2017 Projects

Rebels with a Cause: Building a RamNET: VCU Student Emergency Fund

The project’s mission is to establish a VCU Student Emergency Fund to support the well-being of students who face financial emergencies and to increase student retention and academic success. The fund will provide financial relief to students facing sudden and unexpected financial hardships that can impact their financial stability, academic success, and ability to remain enrolled and graduate. The project will support the work of student support services personnel administering the fund by providing a campus outreach plan to those who can recognize students in financial crises and refer them to the fund's administrators. The project will also support the work of development personnel who will raise money for the fund by providing a donor outreach plan.

Members
Brian Canaday
, Director of Technology, School of Pharmacy
Julie Gorlewski
, Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning, School of Education
Courtenay Leahman
, Assistant Professor, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology
Kimberly Lewis
, Community Outreach Manager, Virginia Coordinated Care
Hillary Miller
, Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian, VCU Libraries
Jaime Petrasek
, Grants and Contracts Program Manager, School of Social Work
Eileen Truax
, Contract Administrator, Physical Plant, Facilities Management

Sponsor
Kyle Dailey
, Associate Dean of Students, Division of Student Affairs

Quest for Distinction Theme
Theme I: Become a leader among national research universities in providing all students with high-quality learning/living experiences focused on inquiry, discovery and innovation in a global environment