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07/12/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/12/2018 11:07

VCU Alumni changes regional chapter names to reflect broader inclusive commitment

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The VCU Alumni RVA GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) and DMV GOLD chapters have changed their names to Richmond Chapter and DMV Chapter, respectively. The name changes reflect VCU Alumni's broader commitment to be more inclusive of all alumni in geographical regions and to shape the future of alumni engagement.

'The new chapter names allow us to emphasize that all graduates from VCU are welcome in the Richmond and DMV geographic alumni chapters, with the goal of engaging alumni across all age groups and improving the quality of programming,' said Joshua Hiscock, associate vice president for alumni relations. 'As a university that provides a climate of inclusion, we are committed to delivering an inclusive alumni experience that will help connect all alumni no matter when they graduated.'

The VCU Alumni Richmond and DMV chapters bring alumni together to provide local programs and events, such as industry networking, mentorship and community service activities. The Richmond Chapter serves more than 70,000 alumni in metro Richmond and the DMV Chapter serves more than 30,000 alumni in Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland.