Hispanic Heritage Month: A discussion with Anna Escobedo Cabral

September 16, 2015

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Sacred Heart Center and VCU are pleased to present a discussion with Anna Escobedo Cabral, 42nd treasurer of the United States and the highest-ranking Latina in the George W. Bush administration. Presented by the VCU Global Education Office, Division of Community Engagement, Division for Inclusive Excellence, and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, this two day event takes place at VCU on September 16, 2015 and, en Espanol, on September 17, 2015 at the Sacred Heart Center. Read more Get Adobe Reader.

2015 Annual PACME Celebration

October 1, 2015

Members of VCU faculty, staff, students, and administration, were recognized on April 15 at the 2015 annual Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment (PACME) ceremony for their significant contributions toward enhancing VCU’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and excellence. With special guest speaker, Jonathan Zur, president and CEO of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, PACME honorees were joined by members of the university community, their families, and guests.

Congratulations to the 2015 PACME honorees: Ashley F. Akers, University Student Commons and Activities, Division of Student Affairs (staff award); Dr. Rosalie Corona, Department of Psychology, College of Humanities and Sciences (faculty award), Dr. Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves, School of Education and, School of Engineering (faculty and Riese-Melton awards); Ali R. Salman, Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering (student award); and Beverly A. Walker, University Student Commons and Activities (administrator award).

The PACME awards represent VCU’s core mission and culture of fostering a climate of excellence, diversity, and inclusiveness, for everyone. Thank you to all of our university members who go that extra mile in promoting this mission.

For award criteria and other information, visit our PACME website page.

The CEO In You

April 22, 2015

This is a flash (speed networking) event that provides secondary, post-secondary, and graduate female students with the opportunity to network with relevant women professionals, academics, practitioners and senior leaders from VCU and the Richmond community, according to your preferences. Gain new knowledge. Establish new connections. Build new relationships. Join us on April 22, 2015, for this exciting high-impact event to enhance your networking opportunities. Space is limited, so sign up early at:

Healing History: Memory, Legacy and Social Change International Conference

April 8, 2015

This global conversation will convene scholars, grassroots activists, educators, leaders of racial justice organizations, and representatives from business and government across the United States and internationally. Conference sessions will be held in multiple VCU campus locations from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Registration is required; visit the registration site at: For information on this and other Inclusive Excellence events and initiatives, please view our Calendar of Events.

Dr. Gerald Horne, Presentation and Book Signing: The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America

April 9, 2015

Join Dr. Gerald Horne, Professor and Chair of African American Studies at the University of Houston on Thursday, April 9 at 4:00 p.m. in Richmond Salon III, University Student Commons. Dr. Horne is the author of more than 30 books and over 100 scholarly articles and reviews. His research addresses issues of racism in a variety of areas including labor, politics, civil rights, and international relations. This event is open to all. For information on this and other Inclusive Excellence events and initiatives, please view our Calendar of Events.

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