We Love our Alumni to the Moon and Back

While students are here, they have the support of 3,000 students and faculty who will be there for you through thick and thin; tough critiques to artistic breakthroughs. But once you leave, you’ll be joining a network of 25,000 alumni who are there for inspiration, support and guidance.

After graduating from VCUarts, you can do anything. Here is just a small sample of what our alumni are doing after their time at VCUarts.

Jimi Herd, Art Education, B.F.A. ‘06, M.F.A. ’16, art teacher, Swift Creek Elementary
Kaelne Koorn, Art History, B.A. ’15, Fulbright Scholar
Laina Kaffenberger, Cinema, B.A. ’10, Art Director, Buzzfeed
Nash Dunnigan, Communication Arts, B.F.A. ‘91, art director, “The Peanuts Movie” and “Ice Age: Continental Drift”
Matthew Phillips Williams, Craft/Material Studies, B.F.A. ‘07, furniture designer
Donna Vaughn, Dance + Choreography, B.F.A. ’09, Broadway performer and dancer
Jayanta Jenkins, Fashion, Creative Director, Twitter
Karla Mickens, Graphic Design, B.F.A. ‘09, Product Designer, Facebook
Brittney Weiss, Interior Design, B.F.A. ’13, Design Manager, Hilton Worldwide
Corey Gunewald, Kinetic Imaging, Senior User Interface Engineer, Netflix
Victor Goines, Music, M.M. 90, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Lauren Pleveich, Painting + Printmaking, UX Strategist, IBM Interactive Experience
Allison Bills, Photography + Film, B.F.A. ’16, digital imaging specialist, NASA
Stephen Miguel Decker, Sculpture + Extended Media, B.F.A. ’09, artist and media producer
Frank Alfano Jr., B.F.A. ’08, Theatre, stunt performer “Daredevil,” “Gotham” and “Orange is the New Black”

If you’re interested in learning more about VCUarts, schedule a time to visit campus and get a tour with one of our awesome student tour guides. If you’re an alumnus/a and would like to let us know what you’re doing, head over to our Where Are You Now page and tell us all about it.

Image: Allison Bills at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Provided by Bills.


November 11, 2016