCU celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Medical College of Virginia merging with the Richmond Professional Institute. Centered around the theme Commemorating History: Challenges and Opportunities, this symposium featured a mix of panels, research poster presentations, and talks by various members of the VCU and VCU Health communities.

Multiple students from the Honors College presented in this day-long symposium. Representing Auctus: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creativity, Auctus members Amita Rao and Devina Thapa presented a poster created by Caitlin Cain and Michelle Nguyen, who serve as co-editors-in-chief of the journal. Anna Marie Rodriguez exhibited a poster on VCU's institutional efforts to combat local food insecurity, and Emily Furlich discussed the topic of student advocacy for LGBTQ+ issues at VCU.

Additionally, Bijal Rajput, Brenna Davis, Joy Ma, Madeline Doane, Matthew Helton, Neha Pondicherry, Phong Truong, Renee Beck, and Wyatt Booth—all of whom comprised the Humans of RVA & VCU pilot group—presented on their experience with the course and the Humans of RVA & VCU program. Following the presentation, they held an in-depth discussion about their topic, which centered on community in the RVA and VCU area.

Caitlin Cain & Michelle Nguyen at VCU 50

Auctus: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

[Featured in this photo, left to right-Amita Rao, Devina Thapa]

Emily presents at VCU 50

A Condensed History of Student Advocacy for LGBTQ+ Issues at VCU

[Featured in this photo-Emily Furlich]

HoRVA pilot students present at VCU 50

Humans of RVA and VCU: Learning from and with the Richmond Community

[Featured in this photo, left to right-Madeline Doane, Bijal Rajput, Brenna Davis]